Purvis and Bonham exchange wedding vows June 1 in Madison

Carleigh Brooke Purvis and Hunter Williams Bonham were wed June 1 at the Bridlewood of Madison.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Keith Purvis of Madison. She is the granddaughter of Evelyn Greenwood and the late Suttle Greenwood of Ridgeland, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Purvis of Raymond.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Blair Bonham of Fort Mill, S.C. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. David Allen Bonham of Tellico Plains, Tenn., and Mui Nguyenphu and the late Ngoan Nguyenphu of Kissimmee, Fla.

The Rev. Michael Kelly officiated the ceremony.

Wade Daniel Wellborn of Tupelo presented guitar prelude music and was soloist, along with soloist Olivia Worthy Goode of Brandon.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a ivory A-line designer gown. The V-neck bodice was topped with a layer of alencon lace and featured beading throughout. The open back was complimented by a border of illusion netting and lace, adorned with pearls and beading, that flowed over the shoulders and continued into a rounded lower back. An attached beaded belt encircled her natural waist. The skirt was made of chiffon with a top layer of English netting. Crystal covered buttons cascaded down to the bottom of the chapel length train. She wore a fingertip veil, edged with crystals and  pearls.

Jennings Graham Lister of Madison was matron of honor. Her sisters, Casey Renee Purvis and Courtney Elise Purvis of Madison were maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Abbey Katherine Ahlrich and Lauren Marie Ashworth of Madison; Mary Jennings Bouchillon of Tupelo; Hayley Morgan Henderson of Brandon; Hannah Lawrence McGee of Pisgah; and Meghan Blair Bonham of Fort Mills, S.C. Mattie Lane Leggett of Brookhaven was flower girl.


 The bridegroom’s father and Christopher James Kenney of Athens, Ala. were best men. Groomsmen were Bryson David Bonham, Graham Mitchell Garvey, Samuel David Chafin, and Austin Coleman Fortenberry, all of Madison; Nathanael James Conte of Montgomery; Ryne Bartlett Harrison of Jackson, Ala.; and Thomas Hunter Dendy of Andalusia, Ala. Paxton Cline Leggett of Brookhaven was ring bearer.

Mary Helen Williams of Madison was proxy bride. Program attendants were Caroline Elizabeth Cline and Isabella Grace Cline of Ridgeland, cousins of the bride.

Following the wedding ceremony, a reception was held at Bridlewood. The Park Band provided music for the reception.

On the eve of the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was hosted by the bridegroom’s parents at the Fairview Inn.

After a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple is at home in Springdale, Ark. The bride is an elementary school teacher and the bridegroom is associated with international college students at Cross Church, Fayetteville.


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