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Beneath the spreading oaks on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, Jessica Lynne Martin of Phoenix, Ariz., and David Adam Scott of Phoenix, formerly of Winnsboro, were united in holy matrimony in a beautiful garden ceremony on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at the historic antebellum mansion, The Briars. Rev. John Albright, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Winnsboro officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride and her attendants arrived at the wedding site in a white horse-drawn carriage with red tufted upholstery. Maid of honor and best friend of the bride, Alanna Fairfield of Phoenix and bridesmaid Lesley Holmes, sister of the groom, of Baton Rouge, were attired in identical strapless European gowns of champagne satin accented with wide chocolate sashes of satin which ended in long tails over a shallow train. Each attendant carried a bouquet of pink roses.
Flower girls Fayth Anne and Honor Leigh Martin of Watauga, Texas, nieces of the bride, wore matching sleeveless floor-length gowns of pink organza featuring delicately beaded bodices and carried matching pink baskets of rose petals.
Serving as best man was Paul P. "Trey" Price III of Winnsboro. Serving as groomsman was Michael Holmes, brother-in-law of the groom, of Baton Rouge.
Lucas Adrian Holmes, nephew of the groom, of Baton Rouge served the wedding party as ringbeaer.
Debbie Albright provided nuptial music for the ceremony, which was held on the verandah of The Briars. Guests were seated in chairs arranged on the lawn before the entrance of the groom and his attendants to "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring." The bride's attendants made their entrance to the strings of Pachelbel's "Canon in D."
Given in marriage by her mother, the bride made her entrance to the "Bridal Chorus," by Richard Wagner. She chose a candle light pink taffeta strapless creation fashioned with diagonal gathers, beaded and appliquéd along the mermaid-style skirt which flowed into a full train. The fitted bodice was embellished with beaded lace appliqués and matching bolero jacket. Her birdcage veil, accented with a single rose, was handmade by the bride. She carried a bouquet of delicate cream, pink-tipped roses accented with greenery and baby's breath.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, the bride and groom departed for the reception in the horse-drawn carriage to the classic "Wedding March," by Felix Mendelssohn.
Guest enjoyed a buffet dinner from the ground floor rooms of the mansion, which featured lavish floral and edible appointments in the dining room, drawing room and great room.
The wedding cake was a three-tiered pink confection of Italian crème decorated with wide scrolls of chocolate and adorned with fresh roses served on a silver cake stand.
The groom's cake was a lemon-flavored sheet cake featuring the purple and gold LSU football logo. The bride and groom cut the wedding cake with an engraved silver cake server and toasted to their future with crystal champagne flutes.
Cocktails and dancing in the courtyard provided entertainment into the evening hours.
The bride is the daughter of Lisa Joy Martin of Watauga and Kenneth Lynn Martin of North Lima, Ohio. Her maternal grandparents are the late Kenneth Leroy and Nancy Ruth Martin of Boardman, Ohio. She is currently employed by Valic, as subsidiary of AIG of Phoenix.
The groom is the son of Kay and Aaron Scott of Winnsboro. His maternal grandparents are the late Louise and E.E. Freeman. His paternal grandparents are the late Onice and L.A. Scott Sr. He received his undergraduate degree and his MBA from Louisiana Tech in Ruston. He is employed by J.P. Morgan Chase as a commercial loan underwriter.
Following the ceremony, the couple enjoyed a honeymoon cruise along the Greek Islands in the eastern Mediterranean. They will make their home in Los Angeles, Calif., where the groom will continue his tenure with J.P. Morgan Chase.