Emily Whiting Deichmann and Andrew Golden Steffens were united in marriage at the War Memorial Plaza on Saturday, October 26, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee with Dr. William Hawkins officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Edward Deichmann, Jr of New Bern and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Thomas Burnette, Jr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Howard Land Speer and the late Mr. Donald Edward Deichmann, all of New Bern.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Vieths Steffens, III of Memphis , Tennessee and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Emmel Bernhardt Golden of Memphis, Tennessee and the late Mr. and Mrs. George Vieths Steffens of St. Louis, Missouri.
The bride was given in marriage by her father and wore her mother’s wedding dress. Maid of Honor was Lauren Elizabeth Smylie of Nashville, Tn. Bridesmaids were Meghan Cecilia MacDonald and Emily Gail Sheffer both of Nashville, Tn., Blair Thomas Overman of New Bern and Chelsea Castiglioni Brown of New Haven, Ct. The flower girl was Elinor Pierson Steffens of Memphis Tn., niece of the groom and Poster, the groom’s black Labrador retriever was the flower dog.
George Vieths Steffens, IV served as his brother’s Best Man and groomsmen were the brother of the bride, Donald Edward Deichmann, III of New York, NY, Emmel Bernhardt Golden, III of Memphis, Tn. and William Arthur Shirey of Marshall, NC., both cousins of the groom. George Vieths Steffens, V of Memphis, Tn., nephew of the groom was the Ring Bearer.
Readers were Diana Williams Newman of Mobile, Ala. and Nancy Weathersby Steffens of Memphis, Tn., sister-in-law of the groom.
A reception, hosted by the bride’s parents was held in the War Memorial after the ceremony. On the Friday night before the wedding, a Rehearsal Dinner was held at Union Station Hotel in Nashville, Tn. and hosted by the groom’s parents.
The bride is a graduate of Arendell Parrott Academy in Kinston, NC and Rhodes College in Memphis, Tn. where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She received her Masters Degree in Education from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tn and is employed as a first grade teacher at the University School of Nashville.
The groom graduated from Memphis University School in Memphis, Tn. and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tn. with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He received his Masters of Business Administration degree from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tn. He is employed by Alliance Residential Company and is a Development Associate.
After a honeymoon trip to St. Lucia, the couple will live in Nashville, Tn.