June 14, 2015
Madison Reed Walker and Markus Glen Simmons of Hattiesburg were married April 25, 2015, at 5 p.m. at St. Francis at the Point in Fairhope, Alabama, with the Rev. Chad Davis officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Redden Walker of Columbus. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Allen B. Puckett Jr., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Harold D. Walker. She was given in marriage by her father. She wore a soft, romantic tulle A-line gown with a lace illusion neckline, shirred bodice featuring capped sleeves, cashmere crystal belt and sweep train. The bride carried a bouquet of white and ivory roses, hydrangeas and lisianthus with hand-dyed silk ribbon. Macy Walker of Columbus, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kathryn Knott of Greenville, South Carolina; Caitlin Oliver and Sally Sandner, both of Birmingham, Alabama; Meryl Fisackerly of Columbus; Carrington Lott of Boulder, Colorado; and Jessica Autrey of Boston. Attendants wore floor-length blush luxe chiffon gowns over an opulence slip with an illusion neckline and light shirring in the bodice and skirt. The groom is the son of Ms. Billie Jean Harold of Petal. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tyner, and Mr. James D. Shelton and the late Mrs. Shelton. Brett Holmes of Waco, Texas, and Corbin Coker of Starkville served as best men. Groomsmen were Houston Walker of Starkville, brother of the bride; Will Miles of College Station, Texas; Cody Creel of Waco; Hunter Pate of Columbus, brother of the bride; and Sam Bilbo of Petal. Following a wedding trip to Negril, Jamaica, the couple resides in Hattiesburg, where the groom is the manager of the Office of Conference and Fraternity Housing Operations at the University of Southern Mississippi and working on his MBA, and the bride is a pediatric physical therapist at Forrest General Hospital.
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