Kaley Brooke Hull and Kaleb Dalton Kennedy were united in marriage at four o’clock in the afternoon on December 10, 2016 at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Meridian, Mississippi. The ceremony was officiated by Bro. Corey Fontan.
The bride is the daughter of Ms. Robin Hull of Meridian. She is the granddaughter of Ms. Sandra Burton of Meridian and the late James E. Burton, and Mr. and Mrs. Olen Hull of Chunky, Mississippi.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Kennedy of Pontotoc. He is the grandson of Ms. Brenda Parrish of Pontotoc and the late Jimmy Parrish, and the late Jo Ann Kennedy and late Walter Kennedy of Fayette, Alabama.
The bride walked down the aisle wearing a classic ivory Eddy K corded Chantilly lace A-line gown featuring a sheer blouse, sweetheart neckline with a sparkling tulle skirt. She wore a cathedral-length silk mantilla veil lined with lace applique. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of ivory and blush roses and ranunculus accented with dusty miller, silver brunia, and silver dollar eucalyptus wrapped in an ivory silk ribbon.
Preparing the bride’s path with rose petals were Mollie Kate Owen of Madison, Mississippi and Carley Susanne Shull of Meridian, Mississippi. Attending the bride as her Matron and Maid of Honor were her sisters Kara Hull Owen of Madison, Mississippi and Kristen Paige Hull of Meridian, Mississippi, respectively. Bridesmaids included Madi Adkins, Olivia Childers, Anna Claire White, Megan Williams, Kara Walters, Alyse Green, and Brooke Tullos.
Phillip Kennedy, father of the groom, served as the best man. Groomsmen included Hayden Kennedy, Jake Smithey, Andrew Bell, Kyle Ragon, Kyle Walker, Nathan White, Stephen Montgomery, and Bryson Kimbrough. Jonathan Childers and Blake Littlejohn served as ushers.
Classical and contemporary music was provided by the Riverside string Quartet and vocals provided by Kristen Hull. Program attendants included Reagan Laird and Madison Carr.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s family hosted a reception at Whynot Community Center in Whynot, Mississippi. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, a mashed potato bar, and assorted desserts and finished off their sweet tooth at the hot chocolate and coffee bar. The bride’s table featured a four-tiered cake including flavors of traditional wedding cake, red velvet, and strawberry covered in cream cheese icing and adorned with fresh roses. The groom’s table held a large chocolate cake featuring his beloved Alabama Crimson Tide surrounded by baseball oreo and vanilla cake balls. Both cakes were provided by Margie’s Mixing Bowl in Meridian, Mississippi. Following a reception filled with dancing, guests enjoyed a fireworks display to celebrate the new marriage.
On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the historic Weidmann’s restaurant in Meridian.
Photography provided by Lindsay Vallas of Flowood, Mississippi. The wedding was directed by Melanie Davis. The reception was decorated in a rustic winter theme by Deanna Laird. Floral arrangements were designed by Kailie Dunlap of Saxon’s Flowers and Gifts. The bride’s hair was by her aunt Vanessa Anderson and makeup by longtime friend Laken Laird.
After a island getaway honeymoon in St. Lucia, the couple resides in Pontotoc, Mississippi. The bride is employed as a pharmacist at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. The groom is finishing up clinical rotations to complete his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.