Emma Warren, Mark Waters exchange wedding vows in the Chapel at Livingston

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Ray Warren of Madison announce the marriage of their daughter, Emma Kathryn Warren, to Mark Ryan Waters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Jeffrey Waters of Shreveport. The wedding was held November 11 at the Chapel at Livingston in Madison. The Rev. Doug Pierce officiated the double ring ceremony.

The bride is the granddaughter of William Theodore Clark and the late Ann Beard Clark of Madison and Edward Allen Warren of Brandon and Blenda Lister Banks of Vaiden.

The bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Weldon McClung and Jane Waters all of Natchitoches and the late Clyde Waters.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a designer gown of ivory satin featuring silver crystal beaded embroidery along a sweetheart neckline, sheer illusion cap sleeves and empire waist. The back was accented crystal beaded embroidery over sheer illusion, and finished with satin buttons cascading into the chapel length train. The look was accented with a princess waist length veil and blusher. The bride wore pearl and diamond earrings that belonged to her mother. She carried a hand tied lovestone bouquet of shades of pink garden roses, astilbe, protea, eucalyptus and erngyium.

Maid of honor was her sister Mary Clark Warren. Bridesmaids were Emily Chastain, Elizabeth Daniels, Courtney East, Leyna Ford, Haley Magee, Makenna Morris, Darbi Grace Smith, Mary Elizabeth Waters, and Jocelyn Zhu. They wore dusty blue chiffon gowns in A-line cut with halter neckline and key hole back. They carried bouquets of shades of pink livia, carousel and vendela roses and silver dollar eucalyptus tied with champagne satin ribbon.

The bridegroom’s brother Rueben Waters was best man. Groomsmen were brother of the bride Hutch Warren, Austin Cain, Matthew Marfice, Jimmy McClung, John David McClung, Peyton Pinson, Tyler Smith, Craig Standord, Blake Weir.

Flower girl was Ann Scott Berry, and ring bearers were Paxton Clark Berry and Roan McClung, all cousins of the couple. Proxy bride was Anna Wallace Clark and greeter was Gabby Grace Caraway, both cousins of the bride.

The strings duo under the direction of Kate Morgan of String Music of Mississippi presented music in the acoustical chapel with Madison Watson, vocalist.


A reception was hosted by the bride’s parents in the Chapel at Livingston courtyard, while violins and cellos played.

The day before the wedding a bridesmaid luncheon was hosted by friends and family at the Strawberry Café in Madison. The eve of the wedding a rehearsal dinner was hosted by the bridegroom’s parents at the Capital Club.

After a wedding trip to Breckenridge, the couple is at home in Madison.


Robert H. Watson will receive Mississippi College’s Award of Excellence at the university’s 2018 homecoming.

Activities include an October 26 awards banquet at Anderson Hall.