Donne Renne Dean and Carl Meredith Short, III were married April 26, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte, with the Reverend William Roth officiating. A reception was held at Myers Park Country Club following the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Allen Dean of Charlotte. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Donna Little and the late Mr. Thomas William Little, Sr. of Charlotte, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Boyd of Gastonia, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Robert Dean of Charlotte. She is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma, and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is employed at Duke Regional Hospital and FIT Physical Therapy.
The groom is the son of The Honorable and Mrs. John Charles Martin of Raleigh and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Meredith Short, Jr. of Salisbury. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Hinton Rand of Durham and the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Meredith Short of Rockwell. He is a graduate of Woodberry Forest School, and received his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a law clerk for The Honorable Samuel J. Ervin, IV, of the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
The bride was escorted by her father. Matron of Honor was Melissa Holer Hummel, and Maid of Honor was Kristen Lindsey Brown, both of Charlotte. Bridesmaids were Teri Fiddleman Dean of Los Angeles, sister-in-law of the bride; Louise Elizabeth Short of New York, sister of the groom; Courtney Anderson Card of Salt Lake City; Alexandra Smith Gormley of Washington, DC; and Nicole Suzanne Ferris of Charleston, W.VA. Georgia Isobel Dean of Los Angeles, niece of the bride, was the flower girl.
Best men were Carl Meredith Short, Jr. and The Honorable John Charles Martin. Groomsmen were David Robert Dean of Los Angeles, brother of the bride; Alexander Carter Covington, Frank Padgett Henry and Robert Arnold Ponton, III, all of Charlotte; Scott Geoffrey Hauser of New York; David Jordan Whichard, IV of Washington, DC; and Glenn Sperling Young of Raleigh. Ushers were William Alston Mason and Lee Creecy Smith, both of Atlanta; Gary Conner Harris of New York; George Kennedy Thompson, Jr. of Charlottesville; and Raymond Tyler Murtaugh of Dallas.
Greeters were Elizabeth Marie Goree of Houston; Amy Leigh Hawley of Norman, OK; Kaci Don Lightner of Oklahoma City; and Cassandra Renee Negrete of Los Angeles.
On the evening before the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Duke Mansion.
Following a honeymoon in the Turks and Caicos, the couple resides in Raleigh.