Alexa Jordan Wilkinson and Mason MacGregor Butler were married on May 30th at 7:00 at St. Peter Catholic Church.
The bride is the daughter of Susan Faye Wilkinson and Mr. and Mrs. Jay Colvard Wilkinson. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Leonard Wilkinson, Jr. and the late Mr. Joseph Kamerow and the late Ms. Joan Heller.
The groom is the son of Ms. Kathleen Boykin Butler and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ryan Butler, senior. He is the grandson of Ms. Ellen Gregory and Mr. John Boykin, and Ms. Susie Butler and the late Mr. Ronald Butler.
Mason and Lexie met and became friends in the 11th grade when he transferred to Catholic High School. They attended prom together their senior year, then started dating officially during their freshman year of college while Mason attended the University of Alabama and Lexie attended Auburn University.
The after-rehearsal dinner on May 29th, originally planned for a downtown Montgomery venue, was moved due to COVID restrictions, and held at the home of Mason's father and step-mother, Mike and Dana Butler in Pike Road, Alabama.
Lexie and Mason’s ceremony was held at St. Peter Catholic Church at 7:00 on Saturday, May 30th with Deacon Jim Labadie officiating. Deacon Labadie taught both Lexie and Mason when they were students at Catholic High School.
While the congregation was limited to only a few guests, Lexie and Mason were joined by their entire wedding party for the ceremony.
The bride wore a Stella York wedding gown of vintage lace, with a fitted silhouette. A combination of French and eyelash laces finished the hem and neckline for a touch of Old World charm. The back featured an incredible floral lace design, complementing the delicate multi-layered train. Lexie’s engagement ring was created with the help of Harold Bowdoin and is comprised of a round-cut, heirloom diamond passed down from Mason’s great grandmother, Lydia Taylor Kirkby, set in a 6-pronged solitaire platinum band. The bride wore Erica Koesler earrings, pear shaped rhinestone drop-earrings from pearl cluster posts with rhinestone centers.
Lexie's Matron of Honor was her sister, Brittney Fowler, her bridesmaids were Lauren Graves, Morgan Dew, sisters of the bride, Ansley Butler Stuart, sister of the groom, Alana Wilkinson, niece of the bride and Lauren Tait. The bridesmaids wore long, dove gray dresses made from airy chiffon with pleated bodice and cold shoulder straps from online boutique, Birdy Grey. The bridesmaids’ earrings were designed by Hayley Drinkard, owner and creator of Vivian Drew.
Wedding florals, designed by Jerry Thrash at Rosemont Gardens, featured a gorgeous arrangement of white peonies, roses, Queen Anne's lace with many different types of greenery including silver dollar eucalyptus, seeded eucalyptus, and Italian ruscus.
The flower girls Kamryn Butler and Andie Stuart, nieces of the groom, wore white heirloom dresses made with a simple and delicate square collar with ecru lace and satin ribbon accents.
The ring bearer Sellers Stuart, nephew of the groom, wore a white two-piece set consisting of a short sleeve shirt with a large rounded collar and ecru lace trim, pin tucks down the front bodice with a button on short.
Mason's best man was his father, Mike Butler, and his groomsmen were Stewart and Michael Butler, brothers of the groom, Grayson Anzalone, Hayes Vinson, Neill McCorvey, and William Speaks.
After the ceremony, a reception was held at the groom's father's home in Pike Road. Mike and Dana Butler, with the help of Dana's mother Lynn Lancaster, and friends Anne Marie and Chip Bryan, transformed the home into the perfect location for celebrating the bride and groom. The event was catered by Al Steineker with King's Table. The bride and groom's cakes were designed by Peggy McKinney and decorated by Jerry Thrash of Rosemont Gardens.
The couple was surprised at the end of the evening with fireworks and a sendoff lit with sparklers.
After the wedding, the couple will reside in Montgomery where Lexie is a pharmacist for CVS, and Mason will continue running the family business, Butler Builders, Inc.
The events normally leading up to a wedding were all canceled because of the COVID pandemic. Lexie's bridal shower hosted by her aunts, and an engagement party at the McCorvey farm, hosted by Algie & Bill McCorvey, Julie & Steven Speaks, Susan & John Starr, Karen & Larry Speaks, Terri & Jody Bear, and Wendy & John Anzalone will be rescheduled for the fall.
The couple will have a wedding celebration at MCC in late August where they hope to celebrate with the many family and friends who were unable to attend the official ceremony.