Phillips ~ Benesh

Dr. Mary Ashton Phillips and Dr. Andrew Christopher Benesh were united in marriage on June 25, 2016, at seven o'clock in the evening, at Saint Simons United Methodist Church, Saint Simons Island, Georgia. Dr. John William Egner of Christ Chapel, Fort Worth, Texas, officiated. A reception in the ballroom of The Cloister at Sea Island followed the ceremony. The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom's parents in the Ocean Room at The Cloister's Beach Club. A welcome party at the Beach Club for all wedding guests followed the rehearsal dinner, and was hosted by the parents of the bride and of the groom.
Ashton is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert James Phillips, Jr., of Fort Worth, Texas. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Mississippi, and works as a psychologist for the Veterans Administration hospital in Houston.
Andrew is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Gregory Allen Benesh of Waco, Texas. He is a graduate of Baylor University, Truett Seminary, and Sam Houston State University. He works as a counselor for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father. She wore a strapless lace gown with a sweetheart neckline, and a lace-edged mantilla. Her bouquet was of sterling and pink roses. In keeping with her mother's family tradition, in her shoe was a British two-pence coin.
Matron of honor was Dorothy Gregg Stoneback, and maid of honor was Lindsy Magee. Martha Claire Kelly, Deborah Benesh Ray, Rebecca Bacon Vernon, and Marit Lowrie Wilkerson were bridesmaids.
Best man was Nathan Philip Benesh. Serving as groomsmen were Daniel Paul Benesh, Matthew Joel Benesh, Lewis Matthew Franklin, Gary David Ray, and Joshua Aaron Ward.
Emily Maletic Benesh, Lauren Marie Benesh, and Meghan Elizabeth Benesh were members of the house party. Amanda Lee Reed read Scripture, and the string quartet was provided by Music by Pegge.
After honeymooning in New York, Ashton and Andrew presently reside in Houston, Texas.