Under the canopy of twin oak trees surrounded by immediate family, Anne Watkins Tyson and Andrew Howell Davidson were united in holy matrimony on Saturday, April 25, at the home of the bridegroom’s family in Brandon. The Reverend Brian Dale Sorgenfrei officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Emmon Tyson Jr., of Columbia, S.C. She is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. James Russell Dumas Jr., of Prentiss, and the late Dr. and Mrs. Robert Emmon Tyson of Holly Springs. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Stacy Davidson of Brandon. He is the grandson of June East Lofton of Madison and the late Charles Edward Lofton of Brookhaven, and Fay Spruill Davidson and the late Dr. Littleton Stacy Davidson Jr. of Oxford.
The bride was graduated from A. C. Flora High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in integrated marketing communications from the University of Mississippi. She is associated with Texans for Governor Greg Abbott in Austin.
Davidson was graduated from Jackson Preparatory School and earned a bachelor’s degree in integrated marketing communications from the University of Mississippi. He is associated with BigCommerce in Austin.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. Violinist Mary Patton Murphy of Jackson, presented the nuptial music.
Virginia Boyd Tyson James of Corinth, sister of the bride, of Corinth, was the matron of honor. Jessica Phillips Tyson of Washington, D.C., and Ruth Emmon Tyson of Columbia, also sisters of the bride, were the maids of honor. Laura Caroline Davidson of Brandon, the bridegroom’s sister, was the bridesmaid.
The bridegroom’s father was best man. John Brantley Davidson of Memphis and Samuel Walker Davidson of Jackson, brothers of the bridegroom, were groomsmen.
Katherine Grace Davidson of Memphis and John Adkins James of Corinth, read Genesis 2:20-25 and 1 John 4:7-12 .
Following the service, the families enjoyed a wedding luncheon on the front porch of the Davidson’s home. The couple enjoyed their first dance as husband and wife to Signed, Sealed, Delivered.
Following the wedding luncheon, family and friends celebrated the couple with a parade, showering the couple with balloons, honking horns, and cheers.
The night before the wedding, the Davidsons hosted a family dinner, also on the front porch. The couple was celebrated through a video and toasts from friends… the original wedding party. The original wedding party included bridesmaids: Elizabeth Byrd Oellerich of Charlotte; Catherine Reid Griffin of Charleston; Ann Wilson Reich Eber of Memphis; Mary Claire Lee Hayes of New York; Lyle Jennings Lawson of Austin; Lauren Kaye Losordo of Tupelo; HartLee Gabbert Grice of Durham; Madeline Rae Wyatt of Jackson; Anne Russell Webb of Auburn; and Martha Elizabeth Rose McIntosh of Divonne les Bains, France.
Original groomsmen were Joseph James Cook of Flowood; Hunter Reed Harrison, Jeffrey William Lancaster, William Schaeffer Pringle and James Burkhalter Mitchum, all of Memphis; Grant Huston Lamb of Dallas; Nathan Troy Joseph Lowery of Austin; Patrick Lee Oellerich of Cleveland, Tenn.; William Grafton Peaster of Washington, D.C.; and Kyle Christopher Thigpen of Nashville.
Prior to COVID-19, the wedding was planned for May 9 at Camp Desoto.
After a wedding trip to the Fairview Inn, the couple is at home in Austin.