Sarah Bentley Howard and William Brent Crabb were married July 26 at Canterbury United Methodist Church. The 6:30 p.m. ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Samuel Lee Williamson. A reception followed at the Country Club of Birmingham.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carey Elton Howard of Birmingham. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Aubrey Elton Howard of Birmingham and the late Mr. Howard and the late Mr. and Mrs. David Boykin Patton of Eutaw.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Odell Crabb of Montgomery. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William Odell Crabb and Mrs. Joseph Bailey Jordan Jr. of Montgomery and the late Mr. Jordan.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory Alencon lace gown by Jim Hjelm. The strapless bodice had a sweetheart neckline and fitted waistline encircled with a jeweled belt. The fit and flared skirt swept to a chapel-length train. Her veil was a custom, chapel-length, ivory veil of illusion edged with coordinating Alencon lace.
The bride was attended by her sisters, Elizabeth Patton Howard and Caroline Barnes Howard, as maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Sara Claire Ballard, Allison Casey Bates, Lauren Reynolds Malloch, Ann Evans Andrews Nix, Carolyn Brooking Pritchard, Margaret McKinney Ratliff, Kirstin Elizabeth Teschner and Nancy Elizabeth Whatley, all of Birmingham; Jordan Ashley Crabb, sister of the groom, of Montgomery; and Kathleen Marlowe Galloway of Nashville, Tenn. Flower girls were Mary Katherine Malone, Sarah Elizabeth Malone and Ann Everett Pruet.
The father of the groom was the best man. Groomsmen were Matthew Bailey Ballard, Garrett Douglas Bamman and Wesley Brumback Naramore, all of Birmingham; Taylor Alanson Anderson of Denver; William Dean Azar of Houston; Jeremy Wayne Crider of Montgomery; and Thomas Martin Tyson of Mobile.
The crucifer was James David Lancaster, cousin of the bride. Readers were Marguerite Harbert Gray and Joyce Callahan Ratliff. Program attendants were Ellen Michele Dennis, Angela Kristina Link, Laura Adelaide Lupton and Kinley Christian Perno.
After a honeymoon trip to St. Lucia, the couple live in Birmingham.