July 25th was not the original wedding date for us. We set our date for April 4, 2020 a week after we were engaged on March 29, 2019 and ended up having to change our date a month before the wedding because of the pandemic health orders. We provided masks for all of our guests at the wedding as we got married about a week after the statewide mask ordinance was issued.
Lauren Casiday and Luke Brackin were married Saturday, July 25, 2020 in a 6:00 evening ceremony held at Sheffield First United Methodist Church with Josh Meins officiating. The reception followed at George’s 217.
The bride is the daughter of Christy Casiday and Brian Casiday, both of Sheffield. She is the granddaughter of the late Ray Wright of Harriman, Tenn. and Wynneska Wright from Dayton, Tenn., and the late Harvey and Ann Casiday of Sheffield.
The groom is the son of Donna Brackin of Moulton and the late Barry Brackin. He is the grandson of Delores Terry and the late Wilburn Terry of Courtland, and Devon and Betty Jo Brackin of Moulton.
The bride wore a white dress with lace details throughout. The dress and veil were purchased from Bella’s Bridal & Formal in Hoover. She also wore a ring that served as her “something borrowed” and “something blue”. It was her “Gran’s” ring - Gran passed away suddenly in February of 2020.
The bride had a bouquet charm with a photo of her late grandmother, Wynneska. The groom had a pew marker for his late father, Barry.
Maid of honor was Shannon Casiday and matron of honor was Erin Letson, both sisters of the bride. Bridesmaids were Kendyl McDaniel, McCall Scofield, Ami Knight, Kayley Ward, Brittney Seal, and Christan Carpenter, all friends of the bride. Junior bridesmaids were Natalie Letson and Faith Letson, nieces of the bride. Flower girls were Ellie Seal and Calah Spellmon.
Best man was Bobby Douglass, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Calvin Spellmon, Jr., Logan Morris, Stephen Quinn, Dakota Letson, Tanner Schell, Logan Heflin, and Drew Stutts, all friends of the groom. Junior groomsmen were Elijah Letson, nephew of the bride, and Eli Terry, nephew of the groom.
Day of Coordinator was Margie Keeling. Floral designer was Carl Casiday, uncle of the bride, of Lola’s Gifts and Flowers. Ceremony music was provided by Will Lindsey and Thomas Martin, and Lavale and Sonya Cooper of C & C Music Entertainment entertained guests at the reception. The reception was catered by George’s 217 and Wendy Weeks made the wedding cake and the groom’s cake. Hair stylist was Ashley Watson and makeup artist was Corey Nichols. Photographer was Keelan Walker Photography and videographer was Ace Eaton Designs & Production.
The couple had planned to go to Jamaica for their honeymoon but had to postpone because of the pandemic. They spent a week in Gulf Shores instead and plan to go to Jamaica for their one year anniversary. They are now residing in Birmingham.
Photos by Keelan Walker Photography