Flynn, Morrison wed at Crawford Street

Published 11:59 pm Saturday, June 26, 2010

Patrick Charles Flynn and Erin Elizabeth Morrison, both of New York City, were married at 6 p.m. April 24, 2010, at Crawford Street United Methodist Church. The Revs. Geoffrey Joyner and Cary Stockett officiated at the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Russell Morrison III of Vicksburg. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garry Ronald Coleman of Rome, N.Y., and Robert Russell Morrison Jr. of Vicksburg and the late Martha C. (Twick) Morrison.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henry Flynn of Larchmont, N.Y. He is the grandson of Katherine Jean Rutledge Van Slambrouck of San Jose, Calif., and the late Robert Romain Van Slam-brouck of Sacramento, Calif., and the late James Hartigan Flynn and Lillian Gloria Flynn, who were of San Leandro, Calif.

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The doors of the church held tied nosegays of magnolia leaves and Vendella rose accents tied with satin-ivory ribbon. Placed in the foyer of the church was a large grouping of arrangements featuring white gladioli, Vendella roses, casa blanca lilies, white tulips and genestra. Magnolia leaves and glimmering candles in various sizes illuminated the area. Lining the church aisle were arrangements of magnolia leaves, Vendella roses, Italian ruscus and phalaenopsis orchids gathered with flowing satin-ivory ribbons. The altar held a massive grouping of large ivory pillars in iron branched candelabrums, each accented in white stock, phalaenopsis orchids, Vendella roses, magnolia leaves and Italian ruscus to form a horizon of white florals.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride’s chosen colors were white and sage green. She wore a customized gown by Amsale made of light ivory silk-faille fabric. The gown’s strapless silhouette bodice included an asymmetrically folded crumbcatcher detail at the neckline and a dramatic half bow descending the back of the gown that swept into a graceful A-sweep train.

The bride’s shoes were designed for her by a friend and colleague at J.Crew. Her bouquet was a hand-gathering of phalaenopsis orchids nestled atop a cluster of Vendella roses tied in satin-ivory ribbon.

The bride wore her paternal grandmother’s brooch, her maternal grandmother’s bracelet, her mother’s engagement pendant and a blue, handmade-tatting heart by Kathryn Davis (“something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.”)

A program of nuptial music was presented by Sheila Hess, pianist; Leon Henry, tenor; Nancy Burtchaell, harpist; Michael Flynn, flutist; Capital Brass; and Nathaniel Williams and the Community Gospel Choir. Henry sang “Surely the Presence of the Lord Is in This Place” by Wolfe. Flynn, brother of the groom, performed a flute solo, “Minuet and Dance of the Blessed Spirits” by Gluck. The recessional was “O Happy Day,” sung by Nathaniel Williams and the Community Gospel Choir of Vicksburg.

Maid of honor was Ashley Elizabeth Hofler of New York, N.Y. Bridesmaids were Kathleen Michele Flynn and Kelly Louise Smith, both of Boston, Mass.; Lauren Elizabeth Estes of Vicksburg; Caroline Barry Morrison White of Jackson; Megan Sabol Martinez of Waveland; Hennessy Ann Howell of Birmingham, Ala.; Emily Louise Shurtz of Williamsburg, Va.; and Elizabeth Mills Thomas of Nashville, Tenn.

The attendants wore strapless, floor-length gowns of sage-green chiffon created with a sweetheart neckline and ruched empire waist. They carried hand-gathered nosegays of Vendella roses crowned with phalaenopsis orchids tied in satin-ivory ribbon.

The groom’s brother, Michael Peter Flynn of Stanford, Calif., served as best man. Groomsmen were Arturo Alonso, Brian Kruzick Goodman, Zachary Daniel Henick and Nicholas Anthony Silvas, all of New York City; Westleigh Armstrong Davidson of Larchmont; Seton Michael McAndrews of Boston; and James Russell Morrison and Robert Coleman Morrison, brothers of the bride, both of Vicksburg.

Scripture reader was Lindsey Strickland. Serving as program attendants were Ali Blum, Anne Crisafulli, Katie Grogan and Kristen Patrick.

Wedding day assistants were Rose Dykes, Marlene McLaurin, Lee Waring and Heather Burns Garcia.

The bride’s mother wore a strapless, formal gown of periwinkle chiffon. The groom’s mother chose a formal gown of champagne silk-shantung. They held a gathering of Vendella roses and phalaenopsis orchids tied with satin-ivory ribbon.

The bride’s grandmother held a petite gathering of Vendella roses and phalaenopsis tied in ivory satin.

A reception followed at the B’nai B’rith Literary Club. The club entrance was accented with iron gas torches centered with groupings of white gladioli, white calla lilies and magnolia leaves bursting from the top of a large, cubed mirror vase. Candles and mirrors illuminated the arrangement. Four magnolia trees in urns completed the entrance.

The memory book table was highlighted by a grouping of pavé-style florals of white calla lilies, genestra and casa blanca lilies, all illuminated by candles and mirrors. Two pieces of artwork, representing different cultures of the bride and groom, served as a backdrop.

The dining room held a large, tree-style arrangement of magnolia leaves and Vendella roses cascaded from ceiling to floor. A Southern foods table held a large, goblet-style vase of illuminated white calla lilies and genestra.

The entire reception area carried a wedding theme of monochromatic floral arrangements, candles and mirror accents. Centering the ballroom was a massive cube-mirrored vase of white gladioli, phalaenopsis orchids, casa blanca lilies, Vendella roses and magnolia leaves atop a large mirror illuminated in candles of various sizes.

Reception hostesses were Carole Campbell and Kathy Ricks.

The four-tiered wedding cake, placed on an elegant silver plateau, was encircled with orchids and Italian ruscus. The cake’s buttercream filling was covered in pale, off-white fondant accented with ivory ribbon. Phalaenopsis orchid blooms cascaded the confection.

Guests were entertained with music by the Diane McIntosh Band from Atlanta, Ga.

For a wedding trip, the couple traveled to Anguilla, British West Indies. They will make their home in Boston.

The bride was employed by J.Crew as a merchant for the direct channel of Crewcuts/Girls in New York City. The groom was an associate at Good Energies Inc., a global investment company based in New York focused on renewable energy and energy efficiency. He is pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree at MIT in August.

Rehearsal dinner

The groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at The Duff Green Mansion on the eve of the wedding. The foyer of the mansion held a massive arrangement of white snapdragons, casa blanca lilies, Vendella roses and magnolia leaves. Guests’ tables held arrangements in two styles — one a topiary of magnolia leaves and white dendrobium orchids tied with ivory-satin ribbons and the other a pavé of Vendella roses and dendrobium orchids surrounded by crystal glass candle holders.

Cocktail party

A dessert/cocktail party for out-of-town guests was held at the H.C. Porter Gallery on the eve of the wedding. Hosts were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bonelli, Carole Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cowart Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Charles Flynn, Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Fordice, Dr. and Mrs. Walter Frazier, Mr. and Mrs. James Gorney, Dr. and Mrs. Briggs Hopson Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Briggs Hopson III, Mr. and Mrs. David Hosemann, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hudspeth, Dr. and Mrs. Donald Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Klaus, Mr. and Mrs. James Leech, Mr. and Mrs. Cooper Morrison, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morrison Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morrison III, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Peyton, H.C. Porter, Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Ricks, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shelton, Mr. and Mrs. Landman Teller, Mr. and Mrs. Don Thames and Joy Wing.

Guests were treated to dessert creations by Heather Burns Garcia. Music was provided by Ted Holman and Arthur Powell.

Bridal luncheon

Betty Bexley, Laura Fleming, Joy Ann Hennessey, Martha West and Cindy Windham hosted a wedding-day bridal luncheon at the bride’s parents’ home.

Welcome dinner

An outdoor Southern Sampler dinner welcoming out-of-town guests was co-hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Rick Caldwell and Mr. and Mrs. John Wheeless at the Caldwell home, “Steele Cottage.”

Crawfish boil

Members of the wedding party were honored with a crawfish boil at the bride’s parents’ home hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Parker Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Henry, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Hicks, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ingram, Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Tidwell and the Rev. and Mrs. Robert Weatherly.

Announcement party

The parents of the groom hosted an announcement party and dinner at Orienta Beach Club in Larchmont, N.Y., overlooking the Long Island Sound.

Bridal shower

Lauren Estes, Hennessy Howell, Megan Martinez and Beth Thomas hosted a bridal shower at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Thomas of Vicksburg.

Around-the-clock shower

Ashley Hofler, Kelly Smith and Anne Crisafulli hosted an around-the-clock shower at the home of James Ridings in New York City.

Engagement party

The bridal couple was honored with an engagement party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mack Varner. Co-hosts were Dr. and Mrs. Sam Ashley, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bailess, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Blackburn Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cappaert, Dr. Susan and Vince Chiarito, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cole, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Coleman, Dr. and Mrs. James Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Day Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Robert Drinkwater, Dr. and Mrs. Randall Easterling, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ferguson, Mr. and Mrs. Curt Follmer, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Freeman Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Golding, Dr. and Mrs. David Halinski, Linda Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Hawkins, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Holland, Mr. and Mrs. Joel Horton. Patsy Humble, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Jones, Marianne May Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Kilgo, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lambiotte, Debbie Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. William Monsour, Dr. Deborah Smith, Mr. and Mrs. D.P. Waring Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Howard Waring and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Wilkinson.

Engagement luncheon

Candy Estes, Michelle Howell, Maggie Sabol and Peggy Thomas hosted a bridal party engagement luncheon at The Duff Green Mansion.