Velazquez, Carleton wed Jan. 5

Published 6:00 am Sunday, March 3, 2019

Miss Rebeca Alejandra Manuela Velázquez of Vicksburg and Mathew Phillip Carleton of Midland, Michigan were married at 6 p.m. Jan. 5, 2019, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Vicksburg.

The bride is the daughter of Vivian and Gerardo I. Velazquez of Vicksburg.

She is the granddaughter of Eddie Velázquez and the late Manuela Velázquez, Nereida Marrero, and Nestor A. Cardona.

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The groom is the son of Kaye and Phillip Carleton of Spring, Texas.

He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Carleton and Mr. and Mrs. Leland Kindrelow.

The Rev. Mario Solórzano and the Rev. Thomas Lalor officiated the ceremony.

The bride was given in marriage by her father, Gerardo I. Velázquez.

Miss Rachel Darden served as maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Miss Crystal Worley, Miss Sidney Neal, Miss Rachel Lee, Miss Anna Benscoter, Miss Catalina Caldwell and Miss Kristen Kennedy.

Mr. Adam Carleton served as best man.

Groomsmen were Mr. Paul A. Velázquez, Mr. Alexander E. Velázquez, Mr. Austin Richey, Mr. Kevin Ruiz, Mr. Christian Ruiz, Mr. Landon Mabile and Mr. Jonathan Warren.

Ross Dauzat and Sean M. Weaver served as ushers.

Music was presented by organist Karen Harrison and soloists were Marcia Weaver and Michael Becher.

Landon Mabile and Rachel Lee served as readers.

A reception followed at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

For a wedding trip the couple traveled to the Bahamas.

The bride is a 2012 graduate of Vicksburg High School and 2017 graduate of Mississippi State University, where she earned a B.S. in Broadcast Meteorology and a B.A. in Spanish. She is employed as a meteorologist at WJTV-12 in Jackson.

The groom is a 2012 graduate of Bishop T.K. Gorman High School in Tyler, Texas and a 2016 graduate of Mississippi State University where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He is employed as a mechanical engineer with Dow Chemical Company.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at The Anthony.

A bridal shower was held in the Parish Hall at St. Michael Catholic Church and hostesses were Marisol Gonzalez, Jennifer Laster, Dailyn Servela, and Mariely Mejias.

A bridesmaid luncheon was held on the morning of the wedding at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Frank Weaver III with Mrs. Melody Golding assisting.