Kendall Marie Garraway and John Thompson Cossar Moore were united in marriage on Saturday, February 13 at 2 p.m. at The Cathedral of St. Peter in Jackson.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Greaves Garraway of Jackson. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick West Garraway of Jackson and the late Dr. Dominick Manuel Lago and Madeline Marie Lago, both of New Orleans.
The bridegroom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. James Love Moore Jr. of Jackson,. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. James Love Moore of Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson Cossar of Madison.
Father Aaron Williams officiated the ceremony. Nuptial music was presented by Frances Nelson, organist and Sonya Loper, soloist.
Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a custom designer white strapless gown with a low back silk Mikado bodice and an A-line skirt made of silk organza with a chapel train. She finished her ensemble with a royal cathedral veil made of silk tulle. Her bouquet was filled with Queen Anne’s lace, ranunculus, astilbe, stock and lily of the valley. The bouquet was complete with a family rosary, diamond and gold rings, blush pink silk ribbon and monogrammed double-faced satin ribbon.
Maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Caroline Garraway and matron of honor was Margaret Morgan McKemey. Bridesmaids were Frances Chase, Ali Corbin, Emily Dance, Marguerite Johnson, Sally Farrington Thompson, Katie Love Garraway Owen, Sara Anderson Tynes, Murray Miller, and Luci Moore. Honorary bridesmaids were Chesley Wilson Crider, Emily Haberstroh, Margaret Harkness Morgan, Kendal Herring Peterman, Ginny Luckie Farmer, Mary Ellen Lewis, Alex Cockayne, Chandler Clarkson, Ann Marie Lyons and Hannah Farris Moore. They wore different gowns in shades of white, cream, and ivory.
Hastings Owen, cousin of the bride, was the flower girl.
The bridegroom’s father was best man. Groomsmen were Sanford Moore, Harrison Moore, Douglas Haick, Wayland Swann, Costa Kell, Matthew Gude, Tripp McKemey, Whit Kendall, Christopher Schell and John Garraway. Ushers were Cossar Morgan and Daniel Haas.
On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner fish fry for the wedding party and family at The Cedars in Jackson. Travelin’ Jane provided the entertainment. The bridal brunch on the day of the wedding was cherry blossom themed, paying homage to the newlyweds’ home, Washington, D.C.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at The Raymond on the square in Raymond. After the couple’s first dance to “You Make Loving Fun” by Fleetwood Mac, sung by Kate Teague, guests were entertained by the Patrick Harkins band. The three-tiered traditional bride’s cake featured a smooth cream cheese frosting. It was displayed on a large silver pedestal adorned with white roses and displayed under a floral wrapped industrial chandelier. The bridegroom’s cake was a five-tiered display of a king cake from New Orleans.
The couple traveled to Antiqua for their wedding trip. They are at home in Washington, D.C. Both were graduated from Jackson Preparatory and the University of Mississippi. Currently, the bride is a legislative assistant for Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and the bridegroom is a professional staff member on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, Homeland Security Subcommittee.