Alice Katherine Gilliam of Aliceville and Austin Kirk Powell of Pensacola, Fla., were married May 11 at First Presbyterian Church in Aliceville. Dr. Thomas G. Kay Jr. officiated the ceremony. A reception followed at the home of the bride’s parents.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Jerome Gilliam of Aliceville. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Clarence Owens III of Aliceville, Mrs. Cleland Ray Gilliam of Carrollton and Mrs. Everett Clarence Owens Jr. of Pleasant Ridge.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Colvin Powell of Vestavia Hills. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Don Paul McKinzey of Aliceville and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ervin Powell of Tuscaloosa.
The bride is a 2010 graduate of Pickens Academy. She attended the University of Alabama and has transferred to the University of West Florida in Pensacola, where she is a senior majoring in special education.
The groom is a 2007 graduate of Vestavia Hills High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Alabama, where he received a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He completed his master’s degree in accounting from the University of Alabama in 2012. He is employed with Warren Averett O’Sullivan Creel in Pensacola as a certified public accountant.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a beautiful strapless satin and illusion modified mermaid gown with a sweetheart neckline. The ivory and spun-gold lace gown had a scalloped re-embroidered lace bodice with an Empire waistline, matching scalloped lace hemline and a chapel-length train. She wore her mother’s beaded tiara featuring a two-tiered chapel-length veil of lettuce-edged illusion.
Rebecca Elizabeth Gilliam, sister of the bride, of Aliceville attended the bride as maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were Emily Marie Powell of Vestavia Hills, sister of the groom; Mary Katherine Cooper of Hoover; Elizabeth Tate Fuller of Aliceville; Allie Rae Potts of Carrollton; Dipti Singh of Tuscaloosa; and Annalise Jane Winans of Northvale, N.J. Lainey Know Lien of Tuscaloosa was the flower girl.
The groom’s father served as his son’s best man. Groomsmen were Mark Everett Gilliam of Aliceville, brother of the bride; Phillip Braden Cheek of Mobile; James Edward Alderson and Joshua Samuel Reed of Birmingham; Andrew Lee Underwood of Cullman; and Bradley Johnson Wilkes of Vestavia Hills. John David Gilliam and Patton Douglas Gilliam, cousins of the bride, of Columbus, Miss., were ring bearers.
After a honeymoon trip to Jamaica, the couple live in Pensacola.