Published 11:49 am Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Allison Gray Boyd and Derrick Tyler Layton were united in marriage on Aug. 1, 2015 at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Jackson.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. James Jeffery Boyd of Brookhaven. She is the granddaughter of Margaret Gray Chism of Brookhaven, formerly of Tupelo, the late John Maury Chism, Mrs. Joyce Boyd Livingston of Tupelo, the late Jim Long Livingston and the late James Dawayne Boyd.
The groom is the son of Ms. Kimberly Darlene Layton of Canton and Mr. and Mrs. Derrick Norwood Layton of Madison. He is the grandson of Michael Bruce of Shreveport, Louisiana, the late Mrs. Glenda Waaga, formerly of Gulfport, Mrs. Phyllis Layton of Greenville, the late Mr. John Silvey Layton Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Charles Jones of Madison.
Dr. James Bassett Hurley officiated the ceremony.
Music was provided by violinist, Joanna Boyd Hotten of Birmingham, Alabama, cousin of the bride; vocalists Sarah and Caleb Cook; harpist, Mandy Mangrum and pianist, Symeon Robins. Scripture was read by cousins of the bride, Misses Clara Ann and Helen Frances Hotten of Birmingham.
The church was decorated with cascading floral pew markers. The altar décor included a hedge of vegetative florals including white hydrangea, snap dragons, Bells of Ireland, Italian Ruscus and coral and peach roses.
The bride’s dress was ivory lace with cap sleeve and an illusion back covered with beads, crystals and pearls. The fitted and flared silhouette flowed to a scalloped edge chapel length train.
Serving as matrons of honor were Mrs. Emily Boyd Tullos of Jackson, Mrs. Danica Layne Boyd of Oxford and Mrs. Anna Reid Rushing of Clinton. Maid of honor was Miss Olivia Day Oberschmidt of Jackson. Bridemaids were Miss Leslie Anne Aker of Clinton, Mrs. Mitzi Morgan Berryhill of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Mrs. Jourdan Smith Branning of Greensboro, North Carolina, Miss Kelly Michelle Henderson of Laurel, Miss Victoria Elizabeth Layton of Starkville, Mrs. Leigh Dexter Monistere of Clinton, Mrs. Virginia Edwards Stanford of Flowood, Mrs. Jane Story Hatcliff of Jackson and Miss Shelby Marie Wagner of Hattiesburg. The attendants were attired in various style dresses in champagne and gold.
Flower girls were Miss Bailey Elizabeth Boyd of Oxford, Misses Anna Grant and Caroline Boyd Kahlstorf of Tupelo.
Best man was Mr. Paul Christian Branning of Greensboro, North Carolina. Groomsmen were Mr. Logan Newman Allard of Starkville, Mr. Jason Michael Boyd of Oxford, Mr. Dane Stewart Kilpatrick of Madison, Mr. Parker Charles Layton of Madison, Mr. Steven Critz McKay of Pineville, Louisiana, Dr. Bobby Woodrow Tullos of Jackson and Mr. James Nathan Wimberly of Hickory, NC.
Ring Bearer was Master Gavin Marshall Boyd of Oxford. Program attendants were Masters Ashton Reece and Braxton Reed Presley of Tupelo.
Registry attendants were Misses Kelsey Morgan and Lauren Elizabeth Case of Madison. Reception attendants were Miss Carleigh Grace and Master Colin Boyd Leech of Farmington, Minnesota.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at The Ivy in Flowood. The wedding party was taken by limo bus to the reception where Second Coming entertained the couple and their guests. Fresh Cut by Wendy Putt of Jackson provided the catering and floral design. Kendall Poole Event Planning directed the wedding. Photographer was Sully Clemmer Photography.
The bridemaids luncheon was held on Friday at the Country Club of Jackson hosted by family and friends of the bride. The rehearsal dinner was held at Table 100 on the eve of the wedding.
After a wedding trip to Playa Del Carmen, the couple resides in Jackson.