March 10, 2013
Claire Lee Campassi and Gene Davis Herndon were married Sept. 22, 2012, at Seaside Interfaith Chapel in Seaside, Fla., with Dr. R. Craig Strickland officiating. The bride is the daughter of Drs. Robin and Helen Campassi of Columbus. She is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Young Shik Lee of Mokpo, South Korea, and the late Robert H. Campassi and June H. Campassi of Columbus. The bride was given in marriage by her parents. She wore a white Marting Liana dupioni silk gown featuring a ruched bodice, drop waist, Swarovski crystal, diamante and freshwater pearl accents, a beaded keyhole back, a chapel-length train and suede aqua blue pumps. Matron of honor was Meridith Stanfield Schiel of Germantown, Tenn. Maid of honor was Shelly Elizabeth Albrecht of Portland, Ore. Serving as bridesmaids were Claire Barron of Orlando, Fla., Montana Hill of Paris, Tenn., Tina Le of Tupelo, Mary Brandon Norman of Destin, Fla., and the groom’s sister, Courtney Eaton Rodriguez of Gulfport. Attendants wore aqua blue gowns and neutral-colored high heels of their choice. The groom is the son of Billy Wayne Herndon of Oxford and Elizabeth Sprenger Anderson of Amory. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell M. Lundy of Grenada, Hildegarde K. Kale of Kingfisher, Okla., and the late Gene Herndon and Ethel P. Herndon of Grenada. Michael C. Powell of Long Beach served as best man. Groomsmen were Bryan Carver of Long Beach, Billy Hauer of Gulfport, Wallace McLaurin of Las Vegas, Michael Mount of Gulfport, Matt Shaw of Biloxi, Kent Lane of Grenada, and the bride’s brother, Conner Campassi, of Columbus, Ohio. Following a wedding trip to Antigua, the couple resides in Memphis, Tenn., where the bride is in pharmaceutical sales and the groom is a member of the SWAT team and is a police officer.
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