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2002 Wedding Register. (N-P).

Nail-Wilson

Mary Amanda Nail and Jack Louis Wilson were united in marriage on July 28 in an evening ceremony at First Baptist Church in Tupelo. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Philip Nail of Tupelo. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Kenneth Nail and Mrs. Grover Harold Towery, all of Tupelo, and the late Mr. Towery. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Wilson of Alexandria, Virginia. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest L. Nix of Jackson, Mrs. Vencil L. Wilson of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and the late Mr. Wilson.

The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Dr. Gayle Alexander. A program of nuptial music was presented by Martha Robinson, organist; Frances Blackwell, pianist; Cindy Mathis, harpist; Bill Robinson, violinist; Bob Robinson, cellist; and soloists Lynn Armour and Bob Robinson.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a formal white gown featuring an off-the-shoulder neckline. The gown's Italian satin fitted bodice was embellished with beaded Venice lace appliques, meeting a full tulle skirt turned with a satin band.

Attending the bride as maid of honor was her sister Emily Kathryn Nail of Tupelo. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Lynn Jennings of Nashville, Tennessee; Amy Ruth McCullough of Clinton; Laura Pace McDonald of New Canaan, Connecticut; Ashley Allison Reid of Oxford; Mary Elizabeth Shelton of Tupelo; and Margaret Gayle Wicker of Tupelo. The bridesmaids wore floor-length sheath dresses in periwinkle. Flower girls were Emerson Tate Holliman of Tupelo and Maria Katherine Nix of Atlanta, Georgia.

L. H. Wilson served his son as best man. The groomsmen were Wesley Neil Gentry of Fairfax, Virginia; Jeremy Louis German of Memphis, Tennessee; Michael Jason Isbell of Florence, Alabama; Timothy Michael Mask of Jackson; John Philip Nail, Jr. of Tupelo, brother of the bride; and Lance Allan Wiedower of Memphis, Tennessee. The ring bearer was William Kyle Holliman of Tupelo.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception in the Church's Grand Hall, where guests were entertained with music provided by the string ensemble. The couple departed the church in a shower of rose petals.

After a honeymoon trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico, the couple is at home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the groom is a law student at Harvard University. The bride is a middle school teacher at St. Mary of the Hills in Milton, Massachusetts.

Nobile-Hughes

Miss Kimberly Dees Nobile and Mr. David Glynn Hughes were united in marriage on July 21, 2001, at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Madison.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Jerry Nobile of Moorhead. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Ciro Nobile and the late Mr. Ciro Nobile and Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Dees.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Glynn Hughes of Jackson. He is the grandson of Mrs. Thad Hughes and the late Mr. Thad Hughes and Mr. and Mrs. Herman L. Dungan, Sr.

Dr. Billy Burge of Butler, Alabama, officiated the ceremony. Nuptial music was presented by Don Simpson, organist; Donna Reed, pianist; and Dale Carley Hill, vocalist. Jennifer Turner Oubre provided a scripture reading.

Presented in marriage by her father, the bride's gown featured a matte satin tank top with a scoop neckline and empire waistline. The gown was accented with pearls and bugle beads. The A-line skirt flowed into a chapel-length train. The bride's illusion veil cascaded from a pearl headband. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of calla lilies accented with star of Bethlehem.

Kelly Michelle Nobile, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Hope Hughes Cobianchi and Holly Dian Hughes, sisters of the groom; Kimberly Paige Bloodworth; Nancy Rogers Foster; Mamie Smith Herron; Kimberly Catherine Ishee; B. J. Duncan Rademacher; and Allison Paige Terrell.

Flower girls were Elizabeth Gay Bellipanni and Danna Katherine Nobile, cousins of the bride.

Earl Glynn Hughes, father of the groom, served as best man.

Groomsmen were William Jerry Nobile, Jr., brother of the bride; Herman Leslie Dungan, Jr., uncle of the groom; William Ryan Irving; and Troy Murphy Sturdivant.

Program attendants were Jacqueline Anne Camp, Anne Brindley Comer, Stacey Jenkins Farrell, and Amber Moore Thompson. Guest register attendants were Claire Elizabeth Jaudon and Mary Brewer Wright.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Free Mason's Hall in Madison where music was provided by Acoustic Shadow of Indianola.

On Friday night following the rehearsal, the groom's parents entertained the wedding party, family, and out of town guests with a dinner at the Capitol Club. On the day of the wedding, a bridesmaids' luncheon was held at the Fairview Inn.

After a wedding trip to Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, the couple is at home in Ridgeland.

Norris-Kelly

Rachel Allison Norris and Bradley Smith Kelly were united in marriage in a candlelight ceremony at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on May 26, 2001, in Greenwood. Officiating the double-ring ceremony were the Rev. Thomas DeLaney, the Rev. Robert Ellis Whiteside, and the Rev. Dave O'Connor. Reading scripture for the ceremony were Alexandra Nicole Tompkins and Kristen Lyn Tompkins.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Allison Norris of Greenwood. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Alexander John Malouf, Sr. and the late Mr. Malouf and Mrs. John Carson Norris and the late Mr. Norris. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Gene Kelly, Sr. of Itta Bena. He is the grandson of The Rev. and Mrs. Hugh Smith Whiteside and Mrs. Roy Preston Kelly and the late Mr. Kelly.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a Vera Wang gown of silk satin. The off-the-shoulder gown with buttons trellising down the back featured an empire-seamed bodice and a princess A-line skirt, which swept into a chapel-length train with an inverted pleat of champagne satin. Her veil of tiers of illusion fell from a headband tiara of pearls. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of Vendela roses tucked with baby calla lilies.

Deenie Louise Norris served as maid of honor. Sterling Wright Milligan served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Jeane Louise Tompkins, Mollie Ann Poole, Mary Katherine Kinney, Haley Michelle Hewlett, Emily Hunter Brewer, and Elizabeth Kathleen Kimbrell. Attendants wore gowns of champagne crepe with spaghetti straps and floor-length column skirts. They carried hand-tied bouquets of Versalia roses.

Shelby Claire Malouf and Mary Langley Montegut served as flower girls. The cross bearer was Brandi Carver Kelly. Ronald Kenneth Dubard was the wedding banner.

The groom's father served as best man. Groomsmen were Larry Gene Kelly, Jr., Gardner Cash Malouf, Michael Allen Giachelli, Robert Earl Joiner, Jr., Todd Christian Reeves, Steven Kiley Young, Christopher Marc Archer, and Hartley Weems Kittle IV. Serving as ushers were Jacob Randolph Beane, David Nathaniel Grubbs, Christian Burrell Dameron, and Lamar Palmer Brock.

Following the ceremony, the parents of the bride entertained at their home, Bright Acres. Guests were greeted at the foyer and mingled throughout the home and garden areas. Chandelier lit tents, containing large floral arrangements, continued the garden theme in which guests enjoyed dining and dancing to the music of 24-7. Sparklers, passed out by August Claire Malouf and Anna Katherine Malouf, provided a special glow as the couple left for their honeymoon. On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a dinner at the State Garden Club Headquarters for the wedding party, family, and friends.

Following a trip to Negril, Jamaica, the couple resides in Jackson.

Orr-Ewing

The 100-year-old sanctuary of Trinity Episcopal Church in Hattiesburg was the setting of the May 19, 2001, wedding of Megan Olivia Orr of Tupelo and John Arthur Ewing III of Hattiesburg. The 4 p.m. double-ring ceremony was officiated by the Reverend Mr. Paul Pradat, the Reverend Ms. Karen Koons, and the Reverend Mr. Reed Freeman. Music was provided by organist, Charles Olegar; the Trinity Choir; trumpeter, Craig Cagle; and guitarists, Steve Kennedy of Hattiesburg and Jared Speed of Cleveland, Ohio.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Joseph Orr of Tupelo. Grandparents are Mrs. Kathleen B. Miller of Collins and the late Marvin K. Miller of Florida and the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Orr of Tupelo.

Mr. Ewing is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Arthur Ewing, Jr. of Ten Mile, Tennessee. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Arthur Ewing, Sr. of Ten Mile, Tennessee, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jolly of Indiana.

For the wedding, the bride wore an elegant sleeveless gown of silk shantung with a chapel-length train. The slightly lowered bodice was entirely encrusted with pearls. A veil of corded illusion fell the length of the dress. Her attendants were her sister Anna Cayson of Tupelo, matron of honor; Molly Hamilton of Tupelo, maid of honor; and bridesmaids Angie Taylor of Nashville, Tennessee; Miriam Hancock of Memphis, Tennessee; Cydney Sherman of Vicksburg; and Elizabeth Kellums of Fort Collins, Colorado. Anna Irving of Tupelo was flower girl, and Dharma Bookbinder of Hattiesburg was bride's assistant.

John Arthur Ewing, Jr. served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Todd Slack of Brandon; Tim Rollier of Hattiesburg; Fred Jones of Kingston, Tennessee; Trevor Jones of Ten Mile, Tennessee; and Joel Kellums of Fort Collins, Colorado. Ushers were Ryan Heise of Hattiesburg and Allen Cayson of Tupelo. Taylor Blaylock of Tupelo, nephew of the bride, was ring bearer.

Others assisting with the wedding were lector, Celeste Pittman; wedding coordinator, Sally Sullivan; verger, W. Harvey Poole III; and acolyte, Walker Dyess.

Immediately following the ceremony, guests enjoyed a reception in the church's parish hall, spilling out into the courtyard where the jazz band, Cookout, entertained.

After a honeymoon cruise to the western Caribbean, the couple now makes their home in Canton, where the groom is Naturalist for the Earth Lab at the Gray Center Episcopal Camp and Conference Center.

Owen-Wilburn

Carol Michelle Owen and William Thomas Wilburn, Jr. were united in marriage on May 12, 2001, at two in the afternoon on the front steps of the historical Priestly House in Canton. Reverend B. H. Maxwell, Jr. officiated the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garon Brown Courts of Pickens and Mr. and Mrs. William Steve Owen III of Brandon. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Steve Owen, Jr. of Pickens and the late Mr. And Mrs. Lester Snell of Durant. The groom is the son of Mrs. Estelle E. Wilburn of Ridgeland and the late Mr. William Thomas Wilburn, Sr.

Nuptial music was provided by harpist Ann Carter. Reverend B. H. Maxwell, Jr. sang "The Lord's Prayer."

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of ivory matte satin. A pleated band of ivory matte satin encircled the top of the strapless bodice. The back of the gown featured a cluster of ivory rosettes and tiny satin covered buttons trailing down the chapel-length train. Her fingertip veil of tiered illusion fell from a headpiece of crystals and freshwater pearls. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of miniature citrus calla lilies, cantaloupe spray roses, cobalt delphinium, orange and fuschia gerbera daisies, chartreuse button poms, and bicolored roses of pale citrus and watermelon.

Elizabeth Grace Courts, sister of the bride, served a maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Stephanie Rodgers Walker of Benton, Kentucky, and Deirdre Johnson Manczak of Jackson. They wore gowns of tangerine satin-back taffeta with matching shawls and carried handtied bouquets of cantaloupe spray roses, orange gerbera daisies, and hypericum berries.

John Wilburn, brother of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Scott Jackson of Jackson and Chad Smith of Richland.

London Johnson and Tyler Walker attended as flower girl and ring bearer.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Priestly House. Musical entertainment was provided by disc jockey Kevin Keith. On the eve of the wedding, the rehearsal dinner was held at Davidson's Corner Market on the square in Canton.

Following a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple is at home in Flowood.

Pace-Callero

Melissa Page "Missy" Pace and Christopher Anthony Callero were united in marriage in a private ceremony October 21, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the garden of their summer home, Wishing Stone, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Patsy Clark Pace of Aberdeen and the late Mr. William M. Pace. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Julius Edwin Clark and the late Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lee Pace, all of luka.

The groom is the son of Mrs. Dolores Callero of San Francisco, California, and the late Mr. John Louis Callero. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. William P. Lewellyn and the late Mr. and Mrs. Antone Callero, all of San Francisco.

The Rev. Henry S. Basayne officiated the double-ring ceremony. Maggie Carey Lang of Carmel Bridal Company directed the celebration.

The bride wore a Ristarose design gown of white satin organza featuring a high waist accented by silver charmeuse, which repeated along the A-line skirt edge. The back was finished with tiny buttons and a single small bow. Her veil of silk illusion was crowned with fresh tiny daisies. She carried a bouquet of pale pastel dahlias and two white lace handkerchiefs previously owned by her two grandmothers. Her bouquet was held together by a silver pin "borrowed" from her mother.

Julie Pike Gellenthien, the bride's cousin, served as the bride's honor attendant. Tracy Jean Callero, the groom's daughter, served her father as his honor attendant. Both attendants wore unique silk celadon gowns and carried miniature replicas of the bride's bouquet.

Scripture readers were Mrs. Dolores Ann Canepa, sister of the groom, and Mrs. Janette Clark Pike, aunt of the bride. Mrs. Marie Barnett of Aberdeen served as honorary grandmother of the bride. Athena Pace, beloved cat of the bride, served as honorary flower girl.

A large, formal reception was held that evening at 6 p.m. at Tehama Golf Club, owned by Clint Eastwood, where the bride and groom are members.

The bride carried a new bouquet of multicolored roses accented with wild berries. She also replaced her veil with a crystal-encrusted headband, a gift from the groom.

On the day after the wedding, the bride's mother, Mrs. Marie Barnett, and Mrs. Sara Gardner, all of Aberdeen, hosted a farewell brunch at Wishing Stone.

Following a honeymoon in Lanai, Hawaii, the couple is at home in San Francisco.

Papa-Rester

The marriage of Mary Catherine Papa and James Jacobs Rester was celebrated on August 4, 2001, at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Jackson.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Thomas Papa of Jackson. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Papa and the late Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Morgan.

The groom is the son of Thomas Edwin Rester of Ackerman and Glenda Marie Chandler of Jackson. He is the grandson of Mrs. Estelle Crull Rester and the late Mr. and Mrs. Martin Arnold Ragus and James Gilbert Rester.

The Reverend Doctor David Smith officiated the ceremony. Scripture was read by Christy Whittington and James Perry.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a couture gown by Ulla-Maija. The classic princess line ball gown was fashioned from pure duchess silk satin. The gown's strapless neckline was enhanced by a fitted bodice and a skirt into which godet panels had been sewn, giving the skirt a billowing effect as it extended into a chapel-length train. Her veil of tiers of illusion dotted with crystals was edged in a band of silk organza and fell from a tiara of pearls and rhinestones. She carried a bouquet of pale pink and cream roses wrapped in a white satin ribbon.

Maid of honor was Emily Susan Allenburger. Priscilla Almond Jolly served as matron of honor. Other attendants were Catherine Simmons Bond, Megen Parnell Davidson, Kelly Lynn Justice, Ashley Brooks Lalande, Mary Largent Purvis, Renee Rester Romero, and Lauren LeGendre Williams. Emily Catherine Papa, niece of the bride, served as flower girl. The bridesmaids wore two-piece ensembles of orchid satin featuring tops with square necklines and narrow straps with buttons down the back worn with A-line, panel, floor-length skirts. The flower girl's dress was of ivory satin designed with a sleeveless bodice and full skirt of deep pleated satin with an apron effect in the back of ivory tulle centered with tiny bows.

Thomas Edwin Rester, Jr. served as best man. Groomsmen and ushers were Chad Wayne Ayres, Earl Jackson Gregory III, Jason Shane Hawkins, William Stanley Seth Herren, Chadwick Ryan James, Reagan Lee King, Rodney Marvin Lancaster, Kevin Ray Lindsey, James Donald Maxwell II, Stephen Jared Pryor, Brian Esten Quarles, and Adam Taylor Wood. Anthony Thomas Papa III, nephew of the bride, served as ring bearer.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Country Club of Jackson. Music was provided by Memphis Soul Revue.

On the eve of the wedding the groom's family hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Country Club of Jackson.

After a honeymoon trip to St. Lucia, the couple is at home in Memphis.

Patrick-Bartling

Jessica Jean Patrick and Benjamin McNeill Bartling were united in marriage on Saturday, December 16, 2000, at six in the evening at First Baptist Church in Mendenhall.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jaris Hoy Patrick of Mendenhall. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Hoy Dell Patrick and the late Mr. Patrick and the late Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ezell Hopkins, all of Mendenhall. The bridegroom is the sob of Mr. and Mrs. McNeill Bartling III of Jackson. He is the grandson of Mrs. McNeill Doby Bartling, Jr. and the late Mr. Bartling of Jackson and Mrs. Benjamin Albert Nicholson and the late Mr. Nicholson of Meridian.

Dr. Kermit McGregor officiated the double-ring ceremony with the Rev. Ricky Jones assisting. Music was provided by Brenda Jones, pianist, and Kris Carmichael, bagpiper. Vocalists included Lenora Lee Grayson and Allison Jones Morris, duet, and Leigh Ann Moore, soloist, who was accompanied by William McNeill Moore, guitarist.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a formal gown of white bridal satin. The strapless bodice featured a band of pearl beaded embroidery encircling the neckline. Coordinating banding trellised along the center of the back leading down to the chapel-length train of the A-line gown. Her fingertip veil of illusion was attached to a band of sweetheart roses. The bride carried a bouquet of bridal white roses, accented with white wax flower and fern and tied with an organdy ribbon.

Candice Michelle Magee of Mendenhall served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Natalie Patrick Carter and Jennifer Patrick Green, sisters of the bride, and Elizabeth Bartling Watkins, sister of the bridegroom. Honorary bridesmaids were Allison Lindsey Beazley, Kary Baker Bradley, Crystal Hopkins Brewer, Robin Michelle Burdine, Sydney Salters Cupit, Lenora Lee Grayson, Anna Ruth Guynes, Kara Marie Lucas, Melinda Paige Patrick, and Kristie Lynn Russell.

The father of the bridegroom served as best man. Groomsmen were Samuel Nathan Duncan, Jr.; Nicholas Hopkins Patrick, brother of the bride; and Walter Garner Watkins III. Honorary groomsmen/ushers were Michael Blaine Adams, Bartly Truitte Carter, Dominic Victor Green, Jess Wayne Hinton, Dudley Gordon Phelps IV, John David Phillips, Brian Neal Rea, Patrick Ross Robey, Philip Alvin Shirley, and Brett Eugene Taft.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception in the church fellowship hall. Music was provided by Sandra Harris, harpist.

Following a honeymoon to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, the couple is at home in Mendenhall.

Patton-McDaniel

"The marriage of Laura Suzanne Patton and Nathan Oliver McDaniel was celebrated on the evening of July 7, 2001, at First Baptist Church in Quitman. Reverend Gary Phillips officiated the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Dowe Patton III of Quitman. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Leroy Dowe Patton, Jr. and the late Mr. Patton and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Austin Smith, Jr., all of Quitman. The groom is the son of Ms. Elsie McDaniel of Vossburg. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. L. McDaniel of Heidelberg and the grandnephew of the late John Oliver Manning and the late Freda Lee Manning of Vossburg.

Music was provided by Rose Longwitz, organist; David O'Steen, pianist; Emilia Massengale, harpist; Al Brown, soloist and guitarist; and Andrea White, soloist.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an elegant Pronovias gown of ivory matte satin. The corset top was embellished with rosettes and beads. The A-line skirt was finished with a semi-cathedral-length train and was accented with a French tulle wrap. Her veil of tiered bridal illusion fell to cathedral-length from a crescent of rosettes and crystal beading that complemented her gown. She wore heirloom pearls which belonged to her great-grandmother Julia Shriver Patton. Her round colonial style bouquet consisted of ivory Belle Perle and Porcelina roses, tied with ivory silk shantung ribbon.

Virginia Patton of Quitman served her sister as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Sherri Beckman and Skye Carney, both of Quitman; Kathleen Dempsey of West Palm Beach, Florida; Billie Devoto of St. Louis, Missouri; Jacqueline Howell of Jonesboro, Arkansas; Lanette Kennedy of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Kelli Ma this of Meridian; Julia Patton of Madison; and Casey Pedersen of Oxford. They wore dresses of cherry blossom iridescent taffeta and carried bouquets of roses in shades of yellow and red.

Stephen Miller served as best man. Groomsmen were Clea Barry, Roger Beckman, Michael Harris, and Joey Turner, all of Quitman; Kris Lewis and Eric Miller, both of Stonewall; John Todd of Pachuta; Willie Reed of Eupora; and Joey Milazo of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Ushers were Brian Ingersol of Cordova, Tennessee; John Milazo of Franklin, Tennessee; and Brian Oberhausen of Clinton.

The bride's parents hosted a reception at Northwood Country Club in Meridian. Music was provided by the Jeff Holland Band.

After a wedding trip to Las Brisas resort in Acapulco, the couple now resides in Brandon.

Payne-Scroggins

The marriage of Rorie Dianne Payne and Michael Chad Scroggins was celebrated on June 9, 2001, at six in the evening at First Baptist Church of Leland. Dr. Jon Doler officiated the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Michael Payne of Leland. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edgar Payne and the late Wanda Hubbard Ingram and the late Garland Barton Ingram. The groom's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Mike Scroggins of Pleasant Grove, Alabama. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell Lafayette Scroggins and Mrs. Newton Charles Peoples and the late Mr. Peoples.

Musicians were Mary Abbay Gourley, harpist; Suzanne Potter, organist and pianist; and soloists Amy Ousley and Alison McCreary.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore her mother's candlelight satin gown, redesigned by Mary Coghlan of Cleveland. The pearl-embellished strapless bodice was layered with Peau d' Ange lace and featured scalloped edging. Matching lace was scattered around the controlled skirt and bordered the chapel-length train. Her elaborately applique cathedral-length mantilla of candlelight silk illusion had also been worn by her mother. She carried a bouquet of blush and cream roses, miniature callas, freesia, and rosemary which was held in a pewter inlaid bouquet holder.

Emily Ingram Payne, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Kate Askew, Sally Batchelor, Amy Catherine Cox, Helen Claire Kennedy, Cindy LeZotte, Katy Mitchell, Kate Schaffarzick, and Laura Willis. The attendants wore two-piece dresses of rosefrost chiffon and carried hand-tied bouquets of blush roses, lisianthus, and freesia.

The groom's father served as best man. Groomsmen included Ty Batchelor, Mark Bell, Tony Carter, Brent Guinn, Norm LeZotte, Mike Platz, Brian Wheeler, and Jay Woods.

Floral designer was Peggy Snipes. Program attendants were C. J. Broaddus and Maggie Snipes. Wedding directors were Betty Ruscoe and Mollie Heleniak.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at the Wetherbee House and yard in Greenville. Betty Avis was reception coordinator. Music was provided by the Memphis Knights.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents entertained with a rehearsal dinner at Bayou City Grill in Indianola.

A wedding day luncheon was hosted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Cox. The bridesmaids' luncheon was held at Hollyknowe, home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Swain.

After a honeymoon to St. John, the couple resides in Birmingham, Alabama. The groom is employed as an environmental engineer and the bride is an occupational therapist.

Penn-Booth

Ann Elise Penn and Carl Clifton Booth IV were united in marriage in a candlelight ceremony on the evening of March 24, 2001, at First Baptist Church, Canton.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lester Penn. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Lester Alexander Penn, Jr. of Canton and the late Mr. Penn and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gattis Thomason of Jackson.

Parents of the groom are Mrs. Elizabeth Booth of Jackson and Carl Clifton Booth III of Lexington. He is the grandson of Mrs. Neil L. Horn of Brandon and the late Mr. Horn, the late Carl Clifton Booth, Jr. of Newton, Mr. and Mrs. Hansel Scruggs of Okolona, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Allen Hood of Lambert.

Dr. Judson William Hurt officiated the double-ring ceremony. Nuptial music was provided by Robert Edward Lee.

Presented by her father, the bride wore an original Lazaro design of white silk satin. Her fitted bodice featured a scoop neckline and three-quarter length sleeves banded with crystals and bugle beads. Her box pleated skirt featured a chapel-length train, and a veil of illusion fell from her headband of crystals, rhinestones, and pearls. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of white roses and viburnum.

Leslie Gattis Penn, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Mary Johns McLemore, Mary Hollin Penn, Amanda Bush Puckett, and Susan Spence Puckett. Emery Ann Durfey, cousin of the bride, served as flower girl. The attendants wore two-piece, strapless gowns of cornflower blue satin featuring beaded bodices and carried nosegays of white roses in silver tussy-mussies monogrammed with each bridesmaid's initials.

Mr. Cliff Booth III served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Jason Grant Huggins, Stephen Charles King, Frank Hoy Montgomery III, David Alexander Mosal, Jr., Richard Hastings Puckett, Jr., Scott Bailey Thompson, Frederick Natale Salvo, and Matthew Warren Smith.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Priestley House in Canton where guests danced to the sounds of the Frazier Riddell Band.

On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom's parents honored the couple with a rehearsal dinner at Shapley's.

Following a honeymoon trip to Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada, the couple is at home in Jackson where the groom is a student at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry and the bride is a special education teacher in Madison.

Perkins-Jacobi

The celebration and blessing of the marriage of Allyson Gayle Perkins and James Davenport Jacobi was performed at 6 p.m. on March 31, 2001, at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson. The Reverend David Cox officiated the double-ring candlelight ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Davis Hayden Perkins, Jr. of Jackson. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Leland Dean Gebhart, Sr. and the late Mr. Gebhart of Meridian and Mrs. Maynette Perkins Stephens and the late Mr. Davis Hayden Perkins, Sr. of Greenwood. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Albert Jacobi of Ridgeland. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Kirby Yale Stansbury of New Orleans, Louisiana, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis John Jacobi of Bay Saint Louis.

Marilyn Smith, pianist; James Arrington Goff, organist; and Christy Matens, soloist, presented a program of nuptial music.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a formal gown of ivory duchesse satin. Bands of pearl and crystal beading trellised around the strapless bodice of Venise Lace. The A-line skirt was centered at the waist with a bow of beaded lace from which fell the chapel-length train. Her veil of tiers of illusion fell from a tiara of pearls and rhinestones. The bride carried a bouquet of white and cream tulips, cream Virginia roses, and white escino roses. Tied onto the stem bouquet was her maternal great grandmother's handkerchief that she carried in 1902.

Beth Perkins and Jennifer Gamble served as matrons of honor. Bridesmaids were Sheila Dukes, Jennifer Hassell, Brandy Jacobi, Jennifer Richardson, Leigh Shoemaker, Laura Stroble, Bethany Tompkins, and Blair Weiss. They wore gowns of iridescent pewter taffeta featuring strapless wrapped bodices. The attendants carried bouquets of tangerine spray roses, ambiance roses, fuschia stock, and purple statice. Flower girls were Emma Irby, Heather Neilson, Amanda Pierce, and Payton Pierce.

The bridegroom's father served as best man. Groomsmen were Niles Buchanan, J. C. Cuadra, Todd Perkins, Bill Quinn, Brian Ramsey, Dustin Ruffin, Kirk Scoggins, James Shannon, and Robert Stedman.

Following the ceremony, the couple was honored at a reception at Lakeover Center, where guests enjoyed dinner and dancing to the music of Meet the Press.

On the eve of the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was given at the Country Club of Jackson by the bridegroom's parents.

Following a honeymoon trip to Jamaica, the couple is at home in Atlanta, Georgia.

Poovey-Knox

Katelyn Cardinell Poovey of Grenada and Eric Faxon Knox of Denver, Colorado, were united in marriage at the First United Methodist Church in Grenada at half-past six in the evening on December 16, 2000.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip G. Poovey, Jr. of Grenada. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Terrance Cardinell of Carrollton and the late Mr. and Mrs. Philip G. Poovey, Sr. of Grenada. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Finley Faxon Knox of Brandon. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Shelby O. Nichols of Tuscumbia, Alabama, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ira L. Knox of Memphis, Tennessee.

The Reverend Jack Smith officiated the double-ring ceremony. Organist Jennifer Turner and soloist Derry Brunt provided nuptial music. Philip Chustz read the wedding scripture.

Escorted by her father, and presented in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a formal gown of diamond white duchesse satin with pearls and crystals adorning a sleeveless, scooped neck bodice. The gown featured a princess skirt with a chapel-length train. The bride wore her mother's hand-embroidered silk illusion chapel-length veil and a fingertip tiered veil, which fell from a headpiece of pearls and crystals. The bride carried a nosegay of white roses, gardenias, white tulips, and stephanotis. Tucked into the bouquet was a hand-embroidered linen handkerchief, which belonged to her grandmother, the late Catherine Poovey.

Courtenay Poovey, sister of the bride, was maid of honor, and Mary McKay Lasker served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Brandie Ducrest, Jennifer Duncan, Amber Stack, and Allison Welch. The attendants wore two-piece merlot velvet ensembles and carried nosegays of white roses. The flower girl was Jordan Flemming.

The best man was Jay Norris. Groomsmen were Clay Erwin, Scott LaGraize, Michael McDonald, Bridgeforth Rutledge, Barry Stokes, Todd Sandridge, and Ron Verden. Serving as junior groomsmen were Andrew and William Lancaster. Ushers were Keith Kinkade and John Goodman.

Following the ceremony the bride's parents hosted a reception in the Holidome of the Holiday Inn.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents entertained with a beautiful rehearsal dinner at the Grenada Country Club.

On the morning of the wedding, the bridesmaids' brunch was hosted by Mrs. Lamar Chustz, Mrs. Katie Chustz, and Mrs. Mysti Chustz at Miss Clara's Cafe. Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Cofer and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Martin provided breakfast for the out-of-town guests.

After a wedding trip to the Bahamas, the couple is at home in Denver, Colorado.

Pope-Korkmaz

Darbie Dawn Pope and Niyazi Korkmaz celebrated their marriage on April 20, 2001, on the Island of Maui in an intimate sunset ceremony, performed by a traditional Hawaiian priest, high above the ocean at the Sheraton Maui Hotel on Kaanapali beach. The select wedding party were witness to a traditional Hawaiian ceremony complete with hula dancing and a musical trio and were blessed by the blowing of the conch shell.

The bride is the daughter of the late Mr. James R. Pope and Mrs. Martha Estes Pope, both of Kosciusko. The groom is the son of Mr. Gafur Korkmaz and Mrs. Semine Korkmaz both of Istanbul, Turkey.

Her brother, Mr. James Richard Pope II, gave the bride in marriage and was presented a Hawaiian palie lei by the bride. The bride wore an ivory silk gown adorned with hand-beaded white and silver flowers. She wore traditional wedding leis for her headpiece and also around her neck and ankle. The bride carried a tropical hand-tied bouquet of lilies, dendrobium orchids, white roses, plumeria, and anthuriurms. The groom wore a special braided palie wedding lei with dendrobium orchids.

Attending as matron of honor and wearing a peach and lace dress was the bride's mother, who also was given a special white shell ginger lei by the bride. Bridesmaids were Miss Mikaela "Mishi" Allen from Rochester, New York, and Miss Erin Davis of Kansas City, Missouri. They wore two-piece white linen dresses and were presented with traditional wedding leis and whales' tails as gifts from the bride.

Serving as best man was Mr. Juergen Blessing of Germany. The groomsmen were Mr. Thomas Pfennings, also of Germany, and Mr. Zbigniew "Ziggy" Lisowski of Poland. The gentlemen wore their formal seamen's uniforms adorned with flowered leis.

Following the ceremony, a reception followed at the romantic setting of The Old Lahaina Luau in Lahaina, Maui. Guests were greeted with beautiful fresh flower leis and enjoyed an evening feasting on traditional Polynesian cuisine while being entertained by a live Hawaiian Luau. The bride and groom shared their first dance of many as husband and wife on the beach of the Lahaina ocean shores serenaded by Hawaiian love songs.

Following a honeymoon in Hawaii, Alaska, and New Orleans, the couple resides in Miami, Florida, where the bride is an entertainer of Celebrity Cruise Lines and the groom is a senior restaurant manager, also for Celebrity Cruise Lines.

Pope-Whittington

Miss Dana Cherie Pope and Dr. Matthew Cary Whittington were united in marriage at four in the afternoon on May 26, 2001, at Lena Baptist Church in Lena. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Reverend Dennis Smith of Corinth.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Pope of Lena. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James D. Whittington of Natchez.

Prelude and processional music was presented by pianist Sarah Langford and organist Gloria Rhinewalt. Vocal selections were presented by Margaret Barnett and Kelly Langford. The wedding was directed by Carol King.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a sleeveless, diamond white duchesse satin gown, which featured a modified scoop neckline and fitted bodice meeting a wide band at the waist that was beautifully embellished with a soutache trim, crystals, seed pearls, and bugle beads. The back of the dress featured two narrow straps continuing from the bodice to the nicely cutout back. The princess skirt flowed into a chapel-length train, which was beautifully detailed with soutache trim and bead work. The bride wore a two-tiered fingertip veil of satin-edged diamond white illusion scattered with pearls. She carried a bouquet of ivory roses accented with alstromeria lilies hand tied with a sheer ivory ribbon.

The bride's sister Chelle Pope of Lena was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Stacey Lucas Beissel, Jennifer Dennis Nesbitt, Chris Rayburn Fortenberry, and Robin Ranson. Anna Langford was the junior bridesmaid. The attendants, carrying hand-tied bouquets of Konfetti roses, wore sleeveless ivory satin gowns featuring iridescent straps and a sheer overlay.

The groom's father, James D. Whittington of Natchez, served as best man. Groomsmen were Dr. Brian Barnett, Dr. Brent Richardson, Dr. Tim Shann, and Derek Whittington. Ushers were Shad Alford and Michael Sherman.

The flower girl and ring bearer were Sarah Margaret Smith and Phillip Parker.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted the rehearsal dinner at the Lena Baptist Church fellowship hall. Earlier in the day, the bridesmaids' luncheon was held at the Raintree Cafe. Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church fellowship hall where the bride and groom greeted each guest. Music was provided by harpist Sandra Wilson Harris.

After the reception, the couple departed by limousine for the Millsaps Buie House in Jackson for their honeymoon night. Afterwards, they flew to St. Lucia, West Indies for a week.

The couple is at home in Brandon, where the bride is a registered nurse at UMC and the groom is a third year pediatric resident at UMC.

Price-Potts

Amanda Lynn Price and Richard Shon Potts were united in marriage on June 24, 2000, at eleven in the morning at Oakland Baptist Church in Corinth.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip David Price. She is the granddaughter of Ms. Frances Austin and the late Douglas Austin and the late Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Price of Corinth. The bridegroom is the son of Ms. Priscilla Potts and the late Ronnie Potts. He is the grandson of Ms. Lillie Potts and the late Sanford Potts of Corinth and Ms. Virgie Harvell and the late E. D. Harvell of Michie, Tennessee.

The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Dr. Randy Bostick. Nuptial music was presented by Shane and Tina Price, vocalists, brother and sister-in-law of the bride; Shirley Taylor, pianist; Dr. Ray Harris, organist; Amanda Murphy, flutist; and Ryan Todd, trumpeter. The wedding was directed by Anna Purvis, owner of Treasured Memories in Oxford.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a Lazaro designer gown of white tulle featuring a fitted bodice embellished with Lockrosen crystals with a modified square neckline and spaghetti straps. A jeweled band encircled the natural waistline and below fell an A-line skirt with a chapel-length train. Her double-tier veil of illusion cascaded from a band of matching crystal and pearls. The bridal bouquet was open stem, hand-tied, multi-colored roses.

Mia Rice of Columbus, Georgia, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Molly Cartwright of Booneville and Jennifer Wilhite, Jessica King, Kacie Hudson, and Julie Leonard, all of Corinth. The attendants wore lilac Nicole Miller gowns.

Morgan White served as the flower girl. Beth Anna Boggs and Whitney Price were program attendants.

Mike Glisson served as the groom's best man. Groomsmen were Bo Coln of Birmingham, Alabama; Mark Wood of Florence, Alabama; and David Boren, Mike Lutz, and Chad Humphries, all of Corinth. The ring bearer was Tanner Price, nephew of the bride. Ushers were Tharen Price, Shane Price, and Eric Price, all brothers of the bride.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church fellowship hall where music was provided by harpist, Agnes Crisi, of Memphis, Tennessee.

After a honeymoon trip to Destin, Florida, the couple resides in Corinth.

Priebe-Brooks

Allison Louise Priebe and Michael Stafford Brooks were married November 4, 2000, in an early evening ceremony at St. John's Church, Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C. The Reverend Dr. Luis Leon officiated the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Victor Priebe of Springfield, Virginia. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ted Everett McClain of Paris, Texas, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hugo Priebe of Enid, Oklahoma. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Ralph Brooks of Meridian. He is the grandson of the Reverend and Mrs. Robert Minor Matheny of Meridian and the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Augustus Brooks of Hernando.

Presented in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a formal Christian Dior style gown of ivory matte satin and guipure lace, with a square neckline and a chapel-length train. The bride carried a bouquet of Virginia and fall-colored roses, berries, fallen oak leaves, and calla lilies tied with double faced satin ribbon. She also proudly carried the bridal handkerchief carried by generations of women in her family.

Attending the bride as matron of honor was her cousin Michelle Arnold Bogan. Bridesmaids were Molly Craig Austin, Cara Herger, Amy Lou Mantooth, Blakeslee Ann Potter, and Susan Elizabeth Reynolds. The attendants wore mocha satin A-line gowns with cap sleeves and carried gorgeous bouquets with fall-colored roses, oak leaves, berries, and calla lilies hand tied with mocha colored ribbon. Megan Erin Mooney and Sarah Beth Elkins served as honor attendants. The flower girl, Holly Linville, is the granddaughter of the bride's godparents.

Best man was the groom's brother Phillip Jason Brooks. Serving as groomsmen were John Christopher Bounds, Kristopher Michael Dickson, cousin of the groom Justin Lee Matheny, brother of the bride Louis Bradley Priebe, and David Whitmire Waide. Ushers were Ryan Beckett, Hector Benitez Solivan, and Landon Huey.

A reception and seated dinner were held at the Mount Vernon Inn on George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate. On the eve of the wedding, the parents of the groom hosted a lovely rehearsal dinner at the Sequoia Restaurant along the Potomac River in Georgetown.

After a wedding trip to Costa Rica, the couple lives in Washington, D.C. The bride is employed by United States Senator Max Cleland and is a freelance television reporter for News 21. She is also an active member of the Junior League of Washington. The groom is a graduate of the George Washington School of Law and is an attorney with the Center for Auto Safety.

Proctor-Willoughby

Lynsie Clair Proctor and Timothy Bailey Willoughby were united in marriage on August 4, 2001, at six in the evening at (First United Methodist Church in Grenada.

The bride is the daughter of Ms. Barbara Bratton Proctor of Winona and Mr. Michael Proctor of Glendora. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bratton of Winona and the late Mr. and Mrs. Peyton H. Proctor. The groom is the son of the late Mrs. Debbie Forbes Willoughby and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Roberts, Jr. of Belzoni. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Forbes of Isola and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Roberts, Sr. of Belzoni.

Prelude and postlude music was provided by organist Jennifer Turner. Family and guests were seated by ushers Caleb Kratz and Michael Roberts. Officiating the ceremony were Dr. Grant Arrinder and Reverend Tom Hawks.

Escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a formal strapless gown of white organza. The fitted bodice featured a design of appliqued flowers and hand-sewn pearls. The box pleated skirt and chapel-length train fell from a basque waist. The veil of tiered silk illusion was trimmed with silk satin cording and fell from an intricately beaded comb.

Attending the bride as maid of honor was her cousin, Amy Harrison. Bridesmaids were Laney McNeer and Mary Gene McNeer, cousins of the bride; Emily Barnes; Apryl Childs; Katie Perkins; Carrie Pugh; and Ashley Willoughby, sister of the groom.

Honorary attendants were Missy Nabors, Jennifer Cash, Amanda Madison, and Dawn Marie Peeples.

Flower girls were Haley Lott, cousin of the groom; Anna Newman, cousin of the bride; and Abby Roberts, sister of the groom.

Milton Forbes, grandfather of the groom was best man. Serving as groomsmen were Seth Champion; Jonathan Freer; David Love; Mel Lott; John Wood Reid; Marcus Reid; Paul Roberts, father of the groom; and Russell Roberts, brother of the groom.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents entertained guests with a reception at First and Green in Grenada. Host and hostess were Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Gibson of Grenada. Tea girls were Katy Ray, Meg Young, Mary Francis Word, and Hope Childs. The music for dancing was provided by Kern Pratt and the Accused. On the eve of the wedding, the groom's family hosted a rehearsal dinner at First and Green in Grenada.

After a honeymoon trip to Aruba, the couple now resides in Starkville, Mississippi.

Pulliam-Schmitz

Ashley Marshea Pulliam became the bride of Johnny Wayne Schmitz on Saturday, May 19, 2001, at half past six at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama. The Reverend Harrell Moore performed the celebration and blessing of the double-ring ceremony.

Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Allen Wayne Pulliam, Mr. and Mrs. Zeke Young, and Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Schmitz.

Nuptial piano music was provided by Charles Thomas and Jon Tyner, vocalist and trumpeter. Mrs. Terry Fleming directed the wedding.

Given in marriage by her parents, Ashley wore an elegant designer's gown of diamond silk. A fitted waist, accented with French Alencon laces encrusted with tiny pearls, crystal beading, and sequins, defined the traditional sleeveless bodice. The skirt was lavishly embroidered with Alencon laces and beading that fell to a cathedral-length train. The lace headpiece was encrusted with beading, sequins, and pearls that held a cathedral-length veil of silk illusion. Heirloom handkerchiefs, given by her aunt, the late Mrs. Carol Bunch; her maternal grandmother, the late Mrs. S. B. Davis; and her paternal grandmother, the late Mrs. B. M. Pulliam, were tucked into her bridal bouquet.

Matron of honor was her sister, Amber Cornelson; maid of honor was Halishia Dixon. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Hale, Jessica Young, and Jodi Young, sisters of the groom, and Athena Krasnosky.

Sammy Maddox served as best man. Groomsmen were George Cornelson, brother-in-law of the bride; Steve Young, brother of the groom; Brad Hale, brother-in-law of the groom; Mike Weber; and Chris Glenn.

Michael Stacey and Matthew Stacey, cousins of the bride, were ushers. Tori Baker and Whitney Baker, nieces of the groom, were program attendants. Tina Hart and Lisa Schmitz, sisters of the groom, were reception greeters.

The couple's grandparents are Mr. B. M. Pulliam and the late Mrs. Pulliam, the late Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Davis, the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Schmitz, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Morneau.

The reception was held in the South Ball Room with catering by the Grand Hotel; Mrs. Jewel West, great-aunt of the bride, and Ms. Kim West, cousin of the bride, provided both the bride's and groom's cakes. Music was provided by a five-piece band, Sax Appeal.

On the eve of the wedding, the bride and groom were honored with a rehearsal dinner at Gambino's Down the Road in Point Clear.

Following a week-long cruise to the Western Caribbean Islands, the couple resides in Mobile, Alabama.

Purvis-Christopher

Shana Leigh Purvis and David Mills Christopher were united in marriage at 5 p.m. on June 16, 2001, at First Baptist Church in Jackson with the Rev. Frank Pollard officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Lynwood Purvis of Jackson. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Doris Lott Pittman of Sandy Hook and the late Tom Tolar Pittman and Mrs. Grace Graves Purvis of Brandon and the late Victor Russell Purvis. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Samuel Christopher of Brandon. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Upchurch Mills of Drew and Mrs. Gladys McCain Christopher of Cleveland and the late O. A. Christopher.

A program of nuptial music was presented by Miriam Dunagin, pianist; Robert Knupp, organist; Wayne Miller, trumpeter; and soloists Sam Mason and Ingram Brooks, cousin of the groom.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a formal gown of ivory silk shantung. The sleeveless scoop neckline bodice was embroidered with beaded Alencon lace, and the full skirt, edged in more of the same beaded lace, swept into a chapel-length train. Her fingertip veil of illusion fell from a pearl and bead embellished head piece. She carried a bouquet of white roses.

Tamara Purvis Laney served as her Sister's matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Tiffany Anderson; Susan Aycock; Laura Christopher Bunch, sister of the groom; LeAnne Franklin; Brandy Gaillard; Laurin Davis McGuffee; Mary Morrison; Chevis Trammell Taylor; and Betsy Ellis Ward. The bridesmaids wore two-piece champagne gowns of silk shantung and carried bouquets of gerbera daisies, lisianthus, and hydrangeas in whites and creams. The flower girl was Caroline Lee Spencer.

Bobby Samuel Christopher served as his son's best man. Groomsmen were Bryan Bunch; Warren Cox; Robert Heard; Michael Jacobs; John Marble; Paige Purvis, brother of the bride; Michael Sistrunk; Kenny Slack; Cole Taylor; Brian Thompson; and Scott Watson. The ushers were Clay Grantham, Howard Lewis, Marc Nettles, and Chris Posey. Tolar Wood Purvis, nephew of the bride, served as ring bearer.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at the Colonial Country Club where the guests enjoyed dinner and dancing to the music of the Soul Doctors.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents entertained the wedding party, family, and friends with a dinner at Primos Northgate of Jackson. The bridesmaids' luncheon was hosted by friends and relatives.

Following a Caribbean cruise, the couple is now at home in Brandon.
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