Nicole Alexandra Thomason and Bradley Paul Hardekopf were married June 8, 2013 at Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church. The Rev. David M. Devane officiated the ceremony, with a blessing given by the Rev. Father Paul Costopoulos.
Following the 6 p.m. ceremony, a reception was held at Avon Theater, where guests participated in Greek dancing, ate traditional Greek food catered by Yellow Bicycle and danced to Motown music by The Connection Band.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Alexander Thomason Sr. of Vestavia Hills. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Virginia Gravitt Thomason and the late Mr. David Mortimer Thomason Sr. and the late Mr. Alexander and Fotini Anderson, all of Vestavia Hills.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Gary Hardekopf of Hoover. He is the grandson of Mrs. Gaitha Davis Trimm and the late Mr. Robert Hubert Trimm of Fayette and the late Mr. and Mrs. Irving Paul Hardekopf of Studio City, Calif.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a custom gown designed by Project Runway alumni Heidi Elnora. The fit-to-flare gown was embellished using the bride’s mother’s original wedding gown that was worn on June 8, 1980, 33 years ago to the day she was married. The bodice was hand-appliquéd with the bride’s mother’s pearl and lace details. The gown’s skirt was a custom organza flounce train finished with Italian Alencon lace trimming. The bride wore a cathedral-length tulle veil with scalloped lace trim.
Her bouquet was filled with white peonies, antique roses, white ranunculus, lysianthus and white stock. The stems were wrapped in ivory satin ribbon with her “something blue” handkerchief that was given to her by the groom and adorned with her grandmother’s antique pin.
Tatum M’Lea Henley of Birmingham attended the bride as maid of honor, and Erika Strother Moncrief of Troy was the matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Lauren Northcutt Thomason, sister-in-law of the bride; Jessica Thomason Davis, cousin of the bride; Sarah Hardekopf Hefner, sister of the groom; Kathryn Elizabeth Hardekopf, sister of the groom; Blaire Wheelis Thrift, Elisabeth Pears Kindred, Kathryn Ann Parrish, Paige Phelps Osborne, Rachel Coffey Reeder, Jessica Lea Scott, Mary Elizabeth Angelo, Kinzey Elizabeth Walden and Caley Walden Miller, all of Birmingham; Whitney Michele Chambers of Montgomery; Kendall Joy Lettow of Nashville; and Elizabeth Leavitt Watterson of Jacksonville, Fla. Addison Katherine and Avery Elizabeth Gwin, cousins of the bride, of Birmingham were flower girls.
The father of the groom was the best man. Groomsmen were Stetson Lee Adkisson of Pagosa Springs, Colo.; Daniel Justin Brown of Auburn; John Burke Buster of Cullman; Brandon Corey Hamburg and Peyton Kyle Hughes of Houston; James Brown Moseley Jr. of Bainbridge, Ga.; Hunter Ryan Sexton, cousin of the groom, of Fayette; David Ryan Hickel Jr., Lawrence Brown Sheffield IV, Justin Michael Hefner, brother-in-law of the groom, and Michael Alexander Thomason Jr., brother of the bride, all of Birmingham. John Michael Hefner, nephew of the groom, of Birmingham and Evan Carter Sexton, cousin of the groom, of Fayette were ring bearers.
Ken Watson was the organist, and Lynne Jebeles and Stetson and Cia Adkisson were the vocalists.
The flowers were provided by The Pink Pear Florists.
After a honeymoon trip to St. Lucia, the couple live in Vestavia Hills.