Rebecca Nell Wade and George Maynard Banzhaf were married Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001, at The Chapel of Memories, Mississippi State University, Starkville, with the Rev. Hobson Toney officiating.
Parents of the couple are the Mr. and Mrs. Floyd D. Wade Jr. of Newton and Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Banzhaf of Dallas.
Grandparents of the bride are the late Mr. and Mrs. William H. Cady Sr. and F. Davis Wade Sr. and the late Nell Wade of Meridian.
Grandparents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Varieur of Port Huron, Mich., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter G. Banzhaf.
Music for the ceremony was provided by David Chambers, organist, Kate Banzhaf, flutist, and Kim Banzhaf, bassoonist.
Escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a formal gown of matte satin. Embroidered flowers centered with clusters of pearls trellised around the strapless bodice, which closed with covered buttons down the back. A wide border of matching embroidered flowers encircled the hemline, which swept into a chapel-length train.
For her headpiece, the bride wore a jeweled tiara with tiers of illusion edged in satin cording. She carried a bouquet of ivory bridal roses with a lace-covered Bible carried by her mother on her wedding day. The Bible was a gift from the bride's great-aunt, Christine Cady Lee.
Maid of honor was Christy Evans of Douglas, Ga., cousin of the bride. Bridesmaids were Kate Banzhaf and Kim Banzhaf, sisters of the bridegroom.
Best man was Emil Banzhaf, brother of the bridegroom. Groomsmen were Peter Banzhaf and Floyd Davis Wade III.
Mrs. Floyd Davis Wade III attended the bridal registry table.
Following the ceremony, a wedding day brunch was hosted by the bride's parents in the Magnolia Room at Ole Waverly Plantation, in West Point.
On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom's parents hosted a dinner at Harvey's for the wedding party and out-of-town guests.
The couple reside in Starkville.