Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Marion Scott Butcher, who goes by Scott, decided to move from her family’s hometown of New Orleans to Atlanta. After being thrust into a new city for just a week, Scott met her future husband, Paul Judson Pilcher while out to dinner with friends. The two dated for just over a year-and-a-half when Paul decided to pop the question.
After visiting her family in Atlanta, Scott waited for Paul to pick her up at the airport on Christmas night. As she got off one of the terminal trains, their eyes met as he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him right in the middle of the airport! Paul set a gorgeous diamond ring in a platinum and diamond setting on her finger. Scott, though initially shocked, instantly said “Yes!”
The couple planned a traditional ceremony at St. Charles Presbyterian Church. The bride wore an ivory strapless all-lace Priscilla of Boston by Melissa Sweet gown with capped sleeves the bride had added on. She carried a beautiful all-white bouquet of orchids created by Meade Wenzel. Her bridesmaids also carried white bouquets and wore light blue Calypso tie dresses. The bride’s maid of honor was her seven-year-old goddaughter.
Guests converged at the New Orleans Country Club for the elegant reception. Bobby Cure and the Summertime Blues were on hand to keep guests dancing with song after song. Meade Wenzel created graceful and stylish arrangements inside the reception, using beautiful orchids and white roses with compliments of pale pink mixed in.
Guests enjoyed a menu of seemingly endless gourmet food including a sushi bar, an ice sculpture display, which included shrimp and crab, New Orleans crab cakes, beef tenderloin and more. The mother of the bride, Marion Butcher says, “The food at the Country Club was absolutely fabulous. Even thought my husband’s not one for planning weddings, the food was the one thing he wanted to know about!”
The magnificent multi-tiered wedding cake was created by Swiss Confectionery and featured layers of white icing, surrounded by scattered white roses. The groom’s cake, also created by Swiss, was in the replica of The Masters Golf Tournament flag because Paul’s family, who rein from Dalton, Ga., attend the tournament every year together.
The couple planned a honeymoon to Turks and Caicos, but had to change their plans due to Hurricane Gustav. Instead, they spent their first days as newlyweds in St. Thomas. The couple resides in Atlanta where Scott is a commercial financial specialist at IBM and Paul is in institutional sales at Ridgeworth Capital Management.