Miss Megan Rachelle Sparks Rittenberry and Mr. Brett Thomas Hastings were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Oct. 6, 2012, at New Vision Pentecostal Church in Ellijay. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Sparks of Ellijay. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marc Dow Hastings of Gainesville.
Pastor Dottie Williams performed the ceremony. Pianist and vocalist Pastor Irene Wofford presented a program of wedding music.
The bride was presented in marriage by her father. The bride’s aunt Ms. Betty Anderson of Union Grove, N.C., was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were the bride’s cousins Ms. Amber Bryan of Ellijay, and Ms. Amy Bryan of Ellijay.
The groom’s brother Mr. Craig Hastings of Gainesville was the best man. Groomsmen were the bride’s uncle Mr. Herman Anderson of Union Grove, N.C., and groom’s friend Mr. Jonathan Gee of Gainesville.
The bride wore a traditional garter.
The bride’s parents gave a rehearsal dinner at El Ray Restaurant in Ellijay on the eve of the wedding.
The bride’s family gave a reception at United Community Bank Reception Hall in Ellijay following the ceremony.
The couple reside in Ellijay.