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Aldridge & Beem.

Angela Lee Aldridge and Colby Brett Beem were united in marriage the morning of May 19, 2012, in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Jackson. The service of worship was officiated by Dr. Ron Mumbower.



The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Hugh Aldridge of Jackson. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. James Webber Buckley of Jackson, the late Mr. James Webber Buckley of New Hebron, and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Edward Aldridge Sr. of Jackson.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Ralph Beem II of Edinburg. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pat Chipley Sr. of Singleton, Mr. Gerald Ralph Beem Sr. of Edinburg, and the late Mrs. Gerald Ralph Beem Sr. of Edinburg.

Nuptial music was presented by Jane Joseph, organist; Betty Jean Patterson, pianist; and Kathy Gautier, soloist.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory couture Casablanca gown. The sweetheart neckline featured a mandarin collar of lace appliques over soft netting. Overlaying the satin gown were delicately beaded lace appliques which flowed into a scalloped lace chapel-length train. A deep keyhole back added to the dramatic elegance of the gown. Her fingertip-length veil was edged in scalloped Alencon lace. She wore a diamond bracelet a gift from the bridegroom, and the bridegroom's mother's diamond drop earrings. She carried a bouquet of white roses and hydrangeas hand-tied with lace from her mother's wedding gown. Attending the bride as matron of honor was Sarah Margaret Rowan. The bride's sister Melanie Aldridge served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kathryn Dambrino, Chelsea McClain, and Audrey Muse. They wore strapless cocktail-length dresses in ebony peau de soie with a sweetheart neckline. Each bridesmaid carried a hand-tied bouquet of white roses and hydrangeas.

The flower girls were Anna Beth Aldridge, Betsy Lane Roland, and Macie Stucky. Honorary bridesmaids were Brooke Collins, Jessica Diamond, Marianne Kerut Casey McConnell, Hailey Ramage, and Sarah Stoner. Program attendants were AshIan Dubose, Anna Fairly, Paige Noble, and Kelli Noland The bride's sister-in-law, Rebekah Aldridge, attended the bride's registry. Helen Ann Varner served as the bride's proxy.

Gerald Ralph Beem II, the groom's father, was best man. Groomsmen were Ryan Aldridge, brother of the bride; Chip Beem, brother of the groom; Thomas Chipley; and Jake Muse.

The ring bearer, Jed Roland, carried the bride's grandmother's mother-of-pearl Bible wrapped in lace from her mother's wedding gown and her great-grandmother's pearl brooch. Ushers were Jake Fedrick and Matt Stucky.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a brunch reception at the Fairview Inn where guests enjoyed entertainment by State Street Rhythm Section. The newlyweds drove away in the bridegroom's 1951 white Chevrolet truck On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at The Old Capitol Inn. A bridesmaids' luncheon was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Muse.

After a wedding trip to Belize, the couple resides in Edinburg.

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Publication:Mississippi Magazine
Date:Jan 1, 2013
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