Ashley Rose McMaster and David Blake Martin were united in marriage on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Boaz, Alabama. The evening ceremony was officiated by the grooms father, Reverend David Martin. Music for the ceremony was provided by Frank Jones, pianist of Birmingham, Alabama, and Jenny Taunton, soloist and cousin of the bride, from Austin, Texas.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keith McMaster of Shreveport, Louisiana. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Reginald W. Adams of Bossier City, Louisiana, and the late Reginald W. Adams and James and Ruth McMaster. The groom is the son of Reverend and Mrs. David Martin of Boaz, Alabama. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John Martin and Mrs. Faye Campbell, all of Boaz, and the late Joe McCray.
Rachel Anne McMaster, sister of the bride, of Dallas, Texas, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Stephanie Schimschock, Aileen Brock, and Joan Grafton McMaster of Shreveport; Lindsi Liles Hanchey of Dallas, Texas; Heather Martin Busha of Boaz, Alabama, sister of the groom; Holly Burke of New York City, New York, and Kate Ahearn of Danbury, Connecticut.
David Martin, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen included Brent McKnight of Wilmington, Delaware, Bobby Lanigan of Staten Island, New York, Brent Greer of Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. John Whitney Morgan of Nashville, Tennessee, Will Stroup of Birmingham, Alabama, and Tyler Scott, Tyler Thomas and Corey Ray, all of Boaz, Alabama.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Gadsden Country Club in Gadsden, Alabama, where guest enjoyed music by The Flashbacks of Huntsville, Alabama. Floral design was by Benny Campbell of Attala Florist. The bride and groom’s cakes were created by Sweet Spot Confections. Photographer, Stacey Richardson, of Birmingham, Alabama, captured every moment of the day, and Wedding Coordinator, Anita Kanellis of AK Brides, also, of Birmingham, Alabama, played a major role in assuring that this day be a memorable occasion.
Ashley is a graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications: Public Relations in 2009. She works at Exponent Technologies in Dallas, Texas, as Manager of Partner Relations and Business Development. Blake is a professional baseball player. He pitched for the Minnesota Twins organization for six years after being drafted for LSU in 2008 and is now a free agent. Blake will play for a new team starting in March, 2014.
Following a honeymoon to St. Lucia, the couple will reside in Dallas, Texas.