Elizabeth Burke Crawford and Eric Alan Josephs were united in marriage at St. Paul’s Episcopal Chapel on August 4, 2012. The Rev. John Riggin and Rabbi Donald Kunstadt officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Gregory Crawford of Mobile. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Henry Josephs of Encino, Calif.
The intimate ceremony combined the traditions of the respective faiths of the bride and groom. The couple married under an exquisite chuppah of greenery and flowers created by Homer McClure with help from the women of the church.
Given in marriage by her father, Elizabeth wore a stunning champagne colored dress inspired by the movie “Ever After” and designed by Maggie Johnson. The beading on the bodice and the flattering puff sleeves appeared as souvenirs of another era. Her bouquet was composed of calla lilies and white peonies.
Elizabeth chose her sister, Caroline Cooper Crawford, to serve as maid of honor. The groom’s brother, Adam Michael Josephs, supported Eric as best man. Amanda Crawford Dexter and Katherine Crawford Pitman, the bride’s sisters, and Lauren Cara Josephs, the groom’s sister, served as readers.
A reception immediately followed at the Mobile Museum of Art. In his typical fashion, Clifton Morrissette wowed guests with his food, both in taste and presentation. The four-tiered wedding cake by Pollman’s Bake Shop had alternating layers of lemon and coconut filling and was adorned with sugar magnolias like any good Southern cake should be. Joe Lewis and his band provided swinging tunes with a special guest appearance by Cliff Ellis.
The wedding weekend began with a fabulous party on Friday night at Regina’s Kitchen and a delicious champagne brunch on Saturday given by friends and family. On Friday night, guests enjoyed the groom’s cake, a chocolate dobash creation decorated with a Duke Blue Devil in honor of the (extraordinary) school where the couple met.
Elizabeth and Eric live in Birmingham, Ala., where they remain grateful to all who made the weekend such a joyous success. They look forward to their visits to the Gulf Coast.