Bridges, Hallberg united at St. Mary’s

Kathleen Elizabeth Bridges and Christopher Edward Hallberg were united in holy matrimony on September 12 at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville. Deacon George Tierney presided.

1-6 Page 2B.inddThe bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Joseph Bridges Jr. of Pickens. She is the granddaughter of the late Mrs. Annise M. Grott of Naples, Fla., and the late Mr. Chester W. Grott of Springfield, Ill. She is also the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Joseph Bridges Sr. of Evanston, Ill. She received her B.S. degree in graphic communications from Clemson University. She is presently employed by State Farm Insurance Company in Charlotte, N.C.

The Groom is the son of Mr. Dean Hallberg of Raleigh, N.C., and the late Mrs. Deborah Ann Hallberg. He is also the stepson of the late Mrs. Collette Maria Hallberg. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hallberg. He received his B.S. degree from East Carolina University in organizational communications. He is presently an agent for State Farm Insurance Company in Charlotte, N.C.

The bride was escorted by her father, wearing a silk A-line gown with a box pleated skirt which flowed into a chapel length train. The pleated bodice featured a sweetheart neckline. The bride chose a touch of sparkle at the waist.

The bride’s sister, Jessica Bridges Martin, was the matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Malee Richardson, Kaitlyn Michelle Davitt, Tina Barta Bridges, Mary Margaret Andrews Bridges and Chloe Ann Hallberg. Junior bridesmaid was Josie Elizabeth Martin.

Serving as the best man was the groom’s father, Dean Leonard Hallberg. Groomsmen were Mark Edward Boggess, Christopher Edward Miller, Patrick Joseph Bridges III, Marcus Daniel Bridges and George Alan Martin Jr. Junior groomsman was Weston Bridges Martin. Ushers were George Alan Martin III and John Patrick Martin.

Readers were James Michael Finneran and Rosemary Finneran.

Flowers were designed by “Flowers by Virginia” in Pickens. The wedding cake was provided by Walnut Bakery in Seneca.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Westin Poinsett Hotel in Greenville. Reception music was provided by The Party Machine. Photographer was Angel Ruff.

A bridesmaid luncheon, hosted by Mrs. G.A. Martin, Mrs. Earle Youngblood, Mrs. James Finneran and Mrs. David Richardson was held at the Commerce Club on Friday, September 11.

After their honeymoon, the couple will reside in Charlotte, N.C.