Emory Knox Richardson and Thornton Hope Ratliff were married Oct. 12 at Canterbury United Methodist Church. The Rev. Samuel Lee Williamson officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Lazenby Richardson of Birmingham. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Kimble Vardaman Ratliff Jr. of Birmingham.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown designed by Lela Rose and an heirloom cathedral-length veil from the groom’s family made of Brussels lace.
The bride was attended by Key Richardson Hudson as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Virginia Anthony Broughton, Caroline Elizabeth Hoke, Marye Beasley Kohn, Bradley Arendall Maroules, Joyce Callahan Ratliff, Elizabeth Wood Rodgers, Allison Burg Scully and Lauren Caroline Silverstein, all of Birmingham; Ashley Archer Jones of St. Louis, Mo., and Simmons Hazelrig Skinner of Jacksonville, Fla. Lillian Key Hudson was the flower girl.
The groom’s father was his son’s best man. Groomsmen were William Tyler Gay, Charles Andrew Hudson, James Frank Justice, Raleigh Barbee Kent, Henry Scott Morrow, James Moody Proctor III and Knox Randolph Richardson, all of Birmingham; Robert Ed Connell IV of Cleveland, Miss.; James Kimble Vardaman Ratliff III and George Preston Ratliff of Washington, D.C.; and James Nicklaus Stacy of Jakarta, Indonesia. James Hope Thornton II was the ring bearer.
Acolytes were Nancy Austin Trammell and Patrick Lee Trammell III. The crucifer was Margaret Anne Donnell. Program attendants were Grace Ann Swift and Rosemary Katherine Lee.
After a honeymoon trip to Napa Valley, Calif., the couple live in Birmingham.