Courtney Brooke Watson of Lebanon and Brian William Estep of Kingsport were united in marriage April 25, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Lebanon with the Rev. Don Acton officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Claude M. Watson, Jr. of Lebanon. She is the granddaughter of Sammie Johnson and the late William K. (Brownie) Johnson of Mt. Juliet, and Jo Watson and the late Claude M. Watson, Sr. of Springfield, TN. The groom is the son of Homer and Terri Marcum of Greeneville, TN and Bill Estep of Bristol, TN. He is the grandson of Norman and Joyce Fugate of Kingsport and Mable Estep of Bristol.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a European couture original design by Petals & Lace, Inc., of Nashville with crystal white French Chantilly lace, and satin embroidery and glass seed beads highlighting the delicate flowers. The strapless design was custom fitted with an old Hollywood style corset in duchess satin lacing that trailed down the extra cathedral length train. Her dress was further accented with a soft petal draping of stain charmeuse to accent the waistline and crowned with a Swarovski crystal broach to match her accessories. She carried a bouquet of white roses with English Ivy.
Paige Watson, sister of the bride served as Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids were Abby Davis, sister of the groom, Courtney Cross Steele, Jessica Patton, Cara Vaughn, and Lesley Worsham, friends of the bride.
Bennett Line and Mark Conkin were Best Men. Groomsmen were Joey Breedlove, Brian Conkin, Eric Shipley, and Robert Stanton, all friends of the groom.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Baird’s Chapel on the Campus of Cumberland University and featured an elegant night of dancing and dining. The couple’s first dance was “You Had Me From Hello” by Kenny Chesney.
Following a wedding trip to Antigua in the Caribbean, the couple will reside in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The bride is employed with TVA as an Accounting Analyst in Knoxville, TN and the groom is employed as Regional Sales Manager with Landair Transportation in Greeneville, TN.
Special Thanks to…
First Baptist Church of Lebanon, TN
Baird’s Chapel at Cumberland University
Jordan’s Catering of Lebanon, TN
Mike’s Florist of Alexandria, TN
Holly Taylor, Wedding Cake Design, Lebanon, TN
Kathy Johnson, Groom’s Cake Design and Bride’s Aunt, Lebanon, TN
Mac Griffin, In Any Event – DJ, Lebanon, TN
Tick Bryan, Videographer, Lebanon, TN
Meredith Sellars Davenport, Wedding Coordinator, Lebanon, TN
Starla Steward, Photographer, Jackson, TN