Katelyn Elizabeth Cumlander and Stephen Jonathan Braswell were united in marriage at Life Church on June 1, 2013. Dr. Richard E. Braswell, grandfather of the groom, and the Rev. Billy Cardwell officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Ronald Cumlander, of Mobile. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. O’Neal Andrews, Mrs. Julia Cumlander and the late Sidney Wayne Cumlander, of Grove Hill.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Duane Braswell, of Semmes. He is the grandson of Ms. Elizabeth A. Dodd, of Semmes; Dr. Richard E. Braswell and the late Patricia Rice Braswell, of Mobile; and Dr. Michael Tandy, of Boise, Idaho. He is the great-grandson of Mrs. Elizabeth P. Dodd, of Semmes, and Mrs. Louise Tandy, of Boise, Idaho.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an elegant Allure gown with a waistline veil. She carried a bouquet of hydrangeas and peonies adorned with family heirlooms.
Two memory candles were lit in honor of the bride and groom’s deceased grandparents, Mr. Sidney Wayne Cumlander and Mrs. Patricia Rice Braswell.
The bride chose Morgan Downey as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Madyson Braswell, Beka Jemison, Holly Shaw, Miranda Tevepaugh, Sabrina Riffler, Shelby Myers and Rachel Norris. Flower girls were Claire Tyler and Rayla Pierce.
The groom chose Jared Bragg as his best man. Groomsmen were William Braswell, Kyle Cumlander, Michael Massey, Daniel Sellers, Joel Braswell Kennan Dollar and Russ Morgan. The ring bearers were Ben Howard and George Howard. Ushers were Austin Everett, John David Phillips and Donal Cieutat.
Following the wedding ceremony, a reception was held at the Hermitage-Rippy Estate. The couple’s first dance was to “Never Quit Loving You, ” by Jill Barber.
A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the groom for the wedding party and special guests at Life Church. A bridal luncheon was hosted by Mrs. Ronald Rayborn and Mrs. Tim Jemison.
After traveling to Montego Bay, Jamaica for their honeymoon, the couple now resides in Mobile.