Brown, Dossett exchange vows April 22

Mr. and Mrs. John Terrell Brown Jr. of Baton Rouge announce the marriage of their daughter, Jane Lloyd to David Laurence Goodyear Dossett, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Kethley Dossett of Cleveland and Covington, La. The double ring ceremony took place April 22, at First United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge and was officiated by the Rev. Becky Poor.

The bride is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Ward Thomas McCraney Jr. of Madison and Mr. and Mrs. John Terrell Brown of Baton Rouge. The bridegroom is the grandson of Mrs. Daniel Hubbard Johnson (Sally Chapman Goodyear) and the late David Laurence Goodyear of Abita Springs, and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Dixon Dossett of Beulah.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a bateau neck designer ballgown of silk Mikado. The gown featured a low scoop back finished with silk buttons, a pleated cummerbund and a chapel length train, and was accentuated with an heirloom Brussels lace princess veil worn by her aunt Collette Brown Bruce in her wedding. Her bouquet was a gathering of off white Playa Blanca roses, white phalaenopsis orchids, champagne Crystal roses, white stephanotis blooms and blush peonies, and tied with white satin ribbons.

The bride was attended by her sisters and maids of honor, Kathleen McCraney Brown and Anne Joyner Brown and her matron of honor, Caroline Church Walden. Bridesmaids were Merry Grace Coffin, Elizabeth Anne Connor, Laura Alice Freeman, Sophie Perkins Lampton, Sunny Caliste Rush, Rebecca Taylor Squyres, Mary Lela Valentine Vander Haar, and Caroline Robertson Ward. They wore champagne strapless dupioni silk dresses and carried gatherings of peach Juliet Garden roses, white ranunculus, white wax flower, dendrobian orchids and Eucalyptus tied with champagne satin ribbon.

 

The bridegroom’s father was best man. Groomsmen were William Kethley Dossett Jr. and John Chapman Dossett, the bridegroom’s brothers; and John Terrell Brown III, brother of the bride; Eric Carson Chandler, James Zollie Foster, Joseph Bartlett Graves, Parker Robert Le Corgne, Charles Scott Owen, Thomas Anthony Saieed III, Edward Edgerton Smith, Robert Henkel Spilman III, and Henry Rogers Varner.

Flower girls were Mary Caffery Brown and Mary Winston McCraney, cousins of the bride. They wore hand sewn heirloom batiste dresses with French lace and satin ribbon inserts. Ringbearers were Samuel Parker Graham and Adam Douglass Kirinovic who wore hand sewn “button on” outfits made of white poplin fabric with a swiss batiste collar with embroidered blue birds and embellished with French lace trim and mother of pearl buttons. Crucifer was Ward Thomas McCraney IV, cousin of the bride. Musicians under the direction of Lamar Drummonds were Dr. Richard Webb, organist; Jenna Fife, soprano; Mark Hainey, tenor; and the Magnolia String quartet. Scripture was read by Margaret Woods Roberts and Mary Charlotte Bruce. Program attendants were Elizabeth Dossett Mills and Jessie Dawn Miller.

 

After the ceremony the bride’s parents hosted a reception at the Baton Rouge Country Club. Big Bling and the Funk Machine presented the music. The bride’s maternal grandfather chauffeured the couple from the reception in his 1962 Volkswagon Beetle decorated by the cousins of the bride. On the eve of the wedding the parents of the bridegroom hosted a rehearsal dinner at the CityClub.

A Baton Rouge Thursday Night welcome party featuring Louisiana Cajun Cuisine was held for early arrivers at Blend. The day before the wedding a bridesmaid luncheon was held at the home of the bride’s grandmother, Mary Kay Brown. On the day of the wedding a Wedding Day Brunch was held at the home of Mary and Edward Rotenburg.

After a wedding trip to the Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, Calif., the couple is at home in Dana Point, Calif., where the bridegroom is a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton in San Diego.

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A Jackson native, Tippy Garner has always lived in the north and northeast area of the city.