Andie MacDowell Marries Classmate

Tuesday, November 13th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) _ Andie MacDowell married high-school classmate Rhett DeCamp Hartzog in a private ceremony attended by family and friends.

The hour-long, evening wedding took place last Saturday at Central United Methodist Church, followed by a reception at Biltmore Forest Country Club. More than 200 people attended.

``It was just real sweet and simple,'' said MacDowell's sister, Babs Rogers Richard, who lives in Waxhaw.

MacDowell's 15-year-old son, Justin, who had torn a ligament in his leg the night before while playing basketball, gave her away. He walked down the aisle on crutches.

``Both her daughters (Sarah Margaret and Rainey), the nieces and nephews were involved in the wedding,'' Richard said.

MacDowell, 43, wore a strapless, satiny oyster-white Vera Wang gown. Her hair was accented with shiny antique hair clips.

MacDowell graduated from Gaffney High School in South Carolina in 1976; Hartzog graduated in 1977. Their romance began more than a year ago.

The couple are expected to make their home in Biltmore Forest.

MacDowell's films include ``Four Weddings and a Funeral.''