Boyd & Jager.
Nicole Danielle Boyd and Jeremy Paul Jager celebrated the beginning of their new life together in a double-ring candlelight ceremony at three o'clock in the afternoon on July 11, 2009, at Enon Baptist Church near Tylertown. Tucked into the bride's bouquet was her maternal grandmother's white bridal Bible, passed down to three generations of brides and her paternal grandmother's wedding band, representing 50 years of Christ-centered devotion. The groom's father, Rev. David Jager, pronounced them husband and wife.
Nicole is the daughter of Louis and Patricia Boyd of the Enon community and the granddaughter of Florence Boyd and Nell Griffin both of Enon, as well as the late Buford Boyd and James Griffin. Jeremy is the son of Rev. David and Sandra Jager of the Macedonia community near Mendenhall and the grandson of Jerry and Pansy Jager of Hattiesburg, as well as the late Jeanette Jager and the late WJ. and Mary Sue Walker,
Guests were greeted by registry attendants Melinda Stringer and Gwen Anne Merrill, along with a portrait of the bride and groom holding hands, a cascade of candles, and accents of color from pink rose floral delicacies,
Nuptial music was presented by the groom's cousin Christopher Ray of Sumrall, master pianist and professional organ performance major at Mississippi College. He serenaded the bridesmaids clown the aisle to "Unchained Melody," then brought all wedding guests to their feet as his instrumental rendition of "How Beautiful" announced the entrance of the bride. Following a handshake with the father of the bride, the groom sang "Better Today" to his bride. Reading Scripture to inspire the new couple was the groom's father, Rev. David Jager. Guitar instrumental music was provided by Chad Douglas, who sang "Lovesong," which he wrote, as the bride and groom lit the unity candle. Ushers were Ben Boyd, friend of the bride, of Philadelphia, and Jon McLeod, friend of the groom, of Mendenhall. Directing the couple's sacred ceremony was Valerie Cutrer, from Brandon.
Following the bridesmaids' processional, the bride entered the sanctuary on the arm of her father. Given in marriage by her parents, the bride chose on organza and lace gown by designer Elizabeth Darcy. The strapless duchess silk satin creation featured a fitted bodice with an intricate lace overlay and lace neckline. The fit-and-flare silhouette included an organza skirt adorned with lace along the hemline, which fell into a chapel-length train. She wore a delicate V-shaped pearl and diamond necklace with pearl earrings given to her by the groom on her wedding day.
The bride's attendants included Natalie Boyd who honored her sister by serving as maid of honor, as well as bridesmaids Amber Spence, friend of the bride, and Naomi Daniel, Nicole's aunt and mentor. The flower girl was Mary Katelyn Walker, and the ring bearer was Brandon Walker; both are cousins of the groom. The groom's brother, Jason Jager of Tampa, Florida, honored him by serving as best man. Groomsmen included Phillip Fox of Magee and Steele Cockrell of Harrisville.
Ms. Nola Boyd, a dear Christian saint from Enon, provided the bride with a sixpence for good luck as well as a bridal handkerchief. The bride's bouquet was a tribute to long-lasting marriages in her family. She also had a family heirloom as "something old," pearls as "something new," a New Testament as "something borrowed," and silk ribbon as "something blue."
Following their exchange of vows, Nicole and Jeremy greeted wedding guests as they enjoyed a variety of delicious foods at the beautifully catered buffet by Ken Dixon and his staff of Mitchell's Steak & Seafood Restaurant in Brookhaven. On display at the reception was a table full of bridal photo albums depicting the special memories Nicole and Jeremy have shared since they met, as well as a display of restored portraits from each of their parents' and grandparents' wedding days. Wedding guests were entertained by a video created by the groom that included baby pictures, first dates, Jeremy's proposal on one knee in the snow, and many more special memories of the bride and groom.
The bride's gown was a creation found and fitted for her by the expert bridal consultants at Imaginations in Brookhaven. Shonna Lofton of Celebrations in Brookhaven designed the bride's five-tiered wedding cake topped with buttercream icing featuring pink ribbons, scalloped piping which flowed delicately along the edges, the couple's initials, and delicate pink roses. The groom's cake was a square three-tiered chocolate confection adorned with chocolate-covered strawberries, also designed by the talented staff of Creations in Brookhaven.
Rachael H. Boyer captured every memorable moment of Nicole and Jeremy's wedding ceremony in photographs, including the couple's intimate photos displayed in the foyer of the church and reception hall; she is the bridal photographer at True Life Photography in Byram. The day's special memories were also recorded by the bride's cousin, videographer David Martin, of Ridgeland. Following the reception and throwing of the bouquet and garter, the bride and groom departed under a cascade of pink and white rose petals and rode away on the back of a white Solstice convertible with a trail of pink and white cans following behind them.
On the eve of the ceremony, the groom's parents hosted a poolside rehearsal dinner for the wedding party and out-of-town guests.
The couple spent a weeklong honeymoon in Florida, which included the sights and sounds of Disney World, then returned to their home in Hattiesburg.
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|Title Annotation:||Wedding Register 2010: A Mississippi Tradition|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2010|
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