McConnell, Matthews unite in January ceremonyPublished 11:28am Thursday, May 1, 2014
Miss Caylan Britton McConnell and Mr. William Casey Matthews were married in a ceremony at First Baptist Church of Wetumpka on Jan. 11, 2014. Dr. James Troglen officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clay McConnell of Wetumpka. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Matthews of Titus.
The nuptial music was presented by Mrs. Martha Traylor, pianist, and Mr. Joe Allen Turner, organist. Miss Meredith Pendergast sang “Surely the Presence” and Meredith and Miss Brittany Pollard sang “I Will Be Here.”
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of ivory colored lace. The dress was by Maggie Sottero and featured a fit and flare shape with a strapless, jeweled, sweat-heart neckline and jeweled belt around the fitted waist. The bride’s veil was finger-tip length. The bride and attendants carried bouquets of Silver Brunia, White Tulips, Dusty Miller and Garden Roses.
Miss Meredith Pendergast was the maid of honor. Other attendants were Rebecca Lea Blankenship, Brooke Slaughter Delk, Emily Ann Grimes, Tara Mitchell Mathews and Taylor Lauren Saint. They wore identical gowns of pewter color. The dresses were Bill Levoff designed of chiffon with strapless sweet-heart necklines. Criss cross ruching shaped the bodice and natural waist. The floor-length dresses had soft all-around gathers that gave the skirts fullness.
Sophie Elizabeth Arant, daughter of Ashtin and Daniel Arant, was the flower girl and wore a cream colored dress with a sleeveless fitted bodice and floor-length skirt. Sophie carried a small basket with ribbon streamers.
Jordan Thomas Adams of Wetumpka served as the best man.
Users and groomsmen were Thomas Jacob Baker, Robert Kline Cherry, Christian Miguel DeAlba, Joshua Mark Matthews, brother of the groom, and Collier Davis McConnell, brother of the bride.
The wedding reception was held at the Wetumpka Civic Center.
The couple honeymooned in Jamaica and upon their return are at home in Wetumpka.