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Dixon & Hightower.

Priscilla Catherine Dixon and Thomas Forrest Hightower were united in marriage at five o'clock in the afternoon on February 18, 2012, at St George's Episcopal Church in Clarksdale with Rev. Jason Shelby officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jelly Dixon of Clarksdale. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Simpson Tate Jr. of Tunica and the late Mr. and Mrs. Claude Dixon of Kosciusko.

The groom is the son of Rev. and Mrs. Thomas Hightower of Arlington, Texas. He is the grandson of Mrs. Harry Williams, the late Mr. Williams, and the late Jeanne Williams of Greenwood, and Mr. William Hightower and the late Betty Sue Hightower of Mansfield, Texas.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a mermaid-silhouette gown of chiffon that featured a modified sweetheart neckline and a ruched bodice with a lace overlay and a scalloped hemline. She carried a bouquet of white hydrangeas, roses, and peonies accented with green hypericum berries that were tied together with a handkerchief given to her at baptism.

Attending the bride as matron of honor was Alexandra Gay Fowler. Samantha Clark served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Mary Dixon, sister of the bride; Elizabeth Hightower, sister of the groom; Tiffany Li McElroy; Catie Conn Robb; and Mary Kathryn Wilson. The bridesmaids wore charcoal grey strapless full-length empire waistline chiffon dresses with draped, shirred bodices and sashes. They carried bouquets of green hydrangeas, Titanic roses, and hypericum berries.

The groom's father served as best man. Groomsmen were Les Dykes, Bert Green, Drew Maxwell, Collin Puff, Wade Tackett, and Peter Zelasko. Ushers were Mark Gill, Trey Griffin, and Meade Tyler.

Flower girls were Sadie and Savannah Boynton, cousins of the bride. Elliot Tenhet served as acolyte. Scripture was read by Sara Baker and Kelly Lynn. Anna Carson and Chloe Tyner served as program attendants.

Following the wedding ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at The Bank where guests enjoyed Southern cuisine catered by The Ranchero and music by the Blue Silk Band. The bride's cake featured alternating layers of apricot and strawberry, enrobed in Italian meringue buttercream and decorated with delicate filigree. The groom's cake was a chocolate butter cake filled with chocolate ganache and homemade crushed pralines, iced with Italian meringue buttercream and decorated with the Mississippi State University Bulldog insignia Both cakes were created by Men Tenhet Wiljax Photographic Design captured every special moment for the couple. Craig Gaddy created the handmade floral arrangements featured at the ceremony and the reception. As the night concluded, the couple departed to the ringing of cowbells by their friends and family.

On the eve of the wedding the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Madidi. On the day of the wedding the bride's cousins hosted a bridesmaids' brunch.

Following the honeymoon, the couple is at home in Brandon where the bride is a teacher with the Jackson Public School District and the groom is employed with Blue Cross/Blue Shield.


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Publication:Mississippi Magazine
Date:Jan 1, 2013
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