Molly Elizabeth Adams & Jonathan Keith White
June 11, 2016 | Mccomb, Mississippi
photography by Kelly Nevels
The sanctuary of First Baptist in McComb, Mississippi, was the setting for the nuptials uniting Molly Elizabeth Adams and Jonathan Keith White on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at six o’clock in the evening. Dr. Lavon Gray and Dr. Woody Rimes officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Scott Adams of McComb and the granddaughter of Mrs. James Ford Hogan of Hattiesburg, formerly of McComb, and the late James “Jimmy” Ford Hogan, and of Mr. and Mrs. Venton Ray Adams of Summit, Mississippi.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Alan White of Summit, the grandson of Mrs. Hollis Howard White of Brookhaven, Mississippi, and the late Mr. Hollis Howard White, and of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edward Franklin of Brookhaven and the late Mr. Marvin Hickman.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore an Ivory Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner fit-and-flare gown with a sweetheart bodice, lace cap sleeves, and a lace-illusion back. The gown was adorned with crystal beading, embroidered appliqués, a scalloped hemline with a sheer cathedral-length train, and an ivory cathedral-length veil. She also wore a pearl bracelet given to her by her parents on the eve of the wedding. She carried a classically shaped bouquet of white and blush roses, white ranunculus, and pale pink antique English garden roses. The roses and ranunculus were arranged petal to petal eliminating the need for any greenery. Tucked into the Bride’s bouquet was her father’s monogrammed handkerchief.
Attending the bride as her matron of honor was Angela Gill of Osyka, Mississippi. Bridesmaids were Kristen Adams of Hattiesburg, sister-in-law of the bride; Lauren Brumfield of Hammond, Louisiana; Lizzie Catchot of Gulfport, Mississippi; Haley Mayo of Richton, Mississippi; Charly Ott of McComb; Chelsea Simmons of Kentwood, Louisiana; Shelby Wallace of Madison, Mississippi; and Allison White and Holli White, both of Summit, sisters of the groom. The bridesmaids wore blush-colored, full-length, high-neckline, key-hole-backed chiffon dresses, complemented with pearl earrings given to them by the bride. Their bouquets were smaller versions of the bride’s with the same flowers in a soft palette of colors.
Program attendants were Mary Linda Remley of McComb and Anna Prestridge of Starkville, Mississippi. Brooklyn Bass of McComb served as the bride’s proxy during the rehearsal.
Keith White, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen included Kyle Adams of Hattiesburg, brother of the bride; Jeffrey White of Brookhaven, brother of the groom; Daniel Lofton of Brandon, Mississippi; Jeremy James, Paxton King, Taylor Newman, Nick Smith, Patrick Wallace, and Hunter Wilson, all of Brookhaven.
The groom and the groomsmen wore Vera Wang tuxedos in charcoal accented with a single antique rose boutonnière.
An antique urn in the church vestibule held a large garden bouquet created with bells of Ireland, French hydrangeas, garden roses, and a mixture of fern and eucalyptus greenery. Gracing the church’s large exterior doors were four boxwood wreaths tied with pale blush silk ribbons.
The sanctuary of the church was decorated with a sacred theme using one large wooden cross on which cascading flowers and ivy were placed. The cross was elevated behind the bride and groom. Ferns and greenery completed the simple and sacred setting. Another element of the sacred service included a lace-covered, antique table as the setting for the couple’s communion. Atop the table were antique silver goblets and an antique bowl left to the bride’s mother by her beloved namesake.
Pianist Shane Adams of McComb, cousin of the bride, played a selection of ceremonial music, and the vocalist was Erin Alford of McComb. Mandie Carney directed both the rehearsal and the ceremony. Capturing the evening’s memories was Kelly Nevels of Kelly Nevels Photography in McComb along with videographer Steve Craven of Clinton, Mississippi. Michael Guttuso of McComb designed the flowers and decorations for the wedding and the reception.
Hosted by the bride’s parents, the wedding reception was held at Fernwood Country Club. The bride and groom drove to the reception in a 1968 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang.
Large parlor palms in antique garden urns stood sentinel at the entrance to the club where companion boxwood wreaths, matching those at the church, graced the double doors through which guests entered the reception. Large bouquets of flowers and French hydrangeas accented the reception hall; and each table held a tall floral arrangement of French hydrangeas, bells of Ireland, and mixed garden and antique roses, gathered in a glass cylinder and surrounded by votives, creating a romantic ambience for the event. The club’s chef, Angela Ross, satisfying everyone’s taste, presented a beautiful array of foods. Bottoms Up Band from Louisiana entertained the guests.
Estelle Schillings of Magnolia, Mississippi, prepared the bride’s white, five-tier cake filled with Bavarian cream cheese. The layers were covered with ivory icing, edged with pearls, and monogrammed with a large W. It was decorated with fresh flowers and roses. The groom’s red velvet cake in the shape of a Yeti Cooler was prepared by Rose Atwater of Meadville, Mississippi.
On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents honored the couple with a rehearsal dinner at their home in Summit. The buffet-style dinner was prepared by Chef Ken Dixon of Mitchell’s in Brookhaven. Wendy Putt of Fresh Cut in Flowood, Mississippi, provided the decorations and floral arrangements. Charlie Roberts One Man Band & DJ Show of Florida was the DJ for the evening.
After a week-long honeymoon to Barbados, the couple is at home in Summit where the bride is self-employed at Malibu Salon as a hair stylist and the groom is a sales manager at Keith White Ford Lincoln McComb.
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