Blair Ellen Hoffman and Jonathan Edward Pringle were united in marriage at First Baptist of Mobile on Dec. 8, 2012 at 4 o’clock in the afternoon. The Rev. Christopher E. George officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Michael (Denise) Hoffman, and the granddaughter of Mrs. Anita M. King, the late Samie Hamil King, Mrs. Louise A. Hoffman and the late Henry Frederick Hoffman. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Edward (Jeanie) Pringle Jr. and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. James Edward Pringle Sr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Joseph Fassbender.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a vintage-style form-fitted gown with Alençon lace and gold thread. Her something borrowed was her sister’s cathedral-length tulle veil fastened with a hand-crafted comb made by Jessica Chavez Price. She carried a bouquet of white peonies, wrapped in antique satin and vintage crystals, created by Dennis Harris of Zimlich the Florist. The bride chose her sister, Ashley Hoffman Taylor, as her matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Lauren Brooke Bailey, Amy Elizabeth Broxterman, Ashley Lorraine Cain, Laura Ledbetter Perez and Jillian Elodie Pringle.
The groom and his attendants all wore traditional black tuxedos with white dinner jackets. He chose his father as best man. Groomsmen were Richard Thomas Shell Jr., Edward Benedict Grogan, Robert Nicholas Dees, Charles Louis Hybart Taylor Jr. and Robert Lyle Radford.
The flower girl was Maggie Elaine Brenes, and ring bearer was Connor Joseph Bishop. Other attendants included the reader, Lindsey Carol Talbot; program attendants, Emily Ann Kopf, Branden Shirley Fadalla, Elizabeth Louise Brown and Amelia Courtney Inge. Ushers included James Dowling Perez Jr., Claude Griffin Hornsby, Joseph Taylor Norton, Alvin Alphonse Johnson III, Colin Grant Speirs, Jason Christopher Riggs, Matthew Lewis Vogtner and Anthony James Pringle Jr. Soloist Butch Franklin sang “ O Lord, Most Holy, ” accompanied by pianist, Denise Harris and organist, Rita Wright.
Following the ceremony, the guests proceeded to the home of the bride’s parents on Dog River for an evening of dinner and dancing. Clifton Morrisette provided a delicious spread for the entire evening. Offerings included Southern seafood galore, famous fried and grilled oysters, antipasta display, beef tenderloin, West Indies salad and a pasta bar. Late-night guests were served the bride and groom’s favorite, authentic pad thai and fresh spring rolls from Bangkok Thai Cuisine.
Cakes by Judi created the bride’s five-tiered round cake with alternating layers of almond and the bride’s favorite, spice cake. Judi filled the groom’s chocolate cake with his choice, Almond Joy and Bavarian cream topped with candied grapes.
The couple, followed by their wedding party and many guests, rocked the dance floor all night to the tunes of Black Jacket, a band from Tallahassee, Fla. Melinda Mercer Photography captured all of the happy moments of the big day. Hair stylist, Phrankey Lowery of Studio PH provided his services all weekend long for the bride and her bridal party. Makeup was provided by Amy Norris Jones, of Allure Studio.
After walking through a tunnel of sparklers formed by their close friends and family, the bride and groom rode off in a vintage car provided by a family friend. The couple honeymooned at the Excellence Resort and Spa in Playa Mujeres, Mexico. They returned home to Mobile as Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Edward Pringle.