Bledsoe, Harris exchange vows in Greenwood

Julia Andersen Bledsoe and Robert Hayes Harris, both of Nashville, Tenn., were united in marriage at 6 p.m. May 29, 2010, at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Greenwood.

The Rev. Craig Gates officiated at the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Herr Bledsoe of Greenwood.

She is the granddaughter of Mrs. James Allan Shackelford of North Carrollton and the late Mr. Shackelford, and Ed Jones Bledsoe Sr. of Greenwood and the late Sybil Herr Bledsoe.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wayne Harris of Hernando.

He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Malcom Davis Baxter Sr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Winfred Iverson Harris Sr.

Nuptial music was provided by vocalists Alice Grafton Boswell and Mary Alice Boswell, both cousins of the bride, and pianist Ray Smithee.

Scripture was read by Ernest Allan Bledsoe, brother of the bride, and Mitchell David Baxter, cousin of the groom.

Mary Key Britt and Neely Elizabeth Young served as program attendants.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory double silk organza gown designed by Amsale. The layered strapless bodice was accented with a grosgrain ribbon at the natural waistline and adorned with a delicate brooch. The bodice dropped to layers of silk organza in a full A-line skirt drifting into a chapel-length train. Her ivory cathedral-length veil was edged in Chantilly lace.

She carried a bouquet of petite white mini calla lilies nestled with white garden roses, tulips and gardenias. The stem of the bouquet was banded with her maternal grandmother's lace handkerchief and her paternal grandmother's lace chapel cap.

May Shackelford Trezevant, cousin of the bride, attended the bride as matron of honor, and Virginia Arrington Walcott, also cousin of the bride, served as her maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Jane Gray Bledsoe, sister-in-law of the bride; Libby Harris Crumpton and Martha Harris Maxey, sisters of the groom; Katharine Bledsoe Buford, cousin of the bride; Sarah Rose Buchanan; Kathryn Amelia Burkhalter; Callie Anease Calhoun; Meredith Leigh Coleman; Sloane Porter Fair; Kathryn Anne Flanagan; Tante Falkner Moore; and Jennings Kathryn Whelan Luster.

The attendants wore pale green chiffon floor-length gowns with a pleated bodice and a flower accenting the waist. They carried bouquets of white spring tulips.

Flower girls were Elizabeth Kirkland Maxey and Mary Hayes Maxey, both nieces of the groom.

Robert Wayne Harris served his son as best man.

Groomsmen were Ernest Allan Bledsoe, brother of the bride; Robert Bozeman Crumpton III and Charles Gregory Maxey II, both brothers-in-law of the groom; Edwin Woodfin Cole; John Kenneth Gresham III; Robert Hudson Lomenick Jr.; David Hatton Marbury V; Parker Lowery Moore; Scott Thomas Newell; John Gordon Peter Nunn; Patrick Guider Sadler; William Graham Smith; and Charles Walker Sudduth.

The ring bearer was Harris Bozeman Crumpton, nephew of the groom. He carried a hand-sewn pillow made from the wedding gown of the bride's mother.

Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at their home in Shellmound.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents honored the couple with a rehearsal dinner at The Alluvian.

After returning from their honeymoon in Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple is at home in Nashville.