Kaitlin Noel Kendrick + Craig Wilson Chunn

Kaitlin Noel Kendrick and Craig Wilson Chunn were united in marriage at six o’clock on the evening of June 4, 2016 at Foote Street Church of Christ in Corinth, MS. The church was very meaningful to the couple because the bride’s parents were also married there 31 years ago. Aaron Foster and Greg Pollock, both of Booneville, officiated the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Kendrick of Booneville. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lennis Nowell of Corinth, the late Avis Ward and the late Jack Kendrick. She is the great-granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Olen Voyles of Rienzi.

The groom is the son of Mrs. Vicki Wilson of Ripley and Mr. Randy Chunn of Blue Mountain. He is the grandson of Mrs. Judy Mauney of Ripley, Mr. John Chunn of Ripley, the late Mary Chunn, and the late J.L. Huddleston.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a designer gown by Maggie Sottero. The timeless A-line wedding dress featured tulle fabric and a scalloped lace hemline. The simple neckline leads to dazzling Swavorski crystals and freshwater pearls accenting the shoulder straps and fitted bodice. The final touch to her dress was an ivory belt of rhinestones and pearls that defined the natural waistline. The fingertip veil edged in crystals and pearls finished the bride’s ensemble.

The bride carried a traditional hand-tied bouquet of white hydrangeas, garden pink roses, white stock and Southern magnolia leaves. Affixed to the bouquet was the bride’s late grandmother’s ruby ring, a piece of her mother’s wedding gown, and a photo in loving memory of her dear friend, Amber Peeks.

Karrie Beth Stevens of Rienzi attended as her maid of honor. Bridget Beasley Shook of Belden attended as her matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Kristen Chunn Witt, sister of the groom, of Nashville, Tennessee; Kayleigh Bishop Hutcheson of Baldwyn; Katie Christian of Jackson, Ashley Cox Volking of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Bree Harris of Booneville; and Kaytlin Nowell of Tucson, Arizona. They wore floor length, biscotti, chiffon dresses with an illusion neckline by David’s Bridal and carried hand-tied bouquets of white hydrangeas, cream and pink garden roses, and Southern magnolia leaves. Junior bridesmaids were Sarah Kate English of Booneville and Lily Ann Yates of Brentwood, Tennessee. The flower girl was Davis Camille Foster of Booneville. Registry attendant was Ellis McBride of Ripley. Program attendants were Hannah Green of Booneville and Brenna Smith of Saltillo.

Chase Chapman of Ripley was the best man. Groomsmen were Ethan Kendrick, brother of the bride, of Booneville; CJ Witt, brother-in-law of the groom, of Nashville, Tennessee; Tyler Stroupe of Ripley, Chase Lerossignol of Ripley; Tyler Vuncannon of Tupelo; Ryan Richardson of Ripley; and Chanston Jeter of Ripley. Ushers were Heath Yates of Brentwood, Tennessee; Alec Yates of Brentwood Tennessee; Caleb Nowell of Corinth; and Taylor Dees of Petal. Lawson Foster of Booneville was the ring bearer.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at the Shiloh Ridge Athletic Club. The bride and groom, with their parents greeted guests as they entered the ballroom. The reception featured a buffet of delicious Southern food prepared by Kathi Hurst and 321 Catering of Ripley. Food was beautifully displayed with handmade garland. The fresh garland was composed of white hydrangeas and Southern magnolia leaves to complement the bride’s bouquet. As guests entered the ballroom, they viewed tables covered with white linens and champagne overlays. At the bride’s request, each flower arrangement boasted of all white flowers and white candles in antique mercury glass.

The bride’s table, embellished with a white linen and blush taffeta overlay, was the focal point of the ballroom.  A four-tiered, ivory, vanilla cake with buttercream icing rested on an antique silver-footed cake stand. The cake was accented with fresh garden roses that complemented the bride’s bouquet. The groom’s table featured a maroon velvet cake decorated with cream cheese icing and the Mississippi State University insignia. On each side of the groom’s cake, guests could choose from a variety of the groom’s favorite cheesecake bites. Hope Nelson Jones of Guntown, MS created both the bride and groom’s cakes. Alongside the groom’s table, guests were offered ice cream from Mississippi State Dairy of Starkville served in individual cups.

At the end of the festivities, guests were provided with favors of honey made by The Honey Jar of Honeyville, Utah. As the bride and groom said their goodbyes, the guests waved Mississippi State maroon and white pom-poms and cheered before they departed in a red corvette.

Mrs. Michelle Morgan English, lifelong friend of the bride’s family, directed the wedding. Mrs. Rebecca Johnson Elliott of Booneville was the soloist for the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hankins of Corner Gifts and Florist in Booneville, created all of the floral designs. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Houck of Houck Portraits in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, captured all of the special moments. Videographers were Mr. and Mrs. Rex Harsin of Baldwyn.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s mother hosted a rehearsal dinner at Foote Street Church of Christ, where the couple’s love for their alma mater, Mississippi State University was displayed.

After a honeymoon in Isla Mujeres, Mexico, the couple resides in Guntown. The bride is employed as the accountant for Eubank Construction Company, Inc. in Booneville. The groom is employed as a quality resident engineer for Tram, Inc. at Toyota in Blue Springs.

Photos by Houck Portraits
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