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Our dashing King awaits his Queen. Once the grand KING EDWARD HOTEL, Hilton Garden Inn Jackson/Downtown Hotel offers an elegant and tasteful setting for the perfect storybook wedding. Recently updated to impeccable standards, this architecturally rich venue features magnificent spaces, a stylish Ballroom that accommodates up to 300 guests, superb catering menus, and 186 luxurious rooms and suites for your guests. Come and be treated like royalty, right in the heart of the capital city.

Call our Wedding specialist at 601-353-KING or visit www.kingedwardhoteljackson.com

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magazine Published by Blue South Publishing Corporation P.O. Box 3663 Meridian, MS 39303

contents Winter 2011 fashion

Publisher – Marianne Todd Executive Editor – Jayne Cannon Creative Director – Shawn T. King

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The impeccable honeymoon wardrobe

The perfect ensemble for any destination

FEATURES

About our cover: Carrie Mitchell makes her stunning modeling debut as a real Mississippi Weddings Magazine model. Location: Meridian’s Union Station. Clothing provided by The Liberty Shop of Meridian. Accessories provided by Embellish of Meridian. Copyright 2011. All rights reserved. No portion of this publication may be reproduced or reprinted without express permission of the publisher. The opinions and views expressed by our contributors, writers and editors are their own. Various views from other professionals may also be expressed. Neither Mississippi Weddings Magazine nor Blue South Publishing Corporation endorses nor guarantees the products or quality of services expressed in advertisements. All advertisers assume liability for all content (including text representation and illustration) of advertisements printed and assume responsibility for any resulting claims against Mississippi Weddings Magazine or its affiliates. Mississippi Weddings Magazine is distributed through newsstands and other fine retailers. For more information, write to Editor@MsWeddingsMag.com.

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Uncle Ben’s School of Charm for the 21st Century Girl

The niece and New York

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Through the click of a camera

The new face of engagement photography

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Marrying, Mississippi style

Join us at Whynot’s Grand Oak Bluegrass Gospel Hall

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Let these destinations speak to your soul

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Sealing your love in style. After the wedding gown has been packed way, continue your impeccable sense of style with a trendy and sexy honeymoon wardrobe that will have your new husband falling for you all over again. Here, we’ve chosen easy fabrics and a color palette that would work well for nearly every setting – from the countryside to big city. After perusing our selection, check out Mississippi Weddings Magazine’s Honeymoon feature on Page 54, where writer Jayne Cannon gives a best-bet selection of Southern honeymoon destinations.

Pictured here, a taupe lace and knit vintage knee-length classic dress by Shani. The dress features a ribbon at the waist and a feminine swing skirt, $359.

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Feminine and flowing, this rose quartz silk swing skirt by Free People, $198, is paired with an open-weave brick duster, $148. Necklace features amber beads from Sudan, coral and turquoise beads from China and a silver tassel from Afghanistan. Sterling Silver Clasp, $365. Available at Embellish of Meridian, (601) 482-3050.

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Free People nude, black and metallic cinched waist dress, $168, with Free People nude angora short cardigan, $98.

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Byron Lars fitted knit sweater dress in creamy milk. We love this piece not only because it’s purely sexy, but because it features lace glove sleeves.

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Free People silk and lace combination dirndl skirt, $159, with matching Free People terracotta and cream open weave shrug, $148. Necklace in all natural bone from Africa features a watch chain with Geisha face in hand-carved ivory, $365. Available at Embellish of Meridian, (601) 482-3050.

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A quaint bed and breakfast, a breathtaking antebellum home, or large wedding facilities like the DeSoto Civic Center, whatever you have in mind for your wedding, you’ll find it in DeSoto County, MS. For a free wedding planner, call 662-393-8770 or visit SoDeSoto.com.

Reception Area

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Minutes from Memphis and Tunica in Northwest Mississippi. With 37 hotels, 250+ restaurants and lots of fun activities, say “I do” to DeSoto County.

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Uncle Ben’s School of Charm for the 21st Century Girl

New York City and the

niece by ben box

Uncle Ben loves New York City like nothing else – fast paced, ever-changing and an energy that can make us go for hours without stopping. The bright lights of the big city can make us overlook the dirt, the cost and the steps we must take to arrive in the Big Apple. My love affair with the city began years ago when good friends took me on my first trip to the big city. I shall never forget Eartha Kitt singing to me as I sat on a sofa in the Carlyle hotel. I thought maybe I was in heaven for a few minutes as she purred and shimmied across the stage. The chanteuse of my childhood was before me and even granted a brief audience afterward. I was forever in love with the lady and my new found city! I have one and only one niece. She has been spoiled rotten since birth and is forever on my mind. Chelsea, like her uncle, loves the finer things in life. Little did I know the hot pink fur coat I bought her at the age of three would help to create such an interesting young lady of fourteen. I had told her many tales of New York. I had sent her books and magazines, postcards and theater programs. I wanted her to be as in love with the city as her uncle. She expressed great interest and I felt that when she was twelve, we would embark on our adventure. I planned over and over in my head where we would go and what we would do in the town that never sleeps. I made mental notes of new stores, restaurants and places to see and be seen. On her first trip to New York, the magic click would hit her just as it did me as we walked through the doors of Henri Bendel. Music blaring, makeup counters buzzing and men and women dressed in black, hawking the latest the world has to offer. I felt the energy as I worked my way through the crowds and ascended the grand marble staircase. Everywhere I turned were interesting, beautiful people. Of course many more experiences of the city enhanced my visits - lunch at Palm Court in the old Plaza,Tiffanys, Bergdorf Goodman - the best bathrooms in the city by the way, and of course, Broadway. If you ever feel that nothing can amaze or entertain you - take in a Broadway

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musical. The hardest of hearts will open and your emotions will spill forth as you watch these energetic hardworking folks knock themselves out to keep you entertained. Yes, this is what my niece had to see - her world was too small and even though I love Mississippi, I felt it was my mission to spur her on into the world. I had promised Chelsea that when she turned 12, we could make the trip, but we let it pass us by and before we knew it, my dear sweet young lady was fourteen and probably on the verge of having nothing to do with dear Uncle Ben for at least a couple of years. Yes dear readers, old age does not hold me back from remembering the teen years, and yes, Uncle Ben was a terrible teen. I taught my mother language that she had never heard nor cared to hear. The word moody would not aptly describe my mindset for the age of fourteen for myself or certain others. Our trip was planned for Columbus day week. I thought parades and folks buzzing around the city would be an extra highlight. The flights went smooth and we arrived ahead of time at LaGuardia the car service was waiting and our adventure into the city began. We were caught in a parade which was rather entertaining on such a pretty Sunday. Our lunch reservations at The Metropolitan could wait if necessary. I had produced the most wonderful trip itinerary and forwarded to Chelsea the week before, but as I told her and she quickly agreed, an itinerary was a schedule that could be changed many times. As we discovered each other over the next couple of days, we both learned that yet so much alike, we are both so different in many ways. We arrived at the Wellington, our great hotel in Midtown.Two blocks off Broadway and two blocks from Central Park, the charming privately-owned grand old Lady has been welcoming weary travelers since the early 1900s. We had a doorman and bellman waiting in attendance. The staff was very nice and very friendly compared to


so many other New York properties. We checked in early to be told if we could wait, we had been upgraded to a wonderful suite! Eloise from the Plaza would have been impressed - our wait was minimal and we were granted such a wonderful opportunity thanks to a short note I jotted on their website about my niece’s first trip to the city. Beautiful and roomy, complete with a kitchenette, marble bath, two bedrooms and great views overlooking the city - Chelsea will forever remember her great accommodations, and it will be hard to match the hospitality and the location of this smart hotel.The room was so inviting that my dear niece loved napping and sleeping in late -something Uncle Ben had a hard time swallowing. I soon realized a cab ride to Soho or a short walk to the shops helped me understand that she must sleep and I had to shop. Our neighborhood had a French bakery, traditional New York bakeries and several delis. The Carnegie deli was across the street, and yes, Carnegie Hall was one block from our front door. Old New York charm with modern amenities. European tourists flooded our lobby daily, always a good sign in my book as our European neighbors look for familyoriented and reasonable accommodations when traveling abroad. After reviewing the choices, we decided to take the trek to Chinatown. Our cab dropped us off in the heart of the district between vegetable sellers and a butcher. The smells were quite interesting and the sights were worthy of a movie set. Luckily we stuck out quite nicely, and within five minutes a sweet little granny had found us and offered to be our guide to the hidden world of Chinatown. I had heard many tales of shopping for bargains and as I prefer to say “inspired designer goods.” I had already instructed dear niece that we would not get into any cars or alleyways for the hunt. I did not count on walls that moved and doors with triple deadbolts and shop girls with walkie-talkies, but memories were being made and our trip to Chinatown will be conversation for years to come. After all, this trip was about making memories and that is important in keeping today’s modern family together. The hardest part of making lasting memories and building great relationships with children is learning to hold your tongue. I had scheduled meals at wonderful restaurants and bistros, and little did I know that McDonald’s on the seventh floor of Macy’s would hold more fascination than lunch at the Plaza. As I have told so many friends in the past, you live and you learn, and Uncle Ben was learning to

enjoy a whole new side of the big city. Once you let yourself go and realize you must go with the flow-everything seems to fall into place. My days of museum-hopping were replaced with makeup counters, apparel stores and really fun spur-ofthe-moment local eateries. Smokey eye-shadow and chandelier earrings were the norm, and the Guggenheim was no longer in focus. Believe me dear readers, I adapted really well to my new situation. Once my eye and mindset delved back into my youth and I imagined being 14 again, our trip went very well. I took advantage of the little darling’s nap times and explored the neighborhood. I was blessed that the theater was top notch in her book.The preparation a young diva must go through to attend a Broadway show would be a show in itself.The hotel was a nice hop and skip from the bright lights that beckoned us nightly to the theater. The walk home was always a pleasure since a late night snack could be picked up from the delis along the way. As we packed up the last night of our trip, we both realized we had grown in different ways. Chelsea had become an independent young lady who had a whole new look at our big world, thanks to a short trip with her very tolerant Uncle Ben. As for myself, Chelsea has taught me that I could change directions at a moments notice, and most of all, for the first time, I was ready to leave New York! Believe it or not, no tears were shed over our impending departure. I was happy to be leaving, yet I knew I would be back again and again. In fact, Chelsea’s little brother is ready for a science and history tour of the town. Uncle Ben must trudge on and soon the idea of taking the niece on another trip will start forming and off we will go to explore new territory. Remember, dear readers, love conquers all and life is too short to remember anything but pleasantries. Have fun making memories. For as my grandmother Esther told me, “Travel all you can while you can, for one day you will not be able to travel anymore, yet you will be able to close your eyes and relive your travels in your mind.” Bon voyage! Have a question for Uncle Ben? Write to him at Editor@MSWeddingsMag.com. Ben is happy to share his etiquette expertise. Ben Box is an office manager for Dr. Ronnye Purvis in Meridian and is also an antiques dealer. Mississippi

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FAVORITE Things OUR

Courtney Costrino, Snoot Scents Specialist

Fragrances by Snoot Scents!

Scent ideas for your wedding: Fragrant wedding invitations: Inquire about using scented stock or contact an experienced perfumer who can scent the invitations for you.

Fragrant guest favors: Small scented lotions, bath gels and soaps scented with your wedding fragrance provide a memorable keepsake.

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Fragrance evokes powerfully strong sensations. Our faves are lotion butter, bath gelee and body spray in a signature wedding perfume creation by scent specialist Courtney Costrino of Snoot Scents. Products retail for $14.95 each. For custom wedding day scent creation, Courtney offers a one-on-one consultation by appointment.

Wedding cake icing: Organic orange blossom water and other edible floral waters such as rose and lavender create drama and romance as icing choices.

For more information, visit www.snootscents.com!

Bridal shower party: Consider a custom fragrance creation party.

Bridal party favors: Your bridal party will love the personal touch of custom designed bath and body products.

Wedding confetti: Exit your wedding under showers of lavender or jasmine flower petals. Mississippi

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BLOOMS Blooms is a place where Mississippi made means something in both our approach and selections. Featured Mississippi Artists Peter’s Pottery Gant Pottery Pace Pottery Robbin Lee Jewelry

Bridal Consulting & Registry The Bakery Building 127 Buschman Street, Ste. 40 Hattiesburg, MS Ph: 601.584.9200 www.bloomsagardenshop

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click of a camera The new face of engagement photography words and photos by adam and alli hudson

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he sun trickles through the trees as he wraps his arms around her. He squeezes tight and they close their eyes, breathing deeply as the calming warmth of love washes over them. That’s when it happens. A memory is created. It is subtle and fleeting, true and powerful. At the very same instance, something more practical has happened. A picture has been taken. That picture is the new “face” of engagement photography. It is true and it is honest. We have seen this very thing countless times. Couples laugh, play, breathe deep and feel love in small fleeting moments. The new face of engagement photography allows couples to put themselves in situations where they can relax and open up, though not necessarily to the camera, but to us and each other. Traditionally, engagement photos have been viewed as a formal pose. In your mother’s day, a formal studio head shot of the bride was customary for annoucements. We, however, prefer to focus on the feeling between a couple. It’s easy to lose sight of the big picture when juggling proposals, engagement parties, wedding and honeymoon plans, and engagement photography can help bring a couple back to the reason we’re all here in the first place. That rejuvenation is expressed in an environment where affection and moments of love lead a couple back to each other. Where does one begin? Anywhere! Sunlit bike rides and extravagant picnics are perfect scenes for certain couples. Backdrops can be created for any situation. Want something simpler? How about a board game or cooking a meal together? Read a book together or eat some yogurt. It’s up to you because it is all about you and your “couple personality.” Some couples are sweet and playful while others have a quirky sense of humor. As long as it’s true to form, anything goes. Forget cookie-cutter tips and top 10 lists about what to do and wear. Generic won’t work because you are not generic. Wear what your comfortable in and bring your favorite things with you. Photos should, after all, mirror everything you are. Honest images are a great way to draw your friends and family into the story of your love at your wedding. Guests can laugh at your quirky sense of humor, smile at how playful you are and be in awe of the sweetness of your love. Engagement photos are also a great way to include the groom, who sometimes gets left out. The bride has her bridal portrait, but the couple has their engagement photos. The choices for displaying engagement images are as varied as the photos themselves. Use them on a wedding website to

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inform your guests of your wedding details, use them in your wedding décor, on save the dates or in thank you cards. Put your pictures on soda bottles, wine labels or favor bags. One bride placed her engagement photos in mason jars accompanied by an arrangement of empty picture frames and flowers – another couple put their images in the empty panes of an old window. And when the cake has been eaten and the wedding dress packed away, these cherished images increase in value. From the practical click of a camera, the memories of a lifetime remain. Laugh, smile and feel the warmth of love all over again. Adam and Alli Hudson are Jackson-based wedding photographers who practice the art of capturing love worldwide.


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Wedlock Images 9034 Rigden Mill Dr. Nashville, Tenn. www.wedlockimages.com (615) 852-5245

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ow does one combine country, vintage and chic? Start with The Grand Oak Bluegrass Gospel Hall in Whynot, Mississippi. Now add some acoustic music, mason jars and a bird cage veil. “We came up with that one day because we felt like it had a little bit of everything. With it being in Whynot, obviously it was going to be country,” said Deanna Wilson, who wed her beau, Eric Smith, in the tiny east-Mississippi town on June 18, 2011. “We liked the feel of old vintage, antique décor, and I wanted a small amount of bling... hence, ‘country, vintage, chic,’ was born.” Smith said she chose The Grand Oak Bluegrass Gospel Hall because she wanted an outside wedding, and the “Pickin’ House” was near and dear to her family. “I basically told my sister the general ideas that I had and she went into ‘super sister’ mode and made it more than I could ever imagine,” Wilson said. Between Lisa (Mabry) and Madison (Campbell), the pair made all the thoughts in my head a reality.” For the ‘country, vintage, chic’ setting, hundreds of mason jars and lighted paper lanterns lit vintage doors and tables, tree branches and flowers. The couple also planted a tree for the bride and her father to walk under during the processional. “My family was very supportive in my dream of having a not-so-traditional Mississippi wedding. We knew that it was going to be hot, so we had drink and snack stations set up before the wedding. We also had fan programs for all the guests.” Rejecting the traditional “Wedding March” for the processional, Deanna and Eric opted for the Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun.” “Eric had wanted it because he said I was a ray of sunshine, and I thought it was perfect. So on that day, my dad drove me down the gravel driveway in a 1974 Land Cruiser to the edge of the aisle with Greg Davis playing acoustic “Here Comes the Sun.” During the ceremony, vocalist Baleigh Barham and Davis sang “ Hallelujah,” and after being Mississippi

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married, Dolly Parton’s “He’s Gonna Marry Me” played over the speakers. “It was fitting for the bluegrass pickin’ house,” Deanna said. And fitting also was the food: beef tenderloin, chicken strips, green beans and potatoes. “My mom’s goal was for everyone to leave full,” she said. While waiting for the cutting of the wedding cake, guests devoured chocolate, strawberry and coconut tarts made by the bride’s mother. “The tarts were Eric’s ‘grooms cake,’ and they didn’t make it 30 minutes into the reception,” she said. “It was a good thing we had an equally awesome wedding cake. During the ceremony, guests wrote notes to the couple on patterns of material for later use as a quilt. For an added element of fun, a photo booth was placed on the back porch. Guests were given Mississippi Cheese Straws before showering the departing couple with popcorn tossed from handmade paper cones.

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The Proposal Eric was deployed to Iraq in 2008, about a year after he and Deanna began dating. “We knew if we could make it through Iraq, we could make it through anything,” Deanna said. “On my birthday about a year after his safe return, he had planned a romantic dinner for two at the ‘Pickin’ House, and he let my parents in on the secret that he was going to propose that night. He had dinner cooked for me and a strawberry cake... my favorite. We ate dinner, then Eric got up to sing a couple of songs for me. On the last song, he had recorded a track, and the music kept playing, but he was walking towards me. He then got down on his knee, and asked if I would marry him. I of course said ‘yes.’ I could not wait to get to my parents house to tell them the good news... that they already knew.”

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Put your personality in your plans.

Traditional or funky–we have a variety of venues for engagement parties, bridesmaid luncheons, rehearsal dinners, and wedding receptions. From the beautiful and historic Clark House and Cutrer Mansion to the wide-open character of Hopson Commissary, we have the settings to match whichever direction you choose.

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Christopher O. Collins

Photography W i n n e r o f t h e H at t i e s b u r g B r i d a l A f fa i r

Christopher O. Collins is a Hattiesburg-based wedding, portrait & event photographer. Born and raised in the Southwestern region of Mississippi in Fayette, Christopher discovered his passion for photography. At the time Christopher would primarily photograph landscapes, sunsets and other abstract images. However, through friend and fellow photographer Rockell Ingram, he got a firsthand glimpse into the wedding photography scene. As a rising wedding photographer, Christopher incorporates a photojournalistic, non-traditional style & approach in his wedding image portfolio. Telling the story of each bride’s wedding day through his images is a challenge that Christopher welcomes. It is through this challenge that Christopher continues to drive & elevate his creativity behind the camera lens. One of the most rewarding aspects of photography for Christopher is providing people with the ability to re-live precious moments of their lives through his vision & work.

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Gabrielle Morgan Boone Jessi Fort Kasey Joyner Kim Scribner Susan Stokes Emily Thompson

Curtiss Miller

Groomsmen Josh Chavis Jason Derryberry William McDaniel Brian Miller Allen Rutland

Flower Girl Mims Mason

Ring Bearer Ryan Stacy

Vendors: Photographer

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Tony Roberson 4271 Greenland Road Little Rock (601) 479-7221 www.trphotography.net tony@trphotography.net

Tara’s Cakes West Oaks Shopping Center 5317 Old Highway 11, Suite 1 Hattiesburg (601) 264-9955 Taragraham@msn.com www.tarascakes.com

Planner & caterer Amy Turner Pretty Presentations Newton (601) 683-4116 amy@prettypresentationscatering.com www.prettypresentationscatering.com

Florist Syb Kemp The Painted Lady 3810 24th Ave. Meridian (601) 485-2089 sybkemp@bellsouth.net

Band Party Planet (901) 543-1155 Memphis, Tenn. www.REGMemphis.com

coordinator Shelby Collum (601) 483-5989

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“I had always wanted an outdoor wedding and to arrive at the ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage. It was important to me to have my horses be a part of the wedding,” said Margie Kate McDaniel, who wed Adam Miller on her family farm. While Margie Kate’s horses didn’t pull the carriage at her October 23, 2010, wedding, they were situated right next to the barn in view of the ceremony. “Our wedding day was picture-perfect, even better than I had dreamed,” she said. The ceremony took place in front of the barn at sunset. The couple chose fitting fall colors: orange, gold, green and yellow. The reception was held under tents in the pasture. “I wanted a formal wedding with a western flare,” she said. Dr. Alison Seal Moore had taught Margie Kate to ride when she was three and as a nod to her teacher, Moore’s son, Jax, served as the carriage attendant for the wedding. The carriage was a wedding gift from vets: Drs. Al Seal, Alison Moore, Tyson Pompelia and Earl Laird. To personalize the wedding, Elyse Thompson, mother of bridesmaid Emily Thompson, baked cookies in the shapes of horse heads, horse shoes, boots and hats. It was a sentimental gesture because Elyse has been baking cookies for Margie Kate and Emily since they became friends in pre-school. For the ceremony, Margie Kate wore a strapless Casablanca gown of sleek satin with a sweetheart neckline and accented with hand-beaded trim. A scalloped trim embellished the hemline. The dress was completed with an oval-cut, fingertip length veil of illusion edged with crystals, pearls and bugle beads flowing down from a silver headband. Instead of white, Margie Kate chose berry-colored shoes in a classic peep-toe satin high heel that matched the bridesmaids’ dresses. She carried a bouquet of small, white tulips, white spray roses, white roses and six dark red “star-burst” Alstroemeria wrapped with an ivory satin ribbon. To pay homage to her grandmothers, Margie Kate wore a wedding ring worn by her maternal great-grandmother and grandmother, and for something blue, Margie Kate’s grandfather gave her a sapphire and diamond bracelet that had been worn by her paternal grandmother.

The Proposal “Horses are my first love. I still have the horses I competed on for Junior High and High School Rodeo. When we started dating, I introduced Adam to the horses. (Anyone, who is a horseback rider, would understand what I mean.) The night Adam proposed, we had gone to the barn to feed the horses. We were in front of the barn where the ceremony took place a year later. It meant so much to me to have the horses be a witness to Adam’s proposal - these ‘gray girls’ who have been a large part of my life, witnessing my love for the true love of my life.” Mississippi

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Anna Katherine Hurst

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The Memphis Zoo - Teton Trek, Memphis, Tenn.

WEDDING PARTY: parents of bride

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Mr. & Mrs. William Thomas Hurst, Mr. & Mrs. Billy Kimery

Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Paul Pickle

Bridesmaids

Gregory Pickle, best man Pierce Hurst Jonathan Pickle Brandon Kizer Josh Patton Andrew Key Barrett Few

Ashley Berrocal, maid of honor Ashley Wieronski Olivia Bell Maribeth Kizer Michelle Patton Jeanette Harden Melanie Rice

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Ring Bearer Caleb Harden

Adison Kizer Kate Kizer Samantha Harden Kinsley Hurst

Vendors: Photographer

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Kevin Barre 9334 Sarsen Dr. Cordova, Tenn. (901) 299-0990 www.kevinbarrephoto.com

The Living Daylights 265 North McLean Memphis, Tenn. (901) 287-9702 www.thelivingdaylights.net

Florist Lynn Dolye Flowers 5635 Poplar Ave. Memphis, Tenn. (901) 323-4521 www.lynndoyleflowers.com

Cake The Cake Lady Bakery 50 Clarington Suite 1 Southaven, Miss (662)-536-2253

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their story “Our wedding was at the Memphis Zoo’s Teton Trek exhibit which was perfect since we are both animal lovers. We wanted our guests to experience a minivacation and enjoy the gorgeous scenery that is modeled after Yellowstone National Park,” said bride Anna Katherine Hurst of her October 16, 2010, wedding to beau Ross Pickle. The Yellowstone National Park exhibit featured a 20foot waterfall and man-made geysers behind a bridge where the Starkville couple exchanged wedding vows. “Our guests were seated along the outside of the grizzly bear habitat so that they could have a full view of the exhibit and ceremony,” Anna Katherine said. The reception was located inside the two-story lodge which featured two working stone fireplaces and a staircase adorned with hand-carved elk antlers. “Overall we wanted a traditional wedding but with little details that made it “us,” she said. “During the ceremony, instead of using a unity candle, we used a “truce bell” in the form of a Mississippi State University cowbell. The bell was hand painted by Ross’s mother to match our monogram and the design on our invitations/response cards. “We also incorporated fun details with our cakes to bring out our personalities. Our wedding cake had a custom-made wooden topper that was not only our monogram, but had the design from our invitations on it. We loved the idea of using the wood topper instead of the usual silver one since our reception was in a beautiful lodge. It really brought the nature aspect of the wedding into the formal cake.” The groom’s cake was a special surprise for Ross, Anna Katherine said.

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“He loves bad weather, so the Cake Lady bakery made a 3-D tornado out of fondant for his cake. It featured an Nissan X-terra just like Ross has, and several dogs to represent our four dogs. There was even a mini x-box and game controllers “flying” around in the tornado.” For the ceremony, Anna Katherine chose a timeless Aline gown in champagne. The gown featured a dropped waist and draped bodice with beaded lace. The skirt and chapel train were fully beaded, and a matching jacket with additional crystals on the dress bodice added a personal touch. “I wanted to wear a birdcage veil to add a vintage flare to my gown. I have always loved the timeless look of them and the custom illusion birdcage veil went perfectly with my gown,” she said. “I added a large rhine-


Hurst stone dragonfly brooch to my hair to complete the look.” Instead of a traditional guest book, Anna Katherine and Ross painted a “guest tree.” Each guest used a shade of green to create leaves with their fingerprints & then signed their names beside the created leaf.

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“This was one of my favorite parts about our wedding,” she said. “The canvas is beautiful and something we will always have out for people to see.” Anna Katherine and Ross left their reception in a 1958 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud. “This car was exactly how I imagined us leaving our wedding,” she said. “It brought a certain sense of vintage elegance to the evening and made us feel like royalty.”

The Proposal “Ross proposed at Mississippi State’s Memorial Rose Garden on our anniversary. He had my favorite sushi roll from Sushi on Main cater to the beautiful setting. There were candles and flowers everywhere. Our song, “Shelter,” by Ray Lamontagne was playing in the background as Ross led me to the gorgeous table that was set up under the gazebo. He then insisted I read the card at my place setting since I still had not caught on to what was about to happen - despite the diamond ring napkin rings and diamonds all over the table. I began to cry when I finished the card and saw Ross get down on one knee. He then presented me with a stunning pear shaped ring. My absolute favorite. After dinner we went back to my house where our families were waiting patiently after helping with the huge secret.

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These destinations will speak to your soul by jayne cannon

Every couple wants a wedding that reflects their personal style and taste. Shouldn’t your honeymoon be the same?

Here are a few unique honeymoon destinations.You may find something here that’s a little off the beaten path, a place that speaks to your soul. They’re all different, but whichever you choose, you’ll be on your way to an unforgettable honeymoon.

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Two in Texas Destination Washington County, Texas (about an hour from Houston)

Log Cabin, a small 1825 cabin with a loft bedroom, queen sleeper sofa, Jacuzzi tub for two and satellite TV. (www.mariposaranch.com)

Honeymoon style Rustic romantic

What’s nearby Brenham, the largest town in Washington County, is home to Blue Bell Ice Cream, the famous “little creamery in Brenham.” Take a tour (only on weekdays); the price is $5 and includes a dish of ice cream at the end. The Star of the Republic Museum in Washington celebrates the state’s 1836 declaration of independence. Wineries (Pleasant Hill, Windy Winery, Saddlehorn) dot the rural landscape, as do lavender farms (Lavande, Chappell Hill Lavender Farm). Visitors are welcome. Enjoy beautiful blooms and scented air at the Antique Rose Emporium in Chappell Hill. The Burton Farmers Gin Museum celebrates the days when cotton was king in Texas.

Where to stay Texas Ranch Life, Chappell Hill. Visit a real working ranch. With eight private cottages, each decorated in historic detail, but with modern amenities, such as whirlpool tubs and luxury bedding. The Sunday Cottage is next to the chapel (yes, you can get married right at Texas Ranch Life) and is a spacious cottage with an extra-large bath and a full kitchen. You can stroll the nature trails, ride on horseback, fish, hunt or go skeet-shooting. Or just sit and enjoy the scenery, complete with rolling hills and fields of wildflowers. (www.texasranchlife.com) Mariposa Ranch, Brenham. 100-acre working ranch. Choose a suite or room in the plantation house, or pick a cozy cottage. Fern Oaks Cottage is labeled the “honeymooner’s cottage,” but we loved the rustic feel of the Texas Ranger

Further afield In College Station, about an hour away, visit the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library. The facility takes visitors from the 41st president’s boyhood

through his retirement and features many interactive displays, including a mock-up of the White House Situation Room, where life-and-death decisions are made. In nearby Round Top, shop for antiques, but leave room for dessert. A trip to Round Top is not complete without a visit to Royer’s Round Top Café. Owner Bud Royer’s pies (Coconut Chess and Chocolate Chip are favorites) are legendary, but don’t ignore the Grilled Shrimp BLT! More information www.roundtop.org www.royersroundtopcafe.com www.bluebell.com www.starmuseum.org www.pleasanthillwinery.com www.chappelllavenderfarm.com www.cottonginmuseum.org www.bushlibrary.tamu.edu www.lavandetexas.com www.saddlehornwinery.com www.windywinery.com www.antiqueroseemporium.com

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Destination Fredericksburg, Texas (about an hour from Austin and San Antonio, in the Texas Hill Country) Honeymoon style Laid-back luxury Where to stay Fredericksburg Herb Farm. More than 100 years ago, German farmers came to Fredericksburg from all over the surrounding Hill Country to sell their wares. Rather than return to their farms the same day, they’d construct a tiny cottage, called a Sunday Haus. Accommodations at the Herb Farm are patterned after these cottages. There are 14 private cottages, each with its own front porch (complete with rockers), bedroom and spacious bath. On the grounds, you’ll find Nature’s Spa, where you can relax

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with a massage, manicure or facial. There’s also a restaurant, gift shop and gardens. (www.fredericksburgherbfarm.com) What’s nearby Fredericksburg’s main street is a browser’s paradise. Antique shops and galleries dominate. Find furniture, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, pottery and more at Artisans at Rocky Hill. For a unique treat, visit Quintessential Chocolates, where chocolates are infused with a liquid center, usually some kind of liquor. (The Sam Houston bourbon chocolate is fabulous.) Der Kuchen Laden has everything you could ever want for your kitchen. A block off Main Street is The National Museum of the Pacific War, a fascinating look at the Pacific theater of World War II. While shopping, stop by Fredericksburg Brewing Co. for German and Texas favorites and a cold brew. Try the Not-So-Dumb Blonde Ale.

Wine Road The Texas Hill Country is the second most visited wine region in the U.S., next to Napa Valley. Ten wineries are just minutes apart along U.S. Highway 290 along a stretch known as Wine Road 290. A fun – and safe - way to see them all: the Texas Wine Tour, a limousine coach that takes passenger to a few of all of the vineyards along the Wine Road. More information www.wineroad290.com www.yourbrewery.com www.chocolat-tx.us www.littlechef.com www.nimitz-museum.org www.artisansatrockyhill.com


Old Florida Destination Franklin County, Fla. Honeymoon style Vintage beach Where to stay Coombs House Inn. It’s a bright yellow house on a corner in the sleepy fishing village of Appalachicola, Fla. Inside, it’s pure luxury. Polished woods, beautiful furniture … it’s a bed-and-breakfast where no detail is overlooked. Book the Coombs Room, the bedroom of the original owners. Decorated in mint and garnet, the spacious room on the mansion’s second floor features a king four-poster bed, sofa, desk and fireplace. The bathroom has a large Jacuzzi tub. A full breakfast is served each morning, tea and cookies are available in the afternoons and in the early evening, there’s a wine reception. For inn guests, bicycles are available. You’ll love pedaling around Appalachicola. (www.coombshouseinn.com) What’s nearby Before theme parks and interstate highways,

Florida’s coastline was dotted with fishing shacks and quiet villages. Appalachicola is a throwback to those days. It’s a place to truly relax and enjoy the sun and sand. Go fishing. Read a book on the beach. Stroll around town. The area is sometimes called “The Forgotten Coast.” It’s quiet and friendly in Franklin County, and the natives hope it stays that way. Nearby St. George Island is a 22-mile barrier island with clear Gulf water and miles of sand for sunning. The island is famously pet-friendly; it’s not unusual to see dogs romping along the beach. Tate’s Hell State Forest is a 200,000-acre forest, ideal for biking, hiking and exploring. Other fun places to explore Bald Point State Park, Alligator Point. More information www.appalachicolabay.org www.anaturalescape.com www.stgeorgeisland.com

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Warm Arkansas charm Destination Hot Springs, Ark.

(about an hour from Little Rock) Honeymoon style Peaceful and serene Where to stay Lookout Point Lakeside Resort. National Geographic Traveler Online named it as one of the “Top Romantic Inns.” And they were right. This lovely inn, overlooking Lake Hamilton with views of the Ouachita Mountains is an intimate honeymooner’s paradise. Unlike the usual Victorian bed-and-breakfast, Lookout Point has beautiful Craftsman architecture, giving it a homey, yet modern feel. Guest rooms range from queen to king suite and even a condo, but no matter which room you choose, you’ll be treated to luxury and a water view. No cookie-cutter here – each has its own name and is uniquely decorated. The Evening Shade suite is as serene and beautiful as its name implies. Each evening you’ll be treated to a “welcome hour,” with an appetizer and dessert, plus tea and wine. Breakfast is an unforgettable treat, with freshly brewed coffee and hearty fare such as frittatas and stuffed French

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toast. Innkeepers Ray and Kristie Rosset offer several honeymoon packages with fabulous amenities. Kristie is a fabulous cook; she’ll even prepare a custom dinner for you! Nap in the hammock, stroll the labyrinth, bird-watch, play a game by the fire, relax on the dock, watch the geese – you might never want to leave the inn. (www.lookoutpointinn.com) Nearby Hot Springs was THE vacation destination of the 1930s, its curative hot spring waters and baths a huge draw. Bathhouse Row is still there; try a soak at Quapaw Baths. But there’s much more to Hot Springs. A visit to Garvan Woodland Gardens is a must. You’ll want to put aside a day for the gardens; there’s always something in bloom and so much to see. Be sure to bring your camera; the photo opportunities are endless. The glass-and-wood Anthony Chapel is an amazing place for a wedding. Be sure to plan a trip to Oaklawn Park, a popular spot since 1904, where you can watch horses race and try your luck in the casino. The Gangster Museum of America tells you about

Hot Springs’ past, when gangsters were all over town and Al Capone kept a suite at the Arlington Hotel. Feast on mouthwatering ribs at Bill Clinton’s old hangout, McClard’s. More information www.garvangardens.com www.oaklawn.com www.quapawbaths.com www.tgmoa.com www.mcclards.com www.hotsprings.org


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Lacey Elizabeth Cook CeremonY & Reception: The South, Jackson

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WEDDING PARTY: Matron of Honor

Best Man

Carrie McDonnell Wadlington

Richard Bradley Cain

Maid of Honor

Groomsmen

Jordan Elizabeth Willett

Logan Alan Cheek Jacob Myers Peeler Nicholas Allen Cagle Taylor Louis Casey Nickolas James Fowler

Bridesmaids Cassandra Bess Scrivner Lauren Pigford Lagrone Pamela Ruth Beidleman Courtney Shannon Costello

Ushers

Reader

Steven Holland Myers II Travis Stuart Scharr William Austin Hester III Edward Cameron Bryant

Shereen Mock Cook

Ring Bearer

Program Attendants

Abraham Ripley Cook (carried by his father, Anderson McCall Cook, brother of the bride)

Flower Girl Terri Clair Cain

Anna Susan Wadlington Kevan Beth Tucker

Vendors: Photographer Cake Allison Muirhead 516 Silverstone Drive Madison (601) 856-9814 www.allimphoto.com

Planner Shanna Lumpkin Events 4500 I-55 N., Suite 214 Jackson (601) 953-1340 www.shannalumpkinevents.com

Florist

Carolyn Wilkinson Carolyn's Creations 1710 58th Court Meridian (601) 483-9750 www.carolynscreationsinc.com

Band Class Reunion Kosciusko (662) 289-1631 (day) (662) 289-1198 (evening) www.classreunionband.com

Wendy Putt Fresh Cut Floral & Catering 108 Cypress Cove Flowood (601) 939-4518 www.wendyputt.com

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Their Story It is said that some things only happen once in a blue moon. One of those extraordinary moments occurred when Gunter Cain proposed to Lacey Cook under a blue moon on New Year’s Eve at what would become the couple’s home in Jackson. The result of that proposal was described as “a Mississippi wedding infused with Southern charm and detailed with an artist's touch.” Gunter and Lacey tied the knot July 17, 2010, at The South, a historic warehouse in downtown Jackson. On the eve of the wedding, Lacey wore her mother’s wedding gown altered to a cocktail length with a bubble hem. Remnants of her mother’s dress were made into a garter and ring bearer pillow. On her big day, the bride wore an ivory silk organza gown by Marisa, featuring bias-cut bands encircling the strapless bodice. A champagne satin belt trimmed with organza roses, sprays of netting and pearlized sequins accented the waistline, and a beaded champagne veil of illusion fell to the bride’s fingertips. The mothers of the bride and groom

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carried gardenia bouquets bearing photo charms of loved ones who had passed away. The exposed brick and whimsical lighting of The South brought to mind a courtyard ambiance at the reception. White Japanese lanterns, blue hydrangeas and submerged white orchids enhanced the scene. Gardenias floated in glass vases with orange fish, resembling koi ponds. Lacey, a Jackson artist, created a painting of her wedding shoes, which greeted guests at the registry table alongside lemonade-filled mason jars. The reception was a Southerner’s dream, complete with blackeyed pea-stuffed cornbread, baby BLTs, potato salad shooters, sweet tea vodka and firefly lights. A pair of Wolfe lovebirds perched atop the buttercream wedding cake. A photo booth allowed guests to capture memorable moments from the evening. Guests wrote messages to the newlyweds on the photo strips, then pinned them to a birdcage. The wedding guests received another souvenir after the affair: thank you notes, printed with the painting of Lacey’s wedding shoes.


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Ceremony & Reception: Bryn Rose Inn, Vicksburg

THE WEDDING PARTY: Best Man Matron of Honor Andrea Taylor

Josh Garner

Bridesmaids

Groomsmen

Flower GirlS

Ring Bearer

Parents of the Bride

Ushers

Michael and Jane Usry

Michael Usry Jr. Chris Sullivan

Grandparents of the Bride

Parents of the Groom

Lindsey Stevens Amber Usry Summer Whiteside

Cody Allen Jeff Howell Jereme Sullivan

Brooke Taylor Breanna Jones

Jonathan Taylor Ethan Taylor

Lee and Lorraine Ramsey Burtus and Vivian Usry

Shauna and Robert Whiteside Gary and Tammy Lannoy

Grandparents of the Groom John and Linda Sones Inez Whiteside

Photographer

VENDORS: Cake

Barrett Photography (601) 856-9474 www.barrettphotography.com

Coordinator

Kilby Whitney Bryn Rose Inn 2823 Confederate Ave. Vicksburg (601) 618-9576 www.brynroseinn.com

Florist

Shirley McNeil Heavenly Designs (601) 503-3575

Jamie Jonkman Southern Sweet Cakes Clinton (901) 409-0432 www.southernsweetcakes.com

Band Suzy's Sounds Madison (601) 605-4848 www.suzysoundsdiscjockeys. webs.com

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The Proposal Every day, Falan and Allan walk their dog, Chloe, around the neighborhood. On this particular day, Allan’s mother and sister were in town, but refused Falan’s invitation to join them on their walk. The couple left on their usual route, and when they came upon a park bench, Allan suggested they sit down and relax. Falan sat down, but Alan dropped to one knee, pulled a ring out of his shirt pocket and asked her to marry him. “I was surprised, so I just kept saying, ‘What? What?’ like an idiot.” Falan said. “I cried a little bit and said yes. We kissed and picked up Chloe and let her join in the celebration because she was looking up wondering what was going on.” Back at home, Falan announced her happy news to Allan’s mother and sister, who already knew.

Their Story Falan Usry didn’t want a traditional church wedding. Instead, she pictured an outdoor setting that would provide a naturally beautiful feel. “I came across a quaint, historical, Tudor-style home in Vicksburg, Miss., called Bryn Rose,” Falan said. “When I saw the lush grounds, the beautiful architecture of the house, the pool surrounded by candle-lit tables, the stone-paved courtyard and walkways, I knew it was exactly the place that would provide a romantic and intimate atmosphere for our wedding guests.” The bride, who works as a flight attendant, planned the entire affair while living in Las Vegas. She flew home only three times during the six-month planning period to taste wedding cakes and scout locations. “It was very difficult planning it (from) thousands of miles away, but the Internet does wonders and so does a helpful family.” she said. Falan married Allan Lannoy on Oct. 2, 2010, on the large stone steps of the Bryn Rose Inn. The bride wore an ivory fit-and-flare gown with flowing ruffles in the back and a bodice adorned with beading and pleats. “We bustled the train for our dance, which gave the ruffles a little oomph,” Falan said. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed heavy appetizers, beer and wine around the pool and danced in the Bryn Rose’s courtyard. Purple rose balls, handmade from crepe paper by the bride and her sisters, hung from the trees. Clusters of vases lit by floating candles dotted the grounds, lending an air of romance to the night.

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James B. Hill 10.16.2010

CeremonY & Reception: Home of Ben Box & Robert Covington, Meridian

THE Wedding Party: Best Man

Matron of Honor

Bud Baylis

Monica Godwin

Groomsmen

Bridesmaids

Jonathon James Joey Hernandez

Jennifer Lee Sarah Hernandez

Vendors: Photographer

Cake

Kathy Stephens Newton (601) 513-2686 www.kathystephens.com

Elyse Thompson (601) 482-8316

Planner Ben Box 2320 27th Ave. Meridian (601) 917-5518

Band Steve Watson, guitar Meridian (601) 693-6317

Florist World of Flowers 1517 24th Ave. Meridian www.worldofflowers.net

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The PROPOSAL Jimmy proposed on a snowy Dec. 4, Jaime’s birthday. He asked her to call her Pomeranian, Foxy, into the room because there was something on her back that Jaime needed to remove. When Foxy entered the room, there was a ribbon tied around her neck with a ring attached. Jimmy then came into the room, got down on one knee and proposed.

Their Story Jaime Moore and Jimmy Hill were married Oct. 16, 2010, in a ceremony witnessed by their closest family and friends. The intimate affair was held at the Meridian home of Robert Covington and Ben Box, the wedding planner. The couple used a neutral color scheme, featuring bridesmaids in antique gold dresses. The matron of honor’s ensemble was accented with cream. The bride wore an ivory gown with a draped satin bodice, featuring beading and embroidery along the dropped waist. Its ballgown skirt with allover beaded lace flowed into a chapel train. Her grandmother also brought a mink cape for Jaime to wear at the reception that has been in the family for years. “It was very special because it is still beautiful on the outside, but the lining is torn on the inside,” Jaime said. “It just has history and felt very special.” Though they had already picked out their wedding bands, Jaime surprised her new husband with a different band at the ceremony. “I have tried to surprise him in the past and failed to do so, so being able to surprise him on our wedding day and seeing the look on his face when he opened that box . . . priceless,” Jaime said. Lanterns lining the walkway and hanging from trees enhanced the 6 p.m. ceremony. The couple even had a few surprise guests. “Several people in the neighborhood watched as we got married from their porches,” Jaime said. “I guess it’s not every day you see a wedding across the street from your home.” During the reception, guests were free to wander the house and yard, accompanied by the guitar sounds of Steve Watson. Guests received homemade jelly prepared by the bride’s grandmother to take home and enjoy. “The food and service were impeccable, and we will forever be grateful for all they (Covington and Box) did for us to make our wedding day amazing,” Jaime said. “For us, the day was relaxed and effortless, and we know this is because of all they did behind the scenes to make our wedding day flawless.”

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apparel

cakes

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Kay's Kreations

Name Brand Shoes

Carolyn's Creations

Shop Mississippi's largest bridal selection. Voted the No. 1 source for mother's gowns by Mississippi Magazine. See why brides from all over the South have chosen Kay's for more than 25 years.

We carry a large selection of formal shoes in assorted colors. Come in today and let us help you find the perfect shoes for you and your bridesmaids.

Cakes … Catering … Flowers … invitations. Let the specialists at Carolyn's Creations use our 32 years of experience to create memories that will last you a lifetime.

Tupelo 1626 North Veterans Boulevard (888) 593-7436 www.kays-kreations.net

Meridian 2116 N. Frontage Road (601) 693-3761

Meridian (601) 483-9750 www.carolynscreationsinc.com carolynscreations@comcast.net By Appointment Only

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registries

photographers

Dement Printing

Amanda Hammons

Artie Rawls

It's all in the details … The Bride's China. Save the Dates. Wedding Invitations. Wedding Programs. Custom Design. Engraving. Letterpress. An invitation & Table Setting for Any Event.

When the dress is packed away and the food and flowers are gone, you will have your wedding portraits to remind you of your special day. Trust your memories with us. We are creative and sentimental and love to capture all those tiny details you took the time to plan. Visit our Website and blog for more details.

I have over 20 years of experience covering weddings. My style is a blend of photojournalism and traditional photography. I am easy to work with and knowledgeable. My goal is to exceed expectations. Capturing moments and storytelling is documented throughout the day.

The Generations of our Family serving the Generations of Yours.

“Helping you remember the moments you never want to forget.”

Meridian 2007 Ninth St. (601) 693-2721 “Since 1875”

Hattiesburg (601) 296-1782 hammonsphotography@comcast.net www.hammonsphotography.com

Hattiesburg 3420 Hardy St. Ste. 4 www.artierawlsphotography.com artierawls@gmail.com

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Hilton Garden Inn, Meridian

The Mississippi Craft Center

Temple Theater

Let us pamper you and your guests with red carpet treatment and exemplary service. Meridian' premier hotel offers spacious guest rooms with thoughtful amenities along with the perfect banquet rooms. We are committed to delivering the highest degree of service and ensuring the level of quality associated with the Hilton name. Celebrate your wedding, toast an anniversary, spoil that special someone, or simply celebrate being together.

Cinderella had the glass slipper ‌ you have the glass staircase. Make a memorable entrance to your reception. Located in a pastoral setting, the elegant and contemporary Mississippi Craft Center event space offers soaring ceilings and beautiful views of the Natchez Trace with accommodations for up to 250 people.

Historic meets classic in this beautiful antiquated theater ballroom nestled in downtown Meridian. The charming Ballroom offers ample space and dozens of elegantly designed dĂŠcor options. Available for private rentals for weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners and parties.

Meridian U.S. Hwy. 11 and 80 (601) 485-3506 www.hgimeridian.com

Ridgeland 9050 Rice Road (601856-7546 www.mscrafts.org

Meridian Owner, Roger Smith 2320 Eighth St. (601 693-5353 (214) 938-5656

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Apparel

The Palms

Kays Kreations, p. 76 (888) 593-7436 1626 North Veterans Blvd. Tupelo www.kays-kreations.net The Liberty Shop, p. 6-15 (601) 693-5331 404 22nd Ave. Meridian www.thelibertyshop.net Name Brand Shoes, p. 78 (601) 693-3761 2116 N. Frontage Road Meridian Cakes & Catering

Carolyn’s Creations, p. 76 (601) 483-9750 www.carolynscreationsinc.com Fresh Cut Catering, p. 16 (601) 939-4518 Jackson www.wendyputt.com

We have the most unique banquet facility in this area! If boring is not in your vocabulary, then we've got the perfect venue for you! Bridal or other special occasions, you will be proud to have your party at The Palms.

Meridian 2413 North Hills St. (601) 482-3987

318 Designs, p. 39 Nikki Lynch Design Enterprises (888) 748-5716 Nikki@318Design.com

Shanna Lumpkin Events, p. 17 (601) 953-1340 www.shannalumpkinevents.com Gifts, Registries & Invitations

Blooms, p. 23 (601) 584-9200 127 Buschman St., Ste. 40 Hattiesburg www.bloomsagardenshop.com Dement Printing, P. 77 (601) 693-2721 2007 Ninth St. Meridian

Embellish, p. 6 (601) 527-1152 2108 Front St. Meridian www.embellishsite.com

Event Drapery, Inside Back Cover (888) 505-7555 www.eventdrapery.com

Reflections of the Modern Garden, p. 39 (601) 482-2111 3700 Highway 39 N. Meridian www.reflectionsmeridian.com

Event Planning

Health

Kendall Poole Events, p. 3 (601) 941-1432 Jackson www.kendallpooleeventplanning.com

The Purvis Clinic, p. 19 (601) 485-8974 2420 11th St. Meridian By Appointment Only

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RESOURCE GUIDE Jewelers Carter’s Jewelers, p. 3 (601) 354-3549 (800) 335-3549 Corner of High and State streets Downtown Jackson Turkoyz, p. 39 (601) 981-4000 Jackson, Hattiesburg, Covington, Memphis Massage Therapy Relax Meridian, p. 39 (601) 480-9711 By Appointment Only Meridian www.relaxmeridian.com Music The House Rockers, p. 59 (601) 604-2963 www.thehouserockers.com Photography Adam & Alli Photography, back cover (888) 519-5025 www.adamplusalli.com Amanda Hammons, p. 77 (601) 296-1782 Hattiesburg www.hammonsphotography.com Artie Rawls Photography, p. 77 (601) 264-1616 3420 Hardy St. Hattiesburg www.artierawlsphotography.com Christopher O. Collins Photography, p. 40, 41 www.chriscollinsphoto.com 82

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Rent the Booth, p. 5 www.rentthebooth.com Venues and Tourism Coahoma County, p. 38 (662) 627-7337 (800) 626-3764 www.visitclarksdale.com DeSoto County, p. 19 (662) 393-8770 www.SoDeSoto.com Duling Hall, p. 3 (601) 941-1432 622 Duling Ave. Jackson www.dulinghall.com Gulf Hills Resort, p. 18 (866) 875-4211 13701 Paso Road Ocean Springs www.gulfhillshotel.com Hilton Garden Inn Jackson, Inside Front Cover (601) 353-5464 235 West Capital Street Jackson www.hiltongardeninn.com Hilton Garden Inn of Meridian, p. 78 (601) 485-3506 US Highway 11 & 80 Meridian www.ghimeridian.com The Mississippi Crafts Center, p. 78 (601) 856-7546 Home of the Craftsman’s Guild of Mississippi 950 Rice Road Ridgeland www.mscrafts.org

Mississippi Museum of Art, p. 1 (601) 960-1515 380 South Lamar St. Jackson www.msmuseumart.org River Hills Country Club, p. 5 (601) 987-4454 3600 Ridgewood Road Jackson www.riverhillsclub.net The Palms, p. 80 (601) 482-3987 2413 North Hills St. Meridian The Temple Theater, p. 79 (601) 693-5353 (214) 938-5656 2320 Eighth St. Meridian Visit on Facebook


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