Casey Raley and Aaron Ratliff, both of Vidalia, were married Saturday, May 5, 2012, at 6 p.m., at Brandon Hall Plantation in Natchez with the Rev. Doug Wright officiating.
Parents of the couple are Ronnie and Debbie Raley of Vidalia and Mike and Vicky Ratliff of Natchez.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a champagne trumpet-style gown with empire waist and cap sleeves. The gown was constructed with an ivory beaded full lace overlay with a chapel-length train. To complement the gown, the bride wore an ivory fingertip veil adorned with a pearl embellished Alencon lace edge and pearl and diamond jewelry borrowed from her sister, the maton of honor.
Brandy Kifer of Vidalia, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Joanna Whittington of Ridgeland served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Rivers Hosea and Tara Brown, both of Natchez. They wore knee-length malibu blue satin dresses in a style of their choice.
G.A. Mayers of Natchez served as best man. Groomsmen were Crawford Kifer, brother-in-law of the bride, of Vidalia, Chris Gann and Matt Smith, both of Natchez.
Allie Mayers and Lauren Ratliff served as program attendants. Morgan, Claire and Sophie Simmons served as “bubble girls.”
A reception hosted by the parents of the bride was held immediately following the ceremony in the ball room at Brandon Hall Plantation. Music was provided by Sylvia Johns Ritchie and Accompaniments.
Guests dined on a menu of Southern cuisine prepared and served by Sisters Strong Catering. The groom’s cake was served by Jennifer Ratliff and the bride’s cake was served by Jessica Ratliff, sisters of the groom.
Flowers were provided by Moes and Sharon Hoover.
Bridesmaid bouquets, floral decorations for the ceremony and reception were designed and provided by Brandy Kifer, sister of the bride.
After a honeymoon trip to Forest Hills Resort in Dahlonega, Ga., the couple will live in Vidalia.