Margaret Ross Long and Jonathan William Davis were united in holy matrimony at 6:30 p.m. on May 25, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Indianola.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Childress Long of Indianola. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Cooke Robertson of Indianola and Mrs. Lawrence Wilburn Long III and the late Mr. Long of Jackson. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hollis Davis of Hernando.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a Gabrielle fluted gown from Anna Maier. The off the shoulder Alençon lace gown was lined with silk charmeuse which flowed into a dramatic full train. The veil, also worn by her sister, was a cathedral length Alençon lace mantilla style with scalloped edging which framed the dress. As part of her ensemble, the bride used the same six pence and garter used by her sister, mother, and maternal grandmother in their weddings.
Attending the bride as matron of honor was Elizabeth Long Friary of Memphis, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Mary-Crosby Roberts of Jackson; Ann Clark Masterson of Tupelo; Haley Crosby Carpenter of Jackson; Jane Critz Long of Indianola; Mary Chandler Neal of Indianola; Anne Barrett Hazard of Jackson, Wyo.; Catherine Layne Crader of Nashville; and Aubrey Beckham Gulledge of Memphis.
Attending the bridegroom as best man was Jerry Hollis Davis of Hernando, father of the groom. Groomsmen included Cooper James Sells of Hernando; Lawrence Wilburn Long of Indianola, brother of the bride; Donald Richard Friary Jr. of Memphis; John Thomas Robertson of Indianola; Chase Hampton Williams of Knoxville, Tenn.; Robert William Johnson of Raleigh, N.C.; Adam Bailey Peters of Batesville; John Wilder Steinert of Memphis; and Brett Hamilton Meeks of Nashville.
Henry Richard Friary served as ring bearer and Anne Childress Friary, Julia Bowes Irene Friary, and Mary Critz Long served as flower girls. Rev. Trey Skaggs officiated the double ring ceremony. Scripture readers were Jacqueline Taylor Retzer and Thomas George Gresham Jr. Music was presented by Tabor Andrews McDowell, Ric Grant, and members of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.
The reception was held following the ceremony at the home of the bride's parents. On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Heathman Plantation Commissary. After a wedding trip to Belize, the couple resides in Memphis where the bride is the business development manager at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and the groom practices law.