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Somerville - Hasty
Saturday, April 16, 2005

Barbara Somerville of Leonardtown, Maryland and William Hasty of Prince George's County, Maryland were married on Saturday, April 16, 2005 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The bride is the daughter of Ruth & George Somerville, Sr. The groom is the son of Delores Hasty & The Late Thomas Hasty.

The newlyweds spent their honeymoon in Bermuda.

The couple was married at the Golden Bull Grande Cafe. Reverend Brenda Grisham officiated the Wedding Ceremony and the Unity Candle Ceremony. The bride and groom recited personally written vows. Ian Somerville, son of the bride, composed and recited a poem, "United as One" during the ceremony. Respective family members, in a special ceremony, stood and verbally accepted the bride and groom into their families rather than the bride being given away by her father. The bride marched down the aisle solo to "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong.

The bridal party consisted of the maid of honor, two bridesmaids and three junior bridesmaids. The groom's party consisted of the bestman and two groomsmen. Ms. Somerville designed and personally sewed her wedding gown and those of all members of the bridal party. She wore an 1894 reproduction of a cream silk bodice with mutton sleeves and a skirt with bustle and self-hanging train along with a cathedral length veil. The groom wore a 19th-century reproduction of a grey tuxedo with tails and a striped cravat. Ms. Somerville also designed and handmade the bouquets, buttoners, and corsages for the members of the wedding party.

The couple's first dance was to "You Make Me Feel Brand New" by Simply Red. The mother and son danced to "The Greatest Love of All" by George Benson. Toasts to the couple were given by the best man and brother of the bride. The son of the bride dedicated and sang a cappella "Hero" by Mariah Carey. A brother of the bride dedicated and sang "One in a Million" by Larry Graham to the happy couple.

Ms. Somerville graduated from Chopticon High School and is a Forensic Social Worker. Mr. Hasty graduated from Bladensburg High School and is a Supervisor/Manager in the printing industry. Ms. Somerville and Mr. Hasty reside in Montgomery County, Maryland. They will be celebrating their one year anniversary on April 16, 2006.
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