June 2, 2013
Melissa Caroline Murphree and Jason Adam Roberson were married Dec. 15, 2012, at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Peter the Apostle in Jackson, with the Rev. Brian David Kaskie and the Rev. Michael O’Brien officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith Murphree of Jackson. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Lamar Black Cantelou and the late Robert Atkin Russell of Columbus, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Martin Murphree Sr. of Jackson. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Her gown of ivory tulle over silk satin featured a strapless sweetheart neckline overlaid with beaded lace. From an empire waistline beaded with Swarovski crystals and pearls fell an A-line skirt of beaded Alencon lace, sweeping to a chapel train. Her bouquet of white antique garden roses was tied with two heirloom lace handkerchiefs. Catherine Russell Murphree, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. The matron of honor was Penelope Roberson Croniser of Cleveland, Ohio, sister of the bridegroom. Bridesmaids were Wendy Edwards Bryant and Kelly Jeanes Wilkinson, both of Jackson; Kelly Elizabeth Backus and Ashley Wall Cronmiller, both of Atlanta; Allison Ashford Nicholson and Meredith Monsour Schiefer, both of Nashville; Suzanne Adams Crell of Port St. Lucie; Elizabeth Parsons Jack of Isola; Ellen Neill Jordan of Memphis; and Lindsey Smith Wiseman of Starkville. Bridesmaids wore gowns of emerald silk charmeuse with twisted strapless necklines centered with jeweled brooches, and full-length skirts. They carried bouquets of hydrangea, lisianthus, freesia and English garden roses in shades of white and cream. The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Allen Roberson of Lebanon, Tenn. He is the grandson of Mrs. John Stephen Kuncewitch and the late Mr. Kuncewitch of Milltown, N.J., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Benton Roberson of Roseville, Mich. Christopher Ryan Edwards of Nashville served as best man. Groomsmen were Dustin Allen Roberson, brother of the bridegroom, David Andrew Deffendall, and Lowell Thomas Gorman, all of Lebanon; John William Braden of Denver; Michael George Gallant of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Whitney Rhys Gorham, Jason Adam White, and James William Wynn III, all of Nashville; and Andrew Joseph Zimmerman of Charlotte, N.C. Following a wedding trip to Cocobay Resort in Saint Johns, Antigua, the couple resides in Nashville, where the bride is a surety bond underwriter for Lexon Surety Group, and the groom is a qualified pension administrator and is associated with the Global Retirement Team for Cummins Inc.
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