Northrop, Orme say ‘I do’

Published 1:10 am Saturday, April 9, 2016


A celebration of Christian marriage uniting Laura Northrop and William Orme was held on Sat., Feb. 13, 2016, at four o’clock in the afternoon at The Neighborhood Church in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Patricia Reeves Northrop and the late Mr. Tommy Northrop of Opp. Her maternal grandparents were the late Mr. W.C. and Mrs. Fleeta Teate and her paternal grandparents were the late Mr. Clyde and Mrs. Inez Gunter Northrop.

The groom is the son of Mr. Bill Orme of Granite Bay, California, and Mrs. Patricia Jean Lewis Orme of Laguna Beach, Calif. His maternal grandparents are Mr. Herb and Mrs. Irene Lewis. His paternal grandparents are the late Mr. Eric and Mrs. Patricia Orme.

Mr. Joseph Leroy McMath Jr., uncle of the bride, escorted his niece. Mrs. Cheri Northrop Hennessey, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Ms. Christy Northrop Younce, sister of the bride; Mrs. Melanie Gwyn Northrop, sister of the bride; Mrs. Caroline Johnson Lee, friend of the bride; and Ms. Hart Katherine Wylie, friend of the bride. Flower girls were Miss Haydon Lewis, cousin of the groom, and Miss Juliana Selah Burns, niece of the groom.

Mr. Rodrigo de la Sotta, friend of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were friends of the groom – Mr. Tucker Hill, Mr. Craig Burton, Mr. Daniel St. Clair, and Mr. Jordan Lindh.

Mr. Michael Moorhead was the officiant and the Rev. Dr. Clyde M. Northrop, uncle of the bride, read scripture. Musicians included Mr. Oliver Walton, cello; Mr. Ben Mason, piano; and Mrs. Rebecca Thompson Ogle, organist.

The music for the ceremony included “Bach Cello Suite Number One” during the seating of the parents and grandparents. “Be Thou My Vision” was played during the procession of the wedding party. “Before the Throne of God Above” was played as the bride, escorted by her uncle, entered the sanctuary. “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” followed the exchange of wedding vows and rings. The recessional song, “Praise to the Lord the Almighty,” was followed by the postlude, “In Christ Alone.”

Following the wedding ceremony, a dinner was held at the Portofino Hotel and Marina Bayside Ballroom in Redondo Beach, Calif.

The couple is presently residing in Long Beach, Calif.

They will be moving to Houston in July where William Orme will complete his pre-doctoral psychology internship at the Menninger Clinic of the Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Laura Melissa Northrop is a clinical psychology fellow at the Veterans Administration Long Beach Health Care System in Long Beach, Calif.

She has a bachelor of arts in human development from Samford University in Birmingham.

She has a masters of arts in marriage and family therapy from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Miss.

In addition, she has a master of arts and doctorate in clinical psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology from Biola University in La Mirada, Calif.

William Orme is a doctorial candidate in clinical psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology in La Mirada, Calif.

He also works part-time as an engineer with Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.

He has a bachelor of science in Aerospace Engineering from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

He also has master of arts in clinical psychology from the Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University, in addition to a masters of divinity in spiritual formation from the Institute for Spiritual Formation, Talbot School of Theology at Biola University.

Pat Northrop, family and friends invite you to join them at a reception celebrating the marriage of Laura and William Orme on Sat., April 9, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Center, 110 East Hart Avenue, Opp.