Story Archives: Cotten-Ainsworth wedding
Brandy Denise Cotten of Sicily Island and Lance Edward Ainsworth of Harrisonburg were united in marriage in a six o'clock ceremony at Kidron First Baptist Church in Harrisonburg. Rev. R.V. Couch officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride was escorted down the aisle by her son, Colten Evans as Canaan Cotten performed "You Are" by Jimmy Wayne. She chose an ivory strapless satin trumpet wedding gown with beaded metallic lace. The bodice featured a band of champagne silk at the empire waistline extending to the corset back. She wore a chapel-length train and pearl-lined headpiece and carried a bouquet of light pink roses hand-tied with black satin ribbon with pearl accents.
Colten Evans of Sicily Island served the groom as his best man.
A reception honoring the couple followed the ceremony in the reception hall of the church. The wedding cake was a three-tiered ivory confection topped with a monogram initial "A." Each tier was trimmed with black scalloped lace ribbon.
Reggie Womack designed the wedding cake and Carmen Arnold of Jonesville catered the reception. Kim Philips of Sicily Island served as wedding decorator and Robinson Photography of Winnsboro captured the moment.
The bride is the daughter of Ruth and Dennis Cotten of Sicily Island. She is the granddaughter of Maud Ella and Bill Cotten of Sicily Island, and the late Ollie and VonTenna Barnhill of Sicily Island.
The groom is the son of Ralph and Tootsie Ainsworth of Harrisonburg. He is the grandson of the late James Elbert and Willie May Ainsworth of Enterprise and the late Daniel and Marie Alexander of Harrisonburg.
The bride is a graduate of Harrisonburg High School and the New York Institute of Photography. She is self-employed as a photographer.
The groom is a graduate of Harrisonburg High School and is currently employed by H&P Drilling Company.
After the wedding, the couple is at home in Sicily Island.