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Pitcock & McElroy.

At the chiming of the hour Melissa Paige Pitcock and Robert Thomas McElroy Jr. were united in marriage on May 27, 2006, at six o'clock in the evening at First United Methodist Church in Batesville.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Gene Pitcock of Batesville. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thomas McElroy of Madison. He is the grandson of James Ralph and Dorothy Pickens McElroy, Ruth Joy Barrington, and James Edward Barrington.


Rev. Barry Male officiated at the ceremony. Nuptial music was presented by Hollie Hays, organist; Athena MacInnis, pianist; Matt Murray, guitarist; and soloists Mary MacInnis and Jamie Griffin. Peggy Vinson served as wedding director.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory silk taffeta gown with a strapless fitted bodice, dropped waistline, and chapel-length train embellished with metallic embroidery, crystals, seed pearls, and bugle beading. She also wore a chapel-length veil and an antique art deco diamond pendant. The bridal bouquet boasted Konfetti roses, hand-tied with ivory silk ribbon embellished with pearls.

The bridal attendants were Kristian Taylor Pitcock, maid of honor and niece of the bride; Brookley Young Carmichael, Jordan Rebecca Graves, Drew Major Magee, and Holly Elizabeth Thomas, all of Batesville; Kelly Frances Anger of Tupelo; Elizabeth Reed Crain of Byhalia; Kristina Michele Kovacevich of Gulfport; and Catherine Helon Maley and Catherine Blair Nieman, both of Memphis, Tennessee. Attendants wore formal strapless gowns of black raw silk and carried hand-tied bouquets of Konfetti roses. Bronwen Nicole Tinsley of Madison served as the bride's proxy.


Groomsmen were Robert Thomas McElroy Sr., best man and father of the groom; James Michael McElroy, brother of the groom; and Mitchell Kennedy Stringer, all of Madison; Adam Louis Buckalew of Gulfport; Matthew Drake Burrell of Port Gibson; Kirk Winfield Thoms of Richton; Ryan Lee Eaton, William Walker Tann Jr., and Matthew Drake Wiggins, all of Jackson; and Michael Brook McGinnis of Birmingham, Alabama. Ushers were Benjamin Sorrells Pitcock and Jonathan Scott Pitcock, brothers of the bride; and Jonathan Scott Pitcock Jr., nephew of the bride.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at The Eureka Theater where guests danced to the music of Mo' Money of Jackson. The couple departed the reception in a vintage Rolls-Royce amid family and friends waving sparklers.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at The Veranda where guests danced to the music of Johnny Crocker of Jackson.

After a honeymoon weekend at Bonne Terre in Nesbit, the couple is at home in Madison, where the bride is a physical therapy student at University of Mississippi Medical Center and the groom is employed with Wachovia Securities.
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Title Annotation:wedding register 2008
Publication:Mississippi Magazine
Date:Jan 1, 2008
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