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2nd Annual Vote Yes to the Dress Event

Tishomingo County Courthouse Museum, Iuka, MS

THE OLD TISHOMINGO COUNTY COURTHOUSE WAS CALLED AT ONE TIME "THE MARRIAGE CAPITAL OF THE SOUTH" IT WAS THE SITE WHERE MORE THAN 55,000 COUPLES WERE MARRIED. THE REASON IT WAS CALLED "THE MARRIAGE CAPITAL OF THE SOUTH" WAS BECAUSE COUPLES FROM TENNESSEE AND ALABAMA WOULD CROSS STATE LINES TO MARRY IN IUKA , SINCE THERE WAS NO THREE-DAY WAITING PERIOD. PREACHERS AND JUSTICES OF THE PEACE WOULD RACE TO THE CARS OUTSIDE TO BE THE FIRST TO MARRY THE WAITING COUPLES. IT IS ALSO THAT IN 1940's, 1950's & 1960's, YOU COULD GET A MARRIAGE LICENSE AT 14, 15, & 16 WITHOUT YOUR PARENTS PERMISSION. I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT COUPLES COULD GET MARRIED WITHIN 10 MINUTES. courthouse wedding dresses

Kathy Cappleman Everitt June 22 at 11:05 PM

Ladies, we are looking forward to setting up the upstairs for the – 2nd Annual Yes To The Dress - event at the Old Courthouse Museum as we celebrate Tishomingo County’s Wedding History being the Wedding Capital of the South. We want to remind everyone to please bring your wedding dress (display or preserved) & wedding photo to the museum starting on Thursday, July 24! We are looking forward to setting up the old courtroom with the dresses and wedding pictures. If you need and help, contact Kathy Everitt or the Museum (662-423-3500). They will do their best to work with you ahead of time (the week before).

This year we are also going to have wedding vendors that will set up on opening day for $20.00. If you can help get the word out please do.

The winners of last year event: Janet Gann Fulton wedding dress category and Beth Davis photo category.