Alli Reed and Daniel Whitehead, both of Vilonia, were united in marriage at 2 p.m. June 7, 2014, at Friendship Baptist Church in Conway during a double-ring ceremony officiated by Chad Denmon, also of Vilonia.
The bride is the daughter of Johnny and Kim Reed of Vilonia. She is the granddaughter of J.L. and Hazel Reed and Harry and Peggy Jones, all of Vilonia.
The groom is the son of Dylan and Delainia Whitehead of Vilonia. He is the grandson of Edwina Whitehead of McCrory, Ark., and Barbara Goans of Bald Knob, Ark.
The entry table featured a beautiful floral arrangement of spring flowers. The guests signed a wooden monogram of the couple’s initials. The sanctuary featured two large spring floral arrangements elevated on ivory pillars and two 12-arm candelabras, which stood on either side of the pillars. A unity sand vase with white, gray and pink colored sand was placed on a smaller ivory pillar.
“Unfailing Love,” by Jimmy Needham, was played as the grandparents and mothers were seated. The mother of the bride was escorted by her son, Tripp Reed. The mother of the groom was escorted by the groom. “A Mother’s Prayer” was played as a slide show of the couple was shown.
The bride was escorted by her father, as “Beautiful in White,” by WestLife played, which was the song the bride chose for her special day.
The bride wore an Ivory Allure dress with English net over organza, Alencon lace with delicate beading, a sweetheart neckline enhanced with pearls, rhinestones, crystals and bugle beads. The fitted bodice was made of beaded, Alencon Lace on English net over organza. The gown featured a V-back with covered buttons, an elongated waist, and a trumpet skirt enhanced with a band of delicate beading at the bottom of the waist. The gown was adorned with delicate beaded Alencon lace extending to the scalloped hem of the semi-catherdal train.
“Love Like That,” by Ben Rector, was played as the bridesmaids entered.
Jordyn Hetherington of Vilonia served as maid of honor. She wore a gray floor length flowing chiffon dress with a sweetheart neckline. She carried a smaller version of the bride’s bouquet.
Bridesmaids were sister of the groom, Carly Whitehead, and Jana Minnick, both of Vilonia. They wore dresses that matched the maid of honor and carried a similar bouquet. The bridesmaids all wore matching pink crystal necklaces, a gift from the bride.
Kai Denmon served as ring bearer and the flower girl was Briley Whitehead, both of Vilonia.
Jeremy Jacobs of Conway served as best man.
Groomsmen were brother of the bride, Tripp Reed of Vilonia, and Mike Evans of Conway.
Ushers were Tyler Lachowsky, cousin of the bride, Darin Whitehead, Dalton Stacks, and Dagan Stacks, all cousins of the groom.
Presiding at the bride’s book were Taylor Fischer, Lydia Grace and Caroline Outlaw, all friends of the bride.
The mother of the bride wore a tiered ice blue knee length dress with a rhinestone embellishment and the mother of the groom wore a gray sleeveless, floor length gown with beaded rhinestones across the top.
Both mothers wore matching wrist corsages made with bracelets given as a gift by the bride.
The newly married couple walked down the aisle to “White Dress,” by Ben Rector.
The reception was held at the Friendship Baptist Family Life Center.
The center was transformed into a spectacular setting. White gossamer swagged across the ceiling with lights intertwined. Candlelight on each table lit up the room. As the guests entered the reception they were invited to write a sweet note to the bride and groom. The bride’s table was featured under a unique custom built curly willow gazebo. It had flowing spring flowers along with hanging crystal strands. The bride’s cake, created by Julie’s Sweet Shoppe, was a four layer white cake with a cascading floral arrangement of spring flowers, placed on a hot pink tablecloth. Servers were Michelle Childres and Dee Badger.
The tables at the reception were all covered with gray floor length tablecloths. There were four different repeated centerpieces on the tables consisting of candles and spring flower arrangements.
The groom’s table was decorated in a golf theme. The groom’s cake was a three tier cheesecake with chocolate covered strawberries. Servers were Becca Mitchell and Taylor Fischer.
The guests were treated to a large buffet of finger foods. The food tables were arranged in the center of the room with black floor length tablecloths. Servers were the Friendship Baptist Church Kitchen Committee led by Ruella Gill.
Each table was beautifully decorated with a variety of crystal bowls and platters. A candy table that was placed at one end of the room consisted of pink, yellow and orange candies. The guests were also treated to ice cream, which was served out of an antique ice cream cart. The ice cream was scooped into a custom designed cup, a gift from the bride and groom. Servers were Alli and Ashley Lyra.
The wedding coordinator was Amanda Matthews, Justin Hoadley from Events did all the floral arrangements, table centerpieces and he also created the Curly willow gazebo for the bride’s cake. The photographer was Taylor Howard of Taylor Howard Photography in Searcy.
As the couple was leaving the guests showered them with pink confetti. The couple drove away in a family friend’s 1940 Cadillac Convertible. Their honeymoon was in El Dorado Casitas Royale in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Mr. and Mrs. Whitehead reside in Conway.
The groom’s parents hosted the rehearsal dinner held on the night of Friday, June 6, at TGI Fridays. The couple was honored by a custom designed menu.