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Hartselle Enquirer

Weddings and Engagements

By Staff
McAbee, Polson exchange vows
Kimberly Ann McAbee and Marcus Jacob Polson, both of Birmingham, were married July 19, 2003, at 4 p.m. at Ninth Street United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Randy VanLandingham officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George McAbee of Decatur. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Russell McAbee of Hartselle and the late Mr. Russell McAbee, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Guy P. Smith of Danville.
The groom is the son of Caroline Williams Polson and Marcus Bernard Polson, both of Birmingham.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
The bride wore a formal gown of Duchess satin. The strapless gown was fashioned with a wide waistband embellished with a scrolling design of beaded embroidery. The pleated skirt of satin extended from the natural waist and swept into a semi-cathedral train.
A bridal tiara of pearls and rhinestones held her veil of French tulle, edged with silver thread and garnished with crystals.
Her bouquet featured Vendela, Escimo and Sahara roses, porcelana and white spray roses and scented geranium and mint with stems wrapped with sheer French ribbon.
Beverly Lauren Porter of Birmingham was maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were Adrienne Marie Alldredge, Anna Horton Blythe, Mayree Veona Hembree, Rami Marie Perry and Margaret S. Russell, all of Birmingham; Melanie Elizabeth Gordon of Westchester, Pa.; Kate Frances Harris of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Amy Metzger McAbee of Madison.
Anna Katherine McAbee of Madison was flower girl.
The groom's father and brother, Whitney Benjamin Polson, both of Birmingham, were best men.
Groomsmen were George Kevin McAbee of Madison, brother of the bride, Larry Keith McAbee, brother of the bride, David Acle Hicks, Colby Grant Poole and Patrick Joseph Sullivan, all of Birmingham; Scott Donald Brunson of Germantown, Tenn.; and Jonathan Peter Ellis of Atlanta.
Music was provided by Ann Butler, Sharon Landis, Robby Stout and Bette Voketz.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Burningtree Country Club.
Tracy Cagle, Shelley Bowling, Bridgette Taylor and Missy Smith assisted with the reception.
Lucy Mitchell was wedding director.
The couple honeymooned in Sonoma Valey and San Francisco. They will reside in Birmingham.
The groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Decatur Country Club.
Brewer, Tavers exchange vows
Mary Frances Brewer of Hartselle and Jonathan Patrick Tavers of Priceville were wed Aug. 9, 2003 at 1 p.m. at the Wedding Chapel on the Mountain in Huntsville.
The bride is the daughter of Larry and Judy Brewer of Hartselle. The groom is the son of James and Demaris Travers of Priceville.
Rev. Bobby Ray Halbrooks, uncle of the bride, officiated the ceremony.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
She wore a slim line satin dress with an ivory lace overlay and carried a bouquet of orange, yellow and gold summer flowers tied with a satin ribbon and pearls.
Marlene Elizabeth Turney of Hartselle, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Audrey Brown of Hartselle, Serena Clemons of Hartselle, Haley Curtis of Hartselle and Brooke Hill of Decatur. Attendants wore white linen tea-length sun dresses and carried orange and yellow summer flowers tied with satin ribbon. Gracey George of Danville and Cassie Powell of Hartselle were flower girls.
Peyton Travers, of Priceville, nephew of the groom, was ringbearer.
James Travers II, of Decatur, was best man. Groomsmen were Dwight Brewer of Hartselle, brother of the bride, Adrian Hill of Decatur and Bill Travers of Decatur, brother of the groom.
Music was provided by Michelle Levick.
A reception was held in the chapel's Magnolia Room.
Michelle Levick was wedding director with assistance from Mandi Steele. John Steele of Hartselle was the greeter and Laura Mae Sivley of Decatur was rice girl.
After a wedding trip to the Haunted Castle Inn in New Orleans and a cruise to Mexico, the couple resides in Decatur.
The couple was honored with several pre-nuptial events, including:
White, Davis wed Aug. 8
Heather Michelle White of Hartselle and Randall David Hobby Jr. of Hahira, Ga., were married Aug. 8, 2003, at First Assembly of God in Hartselle.
Minister Jess White, father of the bride, officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jess and Becky White of Hartselle. The groom is the son of Randall David Hobby Sr. and Peggy Grimes.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
The bride wore a formal, white princess style gown accented with pearls, sequins and embroidery. Her headpiece featured a bridal tiara of Austrian crystals and pearls, which held her cathedral length veil. She carried a bouquet of burgundy roses accented with small white flowers and miniature ivy.
Melody Merritt of Tennessee was maid of honor.
Tamela Gutierrez of Missouri, Valerie Hobby of Tennessee, Megan McCorkle of Hartselle, Micha Messer of North Carolina, Cindy Solis of Texas and Mandee Rae Webber of Hartselle were bridesmaids.
Rachel Peacock of Hartselle was flower girl. Robbie Estes of Madison was ring bearer.
Russell Paine of Georgia was best man.
Trey Dickerson of Pennsylvania, Paul Griffith of Tennessee, Robbie Meredith of Tennessee, Tim Nelson of Tennessee, Kendal Shipley of Georgia and Beau Terry of Hartselle were groomsmen.
Jenna Goodwin and Alexander White, both of Texas, were candle lighters.
Music was provided by Robyn Estes, Deanne Cuevas, Penny Robinson and Phil Sullivan.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Quail Creek Conference Center.
Amy Goodwin and Sarah Walker attended the bride's book.
The couple honeymooned in North Carolina. They will reside in Cleveland, Tenn.
A rehearsal dinner was held at First Assembly of God.
Gordon, Scott to wed Sept. 20
Stan and Elaine Gordon of Stapleton announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Elaine Gordon of Northport, to John William Thomas Scott of Northport, son of Thomas and Donna Scott of Hartselle.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Baldwin County High School and a 2003 graduate of The University of Alabama with a bachelor's of science degree in nursing.
She is a registered nurse with DCH Regional Medical Center in the Emergency Department. She is the granddaughter of A.G. and Evelyn Thompson of Bay Minette and Katie Gordon of Bay Minette.
The groom-elect is a 1998 graduate of Hartselle High School and a 2003 graduate of The University of Alabama with a bachelor's of business administration degree in marketing.
He is the grandson of Hazel Scott.
The wedding will be held Sept. 20 at First Assembly Church of God in Bay Minette.
McNalley, Gerwin to wed Oct. 19
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Owens McNalley of Decatur announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Laurel McNalley, to Dr. Brett Dennis Gerwin, son of Dr. and Mrs. John Marshall Gerwin of Birmingham.
The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Austin High School and a 2002 graduate of Birmingham Southern College where she received a bachelor of science degree with a double major in art and biology. She is a member of Chi Omega Sorority, Beta Beta Beta, and Kappi Pi. She is currently pursuing a masters in biology from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. She conducts research for the Department of Pathology at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack W. Gilchrist Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. James M. McNalley, both of Decatur.
The groom-elect is a 1995 graduate of Mountain Brook High School and a 1999 graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., where he received a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering. He graduated magna cum laude from The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine in 2003. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Alpha Omega Alpha. After completing his internship at Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Dr. Gerwin will begin his residency in ophthalmology at the Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital in Birmingham. He is the grandson of Mac Hahn and the late Dorothy Hahn of Douglaston, N.Y., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jules Gerwin of Marshalltown, Iowa.
The wedding will be held Oct. 19 in Birmingham.

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