September 3, 2017
Caitlyn T. Smith and Jacob A. Burchfield were married at 6 p.m. May 20, 2017, at Mountain Brook Presbyterian Church in Mountain Brook, Alabama, with the Rev. Lant Davis officiating. The bride is the daughter of Representative and Mrs. Jeffrey C. Smith of Columbus. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Joyce Y. Lewis of DeRidder, Louisiana, the late Mr. William Terrell of Gurdon, Arkansas, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Bradford D. Smith of Caledonia. The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a strapless, mermaid style gown hand-beaded with white lace appliqués and with a blush underlay. Her jewelry included a double-strand pearl necklace with crystal accents and a matching pearl and crystal hair comb and bracelet. Dr. Day Smith Lennep of Madison, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Megan Burchfield of Birmingham, Alabama, sister of the groom, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Meg Bowden of Nashville, Tennessee; Rachel Burchfield, sister-in-law, of Chelsea, Alabama; Erin Gaudreau of Boston, Massachusetts; Julia Harrell of Lakeland, Florida; JoAnna Jameson of West Point; Kelly Michelle Lewis of Montgomery, Alabama; Meg Meek of Enterprise, Alabama; Leah Ratliff of Oneonta, Alabama; Morgan Ray of Memphis, Tennessee; and Hannah Stevenson of Birmingham. Bridal attendants each wore a gown of their choice, with metallic gold accents or sequins. The groom is the son of Mr. Larry Kenneth Burchfield of Columbiana, Alabama, and Mrs. John Lewis Roy of Chelsea, Alabama. He is the grandson of Mrs. Arlene B. Burchfield of Columbiana, the late Mr. Larry H. Burchfield, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Howard K. Mitchell Sr. David Klein of Birmingham served as best man. Groomsmen were Clay Alspaugh of Birmingham; James Artzer of Memphis; Ken Burchfield, the groom’s father, of Columbiana; Lee Gilmer of Mobile, Alabama; Conor Grady of Brooklyn, New York; Dane Hinton of Mobile; Christian Pereyda of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Joe Pollard of Plano, Texas; Todd Smith, brother of the bride, of Madison; John Stevenson III of Denver, Colorado; and Park Wynn of Birmingham. Following a wedding trip to France and Spain, the couple resides in Birmingham, where both are attorneys.
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