Courtney Elms and Ryan Nash, both of Conway, were united in marriage at 6 p.m. on October 20, 2012, in a double-ring ceremony at First Presbyterian Church in Conway, officiated by the Rev. Wayne Clark of Conway.
The bride is the daughter of David and Janis Elms of Conway. She is the granddaughter of Mr. James E. (Buddy) Allison and the late Patricia Allison of Conway and the late Eulos and Juanita Elms of Little Rock.
The groom is the son of Greg and Martha Nash of Conway. He is the grandson of the late Dan Sr. and Rose Freyaldenhoven of Conway and the late Joe and Cecilia Nash of Morrilton, Ark.
Church decorations were provided by Events Rental and Floral. Flowers were done by Ye Olde Daisy Shoppe.
The bride was escorted by her father.
Her wedding gown was from the Allure Bridals, Romance Collection, from Low’s Bridal and Formal in Brinkley, Ark. It was an ivory, fitted gown in all-over lace that featured a lace V-neckline with contoured straps that continued to a keyhole back. It had a chapel length train and covered buttons down the back.
The bridal bouquet was made up of white roses, mini carnations, mini calla lilies, white freesia, and blue hydrangea. Added to the bouquet was a gold cross that the bride wore when she was baptized as a baby.
The diamonds on the wedding bands were from the bride’s late grandmother’s wedding band.
Wendy Marney of Fayetteville and Donna Scherrey of Conway, both served as matron of honor. They wore Forever Yours one shoulder dresses with a satin belt in regal blue. Their flower bouquets were all white roses, freesia, and mini carnations.
Bridesmaids were Brandi Rogers of Benton, Ark., and Lindsey Dixon of Fayetteville. Their flower bouquets were also all white roses, freesia, and mini carnations.
Ring bearers were Parker and Brody Nash, nephews of the groom, and flower girls were Riley and Bentley Nash, nieces of the groom, all of Conway.
The groom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen were Colbey Nash, Jay Nash and Stephen Stone, all of Conway.
Ushers were Keith Elms, Austin Clowers and Ted Clowers, all of Conway.
Presiding at the bride’s book was Stephanie Pilgreen.
Mother of the bride wore a silver cocktail length dress with jacket, and the mother of the groom wore a pewter ankle length dress with sequined jacket.
The reception took place at Agora Conference and Special Events Center in Conway.
The bride’s cake was done by Cakes by Catie. It was a white, five tier wedding cake with vanilla and strawberry alternating layers with scalloped butter cream frosting and decorated with fresh blue hydrangeas. The topper was a bride and groom that the bride’s parents also used at their wedding 34 years ago. The groom’s cake was red velvet and made to look like the Nash family cabin. He also had single serving Rice Krispies Treats.
The reception was decorated in The Cinderella Package. There were cream drapes on the walls from ceiling to floor with back lighting of clear and blue with a chandelier in the center of the room. Guests enjoyed a buffet of heavy hors d’oeuvres, as well as having their picture made in the photo booth provided by Arkansas Picture Booth. Professional photography was provided by Lance Johnston Photography.
Portraits of the mothers and the grandmother of the bride, in addition to the bridal portrait, were also on display at the reception.
All reception decorations, and servers were provided by Agora Conference and Special Events Center.
Justin Berg from Boomtown Entertainment served as the disc jockey.
The bride and groom’s first dance was to "I Cross My Heart," by George Strait.
The father and bride danced to "My Little Girl," by Tim McGraw.
The groom and his mother danced to "My Wish for You," by Rascal Flatts.
The rehearsal dinner was held at Conway Country Club where a slide show was presented of the couple. The rehearsal dinner was buffet style with pork loin, baked chicken, twice baked potatoes, green beans, and three different styles of cheesecake.
The couple’s wedding trip destination was to Turtle Bay Resort in Hawaii.
Mr. and Mrs. Nash are currently residing in Conway.