Casey Brooke Byrom and Austin Graham Hooper were married on Nov. 16 at Windwood Equestrian in Pelham. Pastor Patrick Murphy of Waco, Texas, the groom’s uncle, officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marty Byrom of Homewood. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clif Hooper of Waco.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a Lusan Mandongus multi-layered lace sheath gown with point d’esprit netting and lace appliques. Covered buttons cascaded down the back of the dress into the chapel-length train while soft Alençon lace draped over the bride’s shoulders into a keyhole back.
Molly Byrom of Birmingham, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Meredith D’Amico of Birmingham was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Ashley Byrom, Christy Hayes and Laura Johnson, all of Birmingham; Hayley Hooper of Arlington, Texas; and Bridget McMahon and Sara Stroupe of New York City. Story Gustafson of Wichita Falls, Texas, cousin of the groom, was the flower girl.
Nat Heston of Houston, cousin of the groom, was the best man. Groomsmen were Colt Byrom of Birmingham, Travis Cobbs of Dallas, Ashton Gustafson of Wichita Falls, Mason Ingram of New York City, Brock Murphy of Waco and Rusty Van Zandt of Austin. Parker and Beckett Byrom of Birmingham, nephews of the bride, were the ring bearers.
House party members were Betsy Beam of Birmingham; Britney Cline of Nashville, Tenn.; Lucy Kosturko of Raleigh, N.C.; and April McKinney of Fairhope.
Ushers were Daniel Grant, Andy Kuchera and Hank McWhorter of Austin and Jeffrey Harral of Dallas.
The ceremony and reception were held at Windwood Equestrian, where guests danced the night away under the stars. The menu was carefully selected by the couple featuring several “Southern comfort” and “Tex-Mex” dishes. The couple left the reception in a yellow cab as a sentimental reminder of the city where they met and fell in love, New York.
The couple now lives in Waco.