Heather Michelle Bishop and Christopher Jason Troupe of Chicago, Ill., were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Oct. 19, 2013, at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, Ark., in a traditional double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Blake Bradford of Little Rock.
The bride is the daughter of Robert W. and Kathleen Bishop of Little Rock and the granddaughter of Polly Anna Core of Fort Smith, Ark.
The groom is the son of Ricky and LeeAnn Troupe of New Hope, Ala., and Bruce and Kathy O’Gorman of Decatur, Ala. He is the grandson of Mildred Wallace of Rogersville, Ala.
"Trumpet Voluntary," was performed by harpist Alisa Coffey, as the bride was escorted down the aisle by her father.
The bride wore a beautiful Maggie Sottero lace and tulle fit and flare wedding gown with corded lace illusion sleeves, V neckline and keyhole back that featured Swarovski crystals sprinkled throughout. It included a grosgrain ribbon sash and was finished with covered buttons down the back. She carried a bouquet of white and ivory garden roses and hydrangeas wrapped with ivory ribbon. Included in the ribbon of the bouquet were three silver charms containing pictures of her parents and each set of grandparents.
She wore a strand of pearls given to her as a child by her parents and paternal grandparents to be worn on her wedding day. She wore pearl earrings and a bracelet to match.
The bride’s brother Robert Bishop of Fayetteville, Ark., served as her man of honor.
Bridesmaids were Sarah Thompson of Memphis, Tenn., Jennifer Bliss of Dallas, Texas, Marianne Kirk of Memphis, Melissa Porter of St. Louis, Mo., and Anna Tisdale of Cincinnati, Ohio.
They wore black strapless chiffon dresses with a sweetheart neckline, empire waist, layers of ruffles and finished with a royal blue sash. Each wore a pearl drop necklace. They each carried a bouquet of white and ivory garden roses and hydrangeas and blue delphinium with stems wrapped in royal blue ribbon. They came down the aisle to "Pachelbel Canon in D," performed by harpist Alisa Coffey.
The groom’s father Ricky Troupe of New Hope, Ala., served as best man.
Groomsmen were Jordan Culver of Little Rock, David Kane of Seattle, Wash., Ronnie Morgan of Cabot, Ark., and Sam Vargas of Chicago, Ill.
Caitlin Ramage and Briana Core presided at the bride’s book.
Alisa Coffey, harpist, performed "The Wedding March," as the recession.
The reception was also held at the Arkansas Arts Center where guests were treated to a delicious buffet followed by music and dancing.
The three tiered ivory wedding cake was decorated with a black satin ribbon cascading down one side. It was anchored at each tier with a crystal brooch and topped with ivory garden roses. Each layer was a different flavor of Mandarin orange, strawberry and lemon.
The bride and groom left the reception through a shower of lavender flower buds.
The couple went to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, for their honeymoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Troupe currently reside in Chicago, Ill.