Kendall, Thames wed at Galloway March 25

Anna Katherine Kendall and Jake Kinsley Thames were united in holy matrimony March 25 at Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. John Joseph Shelton IV and the Rev. Emily Lauren Sanford officiated the double ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Hastings Kendall IV of Bolton. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Recie Thames of Jayess.

Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory gown of Alencon lace over satin. The gown featured a full illusion back adorned with covered buttons to the chapel length train. Her cathedral length illusion veil was edged in deep Alencon lace. She carried a classic, hand-tied bouquet of Playa Blanca roses, white peonies, ranunculus, lisianthus, seeded eucalyptus, and Italian ruscus that was wrapped with a handkerchief belonging to her great-grandmother. 

Music was performed by the Magnolia String Quartet; Dr. William Robert Knupp, organist; and Benjamin Collier Lewis, soloist.

Matron of honor was Erica Du Plessis Reeves of Jackson. Bridesmaids were Carolina Campbell Hall of Ridgeland; Sarah Elizabeth Kerut and Koby Ann Wofford of Jackson; Bailey Owens Poindexter of Starkville; Anna-Michael Smith of Brookhaven; Marianne Kerut Wilson of Charlottesville, Va.

They wore petal pink gowns and carried hand-tied bouquets of white Polo roses and seeded eucalyptus. Lilla Grace Vandevere of Madison, cousin of the bride, was the flower girl. She wore a French hand-sewn gown, adorned with antique lace and medallions, which was worn by the bride as a child in two family weddings. The bride’s proxy was Mary Peyton Roche of Charlotte, N.C.

The bridegroom’s father was best man. Groomsmen were Whitaker Roberts Kendall of Bolton; Chad Hunter Myers of Brandon; Joseph Trey Thames, Landon Paul Thames and Luke Anthony Thames of Monticello, and Russell Jeffrey Thames of Brandon.

Honorary bridesmaids were Natalie Ann Boudreaux of Houston, Texas: Elizabeth Yerger Briscoe of Johnson City, Tenn.: Kirke McNeel Chamblee of Brandon; Holly Elizabeth Darnell of Nashville; Kimberly Elizabeth Griffin of Madison, Whitney Holliday Lipscomb of Jackson, Brittney Lee McAllister of Mobile, Laura Harbarger Richardson of Kosciusko; Melissa Hobby Thomas of Germantown; and Brittany Smith Walker of Ridgeland.

Program attendants were Mary Jordan Fuller of Ridgeland; Whitney Hobby Pleasant of Madison; Mallory Mashburn Sanford of Bolton; and Lindsey Hatcher Uithoven of Greenwood.

Ushers included Clinton Gage Brister of Monticello; Mark Allen Case of Brookhaven; Brian Nathaniel Cliburn of Madison; Joseph Allen Evans of Jackson; Trent Edward Hartzog of Ocean Springs; Nicholas Kyle Jackson of Memphis; and Zachary David Summers of Monticello.


Following the ceremony the parents of the bride hosted a reception at the Old Capitol Inn. The New Royals from Atlanta provided the entertainment.

On the eve of the wedding the bridegroom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum.

On the morning of the wedding the bride and her attendants were honored with a brunch held at Las Invernadas in Bolton, home of the bride’s paternal grandparents, hosted by family and friends. 

After a wedding trip to England and Scotland the couple is at home in Jackson.

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