Katie Lynn Masters & Charles Cason Pyles
October 28, 2017 | Natchez, Mississippi
photography by Taylor Cooley Photography
Katie Lynn Masters and Charles Cason Pyles were married on October 28, 2017, in Natchez, Mississippi. The couple’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Toby Sutherlin of Grayson, Louisiana, and Mr. and Mrs. Todd Pyles of Quitman, Louisiana. The event took place at Linden Bed and Breakfast in Natchez, Mississippi, and was officiated by Katie’s great-grandfather, Reverend A. B. Masters of Columbia, Louisiana.
Sound and music were provided by family with a playlist created by the bride and groom through Spotify. The guest “book” was a customized quilt made by the groom’s grandmother, Mary Rasberry of Quitman, Louisiana. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her grandfather, David Masters of Columbia, Louisiana, and given away by her entire immediate family—a sweet, special moment for her parents and grandparents as a way to include everyone involved in her upbringing.
The bride wore a Hayley Paige ball gown with a silk radzmir crossover bodice, a full tulle skirt with horsehair flounces, and chapel train. She opted out of a traditional veil and chose to accent her hair with baby’s breath cascading down her loose, French-braided hairstyle. Hairstyling was provided by Stacie Blaney, and makeup application was provided by Taylor Yates, both of Vidalia, Louisiana. The bride’s jewelry belonged to her grandmother Ronna Masters of Columbia, Louisiana, who also handmade the garter to honor the bride and groom’s alma mater, Louisiana Tech in Ruston, Louisiana.
Jade Pilcher served as maid of honor with Katelyn Roberts, Isabella De Soler, Elizabeth Sutherlin, Caley Pyles, and Brenna Sanders as bridesmaids. Bridesmaid dresses were from the Show Me Your Mumu wedding collection. Her flower girl was Macie Bridges, a cousin of the groom. Her attendants were family members along with grade-school and college friends.
Austin Ginn served as best man with Thomas Terral, Cole Craighead, Brandon Newton, Zach Duck, and Jacob Hargrove as groomsmen. Ridge McGehee served as ring bearer. Floral design for the venue was provided by Moreton’s Flowerland of Natchez with assistance from Abagail Washington, the wedding coordinator, and Denise Pyles, mother of the groom.
Following the ceremony at antebellum Linden, the reception awaited all at the back of the house with catering provided by Rene Adams of Rolling River Bistro in Natchez. Instead of a traditional wedding cake, the bride and groom chose a tiered cinnamon-roll display, prepared by the bride’s mother. The groom’s cake, provided by Traina’s Bakery in Jonesboro, Louisiana, consisted of the groom’s favorite dessert, brownie cake. Both cake stands were built by the bride’s grandfather, David Masters. For their guests, the newly married couple had fashioned favors from their pepper garden, samples of a sweet potato habanero hot sauce. Throughout the reception, guests enjoyed music from Smackwater Band from Monroe, Louisiana. The couple departed from the reception through a shower of confetti and flower petals.
Mr. and Mrs. Cason Pyles spent their honeymoon road-tripping through the New England area of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts with special stops along the way at historical sites such as the Von Trapp family lodge, Salem for Halloween night, Boston, Plymouth Rock and Plantation, and Provincetown while staying in the Cape Cod area.
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