Wilkinson, Ainsworth wed
Erin Rebecca Wilkinson of Decatur and Avery Jerald Ainsworth III of Starkville, Miss. were married April 10, 2010, at 6 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church in Decatur. Rev. Mitchell Williams performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Judge and Mrs. Charles Bernard Langham of Decatur and Wade Edward Wilkinson of Huntsville. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Robert Beauregard of Huntsville, the late Lt. Col. Rudolph Frank Nottrodt and Dr. Edward Lee Wilkinson and the late Sarahann Seymour Wilk-inson of Union Grove.
The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Avery Jerald Ainsworth Jr. of Hammond, La., formerly of Starkville, Miss. He is the grandson of Avery Jerald Ainsworth Sr., and the late Clara Blount Ainsworth of Jackson, Miss. and Charlotte Brown Kidd and the late Harold Davis Kidd of Hattiesburg, Miss.
Escorted by her stepfather, the bride wore a formal strapless trumpet gown of ivory silk organza with beaded
French lace accents that flowed through the A-line skirt into the chapel-length train.
The cathedral-length veil of ivory tulle was monogrammed with her initials. The bride’s jewelry included her mother’s double strand pearl bracelet and pearl drop earrings accented with diamonds. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of white roses, lilies, lilac, sweet pea and peonies wrapped in a monogrammed vintage handkerchief given to her by her aunt.
Attending the bride as her matron of honor was Sara Caldwell of Montgomery. Maid of honor was Stephanie Forbes of Atlanta, Ga. Bridesmaids were Devin Banchero and Stefanie Lance, both of Hattiesburg, Miss.; Carmen Ainsworth, Katie Nelson, Melody Pan, Margaret Pettey and Kate Sanders, all of Birmingham.
Serving as best men were father of the groom, Jerald Ainsworth and brother of the groom, Aaron Ainsworth of Birmingham. Groomsmen were Jason Bushby of Birmingham, Josh Coker of Huntsville, Chuck Emplaincourt of Memphis, Tenn., Casey Pratt of Olive Branch, Miss., Hossein Razzaghi of San Francisco, Calif., Austin Shafer of Houston, Tex. Jeff Weathers of Dallas, Tex. and Jim Wea-thers of Gulfport, Miss.
Ceremony music was provided by organist Foster Bailey and string ensemble Viljar Weimann and Company. A scripture reading was given by Brandon Thompson. Sara Alice Godwin directed the wedding.
A reception followed at Historic Rhodes Ferry Park on the Tennessee River. Guests were welcomed by Mr. and Mrs. Avery Ainsworth III. Guests enjoyed music provided by Z and the Party Factory of Birmingham.
On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner in honor of the bride and groom at the Decatur Country Club.
Following a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple is at home in Jackson, Miss.