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Mr. and Mrs. Cole Bradford  (Whitney Ballard)
Mr. and Mrs. Cole Bradford
(Whitney Ballard)

Whitney Ballard and Cole Bradford of Natchez were married May 18, 2013, at The Briars in Natchez with Keri Sue McCaleb officiating.

Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ballard of Natchez and Mr. and Mrs. Craig Bradford of Natchez.

Music for the ceremony was provided by Darlene Gilbert.

The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a gown by LaSposa of re-embroidered Alencon lace over soft satin fashioned with a sweetheart neckline and contoured lace straps edging the shoulders. A crushed cummerbund centered with gemstones encircled the empire waistline form which fell the fitted gown ending in a deep border of lace encircling the hemline and chapel train.

Madison Johnson Stampley of Natchez was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Crystal Ann Young of Hattiesburg, Alexa Lazarus and Madison Delaney of Natchez. They wore coral floor-length chiffon gowns with a strapless ruched bodice and empire waist.

Graceyn Strickland and Graci Gamberi of Natchez were flower girls.

Dr. Craig Bradford of Natchez was best man. Groomsmen were Chase Bradford of Washington, D.C., Corey Walker of Natchez and Casey Guido of Hattiesburg.

A reception was at BriarVue.

After a wedding trip to Orlando, the couple is living in Jackson.