In the Great Choir of the Washington National Cathedral, Catherine Peronneau Murray became the bride last Saturday evening, of Hilton Charles Smith Jr. Canon David Trimble united in marriage the daughter of William Edwards Murray of New York and Atlanta and the late Minnie Holmes Murray of Columbia, S.C., to the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Charles Smith of Washington, D.C. and Hagerstown, Md. The reception was held at the Congressional Country Club.
The bride wore a gown of ivory English net embellished with re-embroidered Alencon lace and pearls. Framing her face was a cathedral length mantilla of silk illusion and matching lace. Her sisters, Mrs. DeFord Smith III and Elizabeth Edwards Murray, as matron and maid of honor, and the bridesmaids; Susan Floyd, Barbara Foley, and Marguerite Groves, were gowned in ruby velvet and wore Juliet caps of matching velvet ribbob.
The groom's nephew, Khalid Abdullah Madi was ring bearer, Michael Guerrieri, the best man with Scott Williamson, Peter Englestad, Hesham El-Abd, and Ken Hakuta as ushers.
Mrs. Smith, whose father in senior partner in the New York law firm of Murray & Patterson, was graduated from The Masters School. She was presented in 1971 in New York at the Mistletoe Ball, the Junior Assembly, the Debutante Cotillion and Christmas Ball, and the International Ball. A member of the French Huguenot Society of South Carolina and a provisional member of the New York Junior League, the former Miss Murray is a descendant of Jonathan Edwards, the American theologian and the president of Princeton University; and of Christopher and James Gadsden. James Gadaden negotiated the Gadsden Purchase in 1853.
Mr. Smith was graduated from St. James Episcopal School and is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. His father is an engineering consultant specializing in the Middle East and is affiliated with Calcusearch.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith hold degress from The Georgetown University School of Business Administration and are presently employed with the International Bank for Reconstruction & Development.
After a trip to the Virgin Islands, the couple will reside in Washington.