Ginger Lynn Carroll and John (Jack) Merrill Gray III were married Aug. 2 at First Baptist Chapel in Tuscaloosa. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Dr. Scott Reynolds with the Rev. John Fallon serving as a guest officiant. A reception followed at the Cypress Inn Pavilion.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Lynn Carroll of Tuscaloosa. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pugh Pelham of Monroeville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Theo Carroll of Athens.
The groom is the son of Ms. Mary Rose Gray of Birmingham and the late Mr. John Merrill Gray II. He is the grandson of Mrs. Josephine Culotta Jovings of Birmingham and the late Mr. Jackie Lawrence Jovings and the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Gray of Jasper.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a formal gown of ivory re-embroidered Alencon lace. The gown was fashioned with a scooped sweetheart bodice and emphasized by the natural eyelash of the lace and was accented with lace cap sleeves. The natural waist was encircled with a satin belt adorned with a rhinestone motif. The back of the gown’s focal interest was its deep scooped back. The delicate sheath skirt of re-embroidered Alencon lace swept to a chapel train. The bride accented her gown with her sister’s veil.
The bride was attended by her siblings, Diana Carroll Hart of Knoxville, Tenn., and Daniel Pelham Carroll of Birmingham.
The groom was attended by Frederick Brice Brackin and Mirel Brackin Gill, both of Jackson, Miss.; John Christopher Davis of New Orleans and Jared James Meyer of Winston Salem, N.C. Ushers included Kenneth Baker Findley, James Curtis Tanner and Robert Sewell Walker, all of Birmingham; Joseph Andrew Hart of Knoxville and Shane Michael Lanham of Milton, Ga.
After a wedding trip to Turks and Caicos, the couple will live in Homewood.