McMillen-Holland vows said


Published Sunday, September 03, 2000

JoEllen McMillen of Conway and Jeffrey Brannon Holland of Bee Branch were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 5, 2000) in Greene Chapel at Hendrix College.

Parents of the couple are R.L. and Patsy McMillen of Conway and Jim and Sherry Holland of Bee Branch.

E.F. "Sug" McMillen of Greenbrier, grandfather of the bride, performed the double-ring ceremony.

The church was decorated with pew bows of tulle, satin ribbons and ivy. Ficus trees were also used for decoration as were two treetop candelabras with ivy. Ivy was placed along the bannisters and accented with clear lights; one fern was placed at the end of each bannister. A large floral arrangement of white gladioluses, spider mums, white roses and stargazer lilies was accented with Queen Anne's lace.

Sharon Duncan of Greenbrier presented piano music. Michelle Brewer and Bill Hayes, both of Conway, sang a duet, "From This Moment On." Mr. Hayes also sang "Long As I Live."

Mr. McMillen escorted his daughter to the altar. The bride wore a wedding gown featuring a sweetheart neckline and off-the-shoulder short sleeves. The fitted bodice had a dropped waistline with brocade pearls. The full skirt and train were made of satin and tulle. Her veil of illusion was attached to a headpiece made of matching brocade pearls.

Mary Glover of Conway was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Tori Miller and Sheree McMillen, both of Conway, and Carla Parker of Harrison.

The attendants wore floor-length, sleeveless gowns of ivory shantung with high necklines and cascading chiffon ties down the backs.

Bailey Glover of Conway was flower girl.

Greg Holland of Bee Branch was best man. Groomsmen were Jeremy Williams, Bart Bradford and Tony Byrd, all of Bee Branch. Ushers were Bart McMillen of Conway and Court Stacks of Bee Branch.

The mother of the bride wore a one-piece linen, lavender, tea-length dress with floral embroidery. The mother of the groom wore a floor-length chiffon and taffeta burgundy dress.

A reception followed at Robinson and Center Church of Christ.

The food table was centered with a large fern and mixed flowers. The bride's cake was adorned with white roses and greenery. The theme of the groom's table was Western and was decorated with his saddles. The cake was chocolate and in the shape of a horseshoe.

Reception decorations included ficus trees, white columns and ferns.

Servers were Emilee McMillen of Wooster, Jennifer Kussmaul of Conway and Summer Acre of Guy.

Emilee McMillen of Wooster presided at the bride's book.

After a trip to Big Cedar Lodge in Branson, Mo., the couple are at home in Bee Branch.



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