Kate Wesley Cotten and Tyler Dale Ashworth were united in marriage on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at half past five o'clock in the evening at Dinwiddie Chapel on the campus of William Peace University in Raleigh. Dr. Timothy Warner Brock officiated. Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at The North Carolina Museum of Art.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wesley Cotten of Raleigh. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Crawford Little of Raleigh and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Alonzo Cotten of Fuquay-Varina.
The groom is the son of Ms. Elizabeth Kathryn Ritz of Raleigh and Mr. Tsutomu David Ashworth of Ozark, Alabama. He is the grandson of Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs. Karl Clifford Ritz of Raleigh and Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood Durwood Ashworth of Ozark, Alabama.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents. The sister of the bride, Lillian Cotten Turner, served as matron of honor. Steven Lane Burleson of Charlotte served as best man. Ushers were Andrew McAllister Turner of Raleigh, Eric Benjamin Dixon of Knightdale, Jeffrey Chase Lail of Greensboro, and Matthew Jay Brown of Advance. The reader was Lauren Kathryn Campbell of Raleigh and the program attendant was Emily Rebekah Greene of Raeford. Greeters were Rachel Carter Beard of Apex, James Crawford Little and William Bryce Little, both of Raleigh.
The bride was presented at the 2002 North Carolina Debutante Ball. She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned her Juris Doctor at Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. She is an Associate Attorney at Adams, Howell, Sizemore & Lenfestey, P.A. in Raleigh.
The groom graduated from Campbell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and from Campbell University Divinity School with a Master of Divinity.
The groom's mother hosted a rehearsal dinner on Friday evening at 18 Seaboard restaurant in downtown Raleigh. After a honeymoon in Jamaica, the couple will reside in Raleigh.