Drew-Smith weddingPublished 10:00am Thursday, December 13, 2012
The First Baptist Church of Atmore was the setting for the ceremony uniting Miss Jamie Lynn Drew and Mr. William Bruce Smith in marriage on June 9, 2012, at 6 p.m. Officiating the double ring ceremony was the Rev. Mike Grindle.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Dewain Drew of Atmore. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kendall Smith of Perdido.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride descended the aisle in a white satin and alencon lace gown with satin straps over the shoulders with appliquéd lace. Formed at her waist was a satin ribbon sash. The straight skirt, with lace overlay had cutouts exposing the satin underneath. At the flared hem, the skirt flowed into a chapel length train with scalloped lace edging all around. The bride chose a cathedral length veil, and to complete her attire she carried a bouquet of white peonies, ivory David Austin roses with a mixture of other white and ivory flowers pulled together with a white satin ribbon tied in a draped bow.
Attending the bride as matron of honor was Mrs. Stacey Gibbs White of Atmore. Bridesmaids included Mrs. Shelley Brantley Rasinen and Miss Stacey Ellen Brantley, cousins of the bride, of Daphne; Mrs. Katie Smith Brantley, sister of the groom; Mrs. Railyn James Rolin; Miss Kathryn Elisabeth Hendrix, all of Atmore and Mrs. Jessie McKinley Stephens of Andalusia. The attendants were attired in formal chiffon gowns in a shade of cornflower blue. They carried small bouquets of mixed flowers in blush shades of ivory, peach, pink and white which were draped with a wide, white satin bow. Miss Mary Ruth Dortch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Dortch of Perdido, served as flower girl. Her handmade white dress featured a smocked bodice accented with blue crystal beads. The empire waist was tied with a white satin ribbon. Mary Ruth carried a white vine basket lined with an heirloom handkerchief and filled with rose petals. It was tied at the handle with blue satin ribbons.
Mr. Bruce Kendall Smith served his son as Best Man. Groomsmen included John Walker Brantley, brother in law of the groom; Joseph Kelly Drew, brother of the bride; Kevin Cruit White, all of Atmore; Joshua Eugene Montel of Enterprise; Jeffrey Scott Taylor of Rabun and Justin Michael Grammer of Bessemer. The men were dressed in charcoal tuxedos and matching striped Windsor ties. The groom’s tuxedo was finished with a striped tie.
Masters Drew Travis and Asher James Sims, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Travis Sims of Monroeville, served as ring bearers. Drew as dressed in a blue and ivory seersucker suit finished with a matching bowtie, Asher wore a white linen two-piece short suit and knee socks.
A reception was held at The King-Criswell Plantation House in Uriah. Guests enjoyed dinner and dancing.
After a honeymoon trip to St. Lucia, the couple now resides in Spanish Fort.