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Ashley Brook McCain & Christopher Harrison "Kit" Stovall

March 4, 2017 | McComb, Mississippi

photography by Blake McCollum Photography

Ashley Brook McCain and Christopher Harrison “Kit” Stovall were united in marriage March 4, 2017, in McComb, Mississippi. The couple’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. James Mike McCain, Jr., of Brandon, Mississippi, and Mr. and Mrs. Clement Ewing Stovall, Jr., of Summit, Mississippi. The bride’s grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James Mike McCain, Sr., of Eupora, Mississippi.


Beginning at four o’clock in the afternoon, wedding guests entered downtown McComb’s historic Centenary United Methodist church that had been filled with large white hydrangea displays and white and pale pink roses with hints of eucalyptus spread throughout. The nuptial music began with a solo by Susanne Restivo of Monroe, New Jersey, singing the couple’s cherished song “Amen” by Dave Barnes. Escorted down the aisle by her father, the bride wore a lace appliquéd, allure tulle ball gown. Her Swarovski crystal earrings accented her gown as did her delicately-laced fingertip veil. Pastor Dr. Jim Porter officiated at the exchanging of the vows and serving of communion to the couple.


Olivia Grace McCain of Brandon, Mississippi, the bride’s sister, served as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Kaitlyn Posey Bozeman of Brookhaven, Mississippi; Carmen McCool Dennis of Brandon, Mississippi; Rachel Emfinger Mahoney of Mobile, Alabama; Hannah Claire McCullough of Tupelo, Mississippi; Haley Jones Murphy of Eupora, Mississippi; Samantha Lesniewski Riddels of Sherman, Texas; Anna Katherine Rush of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Rachael Hughes Sudderth of Jackson, Tennessee; and Haley Jo Wilson of Madison, Mississippi. Sarah Collette Cameron served as an honorary bridesmaid and the traditional scripture reader.


Father of the groom, Clem Stovall, served as best man. Groomsmen included Jody Acosta of Greenwood, Mississippi; Hal Blossman of McComb, Mississippi; Blake Edwards of Natchez, Mississippi; Wren Felts of Joiner, Arkansas; Kaleb Hart, Kelby Hart, and Jake Holloway, all of McComb, Mississippi; Chad Ladner of Madison, Mississippi; and Frederick Mallini of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Ushers were Brandon Cruise of Brandon, Mississippi; Tyler Gann of Morgan City, Mississippi; and David Kelly of Itta Bena, Mississippi.


Presley Cummings and Anna Blaine Cummings of Eupora, Mississippi, welcomed guests as the program attendants. Parker Pompelia of Meridian, Mississippi, served as the adorable flower girl. Mr. Kellen Hart of McComb, Mississippi, served as the charming ring bearer. On the eve of the wedding, Courtney Purvis Johnson of Dallas, Texas, served as the bride’s proxy.


Following the ceremony, the guests and wedding party traveled to Lake Dixie Springs in Summit, Mississippi, for the reception at the home of Mr. Keith Byrd. This special home was particularly picked out by the bride and groom because it is the place where they met, where the groom proposed, and where they now reside.


The evening started with a cocktail hour. Elements Catering and Floral Design created an elegant buffet that was served under a clear tent adorned with beautiful chandeliers, tea-light candles, and white floral arrangements. The bride’s five-tiered strawberry cake with cream-cheese icing was created by Sugar Rush Bakery. The cake was adorned with pale pink roses and eucalyptus touches surrounded by the bridesmaids’ splendid bouquets. The groom’s table was decorated with pictures of his favorite pastimes such as hunting and skiing, with the center of attention being banana pudding, his favorite dessert. Boogieing the night away to music by Doctor Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monsters, guests danced with glo-sticks and wore seventies wigs and kitten ears in honor of Kit, the groom. Clouds of white confetti and a magnificent surprise fireworks display celebrated the couple as they departed the reception.


A brunch at the Covington House, hosted by the bride’s grandmother, Gladys McCain, and the bride’s aunt, Jane Johnston, both of Eupora, Mississippi, honored the bride and her bridesmaids the morning of the wedding. On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Fernwood Country Club for the wedding party, family, and close friends.


Following a honeymoon to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple has made their home in Summit, Mississippi.


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