Mr. Amborn, Miss Bell are wed at Church of the Holy Trinity

Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 8, 2009

Robert Henry Amborn Jr. and Jordan Emily Bell were married at 6 p.m. Feb. 7, 2009, at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal. The Revs. Michael Christopher Nation, Elizabeth Lane Hunter and Patrick Joseph Farrell officiated at the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Herman Bell IV of Vicksburg. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lucian Turney Smith of Natchez and Mrs. David Herman Bell III of Delhi, La., and the late Mr. Bell.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Henry Amborn Sr. of Vicksburg. He is the grandson of Mrs. Daniel Dewitt Falvey of Utica and the late Mr. Falvey and Mrs. Charles Louis Amborn of Vicksburg and the late Mr. Amborn.

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A program of nuptial music was presented by Dorothy Brasfield, organist; Dr. Allan Lessem, flutist; Dr. Sandra Shugars, violinist; and Darcie Bishop, trumpeter. Grandmothers were seated to Bach’s “Air in G,” followed by Schubert’s “Ave Maria” for the seating of mothers. The attendants’ processional was to “Water Music” by Handel. Following the chiming of the hour, the bride and her father entered to Handel’s “Sinfonia.” The retiring processional was “La Rejouissance” by Handel.

The altar area was adorned with massive, all-white arrangements of tulips, lisanthus, ranunculus, calla lilies, gladioli, larkspur and Oriental lilies. A matching array graced the table at the rear of the nave. Mothers’ pews were marked with bouquets of tulips, lisanthus, ranunculus and Italian ruscus. The church doors held a pair of arrangements in the bride’s chosen flowers.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a couture gown of ivory satin featuring handsewn crystal, pearl and silver beading along the straps and bodice. The skirt was lavishly embroidered with beaded medallions and flowed into a cathedral-length train.

Her ivory, cathedral-length veil was accented with pearls and silver beading.

She wore diamond earrings, a gift from the groom.

The bride carried a loosely gathered bouquet of all-white tulips, lisanthus, ranunculus and lily of the valley embellished throughout with hand-placed crystals. The stems were wrapped with ivory ribbon and rings belonging to her mother and maternal great-grandmother.

Maid of honor was Caitlin Ruth Bell, sister of the bride, of Vicksburg. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Ellen Flowers Rogillio and Katrina Michelle Shirley, both of Vicksburg; Casey Amborn Creasey, sister of the groom, and Taylor Marion-Joy Burns, both of Jackson; Erin Elizabeth Yancey of Rayville, La.; Alana Ellene Odom of Baton Rouge; Addison Phipps Zeringer of Katy, Texas; and Kaycie Michelle Huggins of Riverside, Calif.

The attendants wore floor-length gowns of ivory satin created with halter necklines and a cream sash at the waist. They each carried an all-white bouquet of tulips, lisanthus and or ranunculus tied at the stems with matching satin ribbon.

The groom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen were Andrew Charles Amborn, brother of the groom, of Vicksburg; Samuel Fenton Creasey of Jackson; John Michael Stewart of Madison; Keith William Flowers of Baton Rouge; Joseph Allen Lyons and Bradley Troy Noble, both of Memphis; Taylor Josh Cannon of Nashville, Tenn.; and Cameron Derivaux Jones of Houston, Texas.

Herbert Watson Jones of Vicksburg served as processional verger. Crucifer was William Carlton Campbell.

Acolytes were Carolyn Wynne Campbell and Ashtin Berkeley Giambrone, both of Vicksburg.

Nikki Chanel Totoro of Oxford and Fred Scott Franklin Jr. of Rayville served as lectors.

Mackenzie Ann Coulter of Vicksburg attended the guest book. Program attendants were Camille Francis Bexley of Vicksburg and Emily Amelia Beene of Monroe, La.

Ellen Carole McCaa of Port Gibson served as the bride’s proxy.

Special wedding assistant was Mary Ruth Jones; reception assistant was Mrs. Jerry Evan Mayfield.

The bride’s mother wore a designer gown of cafe-au-lait silk-chiffon with an ivory lace bodice and lace bolero jacket. She carried a bronze tussie mussie filled with lily of the valley.

The groom’s mother wore a two-piece, copper gown of Thai silk featuring a ruched bodice and coordinating bolero. She carried a bronze tussie mussie filled with miniature calla lilies.

A reception followed at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

Candles and arrangements of the bride’s chosen flowers led into the center’s ballrooms. A framed portrait of the bride was displayed on an easel beside the satin-covered guest book, which featured blown-glass pens for signing.

Bistro tables, decorated with votive candles and the bridesmaids’ bouquets, surrounded the dance floor. Guest tables were topped with white cloths and decorated with candles and vases of white flowers.

The focal point of the buffet tables were five-tiered pyramids decorated with white flowers and candles. Guests were treated to a cocktail buffet of Vicksburg and Baton Rouge specialties.

The bride’s round, five-tiered cake was iced in buttercream and presented on a silver plateau. Each layer was adorned with different designs to match the bride’s dress. One tier featured the couple’s monogram, while the top of the confection held a miniature bouquet in the bride’s silver baby cup.

The silver cake service was embellished with pearl-beaded handles; the same pearl design was featured on the couple’s toasting flutes.

The groom’s chocolate oval cake was a two-tiered confection covered with milk- and dark-chocolate icings and miniature sugared fruits. His table held white hot chocolate in a silver urn and various confections in apothecary jars. Chocolate martinis were served from an adjacent bar.

Guests were entertained with music by The Chill.

The couple departed the reception between rows of sparklers held by guests. For a wedding trip, they traveled to Nassau, Bahamas.


Andy Amborn honored the groom with a cookout on the morning of the wedding.

Rehearsal dinner

On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Borrello’s.

Bachelorette weekend

Katrina Shirley, Jennifer Rogillio and Casey Creasey hosted a bachelorette spa weekend and lingerie shower for the bride.

Bachelor weekend

Andy Amborn honored the groom with a bachelor weekend in New Orleans.

Engagement celebration

The couple’s engagement was announced at a party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F.M. “Easy” Biedenharn. Hosts were Mr. and Mrs. Dean Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Bailess, Dr. and Mrs. Rusty Barnes, Mr. and Mrs. David Biedenharn, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Eustace Conway, Dr. and Mrs. James Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Coulter, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cowart Jr., Mr. and Mrs. John Gilfoil, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hood, Mr. and Mrs. David Hosemann, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hudspeth, Dr. and Mrs. Don Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lyons, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Mazzanti, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mims, Cindy Noble, Mr. and Mrs. Buck Penley, Mr. and Mrs. George Procter, Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Ragsdale, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Rocconi, Mrs. Jack Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Waring and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wilkerson.


The bride was honored with a deck-the-halls shower at the home of Jane Paris. Hostesses were Valerie Atwood, Cassie Burgess, Sherry Burgess, Heather Kealhofer and Gareth Lampkin.


The bride and her bridesmaids were honored with a brunch at Anchuca on the morning of the wedding. Hostesses were Betty Jeane Smith, Thelma Ruth Gammill, Ruby Dickerson, Margie Whittington and Shannon Bell. The bride chose to present gifts to her attendants at this time. Traditional charms were placed in individual desserts presented to the bridesmaids.

Maggie Yancey, Eileen Jordan and Linda Franklin hosted a brunch for the bride at the Yancey home in Rayville.

Mrs. Frank Maxwell hosted a brunch and Christmas shower at her home in Delhi.


The couple was honored with a house-and-garden party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Fulcher. Hosts were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Amborn, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Banchetti, Mr. and Mrs. Rick Caldwell, Mr. and Mrs. Vince Chiarito, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Coulter, Leanne Dyess, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Golding, Dr. and Mrs. David Halinski, Mr. and Mrs. Howell Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Bart Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Richards, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Stewart and Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Trichell.

A wine-and-cheese party for the bride was held at Magnolia Bluffs. Hostesses were Jane Giffin, Mary Benson, Rachelle Ferris, Julia Ehrhardt, Carol George, Donna Halford, Hilda Hands, Carol Horn, Fran Houston, Sally Kirst, Bobbie Marascalco, Joy Mihalyka and Debbie Slawson.