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Drake & Aycock.


Ava Elizabeth Drake and Clinton Brooks Aycock IV were married on November 11, 2006, at First Baptist Church of Batesville. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Jeff Land, brother-in-law of the bride.

The bride is the daughter Mr. and Mrs. Roy Drake of Bartlett, Tennessee. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Mary Louise Drake and the late Mr. Alton C. Drake of Batesville and Mrs. Alice Burks and the late Mr. Cleve E. Burks Jr. of Dyersburg, Tennessee. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Brooks Aycock III of Belzoni. He is the grandson of Mrs. Clinton Brooks Aycock Jr. and the late Mr. Clinton Brooks Aycock Jr. of Belzoni and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Grimbsley Hendrick of Tupelo.

Nuptial music was provided by Mary Nell Smith, organist, and Robbie Willis, soloist.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory strapless gown with a contoured bodice that flowed into an A-line skirt. The bodice was elaborately embroidered with intricate crystal beading that finished at the waistline. The embroidery and beading extended upward from the hemline band, which wrapped around to a chapel-length train with pleated detail.


Abbey Drake Land, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Jennifer Lynch served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Gretchen Butler, Chaeli Chambers, Rebecca McCarty, Lindsey White Morrow, and Carmen Rae Musgrove. The attendants wore full-length strapless gowns made of black English net.

The groom's father served as best man. Groomsmen were Shelton Aycock, brother of the groom; Jay Baker; Justin Ferguson; Ryan Gnemi; Nicholas Shelton; and Jim Turner.

Program attendants were Rebecca McGee, Anna Haskins Montgomery Patton, and Lisa Holifield Shoemaker. Reception attendants were Molly Bienvenu, Karen Covington, and Leslie Covington. Floral Design was by Mr. Bob Wilbanks.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at The Veranda on the Square. Music was provided by The String Quartet of the South.

The morning of the wedding, the bride was honored with a bridesmaids' brunch at the home of Mrs. Christine Fleming. On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents honored the couple with a rehearsal dinner at The Veranda.

After a honeymoon in New York and Boston, the couple is at home in Madison, where Ava is an employee benefts marketing specialist at Ross and Yerger Insurance and Brookie is an assistant vice president at Madison County Bank.
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Date:Jan 1, 2008
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