Kimberly Denae Moore and James Pierce Rainer II were married on Saturday, June 15, 2002, at Russell Baptist Church. The Rev. Clay Chancellor officiated the double-ring ceremony.
Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Oran Everett Moore of Meridian, and the late Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Rainer of Decatur.
Grandparents of the bride are Lillie Mae Thompson and the late Oran Lester Moore, and the late Euda Thornhill and the late William Edmond Reynolds.
Grandparents of the bridegroom are the late Mr. and Mrs. Clois W. Rainer, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Arter Blackburn.
Nuptial music was provided by Jammy Williams, soloist; and Storm Williams, pianist.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a halter style gown of candlelight matte satin featuring a sweetheart neckline and two extended straps attached at the back and accentuated by pearls.
The fitted bodice was accented with embroidery Alencon lace heavily embellished with pearls, seed pearls and crystals cascading into the A-line skirt and chapel-length train. Her double-tiered veil of illusion was edged with satin cording and anchored by a pearl studded headpiece.
Kelli Dawn Ray of Maryville, Tenn., was as matron of honor. Hannah Rainer, daughter of the bridegroom, was flower girl.
Christopher Gressett served as best man. Ushers and candle lighters were Will Emmans and Clinton Graves. Christopher Dylan Ray was ring bearer.
Attending the bridal registry was Penny Dial.
Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception in the family life center of the church. Attendants were Kim Davis, Kelli Clearman and Lucinda Pitts. Music was provided by Storm and Jammy Williams.
After a wedding cruise to the Caribbean, the couple resides in Meridian.