A worship service celebrating the covenant marriage of Sydney Hamilton Watson and Daniel Davis Kennedy was held at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, June 6 at 6:30 in the evening.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. James Edward Watson. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Epps Watson and Mr. and Mrs. James Manley Washington, all of Yazoo City.
The bridegroom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. John L. Kennedy Jr. of Ridgeland. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Johnson of Jackson, Vera Haden Kennedy of Clinton and John Larry Kennedy of Mendenhall.
The ceremony was officiated by the Reverend Doctor Jennings Ligon Duncan III and the Reverend David Lanier Felker. Music was presented by Bill Wymond, organist and Shellie Kemp, violinist.
The bride, escorted by her father, wore a strapless ﬁtted designer gown of ivory lace. The bodice featured a narrow plunge detailed with ﬂoral design. The illusion back was adorned with hand-placed lace over tulle topped with fabric covered buttons. The dress was finished with an elaborate train.
She carried a bouquet of white orchids and calla lilies. A gold rose brooch belonging to her grandmother was pinned to her bouquet.
Maids of honor were her sisters Haleigh Catherine Watson, Anne Regan Watson, and Lilla Clark Watson. Bridesmaids were Annie Kinkead Dent, Maria Christine Gorla, Caroline Wise Hannon, Elaine Marie Howington, Catherine Abernathy Long, Georgia Caroline May, Margaret Moore Milner, Elizabeth Sutherland Phelan, Morgan Taylor Reeves and Claire Elizabeth Robinson.
May Elizabeth Meadows, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Read Meadows, served as ﬂower girl. Nicole Anne Sheﬄer was the bride’s proxy.
The bridegroom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen included William Dyar Crasto, David Roland Ford Jr., William Chandler Ford, Carter Douglas Holmes, Thomas Lee Joyner IV, Andrew Stewart Kennedy, Matthew Johnson Kennedy, Andrew Duncan Maxwell, Logan Johnson Mayo, John Pelham North IV, David Hoppe Selberg, and Hayes Mills Walker.
Following the ceremony, a reception was hosted by the bride’s parents at the Railroad District in downtown Jackson. The Groove Factor Band provided the evening’s entertainment. On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Old Capitol Inn.
A wedding trip to Aspen is planned for early December. The couple is at home in Jackson where the bride is completing a doctorate of pharmacy and the bridegroom is a third year medical student at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.