Amber Lynn Compton and Jeffrey Nathan Holley unite in October

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 17, 2007


Miss Amber Lynn Compton and Mr. Jeffrey Nathan Holley were united in marriage on Saturday, October 7, 2006.

The outdoor ceremony was held at four in the afternoon on the lake at The Waters in Pike Road, Alabama.

Minister Jeff Grimes officiated the ceremony and Mr. Alan Compton, brother of the bride, assisted.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Compton of Brantley.

She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Augusta Cook and Mr. and Mrs. George Compton, all of Brantley.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Prince of Montgomery and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Holley of Dothan.

He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John Speights of Montgomery and the late Mr. and Mrs. Max Harrell and Mr. Ray Holley of Valley and the late Mrs. June Holley.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a chiffon gown with jeweled straps and a cowl neck.

Her dress featured an empire waist, a vertically pleated back and silver diamond details.

She carried a hand-tied bouquet of white calla lilies and pink roses.

The bride also carried a custom-made cross-stitched pouch containing the ruby lavaliere worn by her maternal great-grandmother, and the pearls worn by the groom's maternal grandmother at her wedding.

Attending as maids of honor were Miss Kristen Carver and Miss Anna Carver, cousins of the bride, of Brantley, Alabama.

They wore tea length two-piece halter gowns.

The halter tops were of cream satin, and the pink blush skirts featured a triple ruffled hem with a pink dotted ribbon sash.

They carried hand-tied bouquets of white calla lilies.

The groom's brother, Mr. Jeremy Holly of Kansas City, Kansas, served as best man.

Ushers were Mr. Alan Compton and Mr. B. J. Philpot, both of Montgomery.

The groom wore a traditional black tuxedo with a boutonniere of miniature calla lilies.

Groomsmen wore matching black tuxedoes with similar boutonnieres.

For her daughter's wedding, Mrs. Compton wore a tea-length dress of seafoam green.

The mother of the groom wore a tea-length dress of navy blue.

His step-mother wore a lime green two-piece suit.

They carried small bouquets of miniature calla lilies.

Mrs. Donny Bodiford of Brantley, Alabama, directed the wedding.

The reception honoring Mr. and Mrs. Holley was held under the pavilion by the lake.

The three-tiered spiral wedding cake was topped with clusters of white calla lilies and pink roses.

The fondant icing was embellished with pink beads.

The groom's cake was three-tiered with alternating light and dark chocolate.

Each layer featured various flavors of chocolate and was adorned with strawberries.

Pink lemonade was served from a table beautifully decorated with apples and lemons.

Guests also enjoyed a variety of offerings at the chocolate fountain, as well as chicken fingers, ham and turkey sandwiches and an assortment of fruits.

Serving at the various tables were Miss Carie Puckett, Miss Kristen McCants and Miss Kristen Mosheim.

A special table held pictures of the bride and groom through their growing-up years.

Following a wedding cruise to the Bahamas, the newlyweds are at home in Montgomery.

Amber Compton and Jeffrey Holley were honored with a series of events prior to their October 7, 2006, wedding.

Miss Compton's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Augusta Cook and Mr. and Mrs. George Compton, honored the couple with a dinner party August 26, 2006, at the Cook home in Brantley.

Serving the sit-down meal were Miss Chelsea Moseley, Miss Amy Wicker, Miss Angel Hall and Miss Whitney Moore.

The hosts presented the couple with a George Foreman grill and &#8220bride” and &#8220groom” baseball caps.

The ladies of Sasser Church of Christ of Brantley honored Miss Compton with a miscellaneous shower in the church annex building on September 20, 2006.

The bride received many beautiful and useful gifts.

Also set up was a &#8220Shower of Blessings” table.

Guests were encouraged to write down their best advice and/or a special scripture to encourage the couple as they begin their marriage.

The cake, punch, flowers and decorations were in the bride's colors of pink and cream.

Miss Compton and Mr. Holley were honored with a home/yard/tool shower on September 24, 2006, in Montgomery at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Prince.

Other hosts were Mr. and Mrs. John Speights and Mrs. Bee Lowry.

Guests mingled and enjoyed an array of hors d'oeuvres, cake and hot foods as the couple opened a large variety of both &#8220work” and &#8220fun” gifts.

The Camellia House in Luverne, Alabama, was the setting on September 30, 2006, for the Bridesmaids' Luncheon honoring Miss Compton and her attendants, Miss Kristen Carver and Miss Anna Carver, both of Brantley.

Mrs. Susan Carver and Mrs. Pamela Ganous, aunts of the bride, hosted the luncheon.

Miss Compton chose this occasion to present gifts to her attendants.

Other guests were the bride's mother and grandmothers, Mrs. Virginia Compton, Mrs. Dorothy Cook and Mrs. Inez Compton; and the groom's mother and grandmother, Mrs. Georgia Prince and Mrs. Joan Speights.

The guests enjoyed tying pink dotted ribbons onto bubble wands and arranging them for the reception.

Mr. and Mrs. Julian Prince hosted the rehearsal dinner for the Compton-Holley wedding on October 5, 2006.

Jim and Nick's Barbecue Restaurant in Montgomery was the site for the informal gathering.

Tables in the private dining room were decorated in a country theme with red-checked cloths, fall foliage and lanterns.

The groom used this occasion to present his gifts.

Guests included members of the wedding party, families of the couple, Minister and Mrs. Jeff Grimes and Mr. and Mrs. Donny Bodiford.