Hannah Grace Hall and Clifford Joseph Henry Jr. were married July 19 at Independent Presbyterian Church in Birmingham. The 6 p.m. ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Dr. Conrad Sharps and the Rev. Dr. Raymond Edward Higgins II, coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Arkansas. A reception followed at the Summit Club, where the entrance was decorated with large arrangements of apple blossoms, snapdragons, tea roses and hydrangeas complete with tulle draping and string lights. Each table had large bouquets of white and green hydrangeas.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Ray Albright Jr. and Mr. James Earl Hall. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mathias Jager of Birmingham and Mr. Jack Jordan Hall Sr. and the late Mrs. Olivia Diane Hall of Birmingham.
She is a 2013 cum laude graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in communication and a minor in business. She is currently a law student at Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Joseph Henry Sr. of Little Rock, Ark. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Henry Sr. of Conway, Ark., and the late Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Simmons of Texarkana, Ark.
He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, where he received a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing. He was a member of the Arkansas football team from 2005-2009 and was a member of the SEC Student Athlete Honor Roll. Mr. Henry is currently a college football coach.
Given in marriage by her grandfather, Charles Mathias Jager, the bride wore an all-over lace mermaid gown with elegant beadwork and a gorgeous sheer illusion back and sophisticated lace illusion neckline, complete with a jeweled belt. She carried a garden-gathered bouquet of Sweet Akito roses and mini calla lilies hand-tied with satin ribbon and secured with pearl pins.
The bride was attended by Laura Ann Mims, her cousin, of Birmingham as matron of honor.
Margarett Leigh “Maggie” Albright, sister of the bride, of Birmingham and Levy Laurens Daniel of Auburn were maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Macy Denise Blackwell and Ashely Carol Bynon of Auburn; Emily Cameron Callis of Atlanta; Rebecca Ashley Ham, Mollie Anne Moore and Ashley Karlyn Pugh of Birmingham; and Starr Lorisa Taylor of Jonesboro, Ark. Honorary bridesmaids were Virginia Bradberry Riley, Hannah Katherine Tyra and Abbey Wright McManus of Birmingham and Sarah Ruth Jager of Auburn.
The bridesmaids wore Jim Helm strapless floor-length gowns in candlelight and cashmere chiffon over an ivory lining with a curved draped neckline and natural waist with a gathered skirt, complete with a beaded belt. They carried white and green hydrangeas and Sweet Akito pink roses.
Linley Taylor Davidson, daughter of the bride, of Birmingham and Parker Elizabeth Mims, cousin of the bride, of Birmingham were the flower girls. Brody Michael Mahan, cousin of the groom, of Laurel, Miss., was the ring bearer.
The groom’s father and David Simmons Henry, brother of the groom, of New Orleans were the best men. Groomsmen were Stephen Edward Cox of Jonesboro; John William Durmon of Springdale, Ark.; John Madison “Jack” Fowler III, Christopher Ryan Gibson and Antwain Terreal Robinson of Little Rock; Jericho Dewayne Jones of Dixon, Mo.; Joseph Brint Marks of Baton Rouge, La.; and Andrew David Simmons, cousin of the groom, of Rockwall, Texas.
Ushers were Matthew Payson Angulo of Fayetteville, Ark.; Michael Doyne Daugherty and Mickey Jerome Dean of Little Rock as well as Cole Fayne Hall , brother of the bride, and Stephen Jordan Jager, cousin of the bride, of Birmingham.
Gregory Roberson was the organist, and Sarah Ruth Jager, cousin of the bride, was the soloist.
Decorations for the ceremony were provided by Lillies by Carol Riley.
Magnolia Studios provided live music and DJ services for the reception. The reception assistant was Frances Damian, private events director at the Summit Club.
After a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple live in Birmingham.