Miss Kate Dodge of Conway and Mr. Brandon Perry of Denver, Colo., were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony at 7 p.m. May 24, 2013, at Sunset Point, Ozark Conference Center, in Solgohachia, Ark., by the Rev. John Thomas of Solgohachia.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. Ben and Mrs. Julie Dodge of Conway. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Hendrix of Conway and Dr. and Mrs. John Dodge of Little Rock, formerly of Texarkana, Texas.
The groom is the son of Mr. Geary Perry of Lakewood, Colo., and Mrs. Missie Kramer of Arkadelphia, Ark. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Don Brooks of Hot Springs, Ark., and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Perry of Denver.
The ceremony was decorated with small lanterns on shepherd’s hooks that created a lined path to a garden arch accented with smilax, ivory flowers and blue and ivory ribbons. Guests were escorted through the arch down the aisle lined by large lanterns sitting on a bed of smilax and hydrangea with ivory candles. Guests were seated in white wooden chairs.
The stage was backed up to Petit Jean Mountain. Three wooden crosses were adorned with ivory hydrangea and cascading smilax. Large lanterns were placed on the corners of the wooden stage. An altar with lattice work below it was woven with greenery.
Ceremony music was provided by Ms. Emily Tucker, keyboard; Mr. Drew Dodge, guitar; and Mrs. Lynlee McMillan and Mr. Drew Dodge, vocals.
Songs performed were "In Christ Alone," "Be Thou My Vision," "How Beautiful," "Fall Afresh," and "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee."
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore an Alabaster tulle and allover embroidered lace gown with an ivory satin underlayer. Accents of hand-beading cascaded down to the chapel length train with a slim A-line, softly curved neckline and bodice. The dress was accented by a belt encrusted with crystals, beading and pearls, and a fingertip veil.
Mrs. Alfie Thomas of Solgohachia served as matron of honor. Maid of honor was Miss Hannah Allen of Searcy, Ark. She wore a knee-length, strapless, cornflower blue chiffon, sweetheart neckline dress.
Bridesmaids were Miss Emily Tucker of Hot Springs, Ark., Miss Karis Crosby of Columbia, Mo., Miss Audrey Melson of Batesville, Miss., Miss Hannah Ramsey of Chicago, Miss Laurin Dodge of Abilene, Texas, Mrs. Lindsey Perry of Borger, Texas, and Miss Elyse Senteney of Plano, Texas. Each wore a knee-length, strapless, cornflower blue, chiffon dress and carried a hand-tied bouquet of ivory hydrangea with vibrant blue accents.
Mr. Brooks Perry of Borger, Texas, served as best man. Groomsmen were Mr. Drew Dodge of Conway, Mr. Beau Daggett of Little Rock, Mr. Jason Ferrel of Dallas, Texas, Mr. Travis Nicholson of Raleigh, N.C., Mr. Mike Cannon of San Antonio, Texas, Mr. Mark Owen of Waco, Texas, Mr. Joe Bates of Palestine, Texas, and Mr. Geary Perry of Longview, Colo. Several groomsmen also served as ushers.
Ring bearer was Mr. Gavin Perry of Borger, Texas, and flower girl was Miss Madison Lloyd of Conway.
Mrs. Erin Coleman presided at the bride’s book.
Mother of the bride wore a blush pink chiffon full-length dress, and the mother of the groom wore a green chiffon full-length dress.
The reception was also held at Sunset Point, Ozark Conference Center.
Decorations consisted of round tables, mahogany Chiavari chairs, cornflower and Sparta blue satin linens, low floral arrangements in wedding colors on silver trays, halo vases with floating candles, vintage family china, and garden lights.
The bride’s assistants were Miss Hannah Pilcher, Miss Amberly Green, Miss Phebe Pruett, and Miss Devan Malone.
Mr. and Mrs. Perry took their wedding trip to Little Rock.
The couple are currently camp directors at Solgohachia Camp, Ozark Conference Center, at Solgohachia, they will move to Waco at the end of the summer. Brandon will graduate from Baylor University and intern for the accounting firm of JRBT and Kate will be an intern at Antioch Community Church.