Mary Lawrence Chandler and James McMillan Gibson were married June 23 at Canterbury United Methodist Church. The Rev. Mike Holley officiated the evening ceremony. A reception was held following the ceremony at Vestavia Country Club.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cary Scott Chandler of Birmingham. She is the
granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Joseph Lawrence of Augusta, Ga., and Mrs. John Chapple Chandler Jr. and the late Mr. Chandler of Carrollton, Ga.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cecil Gibson Jr. of Thomasville. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. James Ray Spinks Sr. of Sunny South and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cecil Gibson Sr. of Thomasville.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory gown of Alençon lace over silk tulle accented by a vintage satin sash, featuring a hand-knotted silver and gold floral medallion, and a cathedral-length train. Her fingertip-length veil of French illusion was edged in lace, and she carried a bouquet of white roses and stephanotis.
Chapple Christine Chandler and Elizabeth Sparks Chandler served as their sister’s honor attendants. Jessica Alyse Dewberry, Joanna Michelle Everett, Mary Elizabeth Gibson, Mandy Jones Graham, Campbell Brown Marshall, Rachael Jean Sparrow and Megan Allyssa Williams were bridesmaids. Mary Kathryn Elizabeth Martin was flower girl.
Robert Cecil Gibson Jr., was his son’s best man. Groomsmen included Preston Bailey Cates, Cary Scott Chandler Jr., Seth Henson Crosby, Robert Cecil Gibson III, Michael Weslee Hagler, Stephen Kyle Hammon, Benjamin Whitfield Hughey and James Lawrence Spinks. Ushers were Wade O’ Connell Christopher, Chance Allen Graham, Jordan Andrew Marshall and Benjamin Henry Williams III. Andrew Sparks Watson was ring bearer.
Frank Joseph Lawrence III was crucifer. Acolytes were John Henry Lawrence and James William Watson. Dr. Lester Seigel was organist. Vocalists were Daniel Seigel and Jennifer Faulkner Seigel.
The bride is a graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and has a master’s degree in education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a teacher at Clarke Preparatory School in Grove Hill.
The groom is a graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in business management. He is employed as operations manager of Alabama Timber Industries in Thomasville.
Following a wedding trip to Italy and France, the couple live in Thomasville.