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By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published April 18, 2010 at 6:36 a.m.

— Mary Christina Galchus and Carl Frederic Cooper III, who goes by Trey, were united in marriage at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 10, in the Cathedral of St. Andrew. The Rev. James West of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Little Rock officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Donna and Kenneth Galchus, 6 Lorian Circle, and the granddaughter of Marie and the late Denver T. Smith of Little Rock, and the late Mary and Edward Galchus of New York.

The bridegroom is the son of Virginia and the late Carl Frederic Cooper Jr. of Little Rock. He is the grandson of Carl F. and the late Lois P. Cooper of Pine Bluff, and Virginia D. and the late Glenn A. Railsback of Hot Springs.

The church entrance was decorated with garlands of smilax. The chancel held matching cathedral arrangements of garden roses, tulips, hydrangea, lilies, stock and snapdragons in shades of pink.

Organist for the wedding was Phil Bordeleau and cantor was Ace Gangoso. Soloist Lawrence Hamilton sang “Ave Maria” and “Rejoice in the Lord Always.”

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a re-embroidered lace and ivory silk-satin gown by Watters and Watters. The fitted straplessbodice had a modified sweetheart neckline, and beaded lace flower appliques embellished the bodice and chapel-length train. Her cathedrallength veil had a floor-length blusher. She carried a gathered clutch of garden roses, tulips, hydrangea, lisianthus and stock in shades of pink tied with a vintage satin ribbon from her mother’s bridal gown.

Tiffany Senavinin of Little Rock was her sister’s matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Kate Ward of Fayetteville, Whitney Wellborn of Little Rock, Kimberly Knox of Cincinnati and Sarah Compani of Campbell, Calif.

They wore one-shouldered softpink silk charmeuse gowns with empire waists and carried smaller versions of the bride's flowers.

Best man was Seth B. Cooper of Conway, brother of the bridegroom. Groomsmen were Nathan Vibhakar and Charlie Hadfield, both of Little Rock; Stuart Hooper of San Diego; and Brad Heringer of Jonesboro.

Guests were seated by Casey Copeland, Joey Rector, Stephen Lowman and Carter Malloy, all of Little Rock; and Lawson Davis Cooper of Conway, nephew of the bridegroom.

The main entrance to the Country Club of Little Rock, where a reception followed the wedding ceremony, was decorated with spring wreaths. Guest tables were covered with pink shantung and passion fruit-colored linens and held a mixture of silver candelabra accented with wedding flowers and low glass cube arrangements all in shades of pink.

Hamilton also performed at the reception along with the Big John Miller Band and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra String Quartet.

The bride received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where she was a member of Chi Omega. She received a juris doctorate from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law and is a lawyer with Satterfield Law Firm.

The bridegroom, also a UA graduate, received a bachelor’s degree in history and was a member of Sigma Chi. He received a juris doctorate from the UALR law school and is a law clerk for Judge Ernest Sanders, 5th Division of the Circuit Court of Pulaski County.

The couple will live in Little Rock after a wedding trip to Negril, Jamaica.

High Profile, Pages 50 on 04/18/2010




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