The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Lloyd Locke III of Greenwood.
She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Henry Dunn, the late Mary Elizabeth Ratliff Locke and the late James Lloyd Locke Jr. She is the great-granddaughter of Sara Grantham Hambrick of Senatobia.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pete Belvedresi of Cleveland.
He is the grandson of Mrs. William Louis Hays of Charleston and the late Mr. Hays and Mrs. Floyd Peter Belvedresi of Clarksdale and the late Mr. Belvedresi.
Dr. Jim Phillips officiated the double ring ceremony. Nuptial music was provided by Ray Mattox, pianist, and Patricia Ethridge, organist. Jessica Blair Perkins of Greenwood was the vocalist.
Entering the sanctuary on her father’s arm, the bride wore an Allure gown of ivory Alencon lace overlay with a charmeuse satin fashioned slip with cap sleeves and a V-neckline with a keyhole back closed with covered buttons. From the waistline encircled with a satin sash, fell an A-line skirt and chapel-length train with a scalloped edge. Completing the bride’s ensemble was a cascading fingertip-length veil of ivory illusion trimmed in Alencon lace. She wore antique pearl drop earrings, a gift from her parents, and a five-strand pearl bracelet with an antique diamond clasp presented to her by the groom on their wedding day.
The bride carried a cluster of garden roses and white hydrangeas, accented with white tulips. The bouquet was wrapped with a family heirloom handkerchief and an antique locket belonging to the bride’s great-grandmother.
Attending the bride as matron of honor was her cousin Diana Dunn Mims of Greenwood. The maid of honor was Leigh Anne Lubiani of Greenwood.
Bridesmaids were Heather Welshans Belvedresi of Jackson, Sarah Elizabeth Belvedresi of Cleveland, both sisters of the groom; Kathryn Harlow Cox of Byram, Kathryn Flanagan Evans of Greenwood, Taylor DeLoach Kane of Meridian and Kathryn Brown Narmour of Greenwood.
They wore floor-length strapless slate silk dupioni gowns with an inset waistband and party skirt. They carried bouquets of garden roses and white hydrangeas.
Harry Pete Belvedresi served his son as best man. Groomsmen were James Lloyd Locke IV of Greenwood, brother of the bride; John Philip Armstrong of Clarksdale, Tyler Hitt Dixon, James Hunter Grimmett, Eric William Jackson and Justin Ross Pate, all of Cleveland; and John Taylor Miller of Duncan.
The bride’s proxy was Tess Kathryn Groner of Hernando. Attendants were Ann Holder Homolik of Greenwood and Madeline Lee Richardson of Indianola.
Honorary children walked into the sanctuary to “Jesus Loves the Little Children.” They were Amanda Claire Bush, Jacob Miller Bush and Charlie Keith Dunn, all of Greenwood. Amanda and Jacob also read Scripture during the ceremony.
A solo, “Sweet, Sweet Spirit,” was sung by Jessica Blair Perkins as a special tribute in memory of the bride and groom’s late grandparents.
The wedding was directed by Heather Houston Williams.
Following the ceremony, the wedding party was taken by trolley to the wedding reception hosted by the bride’s parents at the Greenwood Country Club.
Guests were entertained by music from the King Beez of Memphis.
The bride’s five-tiered wedding cake, designed by Martha Faye James, friend of the family, was the focal point. The bride’s table was decorated with an elaborate antique hand-stitched lace cloth that belongs to the groom’s grandmother and has been used for five generations of family weddings.
As the evening came to a close, the couple departed the reception under a canopy of small wooden airplanes tagged with “Love is in the Air”.
After a honeymoon trip to St. Lucia, the couple is at home in Greenwood and will be moving to their new home in Oxford in the fall.
The groom is a commercial pilot with the University of Mississippi and the bride is a registered nurse.