Mr. Mays, Miss Ivy wed at Cedar Grove

Published 12:01 am Sunday, July 31, 2011

Carey Mays of Jackson and Shenika Ivy of Vicksburg were married at 6 p.m. June 25, 2011, at Cedar Grove Mansion. Pastor Mike Fields officiated at the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of George Jr. and Albertha Ivy of Vicksburg. She is the granddaughter of George and Margaret Ivy, Albert Brown and Blanche Clark, all of Vicksburg.

The groom is the son of Arthur and Shirley Mays of Jackson. He is the grandson of Alonzo Mays and Cleo Webster, Carey Green and Genevieve Thomas, all of Monticello.

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Given in marriage by her father, the bride’s chosen colors were hot pink and burnt orange. Music was presented by the bride’s father, who performed a solo.

Maids of honor were Adrienne Anthony and Porshia Ferguson, both of Vicksburg. Bridesmaids were Krystal Young Benjamin and Bridget Ragan, both of Vicksburg; Symanthia Jones of Canton; Karen Mays of Jackson; and Adriane Battle of Sacramento, Calif.

DeAnte’ Smith and Arthur Mays II, both of Jackson, served as best men. Groomsmen were George Ivy III and Treymane White, both of Vicksburg; Jerome Beamon and Rudy Bracey, both of Jackson; and Johnny Johnson of Raymond.

Ushers were Rashon Clark of Vicksburg, Marcus Hearn of Greenwood and James Williams of Greenville.

Flower girls were Amber Nichols of Jackson and Gabrielle Marshall of Tuskegee, Ala. Ring bearers was Jordan White of Vicksburg.

Broom carrier was Ayden Ivy of Vicksburg.

A reception followed at the Vicksburg Convention Center. Hostesses were Cheree’ Albritton of New Albany and Kimberly Payne of Vicksburg.

For a wedding trip, the couple traveled to St. Lucia.

They will make their home in Gainesville, Fla., where both are employed at the University of Florida.