Chelsea Rachelle Bollinger and Brian Michael Bowlin of Conway were united in marriage at 2 p.m. July 24 at Second Baptist Church in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Kyle Seal of Conway.
The bride is the daughter of Carey and Teressa Bollinger of Conway. She is the granddaughter of Ms. Billie Bollinger of Oakland, Tenn., the late Mr. W. Maxie Bollinger of Bruce, Miss., and Mr. Merrill Rogers and the late Mrs. Marie Rogers of Stamps.
The groom is the son of Dr. Randal and Mary Bowlin of Conway. He is the grandson of Mrs. Geneva Bowlin and the late Mr. F. Alton Bowlin of Conway, Mrs. Emma Merlo of Sherwood, and the late Mr. Claude Merlo of Pine Bluff.
The church was decorated with candlelabras and an arch wrapped in ivy with white and lavender tulle with floral arrangements. Music was provided by pianist Katie Beal and soloist Katie Turnage.
The bride, escorted by her father, wore a white gown embellished with beading and gems across the bodice followed by a chapel length train with delicate beaded detail. The handmade veil was trimmed with beads. She carried a clutch bouquet with green hypericum, white and lavender roses, gerbera daisies and purple statice.
Serving as maid of honor was sister of the bride, Hannah Bollinger, of Conway. Matron of honor was the groom’s cousin, Shanna Smith, of Conway. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Webb and Jessica Singletary, both of Slidell, La., Andrea Bollinger of Conway, sister of the bride, and Sarah Carnopis of Bee Branch.
They wore knee-length lavender accented dresses with a sash. They carried flowers that were smaller versions of the bride’s bouquet.
Serving as ring bearer was Hudson Turnage, cousin of the groom, of Conway. Madison Rogers, cousin of the bride, of Stamps, served as flower girl.
Serving as best man was Matthew Sindle of Conway. Groomsmen were Kevin Helm, Kristopher Watson, David George, and Wesley Bowlin and Matthew Bowlin, brothers of the groom, and all of Conway.
Ushers were Ashton Robinson of Conway and Matthew Owens of Daytona Beach, Fla., cousins of the bride, and Nick Taylor of Conway.
Presiding at the bride’s book was Leslie Parker.
A reception followed at the University of Central Arkansas Student Center Ballroom. The ballroom was decorated in lavender and apple green. Guest tables were covered in white tablecloths decorated with alternating centerpieces of candle arrangements and glass vases with floral arrangements. The bride’s table held a four-tiered white cake decorated with lavender ribbon and white orchids. The groom’s table held a three-layer strawberry cake, and medical items adorned the table.
Servers were Risa Helm and Leslie Parker, both of Russellville, Wendy Vick of Conway, and cousin of the bride, Tabitha Buehler of Stamps. Also assisting were Rhonda Robinson, aunt of the bride, of Conway, and Linda Jane Stewart, aunt of the groom, of Hattiesburg, Miss.
The bride is a junior at the University of Central Arkansas studying elementary education. The groom is attending the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock pursuing a doctorate in medicine.
After a honeymoon to Branson, Mo., the couple is currently living in Little Rock.