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CONTENTS February 2016 • Volume 10

No. 2


DEPARTMENTS 13 | INTERVIEW Trend Seeking Made Ya Look Owner and Event Designer Dawn Edwards shares 2016 wedding trends

16 | PLACES A Touch of the Blues The Blues Foundation honors Blues’ MidSouth artists and musicians with “Keeping the Blues Alive”

18 | BOOKS Wedding Planning Bliss How-tos for the big “I Do”

22 | DRINKS Roasted Strawberry Mojito A fresh and fruity treat to set your heart ablaze this Valentine’s Day

24 | ARTS Southern Screenings The Oxford Film Festival offers a wide variety of films, panels, and events.

22 | ALEXANDRA’S CLOSET Bridal Beauty


Makeup isn’t the only thing that makes a beautiful face on the big day

89 | ENTERTAINING Wedding Planning 101 Find your way to premarital bliss with some expert advice

94 | LIVE WELL The Cold Shoulder ColdRush Cryotherapy offers one-of-a-kind recovery methods in DeSoto County

IN EVERY ISSUE Editor’s Letter 8 Contributors 10 Calendar 46 See & Do 96

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editor’s letter

Love & Marriage Once again, love is in the air. This month, Click magazine is loaded to the brim with tips and crafty techniques to make your wedding a memorable one. From beautiful gowns to beautiful florals and a touch of menswear, we’ve got a little something for every bride and groom out there. This month’s cover feature is a stunning country wedding dress showcase shot by the wonderful Madison Yen (page 52). Special thanks to the gang at Mallard’s Croft for providing a venue and being such generous hosts for the Click team. While weddings are traditionally all about the bride, we haven’t forgotten about the guys this year. We’ve put together an awesome men’s section this year featuring stylish shots from Hernando-based photographer Michael Hensley (page 61), a gift guide for grooms and some classy wedding bands. In addition, we’ve got tips from Click columnist Alexandra Nicole about putting your best face forward on the day of the wedding (page 22) and expert advice from several prominent wedding planners including Michelle Hope (page 89) and Dawn Edwards (page 13). So from all of us to all of you: enjoy this one. Because even if marriage isn’t your bag, all of us can appreciate a good catered party. Happy reading,

Casey Hilder Editor

This issue is dedicated to the memory of “Cowboy” Bob McGregor, Click magazine’s distribution manager. Your wry, ever-present smirk looms large in our hearts. We thank you deeply for your years of service.

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February 2016

Tess Catlett

Alexandra Nicole

Click’s social calendar for this month was compiled by Tess Catlett. A Southaven native and recent graduate of University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, Catlett is a former intern for Click. An avid and tenacious writer, Catlett has been featured in various publications including Vox Magazine, The Columbia Missourian and The DeSoto TimesTribune. When not writing, Catlett enjoys binge watching underrated TV dramas.

This month’s health and beauty column was compiled by Memphis native Alexandra Nicole, who owns and operates three local boutiques, a makeup line and her very own fashion brand. From styling clients and working behind the scenes as a MUA and Stylist for fashion shows and shoots, to attending LA and New York market trips and runway shows, Alexandra lives for the fashion and trends of the modern woman’s lifestyle.

Mike Lee Event photos in this issue were captured by Click photographer Mike Lee. Mike started in news in 1971 as a TV writer, photographer, and art director. For 20 years, his work appeared on national and international television broadcasts, and was published in print media worldwide.

Michelle Hope & Jamie Newsom

Madison Yen This month’s cover and fashion spread were photographed by Madison Yen of Yen Studios and Maddie Moree. Madison specializes in wedding and engagement photography as well as professional headshots. In her spare time, she is a merchandiser for Chloe + Isabel Jewelry and consults small businesses to ramp up their marketing and sales. and boutique/madisonyen

Owners and lead designers of Social Butterflies, LLC, Hope and Newsom have a combined 20 years of experience in the wedding and special events industry. This month, Hope and Newsom offer some prime wedding planning tips (page 89). Together, Hope and Newsom have planned numerous notable events, including celebrity weddings, charity galas and Super Sweet 16s for the hit MTV show. To see more of their work, visit

Marcie Kay Seccombe Hairstyling for this month’s fashion spread, “Wedding Belles”, was done by Mississippi native Marcie Kay Seccombe. In Memphis, Seccombe works her hair magic in a downtown studio four days a week. When out of the studio, Marcie travels as a National Educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems teaching across the country. Her experience includes styling hair on Fifth Avenue in New York, as well as Cosmopolitan magazine. 10 FEBRUARY 2016 | Click magazine

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Trend Seeking Made Ya Look Owner and Event Designer Dawn Edwards shares 2016 wedding trends Interview by CASEY HILDER

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ÉCOR EXPERT DAWN EDWARDS KNOWS weddings. Crafting and arranging florals, setting centerpieces, coordinating caterers, DJs, bands and directing weddings, are all par for the course for Edwards, who serves as a one-stop shop for event coordinating and design in DeSoto County.

dishes like quiche that aren’t sweet or cupcakes that form a small cake. The cutting of the cake is more of a photo opp when it comes to weddings these days. Eating is a different story, and a lot of people aren’t as willing to eat their money now. VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY: One of the big things to pop up recently is “shareable highlights,” as part of these new

Click Magazine: What is your usual workflow like?

instant gratification packages in which the videographer

Dawn Edwards: I usually begin by meeting the bride,

shoots the wedding, while the photographer captures the

getting a budget and trying to work within it. We talk about

important parts and gets them out as soon as possible

everything – invitations, colors, the theme of the wedding,

for people who might not have been able to attend the

how to manage step-parents and family issues, how to

wedding. It’s a good way to include people that weren’t

divide their money and all the little things that go along

able to come.

with a wedding. It’s quite a bit. It usually helps to sit down with them and explain that after this, they don’t have to do

DRESSES: For brides and bridesmaids, monochromatic is

anything but show up.

big now. Cream-colored, light colors, metallics and pastels are all seeing a resurgence. At a recent wedding I helped

CM: How long does this usually take?

with at the Maddox Foundation, all of the bridesmaids

DE: I’ve done smaller weddings in three weeks, but larger

wore a sort of metallic color. It’s really different and not

ones can take up to a year of coordinating. Especially when

exactly something people are used to down South, but

you’re getting professional photos and a cake – you really

it’s become really popular now. Blush-colored dresses

need to think that far in advance.

are also big, along with crop-top dresses. I’m not sure how long the latter will stick around, but it’s become a

CM: What would you say eats up most of the average

popular look at the moment. Feather finishes and layers

wedding budget?

of lace always make for a good look, as well. And there’s

DE: Food, photography, and alcohol — in that order.

always the generational dress, remade and repaired from


WEDDING CAKES: A new trend I’m seeing in cakes is

a grandmother or mother’s old dress. Bridal suits with lace finishes offer a conservative option that I’ve been seeing a lot of, too, and not just for older brides.

something we call “wedding fakes,” which are dishes example,

DÉCOR: The current big thing, as many Southerners already

cheesecakes, bread pudding, that sort of thing. A lot more

know, is mason jars and burlap. People have started to paint

people have taken that direction because it’s a little more

the jars to be a little different, but it’s still a very rustic look.

cost efficient. More people are gravitating toward centerpiece

However, I think we’re slowly headed back toward formal




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weddings. Right now, most everybody wants to be married outside, but I think that mindset will change back to the traditional church wedding in the next three years. INVITATIONS: Calligraphy is still a big deal, but monograms and photos are now a big part of any invitation. DRINKS: Signature drinks for weddings are huge right now and a fun way to add a personal touch to the proceedings. Usually it’s one of the few things the bride and groom can agree on! FOOD:





become a thing in the past few years. Gluten-free, paleo diet food, things like that. It’s not quite fried chicken tenders, but many clients have been leaning toward a healthier wedding reception. FLORALS: I’m not seeing as much formal florals as I did in the past, but more of what you’d call “roadage,” or bouquets of freeform, roadside flowers. They’re not quite as staunchy and perfect as what you’ve seen traditionally. It’s more of a “pick the flowers off the road” look and is very easy to do with Eucalyptus and sunflowers. COLORS & PATTERNS: Florals are big, as well as lots of “tone-on-tone” such as an off-white with white behind it. As I said before, monochromatic is coming in. You’re seeing less bright reds and hot pinks and more subdued colors like peach.

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A Touch of the Blues The Blues Foundation honors Blues’ MidSouth artists and musicians with “Keeping the Blues Alive” Story by MARY ECKERSLEY | Photos by CASEY HILDER


USIC IS A UNIVERSAL language understood

image for future generations. Over the past 16 years she

across cultures. Victor Hugo once said, “music

has cast over 60 musicians, including Bobby “Blue” Bland,

expresses that which cannot be put into words

Pinetop Perkins, Little Milton, and Blind Mississippi Morris.

and that which cannot remain silent.” The Blues you feel to your core and express all the emotions you can’t explain.

“There are people who make music recordings, but I make human recordings of musicians,” says Dickerson.

The Blues are the people behind the music, their pain,

For Dickerson, this passing on a piece of Blues history repre-

struggles, cultures, movements, and The Blues Foundation

sents her own unique way of keeping the blues alive. Sharon’s

and Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis, Tennessee, is here to

exhibit, A Cast of Blues, may be viewed and touched at the

preserve those stories. The Blues Foundation has run the

Blues Hall of Fame Museum through Memphis in May, 2016.

Blues Hall of Fame and inducted more than 350 artists and industry professionals since 1980. In the spring of 2015, at 421 S. Main St. in Memphis, Tenn., a brick and mortar location opened, taking the Hall of Fame from virtual to reality. The foundation also recognizes organizations and individuals who have made significant contributions with their work in the blues genre by way of the “Keeping the Blues Alive” Awards. The awards banquet is held during the International Blues Challenge week. This year’s award ceremony was held on January 29 at the Doubletree Inn in downtown Memphis. One of the 15 recipients is Como, Mississippi, artist Sharon McConnell-Dickerson. Sharon has worked with many musicians to create their life-cast images, which she makes in a similar process as when a dentist takes molds of teeth. Dickerson takes molds of musicians’ hands and faces, preserving their life 16 FEBRUARY 2016 | Click magazine

“There are people

who make music recordings, but I make human recordings of musicians

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United States, across the Atlantic, in France, fellow 2016 recipient and writer/ photographer Fred Delforge is working to spread the Blues in Europe and bring in new faces. “The best future for me is to continue to share a passion and to help fans discover new bands, new musicians with Zicazic,” says Delforge. With the help of a friend, Delforge launched in 2011. The name serves as a nickname of sorts, referring to “musicians to musicians.” The site was started as an idea his friend had while playing a Punk show at the Bataclan in Paris and became a resource to give answers to every question a musician might ask. Today, the site operates as a magazine and includes reviews and live reports from festivals such as the International Blues Challenge held annually in Memphis. When in Memphis for IBC, Delforge says he only sleeps one or two hours a night to publish for the French and American people. Besides Zicazic, Delforge also is a member of the European Blues Union Board of Directors. Also in 2011, Delforge co-founded France Blues, which works to get more people involved with blues and helps bring artists to festivals such as EBC and IBC. According to Delforge, European Blues is becoming more ambitious incorporating genres like Hip Hop to create a new kind of Blues. “Blues is the roots,” he says. “Without Blues there is no Rock ‘N’ Roll, no Rap, no Soul. Everybody is listening to the Blues everyday, but a lot of people don’t know this is the blues. We have to explain Blues is a language supposed to be international. Blues have no borders, no countries, no religions.”


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Wedding Planning Bliss How-tos for the big “I Do” Story by SHANA RALEY-LUSK



surrounded by love, in a place that captivates your spirit.”

or the lush natural backdrop that put the warm-

If that sounds like a tall order, never fear. Lord includes all

weather months at the top of your list for the ideal

of the details on how to bring these big, beautiful, abstract

wedding day, there is no shortage of resources for making it

ideas to reality. One chapter of the book is dedicated to

fit your personal style perfectly. Check out these top picks for

“Style Inspiration” where Lord encourages readers to get

wedding guides that are sure to put the perfect spin on your

down to the nuts and bolts of what is important to them

big day with as little stress as possible along the way.

for their wedding day. She explores venues, favor ideas, DIY plans, and more leaving no detail unattended. This is the

The Rustic Wedding Handbook by Maggie Lord If you are looking for a unique style for your wedding day that allows for ultimate creativity and inclusion of the

ultimate guide for brides looking to do a lot of the wedding work themselves. Lord is also the founder and editor of the popular wedding blog

nature all around you, an element of the rustic may be just what you need to add that perfect touch. Author Maggie Lord

The Knot Outdoor Weddings by Carley Roney

implores her readers to consider the many possibilities as

Perhaps there is no more appropriate setting for a wedding

they dream big for their wedding day. “A rustic wedding,”

than the great open outdoors. In The Knot Outdoor Weddings,

she writes, “…is the peace of putting your personal touch on

author Carley Roney gives readers all the best tips and tricks

this momentous event. It’s the thrill of beautiful details that

for creating their dream wedding in just about any outdoor

you’ll never forget. It’s the joy of marrying your best friend,

space imaginable. “Few places in the world are more inspiring

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for a wedding than nature itself,” she writes. With that said, there is plenty of preparation and decision-making that




requires and Roney gives brides-tobe all the specifics on how to bring it to life. Real life weddings included throughout the pages of the book help readers visualize how to make the details become a reality in any outdoor setting they may choose. Examples include a Southern estate wedding at a plantation in Charleston, an elegant waterside affair in Jamaica, a lake house backyard wedding on Suttons Bay, and many others. Location-specific planning advice takes the guess work out of planning for a wedding that goes off without a hitch easier than ever. She also discusses stationary and menu advice, color and attire planning, and many other creative ideas from the front cover to the back. Roney founded The Knot and is a well-respected wedding expert nation-wide. She is also the author of more than a dozen unique and helpful wedding books. Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette by Anna Post and Lizzie Post We all know that Emily Post’s wedding etiquette advice is indispensable to any bride, but with new traditions and customs constantly evolving there may be more questions than ever about how to maintain perfect decorum in every wedding-related

situation. Look


further than the most recent edition of Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette for everything you need to know to create a perfectly-poised wedding day. This book address



scenarios including awkward family situations, blending family traditions, who makes the cut for the guest list, and how to use today’s all-important technology to your advantage. The handy guidelines outlined in the book make it simple to take unneeded pressure and stress out of the weddingplanning process. Anna and Emily Post are the great-great-granddaughters of Emily Post. Click magazine | FEBRUARY 2016 19

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Yield: 1 cocktail

For Garnish (optional):

puree until smooth. Strain the puree


Lime round

through a fine mesh strainer into a mason

¼ packed cup mint leaves, torn

Sprig of fresh mint

jar or airtight container. Refrigerate until

1 ounce fresh lime juice 1.5 ounces roasted strawberry puree

completely chilled.


Mojito time! Place the mint and lime juice

Start by making your roasted strawberry

in a glass of your choice. Muddle with a

2 ounces light rum

puree. Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees.

wooden spoon (or an actual cocktail mud-

2 strawberries, sliced

Toss the strawberries with the sugar in

dler if you’re fancy enough to own one). Add

1.5 ounces club soda

a shallow baking dish, and roast for 25

the roasted strawberry puree and rum, and

minutes until the berries are soft, slightly

stir to combine. Add the sliced strawberries

For the Roasted Strawberry Puree:

darkened, and juicy. Cool for about 10

and plenty of ice. Top with club soda.

1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced

minutes, then transfer the berries and

2 tablespoons pure cane sugar

juices to a blender or food processor and

(recipe follows)

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Southern Screenings The Oxford Film Festival offers a wide variety of films, panels, and events. Story by MARIA GRIFFO




Film Festival will offer a record-

home is next,


he races against





his Spaghettiman

different countries. “As always, we

time to save his family. In Spaghetti

do? Have the director with you in your



Man, we find an apathetic man who

house unless you are a wealthy per-

filmmakers and their work,” says

has a freak microwave accident and

son. How many times have we seen a

Melanie Addington, Executive Director

obtains super powers over spaghetti.

movie and been thrilled to death by it

of Oxford Film Festival, “but we are

Forced Move’s writer and director Tony

or wanted to ask the filmmaker “Wait…

also screening films with provocative

Bloodworth and Spaghetti Man’s direc-

I’m confused. What was that thing that

subjects, from different cultures and a

tor Mark Potts will be at the festival and

happened?” or tell them that the film

myriad of genres in our effort to deliver

available for Q&A sessions after their

really moved us? One of the truly beau-

a broad spectrum of experiences in


tiful things about a film festival is to re-



“We have lived in a time for a while

ally be able to have the satisfaction of

now where it isn’t just at home you

telling a filmmaker, “I loved what I just

can watch movies,” says filmmaker and

saw.” It is an amazing experience for the

world premiere at Oxford: Forced Move



filmmaker as well. When you can stand

and Spaghetti Man. In Forced Move, a

Wildman, “You can watch them on

in the back of an audience watching

man discovers a series of brutal mur-

your phone, tablet, computers, any-

your movie and hear people gasping or

ders while on his daily jog. When he

where. But you know what you cannot

laughing... it’s a big thrill.”

the theater to our eager Mississippi film fans. ” Two local feature films will make their

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When not attending screenings or schmoozing with filmmakers, attendees will have access to a range of events and discussion panels with people involved the industry. The series of panels are headlined by “Conversation with Joey Lawrence” where he will discuss his career including his experiences being a teen idol and his new faith-based film, Saved By Grace. Others panels offer compelling and diverse subjects such as “Casting Character Actors”, “Producing Films in Mississippi”, “Dissecting Hollywood’s Diversity Problem”, and “How to Get Film Critics to Review Your Film.” Never been to a film festival before? No need to worry, this one is filled with southern hospitality. But if you go watch out, according to Wildman they are highly addictive. “I have yet to see somebody who has gone to a film festival, seen a movie there, and saw a Q&A with the filmmaker of the stars who hasn’t automatically been hooked.” To see a full schedule of programming, read descriptions of the films to be screened, or purchase tickets, visit

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ixteen years in the running, the Crystal Ball reigns supreme as the Community Foundation’s largest annual event. Proceeds from the gala fund a significant portion of the organization’s yearly operating expenses. The Foundation works

with over 400 area nonprofits to provide support and connect volunteers with causes that matter. This year’s gala sent

attendees back to the Roaring 20s with a Gatsby-esque take on dining and dancing. Photos by MIKE LEE

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Fred Lipscomb & Gladys Jenkins

Donna & Clay Farrell

Amanda & Cory Uselton

Bradford Cobb, Betsy Perry, Brad & Brenda Cobb

Chip Johnson & Victoria Penny

Jean & Milton Kuykendall

Chuck & Jeannie French

Bill & Nancy LaForge

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Ashley Tew & Casey Hilder

Carmin Kye & Vickie Dupree

Bill & Pam Rasco

Deborah & Tommy Westbrook


Bradford Cobb, Cindy & Tom Pittman

Sina Nezakat & Ashley Herbert

Kevin & Dianne Avent

John & Emily Harper

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Jamie & Butch Sowell

Miranda & Chad Crawford & Ed Pidgeon

Bob & Shandy McGregor

Kathleen Lewis & Jake Slavish

Rita Ray & Jim Seay

Laura & Morgan Cain

Matt & Allie Crick

Phylis & Jerry Holland

Brian & Erin Dragutsky

Megan & Dawn Inman

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Jessee Anne Lipscomb & Sadler McLendon

Kristy & John Arnold

Bradford Cobb, Annabelle & Ken Ibsen

Bradford Cobb, Jan & Bobby Shipp

Bradford Cobb, Glenda Gurley & Sarah Brennan

Charlie & Nancy Cummings

Sterlings & Lilibeth Withers, Bettie & Lonnie Shannon

Brian & Margaret Hicks

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The Dickinson Family Marker Unveiling


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Michael Marino & John Hobson

Jean Blackcston & Susan Smith

John Hobson, Steve Calvert & Cliff Olson

Will & Tiffany Moore

Tami & Jason Armstrong

Allison Movitz & Jo Dale Mistillis

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or more than a decade, Angelo Mistilis worked at the Lafayette County Detention Center. He would bring in crayons, colored pencils and other art supplies for the inmates, so that they would have a

productive way to pass the time. The reception showcased a collection of

artwork created by the inmates. Proceeds from the reception will benefit Kairos Prison Ministry in Mississippi. The Christian faith-based ministry strives to provide a spiritual and intellectual education to incarcerated men, women, and youth. Photos by MIKE LEE

Lea Fyfe & Hayden Brines

Guy Shoaf & Rodney Holley

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Don Ross, Wesley Bell & Bill Beckwith

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Bill Jolly & Craig Johnson

Derick Biglane & Bryant Trotter

Gina Zee & Dawn Edwards

John Heard & Michael Hensley

Kathy O’Neal & Joanna Hubbard

Kay Jeffreys & Amanda Woods

Hernando Main Street Chamber of Commerce

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a change in leadership, as well as several members of the

community. Michael Hensley of Papa John’s Pizza formally ended his term as 2015 board president. Pam Back of Atmos Energy will serve as the 2016 board president. A ribbon cutting ceremony welcoming One Memphis Street to Hernando immediately followed the luncheon. Photos by MIKE LEE

Amanda Meadows, Gia Matheny, Hank Ludwig & Jay Joel

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Tyler Herron & Taylor Phillips

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Andy Nichols, Brock Mills & Jason Parolli

Kelly McBride & Cindy Gordon

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Eric Hasseltine & Chelsea Chandler

Bill & Joy Routt

Andrew Hess, Josh Bailey & Zach Kloville

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The charitable event featured live and silent auctions, as well as live entertainment. Heart & Soul Catering took care of the entrees, and The Stellar Cellar kept the bar stocked. Proceeds directly support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis in its mission to eliminate substandard housing in the Memphis area. Photos by FRANK CHIN

Brennan Villines & Dabney Coors

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Emily Strickland, Shelley Hopkins & Paul Hopkins

Tiffani & John Stemmler

Brian & Dondi Black

John and Marsha Stemmler

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Jocelyn Scott, Bill Stemmler & Faye Stemmler

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SOCIAL AGENDA Your monthly resource for what’s happening around town



Dixon Gallery & Gardens 4–7 p.m. Toast to the Dixon’s 40th anniversary with a performance by Opera Memphis and musical entertainment by DJ Witnesse. Admission free.

Mud Island River Park 10:30 a.m. chili tasting begins; 3 p.m. plunge Cool off with a deep dive into the Mississippi River benefitting Special Olympics Greater Memphis. Heaping bowls of piping hot chili will be on standby. Admission $50.

17th annual Polar Bear Plunge and 10th annual Chili Cook-Off

Dixon 40th Anniversary Celebration


Cirque du CMOM: Havana Nights Children’s Museum of Memphis 7 p.m. Hop on the Conga Line and get ready to Mambo No. 5 at this year’s celebration. Themed “Havana Nights,” the saucy celebration benefits the museum’s traveling events, special exhibits, and more. Admission $150–$500.


Cherokee Valley Golf Club 2016 Super Bowl Scramble Cherokee Valley Golf Club 9 a.m. Not a football fan? Spend Super Bowl weekend with a club in hand. This 2-person scramble in Olive Branch has a shotgun start and spans 18 holes. A chili and hot dog lunch is included. Admission $40–$50.


Champagne Sunday National Ornamental Metal Museum Noon to 5 p.m. Shop the Metal Museum Store to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. From one-ofa-king jewelry to home wares and sculptures, there’s something for everyone’s special someone.


FCA Breakfast with Gene Stallings Landers Center 7–8:30 a.m. Former University of Alabama Head Football Coach Gene Stallings is scheduled to speak at this year’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes breakfast. Admission $100–$500.


Germantown Symphony Orchestra: Music for a Romantic Getaway Germantown Performing Arts Center 7 p.m. Surprise your significant other or simply treat yourself to a musical tour of Europe. This scenic journey stops in Rome and Paris, conjuring romantic cityscapes and sprawling extravagance. Admission $12. 46 FEBRUARY 2016 | Click magazine


Germantown Symphony Orchestra: Music for a Romantic Getaway Germantown Performing Arts Center 7 p.m. Surprise your significant other or simply treat yourself to a musical tour of Europe. This scenic journey stops in Rome and Paris, conjuring romantic cityscapes and sprawling extravagance. Admission $12.


5th annual Mardi Gras Ball U.S. National Guard Armory 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thow down N’awlins style at the Krewe of Hernando’s fifth annual Mardi Gras celebration in Hernando. Masks are required at this black-tie optional affair. All drinks and light food are included in the ticket price. Admission $75.


Wild Game Dinner Clark Opera Memphis Center 7:30 p.m. A culinary showcase unlike any other, Opera Memphis’ annual wild game dinner serves up a menu as diverse as it is elegant. Admission $175.

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8th Annual Krewes for Kids Memphis Botanic Garden 7–11:30 p.m. The only thing better than a party is a party with a purpose. For over 80 years, the Carnival Memphis has been doing just that. Proceeds from the Mardi Gras-themed event will go toward the group’s Children’s Diabetes Initiative. Admission $75–$150.


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Dancing For Our Stars First Choice Catering 6 p.m. Inspired by hit TV show Dancing With The Stars, seasoned dancers are paired with local celebrities in this exciting showdown. All proceeds benefit The Baddour Center, a nonprofit residential community that supports and encourages adults with intellectual disabilities. Admission $50.

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through February 20


Hillsong United FedEx Forum, Memphis 7 p.m., Admission $25.50–$97.50

Kate Freeman Clark: A New Look at a National Treasure

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Dallas Mavericks FedEx Forum, Memphis 7 p.m., Admission $15–$195

19 Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves FedEx Forum, Memphis 7 p.m., Admission $10–$140

18 Lee Brice Lander Center, Southaven 7:30 p.m., Admission $31.75–$41.75

20 Rodney Carrington Horseshoe Casino, Tunica


8 p.m., Admission $36.50–$56.50

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Lakers


FedEx Forum, Memphis 7 p.m., Admission $15–$350


Dropkick Murphys New Daisy, Memphis 7:30 p.m., Admission $27.50–$33

27 Randy Houser

The University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tues.–Sat., Admission $3–$5

through February 21 Families in Art Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weds., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thurs., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Admission $3–$7

through 28 Wonder, Whimsy, Wild: Folk Art in America Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weds., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thurs., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Admission $3–$7

through March 13

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Horseshoe Casino, Tunica 8 p.m., Admission $46.50

Landers Center, Southaven 7:30 p.m., Admission $32.75–$62.75


Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weds., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thurs., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Admission $3–$7


6 Jerry Lee Lewis Sam’s Town Casino, Tunica 8 p.m., Admission $35–$45

12 Creedence Clearwater Revisited GoldStrike Casino, Tunica 9 p.m., Admission $49.95–$69.95

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through February 13 Sewing with Jane Borgognoni Banks House, Hernando 10 a.m. to Noon Sat., Admission $20–$25

through February 13 Children’s Handmade Valentines Class Banks House, Hernando 10 a.m. to Noon Sat., Admission $20–$25

Clare Leighton and Thomas W. Nason: Common Threads

through April 3 Painting American Progress: Selections from the Kattner Collection and More Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues.–Sat., 1–5 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. third Thurs., Admission $3–$7

through April 3 Pinkney Herbert Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues.–Sat., 1–5 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. third Thurs., Admission $3–$7

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17-21 Oxford Film Festival Downtown Oxford 6 p.m. Weds.-Thurs., 11 a.m. Fri., 9 a.m. Sat., 10:30 a.m. Sun., Admission $10–$100

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Banks House, Hernando 10 a.m. to Noon Sat., Admission $22–$25

27 Cartooning with Lin Workman Banks House, Hernando 10 a.m. to Noon Sat., Admission $5–$8


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9-14 A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder Orpheum Theatre, Memphis 7:30 p.m. Tues.–Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri., 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Sat., 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Sun., Admission $9.50–$74.50

through February 14 American Idiot Playhouse on the Square, Memphis 8 p.m. Thurs.–Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Admission $15–$40

20 Stomp Orpheum Theatre, Memphis 2 p.m., 8 p.m., Sat., Admission $20–$59

19-28 The King & I Presented by DeSoto Family Theatre Landers Center, Southaven 7 p.m. Fri.–Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., 2 p.m., 7 p.m., last Sat., Admission $18–$30

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Get ready to shake it up and support your favorite dance duo as they compete against each other to help a great cause. Visit and vote (each vote is $1) for your favorites. Voting continues the night of the event. The Baddour Center is a residential community for adults with intellectual disabilities where individual potential is defined by character and God-given talent, not by limitations.

Dancers include: Jim Jaggers, WREG-TV meteorologist, and Liz Callicott yoga studio owner and Certified Professional Trainer

Felicia Bolton, of WMCTV, and Elmer Palma, of Salsa Memphis

John Woods, First Choice Catering, and Jill Morris, Stars in Motion

Mike McLendon, Lipscomb & Pitts and Emily Cockrell, model, actress and Miss Teen Panola County

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The menu was carefully chosen by the Mother of the Bride to give their guests a true taste of the family’s French favorites. Beginning with an Amuse Bouche of Croquet Monsieur followed by a spinach fruit salad and beef tenderloin, roasted vegetables, parsnip gratin with parmesan crust and rolls served with strawberry and herbed butter. The stunning wedding cake displayed in the center of the tent was custom designed by Cory Lewis to replicate some of the bride’s gown. Alternating layers of Chocolate cake with Chocolate ganache and milk chocolate buttercream with sea salt chocolate crunchies on top and vanilla cake infused with organic rose syrup and preserves with vanilla buttercream were a sweet ending to dinner. As the sun went down and dinner concluded, guests made their way into the Mill for dancing and celebrating. Handcrafted white paper flowers framed the stage where Papa Sol entertained and kept guests dancing all evening. Linen lounge furniture and a photo booth were included in the environment, as well as a cigar bar upstairs on the balcony. Late-night food was passed to keep guests energized until the very end. Chicken on a stick and fresh beignets went like hot cakes along with a chocolate fondue station. As the clock struck midnight, it was time to depart. The paparazzi lined exit was lit up by sparklers while guests showered the couple with dried lavender, as the fairytale wedding came to an end. The French-inspired experience was sure to leave guests longing for a day in Paris, just as the hosts intended. A la votre!

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Jenna Lee Crawford & Wesley Adam Boyd January 31, 2015 Memphis, Tennessee

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enna Crawford and Wesley Boyd were united in marriage on January 31, 2015. The bride is the daughter of Joe and Yvonne Crawford, who reside in Lake Cormorant, Mississippi. The groom is the son of Johnny and Lisa Boyd, who reside in Hernando, Mississippi. Before they were newlyweds, Jenna and Adam worked together at the restaurant Smokey Bones. Try as she might, Jenna says she just couldn’t ignore Adam, the flirtatious bartender behind the counter. Fast forward to 2013, and the adoring duo was ready to take their relationship to the next level. They were on vacation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, when Adam decided it was time to pop the big question. The couple was taking a romantic walk on the beach, picking up shells here and there to take home as souvenirs. After seeing only half shells and other broken bits, Adam excitedly told Jenna that he discovered a whole shell. When she turned around to see the one-of-a-kind shell, she found Adam on both knees holding out a shell that he custom made with an engagement ring inside. The ceremony was held on January 31, 2015, at the Pink Palace.

The bride wore a Mori Lee gown with long sleeves and flowing lace train. Styled after Kate Middleton’s wedding gown, the ensemble also featured a Queen Anne neckline and a ball gown cut. She was escorted down the aisle by her father, while Ben, a friend of the groom, played the piano. Mike Nolen officiated the ceremony. Both the bride and the groom wrote their own vows, and there was a special blessing of the family. A reception followed in the Pink Palace’s ballroom. The celebration featured a 007 theme, as the bride and groom took James Bondinspired engagement photos. Not only were these photos blown up and placed around the ballroom, there were also life-size cut outs of James Bond scattered about for guests to take photos with. A family-style meal was served, which included chicken wellington and steelhead trout. After a honeymoon in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the happy couple is at home in Southaven, Mississippi. Jenna works at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, PLC, a personal injury law firm. Adam attends Christian Brothers University, where he’s studying to be a physician assistant.

DETAILS: Catering: Heart & Soul Catering | Dress: The Barefoot Bride | Musical entertainment: DJ Jim Steinbrecher Photography: Greg Crowder Photography | Venue: Pink Palace | Hair and Makeup: Flight Hair Co. Click magazine | FEBRUARY 2016 75


Jill Ann Parker & Perrin Allen Crews June 13, 2015 Memphis, Tennessee


ill Parker and Perrin Crews were united in marriage on June 13, 2015. The bride is the daughter of Don and Leigh Ann Parker, who reside in Southaven, Mississippi. The groom is the son of William and Catherine Crews, who reside in Oxford, Mississippi. While attending the University of Mississippi, Jill and Perrin both attended a Greek formal in New Orleans. The pair shared a dance at a piano bar, and, as the bride puts it, the rest is history! Perrin proposed to Jill on February 25, 2014. Jill had just finished with her night class and met up with Perrin. He wanted to stop by his parents’ house, so off they sleeve lace bodice. A keyhole back and sweeping train added elegance went. When they pulled onto his parents’ street, Jill could see that their and grace to the bride’s overall look. driveway was lined with tea light candles. For something old, the bride added lace from her mother’s wedding As they exited the car, Jill could hear one of their favorite songs playing. dress to her bouquet. Her gown served as something new. She Baffled, but excited, Jill asked what was going on. A cardboard dog carrier borrowed her grandmother’s gold bracelet, and her aunt’s blue topaz was sitting nearby, and when Jill opened it, she found an adorable plush ring rounded out the tradition. dog. Her soon-to-be fiancée asked if she was ready to get a puppy with A reception followed on the outdoor terrace of the museum’s him — he received an enthusiastic yes — before getting down on one knee. Brushmark Restaurant. Jill and Perrin had an outdoor wedding on June 13, 2015, at the Holly For their honeymoon, the couple went on a Caribbean getaway to St. Court garden at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Reverend Mark George, Grenada. The newlyweds are at home in Memphis, Tennessee, Manning officiated the evening ceremony. The bride wore an ivory where Perrin works with the Achievement School District. Jill works Maggie Sottero gown with a scalloped, illusion V-neckline and cap- with DeSoto County Schools. DETAILS: Artists: Adam Hunt and Katy Learned | Bakery: Cakes by Miss Peggy | Catering: The Brushmark Restaurant | Dress: Oxford Bridal | Florist: L & Jay Productions | Musical entertainment: The Party Jammers | Photography: Jon Sharman Photography | Stylist: Lindsey Welch at Estelle Salon & Spa | Venue: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Wedding Coordinator: Laura Reed at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 76 FEBRUARY 2016 | Click magazine


Megan Michelle Faulkner & John Travis Lomenick August 15, 2015 Aspen, Colorado


egan Faulkner and JT Lomenick were united in marriage on August 15, 2015. The bride is the daughter of Chuck and Mindy Faulkner of Hernando, Mississippi, and Levy and Julie Harris of Hernando, Mississippi. The groom is the son of Bob and Penny Lomenick of Holly Springs, Mississippi, and Charlie and Ellen Williams of Oxford, Mississippi. Before Megan and JT ever dreamed of holding hands or exchanging vows, they were sharing crayons and trading juice boxes. The childhood friends were in the same second grade class at Magnolia Heights School in Senatobia, Mississippi. When you’re that young, it can be hard to tell if the butterflies in your stomach are because of the cafeteria food or the cute girl sitting across the room. Years passed before the two realized what they had known all along: They were soul mates. The high school sweethearts went on to attend university. Megan pursued a nursing degree at Baptist College of Health Sciences, while JT studied at the University of Mississippi. After they completed their bachelor’s degrees, the couple decided to relocate to Denver, Colorado. JT attended law school at the University of Denver.

When Megan and JT closed on their first home, JT decided it was time to make his big move. JT invited their closest friends over and had the group hide at the next-door neighbor’s house. He even made sure a camera was in place to film the surprise. When Megan walked up to the door of their new home, he proposed. The wedding took place on August 15, 2015, at the Meadow at T-Lazy-7 Ranch in Aspen. For something old, the bride incorporated her mother’s wedding veil into her bouquet. For something new, the bride wore an ivory gown by Nicole Miller. The form-fitting gown featured a low back and lace detailing. She also wore a custom rhinestone and pearl headpiece designed by Amanda Judge. She borrowed her mother’s diamond tennis bracelet, and blue Toms shoes provided a touch of much-needed comfort as she walked down the aisle. Reverend Alan Cochet officiated the ceremony. The reception was held at the Lodge at T-Lazy-7 Ranch. Bluegrass band Woodshed Red kicked the evening off with live music and kept guests on their toes late into the night. Conundrum Catering served up a selection of Colorado favorites and adding a bit of Southern charm with a few classic home-style dishes. A s’mores bar out by the campfire added to the chic, rustic feel. The couple opted for a cheesecake instead of a traditional towering affair. The groom firmly believed that milk and fresh chocolate chip cookies were the best option, so he made sure some of those were available, too. Following a honeymoon in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the couple resides in Denver, Colorado.

DETAILS: Bakery: Viceroy Snowmass | Catering: Conundrum Catering | Dress: a&bé Bridal Shop | Florist: Carolyn’s Flowers Musical entertainment: Woodshed Red | Photography: Devo Photography | Venue: T-Lazy-7 Ranch | Videography: KHodge Films Wedding Planner: Gold Leaf Event Design & Production Click magazine | FEBRUARY 2016 77


Rue Anna Chitwood & Michael John Beyer October 3, 2015 Memphis, Tennessee

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ue Chitwood and Michael Beyer were united in marriage on October 3, 2015. The bride is the daughter of Clark and Cynthia Chitwood, who reside in Olive Branch, Mississippi. The groom is the son of John and Joanne Beyer, who reside in Shakopee, Minnesota. Rue and Michael first crossed paths in rural Nevada during the summer of 2011. Michael was working full time as a geologist with Newmont Mining Company. He was stationed at the Midas underground mine in Winnemucca when he met Rue. She was finishing up her master’s thesis and was in town for a summer internship. Though the two became good friends, the timing wasn’t right. In the fall, Rue went back to the University of Alabama to finish her coursework. In May 2012, Rue returned to Winnemucca for a full-time position as a geologist at Newmont Mining Company. Now that distance was no longer a factor, the pair began dating soon after her arrival. It wasn’t until January 2015 that Michael popped the question. New to the mountaineering scene, Rue was training for a seminar in Alaska. She wanted to get in some practice on her snowshoes, so Michael suggested a trip to Nevada’s Ruby Mountain range. During a trek through Lamoille Canyon, the couple stopped to take in the breathtaking view before them. Before Rue knew what was happening, Michael was down on one knee. True to the couple’s adventurous nature, the ceremony was held in Teton Trek at the Memphis Zoo. The bride and groom exchanged vows on the bridge overlooking the grizzly bear enclosure. Perhaps unsurprisingly, one of the bears took a keen interest in the ceremony

and sat for the whole thing. And when the guests rose in support of the marriage, so did the bear! Reverend Anne H. K. Apple of Idlewild Presbyterian Church officiated the ceremony, which took place on October 3, 2015. The bride wore a Nicole Miller gown purchased from Swoon Bridal Salon, a charming boutique in Reno, Nevada. The flowing silk gown featured a scalloped lace trim and a plunging V-neckline. Rue knew this dress was the one when she learned that it was called the “Nina” — the same name as her maternal grandmother. She felt like this was a great way to honor her memory. She also wore her maternal grandmother’s pearl necklace for something old. Rue’s custom-made rhinestone and satin hairpiece served as something new, and she borrowed her paternal grandmother’s pearl bracelet. A blue lace garter completed the tradition. The reception was held inside the Teton Trek lodge. Mexican Heather, flowering crocus plants and ferns surrounded the lodge’s stunning fireplace. Aubergine linens and tartan table runners played up the lodge’s rustic feel. The couple brought their own individual flair to the centerpieces: pieces of family pottery filled with lavender and rock samples. Each sample was accompanied by a story card detailing what it was, where it came from, and the story behind it. After the wedding festivities, the couple took a mini-moon road trip back to their home in Elko, Nevada. The newlyweds plan to take a twoweek getaway to New Zealand this October to celebrate their one-year wedding anniversary.

DETAILS: Bakery: Gigi’s Cupcakes | Catering: Simply Delicious Catering | Dress: Swoon Bridal Salon | Florist: Darling Flowers Musical entertainment: DJs Jimmy Harris and Ryan Clay of Deep Blu Entertainment | Photography: Lindsey McKee and Gina DiBartolo of Anam Cara Photography | Venue: Teton Trek at the Memphis Zoo | Videography: Steve Kerr | Wedding Planner: WED Memphis Click magazine | FEBRUARY 2016 79


Alyssa Danielle Sowell & Elliott Bedford Mabry May 23, 2015 Batesville, Mississippi


lyssa Sowell and Elliott Mabry were united in marriage on May 23, 2015. The groom is the son of Andy Mabry and Carla Mabry. The bride is the daughter of Tanya Hawkins and Cade Hawkins The happy couple first started dating in eighth grade. In true fairytale fashion, they couple has been inseparable ever since. Elliott proposed on December 19, 2014 during a family outing to the Memphis Zoo’s Zoo Lights. When the couple neared the tunnel of lights, Elliott pulled Alyssa off to the side and kneeled down. Under a mesmerizing blanket of twinkling lights, he asked her to marry him. The wedding took place on May 23, 2015, at the home of Howard and Molly Hawkins in Batesville, Mississippi. The couple had an intimate outdoor wedding overlooking the bluff at sunset. Clay Moore officiated the ceremony.

The bride wore a picturesque fit and flare gown with a lace overlay, beaded sleeves, and an open back. Alyssa used beads from her mother’s wedding dress — something old — to embellish her garter. For something new, she wore a necklace given to her by her younger brother. She borrowed a veil from Elliott’s sister. Her blue garter was handmade by her grandmother. The reception was held at the home of Justin and Austin Mabry. Me and My Tea Room Catering brought in a delicious selection of entrees, and a DJ provided live entertainment. Following a honeymoon in Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple is at home in Senatobia, Mississippi. Alyssa is studying at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. Elliott works as a supervisor at Southern Installation Services.

DETAILS: Bakery: Shonna’s Cakes | Catering: Me and My Tea Room Catering | Dress: Low’s Bridal and Formal Shoppe Florist: Dana Ross | Photography: Patrick Remington Photography 80 FEBRUARY 2016 | Click magazine


Doris Elizabeth Clark & Michael Samuel Schwartz October 10, 2015 Memphis, Tennessee


iz Clark and Michael Schwartz were united in marriage on October 10, 2015. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Michele Clark of Germantown, Tennessee. The groom is the son of Steve and Sherri Schwartz of Germantown, Tennessee. Although Liz and Michael have lived in Memphis their whole lives, they’ve never visited any of the typical tourist locales. The two decided to take the day before Thanksgiving 2014 to go on an adventure around the city and finally see what the fuss was all about. The day date kicked off with tours at Sun Studio and the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. After grabbing lunch at Memphis’ oldest tavern, The Green Beatle, the couple moseyed around Beale Street. A quick visit to variety store A. Schwab’s gave way to an evening walk alongside the waterfront at Beale Street Landing. As the sun began to set, Michael proposed. Liz and Michael headed to one of their favorite spots, The Madison Hotel, for a glass of celebratory champagne. Afterward, Liz thought the two would head home to tell their families the news, but Michael had a plan. Their close friends and family were waiting at Wiseacre Brewery for a surprise engagement party. The ceremony was held on October 10, 2015, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Father Mike Werkhoven officiated the event. The bride wore a cathedral-length veil and an A-line Watters Too gown

with a full tulle cut. The dress also featured a sweetheart neckline and a rhinestone and pearl sash. For something old, the bride borrowed a handkerchief that belonged to her great grandmother. Every woman in her family have carried it down the aisle, each time adding their initials and wedding date to the embroidery. Her dress served as something new. For something borrowed, her sisters in Pi Phi pinned her with sorority’s signature arrow pins. To finish things off — and subtly cheer on the Memphis Tigers ahead of the Ole Miss game — the bride painted her toenails blue. Following a honeymoon trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the couple is at home in Memphis, Tennessee. After receiving a degree from the University of Alabama, the bride will graduate as a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in May. The groom received his degree from the University of Memphis and will also graduate as a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in May.

DETAILS: Bakery: Lee Sanders | Catering: Cindy Krag Catering | Dress: The Barefoot Bride | Florist: Kacie Cooper Floral Design Musical entertainment: Gary Escoe and the Atomic Dance Machine | Photography: Maddie Moree Photography | Rentals: Hicks Convention Services & Event Rentals | Venue: Clark Opera Memphis Center | Wedding Planner: Betsy McKay of Salt, Style, & Events Click magazine | FEBRUARY 2016 81


Meagan Nicole Hill & Sean Michael Farrell December 19, 2015 Oxford, Mississippi

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eagan Hill and Sean Farrell were united in marriage on December 19, 2015. The bride is the daughter of Brian and Debbie Hill, who reside in Hernando, Mississippi. The groom is the son of Mike and Alise Farrell, who reside in Olive Branch, Mississippi. The Prince Charming to Meagan’s Cinderella, Sean first caught Meagan’s eye in a moment of middle school duress. After being told that her shirt straps were too narrow, Meagan was faced with two choices: call her mom and tell her about the dress code violation or find a jacket to wear for the rest of the day. Sean, a gentleman even in the sixth grade, offered Meagan his baseball jacket. Fast forward to 7/29/15. Meagan woke up to a text message from her mom about attending a friend’s birthday dinner later that night. Under the impression that it was just a typical Wednesday evening, Meagan made plans to go work out before attending church that evening. She mentioned this to her mom and was completely taken aback when her mom tried to talk her out of it. Clearly, she knew something that Meagan didn’t. After her workout, Meagan went to community group at her church. Instead of the usual hour-long service, there was an ice cream social. Meagan left early, completely throwing off the plan for the evening. She met up with her mom and her sister under the pretense of exploring the University of Mississippi’s campus before dinner. They were walking along, and just as Meagan mentioned

sending a quick photo to Sean, she rounded the corner and found him standing there with a ring in hand. The ceremony was held on December 19, 2015, at Paris-Yates Chapel on Ole Miss’ campus. The bride was given in marriage by her father, Brian Hill. Her sister, Lexie, was the maid of honor, and the groom’s brother, Josh, was the best man. Joseph Garrison played the organ, and Dave Leblanc officiated. The bride wore an Allure trumpet gown with a sweetheart neckline and a low back. For something old, she wore her paternal great grandmother’s ring. Her dress served as something new. She borrowed her sorority sisters’ badges, and her great-great-grandmother’s heirloom broach counted as something blue. A reception followed, complete with live music and a decadent dinner menu: boiled shrimp, candied bacon, duck poppers and a homemade candy bar. The grooms cake blended the couple’s love of Ole Miss football and that the groom is attending medical school. The bride and groom had their first dance to George Strait’s “Check Yes or No,” the father-daughter dance was to Bob Carlisle’s “Butterfly Kisses,” and the groom danced to Rascal Flatts’ “My Wish” with his mother. After a honeymoon in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the couple is at home in Oxford, Mississippi. Both alumni of Ole Miss, the bride works for Kessinger Real Estate, and the groom is continuing his studies at the university’s medical school.

DETAILS: Bakery: Sweet T’s Bakery | Catering: Castle Hill | Dress: Low’s Bridal and Formal | Florist: Hernando Flowershop Musical entertainment: 12 South Band | Photography: Taylor Square Photography | Videography: Meant to Be Productions Venue: Castle Hill | Wedding Planner: Ferriday McClatchy Events Click magazine | FEBRUARY 2016 83


Alexandra Nicole & Ben Scharff May 24, 2015 Memphis, Tennessee


lexandra Nicole and Ben Scharff were united in marriage on May 24, 2015. The bride is the daughter of Kate Mercer and Pat Lopez of Memphis, Tennessee, and Jamie and Shannan Rushing of Memphis, Tennessee. The groom is the son of Deborah Soucy and Edward Scharff of Memphis, Tennessee. On New Year’s Eve, the possibilities are endless. Magic is in the air, and the promise of something different, something better, is just around the corner. On December 31, 2012, Alexandra and Ben had no idea that they would meet each other. And when they did say that fateful “hello,” they probably didn’t realize that the other person would soon become the love of their life. Fast forward to October 1, 2014, when Ben decided it was time style and added bustle. For something old, the bride took diamonds to ask Alexandra for her hand in marriage. The couple was at the from her mother’s tennis bracelet to turn into a pair of earrings. grand opening of Lafayette’s Music Room in Midtown. Ben said he For something new, her best friend Diana pinned a Greek eye to left something at the clothing store they co-own, The Attic Apparel, Alexandra’s gown. For something blue, she carried her brother’s which is right next to Lafayette’s. Under the guise of a quick errand, blue duck call in her bouquet. Alexandra went with him and walked into a breathtaking surprise: A pre-cocktail hour preceded the ceremony and featured the The shop was decorated with photos from their relationship and couple’s favorite drinks: mojitos and Bloody Mary’s. A reception balloons. Ben even laid out some of her favorite chocolates. also followed the ceremony. CFY Catering had seven food bars The ceremony took place on May 24, 2015, at Annesdale Mansion. available, including a cheesecake art bar. Alexandra and Ben had an intimate ceremony in the garden officiated After a honeymoon in the Dominican Republic, the couple is at by Reverend Paul White. A silent prayer was held for the bride’s late home in Memphis, Tennessee. The newlyweds are self-employed, brother Jamie Rushing and the groom’s father, Edward Scharff. with ventures including The Ivory Closet Franchises, The Attic The bride wore a vintage A-line dress that was to feature trumpet Apparel, and IronJaw Dental Labs. DETAILS: Catering: CFY Catering | Dress: The Barefoot Bride | Florist: Kacie Cooper Floral Design Photography: Lindsey Lissau Photography | Venue: Annesdale Mansion 84 FEBRUARY 2016 | Click magazine


Jennifer Catherine Leonard & Kellen Caffey Corbin March 2, 2015 Rocky Mountain National Park Estes Park, Colorado


ennifer Leonard and Kellen Corbin were united in marriage on March 2, 2015. The bride is the daughter of Catherine & Mark Hall of Alabaster, Alabama, and John & Lynn Leonard of Helena, Alabama. The groom is the son of Steve and Kim Corbin of Lambert, Mississippi. True love knows no bounds, be it time or distance. When Jennifer and Kellen met on eHarmony, they knew their relationship wouldn’t be typical. They lived four and a half hours away from each other, so it took some time before they were able to have their first date. When they finally went out, they bowled a few games and grabbed dinner afterward. Things went so well that they went out the next night, too! On February 28, 2015, Kellen asked for Jennifer’s hand in marriage. They were taking a walk on his grandfather’s land when Kellen pulled her off to a special spot. As a symbol of their lasting love, Kellen made a time capsule for them to open on their 10-year anniversary. He even planted a tree to mark the location. The happy couple eloped in favor of an intimate ceremony in

Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Park on March 2, 2015. It snowed the night before, creating a beautiful winter backdrop for the ceremony. With the Rocky Mountains in the background, the view was nothing short of breathtaking. Kevin Cooper officiated the ceremony. A snow day just isn’t a snow day without a snowball fight, and a winter wedding is no exception. After the ceremony, the newlyweds played in the snow and sent a video message announcing their marriage to their families. The bride wore a Galina gown with a strapless bodice and empire waist. The ruched tulle wedding dress also featured a sweeping train. For something old, she attached her grandmother’s brooch to her bouquet. For something new, she wore a string of pearls gifted by her mother. The newlyweds held a cake reception in Lambert, Mississippi, for their family and friends on May 2, 2015. The casual affair had several flavors to choose from, including strawberry, Italian crème, chocolate crème and carrot cake. Following a honeymoon in Breckenridge, Colorado, the couple is at home in Lambert, Mississippi. An Auburn University alumna, Jennifer is the Art Director at Click Magazine. Kellen is an alumnus of Mississippi State University and a self-employed farmer.

DETAILS: Bakery: Edgar’s Bakery; The Dutch Oven | Dress: David’s Bridal | Florist: Lorie Cooper of Marry Me in Colorado | Photography: Lorie Cooper of Marry Me in Colorado | Venue: Rocky Mountain National Park | Wedding Planner: Marry Me in Colorado Click magazine | FEBRUARY 2016 85


Sheri Ehlers & Teddy Floyd October 29, 2015 Goodlettsville, Tennessee


heri and Teddy were united in marriage on October 29, 2015. Although the couple met in 1994, they didn’t go out on their first date until sometime three years later. Teddy was beginning his career as a firefighter at a station in Mississippi, and Sheri’s cousin happened to work with him there. Sheri had seen Teddy once or twice at the station, but it wasn’t until she returned to Florida for a visit in 1997 that they went out on a date. After months of trying to plan the right proposal, Teddy popped the question on May 5, 2015, at Sheri's grandmother's family farm in grandmother’s vintage necklace around her bouquet. Her wedding her hometown of Lakeland, Florida. For him, there wasn’t a more dress served as something new. She borrowed a sixpence and slipped sentimental place to ask the woman he loves for her hand in marriage. it into her shoe, and for something blue, she wore her mother’s The ceremony took place on October 29, 2015, at Drakewood brooch. Farm in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. A reception followed on the farm’s grounds. An intimate dinner was Sheri and Teddy were married in a traditional Christian ceremony served on wooden platters, with hickory smoked pork tenderloin, officiated by Minister Ralph Griggs. Fashioned after a secret garden, herb roasted potatoes and pan-seared green beans all on the menu. the wedding space was simple and elegant. Old wooden church A chandelier illuminated the barn, putting a chic spin on the rustic pews lining an outdoor aisle, and the couple said their vows under a atmosphere. wooden arch adorned with flowers. Following a honeymoon in Nashville, Tennessee, the couple is at The bride wore an off-white Kitty Chen Couture gown with a lace home in Olive Branch, Mississippi. Sheri works for Click Magazine scoop neckline. A vintage brooch belt and sweeping train created and the DeSoto Times-Tribune, and Teddy serves as lieutenant at the a dazzling silhouette. For something old, the bride wrapped her Southaven Fire Department. DETAILS: Bakery: Faboo Cakes | Catering: Crave 1201 & Catering | Dress: The Barefoot Bride | Florist: Drakewood Farm Photography: Ace Photography | Venue: Drakewood Farm | Wedding Planner: Cassidy Edwards at Drakewood Farm 86 FEBRUARY 2016 | Click magazine

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You are engaged. Now what? Here is a simple guide to help you get the planning process started. These basic tips will help cover a few of the bases and send you on the way to living out your wedding dreams.

MAKE THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT Get the word out officially and show off your bling! Let both of your families know in a special way first, and then share the news publicly. This gets everyone excited and the free advice will begin flowing in. You can even do a fun photo session to use on social media announcing the news!

THE ‘B’ WORD Before you delve into planning and designing your dream wedding, determine a realistic budget. Figuring out an estimated guest count is important and will help guide you in nailing down a budget. The average wedding cost in the South, based on 250 guests, is $30,000. We like to tell brides to consider taking all of your guests out to dinner at a nice restaurant. That cost in addition to a private location, ceremony cost, and entertainment and decor all factored in can add up quickly and make sense of why the budget seems higher than you would expect. The dress and other necessary details are not even factored in yet so you can see how it adds up quickly.

SET THE DATE Knowing the season or month you want to marry in will help you in choosing that perfect date, but flexibility can be an asset when searching for venues and ceremony locations. Many couples plan 10-12months out so popular venues may not have the first date you want open. Keep in mind — Friday and Sunday’s are usually a more economical option if you are on a tighter budget. Once you set the date you should book the church/ ceremony location and reception venue. However, if you are considering hiring a full service planner, don’t sign any contracts or hire any other vendors until you have hired the planner. They can negotiate contracts and often offer discounts that will save you money on the front end. 90 FEBRUARY 2016 | Click magazine


The band and caterer would be where you want to spend

If you are doing all the planning yourself- start researching.

a little more money to ensure you get top notch professionals

You don’t want to skimp on your own wedding and with-

that will exceed your expectations. Once you really jive

out any prior experience you are setting yourself up to be

with a vendor, ask them who they like to work with! The

overwhelmed, frustrated and exhausted throughout the

wedding industry is a small world and having a team that

process. Get a notebook to keep everything organized.

works well together ensures a successful event. Don’t be

You should include your budget, vendor information from

afraid to check references for vendors either. You don’t want

meetings and your vision — aka lots of photos and examples

to have any regrets and there are too many reputable companies

from magazines. If you are spending close to the average

to settle for second best.

wedding cost, you can afford to hire a wedding planner. This will be the best money spent and hopefully (if they are


experienced and good) they will help you maximize your

Who will stand by your side? You can find a unique way to

budget and create the wedding of your dreams with very

ask your bridal party to be part of your wedding. There are

little stress! In the least — if you cannot afford a professional

tons of ideas online to help you. Once you enlist them — let

planner to help you from start to finish, consider hiring a

them help you in the planning if you need it.

day of coordinator. This will allow you to enjoy the day and all that you have planned.



can take months to get in that perfect dress and then you

You don’t want to wait too long to start dress shopping. It

I recommend making a priority list of what the most important

almost always have alterations. Looking your best can take

aspects of your wedding are to you and your fiancé. For example,

some work — so the sooner you start, the better. Finding

you love to dance and your fiancé loves to eat. Make sure

that dress can also help you jumpstart your wedding diet if

you allocate money in your budget according to your priorities.

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CHECK IT OFF   THE LIST! Find a good check list to help you keep on track. This should be in that wedding folder you have — keeping you organized! If you have several months to plan, you can do things in stages. Here is a very basic list for reference of how we like to work after we are hired:

1ST MONTH OF ENGAGEMENT:  Book Church (Minister)/Venue  Book Photographer & Band  Dress Shop 2ND MONTH  Order Dress  Work on Guest Address list  Work on Save the Dates 3-5TH MONTHS

Get the f loor you need

 Design Wedding & Reception  Start interviewing caterers and florists  Cake tastings  Work on invitation design  Take engagement pics! 6-9TH MONTHS  Pre-Marital Counseling  Send envelopes to calligrapher  Get dress alterations  Determine hair and makeup Glam squad 10-12TH MONTH  Details…. determine and get

them done!

 Mail invites  Prepare a wedding day itinerary  Programs

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Fire & Ice Charity Ball February 13, 2016 Join the Junior Auxiliary of Tate-Panola for its fourth annual charity ball at 211 Main Hall & Gardens in Como, Mississippi. Themed “Fire & Ice,” this year’s bash is sure to sizzle and crack. Live entertainment will have guests dancing until the sun comes up (or at least until the bar closes). Bidding in the silent auction is always a gamble, but with proceeds benefitting the group’s charitable efforts, it’s worth pushing your luck.

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