Their story is that of a classic, college love story. Elizabeth Peake and Jay Scarborough met during Christmas break of their freshman year and instantly felt a connection. They began dating that January, and three years later to the day, Jay asked Elizabeth to become his wife in the same place where they first met. Elizabeth Kathryn Peake and Jay Steven Scarborough were united in marriage on a beautiful summer evening, Saturday, June 29, 2013, at 5 o’clock at Spring Hill Avenue United Methodist Church. Dr. Drew Jefferson Gunnells Jr. officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyles Brewer Tuttle Jr. and the late Gerald Alton Peake Jr. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Fay Pierce and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Alton Peake, all of Mobile. The groom is the son of Mrs. Donna Linton Wright, of Grand Bay, and the late Mr. Charles Edgar Scarborough Jr., of Creola. His grandparents are Mrs. John Lee Linton and the late Mr. John Lee Linton, the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edgar Scarborough, all of Grand Bay.
Given in marriage by her stepfather, the bride wore an ivory lace, bateau neck gown with a corseted under bodice with a soft A-line skirt. The back of the dress featured lace covered buttons at the center and a sweep train. The waist was accented with a double-faced satin ribbon and a lace floral accent. She chose coral as her wedding color, along with ivory roses, white hydrangeas, white peonies, white orchids and mini calla lilies as her florals.
Bridesmaids wore coral chiffon gowns with a sweetheart neckline and carried a mix of coral roses, green hydrangeas and yellow daisies in their bouquets. Anne Watson Rutledge and Olivia Joy Shanteau served as maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Anna Helen Flock, Aubrey Elizabeth Deakle, Allison Shea Robbins, Emily Griffith Peake, Caitlin O’Connell Peake and Haley Merene Wright.
The couple chose Ansley Elizabeth Shirazi as flower girl; Carson Leigh Smith as reader; and Katherine Ellis Pierce, Sarah Elizabeth Pierce, and Brazier Elizabeth Pierce as program attendants. Hillary Baxter and Emily Muncaster served as soloists. Ceremony musicians were Rebekah Taylor, cellist; David Price, guitarist; and Donna Brewer, piano and organ.
The groom wore a tan suit with a cream vest and bow tie, pinned with a single cream calla lily. He chose Joshua David Brooks as best man. Groomsmen were Thomas Bruce Pearson, Peter Kenneth Savill, Christian Errol Traegde, Gerald Alton Peake III, Patrick Pierce Peake and Austin Keith Wright. They wore tan suits with coral bow ties and vests, pinned with a coral rose.
Following the ceremony, the couple enjoyed a reception at the Five Rivers Delta Center in Spanish Fort. It was an evening filled with celebration. Cindy Squires served as wedding planner and beautifully decorated the waterfront venue. A delicious spread of shrimp, beef, grilled vegetables, sandwiches and a fruit and cheese arrangement was prepared by Chef Sean McLaughlin of Creative Catering.
Flour Girls Bakery created both the bride’s and the groom’s cakes. The bride’s cake was a traditional style, five-tier buttercream cake, decorated with an “S” initial monogram and topped with beautiful coral roses. The groom’s doctor-themed chocolate cake was shaped from fondant and filled with whipped buttercream icing.
Elizabeth and Jay, surrounded by their many guests, danced the night away to a Motown band, Tribute, of Mobile. The couple’s first dance song was “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne. Videographer Lafe Blobaum with Lifehouse Wedding Films caught cherished moments that will be forever alive. Rhonda Smith of Mini Memories Photography captured all of the moments of the couple’s fabulous wedding weekend.
After walking through a tunnel of sparklers held by their dearest friends, the bride and groom rode away in a limo to the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel and Spa for the night.
The couple enjoyed a Walt Disney World honeymoon trip and then returned home to Mobile to begin their lives together as Mr. and Mrs. Jay Steven Scarborough.