St. Lucia, an island in the West Indies, was the setting for the wedding of Melanie Rae Null of Meridian and Joel Allan Keller of Hattiesburg. Marriage officer Kay Jackson officiated at the afternoon beach side ceremony.
Parents of the couple are Debbie Bounds of Meridian and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Null of Collinsville; Kathy Smith of Meridian and Mr. and Mrs. Allan Keller of Collinsville.
Grandparents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Mel Bounds of Meridian and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Null of Collinsville.
Grandparents of the bridegroom are Joanna Perry of Meridian and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Keller of Collinsville.
The bride chose a two-piece gown of ivory silk chiffon. The fitted bodice, accented with a band of crystal beading, was held at the shoulders with tiny straps. The fitted sheath skirt fell to a soft sweep train.
A reception was held at Sandals Golf Resort following the ceremony.
After a honeymoon in St. Lucia, the couple resides in Hattiesburg.