Anne Elise Rinehart and Walker Edward Manning were united in marriage at Jefferson Street United Methodist Church in Natchez on the evening of March 3. The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Bill Barksdale.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lloyd Rinehart and Mr. and Mrs. John Dale IV of Natchez. The bride’s grandparents are Mrs. Lloyd Rinehart of Natchez and the late Mr. Rinehart, Mrs. Gene Morgan Stout Sr., and the late Mr. Stout of Baton Rouge, and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Eidt of Natchez.
The bridegroom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Edward Lawrence Manning of Jackson. His grandparents are Mrs. James Oliver Manning Jr. and the late Dr. Manning of Jackson, and Mrs. James Kell Walker and the late Mr. Walker of Pascagoula.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory dropped-waist sweetheart strapless cathedral length gown with a lace bodice and trim. A tulle overlay secured with her mother’s brooch covered her shoulders. Her heirloom illusion veil edged in beaded re-embroidered lace had previously been worn by both the bridegroom’s mother and sister. Her ears were adorned with pearl and diamond earrings, a gift from the bridegroom. Her bridal bouquet, comprised of roses, ranunculus, tulips, gardenias, eucalyptus and jasmine foliage, contained several tokens of love. It was hand-tied with fabric from her maternal grandmother’s wedding gown and pinned with a family brooch. Her mother’s blue wedding garter and her paternal grandmother’s handkerchief were also part of the bouquet. A sixpence was tucked in her shoe as a wish for luck and prosperity.
Sally Royce Rinehart, sister-in-law of the bride, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Lani Griffith Butler, Sophia Louise Graves, Lauren Elizabeth Laasko, Amanda Manning Markow, Sophie Morgan Stout, and Caroline Elizabeth Wethey. They wore ivory off-shoulder asymmetrical gowns and carried bouquets of hydrangeas, roses, ranunculus, and fresh greenery. Flower girls were Mary Tucker Devereaux and Ann Frances Moffett, nieces of the bride.
The bridegroom’s father was best man. Groomsmen were Hayes Lamar Bowman, Brian Benjamin Franklin, James Majure Markow, Douglas Max McDaniel Jr., Clifford Palmer Rinehart, William Harold Rosenblatt II, and Richard Montague Yerger. They wore traditional black tuxedos. The bride gifted the bridegroom with a Brackish bow tie and a wrist watch, both of which he wore for the celebration. Majure Manning Markow, nephew of the bridegroom, was ringbearer and wore an heirloom outfit once worn by the groom.
Program attendants were Estelle Anderson Devereaux, Camille Adelaide Moffett, Myra Blair Smith, nieces of the bride, and Henry Byrne Moffett, nephew of the bride. Scripture readers were Gene Morgan Stout Jr., uncle of the bride; and Richard Ethan Zubic, cousin of the bridegroom.
Following the ceremony, the wedding party boarded the Natchez trolley for the ride to Dunleith Historic Inn, where the bride’s parents hosted a reception. The Compozitions and the Love Notes presented the music.
On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at The Carriage House on the grounds of Stanton Hall.
Following a wedding trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the couple is at home in Baton Rouge.