Lisa Lyn Long of Washington, D.C., and Dr. Robert Cameron McMillen of Starkville were united in marriage Feb. 17, 2007, at the Pink Palace in Memphis. The bride's father, Dr. Charles Long, officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. Charles and Sandy Long of Hot Springs Village, Ark. She is the granddaughter of the late Davis and Vernice Long of Citronelle, Ala., and the late Curtis and Mattie Young of Parkin, Ark.
The groom is the son of Dr. Edith Cameron McMillen of Cleveland, and Dr. David and Dixie McMillen of Starkville. He is the grandson of the late Sydney and Eleanor Cameron of Jonesboro, Ark.; the late L.R. and Lela McMillen of Memphis; and the late Ruth McMillen of Memphis.
The bride wore a formal gown of white silk organza. The gown featured a molded bodice with a sweetheart neckline, accented with pearls and sequins; a rounded dropped waistline; a softly gathered full skirt with a slipper-length hem; and a chapel-length train accented with pearls and sequins. Her veil of Belgian lace fell from a crescent-shaped pallet.
The bride and groom were attended by Katherine Ockels of Louisville, Ky.; Kelsey Crowe of San Francisco, Calif.; Sarah Cranford of Bryson City, N.C.; Shilpa Reddy of Washington D.C.; Charles Kreps-Long of Louisville, Ky., brother of the bride; Randall McMillen of Starkville, brother of the groom; and Eleanor Green of Cleveland, sister of the groom. The groom's niece, Edith Green of Cleveland, served as ring bearer. Ushers were Chris Casey of St. Augustine, Fla.; Ric McCulloch of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and Chris Marszalek of Memphis.
A reception was held in the Pink Palace.
The couple lives in Memphis. The bride is employed with Save the Children in Washington, D.C. as an International Education Specialist and is now in the Memphis office. The groom is an Associate Research Professor in the Social Science Research Center at Mississippi State University. He also works with the Chicago-based Research Center of the American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence for Children.
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Cameron McMillen
Jennifer Lynn Wilder and Alan Michael Caywood were united in marriage Oct. 21, 2006, at the Victorian Crow's Nest Gazebo in Monroe, N.C. Pastor Ken Cross officiated.
The bride is the daughter of H. Lynn and Mary Ann Wilder of Monroe, N.C. She is the granddaughter of Cedoin and Mary G. Odom of Aberdeen, N.C., and the late Rev. Harold F. and Addie Sue Wilder of Tupelo.
The groom is the son of Alan McDonald and Seny Caywood of Rio Rancho, N.M. He is the grandson of Jeannette Hubbard of Vernon, Conn., and Sesing Reyes of Angeles City, Philippines.
Sarah Chipley of Monroe, N.C., was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Nicole Daugherty of Honolulu, Hawaii, Kallie Blaz of Southern Pines, N.C., and Melissa Parker of Laurinburg, N.C.
Groomsmen were Chris Ryff and Eric Rivera, both of Albuquerque, N.M.
A reception followed at the Victorian Crow's Nest antebellum home.
After a honeymoon trip to the Smoky Mountains, the couple lives in Laurinburg, N.C. The bride is a first-grade teacher at Wagram Primary School in Wagram, N.C. The groom served six years in the U.S. Navy. He will enter the University of North Carolina Pembroke in the fall.
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Michael Caywood
Jada Elizabeth Presley of Booneville and Joshua Lee Forsythe of Selmer, Tenn., were united in marriage Dec. 16, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church in Booneville. The Rev. Phillip Box officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Anthony Presley of Booneville. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Dentie Presley of Booneville, and the late Lee Ellis Gannim and Helen Doris Gannim of Flora.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Lynn Forsythe of Selmer, Tenn. He is the grandson of the Rev. and Mrs. Jetta Alexander Forsythe of Selmer, Tenn., and Mr. and Mrs. James Lee Hatley of Savannah, Tenn.
The bride wore a strapless, satin gown with a tulle overlay of antique Alencon lace, handsewn pearls and Swarovsky crystals. The gown was A-line with a chapel-length train. Her fingertip-length veil was tulle accented with freshwater pearls.
Dena Janae Presley and Jenna Lea Presley, both of Booneville, were maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Jillian Vick Glenn of Booneville, Kristin Leigh Green of Starkville, Diana Nicole McAlpin of Booneville and Misty Dawn Mitchell of Nashville, Tenn. The bridesmaids wore brown soft satin dresses with sheer chiffon overlay halters and sweep trains with detailed overlays.
Adam Michael Pope of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., was best man. Groomsmen were William Everett Chandler of New Albany, Ryan O'Neal Davis of Selmer, Tenn., Casey Lynn Forsythe of Nashville, Tenn., Jonathan Loyd Huddleston of Ripley and Timothy Lynn Ingle of Selmer, Tenn. Ushers were Nathan Scott Forsythe of Selmer, Tenn., Trent Austin Ward of Booneville and William Burton Ward III of Booneville.
A reception followed in the church's Family Life Center.
The couple lives in Batesville. The bride is assistant band director for the South Panola School District in Batesville. The groom is pursuing a degree in music education at the University of Mississippi.
Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Lee Forsythe
Anna Claire Wood of Pontotoc and David Chase Jefcoat of Tupelo were united in marriage Dec. 16, 2006, at the First Baptist Church of Pontotoc. Dr. Kenneth Hester officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Thomas Gene and Anita Wood of Pontotoc. She is the granddaughter of Billy R. and Ann Ferguson of Pontotoc, and the late Lamar and Jean R. Wood of Pontotoc.
The groom is the son of Glen and Debbie Jefcoat of Belden. He is the grandson of Gracie Robison of Moorhead and the late Bilbo Robison, and the late William Elmer and Arlin Jefcoat of Linn.
The bride wore a gown of ivory silk taffeta. The strapless, fitted bodice was accented with bugle beads, crystals and pearls. The pick-up full skirt featured a chapel-length train. The veil was layers of illusion falling to the back waist.
Mary Elizabeth Wood, sister of the bride, and Kelli Elizabeth Cox were maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Sarah Grace Wood of Pontotoc, Leanna Grace Ferguson of Pontotoc, Tara Wood Harris of Tupelo, Miranda Wood Maynard of Southaven, Debralee Jefcoat Carroll of Saltillo, Jessica Lynn Stokes of Jackson, Callie Paige Wilson of Oxford and Bethany Dawn Bounds of Tupelo. Shannon Claire Montgomery of Pontotoc was junior bridesmaid. George Caroline Harris of Tupelo was flower girl. The bridesmaids wore floor-length dresses in black satin crepe with metallic embroidery and beading at the neckline and empire bodices, sheath skirts and sweep trains.
David Glen Jefcoat, father of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen were Nicholas Ray Barron of Tupelo, Nicholas Paul Carroll of Saltillo, William Daniel Harrell of Tupelo, Casey Ray Ferguson of Pontotoc, Brandon John Fons of Jackson, Matthew Stockton Owens of McDonough, Ga., Jon Matthew Scott of Brewer, Scott Ross Siddall of Tupelo, Joshua Phillip West of Shannon and William Christopher Wood of Pontotoc. Keagan Robinson Ferguson of Pontotoc was ringbearer.
A reception followed in the church's fellowship hall.
After a honeymoon to Negril Jamaica, the couple lives in Tupelo. The bride is an employee of the North Mississippi Medical Center Wellness Center in Tupelo. The groom is an employee of BancorpSouth in Tupelo.
Mr. and Mrs. David Chase Jefcoat
Ashley Allen of Center and Justin Rutherford of New Albany were united in marriage Nov. 4, 2006, at Parks Baptist Church in New Albany. Bro. Sammy Little officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Skipper and Denise Allen of Center. She is the granddaughter of Joe and Martha Bryant of Center, and Elizabeth Allen of Myrtle and the late Jesse Allen Sr.
The groom is the son of David and Pam Rutherford of New Albany. He is the grandson of Twilla Rutherford of Blue Mountain and the late W.C. "Dick" Rutherford, and Elouise Phagan of Shreveport, La., and the late Kenneth Phagan.
The bride wore a strapless, satin, A-line gown. The bodice and dropped waist were accented with handsewn silver embroidery, crystals and seed pearls. The full skirt and chapel train were accented and bordered in the same design.
Emily McCord of Hattiesburg was maid of honor. Natallie Hearn of Center was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Heather Shadburn of Corinth, Beth Rutherford of New Albany, Tara Blythe of Blue Springs, Kayela McBrayer of Blue Springs, Amanda Rakestraw of Parks and Lindsay Owen of New Albany. Flower girls were Baylee Pannell of Center, Pacey Kelly of New Albany and Montana Bullwinkel of New Albany. The bridesmaids wore strapless, tea-length dresses in desert coral satin.
David Rutherford of New Albany was best man. Groomsmen were P.J. Kelly, Micheal Kelly, James Michael Mattox, Buck Buchanan, Drew Hardy and Ashley Kidd, all of New Albany. Jacob McGregor of New Albany was ringbearer.
A reception followed in the church fellowship hall.
After a honeymoon trip to Smoky Mountains, Tenn., the couple lives in Center. The bride is employed at the First Baptist Church of New Albany. The groom is employed by the New Albany Light, Gas and Water Department.
Mr. and Mrs. Justin Rutherford
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Collins of Tupelo announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Collins, to Justin Waldrop, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Waldrop of Tupelo.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Collins of Tupelo, and Erna McCarver of Ecru and the late Julian McCarver.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Frankie Waldrop of Tupelo and the late Percy Waldrop, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Claude Buse of Tupelo.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Tupelo High School. She earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing at the University of Mississippi. She is a registered nurse at the North Mississippi Medical Center Women's Hospital in Tupelo.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Tupelo High School. He earned a bachelor of business administration degree at the University of Mississippi. He is a sales representative for Astra Zeneca in Tupelo.
The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. March 31, 2007, at the First Baptist Church in Tupelo. A reception will follow at the Old Post Office in Baldwyn.
Justin Waldrop and Lauren Collins
David and Scarlet Wilson of Tupelo announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Wilson Richey, to Jeremy Gentry, son of Wayne and Vickie Gentry of Blue Springs.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Leonard and Mae Wilson; Mr. and Mrs. Norris Vest; and the late Eddie McGaugh.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Billy and Joyce Couch, and the late Charles Gentry and Callie Mae Gentry.
The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Tupelo High School. She attended Itawamba Community College. She is an employee of A&A Home Health and Equipment.
The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of East Union High School. He is a graduate of Northeast Mississippi Community College with a degree in heating and air conditioning and a minor in electrical technology. He is a maintenance technician at FMC in Saltillo.
The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. April 7, 2007, at Spring Lake Club House in Tupelo. A reception will follow. Family and friends are invited.
Amber Wilson Richey and Jeremy Gentry