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Miss Lacy and Mr. Ballard exchange vows at Antioch Baptist Church

Posted: July 23, 2014 - 8:08am
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Mr. and Mrs. Jake Ballard Darrick Wilson Photography
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Ballard Darrick Wilson Photography

Miss Kimberly Lacy and Mr. Jake Ballard, both of Conway, were united in marriage at 2 p.m. March 22, 2014, at Antioch Baptist Church in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Senior Pastor Jason Aultman of Conway.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. Roger Lacy and Mrs. DeLanna Lacy of Conway. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Ray Crymes of Mountain View, Ark., and Mrs. Marsha Lacy and the late Mr. Bill Lacy of Conway.

The groom is the son of Mr. Steve Ballard and Mrs. Tammy Ballard of Conway. He is the grandson of Mrs. Ruth Ellen Fuller and the late Mr. Ronald Dee Vanmeter of Malvern, Ark., and Mr. and Mrs. Albert William Ballard of Hot Springs, Ark., and the late Mrs. Lola Mae Ballard of Malvern.

The guests were invited to sign a picture mat surrounding a portrait of both the bride and groom placed on a lace and burlap covered table. An arrangement of hydrangeas, pink roses, and lemon leaf in a silver urn was also placed on the guest table. Guests were greeted by Rachel West of Conway and Miss Meghan Dayer of Conway.

The altar arrangements consisted of large urns containing white gladiolus, hydrangeas, pink roses, lemon leaf and curly willow. An arrangement of pink roses in a silver vase was placed on the piano in memory of the couple’s deceased grandparents.

Prenuptial music consisting of family favorite hymns was played by Mrs. Wrenetta Austin. Soloist Adam Dayer sang “Amazed,” during the sand ceremony. Prayer was led by Scott Lacy, brother of the bride, of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Scripture selection 1 Corinthians 13 was recited by Jessica Rister of Jonesboro, Ark.

The bride, escorted by her father, entered the sanctuary to the hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy.” She wore an ivory strapless ball gown. It featured a sweetheart neckline and the waist was accented with Swarovski crystals. The back of the dress was accented with satin buttons the length of the gown. Her full length veil, which was worn by her mother on her wedding day, was held by a crystal comb. To complete her attire, she wore her favorite cowboy boots. She carried a clutch bouquet of pink roses and white hydrangeas tied with burlap and white lace ribbon.

Miss Hannah Longing of Conway served as maid of honor. She wore a floor length soft pale pink chiffon dress, with a single shoulder accent.

Emily Honey, Allison Mathis and Jessica Burks, all of Conway, served as bridesmaids. Ava Zevallos, niece of the groom, of Dallas, Texas, served as junior bridesmaid.

All wore full length empire gowns of pale pink chiffon. The bouquets consisted of one single hydrangea.

Ring bearer was Max Zevallos of Dallas.

Abby Lewis of Conway served as flower girl. Flower petals were carried in a cowboy hat belonging to the bride’s grandfather.

Mr. Rob Burks of Conway served as best man.

Groomsmen were Searcy Elrod, Adam Dayer and Jeff Bain, all of Conway.

Ushers were Jay Mattox of Conway and Tyler Mattox of Little Rock, Ark.

The mother of the bride wore a ruffled neckline jacket of burgundy silk, clasped with a rhinestone brooch. Black evening pants completed the ensemble.

The mother of the groom wore a lovely gray tea length dress adorned with detailed beads and rhinestones.

Miss Meghan Dayer and Miss Rachel West presided at the bride’s book.

The bride and groom left the ceremony in a 1929 Ford Model A Phaeton, driven by Mr. David Whisnant of Vilonia. He drove the happy couple to the wedding reception at the Conway Country Club.

The reception decorations included a portrait of the bride that was placed on an easel near the door. Guests entered the reception through an arch covered in smilax, pink geraniums, pink roses and white hydrangeas. Arrangements of pink roses, hydrangeas, white gladiolus, curly willow, and lemon leaf centered the guest tables.

Arrangements on the serving table consisted of a silver urn containing pink roses, white gladiolus, and hydrangeas. A menu of heavy hors d’oeuvres was served to the guests. The bride’s table featured a three tier white almond flavored cake with buttercream frosting atop a silver cake stand. The cake was topped with a silver rhinestone monogram “B.” The groom’s table featuring a picture of the couple was centered with a chocolate turtle cake.

During the reception a disc jockey provided music for entertainment for the guests. Mr. Lacy led his daughter in the father daughter dance to “Butterfly Kisses.”

Servers were Mrs. Cindy Wallace of Little Rock and Mrs. Bonnie Mattox of Conway.

The couple honeymooned on a Caribbean Cruise to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. They are now residing in Conway.

The groom’s parents entertained members of the wedding party and family members the night before in the beautiful country barn, provided by friends of the groom’s family. The barn was enchanting with rustic strands of lights and hydrangeas. Special to the bride and groom were heirloom pictures of family members and friends displayed in keepsake frames. Tables were decorated with vintage tin cans, burlap and lace.

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