Ashley Jacks and Mathis Young exchange wedding vows


MEMPHIS — St. Peter Catholic Church, Memphis, Tenn., was the setting at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 21, for the marriage of Ashley Marie Jacks and Harper Mathis Young Jr. Fr. Eduardo Logiste, O.P. officiated the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Donna Ralston Jacks and Dr. Dennis Wayne Jacks, both of Pine Bluff. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Ray Jacks of Pine Bluff and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Ralston.

The groom is the son of Mariamne Barnes Young of Oxford, Miss., and Harper Mathis Young Sr., of Greenville, Miss. He is the grandson of Mariamne Prewitt Council of Naples, Fla., the late Harold Council and the late Eunice and John Young.

The ceremony was enhanced by fresh arrangements of white hydrangeas, belles, hanging amaranthus and white dendrobium orchids in birch bark vases placed on the altar. A program of nuptial music was provided by organist, Jane Schardling Smedley and vocalist, William Pope.

Hayley Fyfe of Tunica, Miss., the flower girl, wore a white, Dupioni silk, floor length dress with a gun metal sash. She

carried a basket of white and cream roses, hydrangeas, and ranunculus, finished with white ribbon. Luke Beatty Jacks and William Ralston Jacks of Star City served as ring bearers.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a one-piece, strapless designer sheath in perfecting satin. The ruched satin gown featured accents of Swarovski crystal and sequin, and pearl beaded appliqués on the front and back of the skirt. Her veil of illusion was encrusted with pearls and sequins, complimenting her gown. She carried a hand-held bouquet of white peonies, finished with white ribbon.

Megan Jacks Turchi of Little Rock, served as matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Rebecca Perry Fyfe of Tunica, Miss., Valerie Campbell Hall of Memphis, Tenn., Lisa Beatty Jacks of Star City and Mariamne Young Richardson of Tupelo, Miss. They wore floor-length gowns of gun metal, Dupioni silk and carried bouquets of white and cream roses, hydrangeas, and ranunculus, finished with white ribbon.

Attending the groom as best man were his father and brother, Council McLarty Young of Greenville, Miss. Groomsmen were Joshua Morgan Guyton of Madison, Miss., Charles David Holmes Jr. of Memphis, Tenn., Dennis William Jacks of Star City, and Jairl Dennis Moss III of Memphis, Tenn.

Ushers were Michael Alden Addison of Tupelo, Miss., Andrew Lewis Hillmer of Knoxville, Tenn., Hyde Dunbar Jenkins, Jr. of Oxford, Miss., and Adam Raker Thomas of Chattanooga, Tenn.

The Jack Robinson Art Gallery was the venue for the reception following the ceremony. The band, G3: The Gary Goin Group, entertained the guests.

Following a wedding trip to Lake Como, Italy and Paris, France the couple will make their home in Memphis, Tenn.