Ladner-Denson. (2003 Wedding Register).
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Nolan Davis Helms, Jr. of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, and the late Heber Austin Ladner, Jr. of Jackson. She is the granddaughter of the late Honorable and Mrs. Heber Austin Ladner, Sr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Edwin McCoy, all of Jackson. The groom is the son of Mrs. Leonidas Lycurgus Denson III of Pass Christian and the late Mr. Denson. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leonidas Lycurgus Denson II of Starkville, the late Mr. Chester Gilliland of Sialom Springs, Arizona, and the late Mrs. Mary Agnes Strike Ax of Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
A garland of white roses, lilies, snapdragons, larkspur, and bells of Ireland created by floral designer Linda Pettit welcomed wedding guests at the entrance arch of the historic church, which is on the National Register. Music was presented by Mickey Kingdon, organist.
Given in marriage by her uncle, Leonard Adam Blackwell II of Gulfport, the bride wore a formal gown of white silk organza with a satin band at the bodice and hem. Her pearl necklace was a gift from her paternal grandmother. She carried a bouquet of pale pink roses, light blue delphiniums, lavender freesia, and white stock, which was hand-tied and wrapped in white satin ribbon.
The bride was attended by Jennifer Sheridan Yates of Flintstone, Georgia, as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Beth Lebovitz Backer of Boston, Anne Hannahan Blessing of New Orleans, Barrett Siemon Erker of New York, Penny Bach Evins of Atlanta, and Amy Sorenson Ott of Arlington, Virginia. They wore gowns of silver silk charmeuse and carried bouquets of white roses, freesia, and stock accented with silver dusty miller. Readers were Catherine Coleman Clarke of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Traci Hartman Jacobs of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.
David Pendelton Denson of St. Louis, brother of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Jason David Bass of Glen Allen, Virginia; Michael Alan Cromwell of Abstraat, Belgium; Greg Lynn Johnson of New Orleans; Gregory Morgan Mullin of Atlanta; Gregory Frederick Schruff of Biloxi; and Geoffrey Hamilton Woodward of Nashville. Kirk Chad Aloysius Kimball of Pass Christian, Branton Scott Mailho of Diamondhead, and William Benjamin Pace of Richmond, Virginia, served as ushers.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Mountain City Club. Music for dancing was provided by City Lights from Nashville. On the eve of the wedding, the mother of the groom honored the couple with a rehearsal dinner at the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club. Bethany Wiegel Patten was the stand-in bride at the rehearsal. The bridesmaids' luncheon, given by Catherine Coleman Clarke, Traci Hartman Jacobs, and Mary Montague Stone, was held at the Lookout Mountain Golf Club. On the day of the wedding, friends of the bride entertained out-of-town guests and the wedding party with a brunch at the Walden Club.
After a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple is at home in Austin, Texas.
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