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Story Archives: Boone-Southern wedding
Audra Alena "Ali" Boone and Emery Cain Southern were united in marriage during an evening ceremony on May 23, 2009, at River of Life Church. Pastor David Philips officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Allen Boone of Wisner and the late Barbara Arnold of Gilbert. The groom is the son of Joan and Bobby Southern of Chase.
The sanctuary of the church held rustic wrought iron lanterns woven with pink and white calla lilies and tulle. Fresh arrangements of hydrangeas and large ferns accented the altar area.
Nuptial music was provided by pianist Karla McHand. Selections for the ceremony included, "That's How You Know It's Love," "Belongs to You," and "Canon in D."
Escorted down the aisle and given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a strapless A-line gown with an embroidery overlay embellished with scattered seed pearls. The bodice was accented with an empire satin sash that tied in the back. Ali wore two white flowers in her partially swept up hair and carried a fresh bouquet of white hydrangeas.
Whitney Kincaid of Hebert attended the bride as her matron of honor. She wore a strapless street-length dress in watermelon pink that featured a black sash and rose. She carried a nosegay of pink and black flowers.
Bridesmaids were Beth Britt, Courtney Arnold and Randi Gwin of Winnsboro, and Amy Peppers of Crowville. Beth and Amy each wore black street-length dresses accented with pink. Courtney and Randi each wore pink strapless street-length dresses accented with black sashes. All of the bridesmaids carried a nosegay of pink and white calla lilies.
Karlee Ann Kincaid of Hebert served as miniature bride. She wore a white miniature gown with matching bow and headband and carried a basket of white flower petals.
Mary Jo Southern of Wisner served as the flower girl. She wore a black street-length dress accented with a pink sash and matching headband bow. She carried a basket of pink flower petals.
Bobby Southern of Chase, served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Jim Wallace of Olathe, Kan.; Josh McMurray, Jason McMurray and Craig Southern, all of Gilbert.
Josh Kincaid was ring bearer for the ceremony.
The bride's four-tiered cake was the focal point of the reception area. Designed by Barbara Hall of Hebert, the white confection featured a black ribbon of icing at the bottom of each cake and accented with pink flowers. The cake was topped with a scrolled monogram "S."
The groom's cake was a chocolate creation with a 3-D offshore drilling theme. Designed by Danielle Eley of Gilbert, the cake was a standing rig oil derrick.
After their honeymoon trip to Biloxi, Miss., the couple will be at home in Grayson.