Mathes, Andrews exchange vows Aug. 28

Published 1:00 am Sunday, October 24, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mathes of Vicksburg announce the marriage of their daughter, Emily Reigne, to Clinton Michael Andrews. Mr. Andrews is the son of Billy Andrews and the late Carol Andrews of Clarksdale. The wedding was held at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 28, 2010, at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. Dean Caldwell, maternal grandfather of the bride, officiated at the wedding, which included a sand ceremony.

The bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Caldwell and Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Mathes Jr., all of Vicksburg. She is the great-granddaughter of the late Vance and Faye Caldwell of Booneville, the late Edgar and Vella Morris of Grenada and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Sibley and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Mathes Sr., all of Vicksburg.

The groom is the grandson of the late Arby and Virginia Murphy and the late Mr. and Mrs. Homer Andrews, all of Clarksdale. Annette Farrish, aunt of the groom, represented her late sister and mother of the groom.

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The bride was given in marriage by her father. Nuptial selections were presented by Michael Bufkin, pianist; Mitch Beauman, performer; and Nathan Jones, accompanist.

Matrons of honor were Amanda Davis of Brandon and Stephanie Buice of Wetumpka, Ala. Bridesmaids were Brittney Parker, cousin of the bride, of Jasper, Ala.; Naomi Meadows, fiancé of the bride’s brother, of Magee; and Ashleigh Andrews, niece of the groom, of Madison.

The groom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen were Lee Andrews, brother of the groom, of Madison; Ed Williams of Brandon; Richard Bradley of Madison, Ala.; and Avery Mathes, brother of the bride, of Vicksburg.

Ushers were Mikie Williams of Brandon and Neil Andrews, nephew of the groom, of Madison.

Emma Davis served as ring carrier, and Madeline Davis served as flower girl.

Special wedding assistant was Molly Robison, aunt of the bride.

A reception followed at the center. Darius Rodgers and Craig Johnson served as doormen.

Attending the registry table were Michelle Caldwell, aunt of the bride, of Spanish Fort, Ala., and Leah Mitchell of Vicksburg.

Guests were entertained with music by DJ Right-away, and Avery Mathes and Naomi Meadows performed.

Reception servers were Christy Parker, aunt of the bride, of Jasper; DeLane Caldwell, cousin of the bride, of Spanish Fort; Debra Wills, aunt of the bride, of Robert, La.; and Joyce Caldwell, great-aunt of the bride, of Boone-ville. Special reception assistants were Mary Wilson, Claritha Jackson and Ann Nunnally.

Following a honeymoon in Panama City, Fla., the couple will make their home in Brandon.

Rehearsal dinner

The groom’s father honored the wedding party with a rehearsal dinner held at Roca’s on the eve of the wedding. The bride and groom chose this time to present gifts to members of the wedding party. Guests were entertained with a slide presentation of childhood pictures of the bride and groom.


Sandra and Lana Morris honored the bride with a wedding shower at their home in Brandon. The bride received handmade items from her great-grandmothers.

Nina McBee and Yvonne Carter hosted a miscellaneous shower at the Bypass Church of Christ in Vicksburg.

A brunch shower with co-workers at Kalalou was hosted by Julie Dickerson and Heather Blackwell in Jackson.