Ashley Cool and Bret Thompson were married July 13, 2013 at First United Methodist Church in Birmingham. The Rev. Keith Thompson officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Timothy Alden Cool of Birmingham. The groom is the son of the Rev. Keith Daryl Thompson and Dr. Linda Brindley Thompson of Birmingham.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a Judd Waddell champagne ball gown with lace and satin from Bridals by Lori in Sandy Springs, Ga. She added a satin sash with pearl and rhinestone embellishment. She paired the gown with a cathedral style, vintage Belgium lace veil from Amsterdam provided by her maternal grandmother.
She was attended by her sister, Alex Cool, as maid of honor and her sister-in-law, Alana Cool, as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Sarah Marie Cool and Lauren Katherine Cool, cousins of the bride; Martha Burke Chapman Rice, god-sister of the bride; Taylor Nicole Cockerill; Mary Ann Friday; Alice Elizabeth Griffith; Erin Elizabeth Haley; Lauren Elizabeth Harris; Emory Lloyd Hopson; Helen Smith Hosmer; Lauren Cole Litchfield; Regina Maiden; Lauren Averette Martin; and Lauren Elizabeth McDavid. The flower girl was Ava Hayes Litchfield, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Litchfield of Birmingham.
Reese Garret Thompson and Cooper Winston Thompson, brothers of the groom, were best men. Groomsmen were Brent William Cool, brother of the bride; Franklin Theodore Burns III; William Howard Blackburn; Matthew Thomas Brightbill; Stephen Jordan Jager; Stanley Robert Kennedy; Asher Langley Kitchings; Gerald Patrick Saltkill; Ryan Whitten Scott; Templeton O’Neal Stump and R. Benjamin Thomas III. Wyatt Durham, son of Dr. and Mrs. Jay Durham of Huntsville, was the ring bearer.
After a honeymoon trip to Negril, Jamaica, the couple live in Birmingham.