A service celebrating the covenant marriage of Olivia Courtney Rule and Charles Rosa Davis Bourne was held July 30 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church Jackson. Reverend Ronnie Falvey presided over the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Carlton Rule of Ridgeland. She is the granddaughter of Olive Coker Horne and the late James Bryant Horne Jr. of Jackson, and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Wesley Rule of Ridgeland.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lloyd Bourne Jr. of Jackson. He is the grandson of Dr. Charles Rosa Davis of Point Clear, and the late Marcia Yates Davis of Jackson, and Peggy Caviness Noel of Cleveland, Tennessee, and the late Sam Lloyd Bourne Sr. of Jackson.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a magnolia ivory satin dress, fashioned with a basque bodice, an illusion shoulder yoke edged with lace scallops, and long lace sleeves ending in lily tips on the hand. Medallions of imported Chantilly lace adorned the front of the bodice, which was buttoned down the back with tiny satin buttons. The circular satin skirt had hand-applied lace medallions with seed beads at the front and at the back of the cathedral train. She wore a royal length veil embroidered in French silk illusion with a beaded crown. The bride wore magnolia satin shoes adorned with pearls and jewels. Her only adornment was diamond earrings which were a gift from her parents on her wedding day. She was the third generation to wear the wedding dress.
Her bouquet was a cascade of white dendrobium orchids, blushing garden roses, tube roses, white lisianthus, and an arrangement of white ranunculus.
The maid of honor was Sarah Mckinley Buchanan. The bridesmaids were Abigail Elise Giddens, Amanda Alexandra Barlow, Elizabeth Russell Bowman, Emily Elizabeth Young, Grace Kathryn Gebhart and Kaylie Brynn Reeves. They wore off-the-shoulder petal pink satin dresses. The princess cut bodice turned into a circular skirt. The dresses were accessorized with a single strand of pearls and satin opera-length gloves. Attendants carried versions of the bride’s bouquet.
The groom’s father was a witness. The groomsmen included Sam Lloyd Bourne III, Knowlton Yates Bourne, Sam Roberts Davis, Ryan James Henry, Travis Houston McCain and Wesley Bryant Rule.
Bible readings were given by the bride’s brother, Wesley Bryant Rule.
Bridal music was presented by James Arrington Goff, Eva Hart, Zakary Joyner and Catherine Sledge. The altar decor included three large urns of white hydrangeas, white roses, delphiniums, and white rosettes surrounded by gold candelabras under Gothic arches that complemented the architecture. of the sanctuary.
For her daughter’s wedding, Ms Rule wore a strapless fitted lavender dress with a train. The dress also had a ball gown overlay train adorned with sequin appliqués. The mother of the groom chose a light blue dress with gold accents with a bow belt.
After the ceremony, the bride’s parents honored the guests with a reception at the Railroad District in Jackson. The bridal cake had five tiers with piped garlands and smooth buttercream roses under an arch decorated with pink and white roses and seasonal hydrangeas. The top tier held the antique bride and groom’s top hat surrounded by hand-spun sugar roses. The topper was used on the wedding cakes of the bride’s parents and grandparents. The groom’s cake was a traditional monogrammed chocolate cake. The ivory and blush color scheme was continued in the decorations. The centerpiece of the main ballroom was a large standing urn of red and white roses and white hydrangeas.
After the couple’s first dance, guests were entertained by a string quartet. The newlyweds left the reception in a shower of white rose petals in a 1931 Ford Model A.
The day before the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted the wedding party and family at a rehearsal dinner at the River Hills Club. Following a trip to the island of Saint Lucia, the couple is at home in Jackson.