May 27, 2001
Christina Anne Newell and Anthony Pritchard, both of Meridian, were married Saturday, April 21, 2001, at St. Patrick Catholic Church with the Revs. Elvin Sunds and Brian Carroll officiating.
Parents of the couple are Dr. and Mrs. David Newell of Meridian and Mr. and Mrs. Billy Pritchard of McBee, S.C.
The bride is the granddaughter of Helen Newell and the late Mr. David Newell and the late Mr. and Mrs. Dan Rush.
The bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William Fant Pritchard.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Barry Germany, organist; and Lila Bramblett and Elizabeth Kizziah, vocalists and cousins of the bride.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a white satin gown. The bodice was covered in battenburg lace and accented with clusters of seed pearls. The scoop neckline extended into small cap sleeves and the full ball gown skirt designed with cut out lace, sequins and seed pearls, extended into a cathedral-length train. Her matching two-tier elbow-length veil of illusion was held by an open lace crown and accented with pearls. The bride carried a bouquet of white roses.
Stephanie Roberts of Florence was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Amy Newell of Meridian, sister-in-law of the bride, Wendy Cole of Livingston, Ala., Brandi Laird of Morton and Jennifer Dunn of Florence, Ala.
Justin Pritchard of McBee served his brother as best man. Groomsmen were Daniel Newell of Meridian, brother of the bride, Jason Spires of McBee, cousin of the bridegroom, Jeremy Davidson of Russellville, Ark., and Mark Crowson of Livingston.
Neil Bramblett, cousin of the bride, was the candle lighter. Program attendants were Rachel Kizziah and Molly Bramblett, cousins of the bride. Blair and Blakely Manning, cousins of the bride, read Bible verses during the ceremony.
A reception was held at St. Patrick's Family Life Center following the ceremony.
After a trip to Cancun, Mexico, the couple resides in Meridian.
The celebration and blessing of the marriage of Allyson Gayle Perkins and James Davenport Jacobi was performed Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson. The Rev. David Earl Cox officiated the double-ring candlelight ceremony.
Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Davis Hayden Perkins Jr. of Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Albert Jacobi of Ridgeland.
The bride is the granddaughter of Mrs. Leland Dean Gebhart Sr. of Meridian and the late Mr. Gebhart; Maynette Perkins Stephens of Greenwood and the late Davis Hayden Perkins Sr.
The bridegroom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Kirby Yale Stansbury of New Orleans and the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis John Jacobi of Bay Saint Louis.
Nuptial music was provided by Mrs. Lemuel Owen Smith, pianist; James Arrington Goff, organist; and Christy Roby Matens, soloist.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a formal gown of ivory Duchess satin. Bands of pearl and crystal beading trellised around the strapless bodice of Venice lace. The back of the A-line skirt was centered at the natural waistline with a bow of satin and beaded lace from which fell the detachable chapel-length train of satin. Her veil of tiers of illusion, edged in bias satin cording, fell from a tiara of pearls and rhinestones. Tied onto the stem of the bride's bouquet was her great grandmother's handkerchief she carried in her wedding in 1902. Each daughter and granddaughter has since carried the same handkerchief. The sixpence her father placed into her shoe was the same put into her mother's shoe on her wedding day.
Attending the bride as matron's of honor were Elizabeth Cummins Perkins, sister-in-law of the bride, and Jennifer Leigh Gamble. Bridesmaids were Sheila Boyd Dukes, Jennifer Leigh Hassell, Brandy Alexandra Jacobi, Jennifer Garrett Richardson, Leigh Chapman Shoemaker, Laura Suzanne Stroble, Bethany Laura Tompkins and Blair Jacobi Weiss.
Flower girls were Emma Porter Irby, Heather Lynn Neilson, Amanda Hart Pierce and Payton Leigh Pierce.
Father of the bridegroom served as best man. Groomsmen were Niles Gregory Buchanan, Juan Carlos Cuadra, Todd Hayden Perkins, William Sherman Quinn, Brian Patrick Ramsey, John Dustin Ruffin, Darrell Kirkland Scoggins, James Tucker Shannon and Robert William Stedman.
Following the ceremony, the wedding party was transported on the Steel Magnolia Trolley to a reception given by the bride's parents at Lakeover Center where guests were entertained by the music of "Meet the Press."
On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom's parents honored the couple with a rehearsal dinner at the Country Club of Jackson.
Following a honeymoon in Jamaica, the couple resides in Atlanta.
Kimberly Collins Cline of Meridian and David Brent Manasco of Shubuta were married Saturday, March 24, 2001, at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church with the Rev. David Manasco officiating.
Parents of the couple are the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Collins of Meridian and the Rev. and Mrs. David Manasco of Shubuta.
Grandparents of the bride are the late Mr. and Mrs. Columbus D. Collins and the late Mr. and Mrs. Rueben M. Bradley.
Grandparents of the bridegroom are Christine Riley and the late Edgar R. Riley; Lena Mae Manasco and the late Edgar N. Manasco.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Jim Pickett and Suzette Landrum, pianists; and Stephanie Holden, soloist.
The bride was escorted by her children, Tanner Ross Cline and Adam Bennett Cline, and given in marriage by her family.
She wore a sleeveless dress of ivory matte satin. The bodice featured a scalloped neckline with embroidered lace, accented with pearls and iridescent beads. The full skirt featured an embroidered border which flowed into a chapel-length train. She carried a hand tied spring bouquet of lilies, tulips and irises.
Edith Collins Boswell of Meridian attended her sister as matron of honor. Other attendants were Hope Collins Fayard of Spartanburg, S.C., sister of the bride, Brenda Thornhill Scaggs and Pamela Pickard Thompson, both of Meridian.
Madelyne McCall Fayard of Spartanburg, niece of the bride, was flower girl.
Terry Sensing of Brandon was best man. Groomsmen and ushers were Curtis Price of Ridgeland, Joel Greenwood of Bolton, David Caves of Headland, Ala., Nathan Bradshaw of Pearl, Ben Harris of Shubuta, cousin of the bridegroom, Gary Fayard of Spartanburg, brother-in-law of the bride, and Braxton Boswell of Meridian, nephew of the bride.
Noah Kinard Tidwell of Madison, nephew of the bridegroom, was ring bearer.
Rice bag attendants were Caleb Hayes Tidwell and Trace Malone Fayard.
A reception was held in the church fellowship hall following the ceremony.
Assisting at the reception were Tonya Tidwell, Maggie Tidwell, Tonya Vaughn, Linda Anderson, Carrie Bakelaar, Renae Pickard, Angel Monk, Leslie Aycock, Amber Riley and Alma Davidson.
After a honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico, the couple resides in Meridian.