Allison Faye Brown and Craig Maxwell Faircloth were united in marriage on Saturday, June 16, 2007 at The Bluff overlooking Fairhope Pier in Fairhope.
Officiating at the 6:30 p.m. ceremony was the Rev. Joel Faircloth of Spanish Fort, uncle of the bridegroom.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Brown of Leroy. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Faircloth of Montrose.
Jeannie Perkins, pianist and soloist, performed “I Can Only Imagine” during the seating of the mothers and attendants’ processional. She also sang “How Beautiful” during the recessional.
Classic white wooden chairs formed a center aisle which was adorned with blue hydrangeas filled vases hanging from shepherd’s hooks. Family pews were marked with bouquets of yellow roses, hydrangeas and white ribbons. A white arbor accented with ivory roses, blue hydrangeas and butter yellow gerbera daisies was the focal point for the ceremony.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, entered to “Ode To Joy” performed on the bag pipes by Terry Nobles, uncle of the bride. She wore a formal gown of Diamond White silk organza. The gown was fashioned with multi bias tucks on the strapless bodice to the fitted natural waistline. The soft skirt of heavy silk organza swept to a semi-cathedral length train.
Her chapel veil of imported French tulle was banded with silk satin. It was held by a bridal spray of pearls, crystals and rhinestones. She carried a bouquet of ivory roses surrounded by blue hydrangeas. The bouquet was tied with ivory ribbon monogrammed with the bride’s initials.
Serving as maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Leslie Brown of Birmingham. Also attending the bride were Maegan McMullen, cousin of the bride, and Ashley Hammonds, both of Birmingham, Wendy Brown, cousin of the bride, of Savannah, Ga., and Natalie Faircloth, sister of the bridegroom, of Montrose.
They wore two-piece formal length dresses of sailor blue Nu-Georgette styled with flared skirts and slight trains. They carried hand-tied bouquets of butter yellow gerbera daisies and bear grass.
Lily Moseley of Celebration, Fla., served as flower girl. She wore a Diamond White silk organza dress with cap sleeves which complimented the bride’s gown. She wore a halo of baby’s breath with ribbon in her hair and carried an ivory moiré basket filled with hydrangea blossoms.
Serving as best man was the bridegroom’s father. Groomsmen were Chris Faircloth, brother of the bridegroom, and Jerod Broom, both of Atlanta, Jesse Parkison of Houston and Myles Mead of Fairhope.
Ethan Faircloth, nephew of the bridegroom, of Atlanta served as ring bearer.
Directing the wedding was Linda Walker of Leroy.
A reception was conducted at the Eastern Shore Art Center in Fairhope.
The foyer of the art gallery held the bride’s book table which was centered with a vase of lemons and limes which held a wishing tree. A gift table held pictures of the bridal couple.
Guest tables in the Whiting Gallery were covered with striped sheer organza cloths and centered with square mirrors, candles and bridesmaids’ bouquets. The wedding cake, decorated with buttercream icing and strawberry and white chocolate filling was placed on a silver plateau and accented with fresh flowers.
The handrail to the Courtyard Room was decorated with ivory tulle and four arrangements of blue hydrangeas, yellow roses and gerbera daisies. Appetizers of seafood gumbo, Spinach Madeline, Charleston Cheese, salmon canapés and rocky road fudge were served.
The main food table in the Wilson Gallery was centered with three arrangements of hydrangeas, roses and gerbera daisies on crystal columns. Boiled shrimp, rosemary pork tenderloin, eggplant parmesan, a grit station with all the toppings, and a variety of salads were served to the guests.
A variety of drinks were served from the Wooley Gallery.
The bride and groom’s first dance was to Van Morrison’s “Someone Like You”. The bride and her father’s dance was to Bob Carisle’s “Butterfly Kisses” and the groom and his mother danced to Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World”.
After a honeymoon to Orlando and Clearwater, Fla., the couple is residing in Daphne.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Faircloth, parents of the bridegroom, hosted the rehearsal dinner at the East Shore Café in Daphne on June 15.
The bride’s book was placed on a table at the entrance where an array of pictures of the bride and groom were displayed. A nautical theme was used throughout the dining area.
A menu of crab cakes, Caesar salad, prime rib, herb crusted grouper, mashed potatoes and asparagus was served to members of the wedding party and guests. Cheesecake, key lime and pecan pies were served for dessert. The groom chose this occasion to present gifts to his attendants. Approximately 50 family members and friends were in attendance.
The bride and her attendants were honoered with a luncheon at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort in Point Clear on June 16. Hostesses for the occasion were Anita Higginbotham, Linda Kay Loper, Anna Richardson and Linda Walker.
Three arrangements of blue hydrangeas centered the dining table. Guests were served fruit salad, honey pecan chicken croissants and macadamia nut cheesecake. The bride chose this occasion to present gifts to her attendants and Linda Walker, wedding director.