Sarah Elizabeth Pierce and Brian Charles Snowden, both of Meridian, were married Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, at Highland Baptist Church with the Rev. Matthew Snowden, brother of the bridegroom, officiating.
Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Ed Pierce, and Mr. and Mrs. Tim Snowden of Meridian.
The bride is the granddaughter of Rubye Chambley of Grenada and the late E.L. Chambley, and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Pierce of Artesia.
The bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Snowden, and Jerry Heblon and the late Kenneth Heblon.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Greer Goldman, organist; Tammy Miles, pianist; and Carolyn Davis, vocalist.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a white satin gown featuring a beaded bodice with a full skirt accented in the front by an inverted pleat adorned with sequins and crystals. The skirt swept into a chapel-length train featuring rows of sequins and crystals. Her full length veil, edged with lace and seed pearls, was anchored by a crystal and pearl tiara.
Katie Peterson of Meridian served as maid of honor. Other attendants were Hope Moody and Amy Eairheart, both of Columbus, Bethany Sabatino of Starkville and Tamra Blocker of Meridian. Taylor Eairheart of Columbus served as flower girl.
The father of the bridegroom and the bridegroom's twin brother, Mark Snowden, served as best men. Groomsmen and ushers were Paul Bowles, Keith Farmer and Jeff Church, all from Meridian, and Elliott Laughlin of New Orleans. Dalton Moody of Columbus served as ring bearer.
Program attendants were Haley Leach and Shelby Leach of Topeka, Kan., and Wes Roundsaville of Philadelphia.
A reception was held in the church fellowship hall following the ceremony. Assisting at the reception were Stephanie Phillips, Natalie Snowden, Meredith Snowden, Ashley Webster, Shelby Leach and Haley Leach.
On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner in the Tea Room at Highland Baptist Church.
After a honeymoon in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the couple resides in Demopolis, Ala.