St. Augustine's Chapel at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., was the setting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, for the marriage of Meredith Anne Morgan and Dr. Samuel Donovan Kaffenberger. James Dickey officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Jennifer Fox Morgan of North Little Rock and John Mark Morgan, 234 Cambridge Place Drive. She is the granddaughter of Margaret Ann and the late Dr. Frank Morgan, Virginia Frazier and the late John M. Fox, all of North Little Rock.
Parents of the groom are Jennifer and Dr. David Kaffenberger of Spring Valley, Ohio. He is the grandson of Helen Kaffenberger of Greenville, Ohio; the late Harry Kaffenberger of New Weston, Ohio; Norma Suzanne and W.R. Behr of Kettering, Ohio; and the late Donald Sears of Farmersville, Ohio.
The altar held an urn of garden roses, succulents and lavender. Music was by classical guitarist Rob Higginbotham and the groom, who played the piano as the grandmothers and mothers were seated.
The bride, escorted by her father, wore a champagne silk sheath featuring an ivory lace overlay with a bateau neckline and cap sleeves. She carried a loose arrangement of garden roses, ranunculus, succulents, scabiosa and lavender.
Guests were seated by Jennings Morgan of Little Rock, brother of the bride, and Dr. Benjamin Kaffenberger of Columbus, Ohio, and Thomas Kaffenberger of Pittsburgh, brothers of the groom.
A reception at Rumours East in Nashville followed the ceremony. Outdoor tables were decorated with a mix of olive branches, ruscus, eucalyptus and votive candles.
The bride graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Georgia. She has a master's degree in nursing from Vanderbilt and is a nurse practitioner at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College.
The groom graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in biology from Case Western Reserve University and cum laude with a medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is chief fellow in urologic oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
The couple will make their home in New York after a wedding trip to Hawaii.
High Profile on 10/18/2015