A reception at the Avon Theater followed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William David Benton of Birmingham and the granddaughter of Mrs. Bennett William Benton Jr. and the late Mr. Benton and Mrs. Joseph Avery Miller Jr. and the late Mr. Miller, all of Birmingham.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Lawrence Eckhart of Houston and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Montgomery Eckhart and Mrs. Charles Daniel Moore and the late Mr. Moor, all of Niantic, Ill.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a Galina shantung taffeta gown with a sweetheart neckline. The gown had a sweep train with a side bow at the waist, on which was pinned an antique cameo brooch. Her bouquet was wrapped in her maternal great-grandmother’s embroidered handkerchief, and she carried a white Bible given to her maternal grandparents upon their March 10, 1951 wedding at Southside Baptist Church, as well as an embroidered handkerchief carried by the groom’s mother and his maternal grandmother in their respective weddings.
The matron of honor was Sarah Elizabeth Benton Wagner, sister of the bride, of Enterprise. Bridesmaids were Laura Ward Murphy of Tuscaloosa, Heather Joy Harwood of Dallas and Emily Eckhart Mabry of Houston.
Best men were Austin Charles Eckhart and Eric Montgomery Eckhart, brothers of the groom, both of Houston. Groomsmen were Dr. Jonathan Robert Oudin of Barrow, Alaska; Airman Jacob Eckhart of Goldsboro, N.C.; and Joshua David Benton, brother of the bride, of Baton Rouge, La.