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At seven o'clock in the evening of May 5, 2007, Kelly Lee Malpass and Benjamin Wade Wilkerson were united in marriage at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a Christian feast day commemorating the birth of the Virgin Mary. In Western Christianity, it is celebrated on September 8.  Cathedral in Biloxi. Rev. Patrick Mockler and Monsignor Francis Farrell officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Boise Ray Butterfield Jr. of Biloxi and the late Mr. Robert Lee Malpass. She is the granddaughter of Mr. Alvin Paul Vallo Sr. and the late Mrs. Wilhelmina Vallo, Mrs. Catherine Butterfield and the late Mr. Boise Ray Butterfield Sr., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Albert Malpass, all of Biloxi. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Frank Wilkerson of Meridian. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Deloyce Cowart of Meridian and the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Elton Wilkerson of Canton.

Nuptial music was presented on the Cathedral's pipe organ by John Rosonet. Scripture was read by Kathleen Byrne, Rita Murray, and Anna Quinlan.

Given in marriage by her stepfather, the bride wore a handmade strapless gown of silk overlaid in organza or·gan·za  
A sheer, stiff fabric of silk or synthetic material used for trimming, neckwear, or evening dresses.

[Probably after Organzi (Urganch), a city of western Uzbekistan.
 with a sweetheart neckline. The fitted bodice and hem of the A-line gown featured heirloom re-embroidered Alencon lace with hand-beaded pearls from her mother's wedding gown. A cathedral-length veil of illusion complemented the gown. As the bride's stepfather escorted her, he kept a photograph in his pocket of the bride with her late father. The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of Virginia roses and green hypericum Hypericum /Hy·per·i·cum/ (hi-per´i-kum) a genus of herbs, including several types of St. John's wort.

Hypericum perfora´tum  the species of St.
 berries adorned with a Waterford pendant that belonged to her grandmother.


Jessica Malpass, sister of the bride Sister of the Bride is a 1963 YA novel by Beverly Cleary. Plot
The plot revolves around sixteen-year-old Barbara MacLane, a girl grappling with disappointing romantic prospects, her worries about not being accepted into the University of California, Berkeley, and
, served as maid of honor. Karyn Dew was matron of honor matron of honor
n. pl. matrons of honor
A married woman serving as chief attendant of the bride at a wedding.

Noun 1.
. Bridesmaids were Janet Bradley; Meghan Butterfield, sister-in-law of the bride; Ahna Whitt, cousin of the bride; Shelley Wilkerson, sister of the groom; and Betsy Williams. Attendants wore espresso floor-length gowns of silk satin dupioni and carried hand-tied bouquets of jade roses and green hypericum berries. The program attendants were Mary Ashley and Natalie Murrah, cousins of the groom.

Joe Wilkerson, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Damon Darsey, Christopher Fairey, Paul Joiner, Brian Ladner, Gordon Mason, and Michael Rabalais. Ushers were Jonathan Butterfield, brother of the bride; Chad Hosemann; Paul Moore; Judson Penton; and Joe Pressler.

Following the ceremony, the couple departed in an antique Chrysler and joined the wedding guests at a reception hosted by the bride's parents at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art The Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA) is one of a few museums in the United States to exhibit work of a single artist. The museum, along with Walter Inglis Anderson's (1903 - 1965) work, also is home to the work of Peter Anderson (1901 - 1984) and James McConnell Anderson (1907  in Ocean Springs.

On the eve On the Eve (Накануне in Russian) is the third novel by famous Russian writer Ivan Turgenev, best known for his short stories and the novel Fathers and Sons.  of the wedding, the groom's parents honored the couple with a rehearsal dinner at Mary Mahoney's Old French House Restaurant in Biloxi.

Following a trip to Peter Island in the British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands

A British colony in the eastern Caribbean east of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Road Town, on Tortola Island, is the capital. Population: 21,700.

Noun 1.
, the couple is at home in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Date:Jan 1, 2008
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