Engagements and weddings
DeVaney, Gore to wed Sept. 18
Leada L. DeVaney and Gregory C. Gore announce their engagement.
The wedding is planned for Sept. 18, 2004 at The Heritage Club in Huntsville.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Mrs. Constance McFall of Trussville and Mr. and Mrs. Huey L. DeVaney of Argo. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Louise Dennis of Trussville and the late William Floyd Curry of Searcy, Ark. and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence A. DeVaney of Birmingham.
She is a graduate of the University of Montevallo with a degree in history. She is president and publisher of the Hartselle Enquirer and the Madison County Record and is a columnist for several Alabama newspapers.
The groom-elect is the son of Mrs. Mary Gore of Pickens, Miss. and the late William R. Gore. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cain of Camden, Miss. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gore of Maben, Miss.
He received his undergraduate and masters degrees in nursing from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He is employed as a nurse practitioner with Tennessee Valley Pain Consultants in Huntsville.
Mansfield, Speegle wed
Melissa Mansfield and Brad Speegle, both of Scottsville, Ky., were wed Saturday, June 19, 2004 at noon at Beech Grove Church.
The bride is the daughter of Doris Mansfield. She is the granddaughter of Bonnie Mansfield and the late Lee Mansfield.
The groom is the son of Billy and Lisa Gardner of Fountain Run, Ky., and the late Gordon Speegle of Hartselle. He is the grandson of Tharon and DeLorese Speegle of Hartselle, Frank Oliver of Eva and the late Myrtle Oliver.
The bride chose a formal gown of white Duchess and silk tulle. The gown was designed with a lace encrusted molded bodice and spaghetti straps. The fully gathered skirt of tulle featured cascading panels of re-embroidered Alencon lace edged with a wide band of lace. It swept into a cathedral train of tulle garnished with lace appliques and bordered with lace.
The couple honeymooned in Hidden Cove on Smith Lake. They will reside in Scottsville, Ky. They were honored with several prenuptial events.
Hovis, Slaten wed June 19
Micahla Brooke Hovis and William Dustin Slaten, both of Hartselle, were wed June 19, 2004 at the Huntsville Wedding Chapel. Wayne Cobb officiated.
The bride is he daughter of Charles and Beverely Hovis of Hartselle. The groom is the son of Edgar and Mary Ann Slaten of Hartselle.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
She wore a gown of white chiffon. Designed with a scoop neckline, the gown's focal point was long, flowing poet sleeves. A band of embroidered flowers graced the empire waistline. The chiffon skirt fell to a sweep train. She wore a bridal wreath with white rosebuds entertwined with pearls. A two-tier veil completed the ensemble.
Maid of honor was Jacquelyn Gilliam of Hartselle.Carrington Standridge of Hartselle was flowergirl and Logan Gilliam of Hartselle served as ring bearer.
The groom's father served as best man.
The reception was held at the Magnolia Room at the Wedding Chapel. The bride's cake featured a three-tier cake draped in a ribbon design. The table also featured nuts, mint and cookies.
The groom's table featured a chocolate cake and an assortment of chocolate candies and cookies.
The bride's book was kept by Britny Cobb of Hartselle.
After a wedding trip to Destin, Fla., the couple will reside in Hartselle.
A rehearsal party was held at the home of the groom's parents on June 18.
The couple was honored with several pre-nuptial parties, including:
Wood, Mote exchange vows
Farrah Leigh Wood of Birmingham and Jodie Thomas Mote of Hoover were wed Saturday, July 10, 2004 at 4 p.m. at North Shelby Baptist Church in Birmingham with the Rev. Allan Murphy officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Wood of Birmingham.
She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jon Kidd of Harpersville.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Mote of Kennesaw, Ga. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Rice of Hartselle and Mr. and Mrs. Royal Mote of Moulton.
The bride was given in marriage by her father and grandfather.
Kelcei Chamberlain of Helena was matron of honor.
Bridal attendants were Mandy Mote of Kennesaw, Ga., sister of the groom, Kristina Brown of Clarksdale, Miss., Angel Gilbert of Dallas, Texas, Ashley Hood of Mobile, Tara Schultz and Heather Spradley, both of Birmingham, Leslie Stewart of Charleston, S.C., and Leslie Toland of Anniston.
Kaylan Rich of Harpersville was a junior bridesmaid.
Baylee Rich of Harpersville was flower girl. Noah Rich of Irondale was ring bearer.
Gary Mote, father of the groom, was best man.
Groomsmen were Steve Haynes of Hartselle, Andrew Chamberlain and James Creel, both of Helena, Jonathan Green of Birmingham, Kevin Houston and Andy Putman, both of Douglasville, Ga., Josh Gilmer of Duluth, Ga., and Colin Rogers of Auburn.
Jordan Rich of Harpersville was a junior groomsman.
Ron Abrams of Bryson City, N.C. was an usher.
Music was provided by Jerry Bullock of Birmingham and Brandi Walker of Calera.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Carraway-Davie House.
Midge Vinson of Birmingham was wedding director.
Jamie Haynes of Hartselle attended the bride's book.
The couple honeymooned in Pureto Aventuras, Mexico. They will reside in Hoover.
A rehearsal dinner hosted by the groom's parents was held July 9 at Eagle Point Golf Club in Birmingham.
A bride's luncheon hosted by Glenda Chamberlain, Nell Creel, April Chamberlain and Brenda Aylesworth was held June 26 at the home of Glenda Chamberlain.
The couple was honored with several prenuptial events, including: