The Wedding

Cynthia and Grant will administer the sacrament of Holy Matrimony to each other on February 8, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Downtown Mobile, Alabama, located at 2 South Claiborne Street. Father Timothy Scully, CSC will be presiding.

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About the Cathedral

The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception belongs to the Diocese of Mobile, which is the oldest Catholic Parish on the Gulf Coast. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Although it was not until 1854 that Pope Pius IX defined ex cathedra the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, the Cathedral received its title as the “Church of the Immaculate Conception” in 1781, and thus stands as a testament to popular assent to the dogma.

Recently, the Diocese completed a decade long restoration effort.

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The Reception

All are invited to celebrate Cynthia and Grant’s marriage at the Bragg Mitchell Mansion at 4:00 P.M., located at 1906 Springhill Avenue.

Southern cooking and drinks will be copiously provided! There will be a second line march lead by The Excelsior Band and live music provided by Prophets and Outlaws.

Prophets and Outlaws

“Prophets and Outlaws is a Southern Rock band with soul. They have developed a sound that ties their passion for the Blues while embracing their Country roots and celebrating the people that paved the way. You can find elements of the old ‘outlaw’ music in their attitude and in the way they push the boundaries of today’s music.”

Transportation from Wedding

Cynthia and Grant will provide busses from the Battle House hotel to the Bragg Mitchell mansion the day of the wedding, beginning around 4:00 P.M. The busses will also be available to take guests back to the Battle House hotel after the reception is over. Please check back again for more details!

Accomodations

Battlehouse   The Battle House Hotel 

A group rate for Cynthia and Grant’s wedding is available at the historic Battle House Hotel in downtown Mobile. You can click here to automatically book a room with their group rate online, or call 1-866-316-5957 and ask for the Weber Schmidt wedding.

“The historic Battle House Hotel stands on the site of an old military headquarters set up by Andrew Jackson during the war of 1812. Fresh from his victory at Horseshoe Bend, Jackson had arrived in Mobile to ward off invasion. When British forces made it clear they were headed toward New Orleans, Old Hickory marched to meet them from this hallowed spot.”

In November of 1860, Stephen A. Douglas stayed at the Battle House the night he 
lost the presidency to Abraham Lincoln. Over a century later, in the 1980s, “the abandoned Battle House Hotel was the only building still standing on
the city block.”* In 2007, the Battle House re-opened, and by 2009, it had been named The Battle House was named “One of the Top 500 Hotels in the World”
 by Travel + Leisure magazine. “Over its history, the Battle House was visited by such notables as Jefferson Davis,
Admiral Raphael Semmes, and Generals Bragg, Beauregard, and Taylor.”

*For the source of this history, and for more information about the Battle House, click here.

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About Mobile

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Cynthia’s father grew up in Mobile, and Cynthia always dreamed of getting married in the Cathedral. The city of Mobile was founded by the French in 1706, many years before the Revolutionary War. It did not become part of the United States until 1813 when American forces captured it from the Spanish and made it a part of the Mississippi Territory. At various periods in its history, Mobile has been controlled by France, Great Britain, and Spain, leading to its rich history and cultural heritage.

For a map of Downtown Mobile including points of interest, click here.

 

Cynthia & Grant

Cynthia and Grant met while working together in Student Government at the University of Notre Dame. During Cynthia’s sophomore year, Grant asked Cynthia to run on a ticket with him for Student Body President and Vice President. A year later, after taking their offices, Cynthia and Grant fell in love.

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