Riddle-Bettinelli wedding

Published 4:42 pm Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Audra Lea Riddle and Jérôme Joseph René Bettinelli were married on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011.

Audra Lea Riddle and Jérôme Joseph René Bettinelli

The outdoor ceremony was held at the bride’s home in Gramling, S.C.

The bride wore an ivory couture Organza and Swiss lace bridal gown that featured a sweetheart neck line, hand-beaded re-embroidered lace appliqué with covered buttons down the back, accented with form fitted crystal trim and a tiffany train paired with a beaded embroidery and tulle finger-tip veil. Stephen Barnes, childhood friend of the bride, officiated the double-ring ceremony.

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Escorted by her father, the bride is the daughter of Cindy Broom Riddle of Gramling, S.C. and John Riddle of Hartsville, S.C. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hase Broom of Six Mile, S.C. and Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Riddle, of Taylors, S.C. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Armand Bettinelli of Coublevie, France. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. René Maréchal and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bettinelli, both of Mouthe, France.

Laura Jane Riddle of Gramling, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Also attending the bride were Melissa Somers of Chicago, Ill. and Sarah Probst of Charleston, S.C.
Florian Bettinelli of Uberlandia, Brazil, brother of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Francois-Xavier Jammes of Aurillac, France and Mathieu Duroselle, of Lille, France. Attendants were Mackenzie and Ryan Capstick, of Jefferson, M.D. and Jacob and Jarod Broom of Six Mile, S.C., cousins of the bride. The ceremony featured remarks by siblings of the couple and the reading of, I carry your heart with me, by e e cummings. Soloist Robin Gramling was accompanied on the classical guitar by Henry Anderson.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s mother hosted an outdoor tea reception at their Gramling home. The bridal couple then hosted an evening reception at Zenzera’s in Landrum. The parents of the groom, Patricia and Armand Bettinelli, hosted a rehearsal dinner at The Lake Lanier Tea House. Following the rehearsal dinner, family and friends of the groom including Romain Dumel of Bale, Switzerland, Jérôme Freyburger of Toulouse, France, Nathalie Chenal of Saint-Etienne-de-Crossey, France, Yves and Danielle Kien of Aix-en-Provence, France, Armelle, Anne and Pierre Bettinelli of Colombes, France, and Cathy, Didier and Guillaume Veyry of Privas, France entertained the wedding party at the Red Horse Inn. Friends of the couple also hosted cocktails at The Yellow House in Landrum. A bridal luncheon was held by Mrs. Anne Carroll of Carrolton, in Gramling, S.C.

The bride is a 2009 graduate of Wofford College and is a student at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. The groom is a graduate of Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics, Paris, France and University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia and lately a project manager at Reponse S.A. in Paris, France.