Melissa Shellyne Poole and Todd Cameron Kirby were married in Reid Chapel on the campus of Samford University in Birmingham on May 14, 2011. Dr. J. Bradley Creed officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony. A reception followed at the Riverchase Country Club in Hoover.
Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Philip Poole of Hoover. Parents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kirby of Dunwoody, Ga. The bride’s grandparents are Ouda Gresham of St. Augustine, Fla., and the late W. J. Gresham, and Dorothy Poole of Sherman, Texas, and the late Willis Poole. The grandparents of the groom are Barbara Kirby and the late Frank Kirby, and the late Milton Roy and Bess Fulton, all of Jacksonville, Fla.
Presented by her father, the bride wore a gown of silk dupioni and Alencon lace. The bride’s sister, Caroline Poole of Fort Myers, Fla., was maid of honor. Attending the bride were Alexis Smith of Huntsville, Ansley Alfano of Jacksonville, Fla., Katy Clement of Nashville, Tenn., Lynn Wilson of Warsaw, Ind., and Christina Knox, Grace Knowles, Kerri Stephen and Lauren Sampson, all of Birmingham.
Honorary bridesmaids were Elizabeth Walker of Nashville, Tenn., and the bride’s cousins, Chelsea and Samantha Gresham of St. Augustine, Fla., and Camille and Allison Jones of Mansfield, Texas.
The groom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen were Graham Kirby, the groom’s brother of Reno, Nev., Mark Rothberg and Michael Campbell of Dunwoody, Ga., Travis Thomas of Savannah, Ga., and Mark Nelson, Wes Hudson, David Boyer, and Doug Stephen, all of Birmingham. Ushers were Adam Baxter and Reade Taylor of Birminigham.