Corrie Allison Phillips and Dr. James Cody Ford were united in marriage on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at noon. The ceremony was held at Ely’s Mill in the Roaring Forks area of the Great Smoky Mountains, near Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The Reverend Jim Eastin performed the double ring ceremony in a secluded, wooded area beside a waterfall. Studio Benjamin of Sevierville, Tennessee photographed the event. After the wedding, a formal dinner followed at The Lodge at Buckberry Creek in the Smoky Mountains.
The bride is the daughter of Bob and Carol Phillips of Haughton, LA. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Alice Herrmann of Ruston, LA. and the late Dr. Leo Herrmann, and the late Dr. Jenny and Ruben Carlos Phillips, Jr. of Ruston, LA. Cody is the son of Danny Ford and the late Theresa Jane Ford of Bossier City, LA. He is the grandson of the late James and Mary Louise Ford of Beaumont, TX., and the late James and Elvira Edwards of Tyler, TX.
Given in marriage by her parents, and escorted by her father, the bride chose an elegant ivory sleeveless gown with fitted bodice, and a graceful V-shaped back that draped into a gentle, sweeping train. Corrie wore turquoise jewelry, and her hair was adorned with a coral tulip. She carried a bouquet of white hydrangeas, antique ivory and green roses, coral tulips, green Gerber daisies, and curly willow hand tied with turquoise and coral ribbon.
Molly Phillips Ketchum, sister of the bride, served as Matron of Honor. The Best Man was Danny Ford, father of the groom. Sophie Elyse Ketchum, niece of the bride, served as flower girl.
Corrie is a graduate of Haughton High School, and a 2003 cum laude graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design. She is currently employed in the creative design field.
Cody is an Honor graduate of Airline High School, and a 2001 cum laude graduate of Centenary College, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He graduated from LSU Health Science Center, completing his residency in Internal Medicine. Cody is a Board Certified Internal Medicine physician. Recently, he was awarded a Fellowship in Critical Care.
Corrie and Cody relaxed in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park area after their wedding. The couple will later travel to an adventure destination.