Sara Catherine Hood and Matthew Lafayette Wilson exchanged their personal handwritten wedding vows at an intimate candlelight ceremony on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 6 p.m., at Belen Baptist Church, in Belen, Mississippi.
The bride’s father, Rev. Greg Hood, escorted his daughter and presided over the ceremony. The Bride’s attendants were Jamie Elisabeth Brown, of Memphis, Tenn., and sister-in-law Brooklyn Elizabeth Hood, of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Groomsmen were Anthony Michael Vincent of Byhalia, Miss., brother-of-the-groom John Ross Wilson, of Southaven, Miss., and brother-of-the-bride Gregory Jake Hood, of Lyon, Miss.
As the church bells rang in the historic church at 6:00 p.m., the Bride was escorted by her father into the sanctuary to a harp and cello instrumental of Pachelbel Canon in D.
The Bride’s Galina Signature Illusion dress and fingertip veil were of blush satin with lace overlay and white satin buttons down the back. She carried a bouquet of her favorite flowers; long stem white hydrangeas, blush miniature roses and baby’s breath, with the bouquet tied with lace from her mother’s wedding dress. The bride’s attendants wore navy blue formal gowns of their own choosing, with bouquets of long stem mermaid hydrangeas and baby’s breath.
After the Bride’s father pronounced the couple as husband and wife, the couple and wedding party exited the church to Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”
Following the ceremony, a candle light reception was held at the Cutrer Mansion, Clarksdale, Miss., where it was decorated throughout with candles, long stem white and blue hydrangeas, Southern Smilax and boxwood wreaths.
Guests enjoyed a buffet of Southern style food and dancing to the Bride and Groom’s favorite tunes.
After a honeymoon trip to Colorado Springs, Colo., the newlyweds are making their home in Memphis, Tenn.