Photos by Wiggins Photography
Jessica Christine Wood and David Mitchell Hust were united in marriage at two o’clock in the afternoon on September 20, 2014, at First Baptist Church Brandon. Elder Mike Sills, grandfather of the bride, performed the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wood of Brandon. The bride is the granddaughter of Mr. Thomas Beeman and the late Mrs. Sally Beeman of Brandon and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Sills of Pearl. Hellon Beeman and the late Mr. Thomas M. Beeman of Lowell, Arkansas, previously of Meridian.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Lloyd of Oxford and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hust of Pelahatchie. The bridegroom is the grandson of Mrs. Audrea Hobgood and the late Mr. Russell Hobgood Jr. of Ackerman, Mr. and Mrs. James Hust Jr. of Pelahatchie, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lloyd of Jackson, and Mrs. Martha Hanson of Pelahatchie.
Cellist Nancy Bateman provided nuptial music. Hymns and selections dear to the couple’s hearts filled the ceremony.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a breathtaking custom gown made of luxurious ivory satin. Miniature seed pearls and rhinestones adorned delicate silver embroidery which formed a deep V-neckline and continued into a broach style appliqué on the empire waist. Asymmetrical ruching formed the fitted bodice of the mermaid style gown. Matching embroidery flowed from each side to join the full, floor-length skirt. Satin covered buttons began at the illusion style back and cascaded into a chapel-length train. Her ivory veil was delicately trimmed in rhinestones, complementing the delicate bead work in the gown. The bride carried an exquisite bouquet of lilies, hydrangeas, tulips, and David Austin roses. The bouquet was beautifully trimmed in white satin ribbon and wrapped with an embroidered Italian lace handkerchief, used by five generations of the groom’s family. Neely Wood, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Holly Sills, aunt of the bride, attended as a bridesmaid. The bridal party wore beaded lace Tadashi knee-length dresses in blush. Each carried a bouquet of roses to complement the bridal bouquet.
Jack Hust, father of the bridegroom, served as best man. The groom’s gold wedding band is his maternal grandparents’ bands soldered into one band from their wedding in 1901.
The jubilant couple left the church in a white 1961 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud Limousine. The car made for a beautiful exit as the couple rode away in style. The reception was held at Julep Restaurant in Highland Village, where family members celebrated the new couple.
The couple enjoyed a relaxing honeymoon to San Pedro, Belize. The Husts will reside in the Jackson area where Jessi is a registered nurse in the emergency department at St. Dominic’s Hospital and David is a pilot with Nicholas Air in Columbus.