Hope Irene Dunseath of Conway and Neil Taylor Reed of Foreman were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Sept. 11, 2010 at Robinson and Center Church of Christ in Conway. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Billy Blakeney, minister of the Foreman Church of Christ.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Greg and Cindy Dunseath of Conway. She is the granddaughter of Don Wilkerson of Fayetteville, and Robert and Helen Dunseath of Collierville, Tenn.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick and Bea Reed of Foreman.
He is the grandson of Marie Oglesby and the late Elmer Oglesby of Foreman, and the late Kermit and Faye Reed of Hooks Texas.
The bride was escorted by her father, Greg Dunseath. The bride wore an ivory strapless silk satin ball gown by James Clifford with a hand beaded lace bodice with dropped waistline, back bustled skirt with illusion underskirt accented with lace motif and chapel length train.
Veil was double tier fingertip length with edging of silver thread and pearls and Swavorski crystals. She wore a diamond broach in her hair from her paternal grandmother, diamond and pearl earrings, a gift from her father and mother and a diamond bracelet and diamond ring, that were her maternal grandmother’s in remembrance of her “ninny,” the late Barbara Wilkerson.
Sarah Dunseath Beall, sister of the bride, served as the matron of honor. She wore a floor length sangria satin gown with hand-beaded bodice. The bridesmaids were Amy Reed Porter sister of the groom, Dr. Robin Reed sister of the groom, Cindy Scaife, Laura Scaife, Mallory Dunseath, Lindsey Greer, Natalie Bennett and junior bridesmaid, Erin Dunseath. They wore sangria satin gowns with hand beaded bodice and carried nosegays in the brides chosen fall colors. Serving as flower girls were Ashlyn Scaife and Harper Scaife. Ring bearer was Logan Scaife. All were nieces of the bride.
The groom’s best man was his father, Patrick Reed. Groomsmen were Jesse Buffington, Blake Aubrey, Bentley Stout, Whit Kent, Aaron Reed, Chad McElhannon and Matt Greer. Ushers were Matt Porter, Eric Scaife, Saul Scaife and Alex LaFerney.
The bride’s mother wore a mocha and gold formal satin gown. The groom’s mother wore a mocha satin formal gown with a bolero jacket with crystal beading.
Ivory satin banners hung from the doors of the church, they contained the last names of the bride and groom embroidered in black, an Irish tradition in honor of the bride’s Irish heritage.
There was a woodland theme in the church with a gossamer drape falling from baptistry to floor and antique brown wrought iron pillars on either side of baptistery topped with large arrangements of fall flowers in the bride’s chosen colors of sangria, purple, shades of green, orange, magenta, curly willow, and bronze, sangria, and green peacock feathers. Pillars had crystal candleholders with candles falling down open center The stage was decorated with a candle garden of antique brown candleholders of varying sizes and shapes with greenery and grapevine woven around.
Aisles were marked with antique lanterns with candles and woven with greenery.
Music for the ceremony was recorded by the bride and groom and directed in the wedding by Daniel Hudgeons, song leader at Robinson and Center Church of Christ, the bride’s home congregation. The prelude included Helena piano tribute, “There’s a Stirring,” by praise team, “Heaven,” by Brandy Carlisle, “I Am Mine No More,” by praise team, and “Today,” by the Vitamin String Quartet. Seating of mothers and grandparents was to “Hallelujah,” by the Vitamin String Quartet. The processional was “Stairway to Heaven,” also by the Vitamin String Quartet and “Ave Maria,” by Divisi. Wedding processional was to “So Are You To Me,” by Divisi.
A reception was held at the Conway Country Club. The reception and serving table decorations included a bridal portrait at the entrance, tables with large arrangements in tall vases of sangria, orange, and shades of purple flowers, curly willow, greenery and bronze peacock feathers, candles in glass globes on tables throughout, and on the mantle of the fireplace.
The bride’s table was decorated with a four-tiered silver stand with butter cream petit fours marked on top with an “R”. The grooms’ table contained a marble three-tiered stand with chocolate petit fours marked on top with an “R”,a strawberry tree, and crystal bowl of cream cheese mints.
A large picture of the bride and groom was on display. Puddles of sangria material were also in the center of the tables as decoration. Servers were members of the Conway Country Club. Presiding at the bride’s guest book was Shelley Buffington and Nicole Atchley.
Wedding coordinator was Fay Nolen.
Following a honeymoon in the Bahamas, the couple reside in Fayetteville.