Bonney Elizabeth Spaulding and Benjamin Feigler Holmes were united in marriage February 8 at First Ridgeland Baptist Church.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Halden Spaulding. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Abram Glenn Hassler and the late Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Bugh Spaulding, all of Jackson.
The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Danny Glenn Holmes and the late Mr. Holmes of Madison. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. James Earl Holmes of Canton and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Carr Feigler of Gulfport.
Dr. Mark Byrd officiated the double-ring ceremony. Nuptial music was presented by Eva Hart, Jackson String Quartet and Mary Margaret May Culpepper.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father. She wore a diamond white Mikado designer gown. The bodice, with a sweetheart neckline, featured draped, off-the-shoulder straps. A low back, with satin-covered buttons cascaded down the length of this chapel-length fit and flair gown. Her veil design was trimmed with satin, blanc ribbon. The hairpiece was a design of pearls and crystals.
She carried a bouquet of white hydrangeas, succulents, white lizzy and anemones, with silver brunia. Her bouquet was wrapped with a hand embroidered linen handkerchief, a gift from the bridegroom’s great aunt. Worked into the flowers was the hairpiece the bride’s sister wore at her wedding.
Matron of honor was the bride’s sister, Sarah Spaulding Abbott of New Orleans. Maid of honor was the bride’s niece, Katie Rose Abbott of New Orleans. Bridesmaids were Madeline May Brewer and Lauren Horn Hunt, both from Madison, Holly Michelle Buckels of Ridgeland and Lauren Polston Rosenberg of Nashville. They wore slate blue soft chiffon gowns, and carried smaller versions of the bride’s bouquet.
The bridegroom’s brother, Daniel McKay Holmes of Madison, was best man. Groomsmen were Jared Christopher Dean, Matthew Lewis Hunt and Michael Hunt, all of Madison; Tyler Burns Turner of Canton; and Tanner Carl Wakefield of Covington, Tenn.
Matthew Spaulding Abbott of New Orleans, nephew of the bride, was the ring bearer. Flower girl was Ann Arrington Long of Jackson. The bride and bridegroom’s sister-in-law, Cambria Carney Holmes, was the rehearsal’s proxy bride. Program attendants were Anna Sloan Feigler and Kennedy McDade Feigler, cousins of the bridegroom.
A garland of eucalyptus with floating candles on the steps greeted guests as they entered the church. The sanctuary altar had a hedge of white and gray flowers with trailing greenery and white candles. Flowers mimicking the altar hedge adorned the end of each pew.
Following the ceremony the bride’s parents honored guests with a reception at River Hills Club. As guests entered the reception the bride and bridegroom’s cakes were displayed in the foyer in front of the mantle draped with white and blush flowers and greenery. The bride’s cake had flowers similar to her bouquet cascading the different tiers. The bridegroom’s cake, surrounded by magnolia leaves, was a strawberry cake with a chocolate ganache and chocolate covered strawberries.
Guests enjoyed dancing to the music of The Blue Silk Band from Memphis. Guests lined the sidewalk with sparklers as the couple departed in an antique 1938 Packard V-12.
On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s mother hosted the wedding party, family and friends with a rehearsal gathering at Char Restaurant. The day before the wedding, a bridesmaids’ luncheon was held at Anjou Restaurant in Ridgeland. After a wedding trip to Key West, the couple is at home in Madison.