Weddings and engagements
Kilgo, Garrison exchange vows
Heather Nicole Kilgo and David Roy Garrison, both of Decatur, were wed Sept. 3, 2005, at 4 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Gentry officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Joe and Jacke Bell of Madison. The groom is the son of Johnny and Linda Garrison of Decatur.
The church was decorated with ivy, lilies and candles. The pews were decorated with ivy and white candles.
The bride, given in marriage by her brother, Randy Bice, wore a formal designer gown of matte satin with metallic beading and embroidery. The halter neckline was adorned with crystal beading and the back was enhanced with satin-covered buttons to the hemline of the semi-cathedral train. Her satin-edged fingertip veil accented with Austrian crystals was attached by a tiara. Her bouquet featured jade, orange and pink roses.
Julie Bice of Decatur was matron of honor.
Bridal attendants were Jamese Archer, Kimberly Tanner, and Michelle Walker, sister of the groom, all of Decatur, and Michelle Thornton of Elkmont.
Junior bridesmaids were Katie Bell, sister of the bride, and Makayla Graham, both of Decatur.
Bridal attendants wore silver, metallic, floor-length dresses and carried pink daisies, pink roses, orange roses and jade roses, all tied with material from their dresses.
Allie Bice of Decatur was flower girl. Walker Barbin of Baton Rouge, La., and Eli Bice of Decatur were ring bearers.
Johnathan Speakman of Decatur was best man.
Groomsmen were Johnathan Dawes, Randy Bice, Tim Walker and Zeb Ferguson, all of Decatur.
Ushers were Taylor Acker and Craig Kilgo, brother of the bride, both of Decatur.
Music was provided by vocalist Rosco Archer of Decatur.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Elk's Lodge.
The bride's table featured the bridal attendants' bouquets, which surrounded the bride's four-layer cake of alternating layers of strawberry and white cake with butter cream icing and adorned with pearls and pink and orange flowers.
The groom's table featured a fishing theme with chocolate fish candies and gold fish crackers. The peanut butter cake was drizzled with chocolate and strawberries.
Debby Carver, Babs Tanner, Sandra Payne, Rushy Acker, Sharon Acher, Beth Ann Vining and Alicia Tanner assisted with the reception.
Beth Ann Vining of Athens attended the bride's book.
Rose petal distributors were Beth Ann Vining and Alicia Tanner of Madison.
The couple honeymooned in Gatlinburg, Tenn. They reside in Decatur.
A rehearsal party hosted by the groom's parents was held Sept. 1 at Macedonia Baptist Church.
The couple was honored with several prenuptial events, including:
Hensleigh, Chaney exchange vows
Katherine Elizabeth "Beth" Hensleigh of Butler and Jerry Don Chaney Jr. of Decatur were wed Oct. 15, 2005, at 5 p.m. at Seaside Interfaith Chapel of Seaside, Fla., with the Rev. Robert Horel officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ike Armistead of Butler and Dr. and Mrs. David Hensleigh of Lineville. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon McBride of Decatur and Jerry Chaney of Muscle Shoals.
The church featured two floral arrangements of pink and green at the main altar, six aisle decorations of pink daisies and green hypericum berries accented with greens, a garland of pink and green flowers outside the chapel door, and eight candle scones with greenery.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a Maggie Sottero strapless gown with slim line, organza and satin. Swarovski crystals and bugle beading embellished the trim of the gown and the asymmetrical drape on the bodice. She wore a veil of layered illusion embellished with delicate crystal beading around the trim. Her bouquet featured a candlelight clutch with pink bovardia, pink daisies, cream stock, pink roses and greens with a ribbon treatment.
Suzanne Hensleigh Mize of Meridian, Miss., and Lauren Trotman Hinson of Birmingham were matrons of honor.
Bridal attendants were Melinda Watkins Armistead of Butler, Jennifer Horel Armistead of Birmingham and Shirley Leslie Chaney of Tallahassee, Fla.
Honorary bridesmaids were Katelyn Camille Hensleigh and Jillian Leigh Hensleigh of Lineville, Leah Mozingo Diamond of Butler, Allison Gardner DeArman of Nashville, Tenn., LeeAnn Christine McAliley of Birmingham, Tara Jill Parker of Memphis, Tenn., Amanda Phillips Hall of Demopolis, and Kristina Marie Garcia of College Station, Texas.
Bridal attendants wore two-piece, strapless, tea-length, raspberry colored dresses and carried clutch bouquets of pink Gerber daisies and pink roses accented with hypericum berries. Honorary bridesmaids carried a single pink Gerber daisy.
Michael Leland Stellefson of College Station was best man.
Groomsmen were Charles Alexander Hensleigh and Jason Paul Armistead of Butler, Daniel Lee Armistead of Birmingham, and Chauncey Morrison Mize of Meridian.
Music was provided by violinist Dr. Larry Tyson of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Seaside Lyceum Ballroom.
The bride's table featured a white cake with raspberry filling and raspberry butter cream icing. It was surrounded by a ring of pink Gerber daisies.
Beth Harley of Seaside was wedding coordinator. Jennifer Acierno Criolla's in Grayton Beach, Fla. was caterer.
The couple honeymooned in Florida. They reside in College Station, Texas.
A rehearsal party was held at The Red Bar of Grayton Beach on Oct. 14.
A bridal brunch hosted by the groom's mother, Shirley McBride, sister, Leslie Chaney, and matron of honor, Lauren Hinson, was held at the Blue Moon Cottage of Seaside.
The couple was honored with several prenuptial events, including:
Hames, Stephenson to wed
Billy and Regina Hames of Hartselle announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah JoBeth Hames, to Timothy Lloyd Stephenson, son of Kenneth and Gail Laymon of Danville and the late Mike Stephenson.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Hartselle High School.
She attended the University of Alabama at Huntsville and is currently attending Calhoun Community College.
She is the granddaughter of Kenneth and Jo Owens of Hartselle, W.O. Holmes of Trinity and the late Doreene Hames.
The groom-elect is a 1998 graduate of Hartselle High School and is currently attending Calhoun Community College. He is employed with Hartselle Wal-Mart. He is the grandson of Joe Rotton of Hartselle, the late Florence Rotton, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Stephenson.
The wedding will be held Dec. 31 at the Wedding Chapel on the Mountain in Huntsville.
Ray, Holmes to wed Dec. 31
Emily Suzanne Ray of Taft, Texas and the Zackery Bray Holmes of Taft, Texas announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Terri Ray and the late Delane Ray of Taft, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Jimmie and Sheila Morgan of Portland, Texas and Charles and Barbara Ray of Portland, Texas. She is a 2001 graduate of Gregory Portland High School.
The future groom is the son of Lenn and Lisa Holmes of Falkville. He is the grandson of Nelda Holmes of Falkville and Ben and Nadine Callaway of Hartselle. A 1999 graduate of Falkville High School, he is a 2004 graduate of Athens State University with a degree in secondary language arts. He is currently a ninth grade English teacher.
The wedding is planned for Dec. 31 at Portland Church of Christ in Portland, Texas.