Weddings/Engagements

Johnson-Vaughn

Sally and John Hamilton of Pontotoc, and Robert Foster of Oklahoma City announce the engagement of their daughter, Treka LaShun Johnson, to Reginald Maurice Vaughn, son of Susie and James Vaughn of Pontotoc.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mamie and Elzie Johnson of Plantersville, Luverta and Robert Foster of Shannon, and Nettie Hamilton of Pontotoc and the late Barie Hamilton.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Sally and John Pannell, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Tres Van Vaughn.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Pontotoc High School, where she was a member of Business Computer Technology and Future Business Leaders of America. She completed real estate courses at Itawamba Community College. She is an employee of O'Charley's in Tupelo.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Pontotoc High School. He is an employee of Room to Room Furniture in Tupelo.

The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. July 3, 2004, at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church at Chesterville. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Family and friends are invited.

Hicks-Stegall

Bill and Chris Hilliard of Endville, and Doug and Robin Hicks of Chesterville announce the engagement of their daughter, Mallory Nicole Hicks, to Matthew Akers Stegall, son of Wade and Margaret Stegall.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bill and Janie Roberts of New Albany, Milburn and Ophelia Hicks of Thaxton, Bill and Shirley Hilliard of Endville, and Curtis and Juanita Akers of Ellistown.

The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Claudie Clay and Willie Lee Akers of Pontotoc, and the late Wade and Stacia Stegall of Troy.

The bride-elect is a graduate of North Pontotoc Attendance Center. She will be attending Itawamba Community College to pursue a career in the medical field.

The prospective groom attended South Pontotoc Attendance Center. He is an employee of C&S Timber Products in Pontotoc.

The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. July 17, 2004, in a western ceremony on the lawn at the home of Mark and Audra Chism, 194 Gilmer Road, South Pontotoc. A reception will follow. Family and friends are invited.

Foster-Inmon

Don and Linda Spurgeon, and Randy Foster, all of Tupelo, announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Leigh Foster, to Ricky Dale Inmon, son of Larry and Diane Inmon of Tupelo.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Erna Rokosz of Lake Forest, Ill., and Wyna Ray Foster of Tupelo and the late Ellis Foster.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Lola Wooldridge of Tupelo, and Lucille Inmon of Okolona and the late Crawford Inmon.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Tupelo High School, where she was a member of DECA. She is a student at Mississippi State University, where she is pursuing a degree in animal science. She also is employed as an invoice clerk at MSU.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Shannon High School. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor of arts degree in business information systems. He was a dean's list student and a member if AITP. He is employed as a programmer analyst at MSU.

The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. July 17, 2004, at the First Baptist Church of Shannon. Family and friends are invited.

Cartwright-Heathcock

Mrs. Travis Terry Cartwright of Booneville announces the engagement of her daughter, Molly Elizabeth Cartwright of Birmingham, to Jason Kyle Heathcock of Birmingham, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Gary Dean Heathcock of Winfield, Ala.

The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Travis Terry Cartwright. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Travis Junior Cartwright, and Mr. and Mrs. David Harold Prichard, all of Booneville.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Mrs. Harold Dean Heathcock of Florence, Ala., and the late Harold Dean Heathcock, and Mr. and Mrs. Otis Kyle Stewart of Florence, Ala., and the late Julia Ann Stewart.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Booneville High School, where she was a member of the Hall of Fame and the National Honor Society. She earned a bachelor's degree in social work at the University of Mississippi and a master of social work degree with concentration in health at the University of Alabama. She was a member of Phi Mu Sorority and the Chancellor's Leadership Class. She received the first “Care Today, Character Tomorrow” Award presented by the Booneville Junior Auxiliary. She is an oncology social worker at the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Homewood High School in Homewood, Ala. He attended Auburn University and graduated from the University of North Alabama at Florence with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration. He was a member of Alpha Theta Chi Honor Society, president of the Small Business Leaders of America, and recipient of a Management and Marketing Academic Award at UNA. He is employed in sales and marketing by the National Cement Company in Birmingham.

The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. July 17, 2004, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Birmingham. A reception will follow at The Club in Birmingham.

Hollingsworth-Hewitt

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gordon Hollingsworth of Tupelo announce the engagement of their daughter, Aimee Leigh Hollingsworth, to Anthony Joshua Hewitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Thomas Kenneth Hewitt of Tupelo.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Martha Griffin Bickham of Vinemont, Ala., and the late Leslie Arthur Bickham, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gordon Hollingsworth Sr. of Hartselle, Ala.

The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Lawrence Westall of Nebo, N.C., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Adolphus Jack Hewitt of Hickory, N.C.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Tupelo High School, where she was a member of the Academic Decathlon Team, the varsity choir and the drama department. She attended the University of North Alabama, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, the University Singers and the Madrigal Ensemble. She is an employee of the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Tupelo High School, where he was a member of the varsity and symphonic bands and the drama department. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in communications at William Carey College. He was a member of the nationally third ranked speech and debate team, and the band, jazz band and woodwind ensemble. He is an employee of Parisian in Tupelo.

The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. July 17, 2004, at the First United Methodist Church of Tupelo. A reception will follow at Mount Vernon Place. Family and friends are invited.

Rutledge-Baragona

Dean and Jane Rutledge of Arlington, Texas, and Tommy and Lynn Baragona of Booneville announce the engagement of their children, Sara Jane Rutledge and Scott Thomas Baragona, both of Hattiesburg.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Don and Marjorie Pigg, and Carol and Linda Rutledge, all of Altus, Okla.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Clyde and Barbara Cavin of Natchez, and Ellen Baragona of Baton Rouge, La., and the late Earnest Baragona.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Mansfield High School in Mansfield, Texas. She was a member of the National Honor Society and the choir, and the Student Council Pride and Patriotism chairperson. She is a May 2004 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor of arts degree in education of the deaf. She was president of the Council of American Instructors of the Deaf, treasurer of Show of Hands, director of Hands of Grace, and a community sign class instructor. She is currently seeking a position as a deaf education teacher.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Booneville High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society. He is a May 2000 graduate of Northeast Mississippi Community College with an associate of applied science degree in computer-aided design and drafting and a May 2003 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor of science degree in construction engineering technology. He was treasurer of Student Constructors, student member of the Construction Specifications Institute, vice president of the National Association of Home Builders Student Chapter, and a member of Sigma Lambda Chi Construction Honor Society and Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society. He is a superintendent at Neill Development Company in Hattiesburg.

The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. July 17, 2004, at Kensington Woods Church of Christ in Hattiesburg. A reception will follow in the church fellowship room.

Jolly-Reid

Mr. and Mrs. David Jolly of New Albany announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandi Nicole Jolly, to Clint Johnny Reid, son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Reid of Nettleton.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Pauline Jolly of Okolona and the late Wilmon Jolly, and the late Allen and Norma Craven of Tupelo.

The prospective groom is the grandson of the Rev. Carney Reid and Theresa Reid of Mobile, Ala., and the late Gladys Reid of Mobile, and Robert Pitts of Amory and Minnie Robertson of Nettleton.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Ingomar Attendance Center at New Albany, where she was senior class treasurer, a class favorite and homecoming queen. She was president of the Christian Silverados and was designated a DARE role model. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education. She was a chancellor's list student, homecoming maid and a member of the Mississippi Association of Educators. She was the talent winner at the Miss Mississippi Pageant for two years. She is a second grade teacher at Ingomar Attendance Center and the music director at the Fredonia Baptist Church.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton. He was Most Talented, and a member of FBLA, DECA and the varsity tennis team. He is a student at the University of Mississippi, where he is pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in history education. He is a member of the National Dean's List and the University Choir.

The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. July 17, 2004, at Fredonia Baptist Church at Ingomar. A reception will follow at the Magnolia Civic Center in historic downtown New Albany. Family and friends are invited.

Wesson-Strunk

Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm J. Wesson of Tupelo announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Carol Wesson of Raleigh, N.C., to Jeffrey Strunk of Wilson, N.C., son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Whitley Strunk of Mooresville, N.C.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eugene Fulgham of Starkville, and Mrs. Lawrence M. Wesson Sr. of Baldwyn and the late Lawrence M. Wesson Sr.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Archie of Mooresville, N.C., and Vivian G. Strunk of Hagerstown, Md., and the late Lawrence Strunk, and the late Edith Strunk of Hagerstown, Md.

The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Tupelo High School. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in communication at Mississippi State University. She was a member of Phi Mu Sorority, Phi Kappa Phi and the Student Association Cabinet. She is a sales and marketing associate at Radio One in Raleigh, N.C.

The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Hunt High School in Wilson, N.C. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science at the University of North Carolina, where he was a dean's list student. He earned a master of science degree in athletic administration at Mississippi State University. He is a financial specialist with Wachovia Bank in Rocky Mount, N.C.

The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. July 17, 2004, at Lake Lure Golf and Beach Resort at Lake Lure, N.C. A reception will follow.

Casto-Strickland

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Casto announce the engagement of their daughter, Renee Marie Casto, to Michael Andrew Strickland, son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Strickland Jr. of Tishomingo.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Eleanor Morris of St. Clair, Mich., and the late Tommie Morris, and the late Barbara Ann Casto of Mt. Vernon, Ohio.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Thorn of Red Bay, Ala., and Willard Strickland of Tishomingo and the late John B. Strickland Sr.

The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Alcorn Central High School. She is a sophomore at Northeast Mississippi Community College, where she is majoring in elementary education. She is also an employee of Wal-Mart in Corinth.

The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Tishomingo County High School. He is an employee of Wal-Mart in Corinth.

The couple will exchange vows at 1 p.m. July 17, 2004, at Liberty Church of Christ in Dennis. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Family and friends are invited.

Floyd-Whiteside

Mary Elizabeth Floyd and Matthew Cole Whiteside were united in marriage April 17, 2004, at the Palmetto Baptist Church. Bro. Kenneth Pickens officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Elena Floyd of Tupelo and Harry Floyd of Slidell, La.

The groom is the son of Chris and Donna Whiteside of Shannon.

The couple is making their home in Shannon.

Carpenter-Summerford

Sam and Becky Carpenter of Smithville announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Carpenter, to Jordan Summerford, son of Ronnie and LaDonna Summerford of Smithville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Sally Newman Pate of Prairie and the late John Newman, and the late Relder and Annie Carpenter of Smithville.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Doyle and Hilda Faye Summerford of Smithville, and Neva Alford of Houston and the late William Alford.

The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Smithville High School, where she was valedictorian. She was a member of the softball, basketball and tennis teams, the Scholars Bowl team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Beta Club and Student Council. She received an associate of arts degree from Itawamba Community College, where she was a president's list student and a member of Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. She was a member of the Science Club and Phi Theta Kappa. She has been accepted to the School of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi. She is a pharmacy technician at Wal-Mart Pharmacy in Amory.

The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Smithville High School, where he was senior class vice president. He was a member of the football and baseball teams, Future Farmers of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Beta Club, chorus and ensemble. He attended Itawamba Community College. He earned a bachelor's degree in special education at the University of Mississippi. He is a special education teacher and assistant baseball coach at South Pontotoc Attendance Center.

The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. July 17, 2004, at Christian Chapel Church of Christ at Hatley. A reception will follow. Family and friends are invited.

Patterson-Jolly

Lisa Ana Patterson of Tupelo and Richard T. Jolly of Sherman were united in marriage April 24, 2004, at Sherman Methodist Church. The Rev. Charles Smith officiated.

The bride is the daughter of H.C. and Peggy Payne of Tupelo. She is the granddaughter of Guinn Payne of Pontotoc and the late Herman Payne, and Audry Walker of Randolph and the late Willis Walker.

The groom is the son of Dianne and Mickey Jolly of Sherman. He is the grandson of Earnestine Jolly of Sherman and the late Thomas Jolly, and the late James Huffstickler and Earnestine Windham of New Albany.

The bride wore an ivory, princess-style gown with a long skirt and white pearl accents.

Peggy Payne, mother of the bride, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Mandy Jolly, sister-in-law of the groom, of Ecru, and Kathy Graham of Tupelo. Anna Patterson of Tupelo, daughter of the bride, was junior bridesmaid. Katelyn Jolly of Ecru, niece of the groom, was flower girl. The attendants wore gowns in pastel shades of pink, yellow, peach and ivory.

Mickey Jolly, father of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen were Kevin Jolly of Ecru, brother of the groom, and Kevin Payne of Fulton, brother of the bride. Chase Patterson of Tupelo, son of the bride, was junior groomsman. Kory Payne of Fulton, nephew of the bride, was ringbearer. Russ Payne of Fulton, nephew of the bride, escorted the flower girl.

A reception followed at the Sherman Library.

After a wedding trip to Florida, the couple lives in Sherman. The bride is self-employed. The groom is an employee of Cooper Tire in Tupelo.

McCall-Dozier

Heidi Lynn McCall and Scotty Dozier were united in marriage March 15, 2004, on the steamboat Natchez in New Orleans. Capt. Delaney officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mickey and Lori McCall of Plentywood, Mont. She is the granddaughter of Bob and Betty McCall of Plentywood, and the great-granddaughter of Mabel Olson of Plentywood and Lillian Kleppen of Minot, N.D.

The groom is the son of Roger and Linda Dozier of the Carolina community. He is the grandson of Dewey Bethay of the Carolina community.

The bride wore a gown of ivory Italian satin. The empire bodice and split-front, A-line skirt were accented with metallic embroidery and crystal beading.

Receptions were held May 1 at the home of Tommy and Teresa Blake and in June in Plentywood, Mont.

After a honeymoon in New Orleans, the couple lives in Nettleton. The bride is an employee of First Care Family Clinic in Tupelo. The groom is self-employed with Dozier Equipment Inc. in Tupelo.

Sizemore-Walters

Courtney Sizemore and Chris Walters were united in marriage Dec. 20, 2003, at Hatley Missionary Baptist Church. Ministers Pete Underwood and Coy Walters officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Sizemore of Hatley. She is the granddaughter of Lucy Vaughan of Hatley and the late Aaron Vaughan, and Violet Sizemore of Smithville and the late Paul Sizemore.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Linnie Walters of Greenwood Springs. He is the grandson of Olga Walters of Greenwood Springs and the late Fowler Walters, and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Long of Greenwood Springs and the late Catherine Long.

The bride wore a two-piece gown of white milano satin accented with swarovski crystal, corded lace and poly chiffon featuring a strapless bodice and a court train.

Brittany Sizemore of Hatley, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Emily Adair of Hatley, cousin of the bride; Jessica Adair of Southaven, cousin of the bride; Jodi Pearson of Hatley; Cheryl Lee Smith of Lackey; Lacy Vandiver of Hatley; Bridget Walters of Greenwood Springs, sister of the groom; Tara Walters of Greenwood Springs, cousin of the groom; and Emma Kate King of Hatley, cousin of the bride. Dallas King of Hatley, cousin of the bride, was flower girl. The bridesmaids wore strapless, red satin tops accented with crystal beading and red satin skirts.

Jamie Edwards and Patrick Schoolar, both of Hatley, were best men. Groomsmen were Clint Adair of Southaven, cousin of the bride; Clint Hoots of Hatley; Eric Sloan of Hatley; Daniel Threadgill of Greenwood Springs; Eric Walters of Virginia Beach, Va., cousin of the groom; and Neil Walters of Virginia Beach, Va., cousin of the groom. Ushers were Chris Booker, Ron Brewer and Randy Grierson, all of Cleveland, and Walter King of Hatley, cousin of the bride. Cooper Jones of Hatley, cousin of the groom, was ringbearer.

After a wedding trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., the couple lives in Southaven. The bride is a teacher at Pleasant Hill Elementary School. The groom is a teacher and coach at DeSoto Central.

Anderson-Macke

Adrienne Chantel Anderson of Raymond and Casey Allen Macke of Canton were united in marriage April 10, 2004, at Provine Chapel on the campus of Mississippi College in Clinton. Bro. Robert Green of Pine Lake Baptist Church at Brandon officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Darrow Anderson Jr. of Raymond. She is the granddaughter of Mary Jo M. Anderson of Tupelo and Okolona and the late Robert Darrow Anderson, and Dot R. Chisolm of Clinton and the late Willie W. Chisolm Jr.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Butchart of Canton, and Brian J. Macke of Pearl. He is the grandson of Mrs. James A. Butchart of Canton, Mr. and Mrs. Luther E. Davis of Benton, Anne P. Macke of Clinton and Sylvester Macke of Jackson.

Brett Chisolm Anderson of Raymond, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Anna Rose Anderson, cousin of the bride, of Sherman, Lindsey Nicole Chisolm, cousin of the bride, of Clinton, Catherine Ann Brand of Raymond, Susan DeShane Eber of Oxford, April Holley Epperson of Byram, Leigh Grantham Guy of Mendenhall, Natalie Vowell Hatcher of Louisville, Jamie Garforth Martin of Clinton, Kristy Lynn Mason of Byram and Anna Deviney McMillian of Madison. Flower girls were Reagan Hindman Chisolm of Clinton, niece of the bride, and Chloe McKenzie Macke of Canton, niece of the groom.

Matt Ryan Walker of Canton was best man. Groomsmen were Robert Darrow Anderson III of Raymond, Phillip Eugene Barnes of Hamburg, Ark., Thomas Benjamin Butchart of Canton, Joshua Anthony Hatcher of Louisville, Brian Joseph Macke of Pearl, Brian Joseph Macke Jr. of Canton, Teddy Vic Shivers of Brandon, Wesley Davis Shivers of Brandon, Reed Stephen Stringer of Canton and Douglas Andrew Strong of Jackson. Ushers were Jimmy Dale Chisolm of Clinton and David Channing Gordon of Madison.

A reception followed at Jennings Hall Courtyard at Mississippi College.

After a wedding trip to the Grande Lido in Braco, Jamaica, the couple lives in Louisville. The bride is a secondary math teacher and coach at Ackerman High School. The groom is the head football coach and business law-ethics teacher at Winston Academy in Louisville.

Copeland-Arnold

Kimberly Mask Copeland of Saltillo and Marcus Jackson Arnold of Tupelo were united in marriage April 17, 2004, at the Saltillo First United Methodist Church. Bro. Tim Green officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Amelia Ellis of Pontotoc and the late Rex Mask of Shannon. She is the granddaughter of Ernest Pettigrew of Palmetto and the late Zelda Pettigrew, and Eula Pierce of Jackson and the late James Pierce.

The groom is the son of Bob and Wanda Arnold of Tupelo. He is the grandson of the late Leland and Syble Brown, the late Cliff and Odie Arnold, and the late Bessie Goode Arnold.

Debbie Roye of Pontotoc was maid of honor. The bride also was attended by her daughter, Jaylin Copeland, and her son, Hayden Copeland, both of Saltillo.

Tim Miller of Saltillo was best man. Ushers were Bram Mask and Brodie Mask, both of Pontotoc.

A reception followed at the church.

The couple lives in Saltillo. The groom is employed by Nolan Brothers Motor Sales in Tupelo.

Haney-Harris

Whitney Morrow Haney and Russell Tuttle Harris were united in marriage Feb. 28, 2004, at the First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. The Rev. Ned Beckes officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Harold Eugene Haney Jr. of Oxford. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Nesbit Butler of Oxford, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Harold Eugene Haney of Oxford. She is the great-granddaughter of Dorothy Morrow May.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Garry Harris of Lyon. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Alfred Harris of Clarksdale, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Zepponi.

The bride wore a formal gown of soft white duchesse satin and a cathedral veil.

Elizabeth Jean Linginfelter, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor. Rebecca Garrott Thomas was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Emily Vanessa Black, Julie Bradley Gregory, Loren Aaron Hankins, Mary Evelyn Harris Stonestreet, Susan Elizabeth Hobson, Beth Boatright Kilgore, Meredith Leigh Kirk, Grace DeSha Moore, Emily Katherine Nail and Kolie Anne Wegner. The attendants wore crimson silk and chiffon dresses.

Michael Garry Harris, father of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen were Michael Nelson Bailey, Woody Marshall Brown, Charles William Estess, Davey Lee Farris III, Harold Eugene Haney III, Michael Garry Harris II, Denson Braswell Hollis, William Butler Linginfelter, Christian Hart Preus, Robert Samuel Stonestreet Jr., Jackson Lee Walters and Fred Zepponi III. Ushers were James Richard Carr, Robert Doyl Pittman and Jonathan Alan Vines.

A reception followed at the Oxford University Club.

After a wedding trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the couple lives in Memphis.

Land-Williams

Carolyn Belle Land of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Brian Nelson Williams of Tupelo were united in marriage May 15, 2004, at Point Washington United Methodist Church in Point Washington, Fla. Ronny Houston Stephens, stepfather of the groom, officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Robert Land of Tuscaloosa, Ala. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Griffin Sikes Sr. of Andalusia, Ala., the late Myrtee Bell Martin Land, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hamilton Land.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronny Houston Stephens of Tupelo, and Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Nelson Williams of Birmingham, Ala. He is the grandson of Mrs. Edward Lake McCharen of Tupelo and the late Mr. McCharen, and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Nelson Williams of Tupelo.

The bride wore a strapless gown of white duchess satin with a dropped waist and a full A-line skirt. The waistline was accented by a pale blue taffeta sash with streamers extending the length of the chapel train.

Amy Blue Rome of Baton Rouge, La., was matron of honor. Shannon Kell Scully of Nashville, Tenn., was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Blair Ursic Blair of Nashville, Jessica Chotard Cochrane of Noonan, Ga., Channing Elizabeth Howington of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Holley Contri Johnson of Birmingham, Virginia Hays Stanard of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Nancy Arrington Miller Strait of Los Angeles. They wore strapless dresses of deep pink satin with street-length skirts and self-tie belts. Claire Ramsey Sikes of Montgomery, Ala., was junior bridesmaid. She wore a full-length gown of pink dupioni silk with an empire waist, and covered buttons and fabric bows down the back.

Christopher Boyd Williams of Jackson was best man. Groomsmen were Ronald Houston Stephens, stepbrother of the groom, of Jackson, Joseph Calvin Roberson of Tupelo, James Todd Weathers of Austin, Texas, Sam William Arnold IV of Cynthiana, Ky., James Scott Miller of Phoenix, Robert Benjamin Land, brother of the bride, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and John McGowan Land, brother of the bride, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

A reception followed at the Town Hall in Rosemary Beach, Fla.

After a wedding trip to Cabo San Lucas, the couple lives in Nashville. The bride is an employee of Aladdin-Temprite in Nashville. The groom is an employee of McGraw Hill Publishing in Nashville.