Claire Augusta Lewallyn and Robert Rhett Rhyne were married July 13, 2013 at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church. The 6 p.m. ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Dr. Kipp McClurg. A reception followed at The Club.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Stanley Lewallyn of Vestavia Hills. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Roy J. Browder of Columbus, Ga., and Mrs. Hugh Jefferson Lewallyn of Anniston and the late Mr. Hugh Jefferson Lewallyn.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Hoffman Rhyne Jr. of Benton. He is the grandson of Mrs. Carroll Hoffman Rhyne Sr. of Benton and the late Mr. Carroll Hoffman Rhyne Sr. and Mr. James Francis Gallagher of Tyler and the late Mrs. James Francis Gallagher.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. Her wedding gown and cathedral-length veil were designed and created by the bride’s late maternal grandmother. She was the sixth bride in her family to wear the gown and veil. The initials and date of each bride was sewn into the lining of the gown. Her bouquet of white roses, peonies and ranunculus was wrapped in her mother’s handkerchief from her wedding, monogrammed in blue with both initials.
The bride was attended by maids of honor Abigail Suzanne Basinger and Leigh Ellen Black of Vestavia Hills. Bridesmaids were Katherine Anne Baker, Emily Brooke Brown and Sara Lewis Ebersold, all of Vestavia Hills; Kelsey Lynn Myrick of Gulf Port, Miss.; Ann Myers Page of Opelika; Megan Foscue Riggins of Toney; Savannah Grace Roberts of San Francisco; Shelby Adams Thorpe of Montgomery; Lauren Turk Breilding of Los Angeles; Kennedy Rhyne Walker, sister of the groom, of Mountain Brook and Ashley Rhyne Williams, sister of the groom, of Selma.
Flower girl was Hannah Mae Rhyne, niece of the groom, of Auburn.
The groom’s father and Carroll Hoffman Rhyne III, brother of the groom, of Auburn were best men. Groomsmen were James Thornton Edward Jr. of Memphis, Tenn.; Tyler Andrew Forshee of Louisville, Ky.; Clifton Luke Hallmark of Mountain Brook; Pitt Newton Hughes and Allen McCrory Singley of Selma; Daniel Logan Jennings Jr. of Valley Grande; Mark Harrison Lewallyn, brother of the bride, of New York City; Nicholas David Parsons of Houston; Lauritz Fraser Perrett of Atlanta; Michael Andrew Smith of Birmingham and Andrew Marcus Stokley of Raleigh, N.C.
Ring bearers were John Edward Walker IV and Charles Stratford Walker, nephews of the groom, of Mountain Brook.
The crucifer was Rickman Edgar Williams IV, and the acolyte was Rhyne Russell Williams, nephews of the groom, of Selma.
Program attendants were Anna Katherine Bruton, Rebekah Hunt Cowart and Lauren Elizabeth Wyatt, all of Vestavia Hills, and Anna Kacey Walraven of Decatur. Scripture reader was the brother of the groom. Soloist was Rebecca Claire Barganier of Vestavia Hills. Music was by Karen Krekelberg, pianist, and the Futuro String Quartet.
The couple honeymooned in Antigua and now live in Homewood.