Toler and Valentine were married July 29 in Chapel at Plein Air

Mary Grace Toler and Patrick Covington Valentine were wed July 29 at the Chapel at Plein Air in Taylor. The Rev. Curtis Presley of Oxford officiated at the double ring ceremony.

The pronouncement of marriage was made by the Rev. William Hewlett Compton. Music was presented by an Oxford string quartet.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Brown Toler of Oxford. She is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Noel Kennedy Toler Jr. of Jackson and Mrs. Vincent Thomas Morehouse and the late Mr. Morehouse of Nashville.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Valentine of Brookhaven. He is the grandson of Mrs. Albert Dudley Valentine and the late Mr. Valentine and the late Dr. and Mrs. William Burrus Apperson, all of Meridian.

Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory, satin designer gown featuring a sweetheart neckline and a detachable alencon lace bolero. Her cathedral length veil, also worn by her cousin, was edged in alencon lace.

She carried an all white, hand-tied bouquet of roses, hydrangeas, ranunculus, and peonies. Attached to the bouquet’s ribbon was an antique pin belonging to the maternal grandmother of the bridegroom.

Matron of honor was the bride’s cousin, Mary Lauren Clifton.

Maid of honor was the bride’s cousin, Claire Morehouse Douglas. Bridesmaids were Gray Morrison Byrd, Kathleen Valentine Calcote, Mackenzie Drew Hannon, Mary Claire Harris, Eleanor Valentine Hartzog, Rosemary Stowe Moak, Amy-Allison Edwards Russ, Caroline McDaniel Pyron, and Mary Cannon Swain.

They wore neutral gowns of silk chiffon and carried white hand-tied duplicates of the bride’s bouquet.

Honorary bridesmaid was Caroline Vines Hammonds and the proxy bride was Samantha Pettus Snell. Attendants were the bridegroom’s niece and nephew, Camille Katherine Calcote and Wilson Kent Calcote.

The bridegroom’s father was best man.

Groomsmen were Colby Kent Calcote, Trent Edward Hartzog, William Hunt Hensley, Joseph Carlisle Hurt, Andrew Olin Karban, Benjamin Bogy Lane, James Sanford Love Moore, Luke Morehouse Toler, Ward Brown Toler Jr. and Wallis Graham Williams. Andrew Huffman Cunningham and William Archer Hodges were ushers.

Following the ceremony, the parents of the bride hosted a reception at the Mill at Plein Air. The Even Odds of Memphis provided entertainment.

On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner for family and friends at the University Club on the square in Oxford.

After a wedding trip to Mexico, the couple is at home in Jackson where the bride is a cardiovascular sonographer at St. Dominic Hospital and the bridegroom is associated with FCCI as a commercial lines underwriter.



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