Alexandra Nicole Peter and Francis John Silva were united in marriage under the oak tree in front of the Fort Condé Inn on April 12, 2014. Chaplin Ron Pierce officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Peter, of Mobile. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Silva, of New Port Richey, Florida.
The bride wore a strapless drop-waist gown by Melissa Sweet. The bodice was adorned with beading and lace, complemented by a delicate bow at the waist. The skirt had accordion-style pleating and was embellished with beading and lace at the hem.
The bride carried a bouquet of white peonies, hydrangeas and ranunculus with light pink garden roses and tulips, created by Dennis Harris of Zimlich the Florist.
The bride chose her best friend, Robin Smith, as her maid of honor. Natalie Imsand, Elaina Williams, Elizabeth Hinrichs, Courtney Weiland, Anna Bier and Danielle Thomson were bridesmaids. The bride chose Amanda Herndon and Elizabeth Mercadante as honorary bridesmaids.
The groom chose his brother, John Silva, as the best man. Chad McFall, Jeffrey Brundage, Jack Thomson, David Bowers, Ethan Hill and Andrew Peter were groomsmen.
Following the ceremony, a street-party-style reception was held in front of the Fort Condé Inn. Guests dined on a buffet of Mediterranean and Southern classics prepared by Naman’s Catering. Cheryl Dempsey, of Showbiz, lit the street with Italian string lights and an incredible chandelier, which hung from an oak tree. Keys to the City played incredible renditions of new and old favorites and made sure the party never stopped. Keegan and Robby McWhorter, of Admoni Photography, made sure to capture every moment.
Cakes by Judi created a delicious three-layer cake of traditional almond and Italian cream. It was beautifully decorated with garden roses, peonies and tulips. The cake topper was a handcrafted figurine made to resemble the bride in her dress and the groom in his United States Coast Guard dress blues.
They could not have imagined a more incredible night surrounded by the people they love the most.
The bride and groom honeymooned on the Island of Grenada. They now reside in Kodiak, Alaska.
Photos by Admoni Photography