Emily Jean Rose and Mac Alan Blaine were united in marriage in an afternoon ceremony on the twenty seventh of February at Luckett Lodge Chapel in Brandon, Mississippi.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Rose of Starkville. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Irene Ray and the late Mr. Elbert Ray, Sr. of Sturgis and the late Peary and Alma Rose of Starkville. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mac Blaine of McCool. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. James K. Godfrey of McAdams and the late Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Blaine of McCool.
Rev. Tim Buchanan officiated the double-ring ceremony with nuptial music provide by The Magnolia String Quartet Mississippi. A special feature of the wedding was the vocal presentation of the “The Lord’s Prayer” by Mr. Danny Ray, uncle of the bride. Mrs. Aleah Arney, friend of the bride, sang “How Beautiful” and “The Parent’s Prayer”.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown designed by Mori Lee. The modern traditional gown features a V notched strapless neckline with asymmetrical draping creating a beautiful A Line shape. Beaded appliqués are scattered to accent the draping and wrap onto the corset back with a chapel length train. Her veil was trimmed in Swarovski crystals and fell from a headpiece of pearls and Swarovski crystals.
She carried a hand-tied bouquet of white hydrangeas, roses, and calla lilies tied in ivory satin ribbon. Woven in the bride’s bouquet was her grandfather’s hankie, personalized with her initials and presented to the bride by her parents.
Mrs. Holly McKinney, served as matron of honor, Mrs. Kelly Kolb, served as bridesmaid. Attendants wore a chocolate brown two piece separate tea length gown by Jordan Fashions. Each carried hand-tied bouquets of hydrangeas. Attending as honorary bridesmaids was Mrs. Christy Adams, Mrs. Aleah Arney, and Mrs. Jennifer Garner. Each carried a single white rose.
Mr. Mac Blaine, father of the groom, severed as his son’s best man. Groomsman was Mr. Glen Blaine, brother of the groom.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at Luckett Lodge. Guests were entertained by The Magnolia String Quartet Mississippi. The bride’s cake was topped with hydrangeas and family heirloom of a bride and groom, a forty-eight year family tradition started by the bride’s great uncle and aunt; Lavern and Sally Oglesby. This topper was also used by the bride’s parents on their wedding cake.
On the eve of the wedding, the couple was honored with a rehearsal dinner at Reservoir Pointe in Ridgeland. Prior to the wedding festivities a bridesmaid’s luncheon was held at the Front Door in Columbus.
The afternoon culminated with a cascade of rose petals and send off in a limousine. Following their honeymoon to Negril, Jamaica, the couple resides in Starkville.