Lexie Bradley and Dylan Calhoun were married June 1, 2019 at 5:00 in the afternoon at Highland Baptist Church with Buddy Champion officiating. The reception followed at Pickett Place.

The bride is the daughter of Anthony and Sandy Bradley of Florence. She is the granddaughter of Robert Witt and the late Jeanette Witt of Florence, and Joyce Bradley and the late Ray Bradley of Muscle Shoals.

The groom is the son of Randall and Sonya Calhoun of Pell City. He is the grandson of Percy and Tootsie Scott of Clanton, and Jim and Patsy Burks of Hoover.

Matron of honor was Tori Lee, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Teala Buck, sister-in-law of the bride; Natasha Fomina, Jessica Austin, Jayden Davilla-McClary, Destiney Ingram, all friends of the bride; and Kristy Darby, cousin of the bride. Flower girl was Alivia McCormack, niece.

Best man was the groom’s father, Randall Calhoun. Groomsmen Brandon Tate, Zach Dugas, Tyler Hall, Landon Smith, Garrett Dempsey, all friends of the groom; Andy Buck, brother-in-law of the groom; and Stuart Scott, cousin of the groom. Ring bearer was William Buck, nephew.

Wedding director was Terri Brown. Floral designer was Cindy Harrison. Caterer was Rhoda P’s Catering, and the wedding cake and groom’s cake were made by Yummies. Entertaining guests at the reception was Grayson Brown. Hair stylists were Scott Bradley, uncle of the bride, and Megan Robertson. Make-up artist was Rachel at Flawless Hair Studio. Photographer was PBK Studios and videographer was Awaken Films.

The couple spent their honeymoon at Sandals Resort in Negril, Jamaica. They are now residing

in Hoover.

I purchased my gown at The Something Blue Shoppe in Hartselle, AL. It is a Signature Justin Alexander gown. They picked my dress up in Rome literally a few weeks before I tried it on the store and said yes!

He proposed at the bottom of the Grand Canyon while we were hiking it. During the entire hike (took 3 days), we listened to John Denver. For our first dance song, we danced to “Annie’s Song” by John Denver. It brought us back to that magical trip. We had no cell reception at all, so it was amazing to be able to experience the first few blissful days of our engagement with just us two. We didn’t have to worry about calling everyone and posting anything on social media just yet. We

will cherish that time forever!

We had many wedding showers given to us. The two main ones were from our parents. My family threw us one at our reception venue (Pickett Place) that was a beautiful modern-styled wedding shower. His family threw us one in Pell City, AL at The Brook Besor that was a gorgeous “I Do BBQ” style shower.

We had a guest photo book instead of a guest signing book. We purchased a Polaroid camera with film so guests could take pictures of them at the reception, tape it onto a page, and write us a note. It is one of my favorite keep-sakes from our entire wedding!

I had 1 grandparent from each side of my family pass away, so for the ceremony, I had my grandfather walk down with a rose in memory of my grandmother. My other grandmother walked down the aisle with a rose in memory of my grandfather. They laid their roses in the seats next to them in respect for their memories. Our wedding was everything we ever dreamed of. We are loving married life and excited for this chapter in our lives!

Photos by PBK Studios

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