Miss Houk becomes bride of Mr. Copley

Published Sunday, May 12, 2002

Amanda Helen Houk of North Little Rock and Eric Hoyt Copley of Fort Smith were united in marriage on Easter Sunday (March 31, 2002) on a cliff at Petit Jean Mountain State Park.

The bride is a daughter of Jason and Pamela Houk of North Little Rock. The groom is a son of Gregory and Constance Copley of Fort Smith and a grandson of Milton and Claudia Davis of Conway.

Dr. Norbert O. Schedler of Conway, director of the University of Central Arkansas Honors College, performed the ceremony.

The Petit Jean Mountain waterfall was the backdrop for the ceremony held under an arch of ivy and surrounded by baskets of daisies wrapped in white tulle. The area was dotted with numerous slabs of stone and shaded by large trees. The cliff opened up to a view of the falls that could be heard roaring during the ceremony.

Guitarist Gregory Copley strummed an original piece during the processional and Pamela L. Chrisman, maid of honor, played the flute during the recessional

Mr. Houk escorted his daughter. The bride's pearl dress was chiffon with detailed embroidery. The scooped neckline was trimmed with embroidery and the bodice featured a fully embroidered waist insert with long flowing sleeves. The sleeves were also embroidered. The dress was a soft A-line skirt with an embroidered chapel train.

Her veil was fingertip length and trimmed with satin ribbon edging and topped with a crown of fresh daisies. Her silver and pearl bracelet was given to her by her grandmother, Irmgard L. Houk, and her string of ivory pearls belonged to her grandmother, the late Shirley T. Wolf. Her pearl earrings were borrowed from her mother.

The bride carried a cascading arrangement of white daisies tied with white satin ribbon. Her shoes were pearl sandals with detailed embroidery at the toe.

Pamela L. Chrisman of Syracuse, N.Y., was maid of honor. She wore a pale green two-piece dress. The top was sleeveless with glitter woven in and the full-length skirt was satin. Flowers were daisies mixed with Italian ruscus held together with pale blue ribbons

Debra L. Dority of North Little Rock was bridesmaid. She wore a full-length, two-piece pale blue dress. The top was detailed with a white velvet design and the A-line skirt was satin. Flowers were white daisies mixed with Italian ruscus, tied together with yellow and blue ribbons.

Bubble blowers were Alex E. Chrisman and Emma Davis, cousin of the groom.

David R. Schmitz of Eugene, Ore., was best man. Groomsman was Daniel E. Wandrey of DeKalb, Texas. Ushers were Kyle Huston and Corey Huston, both of North Little Rock

The bride's mother wore a sage green, full-length sheath with an accompanying short-sleeved jacket with detailed embroidery around the bottom of skirt. The groom's mother wore a lilac full-length dress with an accompanying short-sleeved jacket.

A reception followed at Mather Lodge. The reception was held in the CCC Room, which has a log cabin ambiance, and was decorated with centerpieces of ivy trailing around white taper candles. The serving table was also decorated with a centerpiece of three tapered candles surrounded by ivy. The two-tiered cake was topped with daisies.

The guest book table was also covered in trailing ivy and tables were sprinkled with glittering confetti.

Music was orchestrated by Scott L. Huston.

The silver oval platters at the serving table held various cheeses, vegetables, fruits and finger sandwiches as well as wine and punch. The groom's cake was chocolate and decorated with the couple's names and flowers.

The couple will reside in Tulsa, Okla.

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