Thursday, June 7, 2007
Stephen Smith and Elizabeth Miller say vows May 19 at Christ Church
Dr. Elizabeth Lee Miller and Stephen Lynn Smith were married May 19, 2007, at Christ Episcopal Church in Holly Springs. Father Bruce McMillen performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of David Lee and Ann Miller of Ripley. She is the granddaughter of Nancy Jumper and the late James Jumper, Barbara Miller and the late James Miller, all of Ripley.
The groom is the son of Harold and Marilou Smith of Cordova, Tenn.
He is the grandson of the late Robert and Juanita Schwam of Cordova, Tenn. and the late Mary and Winston Smith of Humboldt, Tenn.
The bride wore a simple strapless, A-line, ivory gown with a gathered waist, and an elbow-length, pearl-studded veil. She carried a bouquet of white peonies and roses, green hydrangea, and lavender sprigs, made by Libbi Bennett of Expressions in Ripley.
Presented in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by her twin sister, Sarah Miller of Ripley as maid of honor, and Dr. Meg Sutton of Columbus as matron of honor.
Bridesmaids were Erin P. Ellis of New York, NY, Dr. Christy Martin of Horn Lake, Shauna Smith of Houston, Texas, and Michelle Valldejuli of Memphis, Tenn.
The bridesmaids wore tea-length gowns of chocolate taffeta with matching chocolate tulle overlays. They carried bouquets of blue and lavender hydrangea blossoms.
The groom’s brother, Mark Smith, was the best man.
Groomsmen were Victor Vaughan Jr., Brad Cole, Ryan Jenkins, Nick Newsom, Chris Schirmer, all of Memphis, Tenn. Ushers were Dapo Bakare of Portland, Ore., John Sorrell of Bowling Green, Kent., and Justin Sutton of Columbus.
Jenna Pannell of Ripley was the flower girl. She wore a daisy-chain in her hair and walked with the bride’s dog, Persey Miller-Smith, a small terrier mix, who acted as ringbearer.
Trey Hankins (pianist), Eric Hill (guitarist), and Shad Spight (singer) of Ripley provided music at the ceremony. The bride walked down the aisle to Hankins and Hill’s rendition of “Morning Has Broken.” Spight sang “All You Need is Love” as the bride and groom walked from the church.
A carriage drawn by large Percheron horses drove the newlyweds to the reception at Montrose, an antebellum home in Holly Springs. An ’80’s “hair band,” AquaNet, of Memphis, Tenn., and a DJ provided reception music by the outdoor dance floor. A red velvet cake shaped like an armadillo, made by the bride’s father, served as the groom’s cake, while chocolate and cream cheese iced cupcakes with white, lavender, and blue sugar flowers made up the wedding cake.
The couple spent a 10-day honeymoon touring Italy, including the cities of Rome, Florence, and Milan.
The bride is a graduate of Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in animal and dairy science and a doctorate of veterinary medicine in May 2007.
She plans to begin work at Willowbend Animal Clinic in Holly Springs and Animal Clinic of Tippah County in Ripley as an associate large-animal veterinarian.
The groom is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s in international business and of the University of Memphis with a master’s degree in applied computer science. He is currently employed by FedEx in Collierville, Tenn. as a marketing specialist.
The couple will reside in Holly Springs.
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