Sally Milton Boyce & Clifford Palmer Rinehart
May 21, 2016 | Orange Beach, Alabama
photography by Christian Oth Studio
Sally Milton Boyce of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Clifford Palmer Rinehart of Natchez, Mississippi, were married on May 21, 2016. A destination weekend wedding, both the ceremony and its ensuing reception were held at the beach home of Mr. and Mrs. Clark George Boyce, Jr., on Ono Island in Orange Beach, Alabama.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clark George Boyce, Jr., and the late Laura Watts Boyce of Baton Rouge. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clark George Boyce, Sr., of Monroe, Louisiana, and the late Dr. and Mrs. Walter Joseph Watts of Ruston, Louisiana.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dale IV and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lloyd Rinehart of Natchez, Mississippi. His grandparents are Mrs. Earline Rinehart, presently of Natchez, and the late Mr. Lloyd Rinehart of Boonville, Mississippi, and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Stout of Baton Rouge. The Most Reverend Charles Jenkins, retired Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, officiated at the ceremony.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a Monique Lhuillier dress with chamomiles cascading down the front. A veil of French illusion complemented her gown. She carried a Bible from her stepmother’s grandmother; and in her bridal bouquet, she placed a handkerchief from her great Aunt Nelda Kidd along with a broach from her groom’s grandmother, a broach which held a photo of his great-great-grandmother and great-grandmother. Also as a remembrance, she wore a garter, dating from 1943, which had belonged to the groom’s grandmother. In one of her bridal slippers, she placed a silver sixpence.
Florie Claire Parker Snyder served as her matron of honor. Bridesmaids were the bride’s three sisters Laura Elizabeth Boyce, Emalie Anne Boyce, and Katherine Clark George Boyce, all of Baton Rouge; the groom’s sister, Anne Elise Rinehart of Natchez; Jennifer Montgomery of New Orleans, Louisiana; Rosemary Mulvey of Lake Charles, Louisiana; Abigail Ricks of Lafayette; and Diana Elizabeth Wolff of San Francisco, California. They wore navy gowns in a variety of designs and carried bouquets of pink peonies. Menzie Patton Parker, God-daughter of the bride; Huxley George Self, niece of bride; and Kate Webb were flower girls for the occasion. They wore white Oscar de le Renta dresses and carried baskets filled with rose petals.
Attending the groom as best man was his father, Michael Rinehart. Serving as groomsmen were Jon Thorning of Baton Rouge; Benjamin Martin of Houston, Texas; John Wilkie of New Orleans; Benjamin Wade Kurz of Baton Rouge; Stewart Woods of New Orleans; Patrick Vogt of Natchez; Stephen Adams of New Orleans; and Rob LeBlanc of Dallas, Texas. Eric Byrne and Daniel Gasquet of Natchez served as ushers. Mr. Ezra Elijah Self, God-son and nephew of the bride, served as ring bearer. They wore tan seersucker suits with a matching Guinea bow ties and boutonnieres, made by Brackish, handcrafted in South Carolina, along with navy dress anchor socks, which were gifts from the groom.
The groom wore a navy and black seersucker tuxedo made by Haspel, the originator of the Seersucker suit from New Orleans, and a Brackish Green Pond feather bow tie and guinea feather cummerbund with over 500 feathers.
Lance Hayes Flowers from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, furnished tropical creations for the home and wedding ceremony site. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed a cocktail hour throughout the home and grounds with music provided by Yvette Landry Band from Lafayette, Louisiana, and hors d’oeuvres prepared by caterer Margo E. Bouanchaud.
The reception began after sundown with the band, Party on the Moon, performing until the fireworks display prepared for the couple’s send-off: Leaving the dance floor and gazing at the array of fireworks as they lit the sky, the couple ran down the pier, as guests and family cheered them into married life, and sped away on the family’s Bluewater Cat, a 65-foot American Classic Yacht. During the evening, guests enjoyed the groom’s scotch and cigar bar, fresh seafood, and confections by Flour Power as the party rhythms and emotions of the evening were captured by artist, Randy Leo Frechetti, known as Frenchy, from New Orleans.
The evening before the wedding, the groom’s family hosted a seated dinner at Fishers Upstairs for the wedding party and family, who celebrated the couple’s nuptial weekend with toasts, accolades, and acknowledgments of love and affection. Following the rehearsal dinner, the bride’s sisters hosted an after-party for out-of-town guests, wedding party, and family downstairs in Fishers Dockside while guests enjoyed music by Yvette Landry Band and more delicious food.
Following their honeymoon on the French West Indies island of St. Barthélemy, the couple is at home in Old Metairie, Louisiana.
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