Mr. and Mrs. Brett Boykin united in marriage
A service of worship celebrating the covenant marriage of Kathryn Lee Morrison and Brett Chapman Boykin was held at six o’clock in the evening on August 13, 2011, at First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City. The ceremony was officiated by Reverend David Edward Gilbert of Second Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City and Reverend Timothy Austin Starnes of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Cleveland.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Wayne Morrison of Yazoo City. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Wade Burns Sr., of Benton and the late Mr. and Mrs. Bonnie Lee Morrison Jr., of Yazoo City. Honorary grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Heard Cato of Yazoo City.
The son is the groom of Mr. and Mrs. Felon Bartley Boykin III of Hollandale. He is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Walter Marshall Gilmore of Meridian and Mr. and Mrs. Travis Ferguson of Greenville and the late Mr. Fieldon Bartley Boykin of Hollandale.
Nuptial music was provided by pianist Sharon Gilder and organist Angie Willoughby. Vocalists were David and Michelle Gilbert and Vicki Coker who sang In Christ Alone with David accompanying on the guitar.
Upon the chiming of the hour, the bride, given in marriage by her father, entered to the hymn Holy, Holy, Holy, which was sung A cappella during the verse of her entry. She wore a strapless fitted gown with a gorgeous lace overlay and fashioned with a sweetheart neckline. The fitted bodice, accented with covered buttons down the back, drifted into a flared skirt and chapel-length train edged with scalloped lace. A satin latte sash with long streamers encircled the natural waistline. The elbow length veil was custom made by one of the bride’s friends in Cleveland.
She wore a diamond and pearl drop necklace that was given to her mother by her father on their wedding day. The bride carried an elegant hand-tied bouquet of white hydrangeas, Vendela roses and white spray roses, wrapped with ivory double-faced satin ribbon and pearl accents.
Attending the bride as maid of honor was her sister, Mary Hampton Morrison of Yazoo City. Bridesmaids were Causey Nicholson Cato of Yazoo City, Jamie Laura Erickson of Hernando, Naomi Starnes Jennings of Cleveland, Chelsea Kathryn Latham of Grenada, Haley Wells Mayhan of Yazoo City, McKenzie Lee McIntire of Leland, Monica James Morrison of Yazoo City, Mary Morgan Roark of Oxford, and Gina Elaine Whitmire of Clarksdale. They wore strapless, sweetheart neckline formal gowns of celadon and a pearl drop necklace given to them by the bride. The bridesmaid’s bouquets consisted of white hydrangeas, Vendela roses and pale pink spray roses.
Mr. Felon Bartley Boykin III, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were John Michael Banchetti III of Leland, John Bartley Boykin of Hollandale, Billy Guy Carpenter Jr. of Brandon, Carlisle Singleton Clarke of Washington, D.C., William Taylor Fleming of Clarksdale, William Burns Morrison of Yazoo City, Thomas Howard Nelson III of Chatham, Trenton Marvin Posey of Meridian, and Russell Nolan Rayborn of Wiggins. Ushers were James Greenlee Nicholas of Sandhill, Frederick Alex DeBardeleben V of Dallas, Texas, Billy Patrick Williams II of Crystal Springs, and David Marshall Gilmore Jr., of Vail, Colorado.
Mrs. Rose Watson served as the wedding director. Program attendants were Jessie Taylor Lewis, Martha Marie Lewis, Catherine Elizabeth Remington, and Liddie Elizabeth McPhail. The bride’s proxy was Mary Katherine DeBardeleben of Dallas, Texas, cousin of the groom. The flowers for the wedding and the reception were designed by Jen Ivers Floral.
As guests approached the church’s two, large front doors they entered beneath the adorned archway brimming with hydrangeas, bells of Ireland, delphinium, snap dragons, stock roses and trailing seeded eucalyptus. Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at the Yazoo Country Club in which guests enjoyed a buffet-style dinner. Family and friends enjoyed an evening of dining and dancing to the music of THE CHILL.
The photographer, a lifelong friend of the bride Patrick Remington of Remington Photography, and Robbie Channel of Creative Channels the videographer, captured special memories of the night.
The monochromatic floral theme was carried throughout the reception with glass apothecaries lavishly topped with a mass of white hydrangeas, Vendela roses, stock and hanging amaranths which graced the guest’s tables. The beautiful wedding cake and the groom’s cake were designed and prepared by Jan Williams of Jan’s Cake Place.
On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted an elegant candlelit rehearsal dinner at the Yazoo Country Club. Guests were entertained with a video of special memories of the bride and groom. On the morning of the wedding, the bride and her bridesmaids were honored with a lovely brunch at the home of Bob and Marie Cato. Hostesses included Marie Cato, Shelly Cato, Carolyn Clayton, Shelia Holley, and aunts of the bride, Dianne Lewis and Patricia Morrison.
Following a honeymoon in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico the couple is at home in Cleveland. The bride is completing her clinicals toward a masters in Speech Pathology from the University of Central Arkansas. The groom is an account executive with South Group Insurance.