Envision a crowd at your wedding? This Birmingham, Alabama, couple has just that — we can count 14 bridesmaids and 14 groomsmen, besides a bevy of guests at the ceremony — in these pictures of a springtime wedding as presented by Stephen DeVries. The bride’s a vision in Alençon lace and a wisp of a veil her maids glow in blush pink, and the guys are in dapper black tie. The guests are turned out in complete-fledged evening wear as nicely. It is a sophisticated event, without a doubt, full of pomp and dignity…or is it? Don’t look now, but the bride and her maids are playing wedding-themed “hangman” in a Sunday college classroom before the ceremony, and the groom’s mother appears for all the planet like she’s applying a tiny “spit and polish” to her son’s hair to make positive he appears his best!
When the vows are mentioned, it’s time for 2 types of cake: 5 layers of shimmering white on a silver platter, plus a 3-layer squared chocolate groom’s cake trimmed with pale-green “apple” décor and ringed with leaves. One particular young guest knows just what she desires — and she’s prepared to point to it on the cake table, as beneath cascades of white light and chandeliers, the bride and groom make their entrance. Everybody gets in the act of singing and dancing, including the bride herself, and she and her new husband aren’t shy about sampling both cakes — which is just as it should be. Lastly, in a shower of flower petals, the newlyweds climb aboard a sleek red classic convertible and, sitting on its back like celebrities, wave goodbye as guests get in touch with out final great wishes.