September 4, 2009
Katherine Davis Wallace of Jackson and Jed Staughton Dowdle of Jackson were married May 16, 2009, at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Columbus with Minister Rob Smith Dowdle officiating. The bride is the daughter of Ann Millsaps Wallace of Columbus and the late Thomas Grady Wallace. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Edith Millsaps of Starkville and the late Mr. Paul Green Millsaps, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Dick Wallace of Columbus. The bride was escorted by Dr. Joe Elsberry of Columbus and given away in marriage by her mother and family. The bride wore a formal ivory satin gown completely overlaid with beaded lace. The strapless bodice cascaded into a slim A-line skirt and featured a chapel length train. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of calla lilies wrapped with satin ribbon and an antique embroidered handkerchief. She wore a veil of ivory silk illusion. Martha Talbert James of Jackson served as maid of honor. Erin Ard of Louisville, Rebecca McKissack of Columbus, Dara Ritter, sister of the groom, of Saltillo, Julie Sparkman and Ann Taylor, both of Memphis, Tenn., and Terah Turner of Nashville, Tenn., served as bridesmaids. The attendants wore champagne strapless satin dresses with taupe satin sashes and carried bouquets of hand-tied calla lilies. The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. James Smith Dowdle of Columbus. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ervin Robertson of Start, La., and Mrs. LeDeane Dowdle Moore of Columbus and the late Mr. James Smith Dowdle. Dr. James Smith Dowdle, father of the groom, served as best man. Sloan Andrews, Barrett Hamil and David Russell all, of Starkville; Dade Dowdle, brother of the groom, of Alexandria, Va.; Michael Frazier of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; and Thomas Grady Wallace Jr.brother of the bride, of Columbus served as groomsmen. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Stephen D. Lee Home in Columbus. Following the wedding trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica, the couple resides in Jackson were the bride attends the University of Mississippi Medical Center school of physical therapy and the groom is employed as a landscape contractor with Imperial Landscape Contracting Company.