Kayla Jo Nabholz of Conway and Charles Joshua Geske of Lavaca (Sebastian County) were married in a double-ring ceremony Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in the Adoration Chapel of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Conway. The Rev. Ernest Hardesty of Russellville served as officiant.
Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Joe Nabholz of Conway and Charles Geske and the late Mary Geske of Lavaca. The St. Joseph chapel was also the site in 1985 for the wedding of the bride’s parents.
The bride is a granddaughter of Mrs. Frances Nabholz and the late Bernard F. Nabholz and Hilda Stewart and the late Billie C. Stewart, all of Conway. She also is a step-granddaughter of Sheryl Stewart, also of Conway.
The groom’s grandparents are the late Bill and Dorathea Geske of Alma Center, Wis., and the late James and Mildred Brewer of Lavaca.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a formal-length, off-the-shoulder gown of diamond white satin. The design featured soft ruches across the bodice and skirt, which flowed into the chapel-length train. Beaded embellishments accented the asymmetrical waist and the narrow cap sleeves. She carried a bridal bouquet of white lilies.
Lindsey Nabholz of Conway served her sister as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Jaclyn Sharp of Lavaca and Marcela Mascarenhas of Sao Bernardo, Brazil. The attendants wore strapless turquoise, knee-length dresses and red high heels. They carried bouquets of varied red flowers.
Best man was Tyler Schuster of Lavaca, and groomsmen were Clayton Ridgley, also of Lavaca, and Brad McBride of Van Buren. Jo Lynn Warbritton of Conway, godmother of the bride, served as lector. Ushers were Clayton Nabholz of Conway, brother of the bride, and Jeff Pierce of Rose Bud. The bridal table was attended by Nichole Geske of Lavaca, sister of the groom. The wedding was directed by Marilyn Moix of Conway, with music provided by pianist Jeff Shachmut, also of Conway.
A luau-style reception at Conway Country Club followed the ceremony. Under the coordination of Jerri McPherson of Conway, the dining hall was decorated with various arrangements of tropical flowers and plants, red and turquoise paper lanterns, tiki torches, seashells and Hawaiian leis. The meal featured roasted whole pig, chicken quarters in sweet and sour sauce, egg rolls, spinach dip and fresh fruit.
After a honeymoon to Honolulu, Hawaii, the couple will be at home in Fort Smith, Ark., where the bride will be employed as an occupational therapist with Intelligent Therapy Staffing and the groom is employed at the Marvin Altman Fitness Center of Sparks Regional Medical Center and is completing pre-requisite course work at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith for a physician assistant program.