Miss Mallory Rea Tate and Mr. Chance Douglas Lefler, both of Conway, were united in marriage at 5 p.m. on June 2, 2012, in a double-ring ceremony at Second Baptist Church of Conway, officiated by Pastor Paul Hudson of Conway.
The bride is the daughter of Bill and Belinda Tate of Conway. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Betty Hamilton and the late Mr. Dewey Hamilton of Conway, and Mr. and Mrs. Willis Tate and the late Mrs. Noble Faye Tate of Harrison, Ark.
The groom is the son of Lance and Lynn Lefler of Conway. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. David Chance of Conway, and Mrs. Virgie Lefler and the late Doug Lefler of Stuttgart, Ark.
The outside of Second Baptist Church was decorated with pink ribbon. The entrance was lined with green ferns and large lanterns filled with pink rose petals and candles. The foyer entry table was decorated with black iron candlesticks and a picture of the couple. Pink rose petals were spilled out over the table. Programs were also on the table held in a black basket. The altar of the church was adorned with large candelabras and were flanked by Tuscan columns. Inside the columns were spiral votive candles. On the top of the columns were large floral arrangements of pink gladiolus, roses, mums and peonies. Green ferns were placed around the church.
The guests were seated to the couple’s favorite church hymns played by organist, Milton Bull, cousin of the groom. While the organist played “Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring,” the groom escorted his mother to her seat, followed by the mother of the bride escorted by Zackery Hill. A saxophone solo of “The Wedding Song” was played by Greg Montgomery. Bible scripture 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 was read by Pastor Stan Young. The bridesmaids began the processional to “Canon in D.” “The Bridal Chorus” announced the bride and her father.
Mallory’s father presented her to Chance and the couple joined the pastor and the wedding party at the altar.
She wore a white elegant tulle ball gown with a sweetheart bodice which provided a chic contrast to the full skirt. The crystal embellished belt was worn around the waist. The tulle gown featured a pick up skirt that added drama and volume to the layers and the sweep train. The bride wore a fingertip length veil outlined with crystals and baby pearls. Her bridal bouquet was composed of pink antique hydrangeas, two tone pink roses, white roses and white peonies wrapped in white satin with a crystal brooch, which belonged to her great aunt.
Her matron of honor was Melia Hill, sister of the bride, of Conway. She wore a black one-shoulder satin dress. The dress featured a ruched empire waist and an elegant satin bow. Her bouquet consisted of light pink antique hydrangeas with light pink roses and pink carnations.
Bridesmaids were Lauren Cromwell, Heather Dow, Courtney Bishop, Natalie Brownd, Ragen Fiddler, Kiley Lefler, Chelsea Silvestri, Sarah Virnig and Brittany Waddell.
The bridesmaids wore the same style gown and carried duplicate bouquets as the matron of honor.
Ring bearer was Cole Davis, cousin of the groom, of Little Rock, Ark., and flower girl was Chloe King of Conway.
Best man was Matt Lefler of Conway and groomsmen were Adam Boucher, Chase Clemons, Casey Cooper, Caleb Dickson, Mitch Ferrell, Adam Goff, Chris Knight, Jayson Krisell and Luke Pruett.
Ushers were Clark Johnson, Clay Johnson, cousins of the bride, and Zackery Hill, brother-in-law of the bride.
Presiding at the bride’s book were Anna Lee Carter and Dani Perez. The Programs were handed out by Elizabeth Huett and Allie Longing.
The mother of the bride wore a beige tiered pleated knee length dress, with a sheer jacket with shimmer trim. The mother of the groom wore a knee length champagne dress with a jewel neckline embellished with silk tiers.
The reception took place at Worsham Hall Student Life Center at Hendrix College.
The guest tables were covered in white linen cloths, with pink satin toppers.
The chairs were covered with white chair covers and pink satin bows at the back of the seating. The tables were decorated with glass candlesticks with floral arrangements, rose bowls on black iron stands, cylinder vases with floating candles, large floral arrangements and black lanterns.
The cake table was covered in layers of tulle cloth with lights under the fabric. The 3 tier buttercream cake was adorned between the layers with pink roses and green hydrangeas. The cake was topped with a crystal monogrammed “L.” The groom’s cake was two layered butter finger chocolate cake topped with strawberries. Friends and family dined on a cocktail buffet featuring various hors d’oeuvres. Guests were also treated to a candy buffet including the bride and groom’s favorite candies. Also on the table were strawberry cupcakes with small pink glitter hearts. The cupcake stand was adorned with a white tutu. The couple was introduced by disc jockey Jefferson Talbot upon their arrival to the reception. The bride and groom had their first dance to Thompson Square’s, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not.” The night ended with a train of bubbles as Mallory and Chance exited to their limo.
On Friday evening, a rehearsal dinner was hosted in honor of the couple by Mr. and Mrs. Lance Lefler at Worsham Hall at Hendrix College, with the theme of “The Journey Begins.” Tables were decorated with sage and burlap table coverings and wrought iron accessories.
Special photographs of the couple adorned each table. Arrangements of hydrangeas, gladiolus and white roses completed the decor.
Mr. and Mrs. Chance Lefler honeymooned at Ocean Coral and Turquesa in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Mr. and Mrs. Chance Lefler will reside in Conway.