Natalie Ethridge, Benjamin Rudsenske marry April 14

Natalie Grace Ethridge and Benjamin Reese Rudsenske were wed April 14 in the chapel of First Baptist Church of Jackson. The brother of the bridegroom, Pastor Eric Michael Rudsenske, officiated the ceremony.

Soloist Catherine Sledge presented music, accompanied by Eva Hart and Sister Sara Fields.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Jesse C. Ethridge. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry L. Taylor of Jackson, Miriam Blakeney Ethridge and the late Dr. Heber C. Ethridge and the late Barbara Beckman Ethridge.

The bridegroom is the son of John Mark Rudsenske and Dr. Jo Luresa Harbour. He is the grandson of the late Joann Reese Page of Philadelphia and the late John Thomas Harbour of Houston, Texas, and the late Mary Ellen and Mark Rudsenske of Minneapolis.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a fitted Alencon lace gown with cap sleeves. The skirt flounce flowed into the cathedral train. The basque-front neckline formed a deep V in the back. Her cathedral veil was trimmed with lace edging and scattered lace medallions.

The bride carried a hand-cut bouquet of white and pink roses with touches of eucalyptus and tied with an heirloom piece from her mother’s wedding dress.

Matron of honor was Emily Ethridge Grohovsky, sister of the bride. Maid of honor was Allison Dean Clarke. Bridesmaids were Rachel Wade Hudson, Samantha Powell Klein, Alyssa Davant Johnson, Dana Jae Smith, Mary Clark Weems, and Mary Lowry Vollema. The bride’s proxy was Caitlyn Alford Rudsenske.

Best man was Thomas Lance Allen. Groomsmen were Christopher Michael Carney, Cyrus Bradford Clarke, Bradley Lawrence Grohovsky and Jordan Daniel Klein. Ushers were Rajdeepsinh Narendrasinh Dolia and Andrew James Harper. Ring bearer was Wallace Chandler Grohovsky, the bride’s nephew.

Following the ceremony, the parents of the bride hosted a reception at their family lake house at Lake Cavalier.


On the eve of the wedding, the Rudsenske family hosted the wedding party and family members at Rickhouse. The day before the wedding, a bridesmaids’ luncheon was hosted at the home of Miriam Ethridge, grandmother of the bride.

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


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