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Sumrall & Clapp.

Chrystal Angela Sumrall and David Cook Clapp were united in marriage in a beautiful ceremony on November 10, 2007, at four o'clock in the afternoon at First United Methodist Church in Laurel. Rev. Timothy Loden of Tupelo performed the double-ring ceremony before family and friends.

The bride is the daughter of Charles and Mildred Sumrall of Laurel. The groom is the son of Ida Belle Clapp and the late Martin Mitchell Clapp of Hattiesburg.

"Canon in D Major" was played as Mildred Sumrall was escorted and seated by her grandson Clayton Christian of Morton, followed by Ida Belle Clapp, who was escorted and seated by her son, David. Flowers were placed in memory of Mr. Martin Mitchell Clapp, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Sumrall, and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Jones, grandparents of the bride.


John Hassell M.D., sang "In this Very Room" before the processional. The wedding party entered to "Trumpet Voluntary" by Clarke. Matron of honor was sister of the bride Charlotte Christian of Morton. Bridesmaids were Stacy Smithers M.D. of Laurel; Rhonda Richardson of Laurel; and Tamberlynn Baker of Mobile, Alabama. Each bridesmaid wore a ruffled chocolate chiffon floor-length dress with a silver brooch at the waist. They each wore silver princess-cut diamond necklaces and earrings, gifts from the bride. They carried arm bouquets of Amelia roses wrapped with beige ribbons and pearls. The bride's proxy was Cristina DeMichael of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Best man was David Sundeen of Petal. Groomsmen were Randall Woods of Hattiesburg, David Casey of Petal, and Sean Farrell of Hattiesburg. They all wore black cutaway tuxedos.

Usher was Clayton Christian. Flower girl was Emma Smithers, daughter of Brent and Stacy Smithers of Laurel. The flower girl carried a basket filled with roses matching those carried by the bridesmaids. The basket had been used in the weddings of both the bride's mother and sister. Ring bearer was Conner Hicks, son of Michael and Gina Hicks of Laurel. The ring bearer's pillow was designed and made by the bride's mother with satin, lace, and pearls from Austria, Switzerland, and Ireland. Wedding director was Mary Lynn Hill. Jo Nell Walley of Ellisville served as register and program attendant.


Mrs. William E. (Ginger) Wallace decorated the church and the Rogers-Green House for the reception. The altar was covered with white phalaen orchids, large palms, and large urns filled with roses, orchids, stars of Bethlehem, freesias, mini callas, ruscuses, lisianthus, hypericum berries, and long bear grass blades, along with candelabras. The windows held large globes with candles, surrounded with greenery and orchids. The pews were marked with Casablanca lilies, Cymbidium orchids, and mini roses, banked with leather-leaf ferns and beigh bows. The aisle runner was white polished cotton with lace edging made by the bride's mother and was rolled out by Clayton Christian. Musicians were pianist Freeman Oglesby and organist Sue Bush. After the chiming of the hour, the "Bridal Chorus" by Wagner was sounded.

The bride was escorted by her father Charles Sumrall The bride's gown was appliqued with pearls, crystals, sequins, and lace. Her veil was elbow-length and edged with pearls and sequins. The bride's bouquet consisted of two-dozen Vendela and Amelia roses wrapped with beige ribbons and pearls. Tucked inside the bouquet was a bridal handkerchief from Ireland that the bride's mother had given her. The bride's garter was made by her mother with lace and pearls from Austria, Switzerland, and Ireland. It contained a gold piece belonging to her great, great maternal grandmother. The bride's scriptures for her wedding were Ruth 1:16-17 and Song of Solomon 2:16.

After the ceremony, the bride and groom departed the church to a wedding carriage pulled by two Appaloosa horses for a ride through Laurel's Historic District before returning to the Rogers-Green House for a buffet dinner. Carriage attendants were Randall Woods and David Casey. Wedding and dinner greeters were Mr. and Mrs. William E. Wallace, Angel Woods, and Allison Casey. Dancing was in the garden to music provided by the seven-piece band.



The bride's cake was decorated by Sugar Bakers from Laurel and matched the mocha color and designs of her wedding gown. The cake had Italian cream, strawberry, and buttercream layers, and was topped with fresh orchids and small roses. The cake was placed on a round table with a crocheted tablecloth from France, a gift to the bride's mother from the bride's sister. The bridesmaids completed the table decor by placing their bouquets around the cake. The groom's cake was chocolate topped with strawberries and placed on a table with an arrangement of roses, hypericum berries, and pheasant feathers the groom brought from a recent hunting trip in South Dakota and Iowa.

Following the ringing of miniature silver bells, the couple departed in a limousine with a beautiful "to-go" basket. The basket was from Alaska and had been lined with old pearls from the mother of the bride's wedding and topped with white satin roses, pearls, and a miniature wedding couple. Beige, chocolate, and white ribbon tied in love knots completed the top of the basket. The bride's mother decorated and lined the basket.

Following a honeymoon trip to Playa Mujeres, Mexico, the couple resides in Laurel, where the bride is a physician with Ellisville Medical Clinic and the groom is an electrical engineer with Masonite Corporation.
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Title Annotation:wedding register 2009
Publication:Mississippi Magazine
Date:Jan 1, 2009
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