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Kari Paige Guido & Charles Wesley Caldwell III

October 7, 2017 | Natchez, Mississippi

photography by Chase Richardson of Followell Photography

Kari Paige Guido and Charles Wesley Caldwell III were united in marriage October 7, 2017, in Natchez, Mississippi. The couple’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Gary Guido and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wesley Caldwell, Jr., all of Natchez, Mississippi. The wedding ceremony was held at the bride’s family home, Glenburnie, officiated by Reverend Bill Barksdale with music provided by Drew David.


The bride was given in marriage by her father under an arbor covered in fresh flowers. She wore an elegant ivory fit-and-flare gown by Eddy K. The lace overlay was accented by a bateau neckline and an illusion back, and a bejeweled belt accented the waistline. Complementing the gown was a chapel-length train. To bustle the train for the reception, the bride’s “something borrowed,” was a pearl-and-rhinestone brooch of her cousin’s mother, Suzanne Guido.


Megan Margaret Guido, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor with Mattie Smith Brown, Kristin Caldwell Cochran, Chelsea Chauvin Craig, Katie Hude Gibson, Jennifer Claire Guido, Leighann Frasier Holloway, and Mary Elizabeth Aubic Zentner serving as bridesmaids.  Her flower girls were nieces Della Paige Book and Caroline Elizabeth Cochran and a cousin Margaret Elizabeth Twilley.


Charles Wesley Caldwell, Jr., father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were David Michael Abide, John Philip Byrne III, Lindsey Harrison Callon, Ernest Lee Cochran II, James David Gammill II, Kellen Travis Jex, William Carl McGehee III, and Matthew Lance Roberts. Ushers were Thomas Scott Adams, Christopher Wentworth Heard, and Thomas Alexander Jennings.


Floral design for the wedding ceremony was by John Grady Burns and Nest. Wedding coordination was by à deux events. Photography was provided by Chase Richardson of Followell Photography, and the videographer was Shannon Talamo Films of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


Following the ceremony, the wedding celebration at Glenburnie continued into the night with a reception catered by Sissy Eidt. Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed music by Phat Hat from Baton Rouge and a selection of tapped Tin Roof Beers served in personalized pint glasses.


The bride’s and groom’s cakes were made by Edna Fisher. The bride’s cake was a tiered vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream icing that was decorated with flowers matching those of the bride’s bouquet. The groom’s chocolate cake was fashioned after a keg of Tin Roof beer, the groom being one of the founders of this Baton Rouge, Louisiana, craft-beer business.


The night before the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at The Castle located on the grounds of antebellum Dunleith in Natchez, Mississippi. During the day of the wedding, the bridesmaids enjoyed a relaxing setting with food prepared by Jim Anderson, peach Moscow Mules, hair fashioned by Elliott & Co., and makeup by Olga Longoria.


Riding on a golf cart decked with Tin Roof beer cans, the couple departed the reception through a parade of sparklers.


The newlyweds honeymooned in St. Lucia and are at home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


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