Printer Friendly

2006 wedding register.

HARRISON-MCGOWEN

Jennifer Kate Harrison and Jimmy Wayne McGowen were united in marriage at DeKalb Baptist Church in DeKalb at 6 p.m. on September 18, 2004, with Rev. James Ruffin officiating. Nuptial music was provided by Brenda Hooks, pianist; Jerry Hooks, trumpeter; and Betty Gayle Halley, soloist. Registry and program attendants were Reagan Barrier and Hannah Ward. The wedding director was Mrs. Bobble Harbour.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack A. Harrison of DeKalb. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan McWilliams of DeKalb, the late Viva McWilliams and Mrs. Opal Harrison of Amory, and the late Jack D. Harrison. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy McGowen of Gonzales, Louisiana, and the late Carolyn McGowen. He is the grandson of Mrs. Grace Cannon of DeKalb, the late Roy Cannon, and the late Ralph and Mildred McGowen.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a strapless silk satin gown featuring a flared A-line skirt, a court-length train, and satin-covered buttons. Silver hand-sewn embroidery detailing at the neck and waistline was accented by pearls, seed beads, and sequins. Her chapel-length veil fell from a comb of pearls and crystals. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of orange and hot pink roses accented with lime buttons.

Lisa Harrison of Meridian attended her sister as maid of honor. Kristen Hancock of Philadelphia and Kristin Moody of DeKalb attended as matrons of honor. Bridesmaids were Christy Harper Shelton of Meridian, Lacie Douglas of Waynesboro, and Dee Gully of DeKalb. The attendants wore black strapless dresses accented by pink satin ribbons and carried hand-tied bouquets of hot pink roses, orange carnations, and lime buttons.

Junior bridesmaid was Alexa Harrison of Meridian, niece of the bride. Flower girl was Jordan Harbour of Meridian. They wore pink silk dresses and carried bouquets of hot pink and orange roses.

The bridegroom's father served as best man. Groomsmen were Joseph McGowen and Jonathan McGowen of DeKalb, brothers of the groom; Stan Copeland of Preston; Ben Halley of Meridian; and Lee Robertson of Preston. Ushers were Corey Illg of Belle Chasse, Louisiana, and Trey Newell of Monroe, Louisiana. Brayden Moody of DeKalb served as ring bearer.

Following the ceremony, the parents of the bride hosted a reception in the church fellowship hall. On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents honored the couple with a candlelit rehearsal dinner at Timberview Lodge in Porterville. Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Coghlan hosted the event.

Following a trip to Nassau, Bahamas, the couple is at home in DeKalb. The bride is a physical therapist assistant with Mid South Rehab Services, and the groom is a forestry consultant with TimberCraft, Inc.

FABIANKE-BAILEY

Greta Beth Fabianke and William Jason Bailey were united in marriage on December 11, 2004, in a noon ceremony at the Paris-Yates Chapel, University of Mississippi. Rev. Bill Beavers, uncle of the bride, and Rev. Issac Jenkins officiated at the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Raynard George Fabianke of P, ed Bay, Alabama. She is the granddaughter of Dr. W.T. Beavers of Clinton and the late Geraldine Beavers, Mr. Raymond Fabianke of Rosebud, Texas, and the late Gertrude Fabianke. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Jason Bailey of Oxford. He is the grandson of the late Dr. and Mrs. James Gilmore of Oxford; Mrs. William Macy and the late Mr. William Macy of Greenwood; Mr. Marshall Bailey of Franklin, Tennessee; and Ms. Karene Bailev of Gainesville, Florida.

Nuptial music was presented by Jason Derrick, organist; Edel Fabianke, violinist; Cherie Matthews, harpist; and Andrew Bryant, Star and Stephen Smith, vocalists. Hilda Hill and Jason Fabianke served as readers.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a designer heirloom gown originally worn by her great-aunt, Hilda Hill, in 1951, and then by her aunt, mother, and sister. Restyled by Sandra Ashford, the ivory slipper satin gown featured a fitted Basque bodice of Alencon lace and quarter-length sleeves. The flowing skirt tapered into a cathedral train. The tiered veil was a fountain of illusion sprinkled with rhinestones and pearls. She carried a cream and white freeform-style bouquet with a mixture of pink tulips, roses, hypericum, and cockscomb.

Emily Kadue served her sister as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Jene Beavers, Betsy Bryant, Johanna Cosby, Leigh-Ann Fabianke, Meredith McAlexander, and Sally Kate Rosson. Each attendant wore a designer chocolate two-piece ensemble featuring a regal velvet top with satin halter band and bow and A-line floor-length satin skirt. They carried hand-tied clutches of flowers similar in style to the bride's bouquet.

Mr. Phillip Jason Bailey served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Andrew Bryant, Taylor Jabour, Brad Mayo, Preston McAlexander, Dennis Tosh, and Jonathan Walker. Ushers included Ben Beavers, Brad Crawford, Richard Cross, Brad Kadue, Ben Tolbert, Cameron Wilson, Trent Yates, and Tripp Yates.

Flower girls were Ruthie Jenkins, Madison Smith, and Anna Wilemon. Gray Jenkins was ring bearer, and Zac Jenkins served as Bible bearer. Taylor Gex and Maggie Lloyd Hewitt were program attendants.

An elegant reception was held at Johnson Commons Ballroom with music provided by "Moonstone."

Oxford University Club was the setting for a formal rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents.

Following their honeymoon to St. Thomas, the couple resides in Oxford.

ESTILL-KILPATRICK

Aimee Lianne Estill and Matthew Randall Kilpatrick were married on October 2, 2004, at four o'clock in the afternoon at First Baptist Chapel in Starkville. Parents of the bride are Dr. Charles Thomas Estill of Corvallis, Oregon, formerly of Starkville, and Ms. Lucinda Jo McMaster of Starkville. Parents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Joseph Shipp of Brandon and the late Mr. Randall Birch Kilpatrick.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a strapless designer gown in ivory. The bodice featured crystals and seed pearls in a floral motif, and the top of the bodice and the dropped waist were accented by a band of crystals and seed pearls. The dropped waist gave way to a full skirt featuring box pleats in the back. The chapel-length train was accented with crystals and seed pearls in the same design as the bodice. The fingertip veil of silk illusion was accented by tiny crystals and seed pearls, hand-sewn by the mother of the bride. The bride's bouquet was of ivory roses; tucked inside the bouquet was the bride's maternal great-grandmother's handkerchief.

Attending the bride as the matron of honor was Ashley Crawford Jones: maids of honor were Beverly Kathryn Hooks and Callie Anne Reeves. Bridesmaids included Amanda Rebecca Armstrong, Crystal Champion Downing, Mary Maureen Farrell, Anna Claire Hardin, Ginger Stewart Fisher, and Katie Witthauer. The bridesmaids wore strapless gray-blue satin dresses; the ruched tops were accented with bands of small beads across the top and the bottom. The bridesmaids carried hand-tied bouquets of mixed flowers.

Serving as best man to his grandson was Walter Stone Pugh. Groomsmen included Jason Michael Coker, Justin Ross Estess, Benjamin Gray Estill, Bryan Andrew Estill, Christopher Thomas Estill, Samuel Dennis Joiner, William Jamie Kilpatrick, Watson Jake Purvis, and Jeremy David Smitherman.

Cady Lawana Lloyd served as flower girl, and Sullivan Kilpatrick served as ring bearer. Program attendants were Kellye Branch Summerhill and Kimberly Rose Bradberry; Lori Ann Holland served as the guest book attendant. Stacey Loren Wong served as the bride's proxy.

After the ceremony, guests were invited to the Hunter Henry Center and entertained by Thirty Fingers. On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Landmark Dining Room of the Hotel Chester in Starkville. Following a honeymoon to Nassau, Bahamas, the couple resides in Madison County, where the groom is a pilot for the Department of Public Safety and the bride is employed by Trustmark.

CRAMER-OVERSTREET

Jennifer Pride Cramer and William Sparkman Overstreet were united ii] marriage on April 2, 2005, at 6 p.m. at the John Knox Presbyterian Church, Greenville, South Carolina.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Donna Cramer, Cummings, Georgia, and Mr. Ronald Cramer, Clewiston, Florida. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Janet Lynn and Mrs. Bernice Cramer of Merritt Island, Florida. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Sparkman Overstreet, Jr., Birmingham, Alabama, formerly of Jackson. He is the grandson of Mrs. Vinson Rueseler and the late Mr. Vinson Rueseler of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and Mrs. James Sparkman Overstreet and the late James Sparkman Overstreet of DeKalb.

The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Rev. Chuck DeBardeleben and assisted by Rev. John Brearsley. Soloist was Wendy Hoffman, cousin of the bride. Honorary attendants were Kristy Cole and Brandi Nunnally. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a strapless gown of white silk organza with pearl and crystal cluster beading, complemented by a cathedral-length train. Her cathedral-length veil fell from a small jeweled tiara. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of pale pink roses.

The bride's twin sister, Jamie Ratliff, Atlanta, Georgia, was the matron of honor. Leah Overstreet, New York City, sister of the groom, was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Uli Cramer, sister-in-law of the bride, Jacksonville, Florida; Nadra Baish, Loni Coon, Keitha Minchew, Lisa Sisson, and Melanie Snare, all of Atlanta, Georgia; and Kellie Teranano, Tarpon Springs, Florida. The flower girl was Kyla Hoffman, cousin of the bride.

The best man was James Sparkman Overstreet, Jr., father of the bridegroom. Groomsmen included Andy Brashier, Matt Grenfell, and John Holmes Hilburn of Jackson; Scott Cramer, brother of the bride, Jacksonville, Florida; David Leaverton, Washington, D.C.; Mike O'Donnell, Atlanta, Georgia; Brad Pendegrass, Starkville; and Todd Ratcliff, brother-in-law of the bride, Atlanta, Georgia. The ring bearer was Jay Hoffman, cousin of the bride.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom. The guests enjoyed dancing to the music of the Michael Blair Productions.

On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Poinsett Club. A bridesmaids' luncheon was given by the bride's family at the Provencia. A jazz brunch was given by the grandmothers of the groom at the Commerce Club.

Following a wedding trip to St. Barth's, the couple is at home in Knoxville, Tennessee.

BURKETT-POLK

On the evening of October 16, 2004, Jennifer Dawn Burkett and Jason Scott Polk were united in marriage during a garden ceremony at the home of the bride's aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. John Crowe, in Poplarville. Friends and family witnessed the ceremony as the nuptials, officiated by Rev. Bevon Smith, were exchanged under an arch of wild smilax and cascading grapevine clusters of fall berries.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Burkett of Picayune. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hewett Stanford of Poplarville and Mrs. Hazel Burkett and the late Mr. Edward Burkett of Bogalusa, Louisiana.

The groom is the son of Mr. Terrell Polk and Mrs. Janet Polk of Columbia. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William Earles and Mr. Emmett Polk and the late Mrs. Sudie Polk, all of Columbia.

Violinist Jim Lafferty and pianist Kay Lafferty performed a prelude of classical pieces as guests were seated and accompanied Erin Lambert and Mark Baur, who performed a duet during the ceremony.

Arriving at the end of the aisle by horse-drawn carriage, the bride was escorted by her father. She wore a diamond white satin strapless gown with chapel-length train embellished with re-embroidered Alencon lace, Swarovski crystals, and pearls. Completing her gown was a two-tier crystal and pearl elbow-length veil.

The bride carried a bouquet of three dozen large white roses accented with clusters of berries in a large stylized nosegay, tied with off-white pleated ribbon.

Heather Burkett, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Jamie Ely of Jackson; Heather Polk and Lindsay Burkett, both of Columbia; and Stephanie Burkett of Poplarville. Junior bridesmaids were Kaitlyn Tims and Kristen Burkett, both of Poplarville. The attendants wore iridescent taffeta strapless corset-style gowns that were accented by the nosegays they carried. The bouquets included orange roses and lilies interspersed with berries and tied with striped organza ribbon.

Ashley Ellsworth and Lauren Hunt, both of New Orleans, served as flower girls. They each wore satin boucle gowns and carried matching satin-covered flower baskets.

Terrell Polk served his son as best man. Groomsmen included Scott Lowery of Columbia, Terry Polk of Birmingham, Brian Earles of Houston, and Travis Burkett of Columbia. Ushers were Jamie Barrentine of Hattiesburg, Mark Baur of New Orleans, Josh Bullock of Columbia, and Jamie Powell of Sumrall. Cameron Hunt of New Orleans served as ring bearer.

The guest book attendants were Jodi Tate and Janice Touchstone.

Following the ceremony, the reception took place poolside, beneath the illuminated white tent draped with wild smilax.

Following a wedding trip to the Bahamas, the couple is at home in Hattiesburg.

HESTER-RHEA

Mary Stewart Hester and Jonathan Paul Rhea were united in marriage at six o'clock in the evening on June 11, 2005, at First United Methodist Church in Tupelo.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Mitchell Hester of Tupelo. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lex Hester, Sr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ferrell Spicer, all of Tupelo.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Franklin Rhea, Jr. of Carthage. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Franklin Rhea, Sr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. George Nazary, all of Carthage.

Rev. Bill McAlilly officiated at the double-ring ceremony. A worship service of nuptial music was presented by Beverly Clement, organist and vocalist; Karen Sudduth, flutist; and a quartet of vocalists.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a designer gown of white satin with a strapless fitted bodice, embellished with Alencon lace and pearl beading. The full rounded A-line skirt with a chapel-length train flowed from the natural waist. She wore her mother's cathedral-length mantilla veil bordered in Alencon lace. At the reception, the bride changed into a fingertip-length veil designed by Rebecca Paulk. Tucked inside her bouquet of white roses was an heirloom lace handkerchief first carried by the bride's great-great-grandmother.

Attending the bride as maids of honor were her sisters, Allison Mobley Hester and Amanda Spicer Hester. Bridesmaids were Kendall Foster Ainsworth; Lauren Kathryn Armstrong; Meaghan Jennifer Bailey; Katherine Caldwell Bell; Jane Stephens Gibbons, cousin of the bride; Anna Katherine Grisham; Emily Ruth Miller; Cooper Long Ogg; Anna Catherine Prevost; and Susan Ashley Shurden. Junior bridesmaids were Emily Ferrell Gibbons, Margaret Elizabeth Gibbons, and Hester Mobley Lowe, cousins of the bride. The attendants wore pink strapless dresses with back pleated trains.

The groom's father served as best man. Groomsmen were Brett Williamson Bailey; Joseph Clinton Bell; Tyler Lewis Blocker; Robert Henderson Brister; Wesley Phillip Gordon; Paul Alexander Kosko; Tabor Lancaster Mullen; Alan Dale Rhea, uncle of the groom; Andrew Pryor Rhea, brother of the groom; Daniel Wayne Ross II; and Paul Bennett Witcher. Ushers were James Gully, James Brock Faulkner, Ronald Wade Robertson, and Ryan Scott.

Special attendants to the bride were Ann Jolley Agnew and Jenny Leigh Hester. Program and registry attendants were Lindsey Crenshaw, Marilyn Hill, Darby Kellum, Tyler Kellum, and Lauren Waldrip.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at the Tupelo Country Club, where guests were entertained by the Gary Johns Band of Memphis. On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Tupelo Country Club.

Following a honeymoon to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the couple is at home in Tupelo.

SMITH-MORRIS

Shannon Paige Smith and James Keith Morris were united in marriage on April 16, 2008, at First United Methodist Church in Tupelo. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. William T. McAlilly of Tupelo.

The bride is the daughter of Gennie Bland Adams and Calvin Richard Smith, both of Tupelo. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin E. "Bo" Bland and the late Mrs. Louise Rodgers Bland, all of Tupelo, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Carleton Meredith Smith of Mansfield, Ohio.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Buck Daniel Morris of Batesville. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Robert James Seay and the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cecil Morris, all of Batesville.

Escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a gown of ivory Italian satin featuring a spaghetti-strap neckline. The mock pleated bodice was adorned with metallic embroidery, crystals, seed pearls, and bugle beading. The flat-front full skirt was also trimmed with the same embroidery that extended into a chapel-length train. The headpiece was made of bead-trimmed layers of illusion that fell to the fingertips. She carried a garden-style bouquet of cream hydrangeas and a collection of Kentucky and Vendela open garden roses. Silk ribbon accented the bouquet stems.

Nuptial music was provided by organist Beverly Clement and soloist Annette Reed, both of Tupelo.

Holly Wright Boyd of Tupelo served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Kelly Frances Anger of Tupelo; Stacey Kay Anger of Birmingham, Alabama; Tracy Lynette Coleman of Tupelo; Katherine Kemp Parker of Hattiesburg; Elizabeth Camille Tintle of Alpharetta, Georgia; and Margaret Claire Whitehead of Phoenix, Arizona. They wore two-piece sleeveless dresses of tangerine satin with embroidered waistlines and floor-length A-line skirts.

The groom's father was best man. Groomsmen were Vance Rice Austin of Batesville, Saxton Forrest Haltom of Southaven, Tracy Glenn Morris of Batesville, Charles David Overton of Batesville, Richard Kenneth Patrick of Como, and Wilbourn Barrett Smith of Cordova, Tennessee. Ushers were Patrick Lake Bland of Tupelo and Robert Van Palmertree of Olive Branch.

Program and guest registry attendants were Madeline Grace Boyd of Tupelo, Megan Taylor Boyd of Tupelo, Emily Kate Patrick of Como, Mary Frances Patrick of Como, and Olivia Godfrey Webb of Tupelo.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride's mother, where guests danced to the sounds of the Connection Band of Birmingham, Alabama.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents honored the couple with a rehearsal dinner at Gentry's on Gloster.

Following a honeymoon trip to St. Lucia, the couple now resides in Tupelo.

BURNHAM-RUTLEDGE

Jennifer Diane Burnham and Kevin Clayton Rutledge were united in marriage at six o'clock in the evening on November 6, 2004, at First Baptist Church in Clinton.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Burnham of Madison. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.G. Burnham of Brandon and Mrs. JoAnn Heiden of Hattiesburg and the late Dr. Howard Heiden.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Rutledge of Clinton. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. (Jim) Reed of Raymond and Mr. Lamar C. Rutledge of Meridian and the late Mrs. Marie Rutledge.

Rev. Billy Stanford officiated at the double-ring ceremony. Nuptial music was provided by James Arrington Goff, organist, and a string quartet comprised of musicians from the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra (Nancy Bateman on cello, Tammy Mason on viola, Mary Rogers on violin, and Algis Staskevicius on violin).

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a candlelight Italian satin strapless gown featuring beading and embroidery detail on the bodice. The dropped waist fell into a full skirt with a semi-cathedral train. The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of red roses, rust mini calla, blue belladonna, yellow yarrow, and orange gerbera daises. She wore the antique pearl necklace of her late great-grandmother, Hilda Heiden.

Attending the bride as maid of honor was her cousin, Leslie Blackmon of Hattiesburg. Bridesmaids included Lindsey Williams Duncan of Brandon; McKenzie Givhan of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Courtney McReynolds Williams of Clinton. The bridesmaids wore strapless red chiffon A-line gowns with black detail bands at the front necklines, which led to cascading streamers in the back. They each carried hand-tied bouquets that were small replicas of the bride's bouquet.

The groom's father served as best man. Groomsmen were Ben Burnham of Madison, Brian Rutledge of Brandon, Will Shurtleff of Brandon, Garret Walker of Clinton, and Ray Wright of Brandon.

Ushers were Josh Farner and Eric McDonald, both of Clinton.

Program attendant was Emily Burnham of Houston, Texas. Wedding coordinator was Sharon Ward. Wendy Putt of Fresh Cut provided floral arrangements and catering.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception in the church fellowship hall with music provided by Dan Michael Colbert, pianist.

In honor of the bridesmaids, a luncheon was held at Archestratus Grill in Clinton, hosted by the bride's mother. On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents honored the couple with a rehearsal dinner in the President's Dining Room in Anderson Hall at Mississippi College.

Following a honeymoon cruise to the Caribbean, the couple resides in Brandon. The bride is employed at Southern Farm Bureau Tech in Ridgeland, and the groom is employed at Diversified Technology, Inc. in Ridgeland.

BRACCI-TATE

On a radiant night anointed for the gathering of friends and family, Linda Ann Bracci and John Hugh Tate pledged loyalty and honor to each other and to their Creator in the covenant of marriage on October 23, 2005, at First United Methodist Church of Holly Springs.

The bride is the daughter of the late Mr. Arthur Mario Bracci and Mrs. Lan Bracci of Sacramento, California. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. He Cong Nguyen of Danang, Vietnam, and Mr. and Mrs. Mario Bracci of La Habra, California.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel Hugh Tate, Jr. of New Albany. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Hill and the late Mr. Johnny Stroud of New Albany and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel Hugh Tate of Myrtle.

Reverent hymns and classical musical pieces were lovingly presented by Debra Ellis, pianist; Barbara Gilchrist, pianist; Bill Gilchrist, flutist; Keith Lindsey, trumpeter; and Ruby Tate, organist. Irene Strickland of Holly Springs directed the wedding, and the groom's mother, Diane Tate, beautifully arranged the exquisite flowers, assisted by John Hickey of New Albany.

Entering on the arm of Mr. Norman Hill, the bride wore an Italian satin gown of polished champagne overlaid with scalloped Venise lace. Nestled in the bride's hands was a winsome bouquet of Virginia and Eskimo roses, miniature calla lilies, and stephanotis, all hand-tied with double satin ribbon.

Deep blue stained glass windows and gold-braided pew markers lined the historic church as Rev. Richard Hogue and Rev. Warren Black presided. Between overflowing arrangements of calla lilies, hydrangeas, snapdragons, and sprays of roses and orchids, the bride and groom knelt to receive Holy Communion and seal their covenant. Exalting God's glorious work were three distinguished soloists: Rev. Ginny Allen with "On Holy Ground," Joshua Tate with "Amazing Grace Medley," and Jeff Crews with "The Benediction."

Serving as maid of honor was Adrienne Harrison of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bridesmaids were Kim Bracci, Maria Bracci, Nathalie Bonilla, Maribel Fontan, Katherine Krenzel, Kimberly Priest, Caroline Stroud, and Lihy Teuerstein. Anna Frances Stroud served as flower girl.

Serving as best man was Lemuel Hugh Tate, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Joshua Tate, Chad Aldridge, Justin Brasell, John Byers, Jeff Chapman, Lance Clay, Jeff Crews, Bo Harmon, Ben Kesling, David Kirk, Randall Nielson, LeRoy Paris, Hart Rogers, Joshua Smyrl, and Brian Stimson. Program attendants were Andrew George, Reece Tate, and Robert Tate. Ryan Tate served as the crucifer.

The antebellum mansion of Montrose, swathed in flickering candlelight and soft autumn tones, received guests for a sumptuous buffet dinner and reception.

Following a honeymoon in Turkey, Rev. and Mrs. John Hugh Tate are at home in Jackson.

GIBBS-SHARP

Sarah Elizabeth Gibbs and Patrick Bradley Sharp were united in marriage at two o'clock in the afternoon on October 16, 2004, at Park Place Baptist Church in Pearl. Rev. Darrin Mechling officiated at the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Michael Gibbs of Brandon. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James O. Gibbs of Hattiesburg and Mrs. Victor P. "Dude" Johnson of Corinth and the late Mr. Johnson.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Brace Sharp of Brandon. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Patrick Flanagan of Memphis and the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Irva Sharp, Jr. of Corinth.

Nuptial music was presented by Ms. Paula Herrington of Brandon, Mr. Lawton Coleman of Pearl, and a string quartet including Ryan and Mary Rogers and Fred and Leslie Wood, all of Clinton.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a designer gown of white silk and organza. Swirls of hand-sewn pearls, crystals, and platinum embroidery embellished the fitted bodice and the sheer cap sleeves. Crystal and pearl beading also encircled the waist and hem of the full, box-pleated skirt, which flowed into a chapel-length train. Her head was adorned with a crystal and pearl band, and she wore an elbow-length double-layer veil of white bridal tulle. She also wore a necklace with an antique diamond that belonged to her late grandfather. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of Black Magic and Charlotte roses, which were secured with white satin ribbon.

Serving as maid of honor was Laura Nichols of Suwanee, Georgia. Bridesmaids were Haven Hale of Potts Camp, Alyssa Nelsen Cotton of Memphis, Cathryn Vaughn of Brandon, and Kirstin Hendricks Austin of Greenville, North Carolina. The bridesmaids wore apple red two-piece dresses of silk taffeta and carried hand-tied bouquets of pink and red roses, orange calla lilies, lime green button mums, and yellow stock.

The groom's father served as best man. Groomsmen were Andrew Sharp, brother of the groom; John Thompson; Brandon Gilmore; and Justin Sutton, all of Brandon.

Flower girls were Hannah Grace Gibbs and Emma Claire Gibbs, nieces of the bride, both of Madison. They wore dresses of ivory silk taffeta with delicate seed pearl detail and wore halos of red and orange berries and flowers.

Rosie Murphey of Brandon served as wedding coordinator. Hostesses were Jennifer McDuffie of Greenville and Mandy Russell of River Ridge, Louisiana.

Following the ceremony, the parents of the bride hosted a reception in Boatner Hall. Music was provided by the string quartet.

On the eve of the wedding, the parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Fairview Inn in Jackson.

Following a honeymoon trip to Hawaii, the couple resides in Brandon.

ADEN-AINSWORTH

Sydney Anne Aden and Marty Cale Ainsworth were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. September 25, 2004, at North Greenwood Baptist Church.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Goodman Aden of Greenwood. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Aubrey Anslem Aden of Madison and the late Dr. Aubrey A. Aden and Mr. Sidney Norman Allen and the late Mrs. Allen of Moorhead.

Cale is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Remelle Ainsworth of Greenwood. He is the grandson of Mrs. Inez Emmons and the late Mr. Archie Emmons of Greenwood, Mrs. Cleo Ainsworth and the late Mr. Ainsworth of Greenwood, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Waymon Organ of Greenwood.

Rev. Hugh Smith of Madison officiated at the double-ring ceremony.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a Roxanne Couture original, which consisted of a two-piece corset gown with a unique keyhole halter neck and beaded straps. The bodice, embellished with bold crystal beading, teamed with a tailored bias-cut satin skirt. The bride's headpiece was a two-layer veil with scalloped edges and metallic embroidery.

Carrie Aden McDaniel of Oxford, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were April West Aden of Nashville, Tennessee; Angela Michele Artman of Jackson; Cynthia Diane Coleman of Greenwood; Angela Kelly Fancher of Greenwood; Brandi Carver Kelly of Greenwood; and Jennifer Neill Watkins of Lexington.

Attendants wore two-piece silk dresses consisting of leopard tops and black skirts. Each bridesmaid carried an Italian feathered cone filled with orange roses, feathers, and fall foliage.

Terry Wayne Kelly, Jr. of Jackson served as brides man.

Billy Remelle Ainsworth of Greenwood served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Aubrey Allen Aden of Nashville, Tennessee, brother of the bride; Thomas Jacob Ainsworth of Greenwood, brother of the groom; James Hamilton "Bobo" Black of Jackson; Mark Delane Boggan of Greenwood; Shannon Heath Covington of Jackson; Eric Scott Self of Southaven; and Kimble Lynn Winstead of Winona.

The ring bearers were Taylor Edward Willoughby and Graham Delane Boggan of Greenwood. Flower girls were Ansley Allen McDaniel, niece of the bride, of Oxford and Madeline Grace Kelly of Greenwood.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church fellowship hall. An Elvis impersonator entertained guests. The celebration continued with a party at the Alluvian Hotel, hosted by the bride and groom. The groom's parents hosted the rehearsal dinner at Stanhope in Carrollton. Following their honeymoon to Las Vegas, the couple resides in Greenwood, where the bride is an exercise therapist with the Wellness Center at the Greenwood Hospital and the groom owns and operates his sign company, Ainsworth Signs.

EASTERLING-YOUNGBLOOD

Glowing crystal hurricanes graced with ivy lined the walkway to the entrance of historic College Hill Presbyterian Church as Constance Diann Easterling and Timothy Wayne Youngblood were united in the covenant of marriage on November 6, 2004.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Easterling of Pontotoc. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Kathryn Easterling and the late Mr. Virgil Easterling, also of Pontotoc, and Mr. Q.T. Tutor, Sr. and the late Mrs. Addlene Tutor of Ecru.

The groom is the son of Ms. Ernestine Barber Youngblood of Sardis and Mr. Wayne Youngblood of Senatobia. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Barber of Sardis and the late Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Youngblood of Senatobia.

As the ringing of the church bell announced the four o'clock hour, the bride entered on the arm of her father. She was also escorted by her brothers, Shan Easterling and Ethan Easterling.

The bride's formal gown of peau de soie satin featured a halter neckline with hand-sewn bugle beads, crystals, and iridescents embellishing the waistline. The A-line skirt of the gown fell into a sweep train. A fingertip veil of tulle completed the ensemble. She carried a clutch bouquet of blush-colored roses along with an heirloom handkerchief that belonged to her late maternal grandmother. Cherished pieces of jewelry worn by the bride included pearl earrings, also from her maternal grandmother, and a diamond bracelet given to her by her paternal grandmother. The bride was also given a sixpence by her matron of honor.

Rev. Curt Presley officiated at the ceremony. Prenuptial music was presented by violinist Irwin Bell and pianist JoAnn Bell. Vocalist Renee Dayan was accompanied by guitarist Franck Dayan. Tasha Easterling also served as pianist.

Attending the bride as matron of honor was Kim Poole of Mountain Brook, Alabama. Kim wore a floor-length Vera Wang gown. The groomsmen were Dr. Edwin Dawkins of Oxford, Cooper Lewis of Batesville, and Stephen House of Germantown, Tennessee.

The wedding celebration continued with a reception held at the historic Oxford depot. Antique linens and heirloom silver, along with beautiful roses, graced the tables. Nieces of the bride Carys and Alden Easterling handed out birdseed to the guests.

An arrangement of photographs depicting the lives of the couple, from childhood through engagement, was created by the bride's aunt, artist and designer Regina Bailey-Rehberg. Mrs. Bailey-Rehberg also hand-created the guest registry book used on this day.

The bride and groom were blessed by many acts of kindness and generosity from family and friends throughout their engagement and wedding day.

Following a honeymoon in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, the couple resides in Oxford.

COOLEY-EVANS

Cena Elizabeth Cooley and Marcus Douglas Evans were united in marriage on November 23, 2004, at Christopher Place Resort in Newport, Tennessee. Rev. Alan Sanders officiated at the sunset ceremony, which took place on the second-story veranda overlooking the Smoky Mountains. Mr. and Mrs. Noel Rogers of Laurel, close friends of the couple, served as witnesses.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cooley of Laurel. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Janice Cook and the late Mr. W.C. Cook of Waynesboro and Mr. and Mrs. Ulysses Cooley of Laurel. The groom is the son of Ms. Sherrill Evans of Brandon and Mr. Max Evans of Meridian. He is the grandson of Mr. Robert Robinson of New Orleans, Louisiana, and Ms. Vivian Robinson of Ridgeland and the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Evans of Quitman.

The bride wore a strapless Italian satin sheath gown. The bodice was entrusted with beading and embroidery highlighted with silver. She wore a white fur stole backed with satin and a multi-strand pearl necklace with a jeweled brooch and matching earrings. Her bouquet featured red roses and greenery with candy canes tucked inside an antique silver tussy-mussy.

The parents of the bride hosted a reception for the couple on December 11, 2004, at Lauren Rogers Museum of Art's historic Rogers-Green House in Laurel. Upon entering the house, guests were greeted by Mrs. Angle Blakeney of Laurel, close friend of the bride, and signed a picture frame registry with the couple's monogram. A buffet of hors d'oeuvres, catered by the Alice Hotel in Ellisville, was set up in the formal dining room. A white hemstitched runner embroidered with the couple's initials was draped on the bride's table. The bride's cake was composed of three tiers with elegant scroll designs in the icing and topped with fresh red roses. The cake was nestled on an ornate silver cake plateau, which was surrounded by rose petals, magnolia leaves, and votive candles. The groom's cake was a two-layer strawberry cake with strawberry icing on a silver cake plateau. Mrs. Missy Warren of Waynesboro created both cakes, and Mr. Kent Miller of Ellisville designed the floral arrangements located throughout the house. Guests dined at round tables featuring centerpieces of tall candlelit hurricane vases surrounded by red roses, while Mrs. Carolyn Stagg of Waynesboro, former piano teacher of the bride, provided entertainment on the grand piano in the sitting room.

The couple resides in Laurel, where the groom is an associate attorney and sports agent with Burr & Forman LLP, and the bride is a library media specialist at Beat Four School.

GEORGE-SALVAIL

Kimberly Gayle George and Patrick Gerard Salvail, Jr. were united in marriage during a candlelight ceremony at Southwood Presbyterian Church in Huntsville, Alabama, on July 24, 2004, at six o'clock in the evening. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Revs. Don Admire and Ralph Keel.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Richard George of Huntsville, Alabama. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wallace Mason of Columbus and Mrs. Ernest Thornton George and the late Ernest Thornton George of Macon. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Gerard Salvail and the grandson of Mrs. William F. Davoren and the late William F. Davoren of Huntsville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Salvail of Washington, D.C.

Given in marriage by her parents, Kimberly wore a diamond white strapless Mikado silk gown by Pronovias. The bodice featured beaded embroidery and three bands at the top with similar treatment at the waist and covered buttons down the back. The elegant A-line skirt featured a matching detachable train. Her elbow-length veil of tiered illusion fell from a headpiece encrusted with freshwater pearls and crystals. She wore a single strand of pearls which were originally worn by her paternal grandmother in her wedding; pearl and diamond earrings, a gift from the groom; and a pearl bracelet, a gift from her parents brought back from a recent trip to China. Kimberly carried a hand-tied bouquet of Vendela and jade roses, tuberoses, calla lilies and Lily of the Valley. She carried her maternal grandmother's monogrammed heirloom handkerchief.

Maid of honor was Mary Kempton Bise of Huntsville. Bridesmaids included Claire Pitt Lindsay of Raleigh, North Carolina; Heather Owens of Orlando; Erin Rutledge, cousin of the bride, of Columbus; Nichole Salvail McElroy and Suzanne Salvail of Huntsville, sisters of the groom; Melinda Hearn of Jackson, Tennessee; Shelley Cresswell Thomas of Starkville; and Kelley Massey Zajac of Birmingham. Attendants wore platinum satin two-piece dresses with cowl necklines and V-cut crossover backs and A-line skirts with sweep trains. Honorary attendants were Kristen Boothe and Suzy Hatten. Guest book and program attendants were Sarah Salvail and Adrienne DeGeorge.

Patrick Gerard Salvail served his son as best man. Groomsmen included Joshua Adsit; Brent Daniel; Scott Eason; Jason Hall; David George, brother of the bride; Russell McElroy; and Christopher Salvail, brother of the groom; all of Huntsville. Guests were escorted into the sanctuary by ushers Timothy Evans, Rick Harris, and Matt Seikel, all of Huntsville. Acolyte and Bible bearer were Gray Boyles and Connor Boyles of Jackson, cousins of the bride.

The bride's parents hosted a reception at Hampton Cove's Clubhouse. The rehearsal dinner was at The Rustic Lodge. A bridesmaid's brunch was hosted at The Ledges Country Club by the bride's aunts: Mary Beth Allen of Columbus, Robin Boyles of Jackson, and Betsy Williams of Aberdeen; and grandmothers, Mrs. John Mason and Mrs. Ernest George.

After a honeymoon cruise to the Virgin Islands, the couple is at home in Huntsville, Alabama.

HODGES-CURTIS

Margaret Joyner Hodges and Christopher Michael Curtis were united in marriage at six o'clock in the evening on April 23, 2005, at First Presbyterian Church in Tupelo.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Francis Hodges and the granddaughter of Mrs. Ernest Love Joyner, Jr. and the late Mr. Joyner and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Franklin Hodges, all of Tupelo. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Wayne Hines of Owensboro, Kentucky, and Mr. and Mrs. Michael David Curtis of Folsom, Louisiana. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lewis Wood of Waterford, Mrs. Eloise Holcomb Arwood of Southaven, and Mr. David Harold Curtis of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Rev. Dr. Felix Harry Daniel performed the double-ring ceremony. Nuptial music was presented by Mrs. Vicki Wilson, Dr. Bruce Lesley, and Mr. Tommy Thompson, uncle of the bride, soloists; Dr. Michael Brown, trumpeter; and Dr. Ray Harris, organist.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a formal strapless fitted gown of ivory French lace over silk charmeuse featuring a dropped waist with silk ribbon woven through the bodice and hem and a sweep train. She wore her mother's fingertip mantilla bordered in re-embroidered Alengon lace overlaying a silk tulle chapel-length sweep veil and carried a bouquet of white calla lilies wrapped with ivory silk ribbon and crystal beads.

Katie Gottlieb was her cousin's matron of honor. The bridesmaids were Kim Hodges, sister-in-law of the bride; Jennifer Mathis, sister of the groom; Jessica Barnes; Sarah Barrett; Hallie Battle; Kristen McMullan; Mary Lacy Montgomery; Leah Osborne; Courtney Passarella; and Natalie Wilburn. The attendants wore formal gowns of ivory organza over silver silk, featuring spaghetti straps and dropped waists with ivory silk ribbon sashes, and carried individualized bouquets of all-white varieties of hydrangeas, peonies, calla lilies, and stock.

Honorary bridesmaids were Kate deFuniak, Claire Hust, Emily McCarty, and Lindsey Renovich.

The garland girls were Julia Waller, Jaquelyn Massey, Peta Massey, and Eliza Strickland, cousins of the bride, and Katelyn Mathis, Madeline Mathis, and Alainey Mathis, nieces of the groom.

Sidney Pipkin III was best man. The groomsmen were Britt Mathis, brother-in-law of the groom; Dr. Frank Hodges, brother of the bride; Michael Hodges and Zach Thompson, cousins of the bride; Jeff Barnes; Luke Pearson; Toby Reeves; and Rob Lesley. Will Hodges, nephew of the bride, was ring bearer.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at the Tupelo Country Club. Guests danced to the music of Figure 8.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents honored the couple with a rehearsal dinner at IV's Restaurant.

After a honeymoon trip to St. Lucia, the couple resides in Tupelo.

MULLEN-WARD

Melanie Dawn Mullen and Gayden Locke Ward were wed at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, on November 20, 2004. Guests arrived Thursday prior to the wedding and were greeted with welcome bags of beach necessities. Award-winning wedding photojournalist Julia Bailey of New Orleans, Louisiana, was flown in for the weekend. After the Friday evening rehearsal, dinner was hosted at the resort by Mr. and Mrs. Ward. The evening was themed with the love of tennis, the connection that brought the couple together. A five-course meal was served as guests were serenaded by a quartet of elderly Jamaican gentlemen. Tables were donned with orange tropical floral arrangements with tennis balls, place cards of orange and lime green with tennis appliques, and menu cards topped with orange silk gingham bows. Each dessert plate was trimmed in chocolate with the couple's name and wedding date.

On Saturday, guests were welcomed to a tulle- and floral-covered aisle as a flautist and violinist played. The altar was covered in a mix of tropical flowers. The bride, escorted by her father, wore an ivory silk crepe sheath with a bateau neckline and chapel train by Vera Wang. Her veil was cathedral length with a blusher. Her bouquet of ivory orchids was hand-tied with a satin bow and secured with a rhinestone dragonfly. The bridesmaids wore orange flowered Lily Pulitzer sundresses and held bouquets of pink roses and ivory orchids.

The reception was held on the spa terrace of the resort nestled out over the Caribbean. The couple entered dancing to Bob Marley's "Is this Love." A cocktail buffet was served, and the guests and couple danced the night away.

The guests departed Sunday, and the couple remained at the resort for the following week.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Russell Mullen, Jr. of Hattiesburg and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Russell Mullen, Sr. of Greenville and the late Mattie Findley Cooper and Claude Worthington Cooper of Cleveland. Locke is the son of Albert Gayden Ward, Jr. and Susan Ellen Schultz-Ward and the grandson of the late Dr. and Mrs. Albert Gayden Ward, Sr. and the late Mr. & Mrs. Jack Locke Schultz, all of Jackson.

Maid of honor was the bride's sister, Susan Amanda Mullen of Hattiesburg. Bridesmaids were Leigh Barnett Butler and Emily Hodges Decker of Jackson, Meta Swain Copeland of Ridgeland, and Susan Ellen Ward, sister of the groom, from New Orleans.

Mr. Ward served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Dustin Heath Baker of Birmingham, Alabama; Spencer Pyles Copeland, Christopher Anthony Mathison, Leigh Davis Vernon, and Ralph Avery Yelverton, cousin of the groom, all of Ridgeland; and Thomas Trull Hudson of Madison. The bride's nephew, Bailey Mullen Weathers of Hattiesburg, was a junior groomsman. Marlana Dyan Melton of Madison was the bride's proxy and reader.

The couple is at home in Jackson.

MOSAL-COCKE

Summer Taylor Mosal and James William Cocke IV were united in marriage on the evening of July, 24, 2004, at Christ United Methodist Church. The service was officiated by Rev. David Cox of Meadville.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. David Alexander Mosal and the late Barbara Pyatt Mosal of Jackson. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Marie Antonitte Mosal and the late John Mosal, Sr. of Jackson and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Pyatt of Clinton, Tennessee.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James William Cocke III of Madison. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. James William Cocke, Jr. of Jackson and the late Mrs. Mary Keene of Union and Mr. H.C. Keene of Meridian.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of silk satin by Anne Barge featuring a sculptured strapless bodice of silk embroidered with a floral and vine motif touched with silver threads and beaded with white sequins, seed pearls, and crystals. Rows of silver and crystal beads encircled the waistline from which fell the A-line skirt sweeping into a cathedral train. Her veil of tiers of illusion dotted with tiny rhinestones fell from a Lumina crown of mirror-back Swarovski crystal and freshwater pearls. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of white rose and calla lilies and her mother's childhood Bible.

Attending the bride as maid of honor was Lauren Brooks. The bridesmaids included Laurin Revere, Allison Lester, Elizabeth Noone, Erin Forrest, Ashley Cordua, Courtney Klingler, Elisa Perry, Lawren Sample, Tina Ignozzitto, and Elizabeth Beck Noble.

Honorary bridesmaids were Lauren Snyder, Kristen Fryery, and Leslie Thrash. The flower girls were Anna Scott McKinion, Haley Anderson, and Mollie Turner. The ring bearer was Cameron Spanier.

The groom's father served as best man. The groomsmen included Chris Cocke, brother of the groom; Dave and Seth Mosal, brothers of the bride; Clay Grubbs; Matt Callum; Lee Martin; Tom Pittman; Damon Saik; Jason Roberts; Chris Clark; and Cooper Veazey.

Nuptial music was provided by James Arrington Goff, organist, and Laurin Revere and Lewis Cocke, vocalists. Mrs. Judith Mosal Crotty read Scripture during the ceremony.

Following the ceremony, the bride's father honored the couple with a reception at the Country Club of Jackson with music by 24/7.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Roberts of Madison.

After a honeymoon trip to Cancun, Mexico, the couple now resides in Jackson.

FOUCHE-MEEK

Lauren Elizabeth Fouche and Arthur Emmette Meek were united in marriage on July 24, 2004, at four o'clock in the afternoon at First United Methodist Church in Eupora.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Grayson Fouche of Eupora. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Jean Woods DeLoach of Carrollton and the late Barney Dean DeLoach and Mrs. Sue Grayson Fouche of Benton and the late Phillip Jerome Fouche.

The groom is the son of Mr. Walter Buchanan Meek, Jr. of Eupora and Mrs. Janice Shaw Meek of Bellefontaine. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Buchanan Meek, Sr. of Eupora and Mrs. Bonnie Andrews Shaw and the late Mr. A.D. Shaw and Mrs. Norma Hitt Shaw of Bellefontaine.

Rev. Larry Creel officiated at the double-ring ceremony. Presenting the nuptial music were vocalists Alisha Boutwell, Morgan Brown, and Cherrie Winter, pianist Jacqueline Smith, and organist Carol Pittman.

Escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, the bride entered the sanctuary wearing a white gown with an encrusted Swarovski crystal bodice by Maggie Sottero. The strapless A-line gown featured an organza skirt with an asymmetrical cascading ombre layered sash, and a sweeping train embellished with crystals. Her two-tiered elbow-length veil was also lined with crystals. The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of white roses.

Attending the bride as matron of honor was Shann Meek McClellan, sister of the groom. Bridesmaids were Arey Meek Herard and Emily Meek Conrad, both sisters of the groom. The attendants wore blush tea-length dresses, each with an ivory lace overlay and satin sash. The flower girl was Marian Diane McClellan.

The groom's father, Walter Buchanan Meek, Jr. served as best man. Groomsmen were Walter Buchanan Meek III, brother of the groom, and Bradford Grayson Fouche II and Daniel DeLoach Fouche, both brothers of the bride. The ring bearer was Edwin Buchanan Herard.

Marlee Jean Mood served as the guest book attendant. Walter Buchanan Meek IV and Claude Forrest Herard, Jr. were program attendants. Basket attendants were Catherine Elaine McClellan, Madeline Elizabeth Meek, and Sara Christine Meek.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents honored the couple with a reception at Eupora Country Club.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's family hosted a rehearsal dinner at the House of Memories. A luncheon honoring the bride and her attendants was given by Bonnie DeLoach, Melanie DeLoach Wilson, and Carla DeLoach Johnson, family of the bride, on the day before the wedding.

Following their honeymoon to Paradise Island, Bahamas, the couple resides in Oxford.

DANIEL-WELCH

First Baptist Church of Florence was the setting for the celebration of marriage between Martha Ann Daniel and James Casey Welch on Saturday, March 5, 2005. Martha Ann is the daughter of Tricia and Bill Daniel. Casey is the son of Teresa and Pat Purvis and Patty and Douglas Welch.

Friends Sidney Covington, Bobbie Butler, and Kenneth Walker filled the air with music on the piano and organ. Cindy Coon and the father of the bride sang the love song "All I Ask of You" from "The Phantom of the Opera." The bridal party entered the sanctuary while Mrs. Coon sang "Shine On Us." All present stood at the beginning of the last verse of the song and remained standing as the bride, escorted by her father, made her way down the aisle.

The nuptials were performed by Dr. Dwight Smith, the couple's pastor. The emphasis throughout the ceremony was the uniting of Martha Ann and Casey in the eyes of God and before family and friends. After exchanging wedding rings and vows, they lit a unity candle while Cindy Coon sang "Find Us Faithful."

Those attending the bride and groom were maid of honor Sarah Reynolds and best man Derek Jacobs. Others in the bridal party were India Byrd, Jessica Byrd, Karla Gann, Jennifer Koegel, Lee Ellen Nelson, Cindy Nguyen, Marie Singleton, Candise Taylor, James Byrd, Kevin Byrd, Lee Daniel, Sean Gerald, Justin Purvis, Justin Roberts, Brad Welch, and Scott Zingery.

The bride wore a silk white satin gown. Strapless, with crystals and pearls adorning the bodice, the dress had a dropped waist that flowed into a chapel-length train. Lace edging sprinkled with crystals and pearls encompassed the hem of the dress. The fingertip veil was attached to a crystal and pearl tiara specially designed for the bride by her aunt Kay Pellegrin. Carrying a bouquet of white roses and a handkerchief that had belonged to her maternal grandmother, she was the epitome of joy and beauty.

The bridesmaids wore flowing lilac chiffon strapless gowns. Bright spring flowers with tiny bright pink roses tied into lilac streamers accentuated the dresses. Groomsmen were attired in black tuxedos.

Hosts for the wedding were Larry and Susan Reynolds. Handing out wedding programs were Brooke Duke, April Sims, and Lauren Spencer.

Family and friends joined the couple for a time of celebration in the church fellowship hall. The guests enjoyed a variety of food and beverages while a string quartet played classical selections. The groom was given a special treat when the violinist played the Mississippi State Fight Song to honor Casey's football days at MSU.

The couple enjoyed a ski trip to Park City, Utah, before settling in Starkville.

BARNES-STEELE

Elisabeth Synar Barnes and Claude Gibson Steele IV were united in marriage on the evening of February 5, 2005, at First Baptist Church of Canton. Rev. Ronnie Falvey officiated at the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Ralph Barnes and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwards Clements Henry and the late Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Barnes, all of Canton. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Gibson Steele III of Longwood and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William Everett Avis of Avon and the late Mr. and Mrs. Claude Gibson Steele, Jr. of Greenville.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride's strapless gown by Eve of Milady was of antique ivory silk satin appliqued with embroidered flowers encrusted with rhinestones and crystals on the bodice, full skirt, and the cathedral-length train. She carried a bouquet of creamy white French tulips. Attached to the bouquet was a cross made for the bride by the groom's aunt.

The bride and groom exchanged rings belonging to her late grandmother and his late grandfather during the ceremony.

Megan Barnes attended her sister as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Nicole Dennery, Patricia Bailey Fioranelli, Lauren Fitzgerald, Julia Frederick, Mary Gattas, Emily Griffin, Alexander Baird James, Davin Morris, Kathryn Thomas, and Rita Whittington. Mary Grace Nelson and Evelyn Elizabeth Wells served their cousin as flower girls. The maids carried mixed bouquets of leonitis roses, yellow calla lilies, green button mums, alstroemeria, Oriental lilies, and statice.

Gib Steele served as best man for his son. Groomsmen were the bride's brother, Bradley Barnes, and her cousin, Kyle Henry. Other groomsmen were Paul Dees, John Divine, J.D. Dulaney, Carter Murrell, Fitz O'Donnell, Jason Perry, Doug Simmons III, and Ronnie Stutzman. Benjamin Ferrell Nelson IV, cousin of the bride, served as ring bearer.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents honored the couple with a reception at the Canton Country Club. As a special gift to her grandson and new granddaughter, Mrs. William Avis baked and decorated the groom's cake. Guests danced to the music of the Krackerjacks under chandeliers of mixed tropical flowers, gerbers, green fuji mums, alstroemeria, and bells of Ireland.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner for the wedding party, family, and friends. After dinner, guests were entertained with music by Will Pleasants.

Following a honeymoon trip to St. Lucia, the couple is at home in Longwood.

CORK-KELLY

Rhoshunda Georgette Cork and Michael Jonathan Kelly were united in marriage at two o'clock in the afternoon on May 21, 2005, at the Chapel of Memories on the campus of Mississippi State University. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Rev. Danny Rice.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Floyd Cork of Ackerman. She is the granddaughter of Ruby Cork and the late Floyd Cork, Jr. of Ackerman and Mr. Lee Alford Greenlee and the late Georgia Mae Massey of Eupora.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vincent Kelly, Jr. of Jackson, Michigan. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Leedom Taylor of Havertown, Pennsylvania, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vincent Kelly, Sr. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Nuptial music was provided by Dr. Rossangela Sebba, organist/pianist, and Sheff Falcone, saxophonist.

Escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, the bride was lovely in a white strapless gown of Mikado satin, featuring a dropped waistline. The fitted bodice was complemented by bugle beads, rhinestones, and seed pearls. The A-line skirt extended into a cathedral train enhanced by covered buttons and rhinestone flowers. A veil of two-tiered elbow-length illusion adorned with scattered rhinestones fell from a tiara of rhinestones. The bride carried a mass of hand-tied Charlotte roses.

Attending the bride as matrons of honor were her sisters, Chephrn Spruill and Serina Bowlin. Doncelli Cork, also sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Chivonda Clinton and Tasha Kelly. Akeena Edwards served as junior bridesmaid. Attendants wore gowns of iridescent taffeta in ginger and carried hand-tied bouquets of Acapulco lilies, Miracle roses, Attache roses, and Ambiance roses accented with wisps of white baeckea. Dallas and Mackenzie Bowlin were flower girls and carried baskets of sherbet, rich pink, and yellow roses.

Anthony Hendges served as best man. Groomsmen included Robert Kelly III, Christopher Kelly, John Salisbury, Brian Burris, Michael Anderson, and Kenny Janous. Maleke Bell served as ring bearer, and Jordyn Cork assisted as town crier. Patrick Kelly served as usher. Alisia Cork was the guest registry attendant.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Hunter Henry Alumni Center on campus. Musical entertainment was provided by Excelsior Entertainment of Tupelo.

A luncheon was provided the day before the wedding for the bridal party and out-of-town guests at the Cotton District Grill. On the eve of the wedding, the parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at Harvey's Restaurant.

Guests were presented with rose petals to shower the newlyweds as they departed the reception. After honeymooning in St. Lucia, West Indies, the couple is at home in Starkville.

NOBLITT-GOODMAN

Tatum Ann Noblitt and Oscar Gray Goodman III were married on May 21, 2005, at Northminster Baptist Church. The ceremony was officiated by Dr. Charles E. Poole. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Noblitt. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Herrin, Mr. and Mrs. John Allen, and the late Mr. Don Noblitt, Sr., | all of Jackson. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Guthrie of Ridgeland and Mr. and Mrs. Gray Goodman, Jr. of Yazoo City. He is the grandson of Mrs. Bill Moore of Jackson, Mr. James Magee of Gulfport, and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Goodman, Sr. of Bentonia.

Nuptial music was provided by Mr. Billy Trotter, organist; members of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra; and Katy Apostle, soloist.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a designer gown of silk duchess satin. The strapless bodice was embellished with a dropped waistband of delicate beading and embroidery that flowed into an A-line skirt with a cathedral-length train. The bride continued tradition by carrying her great-great-grandmother's blue handkerchief. She also wore a pin of the groom's great-great-great-grandmother's. The bridal bouquet was white roses tied with French satin ribbon monogrammed with her initials.

Scott Noblitt, brother of the bride, served as man of honor. Bridesmaids were Katy Apostle, Jenny Berryhill, Morgan Card, Morgan Davis, Emily Decker, Breanna Goodman, Susannah Johnson, Jessie Jones, Kelly Lampton, Laura McMaster, Kate Mauldin, Leigh Newton, Anna Smith, and Elizabeth Williams, sister of the groom. Junior bridesmaids were Jordan Goodman, sister of the groom; and Carly Herrin, cousin of the bride. They wore two-piece strapless gowns of lavender faille. Attending as flower girls were Sarah Selby Goodman, sister of the groom, and Katelan King, niece of the groom.

The groom's father served as best man. Groomsmen were Fenton Anderson, Carl Banchetti, Mike Greene, Seth Hedglin, Will Hood, Hank Hutto, Matt King, Bret Kirk, T.J. MaWhinney, John Porter, Derek Shive, and Joe Ed Woodard. Ushers were Cooper Allen and David Cade.

Program attendants were Nealie Clement, Laura Him, Katie Quaka, and Hillary James. The scripture reader was Leighton Batte.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at the Country Club of Jackson with music by Compozitionz.

The day before the wedding, the bride was honored with a bridesmaids' luncheon at the home of Mrs. Leslie Lampton III, and the groom with a golf outing at Annandale Golf Club. On the eve of the wedding, the couple was honored with a rehearsal dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Guthrie. Friends of the bride hosted a wedding-day brunch at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Calhoon.

After honeymooning in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, the couple resides in Meridian.

GONZALEZ-KAMMERMAN

The marriage of Amy Elizabeth Gonzalez and Martin Alan Kammerman was celebrated on October 10, 2004, in Pensacola, Florida. The bride is the daughter of Martin and Gloria Gonzalez, Pensacola, Florida, formerly of Columbus. Amy is the granddaughter of Mrs. Ann Fuqua and the late Henry M. Fuqua, Pontotoc, and the late L.A. and Katie Sullivan, Grenada. The groom is the son of Harry and Janice Kammerman, Staten Island, New York, and Port St. Lucie, Florida. He is the grandson of Mr. Hyman Bernstein and the late May Bernstein and the late Mr. and Mrs. Philip Kammerman, all of New York City.

The ceremony, officiated by Rabbi David Ostrich, was held at Skopelos by the Bay Restaurant, with music provided by Tim Jackson and Mister Big Band.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore an empire-waist silk gown covered in Venetian lace, which fell in a sweep train. The gown was designed and made by her grandmother. Her veil fell from a headpiece of locally collected seashells. The bride's bouquet was cymbidium white and green orchids, hydrangeas, sweet peas, white roses, and ferns. She wore jewelry of coral and turquoise by Israeli designer Michal Negrin.

Guests traveled from all over the United States as well as Great Britain and Sweden to celebrate with the couple. Marshall and Mark McNeese of Pontotoc, cousins of the bride, invited guests to the celebration.

Barbara Shapiro, sister of the groom, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, served as the bride's honor attendant. Bridesmaids were Gloria Flamenco of Pontotoc and Katy Fuqua of Chicago, Illinois, cousins of the bride. The attendants wore teal blue dresses designed by the bride and her grandmother.

Jason Simon, Houston, Texas, was the groom's best man. Groomsmen were Greg Nacarrato of Houston, Texas, and Gavin Darraugh of Staten Island, New York, friends of the groom.

Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed dinner prepared by Chef Gus Silvos, dancing, and entertainment. Decorations for the event included 1,001 origami cranes, family wedding photographs from four generations, floral arrangements of orchids, hydrangeas, roses, and ferns, and thousands of white lights. The Italian cream wedding cake, decorated with orchids, was topped with the miniature bride and groom from the bride's parents' 1968 wedding cake.

After a honeymoon in Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan, the couple resides in Chicago, Illinois. The wedding, occurring three weeks after Hurricane Ivan devastated Pensacola, could not have happened if friends of the couple had not provided rooms and support for guests. The kindness and consideration of those who made the wedding possible will always be remembered with love and gratitude.

Floral arrangements and bouquets were designed by DUH Garden and Home Designs of Pensacola. Photography was done by Patsy Brown of Worth A Thousand Words Photography, Pensacola.

DAVIS-KIRKPATRICK

Kelly Michelle Davis and John Warren Kirkpatrick were united in marriage at two o'clock on May 28, 2005, at Temple Baptist Church Chapel in Hattiesburg.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Davis of Hattiesburg. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Davis of Hattiesburg and the late Mr. and Mrs. Earvin Hollomon of Ellisville.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Kirkpatrick of Cordova, Alabama. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. James Kirkpatrick of Cordova, Alabama, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Grady Jackson of Crane Hill, Alabama.

Rev. Jason Green and Rev. Jimmy Stewart officiated. Music was performed by pianist Leshia Taylor, violinist Gail Gwozdz, and vocalists Lesia Lowery and Gary Nelson.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a formal white satin gown designed with an off-the-shoulder fitted bodice embellished with crystals, pearls, and rhinestones, featuring a princess waistline that flowed into an A-line skirt down to a chapel train. The bride wore a two-tier cathedral-length veil accented with crystals, pearls, and rhinestones. She carried a bouquet of white mini calla lilies wrapped in pink ribbon.

Katy Davis, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Krista Kirkpatrick, Katy Bullock, Ivy Davis, and Tate Davis. Wearing strapless, tea-length pink satin gowns, the bridesmaids carried bouquets of hot pink, light pink, and yellow Gerber daisies. Flower girl was Elizabeth McCreary. Guest book attendant was Julie Hollomon.

Longtime friend Jamie Jean served as best man. Groomsmen were Adam Hall, Daniel Smith, Matthew Warren, and Wes Wilkes. Ring bearer was Kirk Sparks. Ushers were Christopher Hollomon and Jonathon Hollomon.

Following the ceremony, a reception, hosted by the bride's parents, featured a starry night theme. Guests dined under a covering of intertwined layers of lace and white lights while being entertained by pianist Leshia Taylor. A three-tiered confection accented with pink ribbon and topped with a bouquet of Gerber daisies served as the bride's cake. Along with MSU cookies and candies, a chocolate cake decorated with MSU completed the groom's table. The couple departed in the rumble seat of a 1930 Model A Ford to the ringing of miniature MSU cowbells, prepared by the bride's father.

The day before the wedding, a bridesmaids' luncheon was given by the bride's cousins, aunt, and family friend. On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents honored the couple with a barbecue-themed rehearsal dinner in the church fellowship hall.

After returning home from a wedding trip to the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania and New York City, the couple now resides in Tupelo, where Kelly is employed by BancorpSouth, and John is completing a master's degree in Forest Products at MSU.

BYRD-HARRISON

Breane M. Byrd and Jacob L. Harrison were united in marriage on February 12, 2005, at six o'clock in the evening at First Baptist Church in Columbia.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Byrd of Columbia. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Haddox and Mr. and Mrs. George D. Byrd, all of Columbia.

The groom is the son of Mr. Gary T. Harrison and Mrs. Belinda S. Hopkins, both of Laurel. He is the grandson of Mr. John T. Harrison of Laurel, the late Mrs. Edna Harrison, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Milton A. Smith.

Dr. J. Roy McComb officiated at the double-ring ceremony. Nuptial music was provided by John DeLaFuente, vocalist and violinist; Leah DeLaFuente, vocalist; Carolyn Young, pianist; and Ellen Hawkins, organist. Mary Katherine Byrd served as wedding director.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a breathtaking gown of organza and tiara satin. The strapless gown featured a fitted bodice with elegant scrolled embroidery accented by scattered rhinestones and clusters of bugle beads. The back of the gown featured a modern corset closure. The drop-waist bodice flowed into a full organza skirt with embroidery and embellishments to mirror the bodice. The skirt featured a semi-cathedral train with an intricately beaded scalloped edge. The bride carried a cluster of light and dark pink roses. The bouquet was banded with satin ribbon and studded with pearls.

Attending the bride as matron of honor was her sister, Andrea Thompson. Bridesmaids were Christy Cole, Holly Hancock, Kelly Lindley, Leigh Loftin, and Brett McDaniel. The bridesmaids wore cotton-candy-colored dresses by Dessy Collection. The tea-length gowns featured spaghetti straps and empire waists accented by petite bows. The flower girl was Ashton Harrison, daughter of groom. Program and registry attendants were Paige Dyess and Shelley Hopkins. Amber Owens served as bride's proxy.

Josh Harrison, brother of groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Jason Harrison, Justin Hicks, Stephen Hicks, Justin Jensen, and Joey Whittet. Charlie Thompson, nephew of bride, served as ring bearer. Ushers were Andy Fornea, Jason Godwin, Brett Haddox, Drew Haddox, Garrett Haddox, and Jeremy Powell.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at the Columbia Country Club, where guests enjoyed a dinner buffet and an evening of dancing. On the eve of the wedding, the parents of the groom honored the couple with a rehearsal dinner at the Round Table.

After a seven-day Caribbean cruise, the couple resides in Columbia.

DOGGETT-POLLAN

Ashley Elizabeth Doggett and William Nicholas Pollan were united in the sacrament of Holy Matrimony on February 5, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale. Rev. Alfred Camp officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Campbell Doggett, Sr. of Clarksdale. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Anthony Doggett, Sr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Whitman Allen Bell, Sr., all of Clarksdale. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Ricky Pollan of Batesville. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Pollan of Lula and the late Mr. and Mrs. Luther McLain of Clarksdale.

Organist Reine Overton presented nuptial music. Vocalists were Van Fowler and Elizabeth Smith. Readers were Sarah Graham and Edward Peacock. Sue Bell, aunt of the bride, directed the wedding.

Presented in marriage by her father, the bride wore a formal sheath-style gown of ivory silk embellished with lace and delicate beading that flowed into a sweep train. Her elbow-length veil was edged with silk organza ribbon. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of ivory Virginia roses accented with white French ribbon. Tucked inside her bouquet was a lace handkerchief that belonged to her paternal great-grandmother.

Attending the bride as her maid of honor was Lauranne Tomaszewski. Bridesmaids were Maribeth Crews; Noelle Glorioso, cousin of the bride; Anna Maynard; Tanya Odom; Haley Pullen; and April Williams. They wore dogwood-colored, floor-length, strapless, ruffled gowns with ribbon accents. The maid of honor and bridesmaids carried presentation-style blush calla lilies. The flower girls were Elizabeth Grace Fyfe and Sophie Fuqua.

Wendy Almon, Madelyn Ayers, D.D. Barksdale, and Bramlett Young served as the program attendants.

Mr. William Ricky Pollan served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Kurt Pollan, brother of the groom; Heath Ashmore; Dallas Gore; Dustin Green; Justin Green; Craig Hawkins; and Coleman Middleton. Ushers were Edward Chittom and Lee Harris.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents honored the couple with a reception at the Clarksdale Train Depot. Assisting at the reception were Lauren Fyfe, Tori Fyfe, Harris Fyfe, Morgan Fyfe, all cousins of the bride; Elizabeth Jennings; and Julie Vincent.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner for the wedding party and friends at the Dutch Oven in Clarksdale. Earlier that day, the bridesmaids' luncheon was given by Judy Exum, Maria Fyfe, and Sheila Fyfe, aunt of the bride, who hosted the event at the Clarksdale Country Club.

The couple resides in Hernando, where the bride is a fourth-grade elementary teacher for the DeSoto County School District, and the groom is a territory sales manager for Greenville Turf, Inc.

JAMES-FOSTER

Jilliah Rose James of Moss Point and James Douglas Foster of Oxford were married at 3 p.m. on October 23, 2004, at First Baptist Church, Moss Point.

The bride's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Danny James of Moss Point. Her grandmother is Mrs. Lyle James of Hattiesburg.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Foster of Oxford and the grandson of Mrs. Mae Foster and the late Mr. Autry Foster and Harold Taylor and Mrs. Lois Taylor, also of Oxford.

The string quartet and trumpeter set a celebratory mood as a brilliant explosion of fall colors back-dropped the late autumn afternoon. Vocalists were Robby Sutton and Charla Milligan. Rev. Michael Perry officiated.

The bride's A-line, ivory velour satin gown featured a beaded figure-eight embroidered design at the dress top, an elegant pearl halter neckline, and covered buttons on the chapel-length train. Ivory satin elbow gloves provided a simple, elegant look. She wore the groom's late grandmother's earrings, continuing a Foster family tradition.

The bridesmaids wore chartreuse dupioni silk gowns and carried white calla lily and clustered fall berry bouquets. The bride's sister, Brooke James, was the maid of honor, and the matron of honor was Krista Chance of Elkmont, Alabama. Bridesmaids were Lindsay Foster, the groom's sister, of Oxford; Mollie Cannon of Memphis, Tennessee; Suzanne Rice of Florence; and Stacye Sims of Memphis, Tennessee. Honorary bridesmaids were Hailey Barton of Vancleave; Jennifer Cougie of Birmingham, Alabama; Nancy Erwin of Mobile, Alabama; Sherri Germann of Warrensburg, Missouri; and Terri Irons of Hattiesburg.

The groom's best man was his father, Tommy Foster of Oxford. Jeff Campbell of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Eddie Faust of Hartwell, Georgia; Brian Foster, the groom's brother, of Oxford; Matt Lott of Nashville, Tennessee; and Jeff Taylor, cousin of the groom, of Oxford, served as groomsmen. Ushers were Will Faust, cousin of the groom, of Florence, Alabama; Chris Mayfield of Mobile, Alabama; Charles Moutoux of Memphis, Tennessee; and Darrell Solomon of Oxford.

Caroline Ray, the groom's cousin, carried a berry-adorned wreath and served as flower girl. Hayden Ray, the groom's cousin, and Conner Settle, the bride's cousin, served as Bible bearers from which the couple read their personal vows.

Lavished with fall shades, the Longfellow House reception site provided for the guests' enjoyment. The bride's ivory fondant icing cake reflected the beading detail of her dress. The groom's chocolate coffee cake was decorated with fall berries. The couple escaped through a shower of hometown moss.

The groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Moss Point's Pelican Landing. The couple honeymooned in Belize. The bride is a pharmacist at North Mississippi Medical Center, and the groom practices law in Tupelo.

COPE-RICH

Elizabeth Ann Cope and Mark Ellis Rich were united in marriage at six o'clock in tile evening on September 25, 2004, at First Baptist Church in Jackson.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Livy Lee Cope of Clinton. She is the granddaughter of Mr. Charles Lofton Curry of Memphis and the late Mrs. Billie Gee Curry and Rev. and Mrs. Livy Lee Cope of Germantown, Tennessee.

The groom is the son of Mrs. Vann Ellis Williams of Greenville and Mr. Gregory Allan Rich of Decatur, Alabama. He is the grandson of Mr. Jack Thomas Ellis and the late Mrs. Sarah Berry Ellis and Mrs. Margaret Newsome Rich of Decatur and the late Mr. Mahlon Dudley Rich.

The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Dr. Ron Mumbower. Nuptial music was presented by pianist Eva Hart, organist Andy Swanner, harpist Claire Stubblefield, flutist Allison Talley, and guitarist Harry Barrett. Vocalists were Darren Dale, Hugh Kirby, and Josh Kirby. Jenny Reeves delivered a reading from Philippians 2:9-11.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory Kisaki satin gown featuring a strapless bodice with pearls, crystals, and embroidery. The fluted skirt was accented with the embroidery and beading on tire hemline, flowing into a tiffany-length train. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of white roses.

Carrie Cope and Susan Cope Fortenberry, sisters of the bride, served as maid and matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Blair Barnes, Ellie Crigler, Brooks Donald, Robbie Fiser, Mary Shelton Jones, Amanda Hurt Lollar, Kathryn McCaskill, Shannon Rich Polles, Laurie Powell, Brooke Ballard Preus, and Marie Thomas. Serving as flower girl was Chelsea Lucas, cousin of the bride. The bridesmaids wore strapless gowns of sable brown European satin and carried a mix of vibrant fall-hued flowers.

Greg Rich served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Jean Cheveallier, Caleb Cope, Craig Curtis, Kirk Eddleman, Brian Fortenberry, Jonathan Ishee, Lee James, Justin Massey, Jim Polles, Patrick Sullivan, and Rodger Williams.

Program attendants were Victoria and Emily Holmes and Mary Marie and Andrew Pearson. Serving as registry attendants were Lauren Glass, Kristi White Stuckey, Jeannie Waller, and Abby Williams. Rachel Groom was the bride's proxy.

The reception, held in Fellowship Hall East, was festively decorated with brilliantly colored flowers and fruit. On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents honored the couple with a rehearsal dinner at tile Capital Club. The wedding day festivities included a bridesmaids' morning tea given at the home of Justice and Mrs. Bill Waller, Jr. and a brunch for out-of-town guests hosted at tile home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Shapley.

After a honeymoon trill, the couple resides in Jackson. The bride is a physical therapist at Methodist Rehabilitation Center, and the groom is employed by JBHM Architects.

GREEN-RIVES

The wedding of Cristie Lee Green and Justin Michael Rives Was celebrated at two o'clock in the afternoon on June 19, 2004, at First Baptist Church in Meridian.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Willard Green of Meridian. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Douglas Neal, the late Mr. and Mrs. William Miller Deweese, and the late Mr. Willard Brown Green, all of Philadelphia. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Herrington Rives of Madison and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rayford Wilbanks of Corinth and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Edward Rives of Madison.

The double-ring ceremony was performed by Rev. David Bishop. Nuptial music was provided by Barry Germany, pianist, and Miriam Chesney, organist.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride entered in a formal gown of diamond white duchess silk satin featuring a beaded bodice and seed pearls with covered buttons down the back, which flowed into a chapel-length train. She wore an ivory fingertip veil with a rolled edge, which was held by a tiara made of Swarovski crystals and pearls. She carried a bouquet of white and peach roses, calla lilies, anemone blossoms, stephanotis blossoms, and stalks of pink sweet pea.

Attending as maid of honor was Nina Simmons. Bridesmaids were Augusta Holloway, Jenny Dixon Goss, Candace Killens, Stacey Norwood, Holly McLaurin, and Cara Sheeler Wright. Abigail Wilbanks, cousin of the groom, served as the flower girl.

Jay Rives, father of the groom, served as the best man. Groomsmen were Adam Frazier, Darin Jones, Marshall Polson, Jonathan Sims, Wilson Wise, and Alan Wright. Jed Green, brother of the bride, served as the ring bearer.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents honored the couple with a reception in the church's fellowship hall, where the groom and his groomsmen serenaded the bride with the song "How Sweet It Is."

On the eve of the wedding, the parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner party at MidTown Grille in Meridian. The bridesmaids' luncheon was hosted at the home of Dr. and Mrs. David Gilmore.

Following their honeymoon in St. Croix, the newlyweds are at home in Jackson, where the groom is a teacher for Ridgeland High School, and the bride attends the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry, where she will receive her doctorate in dentistry in May of 2007.

COLE-CLARK

Jennifer Anne Cole and Brax Kody Clark were united in marriage in a private beachside ceremony on Poolenalena Beach in Makena, Hawaii, on the island of Maul. The romantic service took place at five o'clock in the afternoon just before sunset on November 5, 2004.

The bride is the daughter of Ms. Carleen Cole of Ocean Springs and Mr. Ron Cole of Charleston, South Carolina. Grandparents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hadaway of Forest and Mrs. Henry Cole and the late Mr. Henry Cole of Charleston, South Carolina.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Clark of Gulfport. Grandparents of the groom are Mrs. Basil Galiano and the late Mr. Basil Galiano of Gulfport and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Clark of Smithdale.

Rev. Ron Winckler officiated at tire ceremony. The service blended Christian vows with Hawaiian customs, including the exchanging of leis and a Hawaiian blessing. A rainbow formed just as the couple exchanged vows.

The bride wore a designer bias-cut white mousseline silk chiffon gown with a hand-shirred bodice. The midriff had a criss-cross back and streamers which flowed in the warn] Hawaiian breeze. Her pearl and diamond earrings were a gift from the groom's parents. She carried a loosely tied arrangement of white roses and dendrobium orchids.

Following the ceremony, the couple had an extended honeymoon stay at the Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, where they enjoyed the picturesque scenery and sights.

Upon returning from the honeymoon in Maul, the newlyweds were honored at a celebratory reception at Gulf Hills Resort in Ocean Springs given by the bride's parents. The Hawaiian theme was continued with arrangements of tropical flowers cascading from crystal vases and table arrangements with island plants and candles. Pictures of the wedding ceremony were displayed for guests to view and enjoy. The focal point of the ballroom was the five-tiered wedding cake adorned with orchids and white chocolate sea shells. The event was catered by Naomi's of Gulfport. The band, Compozition, of Jackson, provided live music as the guests enjoyed spirits and dancing.

The couple is at home in Gulfport, where the groom is vice-president of Rocking C Truck Lines, and the bride is employed with the Gulfport School District.

BISE-MOORE

Mary Kempton Bise and Paul Harold Moore III were wed in an evening ceremony on the second of April at Southwood Presbyterian Church in Huntsville, Alabama. Rev. Dr. Michael Honeycutt and Rev. Dr. John Coker officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Reuben Bise IV of Huntsville, and the groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Harold Moore, Jr. of Pascagoula. The bride's grandparents are Martha O'Ferrall Renegar and the late Dr. John Reuben Bise III and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Moore Bowen of Greenwood. The groom's grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Paul Harold Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Edward Reimer, and the late Thelma Jackson Reimer of Mobile.

Church windows were filled with branches of cherry blossoms. In the chancel hung a wedding banner of white damask, silk, and bridal satin. The twelve-foot hanging is patterned after one at Covenant Presbyterian Church, where the bride's family worshipped in Jackson.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a formal gown of ivory matte satin. The strapless gown featured a band of hand-sewn pearls, bugle beads, and Austrian crystals at the natural waistline. The full ballgown skirt had box pleats and an attached semi-cathedral-length train. The veil was of ivory illusion with pencil edge.

She carried a hand-tied bouquet of ivory roses, garden callas, French tulips, and hydrangeas. Stephanotis encircled an antique handkerchief belonging to the bride's great-grandmother.

Attending the bride as maid of honor was Elizabeth Hart Bise, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Kimberly Salvail of Huntsville; Jennifer Blackledge of Columbia, South Carolina; Katherine Person Bronson of Dallas; April McCoy of Southaven; and Rachel Dodson, Allison McCammon, Barbara McNiell, and Trisha Tatum, all of Birmingham.

Best man was the groom's father, Paul Harold Moore, Jr. Groomsmen were Michael Riley Moore, brother of the groom; William Campbell of Vicksburg; Brian Ladner of Gulfport; Brad Love of Madison; Ryan McRee and Judson Penton of Pascagoula; Matthew Perkins of Moss Point; Joe Pressler of McComb; Matthew Shirley and Scott Trammell of Memphis; Jeremy Smith of Baltimore; and Benjamin Wilkerson of Meridian. CPL John Larsen Moore, USMC, stationed in Iraq, served his brother as groomsman-in-absentia.

Following the wedding, the bride's parents hosted a reception at the Ledges.

On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom's parents hosted a dinner at the Monte Sano Lodge for family, friends, and wedding party.

The bridesmaids' luncheon was held at the Ledges. On the wedding day, a brunch was hosted by Huntsville friends for out-of-town guests.

Following a trip to Saint Barthelemy, the couple is at home in Lexington, Kentucky, where Dr. Moore has entered a medical residency at the University of Kentucky.

GORE-WARF

Meredith Ann Gore became the bride of Bruce Warf of Lexington, Kentucky, at six o'clock in the evening on April 30, 2005, at First Baptist Church in Grenada.

Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Jay Gore III and Mr. and Mrs. Larry C. Warf of Cumberland, Kentucky. Grandparents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Sammie Leon Arnold of Jackson, Tennessee, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jay Gore, .Jr. The groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Euey Bond and the late Mr and Mrs. Clarence Warf.

Rev. Huey Dedmon and Rev. Ed Pavy officiated. Musical selections were presented by Cindy Dugan, piano/organ; Robert Riggs and Irwin Bell, violin; and Susan Morehead, cello. Vocalists were Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bryant and Rev. Andy Cummings. Wedding coordinator was Mrs. Paul Smith; wedding director was Mrs. Ewell Hart.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory silk razmire gown by Lazaro. Accented with beaded and embroidered appliques of waterfall crystal, the tulle underskirt was matched with a cathedral-length veil. The bride carried a bouquet of white orchids and roses which included an embroidered handkerchief belonging to her late grandmother.

Grace Gore, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Rebekah Arnold, Sara Arnold, Kelly Koonce, Laura Biddy, Jenny Lynn Buntin, Meagan Moody, Terra Moody, Amy Hardin Murphey, Carter Payne, Camille Sandifer, and Sally Saulters. The bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm halter designs of tangerine chiffon over lime linings with sash ties at the backs of the dresses with flower accent pins. Caroline Guckert served as flower girl.

Timothy Coghill, friend of the groom served as best man Groomsmen were Ryan Adams, Aaron Back, Cassidy Bond, Andrew Bond, Jonathan Philpot, Luke Prior, Ryan Coffey, Todd Parish and Frank Wright. The ring bearer was Holman Taylor. The ring bearer's pillow and flower girl's basket were designed with fabric from the brides' mother's wedding gown. Attached to the pillow were the wedding rings of the bride's grandmother.

Ushers were Sammie Arnold II, J.D. Connell Caleb Koonce, Morrow Bailey, and Jamie Hart. Program attendants were Max Arnold, Jr. and Cade Moody. Mrs. Andy Cummings and Cassie Cummings attended the guest register; Carrie Jones served as the bride's proxy. Tea girls were Kathryn Spencer, Dani Ray Barton, Kayla Parker, Suzanne Eleazer, Jessica Hill, Ashley Nobile, Elizabeth Smith, Lindsey DeLoach, and Mary Mills Ritchie.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents honored the couple with a reception at Troy Plantation, featuring the music of the Soulsations of Memphis, Tennessee.

The couple left by horse-drawn carriage for a honeymoon in Maui. They are home in Lexington, Kentucky.

GRAHAM-BURCHFIELD

Terra Nancy Graham and Jeremy Shane Burchfield were united in marriage on the evening of April 2, 2005, at Good News Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine, Florida. Rev. Smiley Sturgis officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Robert and Terri Graham of St. Augustine, Florida. She is the granddaughter of Albert and Nancy Mortimer of St. Augustine, Florida, and the late Frederick and Elizabeth Graham of Boston, Massachusetts.

The groom is the son of Randy and Jan Burchfield of Tupelo. He is the grandson of the late Edwin and Evelyn Isley of Birmingham, Alabama, and the late Carl and Daisy Burchfield of Abernant, Alabama.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a white, satin, strapless, A-line gown. Her gown featured a side drape tier with a beaded bodice and chapel-length train. Her headdress was a tiara adorned with floral-shaped crystals and a fingertip-length tulle veil trimmed with white satin. The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of hot pink roses, gerbera daisies, and lilies.

Attending the bride as matron of honor was her sister, Laina Derringer of St. Augustine, Florida. Bridesmaids were Kristen Burchfield, sister of the groom, of Brandon; Jessica Cleary of St. Augustine, Florida; and Eva Corley of St. Augustine, Florida. They each wore a black satin sleeveless tea-length gown with a matching satin ribbon defining the empire waistline and carried a bouquet of hot pink roses and gerbera daisies. Flower girls were Michaela Corley and Kylie Stebbins.

Serving the groom as his best man was Nick Strickland, Jr. of Brandon. Groomsmen were Mark Young of Brandon; Chris Hurt of Madison; and Jason Stubblefield of Birmingham, Alabama.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a dinner reception at The King and Bear Clubhouse at World Golf Village, St. Augustine, Florida. The beautiful wedding cake was designed like a sand castle complete with seashells topping the three tiers. It complemented the decorations of the room, which reflected a beach theme. The couple left their reception among friends and family lining the way to their awaiting car with bright white sparklers.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a casual rehearsal dinner at the beach house of the bride's parents.

Following their honeymoon to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the couple now resides in St. Augustine Beach, Florida, where the groom is an assistant vice-president with R-G Crown Bank, and the bride is a registered dental hygienist.

DYKES-KIRKLAND

Daphne Rachelle Dykes and James Thomas Kirkland were united in marriage at six o'clock in the evening, October 4, 2003, at Dunleith Plantation in Natchez, with Rev. Roll Kirkland officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rodney Dykes of Gillsburg. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Marshall Reynolds of Gillsburg and Mrs. June Dykes and the late Mt. Thomas James Dykes of Montpelier, Louisiana.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Louis Kirkland of Liberty. He is the grandson of Mrs. Donita Dixon and the late Mr. Carl Dixon and Ms. Virginia Kirkland and the late Mr. Benton Louis Kirkland, all of Liberty.

With the wooden front door of the home providing the backdrop, wedding vows were exchanged on the front porch of the plantation, while towering oaks and magnolia trees shaded the guests. A swag of grapevine with roses and starflowers draped the door in memory the couple's late grandparents.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a Christina Wu matte-satin strapless, full A-line gown with a headed bodice. The gown was accented with a dropped horizontal waistline, a box-pleated skirt, covered buttons down the back, and a chapel-length train. Her veil was trimmed with matte satin ribbon. She carried a bouquet of white Blanca and Virginia roses, stephanotis, and white hydrangeas, tightly clustered with greens laced throughout and caught with a banding of matte satin ribbon. She arrived at the ceremony in a white horse-drawn carriage.

The bride's sisters Misty Dykes and Annsley Dykes served as maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Leeann Hodges, Katy Kingerski, Amanda Preisler, Kristen Walden, Mandy Roberts, and Kayla Roberts.

The attendants wore mocha floor-length gowns and carried bouquets of long-stemmed roses, encircling dried starflowers, and natural foliage, all banded with matching ribbon.

Brynleigh Berthelot, carrying a petite basket accented with soft ribbon and filled with white rose petals, served as flower girl.

James Louis Kirkland, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Jason Kirkland, Justin Kirkland, John Buford Walsh, Adam Hays, Avery Dixon and Micah Poole. Kale and Kevin Kirkland, nephews of the groom, served as ring bearer and Bible carrier.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the brick courtyard. Wrought iron tables were covered with white linens and held single clear bowls filled with white roses. The fountain in the center of the courtyard was accented with floating roses and foliage.

The bride and groom retired for the evening under a shower of autumn-colored rose petals. Following their honeymoon to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the couple is now at home in Jackson.

CRUM-RICKMAN

Katie Lynn Crum and Nicholas Trent Rickman were united in Holy Matrimony March 12, 2005, at six o'clock in the evening at Wheeler Grove Baptist Church in Corinth. Dr. Kara Blackard officiated at the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Crum, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddy Rickman.

Given in marriage by her father and mother, the bride chose a bridal white original by Jasmine created of duchess silk and organza. The strapless gown featured an elegantly designed bodice of metallic embroidery and lavish beadwork. The flared skirt fell gracefully into a chapel-length train. Rows of metallic vine and flora design, seed pearls, sequins, and Austrian crystals embellished the sheer silk overlay. Katie's tiara was adorned with Swarovski crystals and pearls, which held her veil of silk organza trimmed in French ribbon. The bride chose for her bouquet an antique silver tussymussy filled with fragrant gardenias, sweet peas, English garden roses, stephanotis, and lilacs, accented with clusters of Austrian crystals. A pair of princess-cut diamond earrings completed her ensemble, given to her as a wedding gift from the groom.

The bridal attendants were Stephanie Moffitt; Wendy Brasher; Whitney Curtis; Angle Eaton; Carrie Stevens, cousin of the bride; and Candy Rickman, sister of the groom. Malarie Leonard, cousin of the bride, served as maid of honor. Candi Gaines attended her sister as matron of honor. They were attired in strapless gowns of platinum silk shantung accented with bursts of Austrian crystals designed by Jordan. Each carried a tussy-mussy filled with pastel shades of sweet peas, garden roses, lilacs, gardenias, and Austrian crystals.

Anna Kate Gaines, the bride's niece, served as miniature bride. She presented white bridal roses to guests as she ascended the aisle. James Robert Burns, cousin of the groom, was miniature groom.

Mr. Eddy Rickman served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Steve Gaines, Garett Pounders, Brad Starling, Phillip Crum, Glen Simmons, Johnny Hale, and Jason Knight.

Following the rehearsal on the eve of the wedding, the parents of the groom hosted a dinner at Gilmore's Shiloh Ridge Golf Club. A bridesmaids' branch was held on the morning of the wedding at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Gaines and was hosted by Candi Gaines, sister of the bride, and Sherra Leonard and Shelia Farris, aunts of the bride.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a lovely celebration at Gilmore's Shiloh Ridge Golf Club, where guests enjoyed dining and dancing. Music was provided by Bob Westbrook Entertainment of Memphis, Tennessee.

The newlyweds danced the night away, the bride with the customary lucky sixpence, in her shoe, before leaving for their honeymoon in Nassau, Bahamas. The couple has made Corinth their home, where the bride is a first-grade teacher and the groom is a loan officer.

BLACKWELL-SULLIVAN

The glory of Christ and the magic of Christmas set the theme for the intimate candlelight ceremony uniting Susan Breanne Blackwell and Seth Thomas Sullivan in marriage on December 4, 2004, at Temple Baptist Church Chapel, Hattieshurg.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Michael Blackwell of Hattiesburg. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dexter Walker; the late Mrs. Edna Walker of Houston, Texas; and the late Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Blackwell of Seminary.

Parents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Sullivan. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Sullivan, Mrs. Bradys Grubbs, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Barrett, all of Magee.

The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Bro. Zack Krugg. Sheena and Lacy Williams, sisters of the groom, greeted the guests with wedding programs. The chapel was breathtaking with three tall snow-flocked trees glowing with hundreds of white lights in the altar area and candle-lit hurricanes enhanced with beautiful arrangements adorning the ends of the pews.

Nuptial music was presented by Barbara Stephenson, pianist; Bill Hall, organist; and Mark Thompson, trumpeter. Vocalists were Marc Douglas, Lindsey Blackwell, .Jennie Blackwell Bounds, Charlie Hardee, and Barbara Stephenson. Fourteen special little girls, all dressed in white, sang before the ceremony. The choir, directed by Janice Gundy, included Camille Azar, Amanda Boyd, Whitney Cooksey, Eden Dearman, Morgan Dominque, Madison Felsher, Rachal Gunter, Natalie Hall, Karlie hlll, Ahby Hall, Mary Ryan Karnes, Abby Mills, Klay Mills, Camille Myrick, Laine Phillips, Maggie Phillips, and Hannah Sellers. After the lighting of the unity candle, the bride sang "Shine on Us" to the groom.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose a satin halter-top gown in diamond white. The bodice and chapel-length train were richly embellished with intricate silver embroidery, rows of bugle heads, iridescent sequins, Swarovski crystals, and seed pearls.

Maid of honor was Lindsey Blackwell, sister of the bride. Matron of honor was Adrienne Browder Upshaw. Bridesmaids were Kristy Ainsworth Amason, Joanna Graves, and Kasey Smith Lozada. Junior bridesmaids were Anne and Dena Fromke. Serving the bride as honorary attendant and scripture reader was Gretchen Fromke. The flower girl was Caroline Walker.

Matthew Sullivan, brother of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Brad Daley, Michael Davis, Blake Frazier, and Bill Shivers. Junior groomsmen were Hagan and Houston Walker. The ring hearer was Mason Herrin.

Following the wedding ceremony, the bride's parents welcomed the guests to a reception at Ash-Leah Manor.

Mrs. Jeff Hall, Mrs. Tripp Higginbothan, and Mrs. Joseph Phillips hosted a bridesmaids' brunch the morning of the wedding.

After the wedding trip to Gatlinburg, the happy couple is at home in Ridgeland.

CORDER-WIGGINS

Emily Gayle Corder and Thomas William Wiggins were united in Christian marriage on Saturday evening, May 14, 2005, at Algoma Baptist Church. Bro. Don Smith officiated at the double-ring ceremony, and Bro. Rex Ard opened the ceremony with Scripture reading.

Emily is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Neal Corder of Algoma. She is the granDdaughter of Addie McKnight Corder and the late James Enochs Corder of Algoma and the late Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Vaughan Sr. of Shannon. Tommy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wiggins of Tupelo. He is the grandson of Morie Bass and the late Thomas Bass of Tupelo and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Wiggins of Beech Grove, Virginia.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a simply beautiful gown in ivory chiffon. The elegant scoop neckline and long fluted sleeves were embellished with petite bugle beading and crystals. The fitted bodice tapered into a basque waistline meeting an A-line skirt. A chapel-length train extended from behind. A veil of two-tiered illusion scalloped and edged with crystal beading complemented the bridal gown. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of white roses. Tucked inside the bouquet was a monogrammed handkerchief with the initials of her grandmother, her mother, and herself. Emily also wore a pearl bracelet given to her by Tommy on the day of the wedding.

Beverly Corder, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. She wore a three-piece flowing periwinkle pant set with beaded tank and scoop neckline. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of sterling silver roses.

Charles Wiggins, father of the groom, served as best man.

Program attendants were Carley Davis and Marissa Russell of Pontotoc, nieces of the groom. Heather Corder, sister-in-law of the bride, served at the registry table.

Brooks Corder, brother of the bride, Stacy Russell, brother-in-law of the groom, and Noah Bass, cousin of the groom, served as ushers.

Jennifer Johnson, Melanie Owen, and Bethany Bounds, all of Pontotoc, were instrumentalists for the ceremony. Cassie Bass of Pontotoc and James Overton of Red Banks were soloists. Hilda Smith served as wedding director.

The mothers and grandmothers were seated to a beautiful rendition of "Be Still and Know" performed by James Overton. The groom entered to an instrumental version of "Morning Has Broken," and the bride entered to an instrumental of "The Wedding Song." Overton and Cassie Bass performed "When God Made You" after the exchanging of rings. The couple exited the ceremony to "Breathe," performed by Cassie Bass, with Bethany Bounds accompanying.

After the wedding, guests were greeted by the couple at an outdoor, antique-themed reception where they were served Southern cuisine.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner in the couple's honor.

The location of the honeymoon, which was kept a surprise for the bride, was in historic downtown Savannah, Georgia. After the honeymoon, the couple returned home to Algoma.

ERWIN-WEAVER

Emily Gwynn Erwin and George William "Jay" Weaver, Jr. married May 21, 2005, at First Baptist Church in Greenville. Rev. James L. Nichols, Jr. officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Benton Erwin of Greenville and the granddaughter of MI. and Mrs. Amzy William Bouchillon of Hernando and Mrs. Charles Willis Erwin of Greenville and the late Mr. Erwin.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George William Weaver, Sr. of Winona and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Weaver and the late Mr. and Mrs. Guy Oliver of Winona. Organist William Gerald Claxton presented the nuptial music. At the chiming of the hour, the bride entered on her father's arm to "Solemn Processional" by James Slater. She wore a strapless gown of white satin and carried a cluster of white garden roses and hydrangeas, bound with white double-faced satin ribbon and tied with a monogrammed satin sash.

Katherine Franklin, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Hayley Warren, Jennifer Williams, Keri Jones, and Adrian Wise. Micki Waldrop served as bride's proxy. Flower girls were Mary Carson Bouchillon and Lucy Watkins Waller.

George Weaver served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Graham Oliver Weaver, John Luke Weaver, Timothy Wayne "Fate, and Robert East. Ushers were Reed Bouchillon, Clarke Erwin, and Graham Wise. The bride's nephew, Thomas Blake Tharp, served as ring bearer.

Program attendants were Ben Braswell, Drew Bouchillon, Reed Erwin, and Clarence Evans Looney III.

The altar was covered with an antique Brussels lace tablecloth and flanked on either side with a pair of large urns spilling with exquisite arrangements of blue agapanthus lilies, tulips, roses, and hydrangeas in shades of antique blue and white.

Potted ferns lined the pathway to the reception area that was reminiscent of an English garden. Flower-encrusted wreaths were suspended on the garden gates. A large distressed urn, spilling with blue agapanthus lilies, tulips, and hydrangeas, centered the buffet table and provided guests with a selection of light summer hors d'oeuvres. An interior garden path was created with ferns, palms, and potted flora which led to the room where the bride's four-tiered cake was centered. The groom's cake was displayed on the top of a grand piano. Dr. James Robinson provided piano music. Carl and Amanda Cottingham of The Pantry in Greenville catered.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a dinner at the Greenville Country Club.

Following a trip to Williamsburg, Virginia, Emily and Jay are at home in Cleveland, where the groom works in the Social Security Administration, and the bride is University Archivist/Director of the Delta State Museum and Archives, Charles W. Capps, Jr. Building.

CASE-ROBINSON

Kelly Beth Case and Brett Hamilton Robinson were united in marriage at six in the evening on June 28, 2005, at First Baptist Church in Clinton.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Glen Case of Clinton. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Lofton of Brookhaven and the late Mr. and Mrs. Homer L. Case, also of Brookhaven.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Simmons Robinson of Raymond. He is the grandson of Mr. Harold C. Robinson and the late Mrs. Jeanne S. Robinson of Raymond and the late Mr. and Mrs. James H. Hamilton of Jackson.

The double-ring candlelit ceremony was officiated by Dr. W. Rory Lee and Rev. Lonnie J. Case. Nuptial music was presented by James Arrington Goff, organist; Carol Joy Sparkman, pianist; and Ryan and Mary Rogers, violinists. Vocalists were Martha Bacon and Chip Wilbanks. Janet Lee served as wedding coordinator.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a Tomasina strapless ivory and blush gown. The fitted bodice of re-embroidered Alencon lace was accented with Austrian crystals. The trumpet skirt swept into a godet chapel train. The bride's veil was edged in Alencon lace matching her gown. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of blush roses and a handkerchief that belonged to her maternal great-grandmother.

Serving as matron of honor was Brooke Meeks. Bridesmaids were Angela Allen, Tiffany Case, Carrie Cope, Kellie Flanagan, Christy Jordan, Courtney Lovelace, Lindsay Malke, Brooke Monroe, and Whitney Williams. The attendants wore strapless gowns of pink crepe-backed satin accented by side ruffles. Elizabeth Lofton, cousin of the bride, served as flower girl.

Mark Robinson served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Hunter Aikens, Brad Butler, Andy Burrow, Chad Case, Tyler Malke, Scott Raybon, Reed Robinson, and Matthew Walker. Serving as ushers were Justin Laxson, Kevin Laxson, Ilar Paul Meeks, Caleb Ross, and Cody Zumbro. Andrew Davidson, cousin of the bride, attended as ring bearer, carrying a pillow made from the bride's mother's wedding dress.

Program attendants were Caroline Davidson and Michele Robinson. Kylie Zumbro served as the bride's proxy and registry attendant.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception in the fellowship hall. On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents entertained the bridal party, family and friends with a rehearsal dinner at Archestratus Grill.

The bride was honored with a bridesmaids' luncheon at the home of Dr. and Mrs. L. Lee Cope. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Torrance was the setting for a wedding-day luncheon for the groomsmen and other male guests.

After a honeymoon cruise to the Western Caribbean, the couple is at home in Clinton.

HURT-MAHOLM

Jessica Elizabeth Hurt and Paul Gurner Maholm were united in marriage on December 18, 2004, in an evening ceremony at First Baptist Church in Ocean Springs with Rev. Larry Futral and Dr. Michael Barnett officiating. Nuptial music was provided by Betty Hopkins, pianist; Jackie Blount, organist; and Susan Maholm, soloist.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Carter Hurt of Ocean Springs. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Spurgeon Eugene Pace of Prentiss and Ms. Vivian Sartin and the late Mr. John Hurt of Ocean Springs.

The groom is the son of Mr. Gary Michael Maholm and the late Linda Gurner Maholm of Holly Springs. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. James Richardson of Dover, Ohio; Ms. Frances Stanley and the late Mr. Kenneth Maholm of Holly Springs; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Gurner of Greenwood.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a strapless gown of white silk-faced satin embellished with lace appliques and delicately beaded with sequins and tiny pearls. Fashioned with a fitted bodice, the gown had a natural waistline accented with a satin ribbon belt, from which fell an A-line skirt and a chapel-length train. Her two-tiered veil of fingertip illusion cascaded from a tiara of crystals and rhinestones. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of tight round red roses.

Attending the bride as matron of honor was her sister, Jana Hurt Grenn. The bridesmaids were Georgia Wavra Fox, LeAnn Wood Smith, Candace Simmons, Alisha Rogers, Emily Manning Reed, and Amanda Hurst, cousin of the bride. The attendants wore two-piece fitted halter dresses of red silk satin. The bride's proxy was Meredith Hidinger. Program attendants were Madeline Johnson and Katie and Elizabeth Hurt, all cousins of the bride. The wedding directors were Nancy Wallace of Vancleave and Cheryl Jalanivich of Ocean Springs.

The father of the groom, Gary Maholm, served as the best man. Groomsmen were Michael Maholm, brother of the groom; Michael Novarese; Andy Buchanan; Jeffery Lacher; Steven Gendron; Jon Mungle; and Gregory Grenn, brother-in-law of the bride.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at the Ocean Springs Community Center. On the eve of the wedding, the sister of the bride and family hosted a lovely bridal luncheon at Al Fresco's Italian Bistro. That evening, the parents of the groom honored the couple with a rehearsal dinner for family, the wedding party, and out-of-town guests at the Community Center.

After a honeymoon trip to Saint Lucia, the Maholms returned home to Hattiesburg, where the couple spends half the year and travels the rest of the year to wherever Paul is playing baseball within the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball organization.

ELLINGTON-FOOTE

Bethany Ann Ellington and Bain Alexander Foote were wed in an evening ceremony January 29, 2005, at the Paris Yates Chapel in Oxford. Rev. Rick Ball officiated at the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Ray Ellington of Madison and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Ray Ellington and Mrs. Charles Raymond Cochran, Sr. and the late Mr. Cochran, Sr., all of Carthage.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Sawyer Foote, Sr. of Hamburg, Arkansas, and the grandson of Mrs. Noble William Nelson and the late Mr. Nelson of Bastrop, Louisiana, and Mr. and Mrs. William E. Foote, Sr. of Hamburg, Arkansas.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a designer gown of re-embroidered Alencon lace fashioned with a strapless bodice encircled at the natural waistline with a narrow pleated organza belt from which fell the mermaid skirt sweeping into a chapel train trellised with covered buttons. Her ribbon-edged veil of tiers of illusion fell to a cathedral length. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of all white roses, lilies of the valley, stephanotis, ranunculus, and sweet peas.

The matron of honor, Mollie Doty, and honor attendants Meghan Foote, sister-in-law of the groom, and Ashley Ball, sister of the groom, wore black satin gowns with fitted bodices and ivory ribbon belts. Bridesmaids were Lindsay Terry, Kimberly Ball, Laurel Boone, Story Bridges, Kristin Britt, Allison Daniels, Kay Elliott, Anna Hale, Kayla Harrell, Danielle Langevin, Lauren Johnson, Stephanie Stone, and Melissa Windham. Each bridesmaid wore black dresses of their choosing with matching ivory silk stoles. Maly Foote, niece of the groom, served as the flower girl.

The bridegroom's father, Jeff Foote, Sr., served as best man. The honor groomsmen were Jeff Foote, Jr., brother of the bridegroom, and Tate Ellington, brother of the bride. Groomsmen were Denson Alexander, Trey Biggs, John Byrd, Hayden Cunningham, Brandon Dunn, Tom Harris, Abb Payne, Josh Randolph, Brant Ratcliffe, Bryan Thames, and Jason Wayne. Ushers were Rob Ball, brother in-law of the groom; Craig Rambo; Eric Schwing; and Sparkman Walker.

Following the ceremony the wedding party boarded the double-decker bus and joined the wedding guests for the reception hosted by the bride's parents at the Downtown Grill on the Oxford Square.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a dinner catered by City Grocery at the Downtown Inn & Suites Ballroom.

City Grocery was the location of the bridesmaids' luncheon hosted by Meghan Foote, Ashley Ball, and Shirley Foote the day before the wedding.

Following their wedding night at the Peabody in Memphis, the couple enjoyed a wedding trip to San Francisco and Sonoma, California, and Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The couple is at home in Monroe, Louisiana.

DEVINEY-McELVEEN

Alisa Claire Deviney and Jonathan Grant McElveen were united in marriage on June 18, 200S, at four o'clock at Raymond Road Baptist Church. Rev. Wade Morris officiated at the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Brace Deviney of Jackson. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Deviney Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Houston.

The groom is the son of Rev. and Mrs. Grant McElveen of Puckett. He is the grandson of Mrs. Doris McElveen and the late Mr. Ray McElveen and Mrs. Eva Williams and the late Mr. H.P. Williams.

Soloists Steven Barnett, Amanda Joullian, and Adrienne Deviney, and musicians Tommy Creel and Coday Anthony provided prenuptial music.

Given in marriage by her father, Ms. Deviney wore a ballroom gown of satin and lace. The bodice was strapless, with a cummerbund at the waistline. The skirt flowed into a semi-chapel-length train. The entire gown was embellished with pearls and iridescent sequins with a tulle overlay and adorned with alencon lace appliques. She wore a pearl and crystal tiara, which accented the fingertip veil. She wore her mother's pearl necklace and pearl earrings given by the groom. She carried a bouquet of classic and Konfetti red roses with stephanotis wrapped in white satin.

The bridesmaids wore formal gowns of claret satin with strapless bodices and skirts extending into gathered court trains in the back adorned with crystal brooches. They carried bouquets of roses, stephanotis, and tulips.

Matron and maid of honor were Anna Deviney McMillan and Adrienne Deviney. Bridesmaids were Leigh McElveen Chandler, Lauren Massey Brown, Jennifer Murphy, Sarah Frances Penn, Melissa Shearer, Kellie Flanagan, Nikki McFalls, and Renee Conn. Alexis Lomax and Parks Chandler served as flower girls.

Rev. Grant McElveen served as best man. Groomsmen were Benji Brown, Lee Flaherty, Jason Greet, Brian Hull, Michael Johnson, Jonathan McMillan, Bo Moore, and Tyler Smith. Ring bearer was Bryce Stubbs. Ushers were Stephen Houston, Aubrey Luke, Stan Lewis, and Adam Epperson.

The recessional provided a surprise for the bride's father, an avid LSU fan. She presented him with a football signed by the 2003 national championship team while leaving to the LSU fight song.

A reception followed the ceremony in the church reception hall. Pictures of the bride's and groom's families greeted the guests. Each of the five tiers of the bride's cake was a different flavor, shape, and design. The groom's chocolate-peanut butter cake was positioned in front of triathlon banners celebrating his sport.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at River Hills Country Club in Jackson, where they enjoyed a videography of the couple's life.

After the festivities, the couple enjoyed a honeymoon to Jamaica.

FLYNT-MCGEE

At six in the evening of June 11, 2005, Margie Katherine Flynt and Hamilton Montgomery McGee were united in marriage at Rosemary Beach, Florida, with Rev. John Allen Bankson officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Joel Ray Flynt of Hattiesburg. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. William Vardaman Flynt and the late Mr. Flynt of D'Lo and Mr. J. W. Walker and the late Mrs. Walker of Taylorsville. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery McGee of Greenville. He is the grandson of Mrs. Herman Nelson Hamilton and the late Dr. Hamilton of Greenville and the late Honorable and Mrs. Clyde McGee of Leland. Serving as an honorary grandparent was Mrs. Max Malone Kennedy of Taylorsville, great aunt of the bride.

Nuptial music was performed by organist Leigh Anne Seitter and vocalist Deborah Harne, cousins of the bride. Scripture readings were given by Laura Catherine Mitchell and Margaret Wilder.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an elegant charmeuse and georgette gown by Nicole Miller featuring a cowl neckline and a plunging back accented with crossing spaghetti straps, which was highlighted by her silk-trimmed cathedral-length veil. The straight and simple gown fashioned an inset band of antique lace at the dropped waist. The bridal bouquet consisted of orange double tulips, fuchsia cattaleya orchids, gloriosa lilies, peonies, and ranunculus.

Carey Leigh Revels served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Ashleigh Barnes; Georgia Brasfield; Katherine Buck; Marjorie Hobart; Susannah Johnson, cousin of the bride; Kelly Kuykendall; Mary Madeleine McGee, sister of the groom; Kristen Makamson; Helen Stacy; and Shay Tatum. Attendants wore melon chiffon shirred strapless tea-length dresses featuring an empire waistline and carried bouquets of pink and orange double tulips, freesia, and peonies.

Montgomery McGee, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Ryan Barnes; William Bell; Faris Buchberger; Hall Edwards; Warren Flynt, brother of the bride; Clyde McGee, cousin of the groom; Jason Peets; Brian Peyton; Jacob Rankin; and Matthew Stacy. LeRoy Deavenport served as an usher. The flower girl was Sophia Harne, and program attendants were Laura, Deborah, and Elizabeth Seitter, all cousins of the bride. Penny Laney served as the bride's proxy.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception in Miramar Beach, Florida, where the guests enjoyed the music of Meet the Press. On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents honored the couple with a rehearsal dinner at Yanni's Grill in Seagrove, Florida. On the eve of the wedding, the bride's cousins hosted a luncheon honoring the bride and her attendants at Santa Rosa Beach Club, Santa Rosa, Florida.

Following their honeymoon to Jamaica, the couple resides in Madison.

COBB-THOMAS

Angelia Maria Cobb and Michael Ruff Thomas, Jr. were united in marriage on May 21, 2005, at six o'clock in the evening at First Presbyterian Church in Tupelo.

The bride is the daughter of the late Mrs. Ann Leslie and the late Mr. Fred Leslie. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Mary Tackett of Tupelo, the late Mr. Clarence Cobb and Mrs. Virginia Scribner of Tupelo.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ruff Thomas of Tupelo. He is the grandson of Mrs. Natalie Richmond and the late Mr. Basil Richmond of Oxford, and Mrs. P.K. Thomas, Jr. and the late Dr. P.K. Thomas, Jr. of Tupelo.

The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Rev. Ann Kelly and Rev. Dr. Robert Smith. Nuptial music was presented by Dr. Ray Harris, organist, and vocalists included Dr. Bruce Lesley and Mrs. Vicki Wilson. Mrs. Carr and Lisa Dye, cousins of the bride, served as greeters and program attendants. Mrs. Alice Rogers and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Williams directed the wedding.

Given in marriage by her aunt, Melba Williams, the bride wore a beautiful gown of white satin organza. The fitted bodice, dropped waistline, and two-tiered A-line skirt flowing into a chapel-length train were embellished with crystals, seed pearls, and rhinestones. She wore a fingertip-length veil of illusion accented with delicate beading. The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of sterling 95 roses and white hydrangeas accented with tree fern.

Laura Sheffield, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor along with Toni Taylor, cousin of the bride, as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Natalie Thomas, sister of the groom; Lauren Barber; Natalie Behrman; Caroline Cain; Catherine Campbell; Leslie Edwards; Leigh Anne Hawkins; Krisa Rowland; Molly Tanner; and Emily Wilemon. Each attendant wore a strapless satin gown in orchid that featured bugle beading around the neckline and empire waist. They carried hand-tied bouquets of vogue roses, white hydrangeas, and pink genesta accented with tree fern.

Michael Ruff Thomas served his son as best man. Groomsmen included Field Thomas, brother of the groom; Tom Boyd; Matthew Carr; Curt Cockrell; John Frazier Kennedy; Hartman King; Whit Noble; Matthew Reviere; Taylor Rowland; Luke Sheffield; and Jacob Stubbs.

Following the ceremony, an outdoor reception was held at the home of the groom's parents, where guests dined and danced to the 1-900 Band.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at their home. On the wedding day, a bridesmaids' brunch was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Barber, while the groom and groomsmen enjoyed a brunch at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Butch Cockrell.

Following a honeymoon to Cabo San Lucus, Mexico, the couple resides in Tupelo.

DOESCHER-MORRISON

On October 2 2004, in the presence of family and friends, Susan Noelle Doescher and Nathan Hill Morrison celebrated their marriage as the sun set over magnificent Grand Lagoon at Bay Point, Florida. Rev. Ronald T. Ball officiated at and blessed the double-ring ceremony.

Noelle is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Doescher of Bay Point, Florida. The bride's grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Harbor of Hamilton, Alabama, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Henry Doescher of Pascagoula. Noelle is the special and loving friend of Mrs. Anna Mildred Mortimer and the late Mr. Wilber E. Mortimer of Pensacola, Florida. Nathan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan H. Morrison of Madison, Wisconsin, and the grandson of Mrs. Delores Lovell and the late Mr. Max Lovell and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Morrison.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a couture strapless A-line gown featuring a cascading train. Her chapel-length veil of illusion was edged in hand-beaded Swarovski crystals. She carried an exquisite bridal bouquet of autumn yellow, orange, and burgundy Asiatic lilies with her Grandmother Libbie's Irish linen and lace handkerchief delicately tucked inside.

Attending the bride as maid of honor was Shalla Phelps. Bridesmaids were Kathryn Bietenholz, Courtney Cooper, Amy Ross, Joye Ross, and Jami Thomas. Bridesmaids wore tea-length dresses of vibrant yellow, orange, and burgundy dupioni silk and chiffon, designed especially for the occasion by Courtney Sue Designs of Annapolis, Maryland. Flower girls Susannah Morrison and Lillie Rose Tritt wore tea-length dresses of creamy silk dupioni.

Wesley Faren served the groom as best man. David Esse, Scott Miller, Samuel Morrison, Adam Reierson, and Robert Thousand stood with Nate as groomsmen. Benjamin Morrison served as ring bearer.

The Saint Andrew Strings performed a pre-wedding concert of Celtic love songs and the wedding music. During the ceremony, Katherine Chaput read from the book of Esther, and Whitney Doescher-Mims recited Chapter Thirteen from First Corinthians. Ann Logue directed the wedding.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents honored the couple with an elegant reception at Thirty Degree Blue at the Bay Point Marina. A flurry of bubbles surrounded Noelle and Nate as they left the reception by golf cart.

Prior to the wedding, family and friends enjoyed boating, golfing, and other amenities of Bay Point Yacht and Country Club. The groom's parents hosted a barbecue dinner for the wedding party and guests at the Tidewater Deli. Carolyn Doescher West, the bride's aunt, hosted a bridal luncheon at Canopies on the Bay. After honeymooning on a weeklong Caribbean cruise, the newlyweds have made their home in Charlotte, North Carolina.

SEGREST-COLLINS

The wedding of Gretchen Marie Segrest and Guyton Jonathan Collins was celebrated at five o'clock in the evening on January 29, 2005, at Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church in Ridgeland.

Gretchen is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. David Ronald Segrest of Madison. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Jenkins, Jr. of Madison and Mr. and Mrs. Oren Segrest, Jr., and the late Marjorie Segrest, all of Raymond. The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Joe Guyton Collins of Madison. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Adams of Kosciusko, the late Wendell Collins of Ethel, and the late Rex and Elizabeth Andrews of Hazlehurst.

The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Rev. Jeffrey Lancaster and Rev. Jason Edwards. Judi Segrest, the bride's aunt, and Kyle Spring presented music. The organist was Susie Cook, and the pianist was Margaret Sprow. The bride's sister-in-law, Mary Katherine Segrest, directed the wedding. Florist Laura Helen Carter from Tangled Up In Blooms adorned the church and the bride's bouquet with jade and cream roses, green cymbidium orchids, and hydrangeas.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a charmeuse Nicole Miller gown in antique white. The spaghetti-strap dress featured a cowl neck and a drop-waist beaded band made of lace and petite pearls. The bride's sister and maid of honor, Rachael Lynn Segrest, hand stitched the bride's garter and custom-designed the beaded fingertip veil of silk illusion.

The groom's sister, Mary Helen Collins, served as the bridesmaid. Hailey Segrest O'Brien, the bride's double-first cousin, attended as the stand-in bride. Honorary guests included Ann Magee Barnes, Catherine Russ Bell, Laura Helen Carter, Kelly Erickson Elfert, Caroline Sparks Grenfell, Elizabeth Joyce Holcombe, Harper Wise Jones, Melanie Thomas Love, Mary Claire Primos, and Brittney Smith Strong.

The groom's father served as best man. Groomsmen were Andrew David Segrest and James Chadwick Segrest, brothers of the bride. Ushers were Kevin McConnell Bourn, Arthur Kent Gieselmann, Kelton Michael Heidelberg, Jimmy Dalton Shorter, and Kevin Bryan Smith.

On the eve of the wedding, friends of the groom hosted a party at the home of Jennifer and Michael Heidelberg. On the day of the wedding, close friends and family of the bride enjoyed a luncheon at the home of Don and Virginia Primos. After the ceremony, the wedding party and guests enjoyed a sit-down reception at the University Club, where everyone celebrated with dinner, toasts, and dancing.

Following a honeymoon at Maroma Resort and Spa on the Yucatan Peninsula, the couple is at home in Orange Beach, Alabama.

GEORGE-SCOTT

Katherine Frances George and Jason Christopher Scott were united in marriage at First Presbyterian Church in Starkville on July 30, 200s, with Rev. Dr. Olin W. McBride officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest T. George III of Starkville. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Wilmot Thomson, Jr. of Starkville and Mrs. Bettye George and the late Mr. Ernest T. George, Jr. of Macon.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Allen Scott of Raymond. He is the grandson of Mr. Morris S. Herzog and the late Mrs. Mary Beth Herzog of Raymond, Mr. Donald Richard Scott and the late Mrs. Hazel Scott of Brandon, and Mrs. Doris Gaines and the late Ray Gaines of Port Charlotte, Florida.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an Italian white satin gown featuring a strapless bodice enhanced with silver embroidery, bugle beads, and seed pearls. The A-line skirt extended into a cathedral-length train complemented by matching beadwork. She wore a crystal tiara featuring a two-tiered fingertip illusion veil. The bride carried a hand tied nosegay of fuchsia roses, Eskimo roses, white bearded irises, and hot pink miniature gerbera daisies. The bouquet was accented with Italian ruscus and tied with double-faced white satin ribbon.

Meredith Lee Beaty served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Elizabeth Foley Bell, Stacey Sinclair George, and Jennifer Michelle Scott. They wore fuchsia satin tea-length dresses featuring strapless bodices accented by self-fitting belts with rhinestone buckles. Brooklyn George, niece of the bride, served as flower girl.

Richard Allen Scott, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Charles Ray Thompson, Jr., Andrew Neal George, and William Bryan Logan. The ushers were William Taylor Mellon, Jacob Wayne Iles, and Kristopher Lee McClellan.

Music was provided by organist Ted Beverly and vocalist Denise Wright. Jillian McClesky served as the registry attendant, and Lorie Cummings was the wedding director. The greeters were Harold and Dinah Clark and Scotty and Amy Crawford.

The groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner for the wedding party and relatives at Anthony's the night before.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Starkville Country Club hosted by the bride's parents. Harry and Ann Bell and Jim and Marquita Beaty were the greeters. Kelly Miles and Mary Kathryn Sanford cut the bride's cake, while Kathryn Davis and Nancy Miles were floating hostesses. Sarah and Kate Herzog, cousins of the groom, cut the groom's cake. 30 Fingers performed at the reception.

After a Caribbean cruise, the couple is now at home in Starkville. The bride is a stewardship assistant, and the groom is communication assistant with the Mississippi State University Foundation.

DAWKINS-OVERTON

Amanda Rose Dawkins and Charles David Overton, Jr. were united in marriage on May 14, 2005, at seven o'clock in the evening at First United Methodist Church in Sardis.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Ward Dawkins of Sardis. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Merle McCullough of Plantersville and the late Mr. James McCullough and Mrs. Grace T. Dawkins of Sardis and the late Mr. Ward E. Dawkins, Sr. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles David Overton, Sr. of Batesville. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Dilmore of Batesville and Mrs. Myra Overton and the late Mr. Charles C. Overton of Coudersport, Pennsylvania, and the late Mrs. Marcelle N. Pitts of Batesville.

The ceremony was performed by Rev. David Smith, minister of Sardis Presbyterian Church. Nuptial music was provided by Martha Hays, organist; Brandon Lewis, trumpeter; and Jan Shook, soloist. Scripture was read by Allison May.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory silk duchess satin gown. The strapless bodice was closed in the back by covered buttons; a sky blue duchess satin sash encircled the dropped waistline and swept down the back of the full skirt into a chapel-length train. Her fingertip veil was of corded-edge silk illusion. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of grape hyacinths and sweet pea.

Attending the bride as her maid of honor was Margaret McCullough Dawkins, sister of the bride, and as matron of honor, Allison Buse Jones. Bridesmaids were Mona Overton Couey, sister of the groom; Aubry Lunati Adair; Jennifer Neil Boyd; Aimee Pratt Clayton; Jaclyn Blair Clayton; Patricia Cathryn Clayton; Jessica Fowler Ferris; Rachel Elizabeth Palmertree; and Lindsey Paige Rice. Alice Cofield Collins and Camille Crandall Couey, niece of the groom, served as flower girls.

Charles David Overton, Sr., father of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen were Vance Rice Austin, David Neal Beene, Jr., Preston Lane Burkes, Perrin Lowery Caldwell, Jr., Christopher Crandall Couey, Steven Eric Estridge, Steven Ray Hannaford, James Keith Morris, Wilbourn Barrett Smith, and Lent Ervin Thomas IV. Tom Sledge Floyd, Jr., cousin of the bride, and John Richard Walden III served as ushers.

The bride's proxy was Barbara Callie Clayton, and the registry attendant was Meredith McCullough White, cousin of the bride. "File program attendants were Alexandra Whitney Rice, Ashley Nicole Still, Elizabeth Shay Still, and Sarah Beth Sullivan.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at 211 Main in Como, where guests were entertained by Wiley and the Checkmates. On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Como Steakhouse.

After a honeymoon to the Mayan Riviera, Mexico, the couple is at home in Batesville.

CHIAVENTONE-DACUS

Kelley Yvonne Chiaventone and Keith Alien Dacus were united in marriage at 5 p.m. on February 26, 2005, at First United Methodist Church in Carbondale, Illinois. Rev. Mike Herzog of Carbondale officiated before an altar decorated with silver candelabra and red roses.

Michael and Jetta Chiaventone of Herrin, Illinois, are the parents of the bride. The bridegroom is the son of Doug and Cheryl Alexander of Normal, Illinois, and Rick and Patti Dacus of Mobile, Alabama. The groom is the grandson of Mrs. Betty Lou Puckett and the late Mr. Toxey Puckett of Jackson and Mrs. Ruth Dacus and the late Mr. Chester Dacus of Tupelo.

The bride wore a strapless ivory silk Cosmopolitan gown designed by Reem Acra. The gown's cutout embroidered bodice was embellished with seed pearls, bugle beads, and aurora borealis crystals over a full bell skirt with embroidered back and train. The chapel-length veil and tiara were accented with Swarovski crystals and seed pearls. The bride carried a hand-constructed bouquet of Nicole roses.

The maid of honor was Leslie Chiaventone, sister of the bride, of University City, Missouri, and the matron of honor was Melissa Hedstrom, friend of the bride, of Shanghai, China. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Knapp of Chicago, Illinois; Amanda Mullins of Jackson; Jennifer Eastland of Jackson; Candler Enochs of Dallas, Texas; and Stephanie Carius of Town and Country, Missouri; friends and sorority sisters of the bride. The bridesmaids wore strapless champagne-colored gowns of silk charmeuse designed by Lazaro.

Flower girls were Keaton Ibendahl, cousin of the bride, of St. Louis, and Mary Allyn Eastland, friend of the bride, of Jackson. The guest book and programs were attended by Jordan and Casey Dacus, sisters of the groom, of Mobile.

The best men were Chad Dacus of Jackson and Darel Dacus of Saratoga Springs, New York, brothers of the groom. Groomsmen were Jonathan Floyd of Magee; James McIntyre of Memphis, Tennessee; John Edwards of New Orleans, Louisiana; Josh Tucker of Denver, Colorado; and Travis McCraw of Oxford; all friends of the groom.

Instrumental music at the wedding was provided by Shaina's Strings. Organist was Anita Hutton; pianist was Elise Ibendahl, cousin of the bride; and trumpeter was Chuck Williamson. Vocalists included Elise Ibendahl, Chuck Williamson, and Melissa Hedstrom.

A dinner reception followed the ceremony at the Carbondale Civic Center. Sundance and Brass of St. Louis provided the music. Prior to the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was held at Stone Creek Golf Course.

The bride, a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a doctorate in pharmacy, is a medical education and research liaison with TAP Pharmaceuticals. The groom, also a graduate of the University of Mississippi, is a pharmaceutical sales specialist with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals.

After a honeymoon on the Mayan Riviera, the couple resides in University City.

SMOTHERS-PENNY

Kara Leigh Smothers and Jonathan Douglas Steven Penny were united in marriage on July 31, 2004, at six o'clock in the evening at First Baptist Church in Tupelo.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Doyle Smothers of Tupelo. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Rice Smothers of Tupelo; Mrs. Wanda Jean Yagel of Silver Spring, Maryland; and the late Commander Ward Keith Martin of Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Steven Penny of Tupelo. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John Donald Penny of Paragould, Arkansas, and Mr. and Mrs. William Eugene Roberts of Paragould, Arkansas.

The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Dr. Gayle Alexander and Dr. Bryan Collier. A worship service of nuptial music was provided by Frances Blackwell, pianist; Martha Robinson, organist; Cindy Mathis, harpist; Daniel Hicks, cellist; Beth Ann Rice, violinist; and Tammy Carney and Greg Travis, vocalists.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a formal gown of ivory matte satin. The fitted strapless bodice, princess skirt, and chapel train were enhanced with seed pearls and bugle beading. Her chapel-length veil complemented the bridal gown. She wore a pair of diamond and pearl earrings and a pearl bracelet--a wedding gift from her parents. Her bouquet consisted of a beautiful arrangement of pink roses, hydrangeas, and stephanotis flowers.

The bride's sisters, Alecia Smothers and Mary Smothers, served as maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Carolyn Henry, Salley McCullar, Dena Miles, and Kimberly Penny, sister-in-law of the groom. Each bridesmaid wore a two-piece, princess-cut ensemble of pink matte satin with a strapless bodice and a floor-length skirt and carried an arrangement of pink roses and purple hydrangeas. Abby Miller served as flower girl.

Nicholas Penny, brother of the groom, and Adam Middleton served as best men. Groomsmen were Danual House, Derek House, and Justin Roberts, all cousins of the groom, and Gregory Newson II. Ushers were Keith McCullar; Jay Middleton; Brian Smothers and Joseph Smothers, cousins of the bride; Stanley Sparks; and Jason Sullivan. The ring bearer was Cody Joiner, cousin of the groom.

Program and guest registry attendants were Haley Joiner, Kelsey Joiner, and Chelsey Roberts, all cousins of the groom; Ellen Robinson; and Elizabeth Robinson. The wedding director was Mrs. Gayle Wicker.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception in the Grand Hall, with piano music provided by Jeff Meyers. The couple departed the reception under a shower of red rose petals and into a white limousine.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Executive Inn in Tupelo. Earlier that day a bridesmaids' luncheon was hosted by Betty Dickey, Rita Moffett, and Jenny Smothers, the bride's aunt, and held at the Smothers' house in Tupelo.

After a honeymoon trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, the couple is at home in Tupelo, where the groom works for Central Service Association and the bride works for the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau.
COPYRIGHT 2006 Downhome Publications, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2006, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

 Reader Opinion

Title:

Comment:



 

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Harrison-McGowen-Smothers-Penny
Publication:Mississippi Magazine
Article Type:Cover story
Date:Jan 1, 2006
Words:22207
Previous Article:The ten commandments of southern cooking.
Next Article:2006 wedding register.


Related Articles
Yogurt takes off.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
MEASURE PRESERVES 405 FUNDS.
From the editor.
Wedding register 2007.
Mitcham Young.
Weakley Galloway.
Weber Dunn.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters