Travis & Benedict.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Travis of Magee. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Betty Hough and the late Mr. Clifford Hough and Mr. Grady Travis and the late Mrs. Jessie Travis, all of Magee.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Butch Benedict of Hattiesburg. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Benedict, all of Hattiesburg.
Prenuptial, ceremonial, and reception music was provided by Jackson String Trio. Director Hristo Hristov played viola, Alexandre Enchinas played the violin, and Taylis Fernandez played the cello.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a designer gown of ivory silk covered with beaded lace applique over point d'espirit lace. The gown was trimmed with scalloped Chantilly lace appliques and accented with sheer cap sleeves and a plunging deep V-back. The bodice featured a silk band and beaded flower appliques. She wore a fingertip-length illusion veil and a feather fascinator in her hair. The bride's jewelry consisted of a matching set of earrings, necklace, and bracelet of Swarovski pearls and crystals. Complementing the bride's ensemble was a hand-tied bouquet of green Cymbidium orchids, peach roses, coral Gerbera Daisies, and hypericum berries.
Attending the bride as matrons of honor were Carlie Thomas and Brittany Bishop. Bridesmaids were Brooke Ann McWilliams, Laura Beth Allison, and Stacey Flynn. Junior bridesmaid was Adison Evans, niece of the bride. The attendants wore strapless coral chiffon tea-length gowns. They carried hand-tied bouquets of mixed flowers containing green hydrangeas, peach roses, and coral Gerbera Daisies.
Serving as best man was the groom's father, Butch Benedict Groomsmen were Josh Abel, Josh Brock, Daniel Sumerall, and Brett Wilberding. Ushers were Wesley Evans and Elton Travis, brothers of the bride.
Following the ceremony, there was a champagne toast as the bride and groom stood on the balcony. As the guests reentered the ballroom for the reception, the Jackson String Trio played "Tara's Theme," as requested by the bride "Captured" by Mandie Newsom photography and Rouse Video Productions preserved the moments of the afternoon.
On the eve of the wedding the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner in honor of the bride and groom in the B'nai B'rith Literary Association tearoom. Following a honeymoon trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming the couple is at home in Purvis where the bride is a speech-language pathologist with the Lumberton School District and the groom is a registered forester at Land Management Services and Mapping.