August 24, 2014
Miriam Clark Pryor and Robert Cole McCoy were married May 31, 2014, at noon at St. Paulís Episcopal Church in Columbus, with the Rev. Anne Harris officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James White Pryor Jr. of Columbus. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. James White Pryor of Tupelo and the late Mr. James White Pryor Sr., the late Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Guy Clark of Kosciusko, and the late Mrs. Carolyn McCharen Wenzel of Hot Springs, Arkansas. The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore an ivory gown of hand-embroidered silk organza with a sweetheart Italian illusion net neckline and hand-stitched heirloom lace and beading, with embroidery cascading down the dress. Her bouquet of English garden roses and peonies was wrapped in Italian lace given to her by her aunt and pinned with her great-grandmotherís antique broach. Shannon White Pryor, the brideís sister, served as maid of honor. Serving as bridesmaids were Brittney Laine Hollis of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Lauren McFall Hollis of Oxford, Rebecca Ellis Johnson of Dallas, Sarah Crumbley Langston of Madison, Maggie Graves Lee of Petal, Morgan McMurray Masley of Jackson, Hathaway Brown McMillon of Shreveport, Louisiana, Kelly Lampton Roberts of Nashville, Tennessee, Julia Graham Starrett of Hattiesburg, Katherine Elizabeth Waters of Columbus, Elizabeth Blount Wise of Gulfport and Anna Hillman Wiygul of West Point. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Howard McCoy of Empire, Alabama. He is the grandson of Mrs. Robert Howard McCoy and the late Mr. Robert Howard McCoy of Empire, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kenneth Bland of Empire. The groomís father served as best man. Serving as groomsmen were Matthew West Bowman of Huntsville, Alabama, Joshua McCoy Butler of Hayden, Alabama, Jonathon Ray Culwell of Warrior, Alabama, Paul Gregg Garner of Guntown, Joshua Allen Godfrey of Mount Olive, Alabama, Teddy Ryan Hall of Columbia, Maryland, Jabe Cody McCoy of Hayden, Christopher Jordan Pelly of Rosemary Beach, Florida, and Stefan Taylor Schmidt of Austin, Texas. Following a trip to Punta Cana, Domincan Republic, the couple resides in Birmingham, Alabama.
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