Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Burdine wed
Miss Emilee Marie Jackson, of Yazoo City, and Mr. Stephen Lamar Burdine, of Yazoo City, were united in marriage on December 17, 2011 at Scotland Baptist Church with Reverend Glenn Allen officiating the candlelight double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Bruce William Jackson III. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Clark and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Jackson Jr.
The groom is the son of Mr. Edward Burdine and Mrs. Elizabeth Burdine. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Burdine and the late Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Williams.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a off white San Patrick CAPRI Strapless Torino taffeta gown with a pick up skirt and chapel-length train with a modified sweetheart neckline. The bodice was adorned with pearls, rhinestones and ribbon detailing. Her veil was a cathedral-length, ivory with silver metallic threading accented by scattered rhinestones.
She wore antique Filagree diamond earrings borrowed from Mrs. Mary Jane Sligh. She carried a bouquet of soft white roses with one single pink rose and peony with hypericum berries and freesia with a rhinestone ribbon. The bouquet was designed by Mrs. Holly Harper Burdine as a gift to the bride.
Serving as matron of honor, was Lauren Ables Floyd, cousin of the bride. Haley Sligh served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Anna Terrell Wilson, Kellyn Hatfield, Rachel Smith Morgan, and Sarah Burdine, sister of the groom. They wore a mercury colored strapless dress, which the bodice was adorned with chic 3D floral chiffon detailing, ruched chiffon waistband with side drape long satin skirt. They carried bouquets of pink roses and silver pine cones.
Honorary bridesmaids were Anna O’Nan, Abbie Thompson, Taylor Scroggins, cousins of the bride, Ashley Cutrer, and Jessica Taylor. Julia Klaire Mason served as flower girl and wore an ivory heirloom tea length dress. She carried an ivory satin basket filled with pink rose petals.
The groom was attended by his best man, Durand Burdine, his brother. Groomsmen included Austin Dennis, Clark Jackson, bride’s brother, Chad Burdine, groom’s brother, John VI Daughaday, cousin of the groom, and Phillip Franklin. Ring bearer was Riley Taylor, nephew of the groom.
The ushers were Shane Ables, cousin of the bride and Hunter Ledbetter.
Mrs. Cindy Shipp directed the wedding. The nuptial music was played by pianist Steven Carter. Sound coordinator was Randy Hill, and the soloists were Shannon Prescott and Patti Smith.
The double doors entering the church were decorated with wreaths with white carnations and roses with off white ribbon trimmed with pearls. The front of the church was decorated with one large Christmas tree with silver pine cones, silver leaf eucalyptus, platinum ribbon with white and silver balls. White pillar candles decorated with Frasier fir greenery, and western cedar adorned the front.
Following the ceremony, the parents of the bride entertained the wedding guests with a reception at The Manchester. The serving tables were decorated with large urns full of arrangements in various shades of pink flowers. The bride’s cake was a five tiered soft pink cake trimmed with chocolate covered pine cones and silver snow crystals.
The bridegroom’s table featured an Ole Miss theme with a two tiered funfetti cake topped with a Peter’s Pottery Colonel Reb statue.
The couple departed with their guest chanting Hotty Toddy and shaking red and blue pom poms.
On the eve of the wedding, the groom and his parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the fellowship hall at Scotland Baptist Church where a BBQ buffet was served.
Following their honeymoon to Snowshoe, West Virginia the couple now resides in Oxford, where the bride is employed as a Dental Hygienist with Ross Family Dental, and the groom is a senior at the University of Mississippi where he will graduate in May with a Civil Engineering Degree.