Adelaide Elizabeth Smith & Joseph Guy McAleer, Jr.

Adelaide Elizabeth Smith and Joseph Guy McAleer Jr. were united in holy matrimony at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on May 7, 2016.


Adelaide Elizabeth Smith and Joseph Guy McAleer Jr. were united in holy matrimony at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on May 7, 2016. Father Steve Williams officiated, with assistance by Father Bry Shields.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gary Smith Jr. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Guy McAleer.

The bride wore a fluted gown made of point d’esprit lace, featuring an illusion V-neck top and French net overskirt designed by Legends Romona Keveza from Something New. Her hand beaded cathedral-length veil was handed down by her cousin. The bride carried an heirloom handkerchief with her bouquet of orchids, ranunculus, stephanotis and spray roses, cascading with ivy trails and seeded eucalyptus, designed by Melissa Phillips of Elizabeth’s Garden.

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The bride chose her sister, Charlotte Elena Smith, as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Katie Crow, Amelie Inge, Lauren Jackson, Tully McAleer, Genie McAleer, Sunny McPhillips, Maggie Meacham, Addie Miller, Lacey Mulroy, Katie Rayford, Caitlin Terry, Austin Vollmer, Betsy White and Elizabeth Zarzour. The bridesmaids wore different styles of cream gowns by Amsale and carried bouquets of ranunculus, seeded eucalyptus and garden greenery. Flower girls were Adelaide DeGweck, Elizabeth DeGweck, Anna Louise McAleer and Betsy McAleer. Readers were Liza Mounger, Beck Roney and Mary Brandon Scott. Gift Bearers were Eli Smith and Hope Smith. Bell ringers were Darden Cooper, Mary Lynn Cooper, Christopher Immel and Tripp Touart.

The groom chose James Kenny Crow, III as his best man. Groomsmen were Byron Amos, Jeffrie Berline, Patrick Johnson, Sonny Kearley, Patrick Kelly, Jordan Kirkland, Tom Leatherbury, Will Meador, Theo Middleton, Harris Oppenheimer, Sim Penton, Taylor White and Michael Wilkerson.

Following the nuptial mass, guests walked to the reception held at the home of the bride overlooking Mobile Bay. Guests enjoyed cocktails and dined on southern staples by Rob Berglin Catering. The wedding cake, created by Pollman’s Bake Shop, was four layers of yellow cake with a whipped buttercream icing. The cake was placed under a gazebo draped in café lights and garden greenery on a table overlaid in moss, ivy and ferns.

Guests danced to Compozitionz under sprawling oak trees draped in Italian lights over the classic black and white checkered dance floor. Bistro tables surrounding the dance floor were topped with greenery-filled flower boxes handmade by the bride’s father. Other handcrafted touches from the bride’s father included adirondack chairs and rockers, and a miniature Stauter boat suspended from an oak tree used as a lighting fixture for the evening.

After a late-night snack of Frios Gourmet Pops, guests sent the bride and groom off to the Grand Hotel in a 1985 StauterBuilt boat.

After traveling to New England for their honeymoon, the couple now resides in Mobile.


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