Amanda Karen Powell of Saltillo, Mississippi and Randy Cody Lamar Hodge of Thaxton, Mississippi, were united in marriage on February 27, 2016 , in an intimate ceremony surrounded by family and friends at Wisteria Woods in Mooreville, Mississippi. Bro. Keith Cochran of Tupelo, Mississippi performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Gerald and Dianne Powell of Saltillo, Mississippi. She is the granddaughter of Dora Patterson and the late Charlie Patterson of Golden, Mississippi and the late John and Lois (Polly) Powell of Fulton, Mississippi.
The groom is the son of Tommy and Kathy Hodge of Thaxton, Mississippi and the late Randy Lamar of Toccopola, Mississippi. He is the grandson of the late Frank and Margaret (Coot) Lamar of Toccopola, Mississippi, Brenda Hitchcock and the late Gene (Mule) Hitchcock of Thaxton, Mississippi, Julian and Maxine Hodge of Thaxton, Mississippi and Francis Carroll of Pontotoc, Mississippi.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a fit and flare Maggie Sottero gown of L’Amour Satin with asymmetrical pleating and featuring beaded motifs with Swarovski crystals, finished with a strapless sweetheart neckline and a corset closure, laced with a hot pink ribbon made by her mother. Her two-tiered fingertip veil featured beaded flowers around the edge and was enhanced by a rhinestone tiara. She carried a bouquet of pink roses created by DB’s Floral Designs N’ More of Saltillo, Mississippi. The groom awaited his bride at the altar in a hot pink shirt that matched the ribbon in the bride’s dress.
The Matron of Honor was Jessica Castleberry Thompson, cousin of the bride, of Millington, Tennessee. She wore a black floor-length chiffon gown with a v-neckline and carried a bouquet of hot pink roses. Art Coward of Mantachie, Mississippi, was best man.
A reception followed at West Jackson Street Baptist Church in Tupelo, Mississippi. The hall was decorated with rhinestone encircled mason jars tied with hot pink ribbon and filled with white hydrangeas. Guests enjoyed a buffet of finger foods prepared by Special Occasions by Sandra. The brides’ table held a three-tiered square cake wrapped with rhinestone mesh ribbon on the tiers. The groom’s table was decorated with a deer-hunting theme featuring a cake designed as a tree stump and carved with the couple’s initials. Both cakes were created by Missha Rogers. Lauren Wood captured the day in photography.
After a honeymoon to the Smokey Mountains, the couple resides in Toccopola, Mississippi. The bride is employed by CSA of Tupelo, Mississippi, and the groom is employed at Transport One of Tupelo, Mississippi.