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2002 Wedding Register. (B-B).

Bailey-Baker

Vera Jeannette Bailey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Curtis Bailey, became the bride of Dr. William Clair Baker, Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. William Clair Baker of-Oxford, on August 18, 2001, at First Presbyterian Church.

The Reverend Brister H. Ware officiated the double-ring ceremony. Lisa Purdie, soloist; Connie Wadsworth, organist; Bob Cheeseman, trumpeter; and Bonnie Brown, violinist, provided the music.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a sleeveless designer gown of silk organza with a net overlay of embroidered silver threads, tiny pearls, and white sequins. From the dropped waistline fell an organza skirt sweeping into a chapel-length train. Covered buttons and small bows flowed down the length of the delicate train.

Her veil of tiers of rolled-edge illusion fell from a comb of pearls and crystals. The bride carried a cluster of hydrangea, stock, bells of Ireland, lilies, roses, stephanotis, alstromeria, and freesia, all in shades of white and cream.

Stacie Curtis Bailey of Jackson attended her sister as maid of honor. Catherine Bailey Breland of Jackson and Carol Bailey Adkins of Jackson, Tennessee, sisters of the bride, attended as matrons of honor. Bridesmaids were Sharon Barkley Healy of San Francisco, California, and Mia Angela Garguilo of Chicago, illinois. They wore two-piece ensembles with tops in seamist silk crepe over A-line ivory chiffon skirts. They carried clusters of blue hydrangea, peach roses, blue iris, stock, freesia, and lilies.

The bridegroom's father served as best man. Groomsmen were Allen Boren Baker, brother of the groom; William Chadwick Lamar of Oxford; David Robin Fortenberry of Hattiesburg; and Daniel Starr Spivey of Canton. Ushers were William Bradford Adkins of Jackson, Tennessee; Darryl Ray Breland of Jackson; and Robert White St. John of Hattiesburg.

After the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. Flowers were provided by Tom McIntyre of A Daisy a Day. Jim Hudson of Bon Ami catered the reception. The guests enjoyed dancing and entertainment by Johnny Crocker.

The day before the wedding a bridesmaids' luncheon was hosted by Carol Adkins, Catherine Breland, Stacie Bailey, and Cathie Bailey at the Country Club of Jackson.

On the eve of their son's wedding, Dr. and Mrs. Baker entertained the wedding party and guests with a rehearsal dinner at the University Club.

Following a honeymoon trip to Maui, the couple now resides in Hattiesburg.

Bailey-McAlexander

Meredith Macy Bailey and William Preston McAlexander were united in marriage on July 14, 2001, at Oxford-University United Methodist Church in Oxford. Reverend Warren C. Black, Jr. officiated. Nuptial music was presented by Jason Derrick, organist; Rebekah Toner, trumpeter; Sue Gaston, cellist; and Nancy Carole King, vocalist. Program attendants were Emily Hart Gilmore and Mary Claire Gilmore.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Jason Bailey of Oxford. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Preston McAlexander of Holly Springs.

Presented in marriage by her father, the bride wore a formal gown of silk mikado. Small pearl flowers, intertwined with crystals, encircled the natural waistline of the sleeveless bodice with its square neckline closed with buttons and loops in the back. The A-line skirt of gores of silk swept into a chapel-length train. Her veil of tiers of illusion, edged in silk organza, fell from a tiara of rhinestone flowers, She carried a nosegay of white Virginia roses. Fashioned in European style, the rose stems were wrapped with ivory satin ribbon.

Attending the bride as maid of honor was Candace Carole King. Bridesmaids were Katie Buskirk Anding, Amanda Weaver Long, Stephanie Frazier Love, Jill Leigh Medley, Jessica Gibson Roan, Tracy Christine Tosh, and Julie Rogers Walker. Shelby Ashlyn Clark and Margaret Lloyd Hewitt served as flower girls. The bridesmaids wore dresses of cashmere satin with strapless bodices and floor-length draped skirts. The bridesmaids carried loose nosegay of soft peach stock, blush pink peonies, soft cream English garden roses, and tufts of pale lavender wax flower. They were tied with double-faced French satin ivory ribbon streamers.

The groom's father, Robert Preston McAlexander, served as best man. Groomsmen were William Jason Bailey, Michael Garner Berry, William Wesley Jones, Mark Robert Mazurkiewicz, Jeffrey David McAlexander, Robert Joseph McAlexander, and Justin Corey Sorrells. Ushers were Jason Bowie Burch, Jonathan Andrew Burch, Charles Thomas Hussey, Robert Andrew Martin, Charles Hayden Perkins Ill, and Robert Gregory Wilson. Charles Peyton Hewitt served as ring bearer.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents honored the couple with a reception at The Oxford-University Club featuring music by The Paul Rainey Band.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner for the wedding party, family, and friends at the Downtown Grill in Oxford.

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

Bailey-Russo

Sara Marjorie Bailey and Richard Daniel Russo II were united in marriage during a 2 p.m. ceremony at the Chapel of Memories on the campus of Mississippi State University on April 7, 2001.

Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Van Bailey of Batesville; Ms. Denise Bain of Michie, Tennessee; and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Daniel Russo of Burnsville. Paternal grandparents of the bride are Mrs. Grace Bailey of Lambert and the late Fred C. and Marjorie Roberts Bailey. Maternal grandparents are Mrs. Frances Marett of Sardis and the late Fred H. and Sara Tinney Marett. Grandparents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn Joslin of Glen and the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Russo.

The Reverend Jeff James officiated the double-ring ceremony. A program of nuptial music was presented by organist Fred Marett, Jr., uncle of the bride, and Tara Castile, pianist. Soloists were Neely Watts, Rhett Graves, and Laura Dufour.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of white satin adorned with embroidery and pearls. The princess line gown fell into a cathedral-length train edged in embroidery and pearls. She carried a bouquet of white Virginia roses.

Serving as maid of honor was Elizabeth Monteith. The bride was also attended by Jenny Bailey, sister-in-law of the bride; Amy Carver; Jennifer Clynch; Eve Florence; Ellen Mullis; and Martha Jane Thomas. The bridesmaids wore two-piece formal designs of platinum matte satin and carried hand-tied nosegays of mixed spring flowers.

Serving as best man was Heath Castile. Groomsmen were Brad Bailey, brother of the bride; James Barnett; Eric McCulley; Shane Murray; Joseph Patrick; and Russell Young.

The ring bearer was Lucas Russo, brother of the groom, and the flower girl was Ashley Gray, cousin of the groom.

Candlelighters were Joel Tucker and Jason King. Ushers were John David Hardy, Brian Herron, and Joshua Robinson.

Following the ceremony, the parents of the bride entertained the wedding party and guests with a reception at the Butler-Williams Alumni Center. Music was provided by Hailey Stevens, pianist.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents entertained the wedding party with an Italian dinner, prepared by family and friends, at the Baptist Student Union.

After a wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico, the couple is at home in Oxford.

Banks-Wallace

Tara Starr Banks and Jason Daniel Wallace were united in marriage at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2001, at Grass Lawn in Gulfport. The celebration and blessing of marriage took place on the beautifully landscaped grounds of the antebellum home under the magnificent oak trees overlooking the sandy shores and blue waters of the Gulf Coast. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Reverend Dr. Alma Flick. Bill Gleaton, violinist, provided nuptial music.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. Ben Banks of Brandon and Stan and Linda Potter of Ellington, Missouri. She is the granddaughter of Ms. O. L. Banks and the late Mr. Banks of Greenville and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lee Young of Eminence, Missouri. The groom is the son of Ron and Lynda Wallace of Brandon and Bridget and Alan Cox of Ocean Springs. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. James D. Wallace of Marietta, Georgia, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Drown of Marianna, Florida.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a designer gown of white satin featuring a triple spaghetti strap fitted bodice embellished with embroidery detail and hand-sewn pearls and crystals. Her A-line skirt flowed into a chapel-length train. A veil of illusion edged with silk fell from a tiara of pearls, crystals, and rhinestones. The bride carried a cascade bouquet of Casablanca lilies, Virginia roses, spray roses, and freesia.

Attending the bride were Kiley Dukes as maid of honor and Regan Lame Banks as bridesmaid. Their two-piece floor-length gowns in ice blue featured sleeveless silk crepe tops with band-stitched embroidery at the waist and A-line silk chiffon skirts. The attendants carried hand-tied bouquets of Casablanca lilies. The flower girl was Sara Jordan Banks. Brandon Lee Wallace served his brother as best man, and Jason Kyle Banks served as groomsman. Aaron Christopher Potter was the ring bearer.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Milner House of Grass Lawn amidst the ambiance of the seaside sunset, where friends and family joined the couple in celebrating their marriage. On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents honored the couple with a rehearsal dinner at Olive Garden in Gulfport.

After the wedding, the couple honeymooned in Maui, Hawaii. The couple now resides in Centreville, Virginia.

Bass-Gleason

The wedding ceremony of Mary Olivia Bass and Don Oliver Gleason, Jr. was celebrated on June 23, 2001, at seven in the evening at Fondren Presbyterian Church in Jackson. The Rev. James White officiated at the double-ring candlelight ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Wanda Fancher Bass of Madison and the late Dr. Edward Joseph Bass. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Oliver Gleason, Sr. of Ocala, Florida.

Presenting a program of nuptial music was Robert Knupp, organist; Paula Kitchens, harpist; and Nell Adams, soloist. Readers for the ceremony were Patricia Gleason Barrios of Abbeville and Ann Elizabeth Gleason of Oxford, sisters of the bridegroom.

A single candle was burned during the ceremony in cherished memory of the bride's father.

The chiming of the church bells, signifying the entrance of the bride, was by Hayden Boyster, cousin of the bride.

Escorted by her brother, Edward Joseph Bass, Jr., the bride was radiant in a gown of white matte satin. Bands of clustered pearls and crystals defined the strapless bodice and empire waistline. The princess A-line skirt, trellised with rows of pearls, swept into a chapel-length train. Her veil of tiers of illusion, edged in bias satin cording, fell from a tiara of sprays of pearls and rhinestones. The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of white calla lilies and French tulips. Inside her bouquet she carried her paternal grandmother's linen handkerchief. The bride's only jewelry was a pearl bracelet, a gift from the bride's mother, and pearl earrings, which had been worn by both the groom's mother and grandmother. The bride wore the garter worn by her mother on her wedding day.

Attending the bride as maid of honor was Alexis Anne Urbank of Dublin, Ohio. Bridesmaids were Brittany Nycole Rickman, Emily Anne Thompson, Lydia Katherine Bolen, Jane Claire Boyd, Sarah Arlene Harkins, Natalie Gail Pittman, and Nan Elisabeth Thompson. They wore two-piece ensembles of matte lavender satin designed with halter tops and A-line skirts. Hand-tied bouquets of white flowers consisting of Casablanca lilies, aggies, iris, and French tulips accented their gowns.

The groom's father, Don Oliver Gleason, Sr., served as best man. Groomsmen were Charles Cayton Edwards, Michael Ray McCrory, Michael Burnis McHenry, Michael James Smith, Stephen Hale Ayres, Jon Hunter Gleason, and Christopher Keenan Welch.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Colonial Country Club. Music was provided by the 24-7 band. Each guest was presented a keepsake box of homemade chocolates made by the bride's aunt, Mary Helen Sinclair of Columbia.

Guests rang miniature bells as the couple departed for a honeymoon in Jamaica. The couple will reside in Tupelo.

On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner for the bridal party and out-of-town guests at Dennery's Restaurant in Jackson.

The morning of the wedding, groomsmen were entertained with a day of golf at Lake Caroline hosted by the bride's brother.

Beck-Edgar

Heatherly Anne Beck and Allan Brian Edgar were united in marriage at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson at 2 p.m., September 23, 2000. Dr. j. Ligon Duncan officiated the double-ring ceremony. Nuptial music was provided by Connie Wadsworth, organist, and Donna Beasley, vocalist.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John William Beck, Jr. of Brandon. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John William Beck, Sr. of Brookhaven and the late Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Brooks Conner of Miami, Florida. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Allan George Edgar, Jr. of Jackson. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Allan George Edgar, Sr. of Jackson and the late Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Horton of Ripley.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a designer gown of natural peau de soie. The classic gown featured a high scoop neck with a fitted bodice and V-back. The waist was accented with delicate crystal beads and pearls. Her fingertip veil of silk illusion fell from a headpiece of crystals and pearls and was created by her mother. She carried an English nosegay of bridal white roses, stephanotis, and freesia.

Christina Conner Beck of New Orleans, Louisiana, served her sister as maid of honor, and Alma Robinson Shook of Memphis, Tennessee, served as matron of honor. Bridal attendants were Adrienne Goodin Mercer of Starkville; Heather Daniel Darrah of Dallas, Texas; Kimberly Renee Willis of Brandon; and Leigh Jones Johnson of Macon, Georgia.

The attendants wore two-piece gowns of iridescent plum chiffon. They carried brightly colored fall bouquets including gerbera daisies and roses. Brittany Nicole Hamilton, cousin of the bride, served as flower girl. Program attendants were Leigh Edgar, cousin of the groom, and Shana Hansen. Jennifer McPherson attended the guest registry.

Serving the groom as best man was his father, Allan George Edgar, Jr. Groomsmen were Stephen Horton Edgar, brother of the groom, of Jackson; John William Beck III, brother of the bride, of Brandon; Robert Michael Edgar, cousin of the groom, of Ridgeland; Joseph Read Hendon of Ocean Springs; Gregory Taylor Hagerman of Houston, Texas; Bradford Brindley Lott of Nashville, Tennessee; and Paul Allen Shook of Memphis, Tennessee.

Immediately after the ceremony, a reception was held at the Old Capitol Inn. Reception music was provided by the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra's String Quartet. On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Jackson Country Club. Following a honeymoon trip to Paris, France, the couple is at home in Atlanta, Georgia.

Berry-Williams

Suzanne Leigh Berry and Kenneth Randall Williams were united in marriage at New Hebron Baptist Church in New Hebron at 6 p.m., June 30, 2001. The Reverend Sonny Adkins officiated the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mims Berry, Jr. of New Hebron. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Williams of Brandon.

Nuptial music was presented by Carol Blair, pianist; Becky Yarbrough, organist; Donna Ballard, flutist; and string duo Kathryn and Lauren Little. Vocals were performed by Stephanie Williams Holt, Jeremy and Lauren Little, and Dale Townsend.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a strapless diamond white gown of matte satin with a bustled chapel-length train and elbow-length gloves. Her headpiece was a rhinestone tiara with an elbow-length illusion veil sparkling with crystal stones. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of Virginia roses and lilies.

Wearing riviera pink strapless gowns and elbow length gloves, Emily Little Caughman and DeAnna Welch Walker served as matrons of honor. Bridal attendants were Lisa Rains Berry, Melissa Buckley, Robyn Cranford, Stephanie Williams Holt, Amy Buckley Townsend, Robin Walker, and Dana Lowrimore Waugh. They carried hand-tied bouquets of pink and yellow roses, yellow alstromeria, and virburnum. Holly Van Halsema was flower girl. The honorary attendants were Melissa Henry, Caroline McQueen, Amanda May, Brandi Dear Smith, and Becky Walker.

The groom's father served as best man. Groomsmen were Andy Berry, Trey Berry, Ryan Berry, Jacob Crout, Paul Harris, Stacey Holt, Brock Sullivan, and Brandt Walker. Ring bearer was Brett Davis. Ushers were Jeffrey Boone, Charlie Craft, Clay Garner, and Lance Garner.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the home and gardens of the bride's parents. The bride and groom arrived in a horse drawn carriage. Guests were welcomed into the gardens through an arch with twinkling lights and tropical flowers. A focal point in the gardens was a large tent adorned with lighted grapevine. A massive summer arrangement was centered under the tent covering buffet tables featuring southern cuisine, catered by Fran Ginn of In Good Taste. Wrought iron lamps with beaded shades illuminated the tables, covered with summer sheer cloths and rose petals. The band Three Up Front entertained guests.

The groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the home of Danny and Sharon Payne of Magee.

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

Biddle-Easley

Mary Stacy Biddle and Daniel Jackson Easley were united in marriage in a 7 p.m. ceremony on July 7 at the First United Methodist Church in Grenada.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Edward Biddle of Grenada. Her grandparents are Mrs. Ola Perrigin Griffin and the late Mr. Chester Willis Griffin of Roiling Fork and the late Mrs. Gladys Kelly Biddle of Tupelo and the late Mr. Edward Leslie Biddle of Greenville.

The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Jackson Easley, Jr. of Shelbyville, Kentucky. His grandparents are Mrs. Helen Shuck Searcy and the late Mr. Ernest Hugh Searcy and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Jackson Easley, Sr., all of Shelbyville, Kentucky.

The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Rev. Jack Smith and Father Timothy Murphy. A program of nuptial music was presented by Jennifer Turner, organist; Melody White, pianist; Bernard Hatch, trumpeter; and Lauren Nichols and Doug Lotz, vocalists. The wedding was directed by Mrs. Margaret McCool.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a designer gown of white silk satin organza with platinum ribbons edging the bodice and continuing over the shoulders. Her tiered veil of illusion was trimmed with platinum ribbons. Her bouquet was a French clutch of Leonadis roses.

Serving her sister as matron of honor was Leslie Biddle Midlick. Bridesmaids were Gentry Easley, Emily Garrick, Emily Hodges, Bonnie Morris, Amanda Nolen, Eleanor Power, Lisa Rota, and Rebecca Tackett. The bridesmaids wore two-piece ensembles of iridescent taffeta overlaid with silver net. The flower girl was Griffin Gilbert and ring bearers were David Midlick, Jr. and William Midlick. The stand-in bride was Dana Edwards.

Jeremiah Taylor Easley served his brother as best man. The groomsmen were Norman Beznoska, Kevin Campbell, Michael Hudes, Dennis Joyce, Adam Lips, Matthew Mueller, Michael Rodgers, and Michael Stany. Ushers were Charles Dale, Terrance Kennedy, Brian Lucas, and Joshua Searcy. Program attendants were Jason Griffin and Joshua Griffin.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at the Grenada Country Club. Music was provided by Irresistible Truth. Pattie Smith was the floral designer and David Johnston was the photographer.

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

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

Blair-Farrar

April Christine Blair and Dean Pittman Farrar were united in holy matrimony August 18, 2001, at 5 p.m. at A. H. Reid Chapel at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. The Reverend Harvey Gowan Ellis, Jr. officiated the ceremony and read the couple's favorite scripture verses, Ruth 1:16 and Philippians 2:1-5. Nuptial music was presented by Hunter Goff, organist and pianist; Jeffrey Flanikin, violinist; and Farrar and Lisa Strum and Bethany Jones, vocalists.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Stanley Blair of Vestavia Hills, Alabama. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Pitt Farrar of Clinton.

The bride was given in marriage by her father. For her wedding, the bride chose a diamond white gown of silk shantung overlaid with silk organza. The bodice was lavishly embroidered with silk thread and seed pearls. Jewelry straps were made of Turkish silver, pearls, and crystals. The A-line gown was worn slipper length and swept to a chapel-length train. The hem was traced with the same silk thread and seed pearl embroidery of the bodice. A silk band embroidered with crystals and pearls held the bride's two-tiered silk illusion cage veil.

The bride chose Miss Julia Elizabeth Karcher of Mobile, Alabama, and Miss LeAnne Raelon Nichols of Birmingham, Alabama, as maids of honor. Bridesmaid were Mrs. Jennifer Huie Craddock, Miss Holly Anne Davis, Miss Meredyth Beard Miller, and Mrs. Aren Newell Williams, all of Birmingham, Alabama; Miss Lucy Candler Jones of Vienna, Austria; Mrs. Melissa Tabor Terjung of Atlanta, Georgia; and Miss Kathryn Wallis Williamson of Nashville, Tennessee.

The groom's father served as best man. Groomsmen were Mr. Omah Clinton Farrar, brother of the groom, Mr. Jonathan David Rose, and Mr. James Latham Williams, all of Clinton; Mr. Adam Stokes Blair, brother of the bride, and Mr. William Niles Lovelady III, both of Birmingham, Alabama; Mr. Brett Andrew Causey of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Mr. William Madison Farmer of Kansas City, Missouri; and Mr. William Farrar Strum, cousin of the groom, of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Following the ceremony, the reception was held at Greystone Country Club. Guests danced the night away to the sounds of The Zoomers of Birmingham, Alabama. The couple left in a Model T Ford for a honeymoon trip to St. Lucia. The couple resides in Birmingham, Alabama.

Bland-Wells

Kimberly Jo Bland and Michael Terry Wells were united in marriage on February 24, 2001, at six in the evening at First Baptist Church in Marks. The Reverend David Meadors officiated the double-ring ceremany.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny R. Bland of Marks. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Christine E. Hudson of Marks and the late Mr. A. Floyd Hudson and Mr. J. W. Bland of Marks and the late Mrs. Virginia White Bland.

The groom is the son of Mrs. Lynda E. Wells of Marks and the late Mr. William Charles "Dub" Wells. He is the grandson of Mrs. Elsie Eubanks of Philadelphia and the late Mr. James Eubanks and the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Green Wells.

A program of nuptial music was presented by Mr. Bobby Eavenson, organist, and Mr. Scotty Aldridge, soloist. The wedding was directed by Mrs. Shirley Carter.

Presented in marriage by her father, the bride wore a formal gown of white matte satin featuring short cap sleeves and a crescent neckline. The fitted bodice was beautifully detailed with an embroidered leaf motif. Her A-line skirt flowed into a chapel-length train. Her veil of tiered illusion fell from a headpiece of Austrian crystals and pearls. She carried a bouquet of Virginia white roses.

Attending the bride as matron of honor was Rene Toney Coker. Bridesmaids were Lauren Bradney Fikes and Amy Swindoll Pittman. Each attendant wore a floor-length sage-colored gown featuring a crescent neckline and chiffon skirt overlay. They carried hand-tied bouquets in shades of pink, yellow, and purple. Tailer Toney served as flower girl. She carried a kissing ball covered with pink rose petals.

Serving as best man was Cecil Brian Coker. Groomsmen were Kevin Hudson Bland, brother of the bride, and William Tyler Wells, nephew of the groom. Junior groomsman was Robert Kyle Hayman, nephew of the groom. Ring bearer was Blake Toney Coker. Walter Isaac Cobb served as usher.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at Wilson Lake Country Club, where guests enjoyed dining and dancing to the music of Cornerstone.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's mother hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Como Steakhouse.

Following a honeymoon cruise to the Bahamas, the couple is at home in Batesville.

Bloss-Horne

Cynthia Erin Bloss and Jason Gregory Horne were united in marriage at 4 p.m. on April 7, 2001, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Gulfport.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Fredrick Bloss III of Gulfport. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Bloss of Gulfport and Mrs. Lucile McGaha and the late Dr. Y. J. McGaha of Oxford. The groom is the son of Mr. Gregory Milton Home of Jackson and Ms. Jan Shoemaker of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is the grandson of Mrs. Viola Home and the late Mr. Davis Milton Home of Yazoo City and the late Mr. and Mrs. Vernie H. Shoemaker of Magee.

The Reverend Dr. Martha M. Blount of Jackson officiated at the double-ring ceremony. Nuptial music was provided by Kay Lang, organist, and Mike Smith, trumpeter.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a sleeveless gown of candlelight matte satin with a Sabrina neckline and empire waistline. The waistline, hemline, and border of the train were embellished with soutache embroidery. She carried a bouquet of white tulips and white hydrangeas.

Attending the bride as maid of honor was Theresa Michelle Hubiak. Bridesmaids were Suzanne Failla Barrett, Sara Elizabeth Biddle, Heather Michelle Bradley, Shelley LeAn Bradley, Shannon Williams LaRose, Katherine Vaughan Powers, Stacy Elizabeth Warren, and Haley Horne Blakeman, sister of the groom. They wore two-piece gowns of periwinkle satin and carried bouquets of spring flowers.

Serving his son as best man was Gregory Milton Home. Groomsmen were Gray Waxhaw Adams, Derek Royce Arrington, William Shannon Blakeman, Darin Stephen Britt, Bradley Russell Boerner, Edward Otis Johnson III, James Davis Powell, and Zachary Welty Thompson. Ushers were Michael Adam Chrestman, Benjamin McRae Watson, Andrews Welty White, and James Richard Young.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents honored the couple with a reception in the Sunset Ballroom of the Great Southern Club where guests enjoyed music by Jerry Ball and the Alley Cats.

On the eve of the wedding, Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Horne and Ms. Jan Shoemaker entertained the wedding party and out-of-town guests at a rehearsal dinner at The Chimneys in Gulfport.

Following a wedding trip to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, the couple now resides in Jackson.

Blount-Nichols

Alison Dawn Blount and Justin Lee Nichols were united in marriage on June 9, 2001, at two in the afternoon at Derma Baptist Church in Derma. Dr. Christopher Aldridge officiated the ceremony. Mrs. Melissa Moore, Mr. Shannon Myers, and Ms. Leah Wetzler presented music. The wedding was under the direction of Mrs. Ann Bryan.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Denton Blount of Calhoun City. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn Blount of Bruce and Mr. John Bardo and the late Mrs. Alethea Bardo of Big Creek.

The groom is the son of Ms. Twyla Nichols of Bruce and Mr. Richard Nichols of Chetek, Wisconsin. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Bates of Bruce and Ms. Doris Tiffany of Chetek, Wisconsin.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a formal gown featuring a scoop neckline and beaded spaghetti straps. The fitted bodice was heavily embezzled with crystals, seed pearls, and bugle beads which cascaded onto the full tulle skirt. Her veil adorned with pearls and crystals fell from an illusional rhinestone tiara.

The bride carried a Victorian nosegay of romantic roses in shades of pink and white that were mixed with pearl inserts of stephanotis and hand tied with French silk ribbon.

Serving as maid of honor was Ashley Nichols. Bridesmaids were Valerie Goodwin, Jessica Lollar, Megan Easley, Brandi Ledbetter, Kristi Pantin, Beth Maples, Beth Brand, and Melissa Ferguson. Honorary bridesmaids were Julie Hollingsworth, Courtney Nichols, and Carrie Romines. Junior bridesmaid was McKenzie Nichols. Each wore a floor-length strapless gown in paradise pink. The satin fitted bodice met an accordion pleated tulle skirt. The bridesmaids carried silver tussie-mussies that held shades of pink and white roses mixed with million star gyp and tied with French silk ribbon. The honorary bridesmaid carried a Victorian pomander ball of small Victorian white roses.

Serving as best man was Jason Nichols. Groomsmen were Todd Hendrix, Allen Blackwelder, Stephen Box, Lance Austin, Brian Churchin, A. J. Baird, Jason Hollingsworth, and Dr. Tripp Henderson. Honorary groomsmen were Tony Goodwin, Bryan Beard, and Brent Fayard.

Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church fellowship hall. On the eve of the wedding the parents of the groom hosted a candlelight rehearsal dinner at Doler Bed and Breakfast.

Following a Caribbean cruise, the couple returned to Calhoun City where they are both employed at Med.-Lift and Mobility, Inc.

Bodenger-Matheson

Michelle Levy Bodenger and David Miller Matheson were united in marriage on June 2, 2001, in an elegant evening ceremony at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kahn Bodenger of New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Vernon Hunter and the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bodenger.

The bridegroom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Duncan Fairley Matheson III of Diamondhead. He is the grandson of Mrs. Duncan Fairley Matheson, Jr. and the late Mr. Matheson, Jr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Harbin Miller of Biloxi.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride walked down an aisle edged with rose petals to a lilting string quartet. Judge Dennis J. Waldron of New Orleans officiated the ceremony and long-time family friend Dr. Ralph Lupin read from the scriptures.

The bride wore an imported ivory Italian silk princess gown with an elegant bustle and train. The bodice featured borillon embroidered flowers with Austrian crystals and elongated seed pearls. For her bouquet, she carried a nosegay created from a lovely profusion of pale yellow, cream, pink, and red roses.

Maid of honor, Melissa Ann Bodenger, sister of the bride, and bridesmaids, Kate Gundy and Mary Munger, wore gowns of periwinkle blue, and each carried a silver tussie-mussie filled with a nosegay of cream, pink, and magenta roses. Flower girl Leland Graeber carried a basket with multi-colored rose petals.

Duncan Matheson IV served as his brother's best man. Groomsmen were Peter Titten, Scott Schaefer, and Clayton Williams. Ushers were Steve Saucier, Abe Kinney, Wes Pugh, and Matthew North. Austin Davidson served as ring bearer.

New Orleans floral designer Meade Wentzel created a spectacular garden setting that featured a wall of cascading flowers and a magnificent gazebo with entwined roses and ivy flanked by candelabra adorned with greens, roses, and lilies in shades of cream and deep rose.

The reception repeated the lush cream, deep pink, mauve, and reds of the ceremony in the garden wall, and the indoor garden gazebo housed an exquisitely designed four-tier traditional buttercream cake.

Guests dined on a sumptuous buffet, danced the night away, and followed the joyous bride and groom as they led a traditional New Orleans' Second Line.

Following their honeymoon, the couple will reside in Oxford.

Bonner-Sink

Belinda Christine Banner and Joseph David Sink, Jr. were united in marriage on June 23, 2001, at six in the evening at Forest Hills Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Wayne Banner of Clarksdale and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Henry of Batesville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bonner. He is the son of Joseph David Sink, Sr. and Estelle Sink of Knoxville, Tennessee, and the grandson of Mrs. Beulah Myers of Birchwood, Tennessee, and the late Mr. Woodrow Wilson Myers and Mr. and Mrs. Murvin Sink.

Reverend Vernon Holstad officiated the double-ring ceremony. Nuptial music was provided by organist Pat Mulloy and vocalists Ted Murphy, Lina Bryant, and Jack Umphers, all of Nashville, Tennessee.

Presented in marriage by her father, the bride wore a couture gown of diamond white satin and tulle. It featured a sculptured matte satin strapless bodice accented with Austrian crystals and seed pearls. The ballroom skirt of tulle featured a chapel-length train. A princess-style tiara of Austrian crystals secured the bride's veil of French silk illusion. She carried a nosegay of Virginia roses hand tied with French satin ribbon, which held the wedding band of her maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Agnes McCain.

Attending her sister as maid of honor was Becky Banner. Bridesmaids were Beth Umphers, Cherie Sink, Rebecca Parham, Amber Alford, and Jessica Henry. They wore formal two-piece ensembles of black georgette silk and carried hand-tied bouquets of Virginia roses. Flower girls were Ashley Henry and Charley Ann Nix.

Serving as best man was Jeff Brown. Groomsmen were Cody Allison, Marshall Hamilton, William Smithfield, Scott Jefcoat, and Terry Moats. Ring bearer was Bailey Ross. Ushers were Jimmy Banner and Christopher Banner. The program server and registry attendant were Annah Bailey and Olivia Nix. Distributing bubbles was Amelia Bailey.

The bride's parents hosted a reception at Horseshoe Bend Country Club where Scott Sosna Entertainment provided music for dancing. On the evening prior to the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Fieldstone Farms Swim and Tennis Club. On the morning of the wedding, a bridal brunch was held at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Jack Umphers. The groom was honored with a wedding day breakfast at the Loveless Cafe.

Following a honeymoon cruise to the Caribbean, the couple is at home in Brentwood, Tennessee, where the groom is an international tax manager with Arthur Andersen, LLP.

Booth-Stewart

Kathryn Elizabeth Booth and Bradford McAllester Stewart, Jr. were married April 28, 2001, at six in the evening at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clayton Booth of Brandon. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Herbert McBrayer of Brandon and the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clayton Booth of Monessen, Pennsylvania.

The groom is the son of Rev. and Mrs. Bradford McAllester Stewart of Starkville. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Robert DeSha Hines of Yazoo City and Mrs. Jacqueline Nutter Stewart and the late Mr. Angus McAllester Stewart of Belzoni.

The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Brian Habig and Rev. Tim Muse. Musical selections were presented by Mr. Thomas Fisher, guitarist; Mrs. Connie Wadsworth, organist; and Rev, and Mrs. Charles Godwin, vocalists.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a formal spaghetti strap gown of diamond white silk organza. The elegantly fitted bodice was intricately beaded in a floral motif in opaque bugle beads with seed pearls and silver beads. The soft dropped waistline flowed into a multi-layer skirt of silk organza and included a blush train. Her veil of diamond white tulle fell from a headpiece consisting of pearls and crystals. The bride carried a French bouquet of beonca, vieqinia, and porcelana spray roses with lisianthus.

Attending the bride as matron of honor was Shannon Elliott. Bridesmaids were Sara Parks Martin and Susanna Stewart, sisters of the groom; Celeste Adams; Della Berry; Christy Flynn; Haley Guest; Stacie Hurt; Ashley Lowry; Mallory McCaskill; Tracey McKay; and Carrie Beth Randall. The attendants wore spaghetti strap gowns with layers of caribbean and navy chiffon. The bridesmaids carried English bouquets of garden flowers in sherbet colors.

Brad Stewart served his son as best man. Groomsmen were John Beddingfield, Steve Britt, Jason Carter, Thomas Fisher, Brandon Gilbert, Rod Henderson, Jeff Johnson, Josh Martin, Drew Middleton, Brian Porter, and Todd Warren. Ushers were Chris Laird and Kevin Laird.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the University Club, where guests danced to the music of the Ben Shaw Band. Rose petal attendants were Nettle Hines and Bethany McBrayer.

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

Following a honeymoon to St. Thomas, the couple now resides in Ridgeland.

Boothe-Wilson

Marilyn Jah "Mimi" Boothe and Kristopher Todd Wilson were united in marriage at 7 p.m. on May 19, 2001, at Centenary United Methodist Church, McComb.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. James Conley Boothe of McComb and the granddaughter of Mrs. H. Warren Byrd of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the late H. Warren Byrd and Conley S. Boothe of Amelia Island, Florida, and the late Nina Summerour Boothe. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Charles Wilson of Cordova, Tennessee, and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter Calvin Bush of Brantley, Alabama, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Albert Wilson of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The Reverend Donald Bishop officiated the double-ring ceremony. Nuptial music was provided by organist Carolyn Smith, soloist Tina Brumfield, and trumpeter Jay Johnson. The University of Southern Mississippi String Quartet presented the prelude music.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an original Vera Wang gown, made of ivory duchesse silk in a perfectly fitted trumpet silhouette. The bodice was accented with hand beading, and button detailing accented the chapel-length train. A pearl-studded tiara secured her cathedral-length veil. The bride carried a bouquet of white ranunculus hand tied with French organdy ribbon and an antique Belgian lace handkerchief that belonged to her great-great-grandmother. The bride wore a diamond necklace and diamond earrings, gifts from the groom.

Allison Byrd Boothe served her sister as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Andree Ochsner Chalaron, Rachael Statham McKinney, Angela Johnston Nichols, Anne Colleen Petrie, and Elizabeth Amman Williams. Junior bridesmaid was Claire Newman Wyly. The bride's attendants wore silk two-piece gowns by Vera Wang in a shade of soft platinum and carried hand-tied bouquets of viburnum, rice flower, and ranunculus.

Mr. Steven Charles Wilson served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Doug Haywood Dasinger, Thomas James Ford, Robert Andrew Lecky, Jr., Paul Russell Snider, and Craig Allen Vigodsky. Eric Lindsay Book, Tom Melville Drummond III, and Daniel Keith Lewis served as ushers.

Conner Nolan Book, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Lindsay Book, and Andrew Jackson Wyly V, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Paul Wyly, were ring bearers. Caroline Elizabeth Kelly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward William Kelly III, and Suzan Kethley Raines, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Grady Raines, were flower girls.

After the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at Fernwood Country Club. Music was provided by Hunter and the Gators. During the reception, Tom Drummond, a member of the wedding party and bassist for the band Better Than Ezra, along with the other two members of Better Than Ezra surprised the bride and groom by taking the stage and performing several songs.

Following a wedding trip to Zihuatanejo, Mexico, the couple is at home in New Orleans, Louisiana, where the groom is an attorney with Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin, and Hubbard. The bride is a speech-language pathologist at Ochsner Hospital.

Bouler-Eddins

Dana Blair Bouler and Donald Anderson Eddins were united in marriage on Saturday, July 28, 2001, at six in the evening at First Baptist Church in Cleveland.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don LeRoy Bouler of Cleveland. She is the granddaughter of Mr. Dock Mills Taylor and the late Mrs. Taylor of Demopolis, Alabama, and Mrs. LeRoy Bouler and the late Mr. Bouler of Leland.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cotton Eddins of Demopolis, Alabama. He is the grandson of Mrs. Adolphus Anderson Knight and the late Mr. Knight and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Eddins, all of Demopolis.

The Reverend Harold Robinson officiated the ceremony. Music was provided by Mary Claire Norwood, organist; Sid McNeil, trumpeter; Niki Richmond, flautist; Dr. James Robinson, director of music; and Richard Cole, vocalist.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of white organza enhanced by delicate pearl and crystal embellished embroidery. From the fitted natural waistline a full skirt flowed into a chapel-length train. Her simple fingertip veil of illusion fell from a French bandeau encrusted with seed pearls and iridescents. Tucked inside her bouquet of white bridal roses was a handkerchief embroidered with delicate blue flowers that belonged to her maternal grandmother.

Wendy Yeager Holladay of Oxford and Kaby Higgins Plitt of Wake Forest, North Carolina, served as matrons of honor. Bridesmaids were Emily Scipper Anderson of Hernando; Christie Owens Ayers of Jackson; Mary Margaret Chrestman and Carol Carver Gist of Clarksdale; Robin Leigh Cole of Pensacola, Florida; Katherine Elizabeth Eddins and Sarah Edith Eddins, sisters of the groom, of Demopolis, Alabama; Susan Lynette Johnson of Atlanta; and Jennifer Runnels Hawkins and Shawn Tackett Marchant of Cleveland.

Michelle Vunk Shakelford of Memphis served as the bride's proxy.

Cotton Eddins served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Joel Gray Collins of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Scott Joseph DuBois of New Orleans; brother of the groom William Knight Eddins, Ashley Shawn Hall, Kelly Kirkpatrick Stephens, and Cecil Lee Fields, all of Demopolis, Alabama; John Buchanan, John David Hawkins, and Brett Thomas Marchant, all of Cleveland; and Thomas Wiginton of Gordo, Alabama.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Cleveland Country Club where guests were entertained by the Kracker Jacks.

On the eve of the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom's parents at KC's Restaurant in Cleveland.

The couple has made their home in Demopolis, Alabama.

Bozeman-Haas

Linda Jan Bozeman and William Landon Haas were united in marriage on June 23, 2001, at First Baptist Church, Brandon. The ceremony was officiated by Dr. D.L. Ireland and Dr. Brent N. Bozeman, brother of the bride.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Patsy Bozeman of Brandon and the late Dr. Donald N. Bozeman. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bozeman and the late Mr. and Mrs. Milton Fortenberry. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Haas, Jr. of Brandon. He is the grandson of Mrs. Della Haas of Brandon and the late Mr. William L. Haas, Sr. and the late Mr. George and Mrs. Sallye Cleveland Smith.

Nuptial music was provided by Mrs. Connie Salter, pianist, and Mrs. Karen May, organist. Soloists were Mrs. Pam Cooper and Mr. Crull and Mrs. Ashley Chambless. Selections included "Holy Ground," "I Will Be Here," and "Shine On Us."

Given in marriage by her brother, the bride wore a formal designer gown by Mon Cheri. The fitted, sleeveless bodice was embroidered with a floral motif and featured a scoop neckline. Her veil, designed by her mother, fell from a pearl and bead embellished comb. The bride carried a hand-tied nosegay of white and ivory roses.

The maid of honor was Jodi Stubbs of Brandon. Serving at the reception were Laurie Ferrell of Brandon, Tren Garbo of Brandon, Kim Keys of Richland, Angela McInnis of Brandon, and Pam Partridge of Brandon.

Warren Haas, twin brother of the groom, served as best man. Ushers were Kevin Cooper of Brandon, Justin McAlpin of Brandon, Michael Mitcham of Pelahatchie, Corey Ray of Brandon, and Sam Ritter of Madison. The train bearer was Zac Bozeman, nephew of the bride.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Primos Northgate in Jackson. Following the ceremony, the bride and groom were honored at a beautiful reception in the fellowship hall of the church then escorted away in a white limousine.

After a honeymoon to Cancun, Mexico, the couple resides in Brandon where the groom is a financial consultant at Salomon Smith Barney and the bride is a registered nurse at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.

Bracey-Lewis

On an unusually wintry Mississippi day, sleet set the scene for the November marriage of a Jackson couple. In the presence of family and friends, the celebration and blessing of the marriage of Emily Alise Bracey and Paul Roberson Lewis took place at 2 p.m. on November 18, 2000, at the chapel of First Baptist Church in Jackson. The Reverend Jim Randall officiated the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Minnette Bracey of Brandon and Mr. Edwin Bracey of Jackson. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth McMillan Lewis of Hazlehurst.

The bride is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas Stevens of Laurel and the late Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Augustus Bracey of Columbia. The bridegroom is the grandson of Mrs. Harold Phillips and the late Mr. F. A. Roberson of Greenville, North Carolina, and Mrs. Thomas Lewis and the late Mr. Thomas Lewis of Fayetteville, North Carolina.

The bride, escorted by her father, wore an original gown of matte satin and silk organza designed with a sleeveless empire bodice covered with embroidered soutache and jewels and an A-line skirt with a detachable chapel-length train bustled with rosettes. A veil of illusion fell from a ring of matching jewels. She wore a gold necklace given to her by her mother, which held a pendant made of her mother's diamond suspended in her own gold baby ring.

Attending the bride as matron of honor was Laura Allen of Jackson. Bridesmaids were Shellie Breland, Joy Cloud, Cindy Croft, Laura Lane, and Donna Rich.

Serving as best man was Stephen Luker. Groomsmen were Wes Cochran, Donald Eicher III, Eric Hunter, Greg Johnson, and Kyle Rogers. Ushers were Marcus Glenn and Kevin Rogers. Ryan Shoemake, cousin of the bride, served as ring bearer.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the fellowship hail. On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Dennery's.

After returning from a honeymoon in the Caribbean, the couple is at home in Brandon where the bride is a registered health information administrator and the groom is a pharmacist.

Brasfield-Gottlieb

Katherine Joyner Brasfield and Randall Douglas Gottlieb were united in marriage at seven in the evening on July 14, 2001, at First Presbyterian Church in Tupelo. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Lynton Brasfield of Tupelo. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Ernest Love Joyner and the late Mr. Joyner and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lynton Burnell Brasfield, all of Tupelo. The groom is the son of Eileen Harriet Dardick, Leon Melvin Dardick, and Stephen Marcus Gottlieb. He is the grandson of Susan Frances Gottlieb and the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Weintraub.

Rev. Marion Mccoy Franklin and Mr. Marc Iler Perler officiated the double-ring, interfaith ceremony. Nuptial music was provided by Dr. Conwell Ray Harris, Jr., organist; Dr. Richard Bailey, trumpeter; Nancy Adams Collins, vocalist; and Amy Paxton Blossom, vocalist. Dr. James Bruce Lesley served as the music coordinator. Scripture readers for the ceremony were Erin Lisa Cochrane and Leslie Beck Norman.

Escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a gown of silk shantung with a beaded and embroidered bodice and chapel-length train. She carried a bouquet of special family flowers and greenery that included gardenias, calla lilies, hydrangeas, smilax, and magnolia leaves.

The bride's sisters, Frances Elkin Brasfield and Dale Brasfield Waller, were maid and matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Margaret Joyner Hodges, cousin of the bride; Caroline Polster Chamberlin; Mary Morehead Hadley; Frances Hutchinson Keenan; Sarah Jane Rich; Elizabeth Owens Rose; and Jessica Kay Stetler. The bridesmaids wore periwinkle floor-length gowns with beaded crystal detail work. Helen Frances Kay, cousin of the bride, was the flower girl.

Stacey Matthews Overstreet and Kristen Marie Kidd were honorary bridesmaids. Special attendants included Andrea Leigh Cody, Emily Allyson Duckworth, Ashley Elyse Kahlstorf, Emily Clair Stewart, Elizabeth Jernigan Wilburn, and Heather Tollison Wier. Julia Ainsley Waller, niece of the bride, served as the bubble girl.

Gregory Steven Gottlieb, brother of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen included James Gregory Waller, brother-in-law of the bride; James Michael Coyle; Kenneth Mark Halley; Bradley Jack Manning; Michael Andrew Missler; Charles Meador Robertson; Jeffrey David Weaver; and Jeffrey Scott Wilson.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at the Tupelo Country Club. Music was provided by Moonstone.

The couple spent their honeymoon in Alaska and the Canadian Rockies.

Brewer-Carruth

Mary Melissa Brewer and Jeffrey Thomas Blair Carruth were united in marriage August 25, 2001, at First Baptist Church in Summit with Dr. Jerry Smith officiating.

Parents of the couple are Luke and Peggy Brewer and Paul Ott and Lynda Carruth of Summit and Edward Russell Blair III of High Point, North Carolina. The bride is the granddaughter of Willie Anna Gatlin and Mary Katherine Brewer and the late Thomas Fulton Dickerson and the late Lee Roy Brewer. The groom is the grandson of Ruth Newberry, the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ray Carruth, the late Thomas M. Newberry, and the late Commander and Mrs. Russell Blair, Jr.

On each side of the church's double door entrance were 7-inch bamboo pagodas filled with Fugi mums, spray roses, dendrobium orchids, stargazer lilies, springerii garland, ruscus greenery, and the bottom featured ferns, palms, and palmetto leaves. Crystal vases filled with Fugi mums, Anna roses, and greenery adorned both registry tables. The exotic decor was continued in the foyer with two large oriental vases displaying exotic fresh cut flowers. Over 100 pillar candles on exotic bamboo pedestal stands entwined with moss, springerii garland, Anna roses, and stargazer lilies draped the banisters. The sanctuary was highlighted by four 7-inch bamboo pagodas filled with exotic fresh flowers displaying 400 year old obis. Fiats trees, peace lilies, diffenbachia, and wrought iron candelabras with pillar candles filled the choir loft and baptistry. Stargazer lilies, Anna roses, and ruscus greenery marked the center aisle pews.

The bride, escorted by her father, wore a stunning ivory strapless satin fitted gown by Demetrios. A beautiful band of ivory pearls and crystals accented the neckline, bodice, and detachable chapel-length train. She wore an elbow-length veil of imported ivory illusion trimmed with rolled-ivory satin and matching ivory satin gloves. She carried a bouquet of Anna roses tied with ivory satin ribbon.

Kristen Brewer, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Tammy Dozier, cousin of the bride, served as matron of honor. Stephanie Dove served as first bridesmaid. Bridesmaids were Ellen Brinkley, Peyton Long, Margaret Smith, Melissa Sutherland, Luly Loret de Mola, Lyn Covington, Casey Guyton, Courtney Applewhite, Stacy Statham, Audrey Morgan, and Julianna Dykes. Mary Claire Carruth, niece of the groom, served as junior bridesmaid. Honorary attendants were Blair Michaelson, Ashley Stroud, Marianna Reeves, Alisha Reeves, and Alli Sims.

The bride's attendants wore blush strapless gowns with satin corset bodices and basque waistlines trimmed with bugle beads. The modified trumpet skirts of whisper chiffon featured sweep trains. They carried nosegays of Anna roses and miniature calla lilies tied with satin ribbon.

Sierra Halstead and Martha Ellen Phillips served as flower girls. They wore ivory satin princess style dresses. Tulle covered the skirts to hold delicate rose petals woven into the hems. They carried ivory satin baskets filled with rose petals.

Paul Ott Carruth served his son as best man. First groomsmen were Russ Carruth and Bert Carruth, brothers of the groom. Groomsmen were Fulton Brewer, brother of the bride; Keith Reeves; Kit Frazier; Rick Newman; Morgan Dickinson; Mike Powell; Steve Rushing; Dale Rayborn; Wes Holmes; Bryan Spears; and Karl Ott. Junior groomsman was Carr Tigner, nephew of the groom. Will Phillips served as ring bearer. Ushers were Scott Embry, Don Holman, and Reg Jones.

Jennifer Sanders, pianist, and Cecelia Brister, organist, provided the music during the ceremony. Curtis Brewer, uncle of the bride, sang "In This Very Room" and "The Lord's Prayer." Burney Hutchinson and Peyton Long performed "A Page Is Turned."

Following the wedding, a reception was held at Fernwood Country Club. The foyer entry focused on a large oriental arrangement featuring an antique white obi surrounded by brass cranes and exotic flowers.

Estelle Schilling created the bride's cake. Each tier of the five-layered cake was topped with Anna roses matching the bridal bouquet. Palmetto leaves, Spengier moss, and bamboo covered the table featuring the groom's two-tiered chocolate basket weave initialed cake.

The reception area featured a second arrangement matching the foyer display. Tables draped with floor-length linens were adorned with obis, Japanese lanterns, and bamboo arrangements. The reception guests were entertained by the music of the band Twenty-Four Seven from Jackson.

Rice girls were Drew Holland Tigner, Courtney Carruth, and Callie Carruth, nieces of the groom. Luke Davis, nephew of the groom, was their escort. The wedding director was Martha Jackson, great-aunt of the bride; the wedding coordinator was Gail Ott; the floral designer was Jimmy Honea; the wedding photographer was Jennifer Calhoun; and the videographer was Steve Adams.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Fernwood Country Club for the wedding party, family, and friends. On the day of the wedding, the bridesmaids attended a brunch at Fernwood Country Club hosted by the bride's aunts and cousins. The groomsmen enjoyed a day of golfing prior to the wedding.

After a honeymoon to the West Indies island of St. Lucia, the couple resides in Hattiesburg where the bride is a pharmaceutical representative with Eli Lilly Company and the groom is completing his studies at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Bratton-Carter

The historic Waverly Plantation Mansion in West Point was the site chosen for the uniting of Allison Rhea Bratton and Christopher Nathan Carter in marriage. The double-ring ceremony took place on Saturday, September 23, 2000, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Rex Kilpatrick officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marion M. Bratton III. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James I. Rhea and Mrs. Martha Stephens Bratton and the late Mr. Marion M. Bratton, Jr. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth D. Carter. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Grady Phillips and Mr. Denver Nevils and the late Mrs. Betty Nevils.

The bride wore a white Italian silk gown featuring an open square neckline. Embroidery stitching detailed the fitted bodice, which met an A-line skirt. Covered buttons complemented the back of the gown extending into a chapel-length train. Her headpiece featured a beaded comb from which fell layers of illusion edged in satin cording. She carried a nosegay bouquet of white roses accented with asparagus fern cuttings from the garden of her great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Lillian Simmons, who passed in 1984.

Betty Helen Smith served the bride as maid of honor. The other attendants were Miranda Parker, Katie Strickland, Sara Judson, Taylor Neal, Stephanie Craven, and Hart Hazard. Shelby Rhea and Maegen Ellis served as flower girls. The young ladies wore replicas of the bride's gown and carried wreaths of white roses and baby's breath with white chiffon ribbon. The halos atop their heads were made with miniature white roses, baby's breath, and white chiffon ribbon that cascaded down their backs.

Jerry Lochala served the groom as best man. The other groomsmen were Troy Gonzales, Robert Spearman, Chad Seagraves, Neil Phillips, Matt Phillips, and Brian Carter, the groom's brother. Daniel Kilpatrick served as the ring bearer. Chase Harris escorted the bride's two Yorkshire Terriers, Satchel and Rookie, who wore black bow ties for the occasion. Ushers in the wedding were Justin Rhea and the bride's brother, Tyler Bratton.

The morning of the wedding, the bride was honored with a bridal brunch at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Tabor at the Old Waverly Golf Club. Hostesses were Mrs. Tabor and Mrs. Diann Powell.

After a wedding trip to the Cayman Islands of the British West Indies, the couple now resides in West Point.

Bridges-Laws

On June 2, 2001, at five in the afternoon, Lauren Camille Bridges and John Richard Laws III were married at the First Presbyterian Church in Belzoni, with the Reverend Richard Wiman officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ware Bridges, Jr. of Silver City. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Richard Laws of Jackson. Music was provided by Mrs. Janet Berry, organist, and Mrs. Rita Wise, pianist. Vocalists were Mrs. Dottie Graves and Mr. Larkin Chapman who sang "Only God Could Love You More."

The bride, escorted by her father, wore a sleeveless formal gown of hand-woven, diamond white silk. The scoop neckline and arms were traced with pearls while the fitted bodice, overlaid with Alencon lace trailing below the waist, was encrusted with pearls and iridescents. Matching lace appliques were scattered about the full skirt and chapel-length train. The low back fastened with covered buttons flowing through the length of the train. Her fingertip veil was held in place by a small comb covered with satin roses adorned with pearls. She also wore pearl earrings and a pearl bracelet, gifts from the groom. She carried a nosegay of minuet roses, stephanotis, bridal white roses, English ivy, and baby's breath. Her bouquet also included handkerchiefs that were embroidered with the bride and groom's initials and the wedding date. The heirloom handkerchiefs belonged to the late Mrs. Burwell Swayze Reed, great-grandmother of the bride, and the late Mrs. Pearl Burns Beck, grandmother of the groom.

Aimee Reed Bridges of Silver City attended her sister as maid of honor. Swayze Reed Collier of Biloxi, cousin of the bride, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Alexandra Lynn Moore of Piano, Texas; Janice Laws Nance, sister of the groom, of Jackson; Rhonda Killebrew Rousseau of Tupelo; and Stacy Harmon Seago of Galveston, Texas. The bridesmaids wore strapless fitted gowns of champagne satin. They carried bouquets of Dutch iris, yellow freesia, purple statice, yellow roses, and trailing English ivy.

John Richard Laws of Jackson served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Thomas Bradford Maley of Jackson; William Henry Mathison IV of Ridgeland; William Eugene Nance II, brother-in-law of the groom, of Jackson; and Lee Buchanan Seago of Ridgeland.

Ms. Kay Carver directed the wedding.

Following the ceremony, the parents of the couple entertained with a reception at Wister Gardens.

On the eve of their son's wedding, Mr. and Mrs. John Richard Laws entertained the wedding party, family, and friends with a festive rehearsal dinner at the Indianola Country Club.

Following their trip to the Negril, Jamaica, the couple is at home in Jackson.

Brooks-Oden

Gracia Wendy Brooks and Rodger Anthony Oden were united in marriage on May 5, 2001, at Colonial Heights Baptist Church in Jackson.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ned Raymond Brooks of Greenville, and she is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter Paul Anthony of Tupelo and the late Mr. and Mrs. Thad Andrew Brooks of Cleveland.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Oden of Ridgeland and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Mullen of Memphis, Tennessee. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cooper of Collierville, Tennessee, and Mrs. Willard Huggins and the late J. W. Huggins of Memphis.

The Reverend Joey Rodgers officiated the double-ring ceremony. Ruth Keyes, pianist and organist, and Marc Ransier, soloist, provided nuptial music.

Given in marriage by her father and mother, the bride wore an original gown designed by Demetrios. The diamond white silk gown was embellished with beaded Venise lace. The jeweled neckline and halter back featured beaded straps. She carried a cascading bouquet of diamond white tulips tied with streamers of sheer bridal ribbon.

Cindy Brodowski of Greenville, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor, and Shellie Graham of Brandon was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Trayce Clair, Gaye Smith, Linda Smith, and Kay Terrell. They wore gowns made of deep-sea periwinkle raw silk. They carried bouquets of rose tipped diamond white tulips with satin bridal ribbon. The flower girl was Payton Stanley of Caledonia.

Larry Oden of Ridegeland, father of the groom, and Larry Phillips of Glendive, Montana, served as best men. Groomsmen were Shane Bach, Warren Jackson, Geno Lucas, and Kevin Wisnoski. Troy Terrell of Middleburg, Florida, nephew of the groom, was ring bearer. Ushers were Alan Grant, William Haas, Corey Ray, and Michael Mitchem.

Rhett Hobart of Greenville and Steven Terrell of Middleburg, Florida, nephews of the bride and groom, greeted each guest with a wedding program, and they assisted Michael Mitchem and Alan Grant in lighting the candles. Shelley McCoy of Madison directed the wedding.

On the eve of the wedding, following the rehearsal, the groom's parents hosted a dinner party at their home in Ridgeland for the wedding party and out-of-town guests.

The reception was held in the church fellowship hall. The buffet tables were grouped beneath a canopy of sheer draped columns and candles, and special music was provided by harpist Sandra Harris of Jackson.

The couple left the church in a limousine under an array of bubbles that were given to the guests at the reception. After a wedding trip to the Great Smoky Mountains, they are at home in Madison.

Broome-Flomerfelt

Sharon Lee Broome and Jason Edward Flomerfelt were united in marriage on the evening of May 19, 2001, at First Baptist Church of Orlando, Florida.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Broome of Clinton. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hal Flomerfelt of DeBary, Florida.

Dr. Doug Dees, singles minister at First Baptist Church of Orlando, officiated the double-ring ceremony. Tommy Byrd, organist, provided nuptial music. Vocalists were Jonathan Hickey, Joye Johnson, Allen McDowell, and Kiley Wood, all of Orlando.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a sleeveless designer gown of matte satin. The bodice and hem of the gown were overlaid with Alencon lace and embroidered with pearls and iridescent beads. The ball gown skirt gathered in box pleats around the dropped waist and extended into a cathedral-length train. The bride's layered fingertip veil was accented by a satin hem and attached to a pearl tiara; both pieces were handmade by the bride's mother. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of white spring flowers, accented with purple mini calla lilies.

Lisa Lay of Carlsbad, California, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Broome of Birmingham, Alabama, sister-in-law of the bride; Robin Brooks of Orlando, Florida; Terrie Williams of Orlando, Florida; and Melissa Doll of Dallas, Texas.

Attendants wore two-piece sleeveless dresses of champagne shantung. Each carried hand-tied bouquets of an assortment of purple spring flowers.

Jamie McGinn of Orlando, Florida, served the groom as best man. Groomsmen were Robert Broome of Birmingham, Alabama, brother of the bride; Lane Miller of Atlanta, Georgia; Matt Burklew of Orlando, Florida; and Dave Hults of Deltona, Florida. Ushers were Mark Amat, Dan Burklew, and Ben White, all of Orlando, Florida.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Dubsdread Golf & Country Club where guests enjoyed a dinner buffet and dancing. Guests were also treated to wedding cake made by the bride's mother. The table centerpieces and outdoor courtyards were accented with luminarias hand-crafted by the bride's father. Greeting guests were Mr. and Mrs. James Dixon, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Glaze, and Mr. and Mrs. Jon Zimmerman.

Following their honeymoon trip to Vail, Colorado, the couple is at home in Orlando.

Brown-McDaniel

Colonial Heights Baptist Church in Jackson was the setting for the December 16, 2000, wedding of Stephanie Michelle Brown and Shaun Dwayne McDaniel. The candlelight ceremony took place in the worship center of the church, which was beautifully decorated with traditional Christmas poinsettias and greenery. Christmas trees, white columns, and candelabras completed the setting.

Reverend Mark Anderson, pastor of Colonial Heights Baptist Church, and Reverend Jeffery Smith, uncle of the bride, officiated the double-ring ceremony. Music was provided by Wally Kennedy, organist/pianist; Eugene Clayton Brown, Sr., violinist, grandfather of the bride; and Jane Gibbons, flutist. Soloists were Ashley Chambless, Elizabeth Gibbons, Micah Peagler, and Mark Ransier. During the prenuptial music, the head of Christ was sculpted by Tracy Sugg. Mrs. Karen Anderson served as the wedding director.

Parents of the bride are Dr. and Mrs. Eugene C. Brown, Jr. of Madison. Parents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Bevill of Raleigh.

The bride, escorted to the altar by her father, wore a beautiful gown of white satin and silk organza. The bodice and cathedral-length train were adorned with white English lace, hand-sewn pearls, and iridescent sequins. She carried a cascade of white minuet roses and ming fern, with a single white cattaleya orchid in the center.

Stacy Elizabeth Brown of Ridgeland served her sister as maid of honor. Also serving as maid of honor was Amanda Lynn Gibbons of New Orleans, Louisiana. Bridesmaids were Amanda Nicole Rowland of Madison; Rachael Rowland Primos of Oxford; Carol Elizabeth Ross of Alexandria, Virginia; Amy Collins Hindsman of Jackson; Stacey Shows McRae of Richland; and Katie Hopper Carter of Pearl. The bridesmaids wore A-line gowns of hunter green chiffon draped with a chiffon wrap. They carried green Christmas wreaths decorated with stargazer lilies and red roses. The flower girl was Annie Lane Causey, cousin of the bride, of Tarpon Springs, Florida.

Best men were Jefferey Todd Harrell of Madison and James Dewayne McDaniel, uncle of the groom, of Jackson. Groomsmen were James Harold Lusk III of Ridgeland, David Nelson Wells of Starkville, Daniel Joseph Carter of Pearl, Leonard Walker Hindsman of Jackson, Justin Louis Clay of Hattiesburg, and Christopher Clifton Johnson of Ridgeland. Ring bearer was Tully James Causey of Tarpon Springs, Florida, cousin of the bride.

After the wedding, the parents of the bride entertained the guests with a reception held at the Old Capitol Inn in downtown Jackson. The guests enjoyed music of the Ben Shaw Band of Vicksburg and the piano talent of Mrs. Ethelyn Zimmerman of Jackson.

On the eve of the wedding, the wedding party and out of town guests were given a dinner at the Steam Room Grill in Jackson. Mrs. Ethelyn Zimmerman was the pianist for the evening.

The bride and groom enjoyed a honeymoon cruise to Jamaica, Cozumel, and Grand Cayman. They now make their home in Brandon. Mrs. McDaniel teaches at Jackson Academy, and Mr. McDaniel is employed by the Brandon Police Department.

Brunson-Carmean

Sara Claire Brunson and Dustin Robert Carmean were united in marriage Saturday, February 3, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Clinton. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Tillman Brunson. Grandparents of the bride are Mrs. Jeanette Saab and the late George Saab, Mrs. Dot Dantone, and Mr. L. D. Brunson. Great-grandmother of the bride is Mrs. Allie Muirhead. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Edward Carmean. Grandparents of the groom are Mrs. Helen Moore, Mr. Darold Rutland, and Mrs. Margaret Carmean and the late Jack Carmean.

Dr. Rob Boyd performed the double-ring ceremony. Carol Durham, organist and pianist, presented nuptial music. Vocalists were Jordan Carmean and Maribeth McCullouch.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a designer gown of white satin with a chiffon overlay. The designer gown was strapless with a wide band fitted bodice. The top of the gown was embroidered with pearls, rhinestones, and iridescent beads and continued down the waist onto a princess A-line skirt with a cathedral-length train. The shoulder-length veil was made of pearls and iridescent beads. The bouquet was an old fashioned nosegay style with a mixture of spring flowers with an exposed stem effect.

Her sister Gina Leach, served as her matron of honor, and her sister Molly Brunson, served as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Sara Baynes, Blair Blasingame, Kim Bradberry, Anna Kate Brunson, Marylin Johnson, and Maribeth McCullouch. The two junior bridesmaids were Megan Carmean and Jennifer Saab. Attendants wore two-piece pink satin strapless dresses, accented with rhinestone choker necklaces and earrings. Each carried bouquets of mixed spring flowers.

Hannah Carmean and Lauren Furlow served as flower girls. Morgan Leach served as honorary flower girl. Zach Furlow served as ring bearer. Program attendants were Landon Carmean, Adam Hayes and Matthew Rutland.

Bob Carmean served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Anthony Brown, Chad Brunson, Jordan Carmean, Jason Catt, Bruce Leach, Bill Lunsford, and Jeff Pitts. Ushers were Kyle Furlow, Michael Furlow, Shawn Ingram, and Robby Rutland.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson where guests enjoyed dancing to the music of Meet the Press. Attending the guests registry was Leigh Ann Reid.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner for the wedding party, family, and friends at the University Club of Jackson.

Following a wedding trip to Maui, Hawaii, the couple will reside in Jackson.

Brusevold-Monteith

In the presence of family and friends, the celebration and blessing of marriage of Elizabeth Ann Brusevold and Hugh McGhee Monteith IV took place on September 2, 2000, at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingwood, Texas. The candlelight double-ring ceremony was performed by Reverend Christopher Carlson. Following Filipino traditions, the coin, veil, and cord ceremonies were performed.

Elizabeth is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jan Brusevold of Kingwood, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Isabel Ariola and the late Conrado Ariola of Butuan City, Philippines, and Elisabeth Tuft and the late Georg Brusevold of Oslo, Norway.

Mac is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Hugh McGhee Monteith III. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Sides and the late Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McGhee Monteith II, both of Tunica.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a designer couture gown of silk organza embellished with three jeweled bands around the strapless bodice. The full skirt extended into a chapel-length train. She wore a crown of fresh stephanotis flowers in her hair, following Norwegian tradition, and a simple fingertip veil.

Jodi Reeves of Kingwood, Texas, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Laura Davis of Clarksdale; Jennifer Knapp of Oxford; Elizabeth Farrenburg of Sikeston, Missouri; Frances Hopkins of Garden City, New York; and Anna Kathryn Huth of Gaithersburg, Maryland. Isabel Caneda of Long Island, New York, served as the perfect flower girl.

Hugh McGhee Monteith III served as best man. The groomsmen were Scott Monteith and Spencer Miller, both of Senatobia; Jan Erik Brusevold of Dallas, Texas; Michael Sides of Tunica; and Jonathan Huth of Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a beautiful sit-down dinner in the Kingwood Country Club's main clubhouse. A five-piece band entertained family and friends through the evening.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents honored the couple with a rehearsal dinner in the Pavilion at the Kingwood Country Club. Family and friends celebrated over a lovely candlelight dinner.

On the morning of the wedding, the Reeves family hosted a Southern breakfast to give everyone a good start to the big day. The day after the wedding, the McCord and Ballard families honored relatives with a Texas barbecue lunch on the lake.

Following a honeymoon to Maui, the couple resides in Oxford where the groom is getting his Master's in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi.

Buckhaults-Robinson

The marriage of Jennifer Lynn Buckhaults and Christopher Michael Robinson was celebrated on June16, 2001, at six in the evening at Moselle Memorial Baptist Church in Moselle.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Allen Buckhaults of Ellisville. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Dot Moore and the late William E. Moore of Quitman and Mrs. Agnes Buckhaults and the late Curtt Samuel Buckhaults of Ellisville.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Keith Robinson of Moselle. He is the grandson of Mrs. Dollie Bush and the late Joe Bush of Moselle and Mr. and Mrs. Troy Robinson of Moselle.

Bro. Elmer Ash and Bro. Arlie Spalding officiated the double-ring ceremony. Musicians were Sherry Robinson, pianist; Ellen Gunn, organist; and Jacqueline Neill, harpist. Vocalists were Paula Brewer, Delilah Martineau, and Greg Smith. Mrs. Sandi Flynt directed the wedding.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a formal gown designed by Lazaro. The dress of white silk mikado was fashioned with a sculptured strapless bodice. A crystal band encircled the natural waistline from which fell a silk organza mikado skirt sweeping into a chapel-length train. Her veil of tiers of illusion dotted with pearls and crystals fell from a jeweled tiara. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of white Akito roses surrounded by white satin ribbon.

Attending the bride as maid of honor was Amy Knight. Bridesmaids were Shae Carter, Cambre Abercrombie, Angie Duvall, and Lindsay Clark. The attendants wore two-piece navy gowns featuring square-necked sleeveless tops and A-line skirts with side pleat inserts. They carried hand-tied bouquets of pink, peach, and yellow roses.

The groom's father served as best man. Groomsmen were Mitch Robinson, Jeremy Edwards, Ben Pierce, Patrick Harrison, and Gino Lidner. Ushers were Justin Buckhaults, Joel Buckhaults, Travis Haynes, and Jason Williamson.

Kaylie Flynt served as flower girl, and Christopher Duvall, nephew of the groom, served as ring bearer. Shea Goff registered the guests, while Natalie Flynt presented the programs.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception in the fellowship hall of the church. On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a dinner at Moselle Park in Moselle. The bridesmaids' brunch was given by Patsy Miller and Shea Goff and was held at the Parker House in Laurel.

Following a honeymoon trip to Destin, Florida, the couple resides in Ellisville.

Bullock-Myers

The wedding of Amie Elizabeth Bullock and David Brian Myers was celebrated on September 16, 2001, at 5 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson with Reverend David Earl Cox and Reverend Maurice Clayton officiating the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. Rex Fagan Bullock and the late Mrs. Sandra Ferguson Bullock of Jackson. The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Patricia Allen Myers and the late Mr. Wayne Armstrong Myers of Terry.

David Yetter, organist; Randy Huff, violinist; and Anne Myers Epperson, soloist, provided nuptial music.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a dress that was handmade by her mother and Jamie Bray, friend of the family. The dress was made of crepe-backed satin and a chiffon train, with beaded re-embroidered Alencon lace and beaded pearl trim accents hand sewn onto the bodice, the gown's edge, and the train. She carried a bouquet of Anna roses, white oriental lilies, white lisianthus, freesia, hanging amaranthus, and asparagus ferns.

Maid of honor was Amanda Anne Bullock, sister of the bride, and matron of honor was Gina Phillips Myers. Bridesmaids were Virginia Katherine Carroll, Kimberly Duncan Howell, Aynsley Elizabeth Myers, Patricia Naomi Myers, Emily Anne Pritchard, Tiffany Paige Thorpe, Genya Carlsen Trisler, and Jennifer Jo Worrell. They wore two-piece, celadon, long sleeve formal A-line gowns and carried bouquets of crescent shaped white oriental lilies, lavender stock, seeded eucalyptus, and springerii, tied with a periwinkle ribbon. Honorary bridesmaids were Vicki Mechelle Bullock, Andrea Ruth Epperson, April Lee Ferguson, and Martha Erin Pritchard.

Best men of the groom were Christopher Wayne Myers and John David Myers. Groomsmen were James Robert Burke, Jr., Christopher Spiro Cora, Adam Kerry Epperson, Jimmy Royce Houston, Durwood Bennett Myers, Jr., John William Myers, William Henry Myers, William Henry Myers, Jr., Lester Roy Schommer, Jr., George Michael Smith, Robert Anthony Smith, and Donny Earl Spell.

Flower girl was Ashlyn Christine Myers. Ring bearer was Cody Alexander Myers

Following the ceremony, guests were invited to a reception held at the Myers Farm in Terry, where Ken Batson performed music. On the eve of the wedding, the bridgegroom's family hosted the rehearsal dinner at Reservoir Pointe in Madison.

Following a wedding trip to Maui and Honolulu, Hawaii, the couple now resides in Terry.

Bullock-Rutherford

The wedding of Amanda Anne Bullock and William Marion Rutherford, Jr. was celebrated on August 18,2001, at 6 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson. Reverend David Earl Cox officiated the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. Rex Fagan Bullock and the late Mrs. Sandra Ferguson Bullock of Jackson. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Marion Rutherford, Sr. of Rolling Fork.

David Yetter, organist; Randy Huff, violinist; and Larry Nesbit, soloist, provided nuptial music.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a designer dress made of white diamond satin, A-line fitting and trimmed with beads.

Matron of honor was Amie Bullock Myers, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Cerissa Pitts Ashford, Tracy Lynn Bryan, Jennifer Rutherford Murphy, Claire Irene Roberts, Emily Lewis Roberts, and Jennifer Lenz Stewart. They wore two-piece, white silver, sleeveless formal A-line gowns. They carried bouquets of coral roses, Gerber daisies, peach stock, white filler, and greenery.

Best man was William Marion Rutherford, Sr. Groomsmen were John Joshua Henry Boyd, Gerald Wilburn Chatham, Jr., Edward Lewis Hatcher, Justin Lee Norris, Jason Douglas Redden, and Benjamin Sean South. Ushers were Christopher Peyton Atchley, Edward Pierce Bufkin, James Clayborne McCombs, and James Loyal Murphy, Jr.

Following the ceremony, guests were invited to a reception held at the Northpointe Red Barn in Jackson, where Big Daddy performed music.

On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom's family hosted the rehearsal dinner at the Reservoir Pointe in Madison.

Flower girl was Madison Elizabeth White.

Following a trip to Banff, Canada, the couple now resides in Rolling Fork.

Burns-Bumgarner

Kami Kay Burns and Bradley James Bumgarner were united in marriage in an evening ceremony on June 2, 2001, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Bogue Chitto. Reverend Floyd Higginbotham officiated the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roe Burns of Brookhaven. Her grandparents are Pauline Burns and the late Carl Burns and Grace Wallace and the late Marvin Wallace, all of Bogue Chitto. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Les Bumgarner of Brookhaven. His grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Les Bumgarner, Sr. of Clinton and the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sutherland of Hattiesburg.

Nuptial music was provided by Victor Newell, organist, and Ellen Champagne, Carolyn Smith, and Marc Gatlin, vocalists.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an original gown of candlelight silk crepe. The elegant fitted sheath featured an intricately beaded, rose patterned bodice and chapel-length train. Her fingertip veil of illusion fell from a headpiece of seed pearls and tiny rosebuds. She carried a hand-tied arm bouquet of white calla lilies. As her only accessory, the bride wore pearl drop earrings given to her by the groom.

Attending as matron of honor was Aimee Richardson, and Michelle Turk served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Cherie Anding; Kim Burns, sister-in-law of the bride; Ellen Champagne; Leslie Delaney, sister of the groom; Chasity Furr; Melissa Hester; Rhea Leigh Jernigan; and Wendy Redd. Special attendants to the bride were Amanda, Sarah, Abby, and Molly Burke.

Serving his son as best man was Les Bumgarner. Groomsmen were Brodie Burns and Brooks Burns, brothers of the bride; Tim Case; Brian Couch; Coleman Cummins; Rod Delaney, brother-in-law of the groom; Jamie Jones; Jason McFadden; Mark Rodden; Trey Swalm; and York Walker. Ring bearer was Luke Burns, nephew of the bride.

Following the ceremony, the parents of the bride entertained with a reception at Haven Hill, the home of Sally Smith and the late R. E. Smith. Guests enjoyed an assortment of delicious foods and beverages and were entertained by the Mississippi Symphony String Quartet.

The wedding and reception coordinator was Tomma Moore, and the wedding director was Gabe Burke. Seated at the registry were Tiara and Monique Williams. Programs and birdseed bags were presented by Ashton Ates, Caroleah Brister, Ende and Julia Champagne, Josie Porter, and Hannah Russell.

On the eve of the wedding, the grooms parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Dixie Springs Cafe.

Following a honeymoon cruise to the Caribbean, Brad and Kami are at home in Jackson.
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