Pamela Sei-Chone Yau and Bill Ira Lyndel Smith were married July 9 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Homewood. Dr. Dave Barnhart of Trinity United Methodist and Pastor Steve Blair of Church of the Highlands officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Yau of Memphis, Tenn. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Yao Chu Shu Nge and the late Mr. Yao Cheong Shun of Hong Kong and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Chin of Memphis.
The groom is the son of Mr. Jeffrey Lyndel Smith and Mrs. Jennifer Conner Smith of Homewood. He is the grandson of Mrs. Iladean Conner and the late Mr. Billie Sam Conner of Birmingham and Mrs. Shirley Eleanor Smith and the late Mr. Lyndel Beverly Smith of Lake Forest, Calif.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a formal strapless sweetheart neckline gown of ivory English netting and re-embroidered Alencon lace. Motifs of Alencon lace were scattered delicately over the skirt and semi-cathedral-length train. Her cathedral-length veil of imported silk English netting was edged with a narrow band of satin ribbon that trailed to a band of re-embroidered Alencon lace.
For the reception, the bride wore a strapless sweetheart neckline fit and flare styled gown of ivory organza. Rolled rosettes of torn organza sustach covered the entire gown and the chapel-length train, while demi rhinestones graced the center of each rosette.
The maid of honor was Stephanie Yau, sister of the bride, of Memphis. Matrons of honor were Jennifer Yau Dai and Melissa Yau Gray, sisters of the bride, of Memphis.
Bridesmaids were Heidi Smith Maple, sister of the groom, and Sharon Loggins Smith, sister-in-law of the groom, both of Homewood; Grace Gwo Chang, Elizabeth Wyatt Doty, Christen Lea Sloderbeck and Natalie Lauren Wiechman, all of Birmingham.
Flower girls were Meredith Regan Dai, Kandace Emily Dai and Leighton Taylor Gray, nieces of the bride, of Memphis and Liv Estella Maple, niece of the groom, of Homewood.
The father of the groom was the best man.
Groomsmen were Keith Jeffrey Smith, brother of the groom, and Jerry Francis Maple, brother-in-law of the groom, both of Homewood; William Edward Saunders of Columbus, Ohio; Samuel Howard Brasseale of Homewood; Jason Jeffrey Creel of Birmingham; Charles Harrison Jarrett of Odenville; and Joseph Brian Lee and Albert Gordon Morton, both of Vestavia Hills.
The ring bearer was Lyndel Jackson Smith, nephew of the groom, of Homewood.
After a honeymoon in St. Barts, the couple live in Homewood, where the bride teaches at Edgewood Elementary and the groom is CEO of Insight Card Services.