Nichelle Smith & Troy Jonathan Rodgers

Photos by Quintin Howard

It all started in middle school for Nichelle and Jonathan. The two became friends while attending St. Mary’s Catholic School and even dated for a short time before reconnecting in high school where their relationship blossomed.

The two high school sweethearts were united in marriage in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Bella Sera Gardens in Loxley, Alabama, on November 24, 2018.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Williams. The groom is the son of Mr. Troy Rodgers and Mrs. Cassandra Christian.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride walked down the aisle in a fitted gown with a high-neckline beaded lace bodice designed by Martina Liana. She carried a bouquet of roses and eucalyptus  created by Johnny Weaver.

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Alexis Austin served as the bride’s maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Christian Brown, Paige Duncan, Stella Taylor and Mya Wesley.  Hannah Christian served as flower girl.

Josh Rodgers served as the groom’s best man. Groomsmen were Kyle Pollenitz, Nick Heisler and Ignacio Williams. QJ Sigler served as ring bearer.

Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed a lively reception on the garden grounds. The stunning setting was captured by live event artist Rosilyn Dudeck Holladay as a keepsake for the bride and groom. Guests dined on Pollo Machago, green bean almondine and smoked au gratin potatoes. Sugar House Custom Cakes created the two-tier almond wedding cake. DJ Jay-O kept guests on the dance floor all night.

The bride and groom exited the reception with a sparkler sendoff. After a honeymoon in Orange Beach, the couple now resides in Mobile.


Ceremony + Reception Venue Bella Sera Gardens Wedding Dress I Do Bridal & Formal Hair Magic on Main Makeup Esther Louis Artistry DJ Jay-O Rentals Port City  Photographer Quintin Howard Videographer Aaron Captured It! Bakery Sugar House Custom Cakes Florist/Wedding Planner Johnny Weaver Live event artist  Rosilyn Dudeck Holladay

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