Darby Pettus Zak

Darby Mae Pettus and Christian Gunner Zak were married June 12, 2021 in a 6:00 evening ceremony held at Locust Hill with Sam Pettus, brother of the bride, officiating. The reception followed at Locust Hill.

The bride is the daughter of Ed and Melissa Pettus of Killen. She is the granddaughter of Laminda Hurt and the late

Bob Hurt of Florence, Jim Pettus and the late Annette Pettus of Lexington, and the niece of Gerald and Connie Briggs of Florence.

The groom is the son of Jeff and Denise Zak of Tuscumbia. He is the grandson of Elizabeth Garrett of Naples, Fla., Tommy Hogland of Tuscumbia, Steve Zak and the late Debbi Zak of Valparaiso, Ind.

Maids of honor were Evie Buchanan, best friend of the bride, and Danielle Pettus, cousin of the bride. Bridesmaids were Marlo Williams, cousin of the bride; Abby Mattox, Madi Buck, Nicole Shirley, Jordan Hoerl, Abbey Beth Herbster, and Shaynna Hodge, all friends of the bride. Flower girls were Leah James Corum, cousin of the bride; Caroline, Alexis and Matilyne Martin, friends of the bride; Aubree Gibbs, Penny Isbell, and Nora Isbell, cousins of the groom.

Best man was the groom’s father, Jeff Zak. Groomsmen were Jason Zak, brother of the groom; Taylor Shirley, Cody

Thomas, Kyle Hester, Taylor Ellison, McKnight Carr, Lake McCann, Clent McIeary, and Zack Hester, all friends of the groom. Ring bearers were Charlie Corum, cousin of the bride, and Nate Isbell, cousin of the groom.

Wedding directors were Melissa Pettus, Tammy Quillen and Teresa Williams, and floral designer was Melissa Pettus. Music for the ceremony and entertainment for the reception was provided by Jacob Duncan. Caterers were Curtis’ Restaurant and City Limits Cafe. The wedding cake was made by Lauren Thomas and the groom’s cake was made by Sugartime Bakery. Hair stylist was Lydia Baker and make up artist was Abby Mattox. Photographer was MDV Studios and videographer was QF2 Films. Other special helpers were Megan Zak, Joe and Tracy Parker, Jeffery and Tammy Quillen, George and Teresa Williams, and Becky and Carson Bryan.

After a honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico, the couple is now residing in Tuscumbia.

Photos by MDV Studios

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