Helen Ross Bender & Alexander Carleton Bailey Jr. 

Helen and Alec were united in marriage at St. Joseph Chapel at Spring Hill College on April 15, 2023.

April 15, 2023 // St. Joseph Chapel at Spring Hill College, Reception at The Ezell House

Joy filled every facet of Helen and Alec’s wedding day. While most brides feel love and happiness on their special day, the bride received news a few weeks prior that only elevated this feeling: medical scans clear of stage IV metastatic melanoma, which she had been diagnosed with a little over a year before. Following the St. Joseph Chapel ceremony, a gospel choir sang “Oh Happy Day” for the newlyweds’ exit. At the Ezell House reception, guests left voicemails in an audio guestbook, a memento for the couple for years to come. After a lively reception, which included dancing by guests and crowd surfing by the bride, the couple rode around town with the wedding party on a party bike, the perfect ending to the day and the beginning of the Baileys’ happily ever after.

Parents Of The Bride Mr. and Mrs. John T. Bender Grandparents Of The Bride Dr. and Mrs. Theodore Jackson Bender Jr.; Mr. Ross Redmond Rogers; Mrs. Lois Rogers Baldwin Parents Of The Groom Mr. Alexander Bailey Sr.; Ms. Kellie Murray Bailey Grandparents Of The Groom Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Bailey; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Murray Photographer Chad Riley Photography Wedding Dress Bliss Bridal Florist Belle Bouquet Hair and Makeup Courtney “Coco” Matthews; Jazzed Caterer Clifton Morrissette Catering Invitations It’s Inviting Band Blackberry Breeze Wedding Planner Brooke Guesnard; Jeannie Hunt Party Bike Mobile Pedal Tours

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