McIntyre, Tausch hold April wedding

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Gina Leigh McIntyre and James Ernest Tausch were united in marriage at 5 p.m. on April 16, 2005 at First Baptist Church in Montgomery. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Rev. Jay Wolf.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Wayne McIntyre of Camden. She is the granddaughter of Ira McLain and the late Pearl B. McLain of Camden, and the late Mr. and Mrs. W. A. McIntyre of Greenville.

The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. and Mrs. Thomas Elliot Lusk of Alabaster and the late Ernest Frederick Tausch of Easton, Penn.

Four iron candelabras with ivory pillar candles lit the sanctuary. Two gorgeous English-style floral arrangements, abundant with white hydrangea, snapdragons, roses and bells of Ireland, graced the sanctuary.

A candelabrum with white roses and candles was placed on the chancel rail in loving memory of the bride's grandmother, Pearl McLain, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. McIntyre and the groom's father, Ernest Frederick Tausch.

Program attendants were Ashley Zekoff of Mason, Ohio, cousin of the bride, and Tricia Bush of Cordova, Tenn., the groom's niece.

Susan Dees of Prattville and Mary Taber of Auburn greeted guests at the entrance to the sanctuary. Lynn Bright presided over the bride's book.

Organist Sara Jo Bagley presented a prenuptial prelude. Mrs. Will Philpot accompanied the soloists on piano. Suzanne Tullis sang "In This Very Room" and "Surely the Presence." Rev. Joe Cole sang "The Song of Ruth" and "The Lord's Prayer." "Trumpet Voluntary" was played for the processional and "Prelude in Classic Style" was chosen as the recessional.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a gown of ivory duchess satin. Alencon lace, accented with pearls and crystals, covered the bodice, skirt and long fitted sleeves.

A monarch train completed the gown.

The bride chose a two-tier elbow-length veil of silk illusion. The veil was held in place by a bridal comb of Swarovski crystals. Her bridal bouquet featured cream roses and white hydrangeas, accented with love knots and a white monogrammed handkerchief.

Racquel Guitart Chappell of Montgomery served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Angelia Moreton, cousin of the bride, of Plano, Texas; RaMona Britton of Montgomery; Joanna Duckett of Birmingham and Lynn Towery of Plano.

The attendants wore formal-length gowns of eggplant matte satin with round scoop necklines and cap sleeves. The fitted bodice was accented at the waist with a narrow band of crystals. The bridesmaids' bouquets featured lavender hydrangeas, sweet peas, purple roses, purple stock and lisianthus.

Brother of the groom, Craig Frederick Tausch, served as best man. Groomsmen were Barry Bush of Cordova, Tenn., brother-in-law of the groom; Lewis Chappelle Jr. of Montgomery, Jack Karla of Cleveland, Ohio; Alan McIntyre of Brimingham, the bride's cousin, and Alexander and Austin Zekoff of Mason, Ohio, cousins of the bride.

The bride's uncle, Dr. Zeke Zekoff of Mason, Ohio, served as the reader of scripture from First Corinthians, 13.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parent hosted the reception in the fellowship hall of the church with a musical performance on piano by Alexander Zekoff.

The day before the wedding the bride was honored with a bridesmaids' luncheon at the home of Dr. Gerri Hendon in Montgomery. Other hostesses included Genie Lindsay, RaMona Britton and JoAnna Duckett. The after-rehearsal dinner was held at the Sahara Restaurant and hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lusk.

Following their wedding trip to Maui, the couple will reside in Helena, Ala.