March 4, 2001
Brandi Suzanne French of Atlanta and David Robert Dausman of Jackson were married Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, in an outdoor ceremony, conducted ocean side in a gazebo, at the Ritz Carlton in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The Rev. Karen Koons of Hattiesburg and the Rev. Jeff Vermilya of Atlanta, uncle of the bridegroom, officiated.
Parents of the couple are Dr. and Mrs. Terry Marshall French of Meridian and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Orson Dausman of Jackson.
Grandparents of the bride are Ruby Wolfe of Bastrop, La., and the late Crawford Wolfe, the late Mr. and Mrs. Homer French, the late Evelyn French, the late Margie French, Dorothy French and Lucille French, both of Monroe, La.
The bridegroom is the grandson of Sylvia Marie Dausman of Fort Meyers, Fla. and the late Orson Dausman, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stark of Rockford, Ill.
A local harpist provided the music for the ceremony and Annie Vermilya, cousin of the bridegroom, was the soloist.
The bride was presented in marriage by her family and escorted by her father. She wore a light ivory sheath, silk beaded gown with intricate bugle beads motif scattered throughout with a delicate beaded finished hemline.
She carried an arm bouquet of peach "sari" roses, highlighted with red and yellow freesia. She also carried a bridal handkerchief from Venice, Italy, wrapped around the childhood Bible of her mother-in-law. Inside the Bible, she carried a hand sewn lace angel, also from Venice. The angel and pink roses placed on a chair were in memory of her sister, Tiffani French.
Matron of honor was April Harman Hosch of Meridian and maid of honor was Elizabeth Book of Atlanta.
Bridesmaids were Alyssa Dausman of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., sister of the bridegroom; Dara Weidmann of Baton Rouge, La.; Alexa Wier of New Orleans; Catherine Cress of Easley, S.C.; Julie Keaton of Jackson; Betsy Sikes and Erika Selenburg, both of Atlanta; and Kim Knutsen of Brandon.
Flower girl was Kayla Knutsen of Brandon.
The father of the bridegroom served as best man. Groomsmen were Jason Dausman of Birmingham, Ala., brother of the bridegroom; Todd Marshall French of Starkville, brother of the bride; William Ward of Jackson; David Johnson, Michael Jacobs and Scott Gideon, all of Madison; George Gourlay and Paul Millette, both of Ridgeland; Henry Burkhalter of Atlanta; Paul Knutsen of Brandon; David Cress of Easley; and Nikki Morgan of Clinton.
Ring bearer was Connor Johnson of Madison.
An outdoor reception was held ocean side following the ceremony. The band, The Islanders of Montego Bay provided the music for the evening.
Assisting with the wedding and reception was Tanya Harmon.
After a honeymoon in Montego Bay, the couple resides in Ridgeland.
On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the historic Ritz-Carlton White Witch Club House. Guests were treated to a performance by a calypso band on the lawn and elevated panoramic views of Jamaica's mountainous countryside and the turquoise-blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. After dinner, guests shared memories and toasted the couple with best wishes.
On the morning of the wedding, the bride and her party were treated to a bridal breakfast hosted by Tanya Harman and April Hosch.
Stephanie Leigh Rascoe of Stonewall and Kristopher Daniel Lewis of Quitman were united in marriage Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at Rolling Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Meinhardt officiating.
Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Billy Rascoe of Stonewall and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd H. Lewis Jr. of Quitman.
Grandparents of the bride are Tommy Covington and the late Juanita Covington and Mae Rascoe and the late Willie Rascoe, all of Stonewall.
Grandparents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd H. Lewis Sr. of Stonewall and the late Mr. and Mrs. Karl Bohl of Quitman.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Terry Bonner, organist, and Susan Bonner, soloist. Other special music was performed by the father of the bride, the bridegroom's sisters, Tina Clinkenbeard, Sissy Williams and Kristi Owen, and the bridegroom.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a formal-length white sleeveless gown of satin enhanced with a scooped neckline. The fitted bodice was accented with seed pearls and sequins. The Basque waistline was gathered in back with a bustle and satin roses, and extended into a cathedral-length train, accentuated with clusters of seed pearls and sequins.
Her multi-layered cathedral-length veil was trimmed in pearls, topped with a Juliet cap in woven satin adorned with seed pearls. She carried a bouquet of hand-tied white silk roses.
Maid of honor was Allison Rascoe, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Christina Cochran Allen, Emily Jenkins Bryan, Kelly Melton, Gretchen LaBorde Bordelon and Danielle Miller. Flower girl was Jessica Clinkenbeard, niece of the bridegroom.
Stephen Lewis served his brother as best man. Groomsmen were Jason Miller, Shaun Toney, Eric Miller, Andy Taylor and Stephen Miller. Ushers were Ronnie Herrington and Jacob Quevas.
Ring bearer was Chase Lewis, nephew of the bridegroom. Hannah Covington, cousin of the bride, and Natalie Williams, niece of the bridegroom, served as bubble attendants.
A reception, hosted by the bride's parents, was held at the church's Family Life Center following the ceremony.
On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Bethany Pentecostal Holiness Church.
After a honeymoon trip to New Orleans, the couple resides in Stonewall.
The bride was honored with several showers prior to her marriage. A miscellaneous shower hosted by friends and church members was held at Rolling Creek Baptist Church.
She was also honored with a shower hosted by the ladies of Bethany Pentecostal Holiness Church.
A bridesmaid luncheon was held at D.T. Grinders. Hostesses were Lynn Cochran, Christina Cochran Allen, Barbara Jenkins and Emily Jenkins Bryan.