Allyson Vaughn & Cameron Kirby
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Melani Lust Photography
Cameron Kirby was visiting a good friend at the University of Mississippi when he was introduced to Allyson Vaughn, who was a graduate student there. The courtship began slowly between the stubborn Yankee and the Southern belle, but about three years later Cameron asked himself, “What are you waiting for?” So one morning as the couple was strolling to Cameron’s apartment in New York City, he said to her, “I can’t wait one more day. Will you marry me?”
Father Peter LeJacq and Father David O’Connor married the couple at the Academy of the Sacred Heart Chapel in New Orleans, Louisiana, and a reception followed in the Tea Room at the Audubon Zoo. New Orleans musical legends Deacon John and the Ivories performed Buddy Guy’s “Feels Like Rain” for the couple’s first dance. According to Allyson and Cameron, the most memorable part of the reception was the dancing and revelry of their friends and family, especially Cameron’s father, who performed his famous “Johnny B. Goode” dance.
The bride is the daughter of Debra and Thomas E. Vaughn of Pass Christian, Mississippi. She received her BA in political science from Southern Methodist University and her juris doctor from the University
of Mississippi. Allyson is an attorney with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Manhattan.
The groom is the son of Rita and David Kirby of New Canaan. (Rita is on the advisory board of this magazine.) A graduate of the Brunswick School, he received an AB in psychology from Harvard University. Cameron is the managing director for BrightWire Incorporated in Manhattan, where the couple now lives.
Photographs by Matthew Foster