At an Episcopal nuptial ceremony, Catherine Anne Corliss and Clyde G. Hurst III exchanged marriage vows on the afternoon of November 18 in the Chapel of the Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point, N.C. The Rev. Henry Witten officiated and a reception followed in the reception room of the Marine Corps Officer's Club and on the lawn terrace that slopes to the Neuse River.
The bride, daughter of Brig. Gen. and Mrs. Gregory Arthur Corliss of Cherry Point, was given in marriage by her father, Assistant Wing Commander of the Second Marine Air Wing and Commanding General of the Fourth Marine Amphibious Brigade. She was lovely in a candlelight ivory silk organza gown which was gathered in a watteau back that swept to a chapel train. Reembroidered Alencon lace accented the duchess neckline, cap sleeves, fitted bodice, hem, and train and the chapel length veil of tulle illusion was attached to a matching lace Juliet cap. The prayer book that she carried, a gift from her late paternal grandparents, Col. (USAF) and Mrs. Arthur Henry Corliss, was covered with white roses and baby's breath.
Mary Elizabeth Corliss, sister of the bride, as maid of honor and the attendants: Mrs. Michael Carlton Seeds of Athens, Ga., Mrs. William Edward White of Williamsburg, and Lou Ann Schwarten of Baltimore, were gowned in softly flowing peach skirts of raw silk and the pastel flowered blouses featured full bishop sleeves and rounded collars, and they carried presentation bouquets in fall colors.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde G. Hurst Jr. of Arlington, Va., Mr. Hurst was served by his brother, John Ludden Hurst as the best man with his brother-in-law, Robert R. Bocek, Gregory Arthur Corliss Jr., brother of the bride; David Scofield of Philadelphia, and Wesley E. McDonald Jr. of Charlottesville, as the ushers.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Hurst are 1976 graduates of the University of Virginia, School of Engineering. Mrs. Hurst is a supervisor and energy engineer for Procter and Gamble in Baltimore. Mr. Hurst is founder and president of Energy Systems Associates and KH Associates, architectural and engineering firms specializing in solar design. He is also a member of Hurst & Associates, his father's consulting and engineering firm.
After a wedding trip to the French Riviera, Mr. and Mrs. Hurst are making their permanent home in Arlington.