Sarah Tate Weatherford and Vernon Bernis Johnson III were united in marriage at Morris Farm in Stockton, Alabama, on October 12, 2019. The couple was married by Jim Parmer, uncle of the bride.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Cole Weatherford Sr. of Bay Minette, Alabama. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Bernis Johnson Jr. of Ozark, Alabama.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted down the aisle by her father. She wore an ivory gown adorned with lace and pearls by Essence of Australia. The bride carried a bouquet of ivory roses, blue thistle, and lush greenery. The bouquet was wrapped in an heirloom handkerchief that belonged to her great-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Morris.
The bride was attended by her sister, Lindsey Kate Weatherford, as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kayla Kiger, Shayla O’Barr and Ashleigh Bertolla. The best friend of the bride, Tucker Boatwright, served as a bridesman. Flower girl and ring bearer were Lucy and Gavin Bertolla. Ushers included Hamilton Cole Weatherford Jr., brother of the bride, as well as Kenny and John David Weatherford. The groom was accompanied by best man Joshua Bowman. Groomsmen were Caleb Pierce, Tate Upton, George Haburey IV and John Stephens.
Following the ceremony, the couple and guests walked a decorated path to dance and eat under the old oaks. Guests were also welcomed into the home, which belongs to the bride’s grandparents. Inside was a display of wedding dresses that were worn by the bride’s grandmother and mother on their wedding days. The atmosphere was almost ethereal. Decades of love and unity could be felt in the air.
The couple made their departure under a canopy of oaks and sparkle lit skies with family and friends giving a warm send off. The newlyweds enjoyed a honeymoon in Jamaica. They reside in Foley.
Ceremony and Reception Venue Morris Farm Wedding Dress I Do Bridal & Formal Hair/Makeup Ally Taylor Florist Bloom & Grow Co. Caterer Stagecoach Catering Bakery Cakes by Judi Rentals Port City Rentals, Gulf Coast Rentals Lighting Willow Bridge Musician Buddy Brock Photographer Deltalow Wedding Planner Julie Ragsdale