Dawson-Benton wed
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Brittain Dawson and Barry Benton were married June 22, 2013, at Highland’s United Methodist Church in Birmingham. The Rev. Ted Anderson of Jacksonville and the Rev. Mikah Hudson of Birmingham performed the ceremony. Music was provided by organist Richard Phillips and soloist Lindsay Dawson.

Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Dawson of Starkville, Miss.

Parents of the groom are Dr. and Mrs. John Barry Benton Jr. of Jacksonville.

Grandparents of the bride are the late Mr. and Mrs. David Wilburn Allen, formerly of Houston, Miss., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Rheuben Andrew Dawson, formerly of Prattville.

Grandparents of the groom are the late Mr. and Mrs. L.R. Jordan, formerly of Anniston and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Barry Benton, formerly of New Orleans, La.

Bridesmaids were Mandi Alexander, CJ Benton, Paige Dawson, Elena English and Ellen Thomas. Honorary bridesmaids were Alice Amendola, Catherine Asonov, Hillary Cook, Kiemel Lamb, Kimberly Lancaster and Carley Nye.

Flower girls were cousins of the bride, MacKenzie Cole, Jacee Ellis and Rylee Skeels.

The best man was the groom’s father.

The bride wore an all-over French lace custom gown featuring a sweet-heart embellished bodice. The waistline was cinched with a pleated satin waistband centered with Swarovski crystals and pearls. The lace silhouette draped into a trumpet skirt with satin covered buttons extending full length of the train. Her cathedral length veil was couture and featured the groom’s family initial bordered with drop pearls and Swarovski crystals. Her bouquet featured petal pink roses, white hydrangeas, calla lilies and sprigs of lavender.

The reception was held at The Club in Homewood with entertainment by the band Lucky Towne.

After a trip to Peter Island in the British Virgin Islands, the couple returned to Birmingham where Brittain is a physical therapist at Brookwood Medical Center and Barry is completing his final year of dental school at UAB. The couple will relocate to New Orleans in June for Barry to begin a residency in orthodontics at LSU.
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