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Harris, Tharpe exchange vows

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. James Lester Tharpe
(Submitted photo)
Tina Louise Harris of Shelbyville and James Lester Tharpe of Huntington were united in marriage early this month.

The bride is the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Katherine Harris. She is the granddaughter of the late Katie Bell Taylor-Hampton and Clarra Harris-Thompson.

The groom is the son of the late Lily Tharpe-Pearson and Dalton Webb. He is the grandson of the late Bernard and Maude Bledsoe

The double-ring ceremony was conducted by Johnny Q. Crudup at Whosoever Will Pentecostal Church in Shelbyville on the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 in front of a large company of guests.

Escorted by her brother, Walter N. Harris Jr., the bride wore an Alfred Angelo princess a-lined, satin and taffeta gown with beaded metallic lace. The gown featured a chapel train with ruching, lace and beaded appliques. Her two-tier fingertip veil had a classic soutache edge, and a rhinestone tiara. She carried a white wedding bouquet with freesia, anemones, lilies of the valley, peonies, ranunculus, tulips and verdant hosta leaves.

She was attended by her maid of honor and sister, Cathy Harris-Weddington, and her flower girl was Briana Garvin, daughter of Ann and Bryan Garvin. The grandson of the bride, Keytain Marable served as ring bearer.

The groom's best man was Jerry McCord of Tullahoma, a friend of the family. Ushers were Michelle Sneed, Aurburdea Lyons, Jasmine Smith and Denise Reese.

A rehearsal party was hosted by the bride and groom at Whosoever Will Pentecostal Church, and friends of the couple hosted a reception at Bright's Temple Church Annex in Shelbyville.

The couple honeymooned in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, and will make their home in Shelbyville.