Marlee Kate Serafin and Garrett Wayne Jones of Natchez were married at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Brandon Hall Plantation in Natchez with the Rev. Bill Hurt officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Serafin III of Natchez. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Helen Hedglin and the late Mr. Marlin M. Hedglin of Natchez, Mrs. Myrtis Serafin and the late Mr. John Serafin Jr. of Gulfport.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mr. Rossi Copeland and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Jones of Ferriday. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Bryant of Natchez and Mrs. Sadie Jones and the late Mr. Elwood Jones of Clayton.
Music for the ceremony was provided by violinist, Mr. David Troutman, and Doug Yates was the soloist. The bride’s entrance was the traditional “Wedding March” played on an antique Regina music box that was also used at her parents wedding.
The bride was given in marriage by her father John Serafin III. She wore a gown designed by Justin Alexander, with ivory lace over light gold underlay, in the flattering mermaid style, featuring Queen Anne Venice lace. It featured a fitted waist and high illusion back with fabric-covered buttons as the closure for the illusion back as well as covering the zipper, flowing into a chapel-length train. She wore a fingertip veil that was designed by Malis Ellen Henderson of Canada, with ivory tulle edged in tiny pearls, interspaced with clusters of pearls and clear sequins outlined in mystique thread.
Kari Guido was maid of honor and Lauren Middleton was matron of honor both of Natchez. Bridesmaids were Adrian Ellsworth, of Meadville, Suzannah Ketchings, of Vidalia, Beth Lambert and Brittany Torrence of Natchez. They wore gray floor-length one shoulder chiffon gowns.
Anna Grace Generes, Olivia Generes and Adele Middleton, nieces of the groom, were flower girls.
Mr. Gary Jones, father of the groom was best man. Groomsmen were Michael Blain of Olive Branch, Joel Hurt of Wesson, John Wesley Middleton III, Thomas Riley of Natchez and Turner Smith of Jackson.
Jake Middleton, nephew of the groom, was ring bearer.
Ushers were Eric Byrne and Charles Mascagni of Baton Rouge and Colby Verucchi of Flowood.
The reception was also held at Brandon Hall following the ceremony.
After a wedding trip to Antigua in the Caribbean the couple will live in Natchez.