Stephanie Gray Campbell of Troy, Alabama and Matthew Michael Baker of Birmingham, Alabama exchanged vows May 17th at First Baptist Church in Troy, Alabama. The Rev. Edwin W. Walter officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Newton Kenneth Campbell of Troy. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Gray Donaldson and the late Mr. Thomas Richard Amesbury of Mobile and the late Mr. and Mrs. Angus Newton Campbell of Troy.
The groom is the son Mr. and Mrs. William Fisher Tynes Quarles of Birmingham, and the grandson of Mrs. James Sidney Quarles and the late Mr. Quarles of Birmingham and Mrs. Joseph Lewis Baier and the late Mr. Baier of Meridian, Miss.
The entrance doors of the historical church welcomed guests with memorial wreaths of white hydrangeas, gardenias, and confederate jasmine, adorned with silk sashes bearing family monograms.
Urns held boxwood cone topiaries with finials on each side of the doors. The foyer registration tables were centered with topiaries of red roses, encircled with chartreuse hydrangeas.
Heirloom family silver pieces, including baby cups held groupings of cymbidium orchids, white hydrangeas, gardenias and petit southern roses.
Bridal book attendants Kristen Freeman and Amy Reeves of Troy greeted guests. Casey Campbell, Karleigh Dansby, Rachel Dansby, Christy Sellers, Sara Sellers, Rachel Threadgill, Regan Threadgill and Rebecca Trawick presented the ceremony programs designed by the bride.
Flanking the sanctuary doors were bronze urns filled with Cathedral topiaries of cymbidium orchids and Harmony hydrangeas.
Gothic cones filled with spheres of red roses encircled with green hydrangeas and sashed with family monograms reserved family pews.
The church altar table was draped with imported sheer organza cloth accented with gold embroidery and topped with an elegant silk runner, embellished with the bride's monogram.
The church cross and the bride and groom's family Bible centered the table.
Framing the center sanctuary stain-glassed window, a pair of massive antique urns each held a four foot sphere of numerous varieties of the red rose, en masse.
A pre-nuptial concert was held forty-five minutes prior to the ceremony, featuring hand selected classical and sacred pieces.
Jean Eakes performed as the Director of Music and organist.
Other musicians were Jan Bigham, cello, Carol Franks, flute, Saharh Safavi, harp, Jason Grace, piano, Rob Faircloth, tympani, Dennis Herrick, trumpet, Michael O'Hara, trumpet, Barbara Blommers, viola, Jason Ashley, violin, and Peter Rovit, violin. Vocalists included Shelia Fayson Jackson, Frank Nihart and the First Baptist Church ensemble group, Master Design.
Candace Carter Nelson, of Troy, served as matron of honor. Also attending the bride were Anna Stacye Bowen of Montgomery, Victoria Britton Browder of Troy, Jana Leigh Grice of Birmingham, Meredith Kay Miller of Huntsville, Claire Virginia Nelson and Julie Katherine Nelson, of
South Haven, MS., Melissa Ann Robertson of Bay Minette, and Ellen Weed Vaught of Mobile.
Junior Bridesmaids were Mary Farley Knipp and Alston Eugenia Knipp, of Birmingham.
The bridesmaids wore strapless, princess cut dresses of black lace over ivory taffeta with a grosgrain ivory ribbon and tiny flat bow to accent the waist.
They carried bouquets designed in a contemporary, southern combination if gardenias, white roses, confederate jasmine, and Sister Theresa white hydrangeas.
The junior attendants carried similar bouquets, encircled by soft, white feathers.
The bridegroom was attended by William Fisher Tynes Quarles of Birmingham as best man. Groomsmen were James Albert Barnes IV, of Raleigh, NC., Christopher James Campbell and Newton Kenneth Campbell junior, brothers of the bride, and David Matthew Nelson, all of Troy., Jimmy Wayne Giles, Walker Preston May, and Joseph Todd Miner, all of Birmingham, and Troy Thomas Weed of Mobile.
The bridegroom and groomsmen were in full dress by Christian Dior. The tailcoats were styled with a shawl collar and accompanied with a white pique shirt and waistcoat.
A white satin four-in-hand tie completed the ensemble.
The groomsmen wore boutonnires of petit crimson-maiden buds.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose an original bridal design gown by Wearkstatt of New York.
Fashioned of allover, delicate hand embroidered English tulle lace, the bodice was of classic, strapless design, with the waist line marked by small banding of ivory satin. Tiny matching ivory bows delineated the back closing.
The bride chose a cathedral, double-tiered veil of English illusion held by a headpiece of pearls, crystals and aquamarine jewels.
Her mother's pearls accessorized the gown.
The bridal bouquet was an original design of full bloom Southern roses, including Royal Cardinal and the petit crimson-maiden buds, all in a varying shades of red. The bouquet was completed by a traditional, French braided ribbon of silk wrapping the open stems.
Scripture Readers were Katherine Baier Nelson of Southaven, Mississippi and Patricia Amesbury Weed of Mobile, Alabama.
An outdoor reception was held at the home of the bride following the ceremony.
Guests entered the reception through iron gates to find a courtyard centered by a fourteen foot, five tiered, faux stone monument featuring the bride's monogram.
The statue was surrounded by fountains, filled with floating gardenias, as well as a garden of topiaries, hydrangeas and traditional Southern blooming shrubs and flowers.
Gazebos and private garden areas provided guests with quiet moments to enjoy the scenery.
The courtyard, held under a natural canopy formed by a grove of large trees, opened onto smaller festive rooms, including a martini bar, coffee & dessert room, dining rooms, and open dance floor, where guests enjoyed dancing to the Nashville Blue Tones on the hand-painted dance floor.
Simple, monochromatic arrangements of a variety of flowers in bright hues, including dendrobium and cymbidium orchids, French tulips, calla lilies, roses and delphinium along with tiny tea light candles highlighted the guests' tables.
Ice sculptures, over scaled flower arrangements and artistic lighting highlighted the food tables.
The bride's cake featured a vintage, 1930s bride and groom topper.
Each of the five round tiers of various flavored cakes was embellished by a simple pearl border.
Surrounding the base of the cake was an original hand-painted sculpture heralding &uot;Happily Ever After&uot;. The groom's cake, flavored in chocolate and peanut butter, was a modern composition of square and round cakes, bearing the monogram of the bride and groom and capped with sugared fruit.
Accentuating the groom's cake was a statue of Our Lady of Justice and an antique set of scales from Italy, a gift to the groom from the mother of the bride.
Decorations were by Nancy Harrell and Bobbie Jinright.
June Flowers assisted in floral design.
Sarah Walter directed the wedding ceremony and Carla Rice assisted in coordinating the wedding and reception.
Mr. and Mrs. William Fisher Tynes Quarles entertained guests at a cocktail party and dinner, held in the garden of the Hendricks-Bashinsky home, on the eve of the wedding.
After a honeymoon trip to the French Riviera and Venice, the couple now resides in Troy, Alabama.