April 4, 2009
Laura Katie Laird of Columbus and Townes Wade Maxwell of Jackson were married Dec. 27, 2008, at 3 p.m. at Galloway United Methodist Church in Jackson with Dr. Sam Morris officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Keith Laird of Columbus. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Laura Evans of Smackover, Ark., and the late Mr. H.W. Evans Jr. of Louann, Ark., and Mrs. Katherine Laird and the late David Charles Laird Sr. of Baton Rouge, La. The bride was given in marriage by her father, Douglas Keith Laird. The bride wore a designer satin gown with a strapless neckline, covered buttons down the back and a chapel-length veil of illusion tiers edged in rolled satin cording. A sash of café satin was centered to the side with a brooch of gold and pearls over the A-line skirt drifting into a chapel train. Ms. Emily Jane Laird of Columbus, sister of the bride; served as maid of honor. Ms. Chaeli Leigh Chambers of Batesville, Ms. Elizabeth Spence Piazza of Jackson, and Mrs. Maegen Martin Schaff of Metairie, La., served as bridesmaids. Ms. Leigh Anne Foster of Flowood and Ms. Amanda Erin Clark of Pascagoula also served as bridal attendants. The bridal attendants wore street-length dresses of tiramisu satin with sweetheart, shirred strapless necklines and inverted pleated skirts. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Caldwell Maxwell of Jackson. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Wade O'Kelly Martin of Metairie, and Mrs. Mignonne Caldwell Maxwell of Jackson and the late Mr. Britton Hoover Maxwell of Pickens. Mr. Justin Blake Lance of Horn Lake served as best man. Mr. Rounsaville Smith McNeal of Leakesville, Mr. Bradley Robert Ward of Madison and Mr. Matthew Gregory Bowen of Ridgeland served as groomsmen. Mr. Robert Russell Lynch II of Madison, Mr. John Rhodes Martin of Tupelo and Mr. Benjamin Jonas Piper of Hattiesburg also served as attendants. The couple resides in Jackson where the bride attends the University of Mississippi Medical School and the groom is employed by Senator Roger Wicker.
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