Mr. Smith, Miss Dykes recite vows on June 6

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 19, 2009

Heidle Carter Smith and Ann Marie Dykes were married at 5 p.m. June 6, 2009, at Crawford Street United Methodist Church. The Rev. William Geoffrey Joyner officiated at the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Rose Marie Josie Dykes and Thomas Eugene Dykes Sr., both of Vicksburg. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Josey, formerly of Natchez, and Mrs. Willis Eugene Dykes and the late Mr. Dykes of Vicksburg.

The groom is the son of Mille Provenza Smith of Cordova, Tenn., and Mr. and Mrs. Heidle Joe Smith of Tyler, Texas, and Saudi Arabia. He is the grandson of Sam Provenza and the late Mrs. Sam Provenza of Greenville, the Rev. and Mrs. Homer Clyde Peden of Hattiesburg and the late Orville Smith of Leakesville.

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Given in marriage by her father, the bride’s chosen color was persimmon. Flowers were placed in honor of the couple’s grandparents and in memory of deceased grandparents. A memory candle, illuminated by the bride’s nephews, was placed in memory of the bride’s brother, Thomas Eugene “Tom” Dykes Jr.

Music for the ceremony was presented by Riley Harper, soloist; Jane Joseph, pianist and organist; and Elias Arredondo, trumpeter.

Matron of honor was Amy Dykes McMahon, sister of the bride, of New Orleans. Bridesmaids were Dinah Turner Bufkin and Taylor Leigh Coleman, both of Jackson; Kylie Burr Morrison of Brandon; Jill Waring Upchurch of Vicksburg; Caroline Monsour Stuckey of Atlanta; Melanie Campbell Engle of Alexandria, Va.; Lauren Tate Gall of Miramar Beach, Fla.; Jane Booth Morris of Lewis Center, Ohio; and Jennifer Whitney Neinaber of San Jose, Calif.

Junior bridesmaid was Cloie Ashton Whitney, cousin of the bride, of Baton Rouge.

The groom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen were Samuel Orville Smith and Joseph Collins Smith, brothers of the groom, and Stephen Lee Moore, all of Oxford; Joseph Redding Earp of Jackson; Michael William McMahon Sr., brother-in-law of the bride, of New Orleans; Lewis Conrad Anderson IV of Birmingham, Ala.; Christopher Ronald Savoie of Edmond, Okla.; and Robbie Frank Ketch and Christopher Frank Seely, both of Dallas.

Junior groomsmen were Christopher Dykes McMahon, Matthew Thomas McMahon and Michael William McMahon Jr., nephews of the bride, of New Orleans.

Special wedding assistants were Marlene McLaurin, Lee Waring and Jane Giffin.

A reception hosted by the bride’s parents followed at Magnolia Bluff. Guests were entertained with music by The Rainmakers.

For a wedding trip, the couple traveled to Jamaica. They will make their home in Ridgeland.

The bride is an eighth-grade English teacher at Northwest Rankin Middle School in Brandon, and the groom is an attorney at McRaney & McRaney Law Firm and a solo practitioner in Flowood.


A luncheon on the day of the wedding was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Grau for members of the wedding party and families. Co-hosts were Mr. and Mrs. Richard Whitney, Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Hawkins, Mr. and Mrs. Mike McMahon and Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Thames.

Rehearsal dinner

On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s mother entertained the wedding party and family members with a rehearsal dinner at Jacques’ Cafe.

Announcement party

The couple was honored with an engagement announcement party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D.P. Waring Jr. Co-hosts were Mr. and Mrs. Mike Chaney, Mr. and Mrs. Eustace Conway, Mr. and Mrs. John Frazier, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hall, Mr. and Mrs. George Hammitt, Mr. and Mrs. Ray McLaurin, Joy Mihalyka, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Norman, Dr. and Mrs. Bill Pierce, Mrs. Jack Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Mack Varner, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Waring and Mr. and Mrs. Herb Wilkinson.


The bride and groom were honored with an around-the-house couples’ shower at Old Venice in Jackson. Hosts were Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Brien, Dr. and Mrs. Patrick Bufkin, Taylor Coleman, Redding Earp, Mr. and Mrs. Steven Gall, Tori Heard, Mr. and Mrs. Mike McMahon, Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Morrison, Dr. and Mrs. Ward Stuckey and Mr. and Mrs. Keith Upchurch.