May 20, 2001
Whitney Alison Boone and Parker Waring Reece, both of Meridian, were married Saturday, May 19, 2001, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with the Very Rev. Henry Lee Hudson and the Revs. Jeffrey William Lancaster and John Merrill Wade officiating.
Parents of the couple are Dr. and Mrs. Albert Gary Boone and Mr. and Mrs. Morris Alaway Reece Jr., all of Meridian.
Grandparents of the bride are Genevieve Hutter Van Gilder and the late Robert Ellis Van Gilder; the late Clarence Albert Boone and the late Eugenia Allen Boone.
Grandparents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Dexter Winford Anthony; Janis Biggers Reece and the late Morris Alaway Reece Sr.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Barry Germany, pianist and organist; Sharon Lebsack, flutist; Vince Massimino, violinist; and Janette Sudderth, cellist.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a gown of soft white Duchess silk satin fashioned with a fitted bodice, modified sweetheart neckline and spaghetti straps. Covered buttons and loops extended down the back to the waistline. Drapes of silk satin caught in points encircled the ballgown skirt and sweep train. Her waterfall veil of illusion was edged in a band of bias silk organza.
Honorary matron of honor was Mary Zita Jackson Boone of Dallas, sister-in-law of the bride. Maids of honor were Peyton Palmer Long and Emily Marcelle Mitchell, both of Meridian, and Margaret Dowdy Smith of Gulfport.
Other attendants were Francine Purdy Farrar of Memphis, Tenn., Catherine Elizabeth Hall and Lauren Elizabeth Reece, both of Meridian, and Stacy Elizabeth Koon of Ridgeland.
Joycelyn Greer Holladay of Meridian was reception flower girl.
The father of the bridegroom served as best man. Groomsmen were Don Larkin Kennedy of Inverness, John Herrington Kosko of Greenwood, Fredrick Adams Pennebaker, Wayne Milton Rutherford Jr. and Wilson Andrew Shirley, all of Meridian, and Edward Jamison Penny of Hattiesburg. Ushers were Brian Alan Flowers of Tupelo, John Stephen Harris II of Meridian and Bradley Walter Riles of Jackson.
Lectors were Bradley Allen Boone, brother of the bride, and Brandon McConnell Bates.
Program attendants were Amanda Josephine Marsalis and Molly Ann Rutherford.
On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Northwood Country Club.
A reception was held at Northwood Country Club following the ceremony.
After a honeymoon in Italy, the couple resides in Hickory, N.C.
Erin Alexanderia Royal of Meridian and Jay Villiarraga of Jackson were married Saturday, May 19, 2001, at St. Patrick Catholic Church. The Rev. Elvin Sunds officiated at the ceremony.
Parents of the couple are Monte and Connie Royal of Meridian, Frances and John Lewis of Jackson and the late Jairo Villarraga.
The bride is the granddaughter of Ann Royal and the late Alexander Lloyd Royal, and the late Nelson and Axeth Bullock, all of Meridian.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Carey Smith, pianist, and Sue Shoffiett, flutist.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a full-shirted white satin and tulle gown. The satin boned corselet top was self embroidered and accented with pearls and sequins. The spaghetti straps and edging of the bodice were detailed with miniature crystals and rocals. The very slight dropped waistline met a six-layer tulle skirt with a multitude of embroidered "daisy" flowers. Her train fell into a full chapel-length sweep.
Her headpiece was a band of pearls and porcelain flowers accented with two tiers of elbow-length illusion. The bride carried a bouquet of spring flowers with blue hydrangeas and white roses as the focal point, accented with blue raffia.
Kimberley Royal Gibson attended her sister as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Loraine Hale, Elizabeth Connor, Allison Fort, Sara Gordon Hart, Patricia Calderon and Sarah Woods, cousin of the bride. Andrea Hill, cousin of the bride, served as the flower girl.
Best man was Louis Martin. Groomsmen were Levi Williams, Kyle Bray, Matt Johnson, Todd Neyman, Mike Klimek and Randolph Crocker.
An indoor and outdoor reception was held at DT Grinders following the ceremony.
After a short trip to San Destin, Fla., the couple will continue their educations at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.
Ann Margaret Harbour, formerly of Englewood, Colo., and Edward Joseph Miller, both of Gretna, La., were married Saturday, April 28, 2001, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Gretna with the Rev. Peter Blanchard officiating.
Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Owen Harbour of Englewood and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Miller Jr.
Grandparents of the bride are Mrs. Peter Taulli Sr. of Harvey, La. and the late Mr. Taulli and the late Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Odell Harbour of Meridian.
Grandparents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fasullo Sr. of Gretna and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Miller Sr. of New Orleans.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Frank Martinez, organist.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. Jennifer Harbour Varela of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., attended her sister as matron of honor. Bridesmaid was Laura Miller, sister of the bridegroom.
George Ditta Jr. of New Orleans was best man. Groomsmen and ushers were C.J. Barrios of Belle Chasse, La., Corey David Taulli of Gretna and mike Boudreaux of Jefferson, La.
A reception was held at the Pavilion of the Two Sisters in City Park, New Orleans.
After a honeymoon in the Virgin Islands, the couple resides in Gretna.