Danielle Marie Boos and James Martin Hays III were united in the sacrament of Holy Matrimony at Christ the King Catholic Church on June 8, 2013. The Rev. Matthew O’Connor officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Joseph Boos, of Daphne. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Philip Williams, of Daphne, and Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Joseph Boos Sr., of Bay St. Louis, Miss.
The groom is the son of Mrs. James Martin Hays Jr. and the late Dr. James Martin Hays Jr., of Knoxville, Tenn. He is the grandson of Mrs. William T. Jackson and the late Mr. William T. Jackson, of Chattanooga, Tenn.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an Alençon lace ivory gown with a chapel-length veil, trimmed in ivory lace from Ivory and White in Birmingham. She carried an elegant bouquet of David Austin garden roses, peonies, hydrangeas and orchids. The bride chose her hometown friend, Allison Elizabeth Busbee, as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Brittany Eckl Boos, Carley McCarthy Boos, Louise Coleman Crow, Mary Christine Hays, Ann Katherine Hays, Elizabeth Kelley Hays, Megan Boos Penick, Leah Kaitlyn Rockwell, Lawrie Nicholson Treakle and Emily Alex Windham. The bridesmaids wore knee-length slate blue Lula Kate silk dresses and carried whites ivory and cream bouquets of hydrangeas, roses and tulips. Flower girls Blakeley Ann Boos and Selma Kate Treakle walked down the aisle wearing hand-sewn French ivory and white lace dresses and carrying white floral kissing balls.
The groom was attended by hometown friend Andrew Wells Erickson as his best man. Matthew Joseph Boos, Christopher Joseph Boos, Andrew Joseph Boos, William Frederick Krasney Ergen, Eric Byron Foust, Preston Carlisle Hall, Ryan Thomas Kelly, Robert Wheeler Penick and Ross Edward Treakle served as his groomsmen. The groomsmen were handsomely attired in traditional white dinner jackets.
Following the wedding ceremony, buses transported guests to a reception at Steelwood Country Club. Bagpipe music, beautiful weather and gorgeous grounds at Steelwood greeted guests. Bagpiper Michael Duncan led the couple to the dance floor for their first dance to “Sweet Thing.” Jubilee Flowers created a stunning hanging chandelier arrangement of mixed ivory and white flowers with greenery, which added elegance to the dimly lit dance floor as guests danced the night away to the band Black Jacket.
Arrangements of hydrangeas, greenery and roses were tastefully displayed around Steelwood Country Club. As the night progressed, guests enjoyed the sunset overlooking the lake. The night ended with a surprise fireworks show for the couple. Melinda Mercer Photography and LifeHouse Video Productions captured the couple’s special day.
Out-of-town guests enjoyed a relaxing weekend lodging in downtown Fairhope. On Friday night, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner for the wedding party, family and friends at Tamara’s in downtown Fairhope.
After traveling to the Bitter End Yacht Club in the British Virgin Islands for their honeymoon, Mr. and Mrs. James Martin Hays III now reside in Knoxville, Tenn.