Peeples, McDonald wed at Madison Methodist

Ashley Anne Peeples and Matthew Campbell McDonald were united in marriage in a candlelight service of worship at 6:30 p.m. May 18 at Madison United Methodist Church.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lawrence Peeples Jr. of Madison. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lawrence Peeples of Brookhaven and Dr. Billy Bass Thames and the late Mrs. Thames of Madison.

McDonald is the son of Mrs. Michele Negrotto Hall of Madison and Bryan Campbell McDonald of Ridgeland. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Carl McDonald of Ridgeland and Mrs. Robert James Negrotto and the late Mr. Negrotto of Gulfport.

The ceremony was officiated by the Reverend Barry Lee Male Jr. Nuptial music was presented by James Arrington Goff, Kimberly Byrd Kelly and Marty Reed Parks.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a fit and flare designer gown of ivory embellished lace. The dress featured a v-neck with spaghetti straps and a low back. It was finished with a chapel train and a cathedral length veil of ivory French Alencon lace. She carried an English-styled and hand-tied bouquet of white peonies, white spray roses and variegated pitt.

Maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Caroline Alise Peeples. Bridesmaids were Katherine Rivers Allen, Sydney Brittain Dickson, Shelby Sumner Dye, Pauline Causey Hensley, Madeline Byrd Holiman, Keely Grace Kennedy, Madeleine Elizabeth Lawo, Julia Saunders Markow, Laura Elizabeth Moorefield, Mary Landrum Pyron and Clara Elizabeth Tucker.

They wore a variety of blush chiffon designer gowns. Their bouquets, featuring white hydrangea, freesia, white ranunculus, and white spray roses, complimented the bride’s.

Flower girls were Ellyn Claire Andrews, Peyton Brooke Andrews, and Ruby Rivers Busick.

Honorary bridemaids were Sayley Ann Crawford, Emma Katherine Wilson, and Mary Thames Wilson. The bride’s proxy was Sarah Michele Klutts.

The bridegroom’s father was best man. Groomsmen were William Harrison Bryant, James Barry Burt, James Matthew Jarvis, Charles Brayden Jones, Regan Windham Nosser, Jay Michael Patterson, Javan Thomas McBride Porter, Robert Craig Pyron Jr., Ellis Michael Rustom, Brandon Taylor Smith and Defoe Regan West. 

At the church, the guests were greeted with floral wreaths of white hydrangea, spray roses, and roses. Adorning the pews were cascading florals in all white to mirror the bridesmaids bouquets. The altar décor featured four large florals, all in white with hydrangea, ranunculus, roses, spray roses, and freesia.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents honored guests with a reception at the Country Club of Jackson. Outside the entrance were two collections of greenery garlands. In the center of the ceiling, large square wooden boxes with cascading greenery were suspended with modern white chandeliers. In the ballroom, two large cherry blossom trees with hanging candles adorned the main buffet stations. In the center of the room, a large, white wooden oval bar was embellished with gold shelves filled with candles.

White leather settees, serving as banquette seating for guests, featured large, oversized floral mounds with hanging orchid leis. Complimenting the banquettes, three orchid drum shades hung over the dance floor.

Guests danced to the sounds of Big Night Dynamite. At the end of the evening, the couple left under a shower of white rose petals and departed in a vintage silver Rolls Royce.

On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents hosted the wedding party, family, and friends with a rehearsal dinner at Annandale Golf Club. The day before the wedding, a bridesmaids luncheon was held in the home of Dr. and Mrs. Marty Tucker. On the day of the wedding, the bridesmaids enjoyed a Makeup and Mimosa party at the home of the bride, while the groomsmen played golf at Annandale.

Following a wedding trip to Cabo, the couple is at home in Jackson.

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Campbell McDonald

May 18, 2019

Madison United Methodist Church

Madison, Mississippi

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