Kennedy Palmer and Dylan Montgomery were married June 22, 2019 at 6:00 in the evening at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail of the Shoals. Josh Kelley officiated the ceremony and the reception followed at RTJ.
The bride is the daughter of Tim and Mendy Palmer of Tuscumbia. She is the granddaughter of Abby and Gary Keith of Muscle Shoals, Ron and Lavonya Palmer of Olive Branch, Miss., and Diane Ballard of Hamilton.
The groom is the son of Dan and Tracy Montgomery of Russellville. He is the grandson of Brenda Bragwell and the late David Bragwell of Russellville.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore an Allure Romance, deep V cut, solid satin gown in the color of Hazelnut, with a sheer lace back with minimal crystal detail with buttons from the top to lower back, along with a simple veil with minimal crystal trim.
Maid of honor was Lynsi Bragwell, friend of the bride. Matrons of honor were Peyton Montgomery, sister-in-law, and Brookly Hamilton, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Caitlyn Grigsby, Brooklyn Massey, Emma Moothart, Kaitlyn Schrimsher, Eden Pritchett, Laken Hayes, all friends of the bride; Mackenzie Gilstrap, sister of the bride; and Ashton Childers, cousin of the bride. Honorary bridesmaids were Anna Smith, Liza Jane Richey, and Justine Garcia. Flower girl was Lily Cate Pace. Miniature bride was Rylee Dru Childers, cousin of the bride.
Best man was the groom’s father, Dan Montgomery. Groomsmen were Jake Montgomery, brother of the groom; Austin Holder, Jordan Wood, Rylan White, all friends of the groom; Miles Nesbit, brother of the bride; Drew Childers and Carter Berryhill, cousins of the bride. Man of honor was Cameron DeArman, childhood best friend of the bride. Honorary groomsmen were Brady Ledlow, Kodi Smith, and Michael Corsbie. Ushers were Brent Reed and Justin Esquivel. Ring bearer was Ethan Berryhill, cousin of the bride, and miniature groom was Mark Rylan Nesbit, nephew of the bride.
As a little girl I was obsessed with Cinderella. For my seventh birthday, my dad surprised me with a trip to Disney World to have dinner with Cinderella, with my very own Cinderella dress. We would often play tea party, and he would take me to “balls” in our living room, all while wearing my new Cinderella dress of course. Thankfully I kept the dress all these years, and my seamstress (Savannah Lyles) was able to cut out a piece of my old Cinderella dress and sew it into my wedding dress as my something blue, and a reminder to my dad that I would always be his “Cinderella girl”. We started the reception with the father-daughter dance to the song “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Champman.
Wedding director was Lauren Boston. Floral designer was Chase Sparks of Russellville Florist. Caterer was Robert Trent Jones of the Shoals, and Judy Howard of Singing River Sweets made the wedding cake and groom’s cake. Entertaining guests at the reception was DJ Jammin’ Jeff. Hair stylist and make-up artist was Bethany Mansell. Photographer was Heather Sherrill of Create Portraiture and videographer was Byron Hellums with FPP Films. Special thanks to Christine Minor, director of events at Robert Trent Jones, and all other staff members who prepared the venue.
After a honeymoon at Sandals Resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, the couple is now residing in Tuscumbia.
Photos by Create Portraiture