Cassie Nicole Hulsey and Derek Tyler Hannah were married on May 11, 2019 in a 6:00 evening ceremony that was held at Hatton Church of Christ in Town Creek with the reception to follow. Officiating the ceremony was Sonny Owens.
The bride is the daughter of Tommy and Paula Hulsey of Tuscumbia, Alabama. Maternal grandparents are the late W.C. “Sonny” Head and Norma Jean Head. Paternal grandparents are the late R.D. Hulsey and the late Helen Hulsey. Honorary grandmother was Sue Cotton, who babysat the bride when she was young.
The groom is the son of Ron and Christie Hannah of Killen, Alabama. Maternal grandparents are Charles and Carlene Mahan. Paternal grandparents are Ronnie and Barbara Hannah.
The bride chose a strapless, ivory, Organza A-Line gown that featured a soft floral printed lace. The bride also chosea jeweled encrusted belt to lay across her natural waistline. The bridal bouquet and the bride’s shoes were both hand-crafted by the bride. The bride also handmade the junior bridesmaids’ kissing flower balls and the flower girl’s petals.
The bride’s party included Cassidy Hannah, sister of the groom, Bryson Holland, close friend of the bride, Crystal Tidwell, close friend of the bride, Leslie McGuire, close friend of the bride, Farris Terry, friend since elementary school, and Kristin Hulsey, sister of the bride. Jr Brides- maids were Emily Tidwell and Lindsey Kate Terry. Flower girl was Addison McGuire. Guest- book attendant was Sonni Latham, cousin of the bride.
The groom’s party included Chris Robertson, cousin of the groom, Rhet Roberson, high school friend, Josh Southward, close friend of the groom, Dederick Anderson, close friend of the groom, Hunter Burden, close friend of the groom, and Alex Hannah, brother of the groom. Jr Groomsmen was Corbin McGuire. Ring Bearers were Noah Terry and Jett McGuire.
Wedding director/coordinator was Faith Woods of Faith Woods Events. Caterer was Stacie Oliver, who also made the wedding cake. Bridesmaids attire was from Azazie and the groom and groomsmen suits were from Coats Clothing Co. in Florence. The bride’s makeup was done by Willows Day Spa in Tuscumbia. The bride and bridal party’s hair was completed by Tiffany Vandiver of o’HAIRa’s in Florence. The bridal pictures at the Oaks Plantation in Tuscumbia were taken by the groom’s mother, Christie Hannah. The photographer for the wedding and wedding reception was PBK Studios of Florence.
The couple spent their honeymoon on a cruise to Cozumel and Yucatán and are now residing in Tuscumbia.
In June 2007, we met at Maywood Christian Camp. We immediately hit it off and became close friends. We lost touch a few years after high school for a couple of years and in spring 2018, we reconnected and immediately started dating. It was like we never even lost touch since we had always gotten along so well. He proposed November 10, 2018 and his mother, Christie, and his sister, Cassidy, captured the moment for us.
We were happy we had chosen to have the wedding inside since it ended up storming most of the day. It was actually thundering so loud that a large sheep dog ended up running through the reception area to hide while the caterers were trying to get everything set up before the wedding. Luckily Farris’s husband Adam, a close family friend, had arrived early and he helped to corral the dog in a back hallway.
Thank you so much to everyone who helped and especially to our friends and family in the wedding along with Faith, Tiffany, Stacie, and PBK! We will always be so grateful to everyone who
was a part of this day. Thank y’all so much!"
Photos by PBK Studios