Holy and McRae wed at Galloway Methodist

Christina Michelle Holy and Alexander Watkins McRae were wed at 6:30 p.m. July 30, at Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church. The wedding was officiated by the Rev. Dr. John Joseph Shelton IV.

The bride is the daughter of Shannon Quiriconi Holy of Ridgeland. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan Watkins McRae of Jackson.

Given in marriage by her grandfather, the bride wore an ivory tulle ballgown featuring a fitted lace bodice adorned with cap sleeves and a crystal belt, jewel encrusted back and sweeping train. She wore a fingertip veil, first worn by her sister, and diamond drop earrings, once belonging to the bridegroom’s paternal grandmother, Selby Watkins McRae. The hand-tied bridal bouquet contained white English Roses, Peonies, Dusty Miller, Ranunculus and Silver Brunia Balls.

Matron of honor was Jessica Holy Ahuja of Jackson. Maid of honor was Melissa Ann Holy of Ridgeland. Bridesmaids were Selby McRae Graepel of Nashville; Chandler McCarley Llana of Jackson; Sarah Walker McRae of Washington, D.C.; Margaret Frances Olander of Dallas; Rhianon Kay Rowe of Fort Collins, Colo.; and Elizabeth Ann Scott of Ridgeland.

They wore ice blue gowns featuring an illusion net gathered to a high neckline over a fitted sweetheart bodice. The attendants’ bouquets complemented the floral selection of the bride’s bouquet.

Ashley Marie Greco of Jackson was bridal proxy.


Elliott Morris Silveraman of McLean, Va., was best man. Groomsmen were Daniel Hartley Duddleston of Jackson; Kevin Whittle Graepel of Nashville; Cameron Stone McRae of St. Louis; Douglas Vaughan McRae of Washington, D.C.; Robert Richard Risk of Dallas; Aubrey Farrell Threadgill of Charlotte, N.C.; and Stephen Christopher Wheelis of Shreveport.

Stella McLaine Jolly and Eva Gray Jolly of Madison were flower girls. They wore ivory dresses with ruffled cap sleeve embellishment. The ring bearer was Samuel Lawrence Ahuja, nephew of the bride. A pillow for the wedding rings was fashioned from the silk satin of the wedding dress of the bridegroom’s grandmother, Selby Watkins McRae, a Galloway bride 70 years earlier.

Program attendants were Isabelle Marie Ciaramitaro of Kansas City, Mo.; Laura Elizabeth Myers of Ridgeland; Karamia Marie Quiriconi of Memphis; and Rebekah Katheryn Quiriconi of Denver. Ushers included Charles Henry Goodwin of Louisville, Ky.; Cameron Stevenson Ray of Jackson; Nicholas Boyd Rhodes of Mission, Texas; and Michael Lucas Tauchar of Fort Worth.

Scripture was read by Dr. Mohit Ahuja, brother-in-law of the bride, and Stephanie Quiriconi Scott, aunt of the bride. During the ceremony, vocalists Anna McDonald, soprano, Monica Hutchinson, mezzo-soprano, and Reagan Lord, contralto, sang Felix Mendelssohn’s “Children Blessed of the Lord,” which was also sung at the wedding of the bridegroom’s parents.


Following the ceremony, the bride’s mother hosted a celebration at the Old Capitol Inn.  The DMP Band provided the music.

On the day before the wedding, the bride and her attendants were honored at a luncheon hosted by Stephanie Quiriconi Scott, aunt of the bride.

On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents hosted a Scottish themed dinner at Fairview Inn.

After a wedding trip to Bermuda, the couple are at home in Jackson where the bride is in her third year of dental school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the bridegroom is in his first year of medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.



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