Erica Dierich and Ryan Phillips wed in Garvan Woodland Gardens


Phillips: Erica Charlotte Dierich and Ryan Michael Phillips exchanged marriage vows at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Anthony Chapel of Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, Ark. The Rev. Paul Williams of First Baptist Church-White Hall officiated.

Parents of the bride are Sandra and Erasmo Dierich of White Hall. Her grandparents are Ruby and the late John Edward Brown of White Hall, and the late Lotte Weidemann of Munich, Germany.

Parents of the groom are Michael Ray Phillips and the late Tabitha Lou Phillips of Little Rock.

As guests arrived to the gardens, a flutist and string quartet from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra serenaded them.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore her mother’s 1974 bridal gown of white Chantilly lace. The sculptured bodice was fashioned with a sweetheart neckline, lace overlay and bishop sleeves. The controlled skirt trimmed with a lace flounce that swept into a chapel train of cascading lace ruffles. Her birdcage veil was secured to a crystal- and pearl- embellished headband. The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet that featured a mix of white hydrangea, white ranunculus, white freesia, white miniature cymbidium orchids, peach hypericum, touches of pale pink Sahara roses, pale pink Sophie roses, white wax flower and touches of Majolica pink spray roses. The bouquet was finished with a classic white ribbon.

The maid of honor was Portia Joy Livers of Benton. Bridesmaids were Kathryn Mae Robnett and Marci Morgan Jeter, both of Stuttgart; Monica Leatrice Ashcraft of White Hall; Ashly Buelow Cummings of Benton; Jessica Mae Crowson of Little Rock; Catherine Raines Sims of Camden; and Abigail Victoria Tracy of Plano, Texas.

Bridesmaids wore a rose-colored, full-length luxe chiffon dresses with matte satin bodices. They carried mono-botanical hand-tied bouquets of white Dutch stock, white hydrangea, baby’s breath or white wax flower. Each bouquet featured a ribbon treatment of pale green, coral and cream with birdcage veil.

The flower girl was Kaelyn Grace Scott of Batesville, cousin of the bride. She wore a whimsical tea length dress of soft flowing lace.

Michael Ray Phillips of Little Rock served as his son’s best man. Groomsmen were James Christian Andersen, Scott Alan Bacon, Walden Matthew Cash, M Zack Cash, and Samuel Jordan Custer, all of Little Rock; Christian Chance Alexander of Jacksonville; and Zachary Kyle Gairhan of Jonesboro.

Tiffany Renee Tucker of Bryant, Mallory Erin Craig of Rogers, Shay Garner Morgan of Arkadelphia, Ashley Lynn Powers of Texarkana, Ark. and Lindsey Ann Campbell of Houston, Texas greeted guests at the chapel. Guests were seated by Kyle Marshall Clark and Blake Thomas Davis of Little Rock and John Reed Chandler of North Little Rock.

The reception was held at Hot Springs County Club. The buffet featured a large, elevated floral arrangement of light pink larkspur, bells of Ireland blush Dutch stock, white hydrangea, light pink snapdragons and coral roses.

Guests were entertained with music from Justin Elkins and Ryan Jackson’s dueling pianos, with David Powell on drums.

Some tables had large gold vases with an elevated arrangement similar to the buffet. Those featured white hydrangea, bells of Ireland, light pink larkspur, blush Dutch stock and touches of coral roses. Other tables featured birdcage-centered arrangements with white hydrangea, blush Dutch stock, Bells of Ireland and light pink roses.

The bride holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and mass communication from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia. She is an advertising account executive at Mangan Holcomb Partners.

The groom holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. He is an account sales manager at Hewlett-Packard in Conway.

The couple will make their home in Maumelle after a honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico.