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Pierce & Waide.

Rachel Marie Pierce and James Daniel "Jim" Waide III were united in marriage on August 11, 2012, at Tranquil United Methodist Church in Wren. Dr. Rick Brooks, pastor of St Luke United Methodist Church in Tupelo, officiated the double-ring ceremony. The private service, attended by only the couple, their minister, their photographer, and their videographer, took place at the church where the bride's parents were married and where she and her siblings were christened.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Dale Pierce of Aberdeen. Grandparents of the bride are Mrs. Marie Brewer of Wren, the late Mr. Hansell Brewer of Wren, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Pierce of Aberdeen.

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The groom is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Daniel Waide Jr. of the Abbott Community in Clay County. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Daniel Waide Sr. of the Abbott Community in Clay County and the late Mr. and Mrs. Seldon Whitmire of the Panhandle Community in Choctaw County.

The bride wore a knee-length gown of ivory lace overlay by Chelsea and Violet Her shoes were taupe heels by LK. Bennett of London. The bride also wore diamond earrings and a diamond pendant, all gifts from the groom.

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The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of ivory hydrangea, miniature calla lilies, green trick dianthus, blush pink spray roses, thistle, and variegated aspidistra foliage, all bound with a pearl-studded satin ivory wrap. The groom wore a clustered boutonniere of thistle and blush pink spray roses. The altar of the church held an impressive bank of fresh hydrangea, bells of Ireland, kale, snapdragons, spray roses, dianthus, thistle, and variegated aspidistra foliages all in shades of ivory, blush, and green, Scott Reed of Petal Pushers in West Point designed all of the floral arrangements. Stephanie Rhea of Tupelo photographed the couple, and Derek Courtright was the videographer for the occasion. Van Atkins of New Albany was responsible for the couple's rings.

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Attached to the ribbon of the bride's bouquet was her maternal grandfather's Navy pin. The pin was loaned to the bride by her mother and was her "something borrowed."

The sapphire stones on the bride's engagement ring served as her "something blue," and a diamond ring inherited by the bride from her paternal grandmother was her "something old." Her wedding gown served as her "something new." A silver sixpence from the year of the groom's birth was placed in the bride's left shoe.

The ceremony included readings of Scripture from a Bible, which had belonged to the groom's mother, and the sacrament of Holy Communion.

After exchanging vows, the couple enjoyed dinner at Park Heights in Tupelo. The couple is now at home in Tupelo where they are both attorneys and are partners in the firm Waide and Associates, PA They will honeymoon in Italy in May.

TRANQUIL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH * WREN, MISSISSIPPI * STEPHANIE RHEA PHOTOGRAPHY
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