Kira Elizabeth Stojcich and Robert Sewell Walker met in sixth grade at UMS-Wright Preparatory School. They started dating in 11th grade after prom and dated for years until Robert proposed on a trip to Disney World.
They were married at the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion on May 17, 2014. The Rev. Terry Richey officiated. Kira is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Vermel Stojcich Jr., of Mobile. Robert is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Moore Walker, also of Mobile.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an Amsale silk taffeta gown with a sweetheart neckline and a small jewel-embellished waist, along with a cathedral-length veil. Her something borrowed and something old was a diamond bracelet that belonged to her grandmother. Bright blue shoes provided her something blue. Belle Bouquet designed her bouquet of blush pink peonies.
Caitlin Patricia Stojcich, the bride’s sister, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Mary Kathryn Walker, of Birmingham, Alabama, sister of the groom; Natasha Katuschka Rakovec, of Atlanta; Robyn Thaxton Abernathy, of Huntsville, Alabama; and Heidi Lynn Kearton, of Mobile. The bridesmaids wore petal pink faille cocktail-length dresses by Lula Kate.
The groom and groomsmen wore traditional black tuxedos. The groom chose his father, George Moore Walker, as his best man. Groomsmen included Michael Francis Walker, of Birmingham, brother of the groom; Howard Ross Walker, of Mobile; James Curtis Tanner, of Birmingham, Alabama; and Frank William Breaux, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Emily Lachiewicz and Monica Postage served as program and guest book attendants. Shane Michael Lanham, John Merrill Gray III and Kenneth Baker Findley served as ushers. Mary Knox Walker, the groom’s niece, served as the flower girl. Cooper Brantley Mann, the bride’s cousin, served as the ring bearer.
After a horse and carriage whisked the couple away from the ceremony, guests were ushered to a cocktail hour beside the house. Guests played dress up in the nearby photo booth and drank missionary downfalls, the signature cocktail. The reception was held under the canopy of old Mobile oaks. Blue Rents constructed a large tent in the front yard of the home, and Showbiz Theatrical Services created the lighting. Large chandeliers and market lights hung under the tent and trees. As twilight arrived, family and friends dined under the canopy of lights. The day was photographed by Meggan and Jeff Haller of Keyhole Photo.
After a private meal, the couple emerged from the home and had their first dance to “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding. Dinner was served, featuring Southern classics like grilled oysters, Conecuh sausage, shrimp and squash casserole, all prepared by Bay Gourmet.
Couture Cakes designed a beautiful five-tiered buttercream wedding cake. The groom chose miniature king cakes for his dessert.
The couple and guests danced the night away to the smooth sounds of Fuego Showband. After a sendoff from the front steps of the home, the couple rode off in a classic car.
Following a honeymoon in Italy, the couple will reside in Birmingham.
Photos by Keyhole Photo