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Story, Chenault exchange vows

Published 9:49am Thursday, September 5, 2013

Savannah Roshell Story of Hartselle and Wesley Michael Chenault of Hartselle were married July 13, 2013, at 6 p.m. at Chapel Valley Farms in Vinemont by Minister Bobby Ray Halbrooks.

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Michael Chenault
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Michael Chenault

The bride is the daughter of Ricky Story and wife Marlene of Danville and Sherri Nixon and husband Mike of Hartselle. She is the granddaughter of Sue and Larry Smiley of Falkville and the late Talmadge Cobb and Richard and Sue Story of Danville.

The groom is the son of Mike and Sherry Chenault of Hartselle. He is the grandson of Jimmy and Sheila Brazelton and Janice and Jerry James, both of Decatur and John and Dean Chenault of Hartselle.

The couple was married under the loft of Chapel Valley Farms open-air barn. A large grapevine wreath decorated with burlap, garden roses and Jackson vine hung in the center overhead. Two oak whiskey barrels held two medium sized matching arrangements on either side of the minister. Guests were seated on handmade wooden benches and a burlap runner led the way for the bride and her party.

The bride was given in marriage by her father, Ricky Story.

The bride wore a stunning Justin Alexander gown. The dress complimented the rustic and vintage style of the couple’s wedding. Its focal point was the classy high neckline of Alencon lace that flowed down the drop-waist bodice and came to a V in the back. For the ceremony, she wore an Erica Koesler veil also accented with Alencon lace. She carried a bouquet of white garden roses and mums accented with peach and light pink garden roses then tied with burlap. Linda Graves of Buttercups Design was responsible for all of the floral designs.

Katrina Wildmon Pressley of Hartselle was matron of honor. Shaynah Story of Hartselle was the maid of honor.

The bridal attendants were Sarah Bryant of Falkville, Ashlie Mayer Ezell of Hopinksville, Ky., Mallory George of Danville, Brittany Sandlin Alexander of Hartselle and Whitney Eaves Holliday of Hartselle.

The bridesmaids wore ice blue high-low dresses and complimented their style with cowboy boots and pearl jewelry.

The best men were Mike and Easton Chenault, both of Hartselle.

The groomsmen were Dane Burgess of Hartselle, Garret Jones of Danville, Daniel Redfern of Priceville, Jay Chittam of Hartselle and Justin Jones of Danville.

Darryl Weidman provided music.

The reception was held on site directly preceding the wedding ceremony. JW Steakhouse of Priceville catered the southern themed cuisine.

Creative Cakes in Cullman made the bride’s cake. The round, four-tiered cake was featured between two old oak whiskey barrels. It alternated vanilla and strawberry flavors and was rustically iced with large rosettes of butter cream frosting. The base was lined with peach garden roses and white mums to match the bride’s bouquet.

The groom’s cake displayed the couple’s love of duck hunting. The base of the cake was designed to look like a tree stump while the second tier, a square chocolate cake, was decorated with ducks and cattails.

The wedding decorator was Lee Chappell.

The bride’s cousins, Jamie and Kaitlyn Boyer, served the bride’s cake. The groom’s family, Amanda Brazelton and Linda Elmore, served the groom’s cake.

The guestbook, program and favor attendants were the groom’s cousins, Sloan and Abby Woodard and Hogan and Holland Ricks.

The couple’s honeymoon was at Sunny Side Beach in Florida. They will reside in Hartselle.

The rehearsal dinner, catered by JW Steakhouse in Priceville, was hosted by the groom’s parents.

The bride is a 2006 graduate of Falkville High School and a 2012 graduate of Athens State University with a B.A. in English. She is currently teaching 8th grade English at Danville Middle School where she coaches softball and middle school cheerleading.

The groom graduated from Hartselle High School in 2007 and played football for Huntington College. He assisted in coaching the Hartselle football team during their state championship in 2011. He is currently working for the family business, Chenault Heating and Cooling.

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