Miss Bondurant, Jackson united in marriage
Pilot Oak Baptist Church in Water Valley, Ky., was the setting for the recent afternoon wedding of Amanda Jo Bondurant of South Fulton and Bret Daniel Jackson of Wingo, Ky.
The bride is the daughter of Dan and Barbara Bondurant of Mayfield, Ky., and James and Jo Edging of Fulton. She is the granddaughter of Betty Bondurant and the late Marshall Bondurant of South Fulton and J.C. and Carolyn Guthrie and the late Bonnie Clapp Guthrie of Water Valley.
The groom is the son of David and Donna Jackson of Cuba, Ky. He is the grandson of the late Ruble Johnson and Nancy Britt of Wingo.
The Rev. Steve Perry, the couple’s pastor, of Fulton officiated the double-ring ceremony.
At the church foyer, the outside doors were adorned with wreaths of red and white roses with silk ribbons. The registry table was attended by Sidney Turner and Emma Vail, both of Mayfield, nieces of the bride. Each guest was asked to sign the photo matt surrounding a photo of the bride and groom.
Pews were alternated with black and white photos of the bride and groom and cone-shaped containers holding red roses and white calla lilies.
The center aisle of the sanctuary was lined with white lighting, red rose buds and white tulle. Four candelabra holding white tapered candles were placed on the stage area, along with red and white tulle draping down three 14-inch posts arranged at the top level of the stage. Placed on the second level of the stage were two eight-inch columns in the center, and connected with a floral arrangement of red roses, white calla lilies, baby’s breath and greenery. On the main level of the stage were two four-inch columns holding massive floral vases of red and white roses, white calla lilies and greenery. Ten large Boston ferns were staggered throughout the area.
The bride’s mother wore a white and red tea-length dress with black crystal matching earrings and necklace. The groom’s mother chose a cranberry floor-length ensemble with matching pearl earrings and necklace. The bride’s step-mother wore a silk multi-print tea-length dress of red, white and gray.
“Lost in This Moment” by Big & Rich was played as the groom and the best man walked onto the stage alone and the grandparents and parents were seated.
Attending the bride were Tessa Vail, sister of the bride, of Mayfield and Lynn Hawks, childhood friend, of Water Valley. Their apple-red sleeveless satin floor-length dresses had light beading around the necklines with V-shape backing, also with beading. Each attendant carried three long-stemmed white calla lilies with white ribbon accented with pearls.
Serving as flower girl was Lyken French of Water Valley. She wore a matching red and white miniature bridal gown with red silk matching shoes. She carried a white satin basket, accented with red roses, which held red and white rose petals.
The groom chose a white tuxedo by Fabian Couture with an apple-red vest and tie and a red rose boutonniere.
Chuck Lawson of Fort Myers, Fla., served as best man. Serving as groomsman was Jermey Williams of Mayfield. They wore traditional black tuxedos with black vests and red ties. Their boutonnieres were of red roses.
Ushers were Justin Norsworthy, friend of the groom, and Tony Edging, brother of the bride, both of Mayfield.
Serving as ring bearer was Christian Edging, nephew of the bride, of Mayfield. He wore a white tuxedo with an apple-red vest and tie to match the groom’s. He also carried a white satin ring pillow.
The bride was given in marriage by her brothers, D.J. Bondurant of Mayfield and Jonathan Bondurant of Fulton. She wore a satin, A-line gown with a scalloped sweetheart neckline and red beaded lace as her “something new” in addition to a bubble-veil trimmed with white pearls and a tiara of crystal and pearl beading and a diamond and pearl necklace and earrings.
She wore her grandmother’s diamond ring as her “something old,” an antique blue pin that belonged to the groom’s grandmother as her “something blue” and a gold pinkie ring that belonged to the aunt of the groom as her “something borrowed.”
She carried a bouquet of red roses and white calla lilies, wrapped in red pearl satin ribbon. In the center of the bouquet was a single rose from her late grandfather Marshall’s rose garden.
Following their pronouncement as man and wife, the couple selected the song “At Last” by Etta James to be played.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church fellowship hall.
As a gift to the bride, Libby Walker and Penny Wheeler, both of Mayfield, decorated and catered the event.
Tables, covered in white tablecloths, were adorned with crystal candle holders on mirrored tiles and scattered red rose petals. White tulle and lighting accented each ceiling beam.
The guests were served assorted fingerfoods, California chicken salad, sausage balls, cheese balls and bacon-wrapped smokies. A chocolate fountain and an ice-sculpture basket, holding an assortment of fresh fruit and a hand-carved watermelon of a bride and groom dancing in the moonlight, was also enjoyed by the guests.
The four-tiered white iced cake with red roses was served for dessert.
Serving at the reception were Amanda Edging of Mayfield, sister-in-law of the bride; Stephanie Ellegood of Clinton, Ky.; and Pam Britton of Pryorsburg, Ky.
After the tossing of the bridal bouquet and wedding garter, the couple departed the reception in a traditional bird seed toss.
After a honeymoon trip to Disney World in Florida, the couple are residing in South Fulton.
On the day before the wedding, the bride and her attendants, her mother and the mother of the groom met at Steel Magnolias Salon for manicures and pedicures.
On the day of the wedding, Carol Dial of the Sand Box Salon came to the church to help the bridal party with their make-up. Ms. Dial of Mayfield provided this service as a gift to the bride.
A household tea was held at Pilot Oak Baptist Church. Hosting the event were the ladies of the church. A table of assorted homemade cakes and punch were served to the bridal couple and guests.
The New Family Worship Center was the setting for an “after the service” fellowship shower. Hosting the event were members of the church. Finger foods and cake was served.
The couple received a deep freeze from all the church members.
A bachelorette party was held in the home of Amanda Edging. Co-hosting the event was Tessa Vail.
Each guest arrived wearing their “P.J.s.” A night of food and games was enjoyed.
Published in The Messenger on 10.10.07