Hilary Catherine Johnson and Matt Phillip Murrell were married May 9 at The Chapel of St. Francis at Camp McDowell. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Jonathan Chesney and the Rev. Dr. James Ralph Wooten.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Walter H. Johnson Jr. of Homewood. She is the granddaughter of Mr. Walter H. Johnson Sr. and the late Mrs. Verna Johnson, both of Spartanburg, South Carolina; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Perry of Devon, England.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip S. Murrell of Hampstead, New Hampshire. He is the grandson of Mrs. Grace Phillips Murrell of Hogansville, Georgia, the late Mrs. Jean Arrington Johnson, the late Mr. Orbie B. Arrington and the late Mr. Roy Lee Murrell, all of Hogansville.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore an original Olia Zavozina gown bought from Carriage House Weddings. It was a mermaid fit gown with a sweetheart neckline in plain ivory with real pearls down the back. The veil was part of the bride’s mother’s veil and had large scalloped edges. She wore a Jenny Packham necklace and her sister’s belt worn at her wedding in 2012, as well as a hand-made lace garter with blue rosettes made from an item of her father’s.
Vicki Wooten, sister of the bride, of Austin, Texas, was the matron of honor. Heather Watts of Birmingham was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Mallory Risler, sister of the groom, of Longview, Texas; Katherine Baize and Caroline Roberts of Atlanta; Hannah Patterson of Nashville, Tennessee; and Sarah Foster of New London, North Carolina.
Alexander McSwain of Birmingham was the best man. Groomsmen were Phillip Murrell, father of the groom, of Hampstead; Michael Wooten, brother-in-law of the bride, of Austin, Texas; Jonathan Fiel of Fort Walton, Florida; Robert McKee of Sewanee, Tennessee; Daniel Moss of Birmingham; and Chris Risler, brother-in-law of the groom, of Longview. Jack Risler, nephew of the groom, of Longview was the ring bearer.
Ushers were Marshall Yates of Birmingham; Andrew Ramsey of Olathe, Kansas; and Adam Fox of New Orleans. The reader was John Perry, uncle of the bride, of London, England.
Friends of the bride and groom, Vera Britton, Haley Kirk, Marianne Griffin and Jeremy Moore, provided the music.
The bride’s bouquet and flowers were a gift designed and made by Anna Collins, goddaughter of the bride’s mother, of Hampshire, England.
The photography was done by Van Chaplin, family friend, of Homewood.
After a honeymoon trip to Playa Mujeres, Mexico, the couple will live in Homewood.