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Tucker & Sessums.

Mary Grace Tucker and Price O'Neal Sessums were united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony at seven o'clock in the evening on February 1, 2014, at Saint Richard of Chichester Catholic Church. Celebrant was Father Michael O'Brien. Nuptial music was provided by Mr. Rob Robertson, organist, The Jackson String Quartet and Miss Ann Boswell Johnson, soloist Mr. Paul John Salvo served as lector.




The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. James Martin Tucker. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Clifton Smith Jr. of Jackson and Mrs. and Mrs. Kelly Tucker of Aberdeen. Godmothers Ms. Mary Bendik and Mrs. Coleman deJamette Green were seated as honored guests.

The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Joey Kim Sessums and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Howard Jean Sessums and Dr. and Mrs. Earl Chrysler Walsh.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a couture bridal gown of ivory Alencon lace over champagne charmeuse fashioned with a sweetheart neckline and buttoned keyhole back. The natural waistline was accented by a jeweled belt, and the hemline swept into a cathedral-length train. She wore a cathedral-length ivory illusion veil edged in Alencon lace. Escorted by her father down the aisle, the bride carried a bouquet of Iceberg Sophie, and Eliza roses, orchids, and Van Dyk tulips. The stems were wrapped in creme satin ribbon and secured with pearl pins that held a piece of the bride's baby blanket

Attending the bride as maids of honor were Ann Robin Tucker, Clara Elizabeth Tucker, and Sarah Martin Tucker. Bridesmaids included Melanie Layden, Alex Ruhl, Natalie Sandifer, Victoria Scott, Joey Sessums, and Carrie Shumaker. They wore blush pink chiffon formal-length gowns and carried bouquets of roses, Van Dyk tulips, and oriental lilies. The stems were wrapped with satin ribbon held by pearl pins.

Dr. Kim Sessums served as best man. Groomsmen were Jake Sessurns, Stewart Sessums, Seth Davis, Alan Gray, Jay Gulley, John Lynch, Cole Lynch, and Cayce Wallace.

The vestibule and altars were adorned with arrangements of roses, gladioli, bells of Ireland, snapdragons, oriental lilies, and Van Dyk tulips surrounded by foliage.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted the reception at the Country Club of Jackson. The bride's five-tiered wedding cake was iced with an exquisite piped design of white buttercream frosting and topped with bells from her mother's wedding cake. Guests dined and danced to the music of Hunter and the Gators. Wedding photography was provided by Martha Grace Gray Photography.

The groom's three-tiered chocolate cake featured a monogrammed "S" and was complemented with a candy and coffee bar.

As the celebration concluded, the newlyweds departed the reception to "Hotty Toddy," good wishes, and showers of birdseed before being driven off in a vintage Rolls Royce.

Following a honeymoon to Mexico, the couple is at home in Jackson where they are both students at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.


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Publication:Mississippi Magazine
Date:Jan 1, 2015
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