Julia Smith and Michael Vitale were married July 6 at Reid Chapel on the campus of Samford University. Rev. Frank Blackwell officiated the ceremony.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose a formal gown of ivory silk dupioni. The gown was fashioned with a modified sweetheart neckline, delicately edged with Alencon lace that was enhanced with hand-sewn pearls. The gown was rouched through the natural waistline and fell to soft tufted fullness. The elegant gown carried a chapel-length train. The bride’s waist-length veil of imported French tulle was edged with pearls and faceted crystals.
Whitney Schenk attended the bride as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Allyson Bretch, Stephanie Jackson, Katie Johnson, sister of the groom, and Meagan Kerlin. Finnley George, cousin of the bride, was the flower girl.
Chris Starke was best man. Groomsmen were Tyler Carlton, Jason Fanning, David Johnson, brother-in-law of the groom, and Austin Smith, brother of the bride. Zander Dakis was the ring bearer.
After a honeymoon trip to St. Lucia, the couple live in Carrollton, Texas.