Phillips, Pitre united in marriage

Amie Nicole Phillips and Eric Troy Pitre were united in marriage July 28 at 6 p.m. in the Hidden Valley ClubhouseWedding Chapel in Austin. The double ring ceremony was performed by Dr. Valerie Bridgemon Davis. The bride is the daughter of the late Bertha Lott Phillips and Felton Phillips of San Antonio. She is the granddaughter of Amie Lott of Brady and the late Pete Lott. The groom’s parents are Audry and Mary Pitre, Sr. of Port Arthur. The parents entered the chapel to “The Making of You.” The bride was escorted to the altar by her brother, Tremain Phillips, whose wedding attire complemented the groom’s. “Here and Now” was playing as she was escorted to the altar. The bride wore a formal white A-line satin gown with spaghetti straps. She wore a tiara with a five-inch veil. Her necklace and earrings were given to her by her mother-in-law, Mary Pitre. The bride entered down a winding staircase draped with white tulle, white lights and bows in the bride’s chosen colors. She carried a cascade bouquet of white Madonna lilies, gardenias, La Minuete, roses, and stephanotis that were centered with a phalanoplis orchard with white satin and white iridescent ribbon strands tied with love knots. Her going away corsage was white phalaenoplia orchard and stephanotis accented with ivy. Serving as maid of honor was Robin Honore, friend of the bride, of New Orleans, La. Bridesmaids were Andrea Chervis of Beaumont, sister of the groom; Terasha Skilmore of Denver, Colo., friend of bride; and Meka Sephus of San Angelo, cousin of bride. The flower girl was Ferron Chervis of Beaumont, niece of the groom. The bridesmaids wore formal gaberdine A-line gowns with spaghetti straps and matching stoles and carried bouquets of French nosegay of La Minuete roses, violets and mixed foliage. They were accented with gaberdine and mauve ribbon streamers with love knots tied in them. The flower girl complemented the brides attire by wearing a formal white organza gown with a white satin hair bow and a two-inch veil. Her bouquet was a smaller matching one of the bridesmaids’. They entered the chapel to the music of “Discovery.” Serving the groom as best man was his brother, Greg Pitre. Groomsmen were Robert Chervis, brother-in-law of the groom; Audry Pitre, Jr., brother of the groom; Troy sephus, cousin of the bride. Ring bearer was Sedrick Pitre, son of bride and groom. Serving as usher was Devin Sephus, cousin of bride of San Antonio. The groom’s attire was a full-dress black tuxedo with silver and black vest and Euro tie. The groomsmen, usher and ring bearer wore classic tuxedos with vests and ties matching the groom’s. The ceremony was held in front of an arch draped in white tulle and garland of English ivy and small white lights, topped by two white doves. At each side of the arch were two tree candelabras holding fine, clear globe lights with purple hobnob candles. The candelabras held cascade standards of lilac hydrangeas, La Minuete roses and Madonna lilies with ribbon streamers in the bride’s chosen colors. The unity candle was lit at the arch. “Marriage Joins Two People” by Edmond O’Neill was read by Andrea Chervis, followed by “The Lord’s Prayer,” sung by Eddie Burton of San Antonio. The couple then exchanged vows followed by “Flesh of My Flesh.” After the blessing of the Covenant, “Forever and Ever” was played by Micheal Peterson. Following the benediction, the recessional was “I Say A Little Prayer.” The house party included Sara Phillips, sister-in-law of the bride; Aneta Pitre, sister-in-law of the groom; Marie Peterson, Paula Edmon, Debora Sephus, Chandra Peterson, Mel Peterson, Vickie Johnson and Dahal Storm, cousins of the bride; Kathryn Gammage, Ruby Burnett, Mary Jo Peterson, Nell Peterson, Verona Garner, all aunts of the bride and Laura Edmon, friend of the bride, who registered guests. The celebration continued in the ballroom downstairs. The bride’s table was dressed with white satin and lace skirt with white lace tablecloth. The bride’s cake was white three tier decorated with pastel purple flowers. The top tier was resting on four white columns with wedding bells. The centerpiece was a bouquet stand draped in white tulle and ivy with a bouquet of white Madonna lilies, gardenias La Minuete roses and ivy. The stand’s base was encircled with a ring of matching flowers and white tulle. Mints and a silver punch bowl completed the bride’s table. The groom’s table was dressed with an ivory lace tablecloth. His cake was “Red Devils” cake, also cherry and pineapple cheesecake. The centerpiece was a white bird cage holding two white love-birds and an arrangement of mixed foliage. Mixed nuts and a coffee service completed the groom’s table. The bridal parties’ table was dressed with a white lace skirt and white lace tablecloth. The centerpiece was double wedding rings of mixed greenery and white mums. On each end were mirrors topped by candle rings of mixed greenery and white lilies centered with burning water candles. The guests’ round tables were dressed with alternating white and abergine tablecloths, centered with mirrors, candle rings and burning water candles. The guests were treated to a dinner of brisket, ham, fried turkey, green beans, potato salad, dirty rice, rolls, salad tray of pickled okra, beets, jalapeno peppers, green and black olives and iced tea. Robert Peterson, Ruben Peterson, Samuel Peterson, Gary Peterson and Robert Sephus, uncles and cousins of the bride, had kitchen duty. Following the dinner, the couple dance to “Forever and Ever.” The music for the wedding and dance was by Mixed Company, mobile deejay service of San Angelo, owner Micheal Peterson, cousin of the bride. Out of town wedding guests were from Dallas, McKinney, Beaumont, Brady, San Antonio, Rankin, San Angelo, San Marcos, Port Arthur, New Orleans, La., and Denver, Colo. Following the honeymoon to Corpus Christi, the couple will be at home in Austin. The wedding party enjoyed a delicious dinner following the rehearsal on Friday night, July 27, given by the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Audry Pitre, Sr. The menu consisted of Jambalia, catfish, fries, cheesecake, pineapple cake and cold drinks.

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