The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

December 30, 2013



Sunday, December 29 2013 — The marriage of Lauren Blake Hill and Chase Todd Bowers of Albemarle was solemnized in North Albemarle Baptist Church at 5 o’clock in the evening of October 19th, 2013.

The Rev. Kevin Simmons conducted the marriage service uniting the daughter of Dexter and Angie Efird of Albemarle and Tim and Shari Hill of Badin. Parents of the groom are Ms. Teri Simpson Bowers of Albemarle and Todd and Cindy Bowers of Oakboro.

Escorted and given in marriage by her parents, the bride was attired in a long gown by Maggie Sottero. It featured a ruched tulle body hugging silhouette and erupted into a full fabulous layered skirt with elegant satin trim. A sweetheart neckline was accented with a stunning Swarovski crystal motif and finished with a corset back closure. Her headpiece was a stunning crystal edge veil with Swarovski crystals. The bride carried a hand tied bouquet of fall flowers.

Todd Bowers, father of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen/ushers were Chris Thomas, Brian Bowers, Jed Herrin, John Cole, Brantley Furr, B.J. Hill and Carl Hill.

Leanne Hill, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor and bridesmaids were Ashlie Thomas, Emily Bowers, Taylor Jolly, Karmen Smith and Carmen Efird. Junior bridesmaids were Brandi Surratt and Ella Surratt. Jett Thomas was junior groomsman and Dax Thomas was ring bearer. Miranda Duell attended the guest register and programs. Joan Hatley of Oakboro provided the wedding music.

Mrs. Bowers, a 2004 graduate of Albemarle High School and a graduate of Central Piedmont Community College, is currently employed as an Orthodontic Assistant by Malone-Trahey and Simon Orthodontics in Concord. She was presented at the Shelby Debutante Ball in 2004.

Mr. Bowers, a 2003 graduate of South Stanly High School, is currently employed with Charlotte Pipe and Foundary plastics division in Monroe.

Grandparents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Carl M. “Buck” Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Efird, Mrs. Libby Simpson and the late Kathleen “Kitty” Price, Bob Simpson and Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Bowers.

On the eve of the wedding, the parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Rosebriar Restaurant in Albemarle. Following the wedding, Mr. and Mrs. Dexter Efird hosted a reception at the Market Station in Albemarle.

The bride’s aunt, Teresa Smith of Oakboro, hosted the bridesmaid luncheon in her home on October 12th, 2013. Others who honored the couple prior to their marriage were Pam Holbrook, Kelly Hill, Peggy Hill, Wayne and Penny Simpson, Holly March, Hailey Whitley and Ashlie Thomas.

The wedding director was Mrs. Penny Morton of Albemarle.

The couple took a brief honeymoon to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic following their wedding.