Cole and Howard repeat vows March 10


Emily Anne Cole and Eddie Lane Howard II were united in marriage in a candlelight ceremony of worship at 6 p.m., March 10, at Woodland Hills Baptist Church. The wedding was officiated by The Rev. Robert Michael Green.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hughes Cole Jr. of Flowood. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hughes Cole Sr. and Mrs. Donald Truett and the late Louis Earl Rushton.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Lane Howard. He is the grandson of Mrs. James English Jordan and the late James Theodore Whitehead and Mrs. Edward Dean Howard and the late Mr. Howard.

Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a designer gown of ivory lace, light gold organza and satin. The strapless bodice featured a sweetheart neckline and ruched waistband accented with a beaded crystal applique over the skirt and chapel train. She wore a circle cut cathedral length illusion veil.

The bride carried a white and pale pink hand-tied bouquet of roses, hydrangeas, and peonies. Attached to her bridal bouquet was an antique pin belonging to her late grandmother. On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom presented the bride with a blue topaz bracelet that she wore as her “something blue”. She wore her mother’s garter and a six pence was placed in her shoe for good luck.

Matron of honor was the bride’s sister, Elizabeth Cole Ring. Bridesmaids were Brittanie Howard Brown and Baylee Hope Howard, sisters of the bridegroom; Caroline Elizabeth Campbell; Molly Lewis Jerome; and Kristen Michelle Vance. They wore designer chiffon petal pink gowns.

Flower girls were Alexis Isabella Howard and Zoe Kate Usry. They wore identical dresses and halos of baby’s breath and white spray roses with long satin ribbons.


The bridegroom’s father was best man. Groomsmen were Jonathan Eric Brown and Zachary Aaron Ring brothers–in-law of the bridegroom; Ryan Michael Davidovich; Perry Kendall Murphy; and Achint D. Patel. Paxton Aaron Ring, nephew of the bride, was the ring bearer.

The couple departed the church in a shower of white rose petals thrown by family and friends.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at the River Hills Club. After dining, wedding guests danced to the music of High Frequency.

The couple exited the reception under a bridge of sparklers held by friends and family. They departed River Hills with their dog Elsa in a 1968 Camaro convertible.

On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at River Hills Club. The day before the wedding, a bridesmaids’ luncheon was held in the home of Dr. and Mrs. Walter Shelton.

After a wedding trip to the Dominican Republic, the couple is at home in Brandon where the bride works for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi and the bridegroom is an attorney with the State of Mississippi Auditors Office.