Stacy Kathleen Lide and Gregory Bryan Young were married in an evening wedding on July 25, 2009, at the Auburn United Methodist Church. Dr. George Mathison officiated the ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Robert Steven Lide and Barbara Lide of Huntsville and the groom is the son of Gregory Whitman Young and Patsy Young of Auburn. Grandparents of the bride are Dr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Lide of Greenville, S.C., and the late Mr. and Mrs. David Joseph Dwyer of San Francisco, Calif. Grandparents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gene Young of Auburn, and Mr. and Mrs. John Jacob Francisco of Auburn.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a stunning ivory silk dupioni strapless gown by Rivini, which was accented with three delicate tiers of organza. An elegant full-length veil enhanced the effortless lines of the gown. She carried a bouquet of ivory and white roses. The bride used the antique pearl-and-diamond earrings that were worn by her mother during her parent’s wedding ceremony, which were given as a gift from Stacy’s grandmother.
Julie Young served as the maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Kaitlin McShea, Adrienne Remmert, Whitney Ryan, Jessica Strickland and Andrea Young. Kathryn Young was the junior bridesmaid. The flower girls were Wesley Anne Barnes, Kali Rose Clarke, Kassidy Clarke, Courtney Crum, Mari Miles Dempsey, Savannah Kempfer, Emma Stabler and Sarah Young. Sarah Northcutt, Allison Timm and Catherine Wachter served as program attendants.
Gregory Young served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Thomas Lide, Will Hamrick, Hudson Myrick, John Patrick Planz and Harrison Thomas. Brandon Young served as junior groomsman. Michael Pielacha, Preston Segars, Jake Stokes, John Stokes and Drew Young served as ushers.
All flowers in the church were ivory, orchid and white including a variety of garden roses, hydrangeas and stargazer lilies designed by Stanley Sistrunk. A string quartet serenaded guests and accompanied the bride as she walked down the aisle. The ceremony was concluded with the exchanging of vows and a special prayer by Mathison and Pastor Sean Clarke.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Jule Collins Smith Museum. The bride’s cake was beautifully displayed in the museum’s rotunda. The four-tier white cake was decorated with an almond frosting and hydrangea petals. The three-layer chocolate groom’s cake was surrounded by deep orange and yellow roses.