The twilight's last gleaming
As reported in September 30, 2010, Grosse Pointe News
Beth Anthony Hackleman, daughter of Jay and Carol Hackleman, of Grosse Pointe Park, married Christopher James Potts, son of Roger and Anita Potts, of Eastpointe, July 3, 2010, at Bethel Baptist Church in St. Clair Shores.
The Revs. J. Robert Cosand and Scott Beaman officiated at the 2:30 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by an outdoor reception at the home of the bride.
The bride wore a white silk satin, mermaid-cut floor-length gown with Alencon lace appliqués, French bustle and a sweep train. She wore a fingertip veil. Her hand-tied bouquet was antique green hydrangeas, pink peonies, pink ranunculus, pink sweet peas, white Scabiosa and Scabiosa pods, with astilbe wrapped in an ivory ribbon.
The bride's friend, Tami Inoue, of Bloomington, Ill., served as the maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were the bride’s sisters, Marie Hackleman, of Grosse Pointe Park, Suzanne Smith, of Costa Mesa, Calif., and Laura Steryous, of Troutville, Va.; and the bride’s sisters-in-law, Sarah Hackleman, of San Antonio, Texas, and Kara Potts, of Harper Woods.
The bride’s nieces, Isabel Smith, of Costa Mesa, Ellie Steryous, of Troutville, and Jordan Hackleman, of San Antonio, were flower girls.
Attendants wore knee-length, deep chocolate pique dressed with bateau necklines and carried miniature versions of the bride’s bouquet.
Robert Potts II, of Harper Woods, served as his brother’s best man.
Groomsmen were Aaron Smith and Gordie Russell, the groom’s friends; Thomas Hackleman, the bride’s brother; and Jeremy Runyon and Bryan Ball, friends of the groom.
Junior groomsmen were the bride’s nephews, Nicholas and Ian Smith, of Costa Mesa.
The bride’s nephews, Courtland Smith, of Costa Mesa, and Tyler Steryous, of Troutville, served as ring bearers.
Accompanist was Sarah Boyd, of Grosse Pointe Park. Nicholas Smith was the scripture reader and Kenton Steryous sang, “But Seek Ye First.”
Seven of the bride’s nieces and nephews sang, “More Precious Than Silver.”
The bride’s mother wore a soft lavender, tea-length silk dress with French ruffles at the neck.
Her wristlet corsage was made of old world ivory Scabiosa and white mini-cymbidium orchid.
The groom’s mother wore an ecru, mid-calf length linen dress with capped sleeves. Her wristlet corsage was made of Scabiosa and cymbidium orchid.
The bride earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Thomas Edison State College and is an orthodontic technician.
The groom earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Bob Jones University and is a project manager with Russell Building Company. The couple honeymooned on Isle Royale. They live in Grosse Pointe Woods.