Kayley Ashton Edwards & Jonathan Henry Shepard

Photos by Leslie Davis

Kayley Ashton Edwards and Jonathan Henry Shepard were united in marriage at the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion in Mobile, Alabama, on Oct. 20, 2018. The Rev. Jeff Garner, longtime friend of the bride’s mother, officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Ms. Karen Webster Edwards and Mr. and Mrs. David Anthony Edwards. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Raleigh Clarke Jr.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father. She wore a Pronovias mermaid gown with layers of Alencon lace and a v-neckline, accented with covered buttons down the back. She wore a custom cathedral-length, lace-trimmed, mantilla-style veil. The bride carried a bouquet of blush and white football mums, roses and dahlias by Elizabeth’s Garden.

The bride was attended by her sister, Brittany Leahy, as her matron of honor and her friend, Kinsey Miller, as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Gracie Clarke, sister of the groom; Sophie Girardeau, Logan Smith, Monique Hawkins; Emma Smith, cousin of the bride; and Amber McNair. Ruslana Gossett was her flower girl.

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David Raleigh Clarke III, brother of the groom, stood as the best man. Groomsmen were Daniel Leahy, brother-in-law of the bride; Austin McSpadden, Nicholas Chapman, Dylan Calhoun, Evan Strickland, Brandon Lawson and Brendyn McNair. The bride’s twin nephews, Mikey and Henry Leahy, were the ring bearers.

Following the ceremony, guests danced the night away beneath the oaks on the mansion lawn. The couple traveled to Costa Rica for their honeymoon.

Ceremony + Reception Venue Bragg-Mitchell Mansion Hair Melanie Waters Makeup  Alexandrea West Rentals SOHO Florist Elizabeth’s Garden Caterer Naman’s Bakery ellenJAY Band Lucky Town Lighting Showbiz Trolley Gulf Coast Tours  Photographer Leslie Davis Videographer StoryLive Productions Wedding Planner Ginny McElhaney-Simmons

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