Margaret Katherine Crocker and Dalton Jacob Hanley were united in marriage on Saturday, August 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Fondren Church in Jackson.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Lewis Crocker of Madison and Amy Holiman of Brandon. She is the granddaughter of Nancy Smith Crocker and the late James Howard Crocker, Mr. and Mrs. Terrell Wayne Temple, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl O’Neal Jenkins.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hobson Hanley III. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hobson Hanley Jr., Mr. and Mrs. George Madison Harrigill and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Leo Youngblood.
The Reverend Joshua Allen Kinsley officiated the ceremony. Nuptial music was provided by instrumentalists Eva Hart and Noelani Perry and vocalists Amanda Harrigill Kimbrell.
Given in marriage by her family and escorted by her father, the bride walked down the aisle wearing an ivory crepe, fit and flare designer gown. With a V neck bodice and a deep V back, fabric-covered buttons cascaded to the end of her chapel-length train. Her cathedral-length veil featured floral lace appliqués that began at her fingertips and continued around the entire edge, complementing the overall ensemble.
The bridal bouquet included white hydrangeas as well as white spray roses and Tibet Roses. Stems of white orchid and variegated pittosporum were included in the cascading bouquet which was wrapped with a silk scarf from her late grandmother.
The ceremony was held in the sanctuary of Fondren Church where the altar was decorated with large urns cascading with vines and greenery showcasing the floral theme of layered white flowers including dendro and phael orchids and white delphinium. The theme was carried throughout the church on the aisles, the foyer and the front door swags.
The groomsmen wore traditional black tuxes while the bridesmaids wore whisper silver off-the-shoulder chiffon dresses and carried bouquets that resembled the bride’s.
Maids of honor were the bride’s sisters, Molly Hayden Crocker and Temple Madeline Crocker. Bridesmaids were Maegan Fennell Cook, Margo Christine Copeland, Anna Fry Dobb, Abby Trussell Douglas, Sarah Kate Dye, Emma Margaret Foster, Breckyn Nicole Hanley, Sydney Christine Shell and Allie Kaitlyn Smith.
The flower girl was Mary Case Edgar and the ring bearer was John Lawrence Cheatham IV.
Program attendants were Lauren Gail Kimbrell, Ava Grace Temple, Ella McCall Temple and Sophia Terrell Temple. The bride’s proxy was Robin Renee Russell.
The bridegroom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen included Walker Douglas Clark, Austin Cole Crawford, Wilson Smith Crocker, Trevor Michael Hanley, Mason Christopher Mann and Eric Medlin Prather.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at Old Capitol Inn in Jackson. The five-tiered bride’s cakes featured as many different flavors. Fresh hydrangeas wrapped each layer. The cake knife was a family heirloom used by the bride’s paternal grandparents on their wedding day. For the bridegroom, a caramel two-tiered cake with a Mississippi State University logo was served with caramel covered strawberries. Guests danced to the music of Mike Rob and The 601 band.
On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents hosted a seated dinner at Table 100 in Flowood. After a wedding trip to Cancun, the couple will reside in Madison.