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Dorothy Alice Mariah Adams and Nelson Straub Bean, Jr.

Joined in Holy Matrimony March 13, 2021

Spring is in the air and the bride's bouquet is flying.

Dorothy Alice Mariah Adams, daughter of Sam and Mary Adams, and Nelson Straub Bean, Jr., son of Nelson and Kimberly Bean, were bound together in Holy Matrimony March 13, 2021 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Montgomery.

The church was elegantly decorated with soft white and pink roses as the attendees listened to glorious music from organist Ed Patterson and cellist Chin Mei Lei. Reverend Patrick Curles officiated. Included in the wedding party was the groom's father and brother as best men and a score of groomsmen and bridesmaids.

The bride's sisters, Mary Elizabeth Grant and Sarah Ross Adams (pictured with the bride, left) participated in the blessed event by singing the Lord's Prayer and reading scripture, respectively. The father of the bride gave Ali away.

The Montgomery Country Club proved to be an excellent venue for the reception. Beautifully flowing was the elegant double staircase as guests entered the Grand Hall to be served with champagne flutes. Guests gleefully watched Nelson and Ali take the first dance.

Delicious food and drinks lasted throughout the night. The couple joined hands to cut the ceremonially delicious bride's and groom's cakes. Family and friends partook in the revelry to include a toast made to the newlywed couple by Ali's Mystical King of Athenians.

The musical entertainment provided by Az Izz, of Atlanta, kept the party rocking well into the wee hours.

The happy couple made their departure out the front of the MCC and down the steps lined with a dazzling array of sparklers by cheering onlookers.

A restored 1965 Volvo, which holds a special memory for the family, gently glided Nelson and Ali to a restful night at the Renaissance Hotel in the honeymoon suite where they prepared for an extended honeymoon in Hawaii.

Upon a successful return from their jaunts to several lovely islands, including Maui and Lanai, the couple will reside in Birmingham.

(click on the PDF version of the Alabama Gazette April issue for photographs of the happy couple)


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