Ashton Elizabeth Perkins and Jeffrey Collin Willis were married September 5, 2020 at 5:30 in the afternoon at Locust Hill in Tuscumbia with Pastor Mark Grigsby officiating. The reception followed at Locust Hill. The couple had originally planned their wedding for March 28, 2020 at Robert Trent Jones of the Shoals Golf Trail, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, they were legally married on March 28 in a friend’s backyard and rescheduled the ceremony for September 5 at Locust Hill.

The bride is the daughter of Robert Perkins and Donna McCray, and step-daughter of Loie Robinson, all of Tuscaloosa. She is the granddaughter of Pat and Don Hoggle of Montgomery and the late Betty and Homer Perkins.

The groom is the son of Laura Norton and step-father Benjy Norton of Muscle Shoals, and Jeff Willis of Florence. He is the grandson of Melvin and Vickie Willis of Tuscumbia, Linda Willis of Russellville, and George Nemeth and the late Vera Lee Nemeth of Madison.

The bride wore a beautiful white satin off-shoulder gown from The Something Blue Shoppe in Hartselle, along with Kate Spade Keds and a veil borrowed from the matron of honor.

Matron of honor was Katie Flannagin, best friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Kellee Willis, sister-in-law and best friend of the bride, and Cheryl Scott, best friend of the bride. Flower girl was Rayleigh Granville, friend of the bride.

Best man was Sky Congleton, best friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Rashad Thompson, John Burton, Brandon Watkins, Michael Granville, all friends of the groom, and Jake Thompson, cousin of the groom. Ushers and honarary groomsmen were Stephen Able and Nic Ellison, both friends of the groom. Ring bearer was Colton Haney, friend of the groom.

Wedding director was Matthew Flannagin. The bride and family designed the floral arrangements and bouquets. Caterer was Jill’s Sweet Memories, who also made the wedding cake. Music for the ceremony and the reception was provided by DJ Dustin Coan. Hair stylist was Jordan Grissom of Grissom Hair Company and makeup artist was Lauren Lindholm. Special helpers were Matthew Flannigan and Kelli Trotti. Photographer was Spencer Williams from Los Angeles, Calif., and videographer was Ace Eaton.

The couple had planned a cruise for their honeymoon, but due to COVID-19 they were unable to go, so instead they spent their money on a house! They are now residing in Tuscumbia.

Photos by Spencer Williams

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