Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 28, 2007

Julia Brantley McPherson and Major Judson Brian Gillett were married on Saturday, Dec.

9, 2006, at four o&8217;clock in the afternoon at the historic First United Methodist Church in Old Cloverdale in Montgomery, Alabama.

The Reverend Jeremy K. Pridgeon of First United Methodist Church officiated.

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The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ordrie McPherson of Montgomery.

She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Verlenious Powell of Monroeville and the late Mr. Julius Powell and Mrs. Mae Johnson of Demopolis and the late Mr. John N. McPherson, Jr.

The Groom is the son of CMD (ret) and Mrs. John Braxton Gillett, Jr., of Bakersfield, California and the late Mrs. Kathy McKean Gillett.

He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McKean and the late Mrs. Mavis McKean and Mr. and Mrs. John Braxton Gillett and the late Mrs. Barbara Gillett, all of Bakersfield.

The bride was given in marriage by her father.

She wore a strapless A-line gown by designer Paloma Blanca fashioned in a diamond white silk with a tucked bodice adorned with Swarovski crystals. The formal length skirt extended into a chapel length train adorned with covered silk buttons to the hem line. Her cathedral length veil of silk illusion was edged with a band of silk organza. Julia carried an arrangement of white Calla Lilies, purple Freesia, Lilly of the Valley and green berries.

Serving as maid of honor was Amanda Renee Powell of Millbrook.

The bridesmaids included Jennifer McDonald Atkins and Candace Elizabeth Bresee, both of Montgomery.

The maid of honor and bridesmaids wore lilac satin A-line gowns accented with an eggplant sash by designer Bill Levkof.

Each bridesmaid carried an assortment of lavender Calla Lilies and green berries.

Peyton Lee Gillett, daughter of the groom, served as flower girl.

She wore a sleeveless white organza gown with a lilac sash. She carried a miniature nosegay of freesia and green berries.

The groom was accompanied by his best man, his brother, John Braxton Gillett, III, of Seattle.

The groomsmen included his father, Jack Gillett, and Jeremy McKinley of Seattle.

The ushers were John Robert McGregor, III, of Jacksonville, Fla. and the groom&8217;s nephew, Davis Rockland Gillett of Huntington Beach, Calif.

Tanner Brian Gillett, the groom&8217;s son, served as ring bearer.

Music for the ceremony was provided by the Rev. Keith Elder of Birmingham who sang &8220;I Will Be There&8221; and &8220;The Lord&8217;s Prayer&8221;.

Organist was Linda Gill, trumpeter was Dr. Dennis Herrick and violinist was Barbara Blommers.

Floral designer and wedding coordinator was Jill Sampson of Weddings by Jill.

The ceremony was followed by a reception at The Avenue of the Oaks and was catered by A Catered Affair.

Guests enjoyed romantic candlelight and dancing to the music of the band Tapestry.

The bride and groom danced their first dance to &8220;Come Away With Me&8221; by Norah Jones.

After a honeymoon on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, the couple now resides in Montgomery.