Denham, Pratt wed in double ring ceremony
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 1:00 AM
Lauren Nicole Denham and Brandon Christopher Pratt were united in marriage at 6 p.m. in the evening on Aug. 25, 2012. The double-ring ceremony, performed by Dr. Carl White, was held at Highland Baptist Church in Meridian.
Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Christopher Pratt
The bride is the daughter of Reverend Franklin and Deborah Denham of Meridian. The groom is the son of Donald and Sharon Pratt of Bailey.
Grandparents of the bride are Wilma and the late Robert Jones of Brandon and the late Otha Sevan and Helen Denham of Jackson. The bridegroom is the grandson of the late Elizabeth and Clifton Pratt of Bailey and the late Alline and Leo Salter of Philadelphia.
Nuptial music was provided by pianist and organist Greer Goldman, Orchestra - Amy Lott, David Willson, Ronnie Posey, Susan Bowles, Bobbie Gibson and Danny Burton. Vocalists for the ceremony were Michelle Ricker, Chris Lee, and Reverend Franklin Denham. The Scripture was read by Carolyn McCay. Program attendants were Caroline Kennard, Alexa Hogan, Mackenzie Ross, and Mary Ann McCarty. Mary Carlisle directed the wedding.
Rebekah Wade of Bogalusa, La., served as matron of honor. The bride's sister Shellie Denham of Madison was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Mary Virginia Bost, Laurie Carlisle, Suzanne Hudson, Abby Dennis, Cara Lea Fowler, Emily Hassell, Whitney Denham, sister-in-law of the bride and Kate Salter, cousin of the groom. Elyse Parker Myers of Meridian served as proxy bride.
The groom's father Donald Pratt served as best man. Groomsmen were David R. Bailey III, John David Barr, Joshua Blackledge, Will Burroughs, Michael Busbee, Ben Davidson, Jonathan Davis, David Roberts, Ben Snyder, Mitchell Taylor, and Neal Thomson, and Ragan Denham.
Cousins of the bride, Rebekah Baugh and Mary Michael Barnes, were flower girls. Logan and Lawson Gibson were ring bearers.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride carried a bouquet fashioned from her mother's wedding gown and decorated with jewelry from the mothers and grandmothers of the bride and groom. Her dress was complemented by a heart-shaped Tiffany locket engraved with her initials, a gift from the groom to commemorate their engagement in Central Park.
To kickoff the wedding weekend the groom's parents hosted a golf scramble and lunch at Briarwood Country Club for the groom and his attendants. Friday evening the groom's parents hosted the wedding attendants and out of town guests at a rehearsal dinner at Weidmann's Restaurant. On the morning of the wedding, friends of the bride's family hosted a bride's brunch at Merrehope while friends of the groom's family hosted a gathering of the groom and his attendants for a celebration lunch at Mugshots.
Following the wedding ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at Northeast Inn and Conference Center. Guests danced to the music of the band "Uncle Sam."
The engagement was announced with a cocktail party at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Justus. And hosted by friends of the groom's parents. A "Honey- Do Barbeque" honoring the groom and his friends was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Rosenbaum also hosted by Sandy Singleton and Rick and Cena Moss. Music was provided on the patio by Al Brown and Bubba Hampton.
Weidmann's Restaurant was the setting for a Kitchen shower hosted by Mrs. William Radcliffe and Mrs. Michael Harper. A couples shower at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Entrekin, was also hosted by Rob and Bess Wilder and Rob and Elizabeth McKenzie. The ladies of Highland Baptist Church hosted a shower honoring the bride and groom.
The home of Judge and Mrs. Jerry Mason was the setting for a formal dinner honoring the wedding party. Also hosting were Mr. and Mrs. Tony McDaniel, Mr. and Mrs. Archie McDonnell, and Mr. and Mrs. Brad Huff. A Tea for the bride was hosted by Mrs. Charlotte Waller and Mrs. Jeannie Zieran and other members of the Chi Omega Sorority. An afternoon shower was held in Meridian by Mrs. Theresa Gibson, Mrs. Cynthia Leonard and Mrs. Wilma Jones.
During the 2012 Neshoba County Fair, the couple was honored by friends and family with a Luau at Cabin 16.
Following their honeymoon in St. Lucia, the couple is at home in Meridian, where the groom is a vice president with Community Bank and the bride is the marketing specialist for Workforce Development at Meridian Community College.