Sheika Lorraine Serritt and Stephen Thomas Hatch of Atlanta were united in marriage June 27, 2009, at St. Philip’s Cathedral in Atlanta. The 6 p.m. wedding was officiated by Reverend Canon Elizabeth C. Knowlton, who was assisted by Mr. Nagib Amine Hermes.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Curtis L. Serritt of Rocky Face and the late Curtis L. Serritt Jr. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Thomas Hatch of Wellesley Hills, Mass.
The program of nuptial music was provided by William Fred Scott, organ; Greg Holland, trumpet; and Yvonne Toll, trumpet.
The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Mr. Shaun Curtis Serritt of Dalton. She was attired in a strapless Pricilla of Boston modified a-line gown made of ivory silk jacquard with a sweep train and modified sweetheart neckline. Swarovski crystals adorned the bodice and the dropped waist, including crystal detail along the back of the bodice. Silk jacquard covered buttons accented the back of the gown down through the train. The bride wore a cathedral length custom-made ivory silk tulle veil with a raw edge. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of soft green and ivory hydrangeas. The bride’s bouquet was wrapped in ivory satin-faced ribbon and adorned with a monogrammed locket containing a picture of her father.
Ms. Josephine Douhne of Dalton, cousin of the bride, served as maid of honor. Mrs. Ann Patton Hornthal of Asheville, N.C., best friend of the bride, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids included Mrs. Meredith Hatch Bouton of Dunwoody, Ga.; Ms. Laura Michelle Jenkins of Hoover, Ala.; Mrs. Elizabeth Beal Kidd of Alpharetta, Ga.; Ms. Adrienne Joy Manasco of Gainesville, Fla.; and Mrs. Emilie Ruth Robinson of Baton Rouge, La. The attendants wore knee-length, strapless, Priscilla of Boston dresses. Each dress was made of navy silk faille and featured a draped bodice, empire waist and a large bow at the back. The attendants carried a hand-tied bouquet of soft green and ivory hydrangeas.
Miss Presley Mayo Bouton and Miss Hannah Blanche Bouton of Dunwoody, Ga., served as flower girls. Mr. Ethan Curtis Mcrae of Warner Robins, Ga., served as ring bearer.
Mr. Geoffrey Randolph Hatch, brother of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen included Mr. Christopher Edward Adams of Baltimore, Md.; Mr. Erik Joseph Bissonnette of Baltimore, Md.; Mr. Michael James Garvey of Atlanta, Ga.; Mr. Bradford Whitfield Godfrey of Dedham, Mass.; Mr. Jared Neil Goldstein of New York City, N.Y.; and Mr. Robert Edward Steen of Athens, Ga.
Scripture readings were provided by Ms. Cheryl Diane Hatch of Arlington, Va., and Ms. Laura Noel Hermes of Atlanta.
After the ceremony, guests were escorted to Magnolia Hall in Piedmont Park for a reception hosted by the bride’s mother. Music was provided by the 80s cover-band, The Breakfast Club. In honor of the bride’s middle-eastern heritage, a special belly-dancing performance was performed by Aziza Nawaal.
A luncheon in honor of the bridesmaids was held on June 26, at Einsteins on Juniper in Atlanta, and was hosted by the bride’s mother and Mrs. Juanita Wilkie.
On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Peachtree Club in Atlanta.
The weekend of wedding festivities concluded Sunday morning with the groom’s parents hosting a southern brunch and honeymoon sendoff for the newlyweds in the Altitude Room at the W Hotel-Midtown Atlanta.
After a honeymoon in Cairo, Egypt, and on the Greek islands of Santorini and Crete, the couple resides in Atlanta with their two dogs.