Published 3:01 pm Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Carrie Redding McCurdy and Howard Martin Strickler Jr. were united in marriage on Aug. 3, 2013, at First United Methodist Church in Montgomery. The couple’s friend, Pastor Tyler Guice of Auburn officiated the ceremony.
Carrie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Russell McCurdy Jr. of Montgomery and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Russell McCurdy Sr. and Mrs. Voncile Redding and the late Joseph Albert Redding III of Montgomery. Martin is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Howard Martin Strickler of Hoover and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John Otis Hunter of Houston and the late Dr. and Mrs. Thomas David Strickler of Berea, Ky.
Carrie wore a custom designed fit and flare gown of ivory shantung silk created especially for her by Heidi Elnora Atelier, Birmingham. It featured an Alencon lace bodice with a sweetheart neckline. The crystal and embroidered belt tied into an exaggerated bow producing a lavish appearance from the front or back. The chapel length tulle veil was her “something borrowed.” The bride carried a bouquet of white and pink roses, vintage hydrangeas and white peonies tied with white satin ribbon.
The bride’s twin sister, Mary Katherine McCurdy, was maid of honor. Katherine Parrish, Anna Kathryn Huggins, Amie Guice, Courtney Gordon and Margo Maples from Birmingham, Elizabeth Guice from Auburn and Beatrice Smith from Jackson, Miss., were attendants. Flower girls were Anna and Mary Mac Collins from Tuscaloosa and the groom’s niece, Haleigh Strickler from Hoover.
The groom’s brother, Hunter Strickler, was best man. Taylor Guice, Jared Meads, Steven French, Scott Barnes, James Smith and Tyler Steed of Birmingham and Jacob McCurdy, the bride’s brother, were groomsmen. Ring bearer was Kirby Collins from Tuscaloosa. Program attendants were Caroline Parrish and Anne Lauris Stewart.
The reception was held at Wynlakes Country Club where the bride and groom chose a menu reflecting their favorite foods. An artist captured the reception with a live event painting as guests danced to music by Nationwide Coverage.
The magical evening ended with the bride and groom being whisked away for their honeymoon trip to Kauai, Hawaii. Mr. and Mrs. Strickler reside in Tuscaloosa.