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Harrison-Peixoto Da Silva Wedding

On Saturday, June 5, 1999, Tracy Caroline Harrison and Jorge Henrique Peixoto Da Silva weremarried at an evening ceremony held at Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Chester Pyles, III, and Mr. and Mrs. Terrence RobertHarrison. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peixoto Da Silva.

Both the bride and her bridesmaids wore elegant Vera Wang gowns. The mother of the bride, BarbaraHarrison, wore a beautiful pale blue Angel Sanchez creation. Toka Salon in Georgetownprovided the hair styling for the special occasion.

Following the wedding ceremony, approximately 500 guests attended a reception that was held at the motherof the bride's lovely home in Forest Hills. Guests included: Paul & Amy Berry, Bobby & Mary Haft, Marty& Grace Bender, Hani & Cheryl Masri, Mandy & Mary Ourisman, Lynda Carter, Bernie & Joan Carl, Jim & CathyVance, Chris & Lorraine Wallace, Wilma Bernstein, Nini Ferguson, and Donald & Debbie Sigmund. The dinnermenu reflected an authentic Brazilian flavor in honor of the groom's Brazilian heritage. Following thedinner hour, the bride and groom cut the first piece from their exquisite wedding cake. The cake wascreated by Mel Meadows of the Alexandria Pastry Shop, a former pastry chef to the White House during theReagan administration. Franco Nuschese of Cafe Milano donated special Italian Rose wine for thereception. The wedding photographer was Cindy Warwick of New York. The wedding invitations were createdusing a special Old English printing technique known as letterpress.

The bride and groom enjoyed a honeymoon trip to Mustique, a private island estate in Saint Vincent andThe Grenadines, West Indies. The couple now reside in New York where the groom is an investment bankerand the bride is employed as an architect.

Lott-Armstrong Wedding

Tyler Elizabeth Lott and Matthew Keith Armstrong were united in marriage Saturday, May 29,1999, in a candlelight ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church, Pascagoula, Mississippi. The bride isthe daughter of Senator and Mrs. Trent Lott of Pascagoula, Mississippi. The groom is theson of Mr. and Mrs. William G. Armstrong of Birming-ham, Alabama, and Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Webb of Brandon, Mississippi.

Attending the bride as matrons of honor were the bride's sister-in-law Diane Lott ofLexington, Kentucky, and Beth Breaux Shepherdson of Alexandria, Virginia, daughter of SenatorJohn B. Breaux.

Serving the groom as best men were the groom's father William Armstrong and brother KevinArmstrong.

The bride entered the church on the arm of her father in an elegant gown of light ecru bridal satin witha drop-waist, fitted bodice, and a flowing skirt bordered with embroidered silk lace. Beneath herchapel-length veil, she wore a satin and silk organza train that had been worn by the bride's mother onher wedding day. The bride carried a bouquet of ivory, champagne, and pale peach roses with gardeniasand dendrobia orchid blossoms on satin ribbons that accentuated the lace on the border of the dress. Thebridesmaids wore champagne tuxedo satin and organza dresses and carried bouquets of ivory, peach, andchampagne roses.

Following the double-ring ceremony, the bride's parents entertained guests at the historic LongfellowHouse in Pascagoula. Delightful food displays were presented in a candlelight garden setting. Lushmagnolia and camphor garlands gracefully wrapped the beautiful antebellum home, and large ivy topiariesfilled with roses adorned the entrance. Three massive arrangements featuring roses, French tulips, callalilies, and oak leaf hydrangeas in antique urns were the focal point of the main tent, where the weddingparty and guests danced to music. An elegant floral arch of river birch branches, hydrangeas, roses,foxgloves, and peonies led to the lighter fare tent.

On the eve of the wedding, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Armstrong entertained the wedding party with a lovelyrehearsal dinner at the home of the bride. A wedding day brunch was given by Mr. and Mrs.Victor Mavar for out of town guests.

Following a wedding trip to the Bahamas, the couple hasmade their home in Brandon, Mississippi, where the groom is the owner of ALARMSOUTH, INC., and the brideis employed by the Mississippi Department of Tourism.


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