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2002 Wedding Register. (J-L).

Jackson-Bond

Jennifer Olivia Jackson and Chadwick Davis Bond were united in holy matrimony in a candlelight ceremony on March 10, 2001, at Coy United Methodist Church in Preston with the Reverend John Branning officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jackson of Preston. She is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Kinsman Ford and the late R. A. Harbour and Mrs. Earl Jackson and the late Mr. Jackson. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Davis Bond of Hickory. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Cayce Bufkin and Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Bond.

The wedding music was presented by Mrs. Olivia Reese, pianist; Mr. Hal Reese, Jr. and Ben Reese III, trumpeters; Dr. Claire Fox Hillard, violinist; Ms. Emilia Massengale, harpist; and Mrs. Marci Ferguson and Dr. Bob Hermetz, vocalists.

Escorted to the altar by her father and given in marriage by her parents, the bride chose for her wedding a designer gown of white pearl Italian satin with an elongated fitted bodice embroidered with bugle beads and seed pearls. The princess skirt flowed into a chapel-length train encircled with pearls. Her fingertip veil of silk illusion fell from a headpiece of pearls. She carried a nosegay of white and cream roses mixed with stephanotis and pearls and intertwined with Alencon lace from her mother's bridal veil.

Leigh Jackson served her sister as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Cayce Ann Bond, sister of the groom; Nicole Cooper; Susan Livingston Flowers; and Danielle Williams.

Davis Bond served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Chris Bond, Brian Bufkin, Ken Rowell, and Mark Sellers. Ushers were Tim Livingston and Chris Stamper.

Suzannah Gilder served as rose petal girl. Ring bearer was Hal Duplantis. Reese Duplantis and Jacob Luke served as program attendants, and Josie Gilder was bubble girl. Linda Brewer directed the wedding.

The fairy tale reception, conceived and designed by the bride's cousin, Susan Flowers, and assisted by Gene and Jane Livingston, was hosted by the bride's parents in the Family Life Center. Centered around a beautiful English garden motif, lavish floral decorations were interspersed with treasured family momentoes. Guests enjoyed music presented by Ms. Massengale, harpist.

The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom's parents at Lake Tiak-O-Khata in Louisville. Northwood Country Club was the setting for the bridesmaids' brunch hosted by Mrs. Kinsman Ford.

After the honeymoon, the couple is residing in Hickory.

Jenkins-Bryan

The historic 1856 Shubuta Baptist Church was the setting for the November 4, 2000, wedding of Emily Ruth Jenkins and Michael Brooks Bryan. The Rev. Charles Barnett of Philadelphia officiated the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne "Butch" Jenkins of Shubuta. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Macias of Hattiesburg, Mrs. Vivian Ruth Jenkins of Waynesboro, and the late Mr. Thomas McRae Jenkins, Sr.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank "Sparky" Bryan of Philadelphia. He is the grandson of Ms. Imogene Phillips, Mr. Jack Thrash, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Pierce Bryan, all of Philadelphia.

Nuptial music was provided by Mrs. Libby Owen, organist, and Mrs. Beverly West, pianist. Vocalists were Miss Lori Joyner and Mr. Billy Rascoe. The program attendants were Kaylee Hill, Abby Skidmore, and Tyler Stokes. Presiding at the guest registry was Danyale Odom. Directing the wedding was Mrs. Margaret Evans.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a designer gown of white satin and tulle. The fitted bodice with its square neckline and long, tapered sleeves was embellished with Alencon lace covered with pearls and iridescent sequins. The full skirt of layered tulle featured a detachable cathedral-length train. Her veil of tiered illusion was edged with silk cording and cascaded from a headpiece of pearls. She carried a bouquet of white bridal roses adorned with Italian ruscus.

Kimberley Ann Jenkins, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Christina Cochran Allen, Margaret Owen Cook, Kelly Michelle Johnson, Stephanie Rascoe Lewis, Jill Marie Martin, Tonya Covington Stevenson, and Ginger Miller Light. The attendants wore floor-length fitted gowns of wine matte satin complemented with gloves and chiffon stoles. They carried bouquets of fall flowers and hypericum berries adorned with Italian ruscus.

Serving as flower girl was McKenlie Jade Graham. Jeana Paige Santmyer served as the bride's proxy at the rehearsal.

Frank Michael Bryan served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Kenneth Dustin Cheatham, Barry Joe Richardson, William Keith Thrash, Christopher Steven Ezelle, Robert Chad Lewis, Anthony Todd Reeves, and William Chad Fox. Ring bearer was John Dylan Ely. Ushers were Pierce Lee Clark, Thomas Scott Clark, Brent Eugene Smith, and Robert Allen Thrash.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception honoring the couple in the fellowship hail of the church. Following the wedding rehearsal, the groom's parents hosted a dinner at the historic Quitman Train Depot.

After a honeymoon in Maui, Hawaii, the couple resides in Philadelphia.

Jenkins-Fulcher

Jennifer Leigh Jenkins and Robert Lance Fulcher were united in marriage at six in the evening on June 16, 2001, at Benton United Methodist Church.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randall Warren Jenkins of Benton. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Howard Taft Webb of Yazoo City and the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin J. Jenkins of Benton. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Metts Fulcher of Quitman. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Hillman of Madden and Mr. and Mrs. John L. Long and the late J. U. Fulcher of Louisville.

Dr. Roger McGrew officiated the double-ring ceremony. Worship music was presented by pianist Margaret Evans and vocalists Casey Hesser, Kenny Hillman, and Michelle McCann.

Presented in marriage by her father, the bride wore a formal gown of duchesse satin. Embroidered satin fashioned the corselet top embellished with contrasting cafe rosettes and seed pearls. A band of embroidery matching that on the bodice encircled the hemline of the A-line skirt and chapel-length train. Her veil was of tiers of illusion edged in silk cording. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of Virginia roses interspersed with gardenias and accented with silk tulle and ribbon.

Jennifer Long served as matron of honor. Donna Peninger served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Aimee Baggett, Angela Friedenriech, Jessica Jenkins, and Misty Lacey. The attendants wore gowns of taupe chiffon styled with sleeveless bodices encircled at the empire waistlines with matching beading and A-line skirts. They carried hand-tied bouquets of Anna roses surrounded by pink wax flowers. Chloe Jernigan served as flower girl.

Bobby Fulcher served his son as the best man. Jason Doggett, Kyle Fulcher, Hop Hopkins, Randy Jenkins, Greg Read, and Adam Weems served as groomsmen. Peyton Crawford, Tyler Rogers, Cory Sims, and Alex Brady served as ushers. Trace Jernigan served as ring bearer.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at their home. Music was provided by Gilmore. On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted the rehearsal supper at Benton Country Club.

A bridesmaids' luncheon was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bill McNair hosted by Molly McNair. A groomsmen's luncheon was given at the Benton United Methodist Church hosted by Margaret Evans, Paula Evans, Rosemary Hopkins, and Elaine Read.

Following a honeymoon trip in Jamaica, the couple now resides in Starkville.

Johnson-Robinson

Krista Adele Johnson and Wade Donovan Robinson were married on July 28, 2001, at four in the afternoon at the Chapel in the Glades in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. Johnson of Taylorsville. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Billye Duckworth and the late Mr. B. P. Duckworth of Mount Olive and the late Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Johnson of Taylorsville.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Robinson of Taylorsville. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Robinson of Taylorsville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hill of Taylorsville.

The Reverend Dan Saffelder officiated at the double-ring ceremony. Nuptial music was provided by Missy Saffelder. Soloist for the occasion was Justin Johnson, the brother of the bride, who performed "How Do You Fall in Love" following the lighting of the unity candle.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a satin bridal gown by Private Collection. The gown, white with ice blue and platinum hand-embroidered flowers, featured a strapless corset-style bodice, a full pleated skirt, and a chapel-length train. Her veil of silk illusion fell from a tiara of pearls and blue Austrian crystals. The bride carried a bouquet of white roses, carnations, and lilies hand tied with a white organza ribbon.

Attending the bride as the matron of honor was her sister, Melissa Stringer. Her bridesmaid was Amanda Mowinski. The attendants wore two-piece gowns of periwinkle blue satin and carried single yellow roses, surrounded by fuchsia baby roses. Anna Kennedy, cousin of the groom, in a white satin dress and floral halo, served as the flower girl.

Serving the bridegroom as best man was his brother, Heath Robinson. Justin Boykin was his groomsman. Brandon Stringer, nephew of the bride, served as the ring bearer.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a wedding reception at the Park Vista Resort Hotel in Gatlinburg. On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Calhouns Restaurant in Gatlinburg. Entertainment for both events was provided by Brett Cummins, a friend of the groom.

After their honeymoon in the Smokies, the couple returned home to Hattiesburg. The groom is a mechanical engineer with Mississippi Space Services at Stennis Space Center in Picayune, and the bride is pursuing a degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Johnson-Wall

Jacqueline Kay Johnson and Gregory Brinson Wall were united in marriage at three in the afternoon December 30, 2000. The ceremony was held at First Baptist Church in Summit with Dr. Jerry L. Smith officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. R. "Bubber" Johnson of McComb. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jacob Pender, Jr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Wallace R. Johnson III. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory G. Wall of Magnolia. He is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Harry Frye and Mrs. Mary Wall and the late Odessa Wall.

Lucretia Brumfield attended the guest register. The registry table was decorated with a large vase of Asiatic lilies in memory of the bride's grandparents and the groom's grandfather. Emily and Jordan Brumfield and Alex and Jordan Cockayne were program attendants. Also used in the decorations were jeweled Christmas balls made by the bride's great-aunt, Genevieve Solomon.

Music for the ceremony was presented by Jennifer Sanders, pianist; Cecelia Brister, organist; and Shannon Dye and Michelle Blades Estay, soloists.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of white duchesse satin with triple beaded spaghetti straps that held the bib front bodice that flowed onto a princess line skirt featuring cascading bugle beads and rocals. The delicately beaded deep scooped back flowed onto a full chapel-length train. The veil was made of silk illusion and fell from a band of bugle beads and rocals. She carried a bouquet of Mont Blanc freesia, stephanotis, S. B. "Big Wig" cymbidium, misty blue, and baby's breath hand tied with white French ribbon. The bouquet also held a handkerchief that belonged to her late grandmother, Faye Pender.

Tonya Rogillio served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Molly Hoaglund Johnson, Rebecca Shields, and Mary Helen Wall. Sonja Pezant was the flower girl.

Greg Wall served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Jamey Baxter, Pender Johnson, and Sam Shields. Ushers were Nelson Estess, Mitchell Johnson, and Brad Webb. Ring bearer was Joey Day Rushing.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Fernwood Country Club while Show Boat entertained the guests. On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted the wedding party, family, and friends with a rehearsal dinner at the Fernwood Country Club.

After a trip to Savannah, Georgia, the couple resides in McComb.

Jones-Jones

Among friends and family, Gina Michelle Jones, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Tommy Gene Jones of Carthage and granddaughter of Mr. Malcolm Green of Walnut Grove, became the bride of Nathan Schenck Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lary Jones of Vevay, Indiana. In a double-ring service at First Baptist Church Carthage, the candlelight ceremony took place at 7 p.m. on June 2, 2001, officiated by Rev. Matthew DeBord.

Kay Johnson, pianist, and vocalists Bridgette Greene, Rev. Jeffery Jones, and Robert Oakley provided nuptial music.

The bride wore a formal gown of tulle, embroidered with cafe dimensional flowers centered with seed pearls. From the dropped waist fell the full skirt, scattered with bouquets of embroidered flowers and edged with soutache around the hemline of the gown and chapel-length train. Her cage veil of illusion edged in soutache fell from a headpiece of crystals and pearls. Michelle carried calla lilies, dendrobium orchids, Virginia roses, Anna roses, wax flowers, and Italian ruscus wrapped and tied with satin ribbon in pageant style.

The bridesmaids were Anna Ewell, maid of honor; Jill Bell; Mary Jane Hendrkx; Elizabeth Jones; Leigh Pennebaker; and Jill, Morgan, and JoAnna Daugherty. They wore gowns of wisteria taffeta designed with strapless tops and A-line skirts with inverted pleats. The attendants carried pageant style bouquets similar to the bride's, but splashed with color from the bluebird roses.

The groomsmen were Seth Jones, best man; Mark Boggs; Will Furlong; Josh Henry; Lary Jones; Reid Jones; Brian Sparks; and Sam Witherow. The groomsmen wore black tuxedos with white bow-ties and vests.

Alisha, Brandi, and Patricia Jones were flower girls. Parker and Payton Jones served as ring bearers.

The church and the reception were beautifully decorated, coordinated, and directed by Diane Tate of New Albany.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a wedding celebration at Leake Country Club. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rhea greeted guests at the door. Accompanied by the Sessions, Michelle and Nathan began the festivities with a swing dance to "The Way You Look Tonight."

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Jiggitts House in Canton.

Following the honeymoon in Antigua, the couple resides in Oxford, continuing their education at the University of Mississippi.

Jordan-Cumberland

Anna Jordan and John Wesley Cumberland exchanged wedding vows in a candlelight ceremony August 10, 2001, at St. Paul Catholic Church, Brandon. Anna is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas William Jordan of Brandon and granddaughter of Mrs. Guy Theron Peden, Jr. and the late Dr. Peden of Starkville and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Adrian Jordan of Yazoo City. Wes is the son of Linda Carol Flowers of Jackson and Michael Floyd Cumberland of Meridian. He is the grandson of Mrs. John Wesley Flowers and the late Mr. Flowers of Jackson and Mrs. Johnnie Floyd Cumberland and the late Mr. Cumberland of Meridian.

The Reverend Brian Carroll officiated the double-ring ceremony. Scripture was read by Michelle Jordan; nuptial music was provided by Paula Kitchens, harpist; Ed Thomas, organist; and Sherry Gleason, soloist.

The bride was radiant in her formal Mori Lee gown of embroidered tulle over satin. Overlaying the contoured strapless bodice was beaded embroidery. From the slightly dropped waistline fell the full shirred skirt scattered with beaded embroidered medallions flowing into a full layered chapel-length train. Her rolled-edge veil and tiara of crystals and pearls were handcrafted by Fenaroli for Regalia. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of roses, stephanotis, and lily of the valley. Tucked in her bouquet was a Princess lace handkerchief Anna purchased in Belgium. She wore her maternal grandmother's diamond heart necklace, and in her shoe was a sixpence her maternal grandfather had brought back from England.

Lacie Jordan Smith served as matron of honor, and Shannon Hanner was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Emily Agent, Leslie Arnold, and Kathryn Taylor. Junior bridesmaids were Taylor Cumberland and Georgia Jordan. They wore two-piece ensembles of sky blue taffeta and carried spun silver baskets containing hydrangea, delphinium, and silver roses. Johnna Jordan was flower girl. Elizabeth Coleman, Mandie Meier, and Neely Wilbourn were honorary bridesmaids.

Michael Cumberland was his brother's best man. Groomsmen were Steven Acton, Matthew Cothern, Vernon Liggett, and Benjamin Stanford. Ushers were Brian and Riley Jordan.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Northpointe Barn where music was provided by Rhythm and Rain.

The bridesmaids' luncheon was held the day before the wedding at Wisteria Inn in Crystal Springs. On the eve of the wedding the bridegroom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Dennery's Restaurant.

The couple honeymooned in San Destin and now resides in Starkville.

Kay-Postoak

Miss. Jennifer Leigh Kay and Dr. Darren Wayne Postoak were united in marriage at seven in the evening on November 11, 2000. The Reverend John Sudduth officiated the ceremony at First United Methodist Church in Tupelo.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kay of Tupelo. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. James H. Kay of Iuka and the late Mr. Kay and the late Mr. and Mrs. Minor R. Nixon of Iuka. The groom is the son of Wayne Postoak and Virginia Postoak, both of Lawrence, Kansas. He is the grandson of Mrs. Josiah Curfman of Beaver, Oklahoma, and the late Mr. Curfman and the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Postoak of Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Nuptial music was provided by Carla Briggs, violinist; Arthur Brooks, violinist and violist; John Clayton, pianist; Beverly Clement, organist; Bonnie Floyd, cellist; Roy Isbell, vocalist; and Mallory Smith, violinist. Garden urns filled with arrangements of gladioli, liatris, alstromeria lilies, Dutch iris, and oriental lilies in all shades of lavenders and purples with white accents decorated the sanctuary. Cathedral candles and areca palms completed the setting.

Entering the sanctuary on the arm of her father, the bride wore a gown of white silk shantung. Beaded Alencon lace adorned the bodice and the chapel-length train. Her diamond white veil of tiered silk illusion was attached to a small tiara encrusted with crystals and pearls. The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of white bianca garden roses, sweet gardenia blossoms, and lily of the valley.

The bride's sisters, Caron Blanton and Katherine Jones, served as matrons of honor. Bridesmaids were Samantha Frost, Jennifer Luigs, and Dale Waller. The attendants wore deep amethyst dresses with velvet bodices and georgette skirts.

The flower girls, Miss Samantha Buffalomeat, niece of the groom, and Miss Autumn Jones, niece of the bride, wore dresses of white dupioni silk trimmed with handmade lace.

Wayne Postoak attended his son as best man. The groomsmen included Tony Postoak, brother of the groom; Dr. Robert Becker; Dr. Hector Ferral; and Dr. Scott Peterson.

The ring bearers were Anthony Buffalomeat, nephew of the groom, and Breck Jones, nephew of the bride. Raymond Buffalomeat and Scott Moore were ushers. Colleen Burghardt and Penny Postoak, sister of the groom, attended the bride's book.

After the ceremony, a reception followed at the Tupelo Country Club. The bride's cake, a four-tiered round white cake with white icing, was decorated with brushed embroidery and fresh lavender curiosa roses.

Following a wedding trip to Paris, the couple resides in San Antonio, Texas. The bride is a manager at SBC Communications, Inc., and the groom is a radiologist on staff at the University of Texas Health Science Center.

Kahlstorf-Sutherland

Melissa Frances Kahlstorf and Thomas McCurry Sutherland, Jr. were united in marriage on June 23, 2001, in an evening candlelight ceremony at Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Jack Harold Kahlstorf of Tupelo. She is the granddaughter of Dr. Robert Byron Ellis and the late Mrs. Frances Grant Ellis of Oxford and Mrs. Frances Kahlstorf Gowdy and the late Mr. Skovel Kahlstorf, and she is the step-granddaughter of the late Mr. Willard Palmer Gowdy of Tupelo, formerly of Greenville. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McCurry Sutherland, Sr. of Springfield, Missouri. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John William Sutherland of Overland Park, Kansas, and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Alvin Torrence of Overland Park, Kansas.

The double-ring ceremony was officiated by the Reverend David Langerfeld and the Reverend Blake White, uncle of the bride. A program of nuptial music was presented by Diane Smith, organist; Dr. Larry Newell, pianist; Steve Moore, trumpeter; Laurel Swinden and Diane Wong, flautists; and Wade Irvin, bassoonist. Vocalists included Helen Hancock, Sue McAllister, Jerilyn Billingsley, Linda Hale, Peyton Long, and Bill Kahlstorf, uncle of the bride. The bride's grandfather was the scripture reader.

At the chiming of the hour, the bride entered on the arm of her father wearing a formal strapless gown of candlelight silk satin. The fitted bodice of re-embroidered Alencon lace was embellished with pearls and crystal beading and the back was adorned with delicate covered buttons. The softly pleated skirt fell from a dropped waistline and swept into a chapel-length train edged in Alencon lace. The bride's fingertip and cathedral-length veils, made of tiers of illusion, were attached to a tiara encrusted in pearls and crystals. The bridal bouquet, wrapped in French ribbons, featured a formal design of David Austin white garden roses, white dream tulips, summer blue hyacinths, and scilla Victoriana, with lily of the valley blossoms nestled throughout. Tucked in her bouquet was the handkerchief bonnet she wore home from the hospital when she was born, and she carried her mother's bridal purse.

Mary Ellis Kahlstorf of Tupelo, sister of the bride, and Ashley Kahlstorf of Jackson, cousin of the bride, served as maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Missy Brewer of Hattiesburg; Ellen Brinkley of Atlanta, Georgia; Erin Sutherland Butler of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Megan Sutherland of Springfield, Missouri, sisters of the groom; Stephanie Dove of Washington, D. C.; Peyton Long of Meridian; Alison Dickey Schmelzer of The Woodlands, Texas; Margaret Smith of Gulfport; Margaret Wesson of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Catherine Leech, Mimi Long, and Tara Leigh Moffett, all of Tupelo. They wore sheer strapless A-line dresses with shirred bodices of deep periwinkle iridescent organza and matching stoles. The bridesmaids' dresses were accented with English-garden-style bouquets of hot pink ravel garden roses, blue hyacinths, pink viney sweet peas, lime green viburnum blossoms, and nerine lilies, all bundled with hot pink lady's mantle blooms and matching moire faille ribbon.

Sydney Wilson of Batesville was the flower girl. She carried a petal-filled basket made by the bride's mother. Honorary attendants were Kristin Corbett and Kelly Flowers, both of Tupelo; Luly Loret de Mola of Madison; Blair Michaelson of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Leah White of Jackson, Tennessee, cousin of the bride

The groom's brother, Mike Sutherland, and his father served as best men. The groomsmen were Robbie Butler of Tulsa, Oklahoma, brother-in-law of the groom; Paul Fedric of Grenada; Houston Graves of Batesville; Brannon Kahlstorf of Tupelo, brother of the bride; Nathan Stratman of Wilmington, North Carolina; J Barrett and Earl Stubblefield, both of Jackson; Scott Gooch and Travis Stewart, both of Springfield, Missouri; and Jim Goss and Jason Graeber, both of Clarksdale.

Bo Key of Brandon, cousin of the bride, was the ring bearer. The bride's mother made the ring bearer's pillow from handkerchiefs that belonged to the bride's grandmothers.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted an outdoor reception at their home. Guests entered through an iron gate accented with an English-garden heart-shaped wreath and a greenery-clad arbor decorated in twinkle lights. A garden cherub fountain, surrounded by an abundant composition of pink, purple, and green flowers, adorned one of the bountiful food displays, while a cascading fountain billowed from the pool. Decorative iron tables were laden with silver frames of black and white photographs of the bride, groom, and members of the wedding party. Tents decorated with garland and twinkling lights lined the yard where guests were entertained by The Connection.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents honored the couple with a rehearsal dinner for the wedding party, family, and friends at Gloster Creek Village. Cindy Mathis, harpist, and Karen Sudduth, flautist, provided music.

Following a honeymoon to Tahiti, Bora Bora, and Moorea in French Polynesia, the couple is at home in Oxford.

Kimbrell-Kittle

Elizabeth Kathleen Kimbrell and Hartley Weems Kittle IV were united in marriage in an evening ceremony at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Starkville on August 4, 2001. Reverend Jeffrey Waldrep officiated the ceremony. Providing the nuptial music was David Chambers, organist, and Chesney McKinley, soloist. Lynn Shurden, Kane Overstreet, and Mr. and Mrs. Reed Nelson served as scripture readers.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Jennings Kimbrell of Starkville, She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bernard Sline of Starkville and the late Mr. Asa Elbert Kimbrell of Shaw and Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson Hamilton of Greenville. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hartley Weems Kittle III of Clarksdale. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. James Vance Hickman and the late Mr. William Franklin Hungerford, Jr. of Memphis, Tennessee, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Hartley Weems Kittle, Jr. of Shaw.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a formal designer white strapless matte satin corset gown featuring a fitted bodice with hand-sewn Swarovski crystals, swirling satin stitched lace, and bugle beads. The A-line skirt repeated the design around the hemline, encircling flat double tails and a chapel-length train. A veil of tiered illusion fell from a comb and finished with a rolled edge. The bride carried a bouquet of hand-tied white roses.

Cathy Marks served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Mandy Branch, Missy Carter, Courtney Craven, Kelly Davis, Haley Hewlett, Kimberly Ishee, Allison Kelly, Leigh Ward, Mary Williams, and Kristen McCaskill, sister of the groom. The bridesmaids wore two-piece silver chardonnay dresses of satin with net overlay and carried bundles of white calla lilies.

Katie Kimbrell and Elizabeth Kimbrell, nieces of the bride, served as flower girls. Lauren Aderholt served as the registry attendant. Haley Antici served as stand-in-bride. The program attendants were Will Boddie and Aaron Boddie.

The groom's father, Hartley Weems Kittle Ill, served as best man. Groomsmen were Christian Dameron, Marc Dulaney, Jason Graeber, Clay Holder, Bradley Kelly, Andrew Lamb, Gardner Malouf, Jason Maykowski, Cooper Tyner, and Jeff Kimbrell and Michael Kimbrel, brothers of the bride. Serving as junior groomsman was Wesley Montgomery.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents honored the couple with a reception at Old Waverly Golf Club. Guests were entertained by the music of 30 Fingers.

On the eve of the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom's parents at Old Waverly Golf Club.

Following a honeymoon to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the couple resides in Greenwood.

King-Sandridge

In a candlelight double-ring ceremony, Melinda Ann King became the bride of Gregory Todd Sandridge. The Reverend Hobson Toney of Florence officiated the 6:30 p.m. service held Saturday, April 28 at Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Brandon.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ennis King and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Bishop and Mr. and Mrs. James King, all of Waynesboro. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Sandridge of Nashville, Tennessee, and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Dyke Sandridge of Hernando.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a two-piece ivory gown with an off-the-shoulder fitted bodice adorned with elaborate crystals and pearls. The bodice flowed into an A-line chiffon skirt with a sweep train. The bride chose an elbow-length ivory waterfall veil on an ornate headpiece of pearls and crystals. She carried a long stem fresh bouquet of freesia, mini-calla lilies, ivory enchantment lilies, astillde, and smaller Akita roses tied with ivory ribbon.

Attending the bride as matron of honor was her sister, Angela Nelson, of Jackson, Tennessee. Maid of honor was Lara McKee of Waynesboro. Bridesmaids were Leslie Fulton of Philadelphia; Shelley Gough of Brandon; Lyle Greer, Leta Lowery, Jennifer McDowell, and Dawn Russell, all of Hattiesburg; Brooke Revette Hardman of Ridgeland; Christy Stevens of Madison; and Amber Wall, sister of the groom, of Hawthorne, Florida.

The attendants wore two-piece ensembles with A-line skirts of mink colored silk taffeta and sleeveless, scoop necks, ivory silk taffeta tops with deep V-backs and button closures.

Man Alex and Olivia Sandridge of Hernando, cousins of the groom, served as flower girls.

Mark Sandridge of Nashville, Tennessee, brother of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Mike Caldwell, Derek Quails, and Dale Russell, all of Hattiesburg; Jay Hill, Bridgforth Rutledge, and Brad Stevens, all of Madison; Thomas King of Waynesboro, brother of the bride; Eric Knox of Denver, Colorado; Shannon Canard, David Lane, and Shannon Sandridge, brother of the groom, all of Brandon.

Ushers were Jimbo Pinnix of Brandon and Barry Stokes of Jackson. Ring bearers were Slater Nelson of Jackson, Tennessee, nephew of the bride, and Harrison and Kirkland Sandridge of Hernando, cousins of the groom.

Musicians were Jennifer Clark, pianist; Marilyn Julian, organist; Mysti Futral Chustz, vocalist; and Shannon Sandridge, brother of the groom, vocalist. The bride's proxy was Kelly Qualls, and Kathryn Kyzer served as program attendant. The wedding director was Evelyn Bullock.

The groom's family hosted a rehearsal dinner at Colonial Country Club in Jackson, and following the ceremony, the wedding reception was held at Colonial Country Club with music provided by The Patrick Smith Band.

After a honeymoon in Whistler, Canada, the couple resides in Madison where they are both pharmaceutical sales representatives.

King-Jordan

Patricia Elizabeth King and Justin Matthew Jordan were united in marriage on December 9, 2000, at Johnson Grove Church of Christ. Miss King is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Dale King of Bogue Chitto. Jordan is the son of LuAnn Alired of Smithdale and the late Mitchel Jordan of Bogue Chitto. The Rev. Wendell Davis officiated the ceremony.

The altar was decorated with candle trees on each side with a fan candelabra attached. Two columns wrapped with greenery and tulle were placed behind the candle trees.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a white designer sleeveless gown with a heartshaped bodice in front, and a marquee shaped back. The fitted bodice was adorned with rose appliques accented with pearls and iridescent sequins cascading onto a full tulle skirt. The skirt was adorned with rose appliques accented with pearls and iridescent sequins, which also bordered the bottom of the cathedral-length train. She carried a cascading bouquet of white roses. Her headpiece featured a tiara of rhinestones with a cathedral-length veil attached at the back and dotted with rhinestones. She wore above-the-elbow, fingerless gloves decorated with rose appliques, pearls, and iridescent sequins at the point on the hand.

The groom was dressed in military attire.

Serving as maid of honor was Dee Neal, sister of the bride, of Rose Hill, Kansas. She wore a lime green floor-length crepe designer champagne gown with matching crepe sandals and above-the-elbow gloves. Bridesmaids were Jo Knippers, sister of the bride, of Biloxi; Wendy McKinney of Bogue Chitto; and Amy Hood of Clinton. Junior bridesmaid was Stormi Knippers, niece of the bride, of Biloxi. The attendants wore floor-length purple crepe designer champagne gowns with matching shoes and above-the-elbow gloves. Flower girl was India Knippers, the bride's niece, of Biloxi. She wore a floor-length sleeveless white gown with the bodice covered in iridescent sequins and pearls cascading into a full tulle skirt, with matching gloves and shoes. Her headpiece featured a tiara with a veil attached in back.

Jeff Jordan, brother of the groom, of Smithdale served as best man. Groomsmen were Clayton Graham of Sedro Woolley, Washington; Mike Sasser of Bogue Chitto; Steven Hood of Clinton; Marcus Neal of Rose Hill, Kansas; and Josh Allred of Smithdale. Ring bearer was Cody Hood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Hood, of Clinton.

Mrs. Roger Dale King chose a street-length, two-piece, ivory linen dress. The jacket featured short sleeves with cutout embroidery on the sleeve edge and bottom. It had embroidered buttons down the front. She wore matching embroidered shoes and a corsage of purple roses. LuAnn Allred wore an ankle-length, one-piece, royal blue dress with embroidery at the waist and a corsage of cream colored roses.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church fellowship hail.

Servers were Neosha McGuffee, Judine Redd, and Karen Redd, who also served as floating hostess.

After a wedding trip to New Orleans, the couple has made their home in Fort Worth, Texas.

King-Neal

Marcus and Dee Neal are pleased to announce their recent marriage held on February 3, 2001.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger King of Bogue Chitto. Grandparents of the bride are Pauline King and the late Horace King of Bogue Chitto and the late Mr. and Mrs. W. T. (Willie) Wilson of Brookhaven.

The groom is the son of Barbara Ingalls of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Neal of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Grandparents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Gene Ingalls of Remer, Minnesota, the late Mr. Edward Neal, Sr. of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Ms. Reba Jones of Texas.

The ceremony was held in a small, intimate, and romantic setting at Dunleith Plantation in Natchez. Guests stood on each side of a fireplace in the main house of the plantation, watching as the couple said their vows to each other.

The bride wore an ivory wedding dress with a cathedral-length train. The bodice of the dress was lace and off-the-shoulder with lots of beautiful beadwork. The skirt and the train also had beautiful displays of beadwork. The headdress that the bride wore was a halo of flowers with ribbon streaming down the back. She carried a beautiful bouquet of a variety of lilies and greenery. The bride also wore a string of pearls and pearl earrings given to her by the groom a few hours before the wedding.

The groom wore a black and white houndstooth print tux jacket with a matching vest and black trousers. His tux shirt was white with hidden buttons and a black band collar. He wore a black button cover with rhinestone trim over the top button of the shirt. The groom's boutonniere was made of freesia.

The couple had one attendant each. The matron of honor was Kim Guilbeau of Greensboro, North Carolina. The best man was Jim Keogh of Malaysia.

After the ceremony, a reception was held in the main house of the plantation for family and friends. The couple left the house walking through bubbles blown by all the guests to their awaiting horse and carriage. The couple was then taken on a historic tour of downtown Natchez on their romantic horse and carriage ride.

Marcus and Dee delayed their honeymoon a couple of months until they got settled in Kansas. The couple took a cruise and toured the Great Cayman Islands, Cozumel, Costa Maya, Mexico, and the Great Stir-Up Cay in the Bahamas.

Marcus and Dee have built and made their home in Rose Hill, Kansas.

Kitchens-Whittington

Amy Kitchens and Joe Whittington were united in marriage at four in the afternoon on May 5, 2001, at Provine Chapel on the grounds of Mississippi College in Clinton. Reverend Sessions Polk officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Kitchens of Hazlehurst and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Kitchens, Nell Little, and the late Herbert Little, all of Utica. The groom is the son of Carolyn Whittington of Hazlehurst and Bobby Whittington of Statesboro, Georgia. He is the grandson of Mamie Whittington, the late Armon Whittington, Sr., the late Hal Myers, and the late Maxine Myers Gandy, all of Hazlehurst.

The focal point at the church was an explosive arrangement of soft yellow and white roses, lilies, misty, freesia, and greenery. Tulle and greenery adorned the banisters. Ferns on columns completed the setting.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father. She wore a formal gown of matte satin featuring a sculptured strapless bodice of re-embroidered Alencon lace appliqued with beads. A full, A-line skirt fell from the fitted waistline. Re-embroidered lace encircled the hem and covered buttons trellised the back of the chapel-length train.

Her veil featured tiers of illusion edged in bias cording and fell from a cluster of pearls. She carried a cascading bouquet of soft white and yellow roses, lilies, and freesia. She wore diamond earrings, a gift from the groom.

Leigh Temple, cousin of the bride, served as matron of honor. The bridesmaids were Robyn Kitchens, Christy Whittington, and Elizabeth McKinnley. They wore two-piece ensembles of burgundy satin fashioned with sleeveless tops and bateau necklines worn with floor-length straight skirts.

Serving as junior bridesmaid, Caroline Whittington carried a nosegay of roses while the flower girls, Claire Whittington and Bela Kitchens, scattered petals from their baskets. They wore white dresses designed with sleeveless satin bodices and gathered tulle skirts trimmed in cascading ribbon streamers.

The groom's father, Bobby Whittington, served as best man. Groomsmen were Hal Whittington, Ryan Whittington, and Nick Ivy. Hunter McKinnley and Jonathan Temple served as ushers.

The bride's mother chose an ankle-length jade column dress and jacket with a floral brocade design. The groom's mother wore an ankle-length brown crepe dress with a gold brocade jacket. Both mothers wore double cymbidium orchid corsages with sheer ivory bows.

A reception followed at China Hill with "Meet the Press" providing the music. Mary Ellen Whittington, Elise Whittington, and the flower girls distributed tiny gold bells, which were rung by guests as the couple departed for their honeymoon.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Dennery's. A bridesmaids' luncheon was hosted by Mrs. Edwina McRee and Mrs. Julie Cullpepper at Porches Restaurant.

Following their honeymoon to Grand Cayman, the couple is at home in Clinton.

Knighton-Rice

Mia Cheryl Knighton and William Brooks Rice were united in marriage at half past seven in the evening on Saturday, June 23, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Oxford.

The bride is the daughter of Jimmy Knighton and Ms. Janice Knighton of Corinth. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Vancey Knighton, Ms. Ruth Marsh, and James Marsh of Corinth. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Cox Rice III of LaGrange, Georgia. His grandparents are Mrs. Richard Odom, of Vienna, Georgia, the late Mr. Odom, and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Cox Rice II of Orlando, Florida.

Dr. Tom Atwood officiated the double-ring ceremony. Music was provided by Ms. Kathy Newman, harpist; Larry Overstreet, organist; and Eric Fearing, vocalist.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a formal, candlelight gown of silk designed by Richard Glasgow. She wore a pearl and crystal tiara attached to her mother's heirloom veil of Belgian lace and carried a Biedermeier style bouquet of white lily of the valley, calla lilies, Eskimo roses, and sweet peas.

Anna Elizabeth Knighton, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Dana Haynes, Liza Jamison, Amy Knighton, Heather Knighton, Claire Lane, Kacey McBride, Holly Park, and Neely Robertson. Attendants wore ivory tops and celadon green skirts of French faille. They held hand-tied nosegays of multi-colored roses, symbolic of the roses given to the bride on the night of the couple's engagement.

Jeff Knighton placed the family Bible on an antique kneeling bench, and maidens Hannah Barron, Katie Krouse, and Heather Neilson decorated the bench with miniature replica nosegays.

The groom's father served as best man. Groomsmen were Brent Barbee, John Cline, Eric Davidson, Samuel Dunlap, Cleve Evans, Jay Knighton, Walt Mixon, Beau Odom, and Mark Snead. Honorary groomsmen were Clark Allen, B. Jones, Jeff Knighton, Parks MacNabb, Duncan Moore, Bowen Wallace, Geoffrey Yoste, and William Yoste.

An outdoor reception was held at the antebellum home of Mr. and Mrs. William Lewis. Rebel Ride trolley furnished transportation. Guests enjoyed music provided by the Larry Tyler Band. A buffet featuring Mississippi catfish lafitte and other specialties was prepared by the Downtown Grill.

The groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at City Grocery. Weekend festivities included an afterglow party, out-of-town brunch, bridesmaids' luncheon, and historical tour of Oxford.

Following a honeymoon to Grand Cayman, the couple now resides in Columbus, Georgia.

Largent-Purvis

Mary Michelle Largent and John Alexander Purvis were married at four-thirty in the afternoon at the Seaside Pavilion in Seaside, Florida, on March 10, 2001.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard William Largent of Jackson and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garth Floyd Crumby of Woodland and the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Largent of Jackson. The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. John Marvin Purvis of Jackson and the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. George Dewey Purvis of Jackson and Mrs. Ruth Glidewell Ballard of Randolph, Tennessee, and the late Mr. Richard Oren Ballard.

The Reverend Charles Poole of Northminster Baptist Church in Jackson performed the double-ring ceremony. Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose a gown of white silk organza, featuring a fitted basque waistline and ballerina neckline. Crowned with a filagreed tiara of delicate fresh-water pearls and crystals, she carried a bouquet of white sweet peas and blue delphinium.

The bride's sister, Melanie Largent Burrow, was matron of honor, and the groom's sister, Anna Catherine Purvis, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kimberly Allen Elliott and Priscilla Almond Jolly, both of Jackson, and Mary Catherine Papa and Sarah Elizabeth Shelton, both of Memphis, Tennessee. The bridesmaids wore mist-blue silk chemise dresses and carried bouquets of white sweet peas. Program attendants were Jennifer Barrentine of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Mary Mitchell Purvis of Jackson.

The groom's father John Marvin Purvis served as best man. Groomsmen were the groom's brother, Spencer Ballard Purvis, of Jackson; Michael Orion Ferber of Washington, D.C.; Robert Burdette Ireland of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; and Jason Berton Jolly and Jamey Walcott Burrow, both of Jackson. Ushers were James Mitchell Purvis of Atlanta, Georgia, and William Tipton Johnson and Bradley Owen Elliott, both of Jackson.

Wedding activities included the wedding reception at the Lyceum, hosted by the bride's parents; a rehearsal dinner at Criolla's in Grayton Beach and a golf tournament at the Santa Rosa Golf Club, both hosted by the groom's parents; a bridesmaids' luncheon at Josephine's French Country Inn, hosted by Fran Barrentine, LaFon Burrow, Ann Clark, Mary i, Eunice Pate, and Flora Watts; and a wedding brunch at Josephine's, hosted by Kay Bailey, Julie and Dickie Ballard, Jean and Keithel Ballard, Dianne and Roy Chapman, Dixie and Mitch Purvis, Janie and Joe Purvis, Nancy and George Purvis, and Pam and Doug Rouse.

After their honeymoon, the couple returned home to Jackson.

Lewis-King

Kelli Allene Lewis and Thomas Edward (Clay) King III were married on April 21, 2001, at twelve noon at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hattiesburg. Reverend Jeffrey Waidrep officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William Lewis of Poplarville. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gatha Ladner of Gulfport and the late Mr. and Mrs. William J. Lewis of Clinton.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom King, Jr. of Petal. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas King, Sr. of Petal, Mr. and Mrs. 0. C. Patterson of Hattiesburg, and the late Mrs. Lorene Gore Patterson of Hattiesburg.

Music was provided by Kathy Wade, soloist; Kathy Vail, organist; and a brass ensemble including Joel Treybig, Craig Cagle, Neil Godwin, Marta Hofacre, and Richard Perry. Scripture readers were Mr. and Mrs. Bart Burrow. Jan Jennings directed the ceremony, and program attendants were Allison and Amy McPeek, cousins of the bride.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of ribbed silk gazar with a sleeveless bodice, full skirt, sweep train, and jeweled accent waist. A cathedral-length veil of silk illusion fell from a jeweled headpiece. The bride carried a European hand-tied bouquet of white bridal roses, freesia, and dendrobium orchids.

Neeli Hester served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Hope Belk, Cambi Burnham, Kathleen Dobbs, Kristina Prestridge, Tisha Robbins, Rebecca Secrist, and Leslie Walker. They wore two-piece pistachio-colored ensembles with curved necklines and twisted shoulders. They carried European hand-tied bouquets with pink roses of delicate to medium shades and tube roses that emphasized the dress color.

Tom King served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Scott Everett; Patrick Fuller; John Howell; Chad King, brother of the groom; Michael King, cousin of the groom; Jay Lewis, brother of the bride; and James Lott.

Following the ceremony, a reception directed by Lou Ward was held at the Hattiesburg Country Club where guests were entertained by Soul Doctor. As guests left the reception, the bride's cousins, Kayla Fairley, Lana Ishee, and Lindsay Ishee presented guests with tiny boxes of pralines. Each box was wrapped in pink ribbon and featured the couple's initial.

On the eve of the wedding, Jan Jennings and Gail Mclnnis hosted a bridesmaids' luncheon at Hattiesburg Country Club. The rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was at The Crawford House.

Following a honeymoon to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, the couple is at home, where the bride is a healthcare representative for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and the groom is completing a medical residency at UMC in Jackson.

Lightsey-Pavy

Jessica Laura Lightsey and Robert Louis Pavy III (Trey) were united in marriage on February 24, 2001, in a 3 p.m. ceremony at Wesson Baptist Church.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Lightsey of Wesson and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clyde. Womack of Utica and the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lightsey, Sr. of Bay Springs. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L.Pavy, Jr. of Clinton and the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Pavy of Lafayette, Louisiana, the late John Sydney Penn,. Jr. of Brookhaven, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Denson of Brookhaven.

Reverend Hugh Griffith officiated the double-ring ceremony. Nuptial music was presented by Ms. Gail Fulton, pianist; Dr. Roy Daughdrill, organist; and Jason Counts, Shelley Husky, and Rusty Waterer, vocalists.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an original gown featuring a sleeveless bodice of Venise lace embellished with pearls, a jewel neckline, and a basque waist. The tulle skirt fell to a chapel-length train edged with satin. Her satinedged veil of illusion fell from a headpiece adorned with satin flowers and pearls; the veil was made by her mother. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of ivory, pink, and lavender roses.

Serving as maids of honor were Jessica Graham and Heather Mathews. Bridesmaids were Katie McNeece, Claire Threatt, Heather Smith, and Julie Grissom. Bob Pavy served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Mason Greene, Mike Davis, John David Vickery, John Goolsby, Jr., and Matthew Pavy, brother of the groom.

Lily Pavy and Andrew Beam, cousins of the groom, served as flower girl and ring bearer. Ushers were Jay Shaw, Rusty Waterer, and David Branch. Emily Green served as registry attendant, and Olivia Taylor served as the bride's proxy.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. The five-tiered bride's cake was served by her aunts, Cherri Lightsey and Vicki Womack. The groom's table featured a selection of cookie cakes. Throughout the house were arrangements of fresh flowers, and a variety of finger foods was served in the dining room and central upstairs hall. David Ray, pianist, provided the music.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner for the wedding party, family, and friends at Porches Restaurant in Wesson.

The couple enjoyed a wedding trip to St. John, U.S.V.I., and now resides in Clinton.

Linder-Sharp

Ashley Elizabeth Linder and James Edwin Sharp, Jr. were united in marriage Saturday evening, June 9, 2001, at First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, North Carolina. Reverend Christopher East officiated.

Following the ceremony, a tent reception was held at the home of the bride's mother. The rehearsal dinner was at Sedgefield Country Club.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Debby Linder and Dr. Donald Linder of Greensboro. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Linder of Greensboro and Mr. Ray Baldwin, Jr. and the late Ina Baldwin of Greensboro. She is a graduate of the Calloway School of Business, Wake Forest University, with a Bachelor of Science degree. She is a sales representative for Eli Lilly and a member of the Junior League of Greensboro.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Sharp of Okolona. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Loper of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Sharp of Louisville. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi in Oxford with a Bachelor of Science degree and is a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He is a sales representative for Dicey Fabrics.

The bride wore an ivory silk taffeta gown with beaded Alencon lace and her mother's Alencon lace mantilla. She also wore a diamond pendant given to her by her maternal grandmother. She carried a bouquet of white roses.

The bride was attended by her sister, Jennifer Linder, maid of honor, and Amy Tyler, matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Megan Cann; Allyson Fayard; Susan Ford, sister of the groom; Staci Hartsook; Lindsay McGlamery; and Katherine Lagos. The flower girl was Taylor Streuli.

Honorary bridesmaids were Jessica Cook; Elizabeth Ford, cousin of the bride; Tabitha Jones; and Kiera Layman.

The groom's father, James Sharp, was best man. Groomsmen were Sean Doyle, Stephen Gannaway, Walter Garner, Robert Gibens, Stephen Johnston, Barry Mark, Kelly Harmon, and William Spencer, Jr.

Ushers were Chris Baldwin and Mike Baldwin, uncles of the bride; James Bay; Richard Foard, uncle of the bride; William Ford, brother-in-law of the groom; William Hardin, Jr.; and Howard Hinds, Jr.

Other parties honoring the couple included a bridesmaids' luncheon at Greensboro Country Club, golf outing at Grandover Resort, and a picnic at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Murphy.

Following a honeymoon in the British Virgin Islands, the couple is residing in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Lindsay-Blaine

Manza Claire Lindsay and Jimmy Norris Blaine were united in marriage on November 18, 2000, in a candlelight ceremony at the First Baptist Church of Kosciusko.

The Reverend Barry C. Corbett officiated the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Telford Lindsay and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Claude Sharpe Campbell and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Duff Lindsay, all of Kosciusko. The groom is the son of Mr. And Mrs. Jimmy Slay Blaine of Kosciusko and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Holmes of Prairieville, Louisiana, Mrs. Mamie Holmes, Mrs. Marie Blaine, and the late Mr. Atward Blaine of Kosciusko.

Escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore an elegant formal gown of diamond white matte satin. It was designed in a strapless silhouette adorned at the top and waist with a band of crystal and pearl beading. Tiny double spaghetti straps over the shoulders were also of the same beading. The A-line skirt swept into a cathedral-length train with a band of crystal and pearl beading outlining the bottom of the skirt and train. Her fingertip veil of tiered silk illusion was finished with a satin edge. It fell from a headpiece of braided pearls and crystals matching those on her gown. She wore a single strand of pearls that her mother received from her father for their wedding day. The bride wore diamond white elbow-length gloves and carried a hand-tied bouquet of calla lilies.

Attending the bride as matron of honor was Mrs. Suzanne McKnight Edwards. Maid of honor was Miss Leigh Hunter Blankenship. The bridesmaids were Mrs. Susanne Sykes Digby, Mrs. Brooke Smith Eaves, Mrs. Stephanie Frazier Love, Miss Rebecca Denise O'Nan, Miss Stephanie Denae Rone, and Mrs. Suzanne Douglas West. Megan Lindsay and Jena Nunn, nieces of the bridal couple, served as junior bridesmaids. The attendants wore sleeveless black crepe dresses with slim floor-length skirts ending with sweep trains. Through their arms, black sheer stoles were draped. Each carried a hand-tied bouquet of Gerber daisies and Star 2000 and confetti roses.

Miss Kaley Ann Edwards served as flower girl.

Honorary bridesmaids were Miss Kimberly Alice Lindsay, sister of the bride; Mrs. Angela Smith Lindsay and Mrs. Shelley Franks Lindsay, sisters-in-law of the bride; and Mrs. Penny Blame Mann and Mrs. Debra Blame McKinley, sisters of the groom.

Mr. Jimmy Slay Blame, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Timothy Atward Blame, Christopher Allen Edwards, Phillip Slade Fancher, Kelly Scott Fulgham, Steven Brent Moss, Christopher Glenn Pettit, and Richard Brian Rone.

Ring bearer was Ryan Taylor McKinley, nephew of the groom.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents honored the couple with a reception in the church parlor and fellowship hail.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a candlelight dinner for the wedding party, family, and friends at the Redbud Springs Golf Course Clubhouse. Following a wedding trip to New Orleans, the couple is at home in Kosciusko.

Litsinger-Petry

Lexy Scott Litsinger and Steven Nathanial Petry were united in marriage on a glorious October 21, 2001, evening at 6 p.m. at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Madison.

The bride is the daughter of Scott and Cindy Litsinger of Madison. She is the granddaughter of Paul Phillips of Dothan, Alabama, and Sarah Tatum of Starkville. She is the great-granddaughter of O. J. and Willodean James of Starkville.

The bridegroom is the son of Donna Petry of Beaumont, Texas, and the late Jerry Petry of Longbeach. He is the grandson of Marie Adams of Towanda, Kansas.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a formal gown with fitted satin bodice embellished with iridescent crystal beading that flowed into a multi-layered tulle skirt accented with hand-stitched crystal beads. Her chapel-length veil of tiered illusion edged in bias silk fell from a band of seed pearl and crystal beads. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of roses.

Attending the bride as maid of honor was Elizabeth O'Neal. Bridesmaids were Emily Makamson, Cheryl Murray, Kelley Petry, Carrie Beth Randall, Kara Sizemore, Ginny Slone, and Mary Ann Spell. Junior bridesmaid was Maggie Woods and flower girl was Nicole Moss. The attendants wore floor-length gowns of melon colored satin and carried handtied bouquets of brilliant fall colored flowers.

Justin Galloway served as best man. Groomsmen were Brent Fayard, David Fayard, John Himes, Silas McDowell, Jeremy Shivers, and Tyler Young. Junior groomsman was Charles Wood, and ushers were Andy Barksdale, Jarrad Garner, and Justin Garner.

Wedding bands were made of gold from the bride's great-grandfather's wedding band.

Nuptial music was provided by Allen Dutro, Lauren Gough, Ronnie Dennis, Donnie Dennis, Joey Everett, and Austin Sorey, vocalists; Donna Reed, pianist; Don Simpson, organist; and Darcie Bishop, trumpeter.

The reception was held lakeside at the home of the bride's parents under clear-topped tents illuminated by twinkle lights, and the band 30 Fingers provided entertainment. After a fireworks finale over the lake, the couple left for a honeymoon trip to St. John, U.S.V.I.

On the eve of the wedding, the bridal party, family, and out-of-town guests were invited to a rehearsal dinner at the University Club in Jackson. A brunch and reservoir cruise on the Friendship Barge was hosted by the bride's parents on the morning of the wedding.

The couple now resides in Madison.

Livingston-Williams

Amy Elaine Livingston of Cleveland and Phillip Blakely Williams of Tupelo were united in marriage in an evening ceremony at the First United Methodist Church in Florence, Alabama, on December 16, 2000. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by the Reverend Dr. Prentiss Gordon and the Reverend James Bassham, Jr. Nuptial music was provided by Sergio Espinosa, violinist, and Virginia R. Hawkins, organist.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Livingston, Jr. of Novelty, Ohio. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Kelly Williams of Tupelo. Grandparents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Livingston of Sun City West, Arizona, and Mrs. James Vanecek and the late Mr. James Vanecek of Warrenville, Illinois. Grandparents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Caruthers Blakely of Grenada.

Given in marriage by her mother and father, the bride wore a formal gown of white silk accented with embroidery composing a strapless, laced bodice and a flared skirt featuring a cathedral-length train. A fingertip veil fell from a tiara of pearls. She carried a nosegay of white roses, tulips, stephanotis, and ivy tied with sheer gold ribbon and arranged in a Victorian silver flower holder. The bride wore her grandmother's pearls and a pearl bracelet, gift of the groom. The groom's ring was made from the gold of his grandfather's and father's original wedding rings.

Sister of the bride, April Livingston, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Tiffany Carter, Madeline Cohenor, Amanda Murry, Stephanie Jackle, Beth Long, and Amy Martin. The attendants wore black sheath gowns featuring chiffon shawls and black opera-length gloves. They carried variegated red and yellow tulips tied with sheer green ribbon.

Mr. Phillip Williams, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen and ushers were Michael Anthony, Jason Evans, Jeffrey Gilmore, Mac Hellums, John Lightfoot, Greg Provence, Tom Livingston, and Sean Livingston.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at Coby Hall, an antebellum home built in 1847, which is on the campus of the University of North Alabama from which the bride and groom graduated the afternoon of their wedding evening.

After a Caribbean cruise, the couple is at home in Dickson, Tennessee, where the groom is employed with Boy Scouts of America and the bride is employed with Dickson County Co-operative Extension Service.

Long-Markham

The marriage of Nancy Cinda Long and Justin Wesley Markham was celebrated on June 9, 2001, at two in the afternoon at First United Methodist Church in Ackerman. Reverend Sam Dodd officiated the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Long, Jr. of Ackerman. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Nancy Black and Mr. and Mrs. William C. Long, Sr. of Ackerman.

The groom is the son of Rep. and Mrs. James B. Markham, Jr. of Greenwood Springs. He is the grandson of Mrs. Franz J. Dill of Smithville and the late Mr. Franz J. Dill and the late Mr. and Mrs. James B. Markham, Sr. of Greenwood Springs.

Presenting a program of nuptial music were Dr. Kathy King, pianist, and Mrs. Lisa Gilliland, soloist. Mr. Michael Clark, trumpeter, and a string quartet provided additional music.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of white satin and tulle. The gown featured an off-the-shoulder neckline with a bodice trimmed in pearls and rhinestones. The full skirt was bordered with a band of satin and featured a chapel-length train. The bride's ensemble was completed with a two-tier, cathedral-length veil adorned with pearls and crystals. She carried a nosegay of creamy white roses with stems wrapped in white satin ribbon.

Suellen and Connie Sharon Long, sisters of the bride, attended as maids of honor. The groom's sister, Traci Catherine Markham, served as bridesmaid, as did Vicki Lynn Vickery of Ridgeland. Lisa Madden Gandy and Laura Heusel Sheely of Brandon served as honorary bridesmaids. The attendants wore formal two-piece suits of ballet pink satin and carried nosegays of pink roses tied with pink satin ribbon. Sarah Katherine Bowles and Alison Marie Cooper of Ackerman served as flower girls. Program attendants were Paige Elizabeth Draper and Aimee Lauren Scribner of Ackerman. Attending the guest registry was Nora Lee Sinclair of Ackerman. Flowers were placed in the vestibule in memory of the groom's grandparents.

James B. Markham, Jr. served as his son's best man. The groom's brother, James Jeffrey Markham of Starkville; the bride's cousin, Samuel Earl Griffin, of Ackerman; and David Stephen Chambliss of Kosciusko served as groomsmen. The ring bearer was James Nicholas Beasley of Amory.

A reception followed in the church fellowship hail where guests were entertained by various classical pieces provided by a string quartet.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Candlewick Inn in Ackerman.

Following a honeymoon to Amelia Island, Florida, the couple is at home in Ackerman.

Low-Beauchamp

The evening wedding of Lindsay Anne Low and Jerald Bretton Beauchamp was celebrated on July 28, 2001, at the First Baptist Church of Laurel.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rhes Vernon Low of Laurel. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bernard Shuff and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis Low III of Laurel. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerald Prime Beauchamp of Saint Francisville, Louisiana. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Billy Bauman Garner and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Moore Beauchamp of Clinton, Louisiana.

Dr. Randall Warren Turner, Dr. William Vincent Johnson, and Dr. John Knox Helveston officiated the ceremony. Nuptial music was presented by Corey Curvin, organist; Robert Fenell, trumpeter; and John Helveston, guitarist. Vocalists were Anne Crowson, Rhes Low, Jr., Richard Green, and Holly Dodd.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a designer gown of white silk satin. The empire styled gown fell into an A-line skirt which swept into a chapel-length train of white duchesse satin trellised with covered buttons. Her veil fell from a headpiece of crystals and pearls.

Megan Emily Mauldin, cousin of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Josephine Ruth Low, Shelley Anne Low, and Sarah Katherine Mauldin, cousins of the bride; Susan Christine Butts; Margaret Anne Buchanan; Kellye Cauthen Catlin; Vanessa Blair Lackey; Caroline Sylvia Leake; Sarah Elliott McCusker; Jennifer Elaine Ratcliff; and Sarah Bisland Young. Cousins of the bride, JoAnna Joy Helveston and Katherine Elizabeth Kermicle, served as junior bridesmaids. Madalyn Jo Kermicle was the flower girl.

The bridegroom's brother, Bradley Keith Beauchamp, served as best man. Groomsmen were Charles McKnight Cascio, Robert Clegg Cassube, Lee Anderson Dart, Ramsey Coats Day, Albert Duling IV, Christopher Lynn Haley, Benjamin John Barrow Klein, Hunter Cestia Leake, Moss Butler Melton, Scott Alan Shows, and Rhes Vernon Low, Jr., brother of the bride. Ushers were George Don Gober, Jr. and Charles Michael Merkel.

Program and bride's book attendants were Mary Katherine Harper, Melody Michelle Polen, and Lani Elizabeth Jefcoat.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at the Laurel Country Club with music provided by Brother to Brother. On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents honored the couple with a rehearsal dinner at the Laurel Country Club.

After a honeymoon trip to Key West, Florida, the couple resides in Memphis, Tennessee.

Luckett-Armstrong

Holly Marie Luckett and Brad Allen Armstrong were united in marriage on May 5, 2001, at the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle in Jackson. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Margaret Patterson Luckett and the late Mr. Michael Harry Luckett. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Harry Augustus Luckett and the late Mr. Luckett. The maternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Braxton Patterson.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Allen Armstrong and the grandson of Mrs. Ernest Leroy Armstrong and the late Mr. Armstrong. The maternal grandparents are Mr. B. E. Nygren and the late Mrs. Nygren.

Father Thomas Lolar presided over the ceremony. Organist James Scoggins, harpist Sandra Wilson Harris, and vocalist Beth Jones provided music.

The bride wore a designer gown of silk duchess satin. The V-neck bodice was encrusted with crystals and pearls. The chapel-length train complemented the full, box-pleated skirt, which was accented with a hem of crystals and pearls. The bride's illusion veil cascaded from a pearl and crystal embellished comb. Her jewelry included diamond earrings, a gift from the groom, and two "borrowed" pearl bracelets from her sister and aunt. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of ivory roses and stephanotis.

Attending the bride as maid of honor was her sister Tobi Luckett. Sally Garriga served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Allison Daniels, Carter Jackson, Lesley Sprayberry, and Angie Walker. Marlena Carr and Isabella Walker served as junior bridesmaids. The attendants wore gowns of platinum matte satin. The sleeveless tops were trimmed with bugle beads around the empire waistlines above the floor-length A-line skirts. They also wore custom jewelry made by the bride's aunt, Angie Walker, and carried bouquets of irises.

Lectors for the ceremony were Anne Marie Turner, Randall Armstrong, and Lauren Sprayberry, who also served as bridal proxy. Program attendants were Kristi Parker and Hope Stodghill.

The bridegroom's father and Shaun Stapleton served as best men. Groomsmen were Dale Armstrong, brother of the groom; Wade Harvey; Ben Jones; Tony Parker; Ron Savell; J. T. Walker; and Chris Williams. Thomas Carr and John Walker served as junior groomsmen.

Following the noon wedding, the bride's mother hosted a reception at the Edison Walthall Hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Sprayberry and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Graham greeted guests. Pianist, Jason Simms, provided entertainment.

On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. After a wedding cruise to the Caribbean, the couple is at home in Jackson.
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