Hines and Coffin wed at St. Andrew

Vivian Vaughan Hines and Robert Arrington Coffin were wed at 6:30 p.m. December 10, 2016, at The Cathedral Church of St. Andrew in Jackson. The wedding was officiated by the Very Reverend David A. Elliott III.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Todd Hines of Madison. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Williams Jr., of Madison and the late Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Ralph Hines. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anthony Coffin III of Meridian. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George Lamar Arrington, Jr., of Meridian and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anthony Coffin Jr., of Laurel.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a candlelight tulle ballgown featuring a sweetheart neckline with an Alencon lace off the shoulder overlay with three-quarter sleeves. The gown’s chapel length train was complete with a horsehair hem. The bride’s veil was an antique elbow length silk tulle with a flat bow caplet covered in a Venice lace and seed pearls. Her hand-tied bridal bouquet contained Garden Roses, Ranunculus and Dahlias all in tones of light pinks, corals and deep reds with accents of Peppermint Tulips, Silver Brunia and Pepperberries. In keeping with bridal traditions, the bride wore something blue, a pearl bracelet with an antique blue opal heart, given by her father before the ceremony.

Maid of honor was the bride’s sister Allison Claire Hines of Memphis. Bridesmaids were Merry Grace Coffin, the bridegroom’s twin sister; Elizabeth Marie Borgese and Addie Elizabeth Stringer of Dallas; Mary Houston Coker and Elizabeth Summer Jones of Nashville; Megan Mikula Gautreau of Madison; Mildred Emily Monsour of Chicago; and Mary Helen Trulock of Atlanta. They wore tea-length Palomino colored dresses made of sateen twill. They carried wreaths made of Christmas greens and flowers that complemented the bride’s bouquet. Frances Norfleet Phillips of Jackson was the bridal proxy.


The bridegroom’s father was best man. Groomsmen were Wesley Stewart Bennett Jr. of Baton Rouge; Justin Coyt Garrison of Madison; Patrick Stephen Harris of Jackson; Robert Sullivan Leis of Miami; James Allen Shackelford of Coila; Steven Mitchell Stogner and Luke Barkin Waters of Atlanta. Ushers were Andrew Arthur Bussey of Jackson; Charles Ethan Land Chevalier of Madison, cousin of the bride; and John Finley Mangialardi of Shelby.

Evelyn Hart Hines of Jackson carried a pomander ball as flower girl. She wore a forest green velvet tea-length dress with an ivory French handsewn collar. The ring bearer was William Cullen Reeves of Oxford. He carried a French handsewn pillow for the rings that was originally used in the wedding of the bridegroom’s parents. Both are second cousins of the bride.

Scripture was read by the bride’s cousins Jillian Lang Escude’, Erin Preston Lang, and Vivian Lang Robinson. Bulletins were distributed by Ava Angela Chevalier, cousin of the bride; Rimes Whittington Dehmer and Breck Ridley Hines Jr., both second cousins of the bride. Acolytes were Thomas Duncan Chalk and John Davis McGinnis.

Under the direction of Nancy Robertson, the Mississippi Boys Choir sang the prelude music. During the ceremony procession, the Boys Choir along with members of the St. Andrew choir joined soprano Sara Pope Cook in the singing of “Ave Maria.” Musicians were Rosanne Smith, piano; Sara Christy, flute; and Rob Robertson, organist; who also coordinated the music.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a celebration at the Country Club of Jackson where Santa greeted guests and the wedding party. The Compozitionz provided the music until the newlyweds departed in Santa’s sleigh.

On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents hosted a dinner for family and friends at the Mississippi Museum of Art.

Following a wedding trip to Turks and Caicos, the couple is at home in Madison where the bridegroom is associated with Horne accounting firm and the bride is a territory manager for J. Douglas.


Mr. and Mrs. Robert Arrington Coffin


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.