Mary Grace Toler and Patrick Covington Valentine were united in holy matrimony July 29th, 2017, at the Chapel at Plein Air in Taylor, Mississippi.  The Reverend Curtis Presley of Oxford officiated at the double ring ceremony.  The pronouncement of marriage was made by the Reverend William Hewlett Compton.  Music was presented by an Oxford string quartet.  

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Brown Toler, Sr. of Oxford. She is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Noel Kennedy Toler, Jr. of Jackson and Mrs. Vincent Thomas Morehouse and the late Mr. Morehouse of Nashville, Tennessee.  The bridegroom is son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Valentine of Brookhaven. He is the grandson of Mrs. Albert Dudley Valentine and the late Mr. Valentine and the late Dr. and Mrs. William Burrus Apperson, all of Meridian.  

Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, Mary Grace wore an ivory, satin designer gown featuring a sweetheart neckline and a detachable alencon lace bolero. Her cathedral length veil, also worn by her cousin, was edged in alencon lace. She carried an all white, hand-tied bouquet of roses, hydrangeas, ranunculus, and peonies. Attached to the bouquet’s ribbon was an antique pin belonging to the maternal grandmother of the groom.

Serving the bride as matron of honor was her cousin, Mary Lauren Clifton. The maid of honor was the bride’s cousin, Claire Morehouse Douglas. Bridesmaids were Gray Morrison Byrd, Kathleen Valentine Calcote, Mackenzie Drew Hannon, Mary Claire Harris, Eleanor Valentine Hartzog, Rosemary Stowe Moak, Amy-Allison Edwards Russ, Caroline McDaniel Pyron, and Mary Cannon Swain. The bridesmaids wore neutral gowns of silk chiffon and carried white hand-tied duplicates of the bride’s bouquet.

The honorary bridesmaid was Caroline Vines Hammonds and the proxy bride was Samantha Pettus Snell. The attendants were the groom’s niece and nephew, Camille Katherine Calcote and Wilson Kent Calcote.

The Bridegroom’s father was best man. Groomsmen were Colby Kent Calcote, Trent Edward Hartzog, William Hunt Hensley, Joseph Carlisle Hurt, Andrew Olin Karban, Benjamin Bogy Lane, James Sanford Love Moore, Luke Morehouse Toler, Ward Brown Toler Jr. and Wallis Graham Williams. Andrew Huffman Cunningham and William Archer Hodges served as ushers.

Following the ceremony, the parents of the bride hosted a reception at the Mill at Plein Air. A profusion of white flowers were featured throughout the venue. One of the highlights of the reception area was a white rose-covered “V”. The Even Odds of Memphis provided entertainment until the newlyweds departed in a 1963 red Nova.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a lovely rehearsal dinner for family and friends at the University Club on the square in Oxford.

After a honeymoon to Mexico, the couple is at home in Jackson where Mary Grace is a cardiovascular sonographer at St. Dominic Hospital and Patrick is employed by FCCI as a commercial lines underwriter.