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Elizabeth Riley McDuff & Daniel Ellis Bridges

January 16, 2016

Elizabeth Riley McDuff and Daniel Ellis Bridges were united in marriage at Fairhope United Methodist Church on January 16, 2016. The Rev. Marcus Smith officiated. 

The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Charles McDuff of Fairhope. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ellis Bridges of Mobile. 

Given in marriage by her mother and father, the bride wore a Romona Keveza fluted-shaped gown made of point d’esprit lace with an illusion V-neck. Her cathedral-length veil was borrowed from her sister. The bride carried a bouquet of hydrangeas that included the cake topper from her late maternal grandparents’ wedding. Flowers for the ceremony and reception were designed by Stephanie Easterling of Wildflowers. 

The bride chose her sister, Murray McDuff Spikings as her matron of honor and Marie Therese Bridges, sister of the groom, as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Nolan Bouchillon Brown, Michelle Howard Cadden, Jessica Claire Casto, Caroline Webb Clark, Whitney Crow Conrad, Caroline Catherine Davis, Emily Lee Gibson, Jamie Trice Goldin, Carolina Montgomery Groom, Kristen Elizabeth Metzger, Katie Stroecker Pilkerton and Marissa Fleming Thetford.  The bridesmaids wore floor-length navy chiffon gowns and carried bouquets of hydrangeas and roses. 

The groom chose his father, Paul Ellis Bridges, as best man. Groomsmen were Weathers Preston Bolt, Joseph Austin Cadden, Robert Albright Greer Jr., Cullen Keith McCarthy, James Harley McDonald III, John Clark McDuff, Lewis Robert Shreve, Thomas Forbes Sirmon Jr., Matthew Lane Spikings and Joseph Dimmick Thetford Jr.

Other wedding party members included Haden Oswalt Sirmon, reader; Elizabeth Marsahll Spikings, flower girl; Zeynep Sahin, program attendant. The Prichard Prep chorus performed “Oh Happy Day” as the bride and groom exited the church. 

Following the noon ceremony, a reception was held at the Wash House Restaurant in Point Clear. Guests indulged in the build-your-own bloody Mary bar and grilled oysters as they listened to the Excelsior Band. The wedding cake, created by Cakes by Vickie, was a five-tiered naked cake with lemon icing. After traveling to Chile for their honeymoon, the couple now resides in Mobile.

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