Lexi Beth Williams and Jacob Nathan McLendon were married June 29, 2019 at 5:00 in the afternoon at Calvary Baptist Church, Russellville with Dr. Bill Meckes officiating. A reception was held at George’s 217 in Sheffield following the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Gina Kiel of Russellville and the late Lance Williams. She is the granddaughter of Kenneth and Barbara Clement, Gerald and Betty Kiel, and Daniel and Anita Williams, all of Russellville.

The groom is the son of Jack and Sheary McLendon of Muscle Shoals. He is the grandson of the late Bill and Mary Calvery and the late Jack and Ruth McLendon, all of Muscle Shoals.

The bride chose a beautiful white gown with matching veil from Cherry Tree Lane in Florence. She wore earrings from Kendra Scott and shoes from Lulu’s.

Maid of honor was Maggie Rae Williams, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Melissa McLendon Shores, Sarabeth McLendon Jumper, Grace McLendon Zills, sisters of the groom; Erin Masterson Singletary, Julie Masterson Russ, Lauren Taylor Mills, friends of the bride; Abby Jane Bradford, cousin of the bride; Samantha Claire Kiel, step-sister of the bride. Junior bridesmaid Addison Ruth Shores, niece of the groom. Flower girls were Rachel Shores, Claire Shores, and Olivia Zills, all nieces of the groom.

Best man was the groom’s father, Jack McLendon. Groomsmen were Adam Zills and Tyler Jumper, brothers-in-law of the groom; Hunter Kiel and Joseph Kiel, step-brothers of the bride; Clayton Davis, Matt Belew, Evan Peters, Houston Looser, Charlie Smith, and Daniel Cottrell, all friends of the groom. Ring bearers Case Howard, cousin of the bride, and Nate Shores, nephew of the groom.

The bride and groom chose to have the ring bearers carry something meaningful down the aisle. Case Howard carried the Bible that belonged to the father of the bride, Lance Williams. It was important to Lexi and Jake to have something of his incorporated into their special day. Nate Shores carried the Bible that belongs to Jake’s mom, Sheary. Her Bible was used at her wedding in 1978, and was used in all of Jake’s sisters weddings. These special Bibles hold memories of faith and love that Lexi and Jake work to instill in their marriage every day.

Wedding director was Channing Wright. Florald designer was Carmelita Coan. Ceremony music was provided by Justin Coan, and DJ Jammin’ Jeff entertained guests at the reception. The reception was catered by George’s Steak Pit. The wedding cake was made by Samantha Montgomery and the groom’s cake was made by Yummies Bakery. Hair stylist was Kenzie Pope and make-up artist was Corey Nichols. Photographer was Gena Plaxco Images and videographer was Byron Hellums. Other special helper was Rachel Seal.

The couple spent their honeymoon at the all-inclusive Excellence Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. They are now residing in Madison.

Photos by Gena Plaxco Images

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