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Emma Leigh Stamps & Lance Michael Dale

October 22, 2016 | Wesson, Mississippi

photography by Mona Owens Photography and Allyson Brooke Photography

Emma Leigh Stamps and Lance Michael Dale were united in marriage on October 22, 2016, in Wesson, Mississippi. The couple’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Norman Kenneth Stamps of Wesson, and Mr. and Mrs. James Randall Dale, Sr., of Dumas, Arkansas. The wedding ceremony was held at Wesson Baptist Church and officiated by Brother Tommy Purvis with music by Sherry Purvis and Melinda Tyrone. Ken Stamps, the bride’s father, gave her in marriage.


The bride wore an Allure Bridals gown accented with a bodice of lace highlighting a sweetheart neckline and finishing with a trumpet skirt flowing with a wealth of organza ruffles. The bride’s veil featured a deep-hem lace matching that on her bridal gown. Tucked into the bride’s bouquet was a handkerchief of her great-great-grandmother Emma Dungan Ratcliff.


Attending the bride were Emily Lauren Jordan, her maid of honor of Brookhaven, Mississippi, her bridesmaids Cassie Elizabeth Dale of Dumas; Randi Way Stamps of Florence, Mississippi; Suzie Sorey Bourn of Indianola, Mississippi; Ashley Palmer of Starkville, Mississippi; Callie Ann Cornelison of Blytheville, Arkansas; and her junior bridesmaid, Kendall Grace Stamps of Florence, Mississippi. They wore one-shoulder maroon gowns, designed by Bari Jay, and featuring a natural waist with front pleats and slit.


James Randall Dale, Sr., of Dumas, served as best man. Groomsmen were James Randall Dale, Jr., of Haskell, Arkansas; Norman Kenneth Stamps, Jr., of Florence, Mississippi; Kaden Noah Stamps, of Wesson, Mississippi; Jeremy Bradley Armstrong of Columbus, Mississippi; and Ashton Keith Smith of Bogue Chitto, Mississippi. The ring bearer was Jackson Grady Dale, and the flower girl was Katie Gail Stamps.


Following the ceremony the wedding party traveled to the Old Wesson School for the reception where throughout the evening they, along with wedding guests, enjoyed music by DJ Stanley Martin. Among the decorations were two antique trunks draped with a Jessica McLintock tea-length, lace wedding gown worn by the bride’s mother, as well as her grandmother Mary Alice Stamps. The newly-weds departed the reception amidst a parade of guests waving heart-shaped sparklers, a bright send-off to their honeymoon in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

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