Cutrer and Garbardi exchange wedding vows October 21 at The Columns in New Orleans

Emily Catherine Cutrer and Lee Richard Gabardi were wed October 21 in New Orleans. The Rev. Beth Foose officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Louis Cutrer of Gulfport. She is the granddaughter of John Luther Bright and the late Mary Jane Bright of Gulfport, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter Louis Cutrer of Slidell.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Judd Gabardi of Madison. He is the grandson of Dot Miller and the late Harold Dewey Miller Jr. of Madison, and the late Larry Wayne Gabardi of Little Rock and the late Sheila Gabardi of Jackson.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore an ivory silk mikado designer dress and cathedral length veil. She wore blue toenail polish in honor of her maternal grandmother and carried her paternal grandmother’s handkerchief. Her flowers were shades of ivory and green at the ceremony, and her reception flowers were vibrant pinks, oranges, and reds with a mixture of magnolia leaves to nod Mississippi where the couple grew up.

The bride’s sister Madeline Grace Jackson was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Caitlin Adams, Hannah Thompson, Katherine Pollard, Hillary Ward, Rachel Ladner, Kacie Harris, Stephanie Jabaley, Mary Alex Thigpen, and Abby Jennings.



The bridegroom’s father was best man. Groomsmen were Ben Gabardi, DJ Brata, Norman French, and Will Salaun. The proxy bride was Kate Gabardi. Brantley Jackson was the reader.

The bride’s parents hosted a reception at The Columns Hotel. Music was provided by BRW Band.

The couple ended the evening marching and dancing down St. Charles with family and friends in a second line led by the Treme band before the couple boarded a streetcar to leave the reception. 

On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Cavan.

After a wedding trip traveling around France, the couple lives in Nashville, where the bride is a marketing account manager at Green Apple Strategy and the bridegroom is a portfolio manager at Renasant Bank.



Robert H. Watson will receive Mississippi College’s Award of Excellence at the university’s 2018 homecoming.

Activities include an October 26 awards banquet at Anderson Hall.