Elizabeth Cunningham DeBardeleben & Bernard Herbert Eichold III

Elizabeth Cunningham DeBardeleben and Bernard Herbert Eichold III were married on June 6, 2015 at the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham. The Rev. Samuel Gates Shaw officiated at the 6 p.m. ceremony. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Whitney DeBardeleben of Birmingham. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Adair Brevard III of Mobile and Mrs. Prince DeBardeleben Jr. of Birmingham and the late Mr. Prince DeBardeleben Jr.

The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Herbert Eichold II of Mobile.  He is the grandson of the late Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Eichold II and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Frederick Delchamps Jr.  

The bride and groom met while members of The Mobile Carnival Association Court. 

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Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory lace gown by New York designer, Carolina Herrera. The full lace gown was strapless with a sweetheart neckline and was overlaid with an off-the-shoulder bolero jacket that had sleeves to the elbow and buttons up the center back. A custom-made veil of ivory illusion trimmed with reembroidered Alencon lace completed her ensemble. The bride carried a fragrant, hand-tied, cascading bouquet of white flowers, including peonies, freesia,  David Austin garden roses,  dendrobium orchids,  ranunculus, snapdragons, and sweet peas. 

The bride was attended by her sisters as maids of honor, Anne Welch DeBardeleben and Virginia Estes DeBardeleben. Bridesmaids were Margaret McCollum DeBardeleben, sister-in-law of the bride; Brooke Fleming Pilot, Linley Hallmark Roberts, Lane Walker Robinson, Kelly Elizabeth Walker, Jamie Denise Eiland, Margaret Exley Giles, Caitlyn Gullatte McDaniel, Jordan Easter Taylor; Catherine Brevard Ward and Sarah Grace Ward, cousins of the bride. Flower girl was Mena Lynn Brevard, cousin of the bride. 

The bridesmaids wore silver chiffon gowns from Bella Bridesmaids. They carried hand-tied bouquets similar to the bride’s with the addition of pale peach ranunculus and blush wedding spirit roses. The bouquets were collared in seeded eucalyptus and had long flowing ribbons creating a soft romantic look.

The groom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen were Bradley John Brown, Phillip Logan Cowart, Whitney DeBardeleben Jr., brother of the bride; Alfred Delchamps Eichold and Samuel Eichold III, brothers of the groom; John Thomas Florence, Brandon Heath McGrew, Jeffrey Evan Plaskett,  Michael Joseph Doumit Wishon, Edwin Lee Peters III and James Clayton Turner. Junior groomsman was John Hagen Livingston, nephew of the bride. Ushers were Bradley Kevin O’Brien, Thomas Bryant Cassidey, Austin Tyler Hilyer, Paul Joseph McCracken, Clifford Don Wyatt III,  Albert Gaines Gibson, Patrick Cameron Gunter, Charles Davis Looney and Lawton Adair Ward, cousin of the bride.

Scripture readers were Anna Caroline Delchamps, cousin of the groom, and Gordon Morrow Terry. Crucifer was Charles Welch DeBardeleben, uncle of the bride. Program attendants were Ava Jayde Aumiller, niece of the bride, Ann Grace Stanford Hill and Frances Boehm Hill.

Music was provided by The Cathedral Church of the Advent Choir under the direction of Dr. Frederick T. Teardo. Flowers were by Leah Hazzard of 3 Graces Designs.

A reception followed at Mountain Brook Club featuring music by Big Blast and the Party Masters. Barb’s Cakes created both the bride’s and groom’s cakes. A fireworks display capped off the celebration.

After a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple resides in Tuscaloosa.


Photos by A Bryan Photography

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