Laura Ellene Crisler and William Albert Gresham Jr. were married Oct. 20 at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church in Homewood. Dr. Gary Fenton officiated the ceremony. A reception followed at The Club of Birmingham.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert William Crisler of Vestavia Hills. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Albert Gresham of Norfolk, Va.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose a formal gown of Alencon lace. The strapless sweetheart gown featured a molded bodice. A jeweled belt of silk encircled the natural waistline. The circular skirt of lace swept to an extended chapel train. The bride wore her mother’s cathedral-length veil.
The maid of honor was Rebecca Lyn Crisler, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Dr. Michelle Koch Davis, Madoline Marie Markham, Lauren Annette Rucker and Mary Frances Wilks.
Rachel Elizabeth Collins, cousin of the bride, was guest book attendant.
The groom’s father was his best man. Groomsmen were Thomas Ellis Gresham and Charles Forbes Gresham, brothers of the groom, Phillip Raymond Hage, Dr. Andrew Kessler Johnson, and Charles Clayton Blackwell McCoy.
The bride is a graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders and the University of Memphis with a master’s degree in speech language pathology. She is employed by the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk.
The groom is a graduate of Norfolk Academy and Hampden-Sydney College with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He is employed by E.T. Gresham Company.
After a honeymoon trip to Costa Rica, the couple lives in Norfolk.