Caroline Lees Edwards and Christopher Murphy Hinson, both of Natchez, were married Saturday, June 30, 2012, at 7 p.m. at St. Mary Basilica in Natchez with the Rev. Alfred Camp and the Rev. Leopold Keffler officiating.
Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Edward Blanchard “Duke” Edwards. Parents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Quincy Christopher Hinson and Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Wilson, all of Natchez.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Dr. Patrick Doherty, organist, Mr. David Troutman, violinist, and Mrs. Becky Stephens, soloist.
The bride was given in marriage by her father, Mr. Edward Blanchard “Duke” Edwards.
She wore a bridal gown by Martina Liana of Alencon lace and English net, which was fashioned with a sculptured strapless sweetheart neckline closed in the back with covered buttons. A jeweled encrusted belt defined the natural waistline and the fitted skit with its flared hemline embellished with lace swept into a chapel train. Hinson wore her aunt’s heirloom bridal veil of lace designed and handmade in Brussels, Belgium in the late 1800s.
Whitney Mims Dollar attended the bride as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Joanna Biglane McNeel, cousin of the bride, of Ridgeland, Amanda Patricia Hinson, Briana Brooke Mophett, and Mallory Leeann , all sisters of the groom of Natchez, Sarah Wisner Calhoun of Vidalia, Emily Kay Stevens of New Orleans, Brittany Jeanne Laird of Baton Rouge and Mary Martha Geoghegan of Jackson. They wore dresses of shadow chiffon featuring criss cross bodices with one shoulder of charmeuse and chiffon roses and charmeuse skirts overlaid with chiffon.
Quincy Christopher Hinson, father of the groom served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Andrew James Burns Jr. of Ridgeland, Curtis Zackary Calhoun of Vidalia, Alexander Rutherford Cange of Seabrook, Texas, Preston Blanchard Edwards, brother of the bride, Jordan Brent Farmer and Brock Lewis Vines, all of Natchez, and James Michael Holloway of Greenwood. Ushers were Phillip Michael Chambers of Senatobia, Cage Jackson Dill of Natchez, Jonathan Kole Junkin of Starkville and William Alexander Middleton of Jackson.
Reader was Stephen Thomas Edwards, cousin of the bride, of Natchez. Wedding and reception director and floral designer was Pam Harriss.
A reception was at antebellum Stanton Hall and the Carriage House following the ceremony. Dr. Zarr’s and the Amazing Funk Monsters provided entertainment for the evening.
After a wedding trip to Antiqua, the couple will live in Magee.