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Mooney & Fontenot.


The historic Wesson Presbyterian Church was the setting for the marriage of Mary Grace Mooney to Jean Meus Fontenot on the afternoon of August 4, 2007. Rev. Bruce Brady Jr., uncle of the bride; Rev. Robert Oates, and Rev. Patrick Davey officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. Spencer Mooney of Brookhaven. She is the granddaughter of Peggy Brady Pierce of Brookhaven and Huntsville, Alabama, and the late Bruce H. Brady of Brookhaven; and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Mooney of Clarksdale. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Buford P. Fontenot of Loretto, Tennessee. He is the grandson of Frances Meyer of Loretto, Tennessee; James Simpson of Largo, Florida; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Buford P. Fontenot St. of Eunice, Louisiana.

Nuptial music was presented by Steve Russell, pianist, and Elizabeth Burgess, violist.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an exclusive strapless gown of ivory taffeta. The dropped waist bodice was embellished with intricate crystal beading and floral embroidery. The bustled, ball-gown skirt, caught up with crystal motifs, flowed into a chapel-length train. She wore a strand of pearls that had been a gift from her grandfather, Bruce Brady, to her grandmother on their wedding day. She carried an English garden bouquet of black-eyed Susans, hypericum, white wax flower, and rosemary.


Attending the bride as maid of honor was her sister, Elizabeth Harbour Mooney. Philippe Fontenot, brother of the groom, served as best man.

Honorary bridesmaids were Anna Mooney, sister-in-law of the bride; Tullia Taylor, Margaret Taylor, and Kellie Brady, cousins of the bride; Lydia Fontenot, Ciel Fontenot, and Giselle Fontenot, sisters of the groom; Mary Claire Mills; Jill Mixon; Jillian Donahue; Claire Smith; and Elizabeth Burgess.

Following the ceremony, a garden reception was held at Quail Ridge Farm, home of the bride's parents. Guests were received in the foyer of the home and then ambled outdoors, beyond the formal garden to large, festive tents where a lavish buffet dinner was served. Guests dined and danced to the Motown sounds of Compozitionz.

At the conclusion of the reception, the couple departed in a red vintage 1940 Chevrolet Deluxe as friends and family cheered, bidding them farewell.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner for family and friends at Annie P. Goodies in Brookhaven.

On the day prior to the wedding, a bridal luncheon was given at the home of Mrs. Kim Sessums. Other hostesses included Mrs. Jeffery Boyd, Mrs. David Braden, Mrs. Cecil Estess, and Mrs. Richard Rushing.

Following a honeymoon to France and Ireland, the couple resides in Fullerton, California, where the groom attends Western State University School of Law.
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Title Annotation:wedding register 2008
Publication:Mississippi Magazine
Date:Jan 1, 2008
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