The double-ring ceremony of Anna Catherine Hays and Tyler Jordan Zachary was Saturday, September 19, 2020, at 4 p.m. in the chapel of First Baptist Church of Jackson. Pastor Bruce Warf officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Pastor and Mrs. Julian Brite “J. B.” Hays Jr. of Raymond, formerly of Tutwiler, and granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Julian Brite Hays Sr. of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Leander Bayne Goudelock of New Albany.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Ray Zachary of Sulphur, Louisiana, and grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Ray Zachary of Randlett, Oklahoma, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lester McDougald of Sulphur.
Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a white satin trumpet silhouette gown featuring a Chantilly lace bodice with scalloped off-shoulder neckline. Satin-covered buttons cascaded the length of the gown’s back and sweep train. She chose a fingertip illusion veil and bouquet of ivory roses, ivory lisianthus, and blush ranunculus, with Italian Ruscus.
For “something old,” she carried her great-great-great grandmother Catherine Bishop Allen Barner’s 1870s Swiss-made gold pocket watch and chain.
Matron of honor was Erin Morgan Grady. Maid of honor was Haley Winningham.
Bridesmaids were Rachel Zachary, the groom’s sister; Hannah Wilson, the bride’s cousin; and Sarah Beth Fouts.
Bridesmaids wore royal blue gowns featuring a pleated bodice, v-neckline, and swooping cowl back detail. Holly Brassel was the rehearsal’s proxy bride.
Best man was Dr. Raphiel Heard.
Groomsmen were Phil-lip Zachary, the groom’s brother; Joel Hays, the bride’s brother; Gregory Garner and Daniel Garner, the groom’s cousins.
Nuptial music was presented by pianist Eva Hart, and Mississippi Symphony Orchestra violinist Milena Rusanova and cellist Nancy Bate-man.
Shelia Garner, the groom’s aunt, read 1 Cor-inthians 13:4-8a. Christina Morris read Colossians 3:12-17.
The mother of the bride, Rose Goudelock Hays, wore a dusty-blue chiffon and lace gown with matching lace jacket. She gave the bride the satin and lace-trim covered Bible she had carried in her own wedding.
The mother of the groom, Beverly McDoug-ald Zachary, wore a navy-blue, lightly navy-sequined gown.
The bride’s parents hosted a seated dinner reception at Char Restaurant with the bride’s father offering the blessings.
Floral arrangements and glowing votives adorned tables. The couple’s cakes were a three-tiered white Italian cream with fresh yellow and blush roses, and a two-tiered chocolate ganache, both complemented by framed photographs and verses: Song of Sol-omon 3:4a and Ecclesiastes 4:12b.
Sugar cookies were hand crafted by Alyson and Garret Doles in shapes of Mississippi and Louisiana, tied with royal blue ribbon.
The groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Table 100.
A bridesmaids’ luncheon was hosted by Tammy Lane, Anne Lewis, and Laurie Davidson at the Lane home in Madison. Scarlett and Brent Johnston provided wedding day lunch.
A bride and groom shower was given by Tammy and Jack Lane, Anne and John Lewis, and Laurie and Stacy Davidson at the Lane home.
Following a honeymoon to Seaside, Florida, the couple resides in Lake Charles.