Courtney Morphis of Meridian and Jerry Kirkman of Enterprise were married Saturday, July 28, 2001, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. David Pickard officiating.
Parents of the couple are Robert and Denise Spears of Meridian, Mike Morphis of Demopolis, Ala., and Richard and Linda Kirkman of Enterprise.
Grandparents of the bride are M.E. and Betty Brown, Joel and Sandra Bunyard, Mary Morphis and the late H.R. Morphis.
Grandparents of the bridegroom are Trudy Boone and the late Donald Boone, Betty Stewart and Bill and Amelia Stewart.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Vickie Heathcock, pianist; Glinda Stone, organist; and Morgan Wright, soloist.
The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Jamie Morphis. She wore a white satin gown with tulle overlay. The bodice, accented with pearls and crystals, eatured a fitted waistline complementing a full skirt trimmed in satin. Her three-layered veil of tulle, trimmed in satin, fell from a tiara headpiece.
Maid of honor was Phyllis Scott of Meridian. Other attendants were Chris Phillips, Laura Pickard and Crystal Acton, all of Meridian.
Kayla Phillips of Meridian and Lacey Stone of Philadelphia served as flower girls.
Best man was Jimmy Don Heathcock of Enterprise. Groomsmen were Josh Hopkins and Jody Simpson, both of Enterprise, and Jason Bridgeman of Meridian. Ushers and candle lighters were Casey Kirkman and Tyler Phillips.
Rice bag attendant was Marion Blackburn and register attendant was Heather Wright.
A reception was held at the church following the ceremony. Assisting were Ashley Spears, Kelly Dabbs, Nikki Wright, Erica Barnett and Tabitha Thomas.
After a honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico, the couple resides in Enterprise.