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Perry & Godbold.

Mary Elizabeth Perry and David Garrison Godbold were joined in marriage at four o'clock in the afternoon on June 1, 2013, at Parkway Heights United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg. The double-ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Hugh Griffith, campus minister of the Wesley Foundation at Mississippi State University.

Mary is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Richard Perry of Hattiesburg. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. LaRue Saulters of Hattiesburg and the late Mr. Saulters, and Mrs. and Mrs. Lavelle Gentry of Eight Mile, Alabama, and the late Mr. Walter Ernest Perry.

David is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Landy Godbold Jr. of Smyrna, Georgia He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Clifford Pattillo and the late Mr. and Mrs. Alton Landy Godbold Sr.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father. She wore a strapless silk shantung gown with an asymmetrical dropped waist that flowed into an elegant A-line skirt with a chapel-length train. A vertical bow embellished the pleated bodice. She carried a bouquet of hydrangeas and Freesia, hand-tied with gray satin ribbon. A handkerchief given to her by her maternal grandmother was attached to the bouquet.

Laura Perry Ewoldt, sister of the bride, attended as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Rebecca Boume, Julia Bradley, Caity Worrell, and Jordan Tinnon of Hattiesburg Sarai Bailey Saulters of Meridian; Christina Oates of Clinton; Alysia Cummings of Slidell, Louisiana; Alexa Hall of Dacula, Georgia; and Catherine O'Neill of Lawrenceville, Georgia. Jana Saulters and Emma Saulters, nieces of the bride, carried a banner, hand-made by the bride, containing two verses from the Bible. Bridesmaids wore short, one-shoulder dresses of plum-colored iridescent chiffon. Flower girls wore short, plum-colored dotted swiss dresses with pleated details at the yokes.

Doug Godbold served his brother as best man. The groomsmen were Ellis McNair of Raymond; Eric Merkle and Dylan Wren of Ocean Springs; Guy Wimberly of Natchez; Joseph Young of Corinth; Will Gotcher of Muscle Shoals, Alabama; Kyle Pung of Huntsville, Alabama; John Traylor of Smyrna, Georgia; and Matt Woolfolk of Jackson, Tennessee.

Music for the ceremony was provided by Kenny Myrick, pianist, and Beau Black, guitarist and vocalist.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at the Lake Serene Clubhouse. Music was provided by The 6550's. The bride's cake, featuring layers of strawberry, Italian cream, and white, was iced with ivory buttercream frosting and decorated with lace fondant The groom's chocolate cake featured a Mississippi State emblem. Both cakes were created by Cakes by Janice. Fran Ginn created the flower arrangements used at the wedding and reception. To the sound of ringing cowbells, the couple left the reception on a boat driven by Mike Giles and Jody Lott.

The night before the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner in honor of the bride and groom at the Lake Serene Clubhouse. Following a honeymoon to Maui, Hawaii, the couple is at home in Hattiesburg.


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Publication:Mississippi Magazine
Geographic Code:1U6AL
Date:Jan 1, 2014
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