Carrie Redding McCurdy and Howard Martin Strickler Jr. were united in marriage on Aug. 3 at First United Methodist Church in Montgomery. Pastor Tyler Guice, friend of the bride and groom, officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Russell McCurdy Jr. of Montgomery and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Russell McCurdy Sr. and Mrs. Voncile Redding and the late Mr. Joseph Albert Redding III of Montgomery.
The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Howard Martin Strickler of Hoover and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John Otis Hunter of Houston, Ala., and the late Dr. and Mrs. Thomas David Strickler of Berea, Ky.
The bride wore a custom designed fit and flare gown of ivory shantung silk created especially for her by Heidi Elnora Atelier of Birmingham. The gown featured an Alencon lace bodice with a sweetheart neckline. The crystal and embroidered belt tied into an exaggerated bow producing a lavish appearance from the front or back. The chapel-length tulle veil was the bride’s “something borrowed.” She carried a bouquet of white and pink roses, vintage hydrangeas and white peonies tied with white satin ribbon.
Mary Katherine McCurdy, twin sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Katherine Parrish, Anna Kathryn Huggins, Amie Guice, Courtney Gordon and Margo Maples, all of Birmingham; Elizabeth Guice of Auburn and Beatrice Smith of Jackson, Miss. Anna and Mary Mac Collins of Tuscaloosa and Haleigh Strickler, niece of the groom, of Hoover were the flower girls.
Hunter Strickler, brother of the groom, was the best man. Groomsmen were Jacob McCurdy, brother of the bride, and Taylor Guice, Jared Meaks, Steven French, Scott Barnes, James Smith and Tyler Steed, all of Birmingham. The ring bearer was Kirby Collins of Tuscaloosa.
Program attendants were Caroline Parrish and Anne Lauris Stewart.
The reception was held at Wynlakes Country Club, where the bride and groom chose a menu reflecting their favorite foods. An artist captured the reception with a live event painting as guests danced to music by Nationwide Coverage.
After a honeymoon trip to Kauai, Hawaii, the couple live in Tuscaloosa.