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By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published January 27, 2013 at 1:54 a.m.

Amanda Gayle DiPippa

Amanda and Joel DiPippa

Amanda Gayle Leigh became the bride of Joel Michael DiPippa on Jan. 19, 2013, in Lafayette Square. A reception at Lafayette Square followed the ceremony. (By Cary Jenkins)
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— Amanda Gayle Leigh became the bride of Joel Michael DiPippa at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in Lafayette Square with retired Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Annabelle Imber Clinton Tuck officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Debbie and Toby Leigh of Jackson, Tenn. Her grandparents are Jack Tucker and the late Mildred P. Tucker, of Charleston, Miss., and the late Mildred H. and Robert E. Leigh of Hernando, Miss.

Parents of the groom are Karen and John M.A. DiPippa of Little Rock. His grandparents are Theresa and the late John DiPippa of Berwick, Pa., and Audrey and the late Col. George Shallcross of Orlando, Fla.

Guests were seated in silver chiavari chairs decorated with white orchids, roses, anemones, calla lilies and blue hypericum berries. Music was by the Little Rock String Quartet. Readers were Brian Eaton and Karoline Wightman, both of Little Rock.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore an ivory strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline embellished with Swarovski crystals and pearls, and a skirt made of chiffon rosettes. She carried a brooch bouquet that included multi-colored vintage brooches, some from the bride’s late grandmother and great-aunt.

Serving as the bride’s honor attendants were Kathy Feehan of Honolulu and Rachel Ellis of Little Rock. Bridesmaids were Pollyanna Falk of Chicago; Cindy Bell of Nashville, Tenn.; Jessica Scott Wolfe and Jessica Beel-Smith, both of Little Rock; and Cydney Mayor and Kelly Di Pippa, both of North Little Rock. They wore off-the-shoulder chiffon gowns in Windsor blue and carried cascades of white orchids, roses, anemones, calla lilies and blue hypericum berries.

Paige Pickens of North Little Rock, niece of the groom, served as a junior bridesmaid. Flower girl was Evie Ellis of Little Rock. Ring bearer was Liliana DiPippa of North Little Rock, niece of the groom.

Best man was Zachary Smith of Little Rock. Groomsmen were Dr. Tucker Leigh of Tuscaloosa, Ala., brother of the bride; Robert Wolfe, Kelly Dudzik and Jeff Baskin, all of Little Rock; and Andrew DiPippa of Maumelle, Nikolai DiPippa of North Little Rock and Micah DiPippa of Little Rock, brothers of the groom.

Guests were seated by John Banks, Trae Ellis and Ashley Fisher, all of Little Rock.

For the reception, also at Lafayette Square, the bride changed into a custom Korto Momolu dress made of champagne douppioni silk. Cocktail tables were covered with royal blue silk-shantung cloths and tied with silver ribbon. They were centered with arrangements of white orchids, roses, anemones, calla lilies and hypericum berries.

The bride is a cum laude graduate of Lambuth University in Jackson, and has a bachelor’s degree in English. She is working toward a master’s degree in public administration at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is employed as a grants manager for Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

The groom has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and theater from Hendrix College in Conway, and a juris doctorate from the William H. Bowen School of Law at UALR. He is a lawyer with the state Department of Finance and Administration.

After a wedding trip to Oxford, Miss., the couple will live in Little Rock.

High Profile, Pages 42 on 01/27/2013




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