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Kasie Elizabeth Eckman & David Emile Brown

September 10, 2016 | White Castle, Louisiana

photography by Lacey Yarborough Photography

Kasie Elizabeth Eckman and David Emile Brown were united in marriage September 10, 2016, in White Castle, Louisiana. The couple’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Randy Eckman of McComb, Mississippi, and Mr. and Mrs. John Brown of Gloster, Mississippi. The wedding ceremony took place at sunset under the centuries-old oak trees at historic Nottoway Plantation along the banks of the Mississippi River. Reverend Lynn Mote officiated the ceremony with music provided by a Baton Rouge-area string quartet.


The bride was given in marriage by her father and brother, Randy and Zachary Eckman. She wore a four-lace Pronovias sheath-style silhouette dress with a lace appliquéd illusion neckline and a sheer illusion back with a unique lace design.  Her waltz-length veil was adorned with pearls and small crystals.


Ashley Page Greene and Elise Brock Reeves, both of McComb, served as maid and matron of honor, respectively. Bridesmaids were Sarah Christina Brumfield and Emiko Kaneko Faust both of McComb, Amber Brown King of Gloster, and Maggie Frances Smith of Mt. Hermon, Louisiana.


The groom’s father and grandfather, John Brown and David Jackson, both of Gloster, served as best men. Groomsmen were Blake Robinson of Smithdale, Mississippi; Reg Ott of Osyka, Mississippi; Zachary Eckman of McComb; and Stephen Garret IV of Centreville, Mississippi.


Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception in the Grand Pavilion and Randolph’s Ballroom at the plantation. Friends and family of the couple enjoyed a Nottoway-catered buffet of delicious southern treats, such as crab and brie soup, fried catfish, and sugar-cane braised carrots as the bride’s uncle, Lieutenant Colonel Jason Smith, played background music on the plantation’s 100-year-old grand piano. Guests enjoyed signature Mojito cocktails and danced the night away under the ambient-lit pavilion to music courtesy of the Phat Hats Band of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


Connie Thibodeaux of Donaldsonville, Louisiana, made the bride’s strawberry wedding cake adorned with the topper from the bride’s parents’ wedding cake; and the groom’s cookies-and-cream cupcakes were made by his sister, Amber. Floral design for the wedding ceremony and reception was provided by family friend Terry Conerly of Conerly Floral in New Orleans, Louisiana. As a thank-you from the couple, guests received jars of sugar-cane syrup to remember the occasion. A sparkler send-off concluded the lovely evening.


After a honeymoon in Moorea, French Polynesia, the Browns have made their home in McComb, Mississippi.


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