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This article was published May 4, 2014 at 3:34 a.m.

Erica Dierich Phillips

Anthony Chapel at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs was the setting at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26, for the marriage of Erica Charlotte Dierich and Ryan Michael Phillips. The Rev. Paul Williams of First Baptist Church of White Hall officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Sandra and Erasmo Dierich of White Hall. She is the granddaughter of Ruby and the late John Edward Brown of White Hall, the late Lotte Weidemann of Munich and the late Erasmo Medina Mesa of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.

The groom is the son of Michael and the late Tabitha Lou Phillips, 8 Clancy Court. His grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Gene Combs of Collinsville, Okla., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Archie Phillips of Prairie Grove.

An arrangement of white hydrangeas, bells of Ireland, pink larkspur, Dutch stock and coral roses was placed at the entrance of the chapel in memory of the groom’s mother. Music was by vocalist Amy Wentz Burnside, pianist Justin Elkins and a flutist and string quartet from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore her mother’s bridal gown of white Chantilly lace. The sculptured bodice had a sweetheart neckline, lace overlay and full-length bishop sleeves. The skirt was trimmed with a lace flounce and extended to a chapel train of cascading lace ruffles. Her bouquet consisted of white hydrangeas, ranunculus, freesia and miniature cymbidium orchids, peach hypericum and pale pink roses.

Maid of honor was Portia Joy Livers of Benton. Bridesmaids were Kathryn Mae Robnett and Monica Leatrice Ashcraft, both of White Hall; Marci Morgan Jeter of Mountain Home; Ashly Buelow Cummings of Hope; Jessica Mae Crowson of Redfield; Catherine Raines Sims of Camden; and Abigail Victoria Tracy of Plano, Texas. They wore rose-colored luxe chiffon gowns with matte-satin bodices and carried bouquets of white wedding flowers.

Kaelyn Grace Scott of Batesville, cousin of the bride, was flower girl.

The father of the groom was best man. Groomsmen were James Christian Andersen, Scott Alan Bacon, Walden Matthew Cash, M. Zack Cash and Samuel Jordan Custer, all of Little Rock; Christian Chance Alexander of Jacksonville; and Zachary Kyle Gairhan of Jonesboro. Guests were seated by Kyle Marshall Clark and Blake Thomas Davis of Little Rock and John Reed Chandler of North Little Rock.

A reception at Hot Springs Country Club followed the ceremony. Some of the guest tables held large gold vases of wedding flowers while others were centered with birdcages decorated with arrangements of hydrangeas, stock, bells of Ireland and light pink roses. Reception music was by pianists Justin Elkins and Ryan Jackson and drummer David Powell.

The bride has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and mass communication from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia and is an advertising account executive at Mangan Holcomb Partners.

The groom has a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Arkansas Tech University at Russellville. He is an account sales manager at Hewlett-Packard in Conway.

The couple will live in Maumelle after a wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico.

High Profile, Pages 47 on 05/04/2014




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