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Jones & Smith.

Lindsay Elizabeth Jones and Johnathon Scott Smith were united in marriage at half past five o'clock in the evening on April 14, 2012, at Monmouth Plantation in Natchez.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Jones of Meadville. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Norris Ferguson Jones Jr. of Meadville, the late George Richard Ramsey of Monterey, Louisiana, and Mrs. W.0 Johnson of Roxie.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Covington of Wesson and Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Smith of Mendenhall. He is the grandson of Mrs. Mary Lou Smith and the late Mr. John Smith of Brookhaven, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Smith of Brookhaven, and the late Mr. Kermis L Hutchinson of Silver Creek.

The ceremony was officiated by Rev. David Earl Cox, pastor of Meadville United Methodist Church. Music for the ceremony was provided by Marvin Elbert Curtis and Jessica Scott Curtis of Brookhaven.

At half past five o'clock, the bride's father escorted her down a brick pathway from the back entrance of the main house, past the Lions Head Fountain, to the Wedding Pergola, which was laden with wisteria vines.

The bride wore a Mori Lee gown of candlelight Alencon lace on tulle fashioned with a sweetheart neckline and featuring a natural waistline encircled by a wide taupe satin ribbon. The hand-tufted skirt swept into a chapel-length train. Her fingertip-length veil was adorned with her new monogram at her back waist. She carried a bouquet of fresh spring flowers, including peonies, spider lilies, and succulents. She wore diamond earrings that were given to her on her twenty-first birthday by her parents, her mother's twin pearl necklace, and a necklace given to her by the groom on the day of their wedding. She also chose to wear a David Yurman bracelet given to her as a Christmas gift by the groom and an antique bracelet given to her at her bridesmaids' luncheon by Delores Martin.

Darla Danielle Haire served as maid of honor, and bridesmaids were Taylor Elise Crane, Jessica Bass Grice, Savannah Sullivan Pollan, Jennifer Nicole Hutson, Courtney Lehmann Savage, Kari Smallwood Smith, Jordan Leslie Skinner, Brittany Martin Bruce, and Brittany Covington Alexander, sister of the groom. Junior bridesmaid was Madelyn Ruth Smith, niece of the groom. The attendants wore latte chiffon dresses designed by Bill Levkoff and handmade pearl drop earrings given to them by the bride. They carried bouquets of white hydrangeas.

The groom's brother, Ronald Todd Smith, served as best man. Groomsmen were Robert Patrick Hall, Matthew Lee Morrison, Austin Beau Morrison, William Christopher Peets, Corey Charles Hickman, Landon Keith Case, Nathan Dudley Berry, Kyle Ward Hutson, and Brian Corey Smith. Samuel Kyle Cowart, cousin of the bride, served as junior groomsman. The groomsmen wore black tuxedos with latte ties and vests that matched the bridesmaids' dresses. Tyler Lake Alexander, brother-in-law of the groom, Jacob Paul Buckels, Ben Herring Cowart, cousin of the bride, Corey Benjamin Hill, and Baron Ray Jones served as ushers.

Karsyn Claire Walker and Anna Elizabeth Chalk served as flower girls. Ronald Todd Smith Jr. and Joseph Robert Smith, nephews of the groom, served as ring bearers and carried Bibles belonging to the grandfathers of the bride and groom.

Leah Claire Smith served as the bride's proxy. Madison Renee Jones, cousin of the bride, served as program and guestbook attendant Sarah Sullivan Stebbins served as wedding director.

Immediately following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a catered reception on the bluffs of the Mississippi River at Rosalie Mansion. The reception area was beautifully decorated by Bill Martin and Tanya Foster of Meadville. The wedding party arrived on the City of Natchez trolley. Janet Smith of Union Church artfully crafted a four-tiered, monogrammed wedding cake for the bride and topped it flowers to complement the bridal bouquet The groom's table held a chocolate cake topped with turkey feathers and chocolate-covered strawberries. The base of the cake was surrounded by shotgun shells. The guests and bridal party danced the night away to the music of Highway 51. The couple exited the reception hand-in-hand through Bicentennial Gardens where guests had gathered to bid farewell by tossing red rose petals.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's mother and stepfather hosted the rehearsal dinner at Breaud's restaurant in Natchez.

Following the honeymoon to Cancun, Mexico, the couple is at home in Brookhaven where the groom is a salesman at Brookhaven Honda.

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Date:Jan 1, 2013
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