Tamoria Faye Moody and Charles Stephen Lare wed
Tamoria Faye Moody of Raleigh and Charles Stephen Lare of Clayton were united in marriage Sept. 2, 2012, at 2:45 p.m., at Lake Wheeler, Raleigh. The Rev. Dan Baer Jr. of Elizabeth City and Pastor Heather Burdick of City Road Methodist Church, Henderson, officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Frazier Moody of Henderson. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Norwood Sr. of Townesville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Frazier Moody of Clarksville, Va. She graduated from Northern Vance High School in Henderson and is currently employed at Diamonds Direct in Raleigh as a diamond consultant.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Deat Lare of Edgewater, Md. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lare of Capital Heights, Md., and the late Mr. and Mrs. George Brown of Lexington, Kty. The groom is a graduate of Southern High School in Harwood, Md. He also attended U.A. Mechanical Trade School in Washington, D.C. He is currently employed as a superintendent at Kinetico Water Systems in Raleigh.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. The DJ, who provided a program of wedding music, was the bride’s cousin, William Alan Norwood of Henderson. The processional was “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and the recessional was “With This Ring I Promise I’ll Always Love You.”
Vocal selections were rendered by the officiating ministers — “The Wedding Sons” by Burdick and “The Wedding Prayer” by Baer.
The bride wore a wedding dress of Champagne beige with Princess Styling and sweetheart neckline, embellished with Austrian crystals that added to the sparkle and complimented the crystals along the hem line and chapel train. She carried a bouquet of mixed fall flowers designed by Sheila Finneron, aunt of the bride.
The welcome was given by Brie Moody and Ashlynne Moody, nieces of the bride. The readers of the poem, “The Art of Love,” were Danita Underhill, friend of the bride; and Deanna Castelvecchi and Michelle Mandolesi, both daughters of the groom.
Honorary bridesmaids were Courtney Hall, Anna Huzar, Samantha Choate and Sarah Morrison, all coworkers of the bride. Caileigh Castelvecchi, granddaughter of the groom, served as flower girl. Caiden Castelvecchi, grandson of the groom, served as ring bearer. The best man was Landon Mandolesi, grandson of the groom. Ushers were Mitchell Moody, brother of the bride; and Henry Castelvecchi, Jay Mandolesi and Jonah Pasternak, all sons-in-law of the groom.
Special thanks go to Deanita High, Sheila Finneron, Lucretia Wright, and Jay and Gayle Haines.
The reception, hosted by the bride and groom, immediately followed the ceremony. The focal point of the reception was the assortment of cupcakes, arranged in the shape of a wedding cake. Music and dancing were enjoyed by all. A separate shelter was provided for the children attending the reception. They were entertained by Bozo the Clown, with face painting and making animal shaped balloons. All of the children were presented with special favors by the bride and groom.
The bride and groom departed for New York City, spending two days of sightseeing enjoying the Broadway play, “Jersey Boys.” They then boarded a cruise ship and sailed to Boston Harbor; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Newport, Rhode Island; and Maine.
The bride and groom now reside in Clayton.
• The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s family at Stonehenge Apartments Club House on Sept. 1, 2012. The bride and groom presented their attendants with gifts.
• The bride was entertained on Aug. 19, 2012, at the home of her aunt, Joan Norwood, with a bridal dessert hour, hosted by friends and family.
• The bride was entertained by coworkers on Aug. 17, 2012, with a dinner at Bahama Breeze Restaurant in Raleigh.