Ashlon Nicole Harkins and Todd Christopher Ouellette, Jr. were married December 31, 2019 at 4:00 in the afternoon at Hurricane Creek Lodge in Vina with Ted Vafeas officiating. The reception was held at George’s 217 in downtown Sheffield following the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Bart Harkins and Lisa Seal Harkins of Muscle Shoals. She is the granddaughter of Billy and Fredia Seal of Muscle Shoals, the late James (Jim) and Evelyn Harkins of Tuscumbia.

The groom is the son of Todd Ouellette, Sr. and Leslie Morgan Ouellette of Muscle Shoals. He is the grandson of Sara and Windle Morgan of Hueytown, Jackie and Bob Ouellette of Trussville, and Norma and Raymond Wilkerson of Sheffield.

The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a gown from Ivory & White Bridal Boutique in Birmingham, Shutz heels from Nordstrom, and a jumpsuit from Venus Swimwear.

Maid of honor was Mackenzie Seal, cousin of the bride. Honorary matron of honor was Taylor Barton Phillips, best friend of the bride. Best man was Daniel Cottrell, best friend of the groom.

Floral designer was Missy Brandon at Wild Flower, Belmont, Miss. Katlyn Barnes provided music for the ceremony, and Gus Spears with Universal Event & Production Services entertained guests at the reception. Caterer was George’s 217 and Publix made the wedding cake and groom’s cake. Hair stylist was Whitney Weeks Butler of Parlor 217. Photographer was Heather Sherrill of Create Portraiture.

The couple is currently residing in Prattville, and are planning a honeymoon trip to Europe this summer.

I would like to thank Hurricane Creek Lodge and the manager, Dee Murphy and his team. They were excellent to work with and very detail oriented on my vision. I highly recommend them as a venue site, especially in the summer when the grass leading out to the dock is plush and green! It is such a beautiful and peaceful place to get married.

Thank you to George’s 217 for everything from the food to the decorations, inside and out! Around Christmas time they keep the place decorated with beautiful Christmas trees, lights and garland everywhere. The manager, Frank, was such a pleasure to work with! The staff was so attentive to me and constantly made sure they we were doing ok and if we needed anything, awesome service!

Lastly, Thank you to my mom, Lisa Harkins, without her the wedding might have never been pulled off! She handled everything, and I mean everything for me since we currently live 3 hours away from Muscle Shoals now. A wedding is special for Mommas and my wedding was even more special because of how much she has done for us! Not only on this day but just raising me in general, she

did an excellent job with me. I can’t thank you enough! Love you, mom!

Photos by Create Portraiture

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