Elmore County Living February 2016

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Lizzie Elmore and Jake McCord married in the pecan grove at Alabama Wildlife Federation “I fell in love with it, so we booked it that day,” she said. “From the pecan grove, you could see the old house and the garden. All of the natural surroundings were so beautiful to me.” The engagement of slightly less than a year was perfect for the couple, McCord said, as she was able to settle into her new job and complete the wedding plans at a relaxing pace. She chose mint, one of her favorite colors, for her bridesmaids’ dresses, and peach complemented it

well. The men in the wedding party wore tan, and the colors made the perfect garden wedding under arching pecan boughs clothed in resurrection ferns. The wedding took place on Sept. 12 under a madeto-order blue sky with a backdrop of late summer greenery in the woods and a flower-laden cross at the base of a towering tree. Instead of the traditional ring bearer’s pillow, McCord’s nephew carried a Bible that had belonged to the bride’s late mother. The reception for some 180 guests was held at the