Sydney Richmond and Dakota James were married October 12, 2019 in a 6:00 evening ceremony held at Danclay Farms in Florence with Brooks Bergman officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Stephen and Jennifer Richmond of Killen and Rebecca Richmond of Tuscumbia. She is the granddaughter of Bud and Gloria Richmond of Florence and John and Emily Sherrod of Tuscumbia.

The groom is the son of Randy James and Tammy James, both of Rogersville. He is the grandson of Elaine James and the late Don James, Betty Brown, and Larry Brown.

The bride wore a white long-sleeved gown by designer Elizabeth Dye, purchased from The Sentimentalist in Atlanta, Ga. with a floor-length veil purchased from La Raine’s Bridal Boutique in Atlanta, Ga. She also wore Tiffany pearl drop earrings that belong to her step-mother, and her grandmother’s sapphire bracelet.

Maid of honor was Rachel Richmond, sister of the bride, and matron of honor was Allison Allen, best friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Lyndsey Young, Abby Norton, Hannah James, LeAnne Durrett, all friends of the bride; and Anabella James, sister of the groom. Bridesman was Sidney Gooch, friend of the bride. Flower girls were Effie Exarchos and Elena Exarchos, cousins of the groom.

Best man was the groom’s brother, Justin James. Groomsmen were Daniel Tiede, Patton Jones, Kelton Tully, and Hunter Allen, all friends of the groom. Ring bearer was Jackson James, nephew of the groom.

Wedding directors were Allison Allen and Laura Horton. Floral designer was Jennifer Thomas of Meta’s Garden. Caterer was Jill’s Sweet Memories, who also made the wedding cake and groom’s cake. Reception entertainment was provided by DJ Truth Bomb Entertainment. Hair stylist was Mellany Lancaster and make-up artist was Corey Nichols. Photographer was Andrew Swindle. Other special helpers were Marquetta Brown and Conrad and Nancy Stendor.

The ring bearer’s pillow was made by the bride’s great-aunt, with brooches attached from the bride’s great-grandmothers.

After spending a week at the beach for their honeymoon, the couple is now residing in Birmingham.

Photos by Andrew Swindle

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