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Bata & Howarth.


The historic Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, Texas, was the setting for the wedding of Brittany Nicole Bata and Harry Lee Howarth Jr. on November 29, 2008. Rev. Rodney Jones of Crystal Springs officiated the six o'clock evening Christian double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lance Young of Dallas, Texas, and the late Mr. Kevin Bata. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Crafton of Nesbit, Ms. Wanda Crafton of Southaven, Mrs. Nina Moore of Arlington, Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Bata of Hernando.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lee Howarth of Cleveland. He is the grandson of Mrs. Jimmy Ray Williams of Cleveland, the late Mr. Jimmy Ray Williams, and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Alexander Howarth Jr.

The bride was given in marriage by her stepfather, John Young. She wore a Casablanca Cinderella-style ball gown featuring an elongated waistline and strapless bodice entrusted with an elaborate hand-embroidered design of seed pearls and crystals. The same design was added to the tulle skirt and trailed the chapel-length train. Her chapel-length veil had a jeweled headband. She wore pearls that were a gift from the groom.

Michelle Young, mother of the bride, wore a two-tone knee-length couture dress. It featured a black matte jersey top with a bronze taffeta pleated full skirl Meg Howarth, mother of the groom, wore a two-piece ankle-length ensemble of cocoa dupioni silk. It featured a ruffled neckline and mermaid skirt trimmed at the hem in matching ruffle of tulle. They both carried nosegays of pink roses. The mothers lit candles representing each family prior to the bridal procession.

Music for the formal ceremony, held in the Grand Ballroom, was provided by the Dallas String Quartet

Serving as maid of honor was Kelly Clayton of Starkville. Bridesmaids were Constance Akbary of Southaven, cousin of the bride; Claire Howarth and Laura Howarth, both sisters of the groom from Cleveland; and Austin Stratton of Dallas, Texas. Attendants wore Bill Levkoff A-line dresses in rose-colored silk with sable sashes that tied in the back with floor-length bows. They carried bouquets of multiple shades of light pink roses wrapped in satin ribbon pinned with pearls. The flower girl was Little Miss Tori Jones of Crystal Springs, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Rodney Jones. She wore a satin dress with a lace-adorned bodice and ivory ribbon tied at the back. She carried a basket of light pink rose petals that she scattered as she preceded the bride down the aisle.


Harry Howarth, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Will Howarth of Cleveland, brother of the groom; Jason Makamson of Cleveland; Ryan Reese of Byram; and Jacob Pierce and Joshua Pierce, both of Dallas, Texas. Master Brandon Bata of Dallas, Texas, brother of the bride, was the ring bearer. Ushers for the occasion were Jordan Bata and Lance Young, brothers of the bride, from Dallas, Texas.

Vows were exchanged before an altar decorated with large columns holding arrangements of various shades of pink roses, white hydrangeas, and trailing ivy. They were flanked by two standing wrought iron candelabras draped in ivy holding white pillar candles. There was a standing unity candle in the center. The bride entered on a runner covered with pink rose petals.

Program attendants were Little Miss Ally Powell Howarth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Howarth, and Master Trent LaMastus, son of Mr. and Mrs. Trent LaMastus, both cousins of the groom, of Cleveland.

Following the ceremony, family and guests gathered in the mezzanine and were treated to pre-reception hors d'oeuvres while awaiting the arrival of the wedding party. A seated buffet dinner reception was held in the Southern Ballroom. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lee Howarth Jr. were announced and greeted with a standing ovation. Their entrance was accompanied by the musical theme from Star Wars.

Candlelight softened the dining tables. The tables held silver containers of various types and heights with arrangements that coordinated with the flowers of the ceremony.

The bride's cake, which was alternating layers of white chocolate raspberry and Bailey's Irish Cream, was adorned with varied shades of pink roses and a crystal and silver "H" on top. Her table was skirted with a gathered tulle cloth that mimicked her dress. The groom had a variety of sprinkles cupcakes presented on a three-tiered tray.

Following dinner and toasts, the reception continued with dancing and celebration. The music and emcee were provided by Simply Music of Dallas, Texas.

Favors for the guests were individually-wrapped decorated cookies in wedding motifs. As the bride and groom left the reception, guests showered them with pink rose petals.

Kay Watson of Dallas, Texas was the wedding coordinator and event planner.

The couple honeymooned in Kauai, Hawaii, and is now at home in Dallas, where the bride is a Clinique consultant at the Northpark Center and the groom is the office manager for John Young Construction Co.

On the eve of the wedding, the wedding party, out-of-town guests, and family were treated to a rehearsal dinner at Kirby's of Dallas, Texas, by the groom's parents.

Photography was by Randy+April Wedding Photography of Carrollton, Texas.


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Title Annotation:Wedding Register 2010: A Mississippi Tradition
Publication:Mississippi Magazine
Date:Jan 1, 2010
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