Jenna Leigh Hudson and Michael Vance Tigner were united in marriage at Spring Hill Avenue United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The Rev. Jonathan Porter, of Greenville, Georgia, officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Russell Hudson. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen Tigner, of Greenville, Georgia, and Mr. and Mrs. Earl L. Vance, of Glasgow, Kentucky.
The wedding festivities began on Friday morning as the bridesmaids joined the bride for a luncheon at Kitchen on George. Following the wedding rehearsal Friday evening, the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen Tigner, hosted the after-rehearsal dinner at the Mobile Carnival Museum. The Excelsior Band entertained the guests as they sipped on the signature “Dragon Drink” and enjoyed Southern seafood favorites catered by Georgia Roussos and king cake from Pollman’s Bake Shop.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride walked down the aisle in a Justin Alexander ivory lace dress with a cathedral-length veil trimmed in handmade lace, all from Bliss Bridal. For the reception, the bride’s dress transformed into a strapless sweetheart A-line dress with a beaded crystal sash.
The bride chose her cousin, Jessica Ware, of Mobile, as matron of honor. Hannah Gwin, Kristin Stewart and Meagan Hollis, of Mobile; Taylor Thrasher and Jenna Moran, of Atlanta; Eliza Smith, of Milledgeville, Georgia; Jordan Pease, of Huntsville, Alabama; and MacKenzie Sidwell, of Starkville, Mississippi, served as bridesmaids. They wore floor-length Amsale gowns of sheer, mint silk chiffon, each in a style of her choosing. For each attendant, Nicole King and Mariah Carpenter, of Chez Giselle, created a beautiful and unique hairstyle topped with miniature orchids. Makeup artist Kaili B did the bride’s makeup.
Chadwick Fuller, of Greenville, Georgia, served as the groom’s best man. Groomsmen included Brian Tigner, of LaGrange, Georgia; Bryce Poynter, of Dallas; David Hopkins, of Cairo, Georgia; Louis Dishman and Edward Lindley III, of Birmingham, Alabama; Trevor Shirley, of Decatur, Alabama; Jeremy Ware and Lucas Miller, of Mobile; and Kyle Hawkins, of Auburn, Alabama. Luke Hamner and Kristopher Gill, of Greenville, Georgia, served as ushers. The groom and his groomsmen wore Vera Wang black tuxedos.
The flower girl, Blakeleigh Ware, cousin of the bride, wore a white and ivory lace heirloom dress designed by Pieces by Tam. Ring bearers were Bryant Miller and Cole Hudson, also cousins of the bride. They wore white and ivory batiste monogrammed outfits designed by the bride. Julia Marcus and Mackenzie Stewart, cousins of the bride, were scripture readers for the ceremony. Vocalist Linda Johnson provided beautiful music.
Following the ceremony, the couple enjoyed a Southern-style reception at the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion. Tyner’s Catering provided the food, and Belle Bouquet Florist designed floral arrangements. Cakes by Judi created the bride’s four-tiered cake, adorned with mint hydrangeas, and the groom’s chocolate two-layered cake, topped with “Aubie, ” the mascot of the couple’s alma mater.
Beneath an Italian, chandelier-lit tent, the guests danced the night away to music by the band, Azz Iz, of Atlanta. Leslie Davis, of Freshly Bold Photography, and Mike Wood Productions Videographer beautifully captured all events of the day.
Jenna and Michael celebrated their new life together on a honeymoon to Antigua. The couple currently resides in Mobile.
Photos by Freshly Bold Photography