Thursday, March 22, 2007
Mirfield-Phillips vows said in September 9 ceremony
Shailyn Elizabeth Mirfield became the bride of Lance Hart Phillips II in an afternoon ceremony on September 9, 2006, at The Magnolias in Aberdeen. Officiating the double-ring ceremony was the Rev. William C. Reaves.
The bride is the daughter of Tammy Mirfield of New Albany. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Kingsley of Bernard, Iowa.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lance Hart Phillips Sr., of New Albany. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. John A. Priest Jr., of New Albany, the late Barbara Lamar MaGee of Hickory Flat, and Laurie H. Phillips of Etta.
Upon arrival, guests entered the formal gardens under adjoining arbors adorned with Carolina jasmine and other seasonal vines, intertwined with sparkling miniature white lights. Seating was arranged on a cobblestone patio. The wedding party stood before an area flanked by an abundance of ferns and large standing baskets of fresh flowers in the bride’s chosen colors of pink and white. Floral arrangements were by Diane Tate Designs. Adding to the fairy-tale setting was the lovely rose garden, and the many varied species of late summer flowers and formal hedges found on the grounds of the lovely, antebellum mansion.
The bride, escorted and given in marriage by Daniel Kingsley, her grandfather, wore a strapless organza, A-line original with satin draping. The bodice was embroidered with delicate beading, which also cascaded down the side of the skirt. A chapel-length train with organza overlay and beaded embroidery, and sheer fingertip veil of illusion completed the bridal ensemble. She carried a cascading bouquet of rubrum lilies and bridal roses accented with ruscus and trailing sprengeri.
Attending the bride as matron of honor was her sister-in-law, Wendy Mirfield. Bridesmaids were Holly Wilhite, Ashley Harrelson and Anissa Pratt. They wore identical dusty rose, chiffon dresses with side-draped a-line skirts. The empire bodices were accentuated with scattered beading. They carried nosegays of pink and white roses, interspersed with rosebuds and baby’s breath.
Flower girls were Alexis Mirfield, niece of the bride, and Alexandria Wilhite, niece of the groom. They wore identical, white, tea-length gowns with full skirts of layered tulle, featuring off-the-shoulder, chiffon, drape sleeves and neckline. Each wore halos of baby’s breath and miniature flowers. They carried wicker baskets from which they dropped pale pink rose petals as they walked barefoot along the pathway.
Cory Alexander Mirfield, nephew of the bride, served as ring bearer.
Lance Hart Phillips Sr., father of the groom, attended his son as best man. Groomsmen were Cory Mirfield, Jason Harrelson, and Ronnie Wilhite, all of New Albany.
Program attendant was Ryne Wilhite.
Special music was provided by Mr. and Mrs. Steve Treadaway. They sang a duet, “Where Your Road Leads,” while Kellie presented a beautiful rendition of “You’re Where I Belong.” Sound technicians were Harold and Frances Rutledge.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the formal dining room of The Magnolias. As guests entered the foyer, a sideboard held pictures of the bride and groom starting in infancy and progressing to the present. Centering the display was a current picture of the happy couple.
Amber Mirfield, niece of the bride, greeted guests at the register.
The massive dining table was centered with a lovely arrangement of mixed flowers in an antique silver urn. Assorted foods were served to the guests after which they were directed to seating in the side garden area of the grounds.
The three-tiered wedding cake was decorated with rubrum lilies, bridal roses, pink rosebuds, baby’s breath, and assorted ferns amid looped satin ribbon. The groom’s cake was a two-tiered, fudge chocolate in a basket-weave design featuring his monogram. It was decorated with an array of milk-chocolate dipped strawberries.
Following the reception, a DJ provided music for the guests’ entertainment.
After enjoying a honeymoon trip to Gatlinburg in the Smoky Mountains, the couple now makes their home in New Albany.
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