Parker & Ali
Rehearsal Dinner Venue | The Grammy Museum of MS
Ceremony Venue | First Baptist Church of Cleveland, MS
Reception Venue | The Warehouse
Photographer | John Clemmer Photography
Wedding Directors | Stacy Davis & Kimberly Eastland
Bride’s Dress | Elle James Bridal
Hair & Makeup | Kelsey Cather Pate
Groom's Tux | Abraham’s Cleveland
Invitations | The Melon Patch
Florist | Simply Sunflower
Caterer | Stacy Davis
Cakes/Desserts | Tina Carr
Band | Groove Factor Live
Solo | “Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery”
Ceremony Musicians | Jared Smith, Betty Lindsey, & Lyle Ward
Ministers | William Bradley Beckwith & John David Shaw
Music | “Here Now" by Analog Heart & “Vibe Tribe" by The Painted Pianos
The Mississippi Delta may be Mississippi’s hidden gem. With the revitalization of many of the small towns, even other Mississippian’s have become tourists as they re-explore and experience the quaintness and loveliness of the scenery.
Parker grew up in the bustling town of Cleveland, Mississippi. On the day of his wedding, he and his groomsmen and ushers went and played basketball at his high school. The night before the wedding, the rehearsal dinner was held in the popular and elegant Grammy Museum. The downtown area of Cleveland had a cute farmers market in the middle of where the old railroad tracks came through and local shops and restaurants only added to the charm of the city. A few blocks away, First Baptist Church of Cleveland stands as a historical landmark of heritage and hope. Places like these shaped the wedding day of Parker and Ali.
Ali was so excited to show her bridesmaids her wedding gown. She looked stunning in it with the cut off shoulders and long silk train. Parker and Ali read letters to each other that day which only increased the excitement and anticipation of waiting until the actual ceremony to see one another. Taking this traditional route, it was such a blessing to see Parker’s face and real emotion come to the surface as his beautiful bride walked down the aisle.
Many other aspects can be said of the wedding day itself from the lovely details to the sentiment of the ceremony, but one aspect of the weekend made more of an impact on those who experienced it. The rehearsal dinner was wonderful. The Grammy Museum was awesome to look through and learn from. However, it was the speeches and toasts from the family and friends that truly reflected the character of Parker and Ali. Usually, the family and maybe a few of the party would speak, but not this rehearsal dinner. Nearly everyone who was there spoke of the impact that both Parker and Ali had on their lives. Truly it was astounding to see just how much they cared and loved so well those who were in their lives. It truly was a testament of the character and integrity that both Parker and Ali have both individually and now together as a united couple.
The reception was held at the Warehouse where the band rocked and people danced for hours. The celebration was perfect! To end the night Parker and Ali raced toward the limo as confetti cascaded down all around them.
Parker and Ali were married on June 22, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Cleveland, Mississippi.