Courtney N. Thompson and David M. Stokes, Junior were united in marriage at 6 p.m. August 11, 2012, at Calvary Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama by Dr. Jon Hathcock. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan W. Thompson of Cullman, AL. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David M. Stokes, Senior of Brewton, AL.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a Jim Hjelm Ivory Cotton Lace over Champagne Charmeuse trumpet bridal gown, strapless draped empire bodice accented with crystal embroidered floral appliqué, sweetheart neckline, low V back from Lady in Lace in Tuscaloosa, AL. The bride wore her mother’s pearls and antique pearl earrings from Hertitage House in Tuscaloosa, AL, given to her by her sister; attire also included handmade satin and lace jeweled bracelet from Emily Riggs Bridal, robin’s egg blue custom made shoes from Hey Lady Shoes, and carried a handmade lace clutch.
The bridal bouquet was wrapped in lace from her mother’s wedding gown. The bouquet was made of white hydrangeas, green orchards, and roses from her grandparents’ garden. The bridesmaids carried bouquets of green hydrangeas, ranunculus and orchids.
The matron of honor was Karli Amonite, sister of the bride. The maid of honor was Heidi Abbot and the bridesmaids were Leanne Aycock and Elizabeth Anne Stokes. They wore knee-length silk taffeta dresses in varying styles by J.Crew. Best man was Rob Stokes, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Tyler Chapman, James Hildreth, Hayes Martin and Tyler Shehan.
The reception was held at the University Club in Tuscaloosa, AL, then the couple was sent off in a shower of lavender and hydrangea petals in an antique car. Live band entertainment was provided by Vintage Gray for the reception; violinist Veigh Kaye Spencer provided music at the ceremony. Jennifer Bamburg Kistler provided planning assistance and floral arrangements; and Connie Chambers directed the wedding ceremony. Ben Finch of Finch Photo provided all of the wedding photos and videography was provided by Todd McCormick of Milestone Pictures, both of Tennessee. Kyle Fine Stationary of Tuscaloosa, AL provided all wedding stationary.
Hairstyling was provided by Jarria Rusk; and makeup was provided by Mariana James.
After a honeymoon to St. Lucia at Anse Chastanet in the Jade Mountain Resort, the couple now resides in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where they are both employed.