Marian Celeste Carty and Collin Caldwell Helms were united in marriage at 6 pm May 14, 2016 at First United Methodist Church in Brookhaven, Miss. The Reverend Russ Hightower of Faith Presbyterian Church officiated the double ring ceremony.
The Bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Owen Carty of Brookhaven. The Bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Earl Helms of Pontotoc.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, wore a designer wedding gown of ivory embroidered lace on tulle over a silky satin lining, eyelash fringe scalloped lace edge around the neckline and entire hemline. She wore a lace bolero during the ceremony and exchanged the bolero for a beaded belt for the reception. The bride wore a blusher veil of silken illusion accented with details of matching lace.
The bride wore her maternal great great grandmother’s heirloom ring and carried a hand-tide bouquet of cream peonies, roses, and hydrangea with lambs ear wrapped in a European handkerchief and antique pin carried by close family friends.
Maid of honor was her sister Sheree Catherine Carty. Bridesmaids were Ashley Lynn Hall, Madison Odell Helms, Allison Lauderdale Young, Rachael Hogg Bearden, and Mary Kathryn Kight. They wore designer gowns of mint blue and carried ribbon-tied bouquets with coral roses, hydrangea, and lambs ear. Flower Girls were Mary Claire Kight and Morgan Elizabeth Young who carried the bride’s childhood Easter basket.
The Bridegroom’s father was his best man. Groomsmen were Adam Frasier Thrash, Drew Christopher Armendinger, Jason William Vassar, William Stuart Doyle, James Bradley Williams. Ring Bearer was Hunter James Bearden who carried the bride’s bible she received at her Christening. Ushers were James Parker Pierce, Hugh Vernon Pierce, III, Michael Cole Rutland, and John Dexter Haynes, Jr.
Program Attendants were Jackson and London Carter. Scripture Readers were Kendal Holt Wiley and Alison Perkins Hollingsworth. Music was provided by Steve Russel and the Methodist Handbell Choir.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a tented reception at their home in Brookhaven with music provided by Meet the Press of Jackson and food catered by Ken Dixon which included Owen’s Hamburger sliders that were requested by the bride as her favorite dish by her father. The bride’s cake was a 6 layer cake with alternating strawberry and almond layers. The Grooms cake was key lime pie shooters that were a surprise to the groom. As the couple left the reception they were showered with confetti by the guests. On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents hosted a seated rehearsal dinner at Mitchells. Photography is by Sully Clemmer of Jackson, Miss.
After the wedding trip to Mexico, the couple lives in Madison.