Ashley Marie Christopher and Jason Calvin Kyser were united in marriage at Corpus Christi Catholic Church on September 15, 2012. The Rev. James. F. Zoghby officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Henry Christopher, Jr., and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Henry Christopher, Sr., and Mrs. Eloise Naman Fadalla and the late Mr. George Aziz Fadalla.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Calvin Kyser and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William Wyman Terry, and Mrs. Elizabeth “Betty” Finch Kyser and the late Mr. A.C. Kyser.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an exquisite Maggie Sottero “Mia” white lace corset, stretch satin in a fit and flare silhouette strapless gown. The gown selected from Renee’s Bridal included a glamorous satin sash, bubble hem and Swarovski crystals. Designer Rob Hillman, added elegant detail to the gown as specified by the bride. Her fingertip-length, two-tier white veil was trimmed with Swarovski crystals and a layer of pearls and diamonds across the top of the hair clip, designed by Hillman. The bride wore a teardrop diamond necklace with an array of diamonds around the tear drop and matching earrings and bracelet given to her by her parents. She carried an exquisite bouquet of white roses and white hydrangeas, with three rhinestone brooches displayed throughout, created by The Rose Bud Flowers and Gifts. Wrapped around her bouquet were the bride’s crystal rosary beads she received as a gift from her mother.
The bride chose her sister and best friend, Melanie Anne Christopher as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Heather Blackwell, sister of the groom; Casey Morris; Claudia Bjork; Mariah Hotard, cousin of the bride, Heather Adams; Samantha Robbins; Krissy Sheffield; and Allison Desporte. The bridesmaids wore Belsoie one-arm strapped gowns with a rhinestone brooch selected from Francia’s Formal Affair.
The groom chose his father, Larry Calvin Kyser, as best man. Groomsmen were Eric Christopher, brother of the bride; Shane Kyser and Shawn Deas, cousins of the groom; Matt Beard; Judd McWain; Patrick Nelson; Jarrod Downey; Nathan Herring; and Gerald Tompkins.
Serving as flower girls were Kara-Beth Blackwell, niece of the groom; Kate Morris; and Jadynn Sullivan. Ring bearers were Connor Fadalla, cousin and godson of the bride, and Adison Christopher, nephew of the bride.
Program attendants were Mason Christopher, nephew of the bride, and Ethan Blackwell, nephew of the groom. Ushers were Vincent Fadalla, uncle of the bride; Grant Fadalla and Tony Fadalla, cousins of the bride; Chad Nowlin; and TJ George.
Scripture readers were, Aggie Fadalla Gibson and Helen Fadalla Hotard, aunts of the bride, and Judge Edmond Naman, cousin of the bride.
The celebration continued with a reception at the Archbishop Oscar H. Lipscomb Banquet Hall, beautifully decorated with stunning floral arrangements of pink starburst and yellow lilies, bells of Ireland, purple iris and pink roses coordinated with the bridesmaids’ bouquets, also created by The Rose Bud Flowers and Gifts.
The banquet hall was surrounded with pink up-lighting by Showbiz Theatrical. The guests enjoyed a delicious buffet provided by Naman’s Catering, which included a variety of the bride and groom’s favorite foods, and an array of favorite Lebanese dishes.
The bride chose a five-tier imported white chocolate fondant, almond-flavored cake with buttercream and cream cheese fillings created by Simply Southern Specialties. The top layer held the newlyweds initial “K” in rhinestones. The bride incorporated six rhinestone brooches on the cake and displayed a matching brooch in the maid of honor’s bouquet.
The groom’s cake, created by Pollman’s Bake Shop, was a two-layer chocolate dobash with chocolate covered strawberries decorated as footballs. The theme for the cake and table was “Alabama Crimson Tide” with the table being draped with a houndstooth tablecloth on which was a crimson football helmet with the No. 14 representing Alabama’s 14 National Championships.
Following a toast to the newlyweds from the bride’s father and sister, the wedding party opened the dance floor with a surprise dance, choreographed by Anna White, of Melinda-Leigh-Dance-Studio, to a mixed sound track. The guests danced the-night-away to music provided by JD-the-DJ and they enjoyed Snap’s Photo Booth that was on site with its exciting props for pictures. Robinson Studio and Design and Lifehouse Productions were there to capture the precious memories of the day.
As a “thank you” gift to the guests a decorated candy table offered a variety of pink, white, silver and black candies, the bride’s wedding colors. The table’s centerpiece was a four-tier display designed and hand-built by Eric Christopher to hold a variety of different flavor cake pops designed by Bestie’s Unique Cakes.
After walking through a tunnel display of sparklers formed by family and friends the newlyweds rode off in a police escorted limousine to The Battle House Renaissance Hotel and Spa for the night.
Thursday evening before the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted an exceptional rehearsal dinner for the wedding party, family and friends at the Holiday Inn.
Following their honeymoon trip to Negril, Jamaica, the couple now resides in Saraland.