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Calhoun - Honea Wedding Mar. 6, 2010

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tephani Carolyn Calhoun and Breck Allen Honea’s relationship began after Breck saw a write-up about Carolyn in Nashville Lifestyle magazine, and shortly after meeting, they knew it was meant to be. After a surprise proposal at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., Carolyn, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Calhoun, and Breck, son of Sue Honea and George Honea, tied the knot seven months later on March 6, 2010 at Temple Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, Miss. Carolyn had always dreamed of getting married in a church, having the perfect dress and having an amazing cake. In keeping with a family tradition, Carolyn wore a Priscilla of Boston dress just as her mother did when she got married. Carolyn’s “blue” was a white linen handkerchief monogrammed with her and Breck’s initials in blue, and she kept it in her dress pocket during the wedding. Her “old” was a small Bible passed down through generations in her family that everyone signed on their wedding day. She carried it with her bouquet down the aisle. Carolyn’s sister, Cadie, a singer in Nashville, Tenn., sang “Lead me to the cross” to begin the ceremony. Instead of a unity candle, Breck and Carolyn lit a memory candle, in memory of both of their brothers who passed away, while Cadie sang “Your love amazes me.” The reception was held immediately after the ceremony at the Canebrake Country Club. Guests feasted on a buffet of Southern cuisine including chicken kabobs,

mini cheeseburgers, a prime rib carving station, a mashed potato bar and a fruit and cheese assortment catered by the Canebrake Country Club. Carolyn knew she wanted a special wedding cake, so she designed her five-tiered cake to look like her dress. It had a ruched fabric look on the top two layers with sugar flowers going up one side. Carolyn added a mint green bow to tie in the bridesmaid dress colors with the cake. Carolyn’s sister Cadie sang for the bride and groom’s first dance, and the guests danced the night away to SL100’s Don King, a local DJ. After the bride threw her bouquet, which was caught by her sister Corley, guests tossed candied confetti at the bride and groom as they were whisked away by their limo to the Hard Rock Hotel in Biloxi, Miss. The couple enjoyed their honeymoon in the tropical islands of Hawaii. Special thanks to Tara’s Cakes and Bill Ingalls Photography

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