Katherine Rose Wright and Jeffrey Johns Little were married at six o’clock in the evening August 7, 2010, at the First Baptist Church of Quitman.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Dale Wright of Quitman. Her grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Glynn Wright of Quitman and the late Mr. and Mrs. Claude Renfroe of Clinton. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Shelton Little of McComb and the grandson of the late Reverend and Mrs. Guy Little of Crystal Springs and the late Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Johns of Hazlehurst.
The evening double-ring ceremony was officiated by Doctor John Stevens and directed by Mrs. Scotty Peden. Nuptial music was provided by soloist, Lori Joyner and organist, Kathy Vail. The bride’s family friend, Chandler Clanton, served as her proxy. During the ceremony, Laura McDavitt, sister of the groom, read a Shakespearean sonnet.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a Vera Wang gown of white duchess satin fashioned with a draped strapless neckline centered with a floating crystal garland. With an ivory grosgrain sash accented with antique brooches, the structured A-line skirt swept into a chapel-length train. From a delicate cluster of ostrich feathers fell her cathedral veil heavily embellished with Swarovski crystals. A French-stitched handkerchief, handmade by a friend of the groom, was tucked into the bride’s rich bouquet of amnesia roses and antique hydrangeas. As a good luck symbol, the bride followed the tradition of carrying a “sixpence in her shoe.” The sixpence was a borrowed token from her mother, the same sixpence she wore in her shoe 37 years ago on her wedding day.
Attending the bride as her maid of honor was Mary Margaret Mink of Jackson. Bridesmaids were Hope Covington of Memphis, Tennessee; Eloise Cottrell of Hammond, Louisiana; Lindsay Palmore of Germantown, Tennessee; Jessica Prier of Hoover, Alabama; and Kate Roberts of Dallas, Texas.
Shelton Little, the groom’s father, served as best man. The groomsmen were Chris Cothern of Memphis, Tennessee; Heath Jennings of Marietta, Georgia; Marlon Manley of Ripley, Tennessee; Brad Wilkinson of Madison; and Scott Wright, brother of the bride, of Starkville.
Attending the registry was Mrs. Sandra Phillips of Quitman. Greeting guests as they arrived at the ceremony were Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Redmond of Quitman and Mr. and Mrs. Terry Clanton of Waynesboro. April Thomas Events and Floral Extravagance of Quitman designed the floral arrangements and decor for the wedding and reception.
A reception was held at the Meridian Little Theatre following the ceremony. The guests were greeted by Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Mathis of Meridian. The reception was a breathtaking picture of glittering candlelight and sparkling crystals. Each table presented a unique vignette of abundance with calla lilies, orchids, hand opened amnesia and white roses, hydrangeas, crystal garlands, floating candles and jeweled votives.
Motown, Memphis soul music provided by Wes Lee and the Hub City Allstars from Hattiesburg filled the reception where guests danced the night away.
As the night was coming to an end and the newlyweds were leaving, guests bid them farewell with miniature monogrammed cowbells, which symbolized the couple’s love for Mississippi State and new home in Starkville.
The day before the wedding, the bride and bridesmaids were honored and treated to a bridesmaids’ luncheon at Deli on Fifth in Meridian.
On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents treated the wedding party to an elegant rehearsal dinner at the Rustler Steak House in Meridian.
The couple honeymooned in Costa Rica, and now resides in Starkville, where the bride is a certified public accountant with T.E. Lott and Company, P.A. and the groom is the Director of Development for the College of Forest Resources at Mississippi State University.