Grace Atherton King and David Alderman Pratt were united in Holy Matrimony at the Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on June 7, 2014. The Rev. Tammy Lee officiated their beautiful evening ceremony. A reception of dining and dancing, with seated dinner, preceded by a cocktail hour followed at The Carolina Inn. The first dance was to James Taylor's “Secret O’ Life” played by the Coconut Groove Band, a college favorite of the groom. There was a 16 person choir at the ceremony who performed “Ave Maria” by Franz Biebel, among other pieces. The groom's parents hosted the rehearsal dinner and welcome reception at La Residence Restaurant which included a surprise musical guest, Mike Cross, for the groom. The bride is the daughter of Camille and Scottow King of Dallas, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Harriet and Kimball King of Chapel Hill. The groom is the son of Claire and Roger Pratt of Far Hills, New Jersey He is the grandson of Jean and Edward Alderman of Nashville, Tennesse. The bride was given in marriage by her parents. She was escorted down the aisle on the arm of her father. Grace chose a Romona Keveza gown. The bride carried a handkerchief from her great-great-grandmother.
Assisting the bride as maid of honor was her sister, Harriet King. Her bridesmaids included Ceci Billington, Claire Crapo, Caroline Hartman, Corrie Pratt, Mary Pratt, Hayley Robb, Catherine St. John, and Sarah Taylor. The scripture was read by the bride’s grandfather, Kimball King and friend, Suzy Bell. Attending the groom as best man was his brother, Andrew Pratt. His groomsmen included Daniel Alderman, Philip Arthur, Derek Kupferschmidt, Brent Perry, Marshall Pratt, Greggory Thomas, Eric Wiener, and Adam Williams. The bride is a graduate of Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas. She received a Bachelor of Arts in art history and English from Sewanee: the University of the South, in Sewanee, Tennesse. and is continuing her studies at Virginia Theological Seminary. The groom is a graduate of the Pingry School. He received a Bachelor of Science in math and economics from Davidson College, in Davidson, North Carolina. David is the Vice President of Finance for Sunrise Senior Living.Following their wedding trip to Italy the newlyweds have made Arlington, Virginia their home.