Katherine (Katy) Rose Blassingame and Jordan Presley Wilson, both of Baldwyn, Mississippi, were united in Marriage on June 18, 2016, in a ceremony surrounded by family and friends at Friendship Baptist Church in Guntown, Mississippi. Brother John Cagle of Booneville, Mississippi performed the ceremony. Theresa Hellen, Jason Vallas, and Pam Duncan provided music and Chasie Gentry, Patrick DeVaughn, and Leah Welch provided solos and duets.
The bride is the granddaughter of Leland and Vadeen Burcham and the late Leroy and Susie Blassingame, all of Baldwyn, Mississippi.
The groom is the son of Joey and the late Jackie Wilson of Baldwyn, Mississippi. He is the grandson of the late Jack and Dot Presley of Baldwyn, Mississippi, and the late Joe and Anne Wilson of Philadelphia, Mississippi.
Escorted and given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a strapless, ivory Duchess Satin modified ball gown featuring Alencon Lace scalloping and details. The dropped waistline was accented with Swarovski crystals. She wore a single strand of pearls given to her by her parents. She carried a hand-tied garden bouquet with an array of pink, berry, coral, and white peonies, garden roses, lisianthus, hypericum berries, stock, and circled with dusty miller. The bouquet was adorned with broches and rings from the bride’s grandmother, great- grandmother, and great aunt.
The matrons of honor were Hayley Stone Gholston and Lakin Gholston Taylor, both of Baldwyn, Mississippi. Bridesmaids were Sydney Castleberry and Renae Vallas, both of Oxford, Mississippi, Abby Gholston and Sonya Gholston of Tupelo, Mississippi, Dacey McCarter, Savannah Roberts, and Breanna Stone, all of Baldwyn, Mississippi. They wore ice pink Bobbinet A-line infinity gowns by WTOO and carried bouquets matching the bride. The flower girls were Ava Claire Bishop and Evie Harris Gholston. Guests were greeted and registered by Maggie Martin of Baldwyn, Mississippi.
Joey Wilson, father of the groom, served as the best man. Groomsmen were Blake Burcham of Ecru, Mississippi, Clay Gholston and Brent Gholston of Tupelo, Mississippi, Cole Gholston, Ty Lindsey, Tyler Nelson, Paden Stone, and Thomas Taylor, all of Baldwyn, Mississippi. Austin Martin, of Baldwyn, Mississippi and Ethan Russell of Greenville, Mississippi served as the ushers. The ring bearers were Douglas Gholston and Trevor Taylor. Sign Bearers were Wiley Gholston and Collier Stone.
Following the ceremony, the wedding party took a trolley ride to the reception at Gholston Farms in Pratts, Mississippi, where friends and family enjoyed an array of delicious foods catered by Terry Gentry of Smoky G’s catering. The bride’s delicious four-tiered vanilla cake was prepared by Regina Welch of Tupelo, Mississippi. The groom’s table featured a wide variety of homemade pies and chess squares. The guests enjoyed a night of dancing and music provided by Eric Nanney and The Twenty Mile band. Memories from the wedding day and reception were captured by photographer, Lindsay Vallas of Madison, Mississippi and videographer, Trevor George of Nashville, Tennessee. The bridal bouquet and wedding arrangements were created by Susan Phillps of Susan’s Flowers and Gifts in Baldwyn, Mississippi. The bride’s father grew the flowers used for the reception, creating a special touch.
Following a honeymoon in Montego Bay, Jamaica, the couple resides at their home in the Pratt’s community. This bride is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner at New Albany Ob/GYN clinic, and the groom is a district Entomologist for the Mississippi Department of Agriculture.