Jennifer Marie Antonio and James Ward Fite II were married June 29 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Birmingham. Rev. John McDonald officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Joseph Antonio III of Birmingham. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Joseph Antonio Jr. of Birmingham and Mrs. Joseph Peter Sherman of Greenville, Miss., and the late Mr. Joseph Peter Sherman.
The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. James Ward Fite of Grenada, Miss. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ward Gordon Fite of Gore Springs, Miss., and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Rhodes Gilmore of Jackson, Miss.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a classic Lazaro silhouette in ivory with a modern graceful skirt of romantic ruffles in organza with Alencon lace and a traditional strapless sweetheart bodice of handcrafted Alencon lace. She wore a raw edge chapel-length veil of butterscotch illusion by Toni Federica.
She carried a fragrant hand-tied bouquet full of beautiful romantic garden blooms. Designed with an ombre color scheme, the grouped color sections began with David Austin “Juliet” Garden roses, continuing into Peach Campanella roses and then rounding out with luscious, open bloom Coral Charm and Sarah Bernhardt peonies. The stems were wrapped in ivory bridal satin with a sentiment of something old, her mother’s lace veil.
Meagan Grant Yeilding served as maid of honor, and Brooke McNamee Hoekstra served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Caroline Huber Antonio, sister-in-law of the bride; Mindy Dekle Bennett; Julie Head Groves; Elizabeth Fite McAdory, sister of the groom; Anna Cather McClendon; Kristy Marie Smith; Katherine Anne Sullivan and Rana Brock Walley, sister of the groom.
The father of the groom was best man. Groomsmen were Jake Joseph Antonio IV and Jonathan Sherman Antonio, brothers of the bride; Adam Wolf Lambert; Jonathan Emmett Philley; Roderick Carl Smith; Brett Thomas Snyder; Matthew Jason Sumrall and Donald Drennen Williams Jr.
Ushers were Marcus Alan Walley and Matthew Davis McAdory, brothers-in-law of the groom.
Program attendants were Emily Elizabeth Walley and Lelia Camille Walley, nieces of the groom.
After a honeymoon trip to St. Lucia, the couple live in Birmingham.