Phillips- Bynum married on Aug. 7
Posted: Friday, September 17, 2010 2:28 pm
The bride is the daughter of Dwight Phillips and the late Marsha Phillips of Rives. Julie is the granddaughter of Melba and the late Gene Butler of Humboldt, Joyce and the late Jimmie Phillips of South Fulton, the late Clerence and Mary Ruth Johnson of Union City and the late Howard Arnold Jr. of California. She is a 2006 graduate of Obion County Central High School in Troy and a 2009 graduate of The University of Tennessee at Martin. She is employed at First State Bank in Martin.
The groom is the son of Hal and Melanie Bynum and Lisa Alexander, all of Dresden. He is the grandson of Wendell and Shirley Alexander and the late Jane Alexander, all of Dresden, and the late J.W. and Mary Tyson Bynum of Palmersville. He is a 2006 graduate of Gleason High School and a 2009 graduate of The University of Tennessee at Martin. He is an affiliate broker at Wendell Alexander Realty in Dresden.
Brother Will Norrid of Alamo officiated the ceremony.
Guest of the ceremony were transported from Central Union United Methodist Church by Parks Luxury Limousine. The setting for the ceremony was the front lawn of an antique Victorian farmhouse built in 1907 by the great-great-grandfather of the bride, the late James Alexander Phillips. The front of the house served as the backdrop of the double ring ceremony.
Once the guests arrived, they were greeted by Paige Dilday of Dresden, a college friend of the bride. Miss Dilday was seated at a white café table flanked by two chairs covered in turquoise taffeta material that matched the dresses of the bridesmaids. The focal point of the register table was an arrangement of natural turquoise lilies interspersed with pink gardenias and white jasmine flowers in a clear glass vase tied with turquoise ribbon. The table also held the guest book and pen. The wedding programs, which opened into five panel fans, were also displayed at the table in a large wicker basket.
Seating for the guests was provided with white chairs set-up in a semi-circular pattern in two sections with a wide aisle in the middle. A white tulle border edged the walkway and continued down the aisle. The tulle hung intermittently on black shepard’s hooks that also held turquoise blue flower balls or one of twelve custom painted signs with sayings of love and marriage. Custom labeled water bottles were also provided for the guests. Large silver galvanized buckets held the iced down water bottles. Flanking the buckets were large potted ferns.
A large white garden archway served as the alter for the ceremony. The archway was elegantly decorated with flowing white tulle, large pink roses, greenery and trailing ivy. At the base of the arch were four large ferns tiered in placement.
As guests arrived, soft music was provided by Todd Maxey. Songs that played were “I’d Find You” by Chris Cagle, “Your Song” by Elton John, “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontange, “All We Ever Find” by Tim McGraw and “Crazy Love” by Michael Buble. The wedding processional began at dusk. Seating of the grandparents, parents and honorary bridesmaids was to “It Feels Like Home To Me” by Chantel Kreviazuk. The bridal party entered to “Songbird” by Eva Cassidy.
Serving as matron of honor was Jeana Beth Andrews of Hendersonville, sister of the bride, while maid of honor was Brittany Hill of Union City, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Meredith McCoy of Laynette, Ala., a childhood friend of the bride; Jennifer Davis of Troy and Whitney Thompson of Elkton, both friends of the bride; Tori Ferrell of Alamo, Lacey Hiller of Nashville, Sarah Beth Norrid of Alamo, Sheena Pitcher and Lauren Taylor, both of Martin, all college friends of the bride. Each bridesmaid wore a knee length dress of turquoise blue taffeta in the style of their choosing. They carried bouquets of natural turquoise lilies, pink gardenias, white jasmine and wax flowers with stems wrapped in turquoise satin ribbon. Serving as honorary bridesmaids were Rachel Paschall, Rebecca Paschall and Allison Paschall, all of Dresden and step-sisters of the groom. Each wore a black knee length dress of their choosing. They each wore a corsage fashioned of two pink roses and a hint of ivy.
Mallorie McCoy, daughter of Skip and Kathy McCoy of Lanette, Ala., and Libby Carman, daughter of Allan and Rebekah Carman of Union City, both friends of the bride, served as flower girls. They both wore white tea length dresses and carried white satin baskets accented with turquoise satin ribbon and bows that held white and pink rose petals.
Jimmy Hiller of Nashville, fraternity brother of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Sam Freeman of Martin and Andrew Wilhite of Dresden, both friends of the groom; Kyle Brooks of Martin, Jacob Crowe of Martin, Cory Davis of Martin, Thomas Elam of Union City, Roe Hughes of Dresden, Matt Pickle of Selmer and Matt Thomas of Dresden, all fraternity brothers of the groom. Ushers were Blake Alexander of Martin, cousin of the groom, Kirk Rogers of Gleason and John Pickle of Selmer, both fraternity brothers of the groom.
Phillip and Pryce Andrews, sons of Jeana Beth and Stephen Andrews of Hendersonville, nephews of the bride, served as ring bearers.
“Bridal Chorus” by Wagner was played upon the entrance of the bride, who was given in marriage and escorted by her father, Dwight Phillips. Mr. Phillips was also attired in the gray tuxedo by Calvin Klein.
The bride was elegant in a Mon Cheri design of shimmering soft white satin. The strapless gown featured a modified sweetheart neckline. The fitted bodice was accented with liquid crystal beading, bugle beads, sequins and seed pearls all fashioned scallops and flowers. The skirt gently flowed down and formed a long satin train. The back of the dress was finished with covered white buttons that trailed all the way to the end of the train. Her single-tier fingertip veil of tulle was accented by a single row of liquid crystal beading at the edge. The bride also wore Coloriffics satin turquoise blue heels with a square silver rhinestone accent on the toe. She carried a bouquet of natural turquoise blue lilies, pink gardenias, white jasmine and wax flower with stems wrapped in turquoise satin ribbon. With her bouquet was a picture and wedding ring of the bride’s mother, the late Marsha Phillips.
The ceremony opened with a prayer by the minister. The couple then exchanged vows, their rings, and received marriage blessings. After the presentation of the couple, Mr. and Mrs. Bynum exited to the song “Evething” by Michael Buble.
On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Elk’s Lodge in Dresden. Guests were seated at tables decorated with white linen table cloths with alternating turquoise blue or black and white damask linen runners. Centerpieces of live white spider mums set in crystal vases graced each table.