Published 12:03 am Sunday, April 20, 2014

Mrs. Eric Braden  (Mary Kristen Cupit)

Mrs. Eric Braden
(Mary Kristen Cupit)

Mary Kristen Cupit of Vidalia and Eric Braden Anders of Natchez were married Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Natchez, with the Rev. Clyde Ray Webber and the Rev. Noelle Read officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mary Evelyn Cupit of Vidalia and Mr. and Mrs. Gery Cupit of McCall Creek. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stampley of Vidalia and the late Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Cupit of Ferriday.

The groom is the son of Deborah Anders of Natchez and Burt Anders of Fayette. He is the grandson of Mrs. Kathleen Wheeler and the late Earl Wheeler of Natchez and Mrs. Betty Anders and the late James Anders of Fayette.

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Music for the ceremony was provided by Daniel Guedon, Jenny Guedon and Joshua Nichols. Program attendants were Athena Rivas and Abby Arnold. Wedding director was Marjorie Marcel.

The bride was given in marriage by her father, Gery Cupit.

She wore a design by Pronovias. The bodice of the mermaid gown featured a sweetheart neckline and straps of ivory Guipure lace. The waist was accented by a belt of Swarovski crystals and pearls. Cascading lace appliques were scattered across the tulle skirt ending in a chapel-length train.

Her white fingertip veil featured crystals and pearls.

Stacey Cupit Heflin of Natchez was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Madalene Laird of Brookhaven, Cassandra Gregory of Richland, Carey Rouse Kaiser of Natchez, Katie Anders Gamberi of Natchez, and Kristen Hensley Nobles of West Monroe, La.

They wore gowns by Angelina Faccenda. The wine colored, one shoulder dresses had a chiffon band at the waist and a gathered floor-length skirt.

Ella Grace Heflin and Sydney Claire Heflin, nieces of the bride, were flower girls.

Cory Anders of Natchez was best man. Groomsmen were Russell Marks of Church Hill, Dustin Perry of Natchez, David Robertson of Arlington, Va., Garrett Gamberi of Natchez and Emile Guedon of Church Hill.

Louis Earl Guedon of Church Hill was ring bearer.

Ushers were Matthew Guedon and Lee Guedon both of Church Hill.

A reception was at the Natchez Community Center following the ceremony. Easy Eddie and the Partyrockers provided the entertainment for the night to approximately 300 guests.

After a wedding trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the couple will live in Natchez.