Sydnie Trusty and David Shuford

Sydnie Leigh Trusty and David Orion Shuford were united in marriage at Springhill Avenue Temple in Mobile, on Oct. 15, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. Rabbi Donald Kundstadt officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Jane Rosner Allen and the late Dirk Elvin Trusty Sr.

The groom is the  son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Joslin Fischer and Mr. and Mrs. John Allen Shuford.

Given in marriage by her cousin, Peter Susman, the bride wore a Priscilla of Boston ivory silk organza gown from Something New Bridal. The cathedral length veil, which was adorned with silk petals, was handmade by the bride’s mother. She carried a bouquet of blush and ivory garden roses interspersed with lacy white delphinium.

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Jamie Sullivan Gunter served as the matron of honor. The bride was also attended by Myrl Elizabeth Dale, Dana Susman Handmacher, Jill Susman Lyon, and Mary Cole Shuford. They wore rose-colored formal gowns by Priscilla of Boston and carried English garden style bouquets of hydrangeas, garden roses, ranunculus, delphinium and freesia in shades of pink and white.

Serving as flower girls were Olivia Nicole Shuford and Taylor McKenzie Shuford, daughters of the groom. They wore matching ivory silk dresses and carried baskets and wore hairbands adorned with baby’s breath and roses.

The groom was attended by his brother, Bryan Joseph Shuford, as best man. Also attending were Darryl Kit Brewer, Mark Issac Gladden, Allen Foster Shuford, brother of the groom, Peter Fredrick Susman, and Michael Jacob Vrocher.

In the Jewish tradition, the bride and groom were married under a chuppah (canopy), which symbolizes the home Sydnie and David will share. The exquisite chuppah, which was created by LeNae Denson of Cleveland the Florist was made of glittering gold willow, adorned with flowers in shades of pink and ivory.

A reception immediately followed at the Country Club of Mobile. As guests entered, they were awed by the gilded clusters of trumpet vases towering from the massive buffet tables. Hydrangeas, gerberas, stock, dahlias, garden roses, zinnias, larkspur and lisianthus in all shades of pink, white, and lavender were entwined with gold branches, which reached the ceiling. Cleveland the Florist created a majestic ambience much like a royal wedding.

The five-tiered wedding cake by Pollman’s Bake Shop was lemon filled and iced with buttercream icing. Rose Pollman and her staff created a beautiful scroll motif on the cake, which was elevated on two tiers of glass and decorated with orlando roses, green hydrangeas, and golden leaves by Cleveland the Florist. Guests danced the night away to the sounds of US Beat, of Atlanta, Ga., and Melinda Mercer chronicled the wedding in beautiful photographs. 

The wedding weekend began with a casual welcome party on Thursday evening, at the home of Veri and Teddy Dale, sister and brother-in-law of the bride. On Friday, the bride’s aunt, Melanie Susman, hosted the bridesmaids’ luncheon at her home and Friday evening a lovely rehearsal dinner was held at the Country Club of Mobile, given by friends and family.

Sydnie, David, and daughters, Olivia and Taylor, will reside in Mobile.


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