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Rebecca Erin Myers & Tyler Ryan Wheeler

October 14, 2017 | Natchez, Mississippi

photography by Anne McDaniel

Rebecca Erin Myers and Tyler Ryan Wheeler were united in holy matrimony on October 14, 2017, at seven o’clock in the evening at St. Mary Basilica in Natchez, Mississippi. Reverend David O’Connor officiated at the double-ring ceremony. The music was provided by Mr. Alvin Shelby, organist, and Miss Cheryl Hunt, soloist. Mrs. Sue Stebbins and Mrs. Heather Lewis read the scripture selections chosen by the couple for the wedding ceremony, and Miss Alexa Chauvin read the Prayers of the Faithful. Wedding coordinators were Mrs. Teresa Burns and Mrs. Lisa McKnight.


The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Macky Myers of Natchez, and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William N. Myers and the late James Arthur Eidt of Natchez and Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Mack Myers of Monticello, Louisiana.


The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Todd Wheeler and Ms. Stephanie Carney Wheeler, all of Natchez, Mississippi. He is the grandson of Mrs. Bonnie Lazarus and Mrs. Jo Ann Carney of Natchez; Mr. and Mrs. Rueben Thomas Carney of Vidalia, Louisiana; and Mr. and Mrs. Marion Yarbrough of Woodville, Mississippi. The groom is a member of the United States Army National Guard, India Company 106, Brookhaven, Mississippi.


Given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore a Stella York gown of ivory lace over dolce satin with a bateau lace-illusion sweetheart neckline, a low lace-illusion back, and a rose-gold belt embellished with sequins and crystals. Her cathedral-length train was edged with a scalloped hem, and her cathedral-length veil was trimmed in Chantilly lace. Her cascading bouquet, designed by John Grady Burns, was made with hydrangeas, garden roses, spray roses, and wax flower in shades of purple and lavender. Her grandfather’s rosary was laced into the bouquet.

 Attending as matron of honor was Catherine Myers Oswalt, sister of the bride, from Lake Providence, Louisiana; and maids of honor were Laura Whitam and Caroline Golden of Natchez. Serving as bridesmaids were Taylor Beesley and Emma Weems of Monroe, Louisiana; Caroline Freeman of Jackson, Mississippi; and Lauren Jones and Kennon Halley of Stirlington, Louisiana. Emery Cate Lewis, Sara Beth Nettles, and Abbi Wheeler of Natchez served as junior bridesmaids. The bridesmaids wore navy-blue silk chiffon gowns accented with empire waistlines and lace bodices. The daughter of the groom, escorted to the altar by her grandfather, Michael Wheeler, was presented with a gold cross necklace, a gift from the bride and groom. Her gown was white silk organza with a rose-gold belt to match the bride’s belt. Serving as flower girl was Dallie Lea Wheeler, who wore a white organza dress with a navy blue ribbon belt.


Serving as best man was Brandon Sandifer, friend of the groom; and groomsmen were Austin Rymer, Devin McDaniel, Cody Rhinehart, Garrett Keating, Darron Coleman, Tyler Buckles, Shelby Johnson, Caleb Cross, and Jack Lewis. Serving as ushers were Hershel Horton and the groomsmen. They wore traditional black tuxedos. The ring bearers were Slade Wheeler and Roger Nettles III.


The wedding reception, immediately following the ceremony, was held at The Briars. Music for the event was provided by Cameron Collier of Natchez, Mississippi. Covering the dance floor on the grounds was a tent adorned at the center of its canopy with waterfalls of purple and lavender wisteria.


The couple is at home in Natchez, Mississippi.


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