Stevie Marie Cantrell and Chatham Hurst Phillips III were united in holy matrimony on February 1 at St. George’s Episcopal Church in New Orleans. The Reverend Richard Easterling officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Donna O’Brien Cantrell and Steven Earl Cantrell of Biloxi. She is the granddaughter of Evelyn O’Brien Toups and the late Freddie Edward O’Brien of Pascagoula, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Earl Cree Cantrell of Salt Lake City.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chatham Hurst Phillips II of Yazoo City. He is the grandson of Pauline Phillips Bridgforth of Yazoo City, the late John Fryer Phillips Jr. of Holly Bluff, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph William Torti Sr. of Clarksdale.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a satin designer gown with halter bodice, embellished waist, and keyhole back. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of peonies, roses, and ranunculus. She wore a lace applique cathedral length veil, an heirloom from her matron of honor, and a sixpence, gifted by a family friend, in her shoe.
Attending the bride as matron of honor was Katherine Landry White of Baton Rouge.
Robert Lawrence Patterson of Ridgeland and the bridegroom’s brother, Bradley Darrington Phillips, of Yazoo City, served as best men.
Ringbearer was James Edward Bishop White II of Baton Rouge.
Ushers were Kevin Andrew Nuss of Tempe, Ariz. and the bride’s brother, Edward Cree Cantrell, of Biloxi.
Following the wedding ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at Latrobe’s on Royal in the historic French Quarter. Music and entertainment was provided by BRW.
Guests dined on various passed hors d ’Oeuvres, Cajun boiled gulf shrimp, tradition chicken and andouille sausage gumbo, and other New Orleans favorites. The couple’s wedding cake was a four-tier white almond cake with cream cheese buttercream frosting accented with fresh flowers.
At the end of the evening, guests participated in a traditional New Orleans Second Line with music provided by Kinfolk Brass Band. The Second Line traveled the streets of the French Quarter and concluded at the host hotel, the Royal Sonesta.
On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Galatoire’s Restaurant. Floral arrangements and music from a jazz trio helped family and friends celebrate.
After a trip to Bora Bora, the couple is at home in Jackson.