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Whitney Talbot Cushing & William Matthews Seal

June 11, 2016 | Woodville, Mississippi

photography by Eyewander Photography

Whitney Talbot Cushing and William “Wil” Matthews Seal were united in marriage June 11, 2016, in Woodville, Mississippi. The couple’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Evert John Talbot of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stephen Seal of Woodville, Mississippi. The wedding ceremony was held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Woodville and officiated by the Reverend Henry Shelton. Music for the ceremony was provided by the Foto Sisters.


For the intimate wedding ceremony, the bride wore a stunning Rivini gown of blush-colored, duchess silk satin with a sweetheart neckline and a pearl and crystal a.b. Ellie sash accenting her waist. A breathtaking Sara Gabriel veil completed the ensemble’s classic look. She wore diamond earrings, her “something borrowed,” belonging to her dear friend Elizabeth Richards of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and on her right hand, she wore two wedding bands, one belonging to the groom’s paternal grandmother and the other to her own maternal grandmother. In addition, the bride carried a linen handkerchief, given to her by her mother, and her paternal grandmother’s rosary.


Floral design for the ceremony was by Lance Hayes Designs of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and friends of the groom’s family. Sally Treppendahl served as wedding coordinator.


The bride’s daughter, Talbot Adeline Cushing of Baton Rouge served as the maid of honor. Also attending the bride were family member’s children: Mary Margaret Lindsey, Laura Elizabeth Lindsey, Catherine Seal Lindsey, Lucy Caroline Lindsey, and Kate Doniphan Seal, all from St. Francisville, Louisiana, and nieces of the groom.


Charles Stephen Seal, father of the groom served as best man. Groomsmen were Bowman Banister Talbot, nephew of the bride from Madisonville, Louisiana; Charles Stephen Seal III, Matthew Lawrence Seal, Timothy Ray Lindsey, Jr., and Michael Patrick Quinn Lindsey from St. Francisville, Louisiana.


Following the ceremony, a wedding reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stephen Seal, parents of the groom. The entire town of Woodville celebrated the wedding of the bride and groom, who serves as supervisor for the town of Woodville. Edine Seal, mother of the groom and her army of friends spent weeks preparing for the floral design for the reception. The décor included gorgeous flowers, local vegetables, and greenery throughout the grounds and home. Creativity infuses the couple’s taste, personality, and lifestyle. The groom and his family are farmers and owners of Seal Tractor Company, so it was only fitting for the beer station to be placed in a Kubota front loader. The tented tennis court offered space for the band, dancing, and food station for the guests. The caterer was Walk On’s Catering from Baton Rouge. Other venues included a candy bar for children, an oyster grilling station, a photo booth, and plenty of seating for the guests as others danced, standing room only, to the tunes of the popular Compositionz from Jackson, Mississippi, where lighted tambourines were passed around for the guests.


The bride and groom departed the reception riding on a Kubota tractor through a sea of sparklers and, thereafter, honeymooned in Maui, Hawaii.


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