Clark and Manning are married Sept. 29 in Birmingham service

Katherine Cecile Clark and Matthew Crisler Manning were married September 29 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Birmingham. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. John Bohn with the Rev. Albeenreddy Vatti serving as concelebrant. Following the wedding ceremony a reception was held at Vestavia Country Club.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Michael Clark of Mountain Brook, Ala. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Watt of Montgomery, Ala. and the late Dr. and Mrs. George Elwood Clark of Homewood, Ala.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Manning of Canton. He is the grandson of Mrs. Herman Weiss Mosby and the late Mr. Mosby and Mrs. Robert Kirk Manning and the late Mr. Manning, all of Canton.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory silk designer organza trumpet gown with an alencon lace bodice and sweetheart neckline with illusion. Her ivory, cathedral-length heirloom veil with alencon lace was worn by the bride’s mother as well as her maternal aunt.

Maid of honor was Ashley DuBose Clark, sister of the bride, of Aspen, Colo. Bridesmaids were Mignon Arrington Lunsford, cousin of the bride, of Carrboro, N.C.; Stevie Marie Cantrell, Lindsey Marie Ferguson, Katherine McGinley Guess and Sara McGinley Withrow, all of Jackson.


The bridegroom’s father was best man. Groomsmen were Mark Mosby Manning of Lafayette, La., brother of the bridegroom; William Brett Blanton, of Kansas City, Mo.; George Rimmer Covington Jr. of Pass Christian, cousin of the bridegroom; Addison Ives Smith Jr. of Columbus, Ohio; and Lee Herren Walker of Tupelo.

Readers were Lewis Anderson Watt Jr. of Ridgeland, cousin of the bride; Hailey Angelle Manning of Lafayette, sister in law of the bridegroom; and Daly Latham Pollman of Mobile. Gift bearers were Sean Paul Allen of South Bend, Ind. and Michael Andrew Uebbing of Denver. Brittany McKinley Brown of Madison and Anna Katherine Stuart of Jackson greeted wedding guests.

The couple left the reception under a shower of tossed rose petals. The bridegroom’s family 1936 Chevrolet Deluxe served as their get away car driven by John Thomas Watt of Ridgeland, cousin of the bride,

On the eve of the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was hosted by the bridegroom’s parents at the Birmingham Southside Restaurant, Galley and Garden.

After a wedding trip to Hawaii, the couple lives in Jackson.


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