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Anna Kristen Lee & Kyle Hogan Adams

March 12, 2016 | McComb, Mississippi

photography by Beth Hemeter of Image Maker, Inc.

Anna Kristen Lee and Kyle Hogan Adams were united in holy matrimony at six o’clock in the evening on March 12, 2016, at the First Baptist Church in McComb, Mississippi. The double-ring ceremony was performed by Brother Chris Weaver of Summit, Mississippi.


The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Mark Lee of Madison, Mississippi. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Wayne Kuykendall of Ridgeland, Mississippi, and of the late Dr. and Mrs. Quentin Lee of Petal, Mississippi.


The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Scott Adams of McComb. He is the grandson of Mrs. Phyllis Hogan of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, formerly of McComb, and the late James “Jimmy” Ford Hogan, and of Mr. and Mrs. Venton Ray Adams of Summit.


Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory Justin Alexander Alecon lace, fit-and-flare gown emphasized by a sweetheart neckline. The sleeves of the gown were embellished with pearl and rhinestone beading that extended down the back into a deep V. A piece of lace taken from her mother’s wedding dress was sewn inside over her heart; and her cathedral length veil was delicately trimmed in pearls and rhinestones, echoing the beadwork in the gown. She also wore a delicate pearl and diamond bracelet given to her by the groom’s parents; and she carried a traditional English bouquet, a mix of tea and garden roses in shades of white to cream. Surrounding the mass of roses was a collar of pale peach hypericum berries, and tucked into the bouquet was an embroidered handkerchief presented to the bride by her Chi Omega Big Sister, Lauren Roberts.


Attending as maid of honor was Whitney St. Mary of Pass Christian, Mississippi.  Bridesmaids included Molly Adams of McComb, sister of the groom; Caroline Acquistapace of Folsom, Louisiana; Mason Burkett of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; Molly Crisler of Clinton, Mississippi; Ashley Lyon of Covington, Louisiana; and Sloan Bancroft and Kristen Richards, both of Ridgeland. The bridesmaids wore full-length, coral chiffon Bari Jay dresses with a sweetheart neckline, ensembles complemented with Kendra Scott earrings, a gift from the bride. The bridesmaids carried bouquets of mixed roses in the wedding colors, accented by alstroemeria lilies, hypericum berries, and white ginesta. Hair and makeup for the bride, the mother of the bride, and the bridesmaids was provided by Pam Parker and Hanna Picou of Paje Pendi Salon in Madison.


Honorary bridesmaids were Victoria Carpenter of Ridgeland; Alexandria Smith of Madison; Terrie Jackson of Slidell, Louisiana; and Morgan Jackson and Courtney King of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who also served as program attendants. Victoria Carpenter served as the bride’s proxy the night of the rehearsal. Past and present members of Chi Omega Sorority attending the ceremony were given a long-stemmed carnation tied with ribbons in the cardinal and straw colors of Chi Omega.


The groom and groomsmen wore black, traditional tuxedoes. The groom completed his attire with a black bow tie, suspenders, and cufflinks passed down to him from his grandfather, James “Jimmy” Ford Hogan. With their tuxedos, the groomsmen wore vests and long ties.


Jeff Adams, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen included Adam Beene of Pembroke, North Carolina; Dane Hogan of Mandeville, Louisiana, cousin of the groom; Hunter Jefcoat of Memphis, Tennessee; Austin Lee of Madison, brother of the bride; Mitch McCoy of Clinton; Paul Munn of Mendenhall; and Benjamin Van Cleave of Hattiesburg. Ushers were Kramer Austin of New Orleans, Louisiana; David Austin of Lafayette, Louisiana; and Michael Martin of San Diego, California, all cousins of the groom; Shawn Blanchard of Memphis, Tennessee; and Jonathan White of Summit.


The altar of the church was decorated with ferns and a pair of large, double myrtle topiaries in antique white garden urns. The topiaries flanked a massive bouquet in a mix of flowers in shades of white and in shades of peach to coral, the wedding color. It contained gladiolus, English garden roses, several varieties of white tea roses, Casablanca lilies, wax flower, and hypericum berries.


A selection of ceremonial music was presented by pianist Shane Adams of McComb, cousin of the groom, and by violinist Becky Sharpe of Purvis, Mississippi. Vocalist for the wedding ceremony was Erin Alford, and Victoria Carpenter provided the scripture reading. Michael Guttuso of McComb designed the floral arrangements and decorations for both the ceremony and the rehearsal, and Karinlee Brister of McComb directed both events. Capturing memories of the evening were Beth Hemeter of Image Maker Photography in McComb and  videographer Steve Craven of Clinton.


The bride and groom left the church showered in white rose petals and drove to the reception at Fernwood Country Club in a 1929 yellow and black Ford Model A Shay owned by Cidette Rayburn. Guests were entertained by the Mo’ Money Band from Jackson, who played “At Last” as the bride and groom shared their first dance. The reception food was catered by Angela Ross and the Fernwood Country Club staff. Guests dined on Prime Rib; mashed potatoes; assorted vegetables; and multiple hors d’oeuvres, including bruschetta, quiche, chicken kabobs, and shrimp slaw cups. The bride’s four-tier red velvet cake and the groom’s two-tier German chocolate cake with chocolate covered strawberries were both prepared by Estelle Schillings of Magnolia, Mississippi.


On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents honored the couple with a rehearsal dinner at Fernwood Country Club. Charles “CC” Carter from Hattiesburg provided music, and Elise Parker of Legends Portrait Studio of McComb captured the fun. The guests feasted on a dinner also prepared by Angela Ross and her staff at the Fernwood Country Club.  Prior to the wedding, the bride and her bridesmaids spent the night all together at the beautiful Brentwood House.


After a honeymoon trip to Highlands, North Carolina, the couple is at home in Hattiesburg where the bride is completing graduate school in Nutrition and Dietetics and the groom is in the Nurse Anesthesia Program at the University of Southern Mississippi where he will earn his Doctor of Nursing Practice with an emphasis on Anesthesia.


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