Kerry Elizabeth Koonce

— Trapnall Hall was the setting at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 24, for the marriage of Kerry Elizabeth Moore and Nathaniel Anthony Koonce, who goes by Nathan. Kathy Lewison officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Cyndi and Steve Moore, 5024 Stonewall Road. She is the granddaughter of the late Lucile and Henry Moore of Little Rock and the late Jean and George Williams of Waco, Texas.

The groom is the son of Kay Koonce and Dr. Tom Koonce, both of Little Rock. He is the grandson of Martha and Elza Young of Hot Springs and Helen and the late Orland Koonce of Little Rock.

Vows were exchanged on the front steps with nuptial music by Lawrence Hamilton and the Da-Capo String Quartet.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a strapless chiffon gown embellished with beading. The ruched bodice had a sweetheart neckline. She carried white garden roses, freesia, green hypericum berries and tulips.

Honor attendants were Alexis Olivia Nisbet, Margery Goss Buzbee and Ashley Davis Meggers, all of Little Rock. Bridesmaids were Betsy Blankenship Shollmier and Anne Laura Moore, both also of Little Rock. They wore charcoal-gray dresses in the style of their choice and carried smaller versions of the bride’s bouquet.

Best man was Anthony Philip Bucolo of Port Aransas, Texas. Groomsmen were Rafe Allen Banks of Marion and Scott Andrew Fraser, Jon Addison Holcomb, Justin Brunner Neel and Bradley James Wingfield, all of Little Rock.

Guests were seated by John Blume Buzbee of Little Rock and Matthew Williams Moore of Fayetteville, brother of the bride.

A reception at Next Level Events followed the ceremony. The buffet held a large arrangement of hydrangeas, stock, tulips and lilies. Guest tables held several styles of centerpieces, which included floating candles, hydrangeas, roses, lotus pods and curly willow. Music was by DMP Band of Memphis.

The bride has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She is a licensed certified social worker and is a clinical social worker at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

The groom has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the university. He has a master’s degree and is working toward a doctorate in interdisciplinary biomedical sciences from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is a research associate in the department of radiation/oncology at UAMS.

After a honeymoon at Mount Magazine State Park, the couple will live in Little Rock.

This article was published April 1, 2012 at 3:23 a.m.

High Profile, Pages 45 on 04/01/2012

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