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Weddings and engagements

By Staff
West, Hicks exchange vows
Kristina Marie West of Birmingham and John Jay Hicks of Birmingham were married April 22, 2006, at 5:30 p.m. at The Beach Club in Gulf Shores with the Rev. David Carboni officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wade West of Tuscaloosa. The groom is the son of Mr. Bobby Ray Hicks of Tuscaloosa and the late Jill Rosenau Hicks. He is the grandson of the late Judge and Mrs. David L. Rosenau Jr. of Athens and the late Mr. and Mrs. Willis C. Hicks of Hartselle.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a strapless dress of ivory matte satin.
Matrons of honor were Jobi Hicks Richard of Plano, Texas, sister of the groom, and Amanda Blackburn Darby of Birmingham.
Bridesmaids were Anna Marie Napenas, Claire Elizabeth Bazemore, Haley Carroll Tingle, Whitney Kathryn Poole and Helen Milam Cochrane, all of Birmingham, Martha Liddell Patton of Nashville, Tenn., Suzanne Marie Howard of Jackson, Wyo., and Tracy Ann Raymond of Sacramento, Calif.
The groom's father was best man. Groomsmen were Todd Newman Richard of Plano, Texas, brother-in-law of the groom, Blake Edward Ward of Charlotte, N.C., Jason Brandt Schmersahl of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jay Christian Lomenick of Tampa, Fla., William Scott Salmon, Justin Ross Truelove and Peter James Powell, all of Birmingham, and Timothy Ackley Hoffman of Mobile.
The couple honeymooned in St. Lucia. They reside in Birmingham.
Blackman, Wallace to wed
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Blackman of Hartselle announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Bunnell Blackman, to William Bradley Wallace, son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Wallace of Hartselle.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Hartselle High School and attends The University of Alabama. She is employed with The University of Alabama Gymnastics. She is the granddaughter of Herbert Ogle of Hartselle, JoeAnn Hester of St. Louis, Mo., the late Bunnell Ogle and the late Walter Blackman Sr.
The groom-elect is a 2003 graduate of Hartselle High School and attends Auburn University. He is a private first class with the United States Marine Corps. He is the grandson of William and Margaret Wallace of Double Springs, Glenda Hampton of Palestine, Texas, and the late Richard Reast.
The wedding will be held June 3 at 2 p.m. at East Highland Baptist Church.
Whatley, Aldridge to wed
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Whatley of Hartselle announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Rene/ Whatley, to Brett Byron Aldridge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Snyder of Pensacola, Fla.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Hartselle High School and will graduate this May from Mississippi State University with a degree in marketing.
At MSU, she has been an orientation leader, alumni delegate, Presidential Scholar, Delta Delta Delta sorority president, College of Business ambassador, and a member of the American Marketing Association.
She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Staudt of Hartselle and Mr. and Mrs. Billy Joe Whatley of Falkville.
The groom-elect is a 2001 graduate of Pensacola Catholic High School and a 2005 graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in communications. He is employed with BellSouth as an account executive in Birmingham. At MSU, he was Phi Delta Theta vice president and a member of the student association.
He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Snyder of Crestview, Fla.
The wedding will be held June 24 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Cullman.

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