Elizabeth Nan McCollum and Caleb McNeill Goodwyn were married on Saturday, the first of May at seven o’clock in the evening. The wedding took place at The Cathedral of Saint Paul in Birmingham, Alabama. The Very Reverend Kevin M. Bazzel, J.C.L. officiated. A reception followed at Birmingham Country Club.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Gwaltney McCollum, Jr. of Jasper. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Sarah Webb McCollum and the late Mr. Luther Gwaltney McCollum, Sr. of Greensboro and Dr. Rollins Lynne Tindell, Sr. and the late Mrs. Margaret Peacock Tindell of Dothan.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Whitfield Long of Jasper and Mr. Leon Branton Goodwyn, Jr. of Gadsden. He is the grandson of Mrs. Julia Goodwyn Stewart and the late Mr. Leon Branton Goodwyn, Sr. of Jasper and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert McNeill Rawls of Pine Level.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a pearl necklace that was purchased in France in 1824 as a gift from her great, great, great, great grandfather to his wife. The brides in the family have worn this necklace for generations. Attending the bride as her maid of honor was her sister, Margaret Kathleen McCollum. Bridesmaids were Katharine Robinson Davis, Margaret Clever Dillard, Katherine Fleming Dorlon, Camden Taylor Eggers, Haley Amanda Goodwyn, Sarah Blair Herndon, Marion Elizabeth Kelley, Frances Jean Mohylsky, and Ashley Anne Phillips. Caroline Henderson Goings and Sarah Creagh Goings, cousins of the bride, were junior bridesmaids. Lola Katherine Shields, cousin of the bride, was the flower girl.
Mr. John Whitfield Long and Mr. Leon Branton Goodwyn, Jr. served as best men. Groomsmen were John Disque Agricola, Jr., Patrick Lucas Bradley, Nathan VanMeter Hendricks, IV, William Hastings Hensel, Jr., Robert Keith Johnson, Christopher Ryan Maddox, John William Robbins, and Frank Lewis Thomasson, III. William Richardson Shields, cousin of the bride, was ring bearer.
After a wedding trip to St. Lucia, West Indies, the couple will be at home in Birmingham.