Sarah Suzanne Payne and Dr. Colby Vinton Thomson were married April 27 at Canterbury United Methodist Church with a reception following at The Club of Birmingham. The Rev. Samuel Lee Williamson officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Middleton Payne of Birmingham. The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Tracey Vinton Thomson of Birmingham.
The bride wore an heirloom wedding gown which was designed and fashioned by her great-grandmother, Nina Bain Mason, for her mother in 1966 and also worn by her sister. The gown, redesigned for the bride by Charlsie Hand, was a sheath of candlelight peau de soie and hand-beaded Alencon lace. The bodice was sleeveless with lace overlay and had a portrait neckline. The skirt and cathedral train were embellished with lace medallions and edged in lace.
The bride wore her sister’s cathedral veil, which included the fingertip veil worn by her mother, and carried a bouquet of peonies, hydrangeas and stephanotis.
Matron of honor was Jennifer Payne Mayo, sister of the bride, of Madison, Miss. Bridesmaids were Kathleen Roche Boudreaux of Birmingham; Amy Studin Glade, Erica Harvey Sheidler and Ashley Hope Thomson, sister of the groom, all of Atlanta; Rita Axelroth Hodges of Philadelphia, Pa.; and Jessica Nasta Mahony of Mountain Lakes, N.J. The flower girl was Lydia Jane Mayo, niece of the bride, of Madison, Miss.
Dr. Thomson served as his son’s best man. Groomsmen were Hunter Dillard Allen; Joseph Bryan Boudreaux; James Scott Boudreaux; Jesse Jackson Payne and Jonathan Mason Payne, brothers of the bride; Buyisani Lindani Tabengwa and Benjamin Dawson Walker, all of Birmingham. Ring bearer was Robert Mason Mayo, nephew of the bride, of Madison, Miss.
After a wedding trip to the British Virgin Islands, Dr. and Mrs. Thomson live in Birmingham.
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