Amanda Cherie Montgomery and Brett Nelson Taylor, both of Conway, were united in marriage at 6 p.m. May 3, 2014, at Greene Chapel at Hendrix College, with the Rev. Clif Ford, also of Conway, officiating the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Kenneth Montgomery of Conway and Lyle and Sheila Rupert, also of Conway. She is the granddaughter of Carolyn Stansberry of Mojave, Calif., Coy and Karen Kindsfather of Fort Worth, Texas, Angelo and Barbara Rodriguez of Conway, the late Ed Montgomery of Little Rock, and the late Helen Marie Rupert of Fayetteville, Ark.
The groom is the son of Rick and Kimberly Taylor of Conway. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Murphy R. Taylor of Fayetteville, and the late Mr. and Mrs. William N. John Jr. of Conway.
The wedding decorations were set in a vintage baseball theme with red and royal blue as the primary colors. White hydrangeas and red ranunculus spilled out of Cracker Jack boxes as pew markers.
The bride, escorted by her father, entered to "Marry Me," by Train, performed on guitar by Christopher Rupert and piano by Lyle Rupert. Soloist Heather Graham sang "You Got Me," by Colbie Caillat.
The bride wore an ivory soft charmeuse wrap style gown that featured beaded shoulder straps that formed a V-neckline in front and scoop in the back, to reveal a chic beaded T-strap.
The bride and groom poured baseball field dirt into a hurricane glass over a monogrammed baseball as part of their union ceremony.
Lynn Ussery of Vilonia served as maid of honor. She wore a royal blue colored one shoulder, long jersey dress with cascade back. She carried a handheld fresh cut bouquet of white hydrangeas, red ranunculus, and white roses, tied with a silk red and white striped bow.
Bridesmaids were Bree Story of Blackwell, Ark., Penni Britton and Lauren Rogers, both of Conway, Lori Davis of Damascus, Ark., Abby Oakley of Beebe, Ark., and Taylor Bennett of Quitman, Ark. They wore dresses that matched the maid of honor, and carried the same flower bouquets.
Wyatt Taylor, nephew of the groom and of Rogers, Ark., carried a catcher’s mitt with the wedding rings encased in a baseball.
Maggie Ussery of Vilonia carried a royal blue and red pennant that read "Here comes the bride."
Ryan Taylor of Rogers served as best man. Groomsmen were Clint Smith, Monty Longing, Danner Rogers, Anthony White and Gavin Taylor, all of Conway, and Landon Keopple of Magnolia, Ark.
Ushers were Justin Montgomery and Christopher Rupert, both of Conway.
Kenzie Kindsfather of Fort Worth presided at the bride’s book.
The bride and groom exited the ceremony to "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," performed on the organ by Lyle Rupert.
The couple’s reception was held at Conway Country Club. Table decorations included royal blue satin table cloths with ballpark peanuts sprinkled on the tables with a mixture of low and tall arrangements. The low arrangements had white hydrangeas, red ranunculus, and baseballs. The tall arrangements included cylinders of baseballs with red roses, red ranunculus, white hydrangeas and roses, and green pittosporum on top of each. Pub tables gathered with red satin table cloths and glass cubes were filled with the same flowers.
A photo booth was available, with an area backdrop of wood walls with galvanized tins spilling over with baseball memorabilia and monogrammed pennants for the guests to take pictures with and have as mementos from the wedding.
The bride’s cake table had a satin red table cloth, a three tiered cake mimicking a vintage baseball. Flanking each side of the table was a variety of apothecary jars filled with the bride and groom’s favorite candy.
To the side was a vintage stadium popcorn cart that contained monogrammed baseball cups with the bride and groom’s name and favorite baseball quote.
The wedding planner was Martha Ann Events, Jennifer Mouser and Ricky Williams, and photographers were Erika Windsor and Shannel Gray.
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor spent their honeymoon in Saint Lucia.