Miss Cathey Lee Dalton and Mr. Ryan Anthony Pugh were united in marriage on June 7, 2014, at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church. The Rev. Britt Skarda officiated the double-ring ceremony at 6 o’clock in the evening.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. E. Kyle Dalton of Conway. She is the granddaughter of Doretta Bright and the late Raymond Bright of Conway, and Elton and Eleanor Dalton of Kennett, Mo.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Toney Pugh of Birmingham, Ala. He is the grandson of Sally Jo Barrett and the late Bobby Barrett Sr., and Paul and Helen Pugh, all of Auburn, Ala.
Guests were welcomed in the foyer by Cindy Ussery, aunt of the bride, and Drue Ussery, cousin of the bride. The entry tables featured the bride’s book, and a chalkboard frame that said, “We love because He loved us first, 1 John 4:19.”
Ushers, Trey Padgett and Will Faulkner of Auburn, Ala., and Trent Turchi, Todd Richard, and Michael Deere, all of Conway, escorted the guests to their seats.
The ceremony decorations included a large floral arrangement with ivory and blush roses elevated on a stand. The large orb also contained white hydrangeas, blush quicksand roses, versilia peach roses and blush Dutch stock. The pews contained markers of white hydrangeas.
Jim Maase, the organist, played “Air on the G String,” while the mothers were seated. The bride’s mother wore a long, blush colored Badgley Mischka gown. The dress had a strapless neckline along with a delicate cape that wrapped at the waist and draped over her shoulders. A crystal clasp connected the cape at the top of her back. The bottom was a straight skirt that slightly flared. The groom’s mother wore a long black gown with gold embellishments covering the dress. A black satin ribbon wrapped around her waist and tied in the front.
The wedding party proceeded down the aisle to “Trumpet Tune.” The bride was escorted by her father, and walked down the aisle to “Trumpet Voluntary.”
Soloist, Mary Ann Robinson sang “Alleluia” from Exsulate, Jubilate by W.A. Mozart and “Arise, My Love,” Song of Solomon, by Richard Hundley.
For her special day, Cathey Lee chose a gorgeous trumpet gown by world-famous bridal designer, Lazaro. The sleeveless jewel-necked gown featured an elongated fitted bodice of sheer ivory net with elaborate beading and floral appliqués. The full champagne skirt with tiered layers of tulle cascaded down to a horsehair style hem and a sweep train. To complement the stunning gown, Cathey Lee wore the “Waverly” cathedral veil of ivory tulle by Rita Vinieris of the renowned Rivini design house with a sweet blusher veil by designer Toni Federici. Completing the breathtaking bridal ensemble were silver crystal earrings and bracelet by jewelry designer Maria Elena. Her bouquet was a hand-tied mix of white monochromatic floral in an upright design and ranunculus. The bride’s great-grandmother’s handkerchief was attached at the stem.
Kelsey Ann Dalton, sister of the bride, served as her maid of honor. She wore a long Jim Hjelm mink chiffon A-line gown. It had a draped one-shoulder neckline and sat at the natural waist. She wore champagne pearl stud earrings, and a pearl bracelet that she received as a gift from the bride. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of white hydrangeas with silver dollar eucalyptus accents.
Bridesmaids were Maggie Leigh Culberson, cousin of the bride, of Durham, N.C., Britney Pugh, sister of the groom, of Birmingham, Ala., Jonie Canfield of Austin, Texas, Kelly Swartzbaugh of St. Louis, Mo., Kylie Bell of Van Buren, Ark., and Lauren Pinney of Conway. They all wore dresses that matched the maid of honors along with champagne pearl earrings and bracelet that they received as a gift from the bride.
Ring bearers were Caden Ussery and Tate Culberson, both cousins of the bride, and the flower girls were Sophia and Gabriella Pugh, both cousins of the groom. The flower girls wore champagne tutu dresses with a crochet top that was adorned with three rows of beige chiffon rose flowers with a pearl center. They wore a champagne lace headband with a big blush rose on their heads.
Toney Pugh, father of the groom and Wade Christopher, both of Birmingham, Ala., served as best men. The groomsmen included Johnny Mann of Auburn, Ala., Drew Scott, Matt Noto, and Andrew Noto, all of Birmingham, Ala., and Lee Ziemba of Rogers, Ark.
After the ceremony, the groom, bride, and their wedding party left the church in an old fashion trolley to the reception. The reception took place at the Country Club of Little Rock.
As guests entered the club, they saw the bride’s portrait on display in the foyer along with the guest book and pictures of the groom’s and bride’s parents and grandparents from their wedding days.
In the ballroom, the bride’s cake was sitting under a stunning chandelier. It consisted of five layers with swirl icing covering each layer. There sat an elaborate blush rose on the second tier of the cake. It was made by pattiCakes in Conway.
The groom’s table included a “Coach and Mrs. Ryan Anthony Pugh” football and Ryan’s National Championship Auburn University football jersey. The groom’s cake was a three tier Reese’s peanut butter and chocolate cake with chocolate covered strawberries and Auburn University decorated cookies were placed around the cake.
The bride and groom’s first dance was “Stuck on You,” by the Commodores, and then the bride and her father danced to “Butterfly Kisses” before breaking out into a fun, upbeat dance routine, and then came back and finished the dance to “Butterfly Kisses.”
The buffet table featured a large orb-styled arrangement that was elevated on a vase. It had white hydrangea, blush quicksand roses, versilia peach roses, and blush Dutch stock. It featured curly willow and draping foliages. Friends and family dined on fried chicken, pork tenderloin, macaroni and cheese, green beans, jalapeño cornbread, spinach dip, stuffed mushrooms, and seasonal fruits and vegetables.
The anchor tables had large gold vases with an iron candelabra on top that was filled with candles. Centered in that was a large orb of flowers in the wedding colors that included white hydrangea, blush quicksand roses, versilia peach roses, and blush Dutch stock. Other tables had similar arrangements on top with shorter gold vases.
Several of the tables had a low and lush arrangement in a glass vase full of white hydrangea, blush Dutch stock, blush quicksand roses and versilia peach roses. Two long imperial tables featured several low and lush arrangements all the way down the table. Ivory linens with blush rose overlays and votives covered the table.
After dancing the night away to the band, Tragikly White, Cathey Lee and Ryan hopped into the waiting Town Car, while guests shook Auburn shakers, and headed off into the night. The newlyweds chose the Zoetry, Paraiso de la Bonita in Riviera Maya, Mexico, for their honeymoon.
On Friday morning, June 6th, the bridesmaid’s luncheon was held at the Capitol Hotel, and a rehearsal dinner hosted by the groom’s parents was held at Trios restaurant that night.
Mr. and Mrs. Pugh reside in Cincinnati, Ohio, where the groom is employed with the University of Cincinnati football team, and coaching assistant offensive line.