Tiffany Bishop and Travis Francez

As sixth graders at St. Paul’s Episcopal School, Tiffany and Travis never imagined that one day they would get married. However, on Nov. 13, 2010, Tiffany Ann Bishop and Travis Christian Francez were united in marriage at Pathway Ministries.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Randol Bishop and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Pierce and Mr. and Mrs. Billy Bishop. The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Francez and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Jenkins.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a strapless, ivory gown designed by Allure Couture and adorned with three-dimensional floral and ribbon detail swirls. She also wore diamond earrings, a diamond bracelet and a diamond necklace given to her by her parents on her wedding day.

The bridesmaids wore chiffon and charmeuse teal gowns and carried pink roses. Lauren Perkins served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Lindsay Davis, Grace Francez, Angela Guy, Cory Hardin, Candice Hembree, Ashley Kalifeh, Kristen Keller, Tara Lenn, Sherri Shutt and Claire Warner. Jaly Pierce served as the miniature bride. She wore a custom-made gown similar to that of the bride’s.

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The groom, as well as the groomsmen, wore chocolate brown tuxes. The father of the groom served as the best man. Groomsmen were Benjamin Bates, Randy Bishop, Greg Davis, Stephen Elms, Luke Francez, Matthew Francez, Steven Jones, Addison Perkins, Chris Pierce and Nick Taylor. Garrett and Mason Steele served as ring bearers. They wore chocolate tuxes and carried a sign that read, “Here Comes the Bride.”

The ceremony began with music by the Phoenix Quartet. Once the bride had walked down the aisle, Rhonda Scelsi sang “I’ll Always Be Your Baby, ” while a special slideshow of the bride and her father was played. The ceremony also consisted of a duet by Rhonda Scelsi and Joey Turman. It concluded with a solo sung by Carla Weavil.

The reception followed at the Bishops’ home, where large white tents were adorned with pink lanterns and chocolate brown table cloths accented with pink runners. Tall, elegant crystal vases filled with roses stood on each table, as well as custom designed votive candles. Fancy Affairs served the guests dinner, while the Wes Loper Band provided entertainment. Guests also enjoyed a candy bar featuring custom made candy selected by the bride and groom. Cakes by Judi further sweetened the evening with a four-tier cake decorated with swirls, embellished with pink roses, and topped with the couple’s monogram in Swarovski crystals. Finally, as the reception came to an end, the bride and groom were greeted with sparklers before being taken by a horse-drawn carriage to their new home.

After a honeymoon in St. Lucia, the Francezs reside in Semmes.

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