January 13, 2013
Audra Weathersby Hawkins of Birmingham, Ala., and Christopher Brandon Hartley of Tuscaloosa, Ala., were married May 19, 2012, at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Columbus, with Dr. Shawn Parker and the Rev. Rowan Taylor III officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Michael Hawkins of Columbus. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leonel Maurice Vance, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bilbo Hawkins, all of Calhoun City. The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a scalloped sweetheart strapless gown with re-embroidered Alencon lace and scalloped hem. An ivory satin sash cinched the waist, above a chapel length skirt. She wore a cathedral length Alencon lace veil. Serving as matrons of honor were Heath Hilliard Anderson of Trinity, Fla., Blakely Allen Dendy of Olive Branch and Emily Duzan Jackson of Birmingham. Serving as bridesmaids were Kelly Cameron Bryant of Hattiesburg, Lacy Williamson Dykes of Petal, Lauren Parkin Hawkins of Madison and Kristen Hartley Miller of Foley, Ala. Bridesmaids wore floor-length gowns of peacock blue shantung with one-shoulder ties and two pleat skirts. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Gayle Hartley of Tuscaloosa. He is the grandson of Prentiss Ray Hartley and the late Joyce Bernice Hartley, and the late Thaddeus Halbert Noland and Mildred Noland Bunn, all of Tuscaloosa. Serving as best men were the groom’s father and Brian Lee Steorts of Mary Esther, Fla. Groomsmen were Brian Patrick Coppock, Christopher Scott Coppock and William Lee Steorts, all of Tuscaloosa, Michael Whitney Hawkins of Madison and Vincent Edward Miller of Foley. Following a wedding trip to Anguilla British West Indies, the couple resides in Tuscaloosa, where the bride is a pharmaceutical sales rep with GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals and the groom is an engineer with Phifer Inc.
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