Lawrence and O’Keefe were married at the church in Fondren

Maley Olivia Lawrence and John Kyle O’Keefe were married September 25 at 7 p.m. at Fondren Church. Reverend Robert Green officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jason Franklin Lawrence of Brandon. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Maley Jr. of Jackson, and Mr. and Mrs. James Wright Lawrence of Fannin. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lynn O’Keefe Jr. He is the grandson of Shirley O’Keefe and the late Frank Lynn O’Keefe Sr. of Clinton, as well as the late Mr. and Mrs. Vernon E. Purser.

Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a matte satin ball gown with a sculpted scoop-neck bodice and silk-covered buttons down the back to the hem. She wore a cathedral-length veil with floral embroidery and hand-sewn beads. She carried a bouquet of playa, eskimo, and O’Hara white roses and hydrangeas.

Cascading from the bouquet were dendrobium orchids and a hand-tied sand satin bow ribbon. For the reception.

The bridesmaids were Ann Maclain Lawrence, sister of the bride, Taelor Breanne Stokes and Hannah Leigh Wachter. The bridesmaids were Madison Lee Bennett, Caroline Keithler Gault, Hannah Leigh Hemphill, Carson Annette Luke, Jorie Long Hemphill, Carys Elisabeth Maley, Erin Ashley O’Keefe, Laurel Claire Williams, Bailey Madison Wood. His attorney was Raigan Rachelle Stokes. The bridesmaids wore satin ivy dresses with a strapless fit and a flare silhouette. They wore smaller versions of the bride’s bouquet of hydrangeas and roses.

The flowergirls, all sisters, were Allie Anne, Kate Marie and Maddie Rose Vandiver. The three wore custom-made princess dresses made by their mother. They had an empire waistline and full bodied tea length skirt.

The mother of the bride wore a black silk strapless column dress. The front and back of the dress were draped with gold, bronze and silver European appliqués. The groom’s mother wore a shimmering gold off-the-shoulder dress with a train. Both mothers carried bouquets of silver tussie-mussie, a gift from the groom.

The groom’s father was a witness. The groomsmen were Blake Allen Bennett, Matthew Bradford Collum, William Browning Goehl, Matthew Garrett Jones, Stephen Henry Maulding Jr., William Bridges Skelton and Tyler Shane Webb. The ring bearer was William Owen Campbell.

After the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at the Old Capitol Inn with food, music and dancing. Guests were entertained by The Big City Rhythm from Atlanta. The bride’s cake was a five-tiered strawberry-almond cake topped with blush-colored edible flowers and frosted in a coated buttercream frosting. Trays of layered gold leaf were placed in between. The groom’s cake represented his love for cookies. It was a two-tier chocolate and white cake decorated with chocolate chip cookie crumbs. Also on the table were cupcakes with specially designed cookie dough frosting, displayed on a tiered acrylic stand.

After the reception, the couple rushed through a tunnel of sky-lit candles and drove off in a white Rolls Royce Phantom. After a honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico, the couple is now at home in Ridgeland.

Mr. and Mrs. John Kyle O’Keefe

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