Lauren Taylor East + Brooks Harrison Jackson

Lauren Taylor East and Brooks Harrison Jackson were united in marriage on November 12, 2016, at four o’clock in the afternoon at Hewlett Stables in Starkville, Mississippi.   The ceremony was officiated by Colton Ragan of Starkville. 

The bride is the daughter of Ms. Shelia East of Clinton, Mississippi.  She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Annette Craft and the late Mr. Thomas  Craft of Edwards, Mississippi. 

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Jackson of Tupelo, Mississippi.  He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brooks Whitten of Blue Springs, Mississippi and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Jackson of Tupelo, Mississippi. 

The bride wore an ivory a-line gown with scallop lace overlay bodice and tulle skirt by Madison James.   The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of white mondial roses, senorita roses, pink star sweetheart roses, mini lime light hydrangeas, wax flowers, blue thistle, hypericum berries,  seeded eucalyptus, and silver dollar eucalyptus.  Her flower crown was made of similar greens and berries.   

Vocalists included Ty Garvey of Memphis, Tennessee, and Carrie Wilson of Clinton, Mississippi.  Anna Ray of Clinton, Mississippi accompanied on the Cajon.

Ann Claire McCain of Jackson, Mississippi, served as Matron of Honor.  Bridesmaids included sister of the groom, Anna Claire Jackson of Nashville, Tennessee;  Aubrey Bennett of Mobile, Alabama; Brooke Mason of Marbury,  Alabama;  Hannah Knight of Memphis, Tennessee; Melina Shaw of Gulfport, Mississippi; and  Karlie Woodard of Memphis, Tennessee.  The flower girls were Jenny and Sierra Sanders, cousins of the bride.

Mr. Ricky Jackson, father of the groom,  served as best man.  Groomsmen were Kenan Prentice of Collierville, Tennessee;  Paul  Davis of Jackson, Mississippi;  Sam Hand of Nashville, Tennessee; Stephen Stone of Jackson, Mississippi; Tucker Napier of San Diego, California; and Tyler Davis of Starkville, Mississippi. 

Following the ceremony the couple, along with their guests, enjoyed a buffet of the couple’s favorite foods prepared by Bishop’s Catering.   Amy Boyett of Jackson  created the bride’s beautiful 4-tier strawberry cake with butter cream icing.  Crave of Tupelo served individual cookie cakes with ice cream topping for the groom’s cake.  Floral arrangements, fresh garland swags and decorations were created by Alicia Asters of Tupelo.   The wedding was directed by Kaylee Ragan.  The couple and guests enjoyed music by  DJ John Bailey, Music Biz.  Photography was provided by Jacob Bennett Photography of Mobile, Alabama.   

The couple will reside in Starkville, Mississippi, where the groom is employed by OCH Medical Center as a Radiology Technician and the bride is in nursing school at MUW.

Photos by Jacob Bennett Photography
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