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Parks Wedding

Posted: November 29, 2012 - 11:00am

Miss Mollie Katherine Booth of Conway and Mr. Nikolas Keith Parks of North Little Rock, Ark., were wed at 2 p.m. on September 22, 2012, in an outdoor ceremony at Mt. Sequoyah Conference Center in Fayetteville, Ark. The ceremony took place at Vesper Point and was officiated by Spencer Beach, executive pastor at Keypoint Church in Fayetteville.

The bride is the daughter of Gates and Diane Booth of Conway. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Kay Dean and the late Mr. Bill Dean of Conway.

The groom is the son of Keith Parks of North Little Rock and Kim Parks of Fayetteville. He is the grandson of Ms. Ruby Pillow and the late Mr. Jerry Smoot of Paragould, Ark., and Mr. and Mrs. Don and Francis Parks of North Little Rock.

The ceremony took place on a beautiful fall day located on Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville. Two ferns with white alyssum at the base flanked the entrance to the wedding chapel.

The bride was escorted by her brothers Ben and Nate Booth, and at the end of the aisle they were joined by their father, who then stood up to give her away.

The bride wore a silk Romona Keveza Legends gown in natural white. The gown featured sheer, off the shoulder lace with lace sleeves, a fitted bodice with princess seams, and a fluted skirt that flared into a semi-cathedral length train.

The bride walked down the aisle, laden with white rose petals, to “O Mio Babbino Caro,” by Giacomo Puccini. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of purple hydrangeas, lime green hypericum berries, lime green roses and two-toned pink roses.

The bride and groom stood in a wrought iron fenced area covered with ivy during the exchanging of vows.

Maid of honor was Ms. Briana Suitt of Jefferson City, Mo. Bridesmaids were Elizabeth Hammons of Rogers, Ark., Lacye Parks of Fayetteville, Jana Pettus of Little Rock, Julie Qualls and Abigail Southerland, both of Fayetteville.

The maid of honor and the bridesmaids wore an array of black cocktail dresses and each carried a hand-tied bouquet of raspberry colored stock.

Zaiden Booth, nephew of the bride, of Mayflower, served as ring bearer. He wore a teal button down shirt with a black and white striped tie and black pants.

Flower girls were Rhealea and Marlea Booth of Conway and Whitley Booth of Fayetteville, all nieces of the bride. They wore multi-colored jeweled toned tulle tutus.

Kenny Thompson of New York, N.Y., served as best man. Groomsmen were Colten and Weston Parks, brothers of the groom, of Fayetteville. The best man and the groomsmen all wore black suits and ties.

Ushers were Ben and Nate Booth and Colten and Weston Parks. They wore black suits and black ties.

The mother of the bride wore a silver embossed blouse and jacket with a black, floor length skirt that featured a fluted hem.

The mother of the groom wore a sleeveless black sheath knee-length dress.

The reception was held at Keypoint Church Fellowship Hall.

At the entrance to the fellowship hall was a table with a portrait of the bride in a gold antique frame, and an antique pitcher full of pink Heirloom roses.

Round tables were scattered throughout the room, covered in floor-length black tablecloths, and topped with white striped fabric. On each table were square glass vases filled with hydrangeas, lime-green hypericum berries, orange day lilies, yellow roses and Kermit mums. Vintage books sat next to the flowers, and an assortment of New York City postcards were on the table for guests to sign and give to the bride and groom.

The bride and her father danced to “Walking in Memphis,” by Marc Cohn. The groom and his mother danced to “What a Wonderful World,” by Louis Armstrong.

As the bride is not fond of cake, she chose to serve a wide variety of homemade cookies on beautifully displayed five tiered stands in her chosen colors. The bride and groom toasted with milk in silver goblets.

Servers were Suzy Bell and Nancy Avra, aunts of the bride, and Sallye Hof and Barbie Lay.

The couple honeymooned in New York City and currently reside there.

The bride graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in apparel studies.

The groom graduated from John Brown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in graphic and web design. He is currently a front end developer and web designer in New York City.

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