Mary Claire Travis & William Thomas Jackson Jr.

Mary Claire Travis and William Thomas Jackson Jr. were united in Christian marriage at Spring Hill Baptist Church on Jan. 5, 2013. The Rev. Terry Moore Richey officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Philip S. Travis, of Mobile. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. James L. Travis and the late Dr. James L. Travis, of Tupelo, Miss.; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Morris G. Neely, of Florence, Miss. The groom is the son of Ms. Connie F. Jackson, of Galveston, Texas; and Drs. William T. Jackson, of St. Petersburg, Fla. He is the grandson of Mrs. Thomas D. Foster and the late Mr. Thomas D. Foster, of West Memphis, Ark.; and the late Mr. and Mrs. George F. Jackson, of Selma, Ala.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a Coren Moore design featuring a sweetheart neckline with Alençon lace accented by a Modern Trousseau lace bolero. She wore her mother’s floor-length veil and carried a bouquet of Lily of the Valley.

The bridal party entered the church to special music provided by the Chancel Bell Choir of Spring Hill Baptist Church. Bethany Benton, sister of the bride, and Laura Allyson Miller served as matrons of honor. Bridesmaids were Kendall Bingham; Erin Clary; Julie Massey; Abby Hines; Jordan Neuburger; Ashley Travis, sister-in-law of the bride; Lydia Jackson, sister of the groom; and Erica Rutherford. Flower girls were Neely Kate and Millie Benton, nieces of the bride.

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Wesley Helton served as best man. The groomsmen were Justin Fort; Zach Lee; Rob Germany; Taylor Vice; Noble Starnes; Jacob Wray; Eric Vaughn; Daniel Travis, brother of the bride; and Christopher Benton, brother-in-law of the bride. The bride’s nephews, Barrett, Hampton and Weston Travis served as ring bearers.

A reception followed at Mobile Botanical Gardens with music provided by Four Barrel Funk. Food and floral arrangements were provided by Martha Rutledge Catering and Dennis Harris, of Zimlich the Florist. The couple left for their honeymoon in the Dominican Republic in a vintage 1939 Ford Mercury convertible. They now reside in Northport, Ala.

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