Robertson and Woods wed on August 12

Ashley Blair Robertson and Charles Scott Woods Ill were united in marriage August 12 at Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Jerry Bruce Case Jr.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Earl Robertson of Madison. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Maurice Fudge of Searcy, Ark., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cleo Robertson of North Little Rock.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Scott Woods II of Madison. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ewing Carruthers Jr. of Memphis, and Mrs. Edgar Hall Woods of Madison and the late Mr. Woods of Scooba.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a custom designer gown featuring a bateau neckline with the bodice made of Alencon lace with hand beaded embellishments. Her flowing skirt was made of silk English net, and her veil was chapel length with a rolled pencil edge. She carried a bouquet of white hydrangeas, Tiffany peach roses, mini white spray roses, playa blanca roses, succulents, dusty miller and silver brunia, with the stems wrapped in ivory ribbon. With it she carried a lace handkerchief that belonged to her maternal great-great-grandmother, which was also carried by her mother and sister at their weddings. A second lace handkerchief was carried that belonged to the bridegroom’s paternal great-great-grandmother. The bride’s maternal grandmother’s vintage butterfly pin was also attached to her bouquet.

Matron of honor was her sister, Jayme Robertson McDonald of Madison. Maid of honor was Amanda Hart Hoeffner of Atlanta. Bridesmaids were Olivia Hines Bradford of Atlanta; Morgan Vice Bruce of Tuscaloosa; Anna Leigh Dunn of Portland; Paige Bone Hayes of Gadsden, Ala.; Lauren Creswell Jones of Memphis; Hannah Claire McGraw of Nashville; Alexandra Grace Peters of Washington, D.C.; Sarah Wright Ray and Sara Abby Southerland, both of Birmingham; and Margaret Woods Roberts of Fayetteville, Ark.

They wore champagne colored designer gowns featuring a wrap-style silhouette with a V neckline and halter tie. Their bouquets were white hydrangeas, silver brunia, roses, succulents, and dusty miller.

The bridegroom’s father was best man. Groomsmen were Byron Green Burkhalter, Robert Sullivan Leis and Hayden Robert Worsham III, all of Atlanta; Buckner Anderson Corso, Garner Arden Reesby and Charles Christopher Scott V, all of Houston, Texas; Norman Miller French of Missoula, Mont.; James Hampton Matthews IV of Jackson; Lawrence Lee Martin of Dallas; Kevin Charles McDonald of Madison; Andrew Hunter Roberts of Fayetteville.

Ushers were Robinson Powell Crawford of Scottsdale; Mark Gray McKinnon of Washington, D.C.; James Sanford Love Moore of Jackson; and Blake Everett Pruett of Sacramento.

Sidney Michelle Anthony of Dallas was the scripture reader. Program attendants were Madison Walker Marlatte of Nashville, and Stormie Victoria Wells of Little Rock, cousin of the bride.

Flower girls and ringbearer were the bridegroom’s cousins, Jane Carruthers Carby of Natchez, Eleanor Grace Sturdivant and Garnett Carruthers Sturdivant of Jackson; and Walker Hyde Carby of Natchez.

Hyde carried the ringbearer pillow sewn by Patricia Dunn and embellished with heirloom lace from the bridegroom’s maternal great-great-grandmother.

Musicians were Dr. Robert Knupp, organist; and the Magnolia String Quartet.


Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Railroad District. Deborah Simmons was the wedding planner and coordinator for the event.

Compozitionz band provided the music. The couple left in a shower of rose petals before being driven off in the bridegroom’s paternal grandfather’s antique 1966 Lincoln Continental convertible.

On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at The Gathering at Livingston.

The couple is home in Washington, D.C. after a wedding trip to Maui, Hawaii.


St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seniors on the 2018-19 boys cross country team are (from left) Bain McHale, Clay Morris, Luis Flores, Tucker Shelson, James Xu, and Grant Morgan.