Julia Allison Landrum and Ricardo Javier Quesada exchanged vows at La Chapelle Expiatoire in Paris, France, on October 7. The Rev. Michelle Wahila officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Craig Nelson Landrum and Judy Catherine Altman, both of Ridgeland. She is the granddaughter of the late James Altman and Lila Altman of Stone Mountain, Ga. formerly of Jackson, and the late Malcolm Landrum and Jane Skelton Landrum of Eupora. The bridegroom is the son of Lily Valdés Quesada and the late Arturo Quesada. He is the grandson of the late Elpidio and Petra Valdés, and the late Aniceto and Elvira Quesada, all of Los Angeles.
The bride, escorted by her father, entered the chapel to Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” played by a string trio. She wore an ivory crepe dress that featured a hand-sewn Lyon lace bodice and illusion neckline with a low back. She also wore a chapel-length veil edged in lace.
The bridal bouquet and ceremony florals included ivory and blush pink garden roses and peonies, and the bride carried her maternal great-grandmother’s handkerchief with her bouquet down the aisle.
Lola Jones, cousin of the bridegroom, was flower girl, and Zachary Richards, nephew of the bridegroom, served as ring bearer. The reader, Bella Richards, and program attendant, Jackson Richards, are also the niece and nephew of the bridegroom.
Following the ceremony, the couple took photos while the guests were treated to a double-decker bus tour of Paris. Afterward, the bride’s parents hosted a cocktail hour followed by a formal dinner at Maçeo, where the couple had their first dance to Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon.” The bride’s cake was a caramel crunch flavor with buttercream frosting and was embellished with fresh flowers that matched the bouquet and ceremony florals.
On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s mother hosted a dinner for friends and family at Alcazar in St. Germain.
After a wedding trip tp Spain and Portugal, the couple is at home in Gilbert, Ariz.