Hines and Coffin exchange wedding vows

VivIan Vaughan Hines and Robert Arrington Coffin were wed December 10 at the Cathedral Church of St. Andrew. The wedding was officiated by the Very Rev. David A. Elliott III.

The bride is the the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Todd Hines of Madison. Coffin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anthony Coffin III of Meridian.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a candlelight tulle ballgown featuring a sweetheart neckline with an Alencon lace off the shoulder overlay with three-quarter sleeves. The gown’s chapel length train was complete with a horsehair hem. The bride’s veil was an antique elbow length multi-tier silk tulle with a flat bow caplet covered in a Venice lace and seed pearls. Her hand-tied bridal bouquet contained garden roses, ranunculus and dahlias all in tones of light pinks, corals and deep reds with accents of peppermint tulips, silver brunia and pepperberries.

Maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Allison Claire Hines of Memphis. Bridesmaids were Merry Grace Coffin, the bridegroom’s twin sister; Elizabeth Marie Borgese of Dallas; Mary Houston Coker and Elizabeth Summer Jones of Nashville; Megan Mikula Gautreau of Madison; Mildred Emily Monsour of Chicago; Addie Elizabeth Stringer of Dallas; and Mary Helen Trulock of Atlanta. They wore sleeveless tealength palomino colored dresses made of sateen twill. They carried wreaths made of Christmas greens and flowers that complemented the bride’s bouquet. Frances Norfleet Phillips of Jackson was the bridal proxy.


The bridegroom’s father was best man. Groomsmen were Wesley Stewart Bennett Jr. of Baton Rouge; Justin Coyt Garrison of Madison; Patrick Stephen Harris of Jackson; Robert Sullivan Leis of Miami; James Allen Shackelford of Coila; Steven Mitchell Stogner and Luke Barkin Waters, both of Atlanta. Andrew Arthur Bussey of Jackson; Charles Ethan Land Chevalier of Madison, cousin of the bride; and John Finley Mangialardi of Shelby were ushers.

Evelyn Hart Hines of Jackson carried a pomandar ball as flower girl. She wore a forest green velvet tealength dress with an ivory french handsewn collar. Ring bearer was William Cullen Reeves of Oxford. He carried a French handsewn pillow for the rings that were originally used in the wedding of the bridegroom’s parents. Both are second cousins of the bride.

Scripture was read by the bride’s cousins Jillian Lang Escude’, Erin Preston Lang, and Vivan Lang Robinson. Bulletins were distributed by Ava Angela Chevalier, cousin of the bride; Rimes Whittington Dehmer and Breck Ridley Hines Jr., both second cousins of the bride. Acolytes were Thomas Duncan Chalk and John Davis McGinnis.

The Mississippi Boys Choir, under the direction of Nancy Robertson, sang the prelude music. During the ceremony procession, soprano Sara Pope Cook was joined in the singing of “Ave Maria” by the Mississippi Boys Choir and members of the St. Andrew choir. Musicians were Rosanne Smith, piano; Sara Christy, flute; and Rob Robertson, organist; who also coordinated all the music.

The bride’s parents hosted a celebration at the Country Club of Jackson following the ceremony. The Compozitionz provided the music.

On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents hosted a dinner for family and friends at the Mississippi Museum of Art.

Following a wedding trip to Turks and Caicos, the couple is at home in Madison.


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