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Pierce & Taylor.

Jada LaShea Pierce and Ryan Houston Taylor were united in marriage at five o'dock in the afternoon on May 3, 2014, at Agricola Baptist Church in Lucedale. The double-ring ceremony was performed by uncle of the bride Kevin Pierce.




The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Pierce of Lucedale. Grandparents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Mills of Waynesboro and John and Totsie Maples of Lucedale.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Taylor of Butler, Alabama. Grandparents of the groom are Ruth and Buck Chisholm of Lucedale and Virgil Taylor also of Lucedale.

Escorted by her father, the bride was attired in a delicate Allure ivory mermaid gown with beaded crystals featuring a cathedral-length ivory veil. Her veil was delicately trimmed in crystals beads, echoing the beadwork in the gown. To finish the look, she wore silver sequin heels and crystal diamond earrings. Complementing the bride's ensemble was a bouquet of white peonies, white lisianthus, and peach Juliet garden roses surrounded by white roses and wrapped in antique white satin ribbon.

Attending as bridesmaids was Lauren Little, Carrie Ann Hunter, Rachel Cochran, Anna Stewart, Alyse Faurot, and Laney Christian. Lakyn West, daughter of the bride, served as the bell ringer, declaring the bride's entrance. The bridesmaids wore floor-length strapless dresses in coral. Their bouquets complemented the bridal bouquet.

Jamey Byrd, cousin of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen included Corey Fore, Joel Cochran, Brent Thames, Jake Pierce, and Billy Anderson.

As guests entered the Church, two wreaths were placed outside the Church doors to welcome guests. A selection of classical music was played while guests arrived. The bridal march was presented by violinist Rayne Harrison.

A reception, hosted by Julie and Billy Pierce, aunt and uncle of the bride, was held at their home in Lucedale. Guests were entertained by Southern Sounds of Fairhope, Alabama. The center point of the reception was the prepared food by Naman's Catering of Mobile, Alabama.

Featured on each table was a two-foot vase with an arrangement on top of each vase of baby green hydrangeas, white hydrangeas, and coral peonies, Chablis mini garden roses, Juliet and Antico Amore, peach garden roses, white and peach stock, bells of Ireland, and a variety of spring-colored roses in white, cream, coral jade, and peach. The bride and groom's cake was designed by The Cake Designer of Hurley. The bridal cake had four tiers and an assortment of white and peach roses between each tier. The bride and groom's initials were placed on the front of the cake. The groom's cake was a German chocolate cake in the shape of a golf ball depicting the groom's favorite football team, Alabama.

The couple departed to a sparkler send-off.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents honored the couple with a rehearsal dinner at Sassy's in Hurley.

The wedding directors included Debbie Harrell, Martha Hurt, and Larry Perdue.

After a honeymoon trip to St Lucia, the couple is at home in Lucedale.


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Publication:Mississippi Magazine
Geographic Code:1U6AL
Date:Jan 1, 2015
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