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Brendle Graham.

The Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Montgomery, Alabama, was the site of the celebration and marriage of Ann Morgan Brendle and Howard O'Keefe Graham II on December 31, 2005. The officiating priests were Rev. Robert C. Wisnewski and Rev. Dr. Samuel A. Mason.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Idus Earl Brendle of Montgomery, Alabama. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Jere Longshore, Mr. Harold Wallace Brendle, and Ms. Janet Stacks, all of Montgomery, Alabama. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard O'Keefe Graham of Jackson. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Dewitt Graham of Sumner and Mrs. Milton Thomas Person Jr. and the late Dr. Milton Thomas Person Jr. of Greenwood.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore her mother's wedding gown made of silk taffeta. The organza overlay was embellished with Alencon lace and pearls adorning the dress as well as the hemline and chapel train. Her veil of antique Belgian lace was also her mother's. The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of white mini calla lilies, white stock, cascading seeded eucalyptus, and assorted sizes of white roses tied with a white organdy ribbon.

Will Longshore, cousin of the bride, served as the crucifer, while cousins of the groom Robert Carson and Robert Nance served as torchbearers. Paige Brendle served her sister as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Martha Allen; Tan Graham, sister of the groom; Elizabeth Thomas; McCall Manning; Tiffany Ross; Sara Page Red; Christy Meadows; and Maggie Harrell. Each bridesmaid wore a two-piece strapless gown of champagne and off-white dupioni silk. Honorary bridesmaids included Kimberly Guckert, Laura Lee Blackwood, Laura Kate Caldwell, and Michelle Vaughn. Flower girls were Katter and Lucie Longshore, cousins of the bride, and Graham Nance, cousin of the groom.

The groom's father, Howard O'Keefe Graham, served as best man. Groomsmen were Drew Brendle, brother of the bride; Scott Currie; Will Klinke; Andrew Levy; Ben Patton; Mark Levy; Brett Person; and Preston Thomas. Ushers included Ryan Lavallee, Jonathan Zoghby, Mark Grow, Josh Kirkland, Andrew Wilson, and Michael McGinnis.

Following the ceremony, family and friends gathered at the Union Station Train Shed for an evening of spectacular food and dancing, with music provided by The Syndicate Band of Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was held at the Capital City Club, hosted by the groom's parents.

After a ten-day honeymoon to Ixtapa, Mexico, the couple now resides in Greenwood.
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Title Annotation:2007 Wedding Register
Publication:Mississippi Magazine
Date:Jan 1, 2007
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