Couple honored with a number of receptions, teas

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 29, 2005

A bridal tea was given in honor of Miss Jennifer Sue Motsch at the home of Mrs. Nancy Leverette in June. Mrs. Nancy Leverette, Mrs. Susan Sorrells, Mrs. Diane Harrell, Mrs. Leshia Hancock, Mrs. Mary Evelyn Edwards, Mrs. Karen Johnson, Mrs. Ellen Abraham, Mrs. Virginia Rainey, Mrs. Kathy Sims, and Mrs. Helen Gewin were hostesses. The refreshment table was covered with a cut lace linen cloth and centering the buffet table was an arrangement of decorative petit fours. The bride wore a floral chiffon tea length dress. Among the guests were Mrs. Max Autrey of Auburn and Mrs. J.V. Newton of Greenville, both grandmothers of the groom.

A casual supper was given in honor of the couple at the home of Dr. and Mrs. William Deal in Birmingham. Dr. and Mrs. William Deal, Honorable and Mrs. George D.H. McMillan, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Autrey McMillan, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Autrey, and Mr. and Mrs. Pat Autrey were hosts and hostesses for the dinner catered by Daniel George Restaurant of Birmingham. Beta Theta Pi brothers, friends and relatives attended the fun evening.

Miss Motsch shared honors with her attendants, her mother and her fianc\u00E9's mother at a bridesmaids' luncheon at the Martin House in Greenville on Friday, June 17. Hostesses were prospective groom's great aunt, Mrs. Benny Davis of Fort Deposit, prospective groom's cousins, Mrs. Harry Bartosik, of Washington D.C., and Mrs. Sam Cooper of Montgomery, and prospective groom's aunts, Mrs. Joanne Newton of Greenville, and Mrs. Bill Newton of Montgomery. Each table, covered in white linen, held vases of fresh greenery. The traditional setting was enhanced by lovely minature wedding cakes, each a different color. A spring bouquet accented the hunt board. Chicken Kiev and fruit tea were new and enjoyable culinary delights to the guests of Wyoming. Other guests included grandparents of the groom, Mrs. Max Autrey and Mrs. J.V. Newton and the bride's grandmother, Mrs. Darrell Sevier, Mrs. Cindy Marchitelli, (the couple's employer at the Elk's Club in Laramie, Wy., where the bride and groom were part-time short order cook and dining hall floor manager, respectively, while in graduate school at the University of Wyoming), Mrs. Susan Karavitis, mother of the Maid of Honor, and Mrs. Jessica Adams of Peachtree City, Ga., the wedding planner and coordinator.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Oliver Newton, parents of the bridegroom, were hosts for an after-rehersal dinner at the Greenville Country Club on the evening preceeding the wedding.

The dining hall was turned into an elaborate Hawaiian Luau and each table represented an island of Hawaii. The guests were directed to their "island" as they came in the door for an evening of food, fun and fellowship. Red burlap and satin cloths covered each table. Fatsia palm leaves were used as the placemats and the centerpieces were made from pineapples and other fruit. Each table had authentic tiki cups filled with macadamia nuts. A traditional southern 'White Bible Ceremony' preceded the meal. After a delicious meal, the couple were treated to a video of their baby pictures orchestrated with music befitting each personality. The evening ended with various family members roasting and toasting the couple.

The ladies of First Baptist Church of Laramie, Wy., honored Miss Motsch with a party and gift shower in May. The bride was presented a corsage of white carnations. Coffee and punch were served with cake and other confections and snacks prepared and served by the churchwomen.

A Luau shower was given in honor of the bride by Mrs. Susan Karavitis and Miss Martha Karavitis in Cheyenne, Wy. The buffet table was covered with pastel floral cloth and its centerpiece was a design of white roses and greenery in a silver bowl. All other table appointments were in silver.