Dr. Alison Adams Black and Mr. Christopher Douglas Phipps were united in marriage at 7 p.m. May 29 in Cox Chapel at Highland Park United Methodist Church. The Rev. Arville McLain officiated. Music was provided by organist Chris Brunt, accompanied by Kate Martin on flute. Soloist Natalie Arduino sang “Ave Maria” and “Panis Angelicus.” A reception with dinner and dancing to the Hunter Sullivan band followed at the Crescent Club, where the bride and groom waltzed to “What a Wonderful World.”
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lancy Hill of Baton Rouge, La., and Mr. Kenneth Adams of Rayville, La. The groom is the son of Mr. Charles Phipps and the late Mary Claire Phipps of Dallas.
The bride wore a shimmering, pale silver, beaded cocktail dress with embroidered illusion trim by Marchesa and carried a bouquet of miniature white calla lilies and deep purple lilacs, collared by green and white ladyslipper orchids.
Junior bridesmaids were Claire Cannatti and Marcella Cannatti, nieces of the groom. They wore tea-length dresses of white silk dupioni with matching boleros and carried bouquets of purple anemones and orchids.
Leo Whelan served as best man. Ushers were Michael Cannatti, brother-in-law of the groom, and Louis Cannatti, nephew of the groom.
Honorary flower girl was Kayleigh Toncrey, cousin of the bride.
The bride is a graduate of Texas A&M University and University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and practices dermatology in Las Colinas. The groom is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and works in the field of renewable energy. After a honeymoon in Quebec, the couple resides in Highland Park.