Madison Elizabeth Wilson of Hoover and Patrick Stephen Williamson of Vestavia Hills were united in marriage on April 2, 2016 at Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham. The 5:30 p.m. ceremony was officiated by Pastor Bryan Gunn.
Madison is the daughter of Alan and DiAnna Wilson of Hoover. Madison is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Juan Valdatta of New Orleans and Mrs. Nell Wilson and the late Mr. Max Wilson of Tuscaloosa.
Patrick is the grandson of Mrs. Joyce Goldner and the late Mr. Alan Goldner, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Pat Williamson if Brookhaven, Mississippi. Escorted by her father, the bride wore an Allure gown, featuring an off-shoulder neckline with beaded straps, the delicate lace scattered all over the silhouette. A scalloped edging with a full train gave Madison the elegant look she had always wanted.
The bridesmaids wore azure blue tiffany chiffon floor length dresses, and the groomsman wore slate grey suits. The bride and groom were surrounded by people who they cherished and who made their day special. The bride’s matron of honor was Emily Grant, and maid of honor was KeLeigh Edwards. The groom’s best man was his brother, Preston Williamson.
The bride’s bouquet was full of cream and light coral hydrangea, light pink roses, and baby’s breath. The classic southern wedding featured, light corals and blues with eucalyptus greenery arrangements throughout the wedding and reception. The bride added extra details such as picture displays of the grandparents and parents from their wedding days.
Madison got Patrick personalized cufflinks and a notebook full of all the reasons she loved him. Patrick gave Madison a beautiful gold bracelet with her favorite bible verse engraved, Proverbs 3:5 (Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding). Madison received her grandmother’s ring from her parents, and she carried a photo of her on her bouquet, gifted by the maid of honor. The couple’s wedding day was full of sentiment, joy and so much love between this couple, their families and their friends.
A reception followed at Hoover Country Club, where the couple danced to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” by Frankie Valli. The guests danced the night away with family and friends to pop hits and old classics played by Feel the Beat Entertainment.
The delicious dinner featured chicken marsala, garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables paired with a made-from-scratch cheese biscuit. The cake from Magic Muffins was four tiers, with each layer boasting a different flavor. The groom opted for a fun dessert option instead of cake – ice cream with flavors ranging from chocolate almond to muscadine ripple from the Mississippi State University Creamery, which was a guest favorite. The couple made their way with sparklers and cheers as they left the reception. The couple honeymooned in St. Lucia, and now resides at home in Mountain Brook, where the groom is a Commercial Lines Underwriter and the bride is the Community Engagement Director for the Arthritis Foundation.
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