Last Saturday in Wesley United Methodist Church in this city, Phyllis Lewetta Halleran became the bride of Burt McCoy Bickerstaff, Jr. with the Rev. John Charles Walker officiating. The reception followed at the City Tavern Club.

The bride, daughter of the late Melvin Patrick Halleran and the late Norma Smith Chesnutt, was given away by her step-father, Paul Harris Chesnutt of Winter Haven, Fla. Mrs. Ruth Elaine Mitchell was matron of honor; Carol Jane Harris, Ms. Deirdre Gray Davis, Angela Rose Catalano, and Mrs. Julia Bickerstaff Cox, the bridesmaids. The groom's brother, Lawrence Clay Bickerstaff acted as best man with William Gruman Cox, Thomas Edward Feltenstein, Robert Hicks Fogarty and Steven Howard, the groomsmen.

Mrs. Bickerstaff holds the associated of arts degree in retailing from Marjorie Webster College and attended Hunter College in New York. She is principal in Georgetown Secretaries, Inc. in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Bickerstaff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bickerstaff of Clayton, Ga., is a graduate of the Georgia Military College with a degree in business administration from the University of Georgia. He is associated with Sport Chevrolet Company in Silver Spring.

The couple will reside in Washington D.C. after a wedding trip to Greece and the Greek Islands.