Walding & During
Photograph by Haiden Woodall Photography
Marion Renee Walding and Austin Dean During were married Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at The Potting Shed in Ozark. The afternoon ceremony took place outside on the nursery’s charming white pergola. The reception immediately followed at the same venue with dinner and dancing into the night.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Walding of Ozark. She is a 2012 graduate of the University of Alabama, where she received a master’s degree in American studies. She is currently a graphic designer at Diversified Label Images, Inc., in Birmingham and a freelance photographer with The Tuscaloosa News in Tuscaloosa.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney During of Chelsea. He is a 2009 graduate of the University of Alabama, where he received bachelor’s degrees in marketing and advertising. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in marketing at UA and is a graduate research assistant at the university’s Student Health Center.
The matron of honor was Christine Walding, the bride’s sister-in-law, of Niceville, Fla., and the maid of honor was April Williams, a childhood friend of the bride, of Orlando, Fla. Bridesmaids were Valerie Jones of Atlanta, Ga., and Erin Murray of New Orleans, La.
The best man was Forrest During, the groom’s brother, of Fairhope. Groomsmen were Jason Brandt of Dallas, Texas; David Calhoun of Nashville, Tenn.; and Kyle Gunnels of Denver, Colo.
The ceremony was officiated by Minister Ben Talmadge of Tuscaloosa, a close friend of the bride and groom.
The couple currently resides in Northport with their French bulldog, Amos.