Abby Lynne Wicker and Lance Berry surprised guests at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, with a wedding ceremony at Marlsgate Plantation. Guests arrived thinking they would be attending an engagement party. The Rev. Laura Bratton, cousin of the bride and minister at Laurens Road United Methodist Church in Greenville, S.C., officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Carole and Dennis Wicker of Sherwood and the granddaughter of Ernest Wicker and the late Margaret Ann Wicker, both of North Little Rock, and the late Helen Rebekah and Charles Remaklus of Memphis.
The groom is the son of Marilyn and Byron McKimmey of North Little Rock. He is the grandson of Beth and Leman Bradford of Shirley.
As guests were invited to move from a tent in the side yard to the front of Marlsgate, where vows were exchanged, Bruno Mars’ “Marry You” played over speakers, hinting at the forthcoming ceremony.
Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a white Mori Lee fit-and-flare gown with an asymmetrical waist, sweetheart bodice and multi-tiered organza ruffled skirt.
Serving as the bride’s honor attendantwas her brother, Derek Wicker of Atlanta.
The groom’s honor attendant was his sister, Hayley Taylor of Little Rock. She wore an ivory stretch-lace Bohemian-style dress with sheer inserts and an illusion hem.
A tented reception on the west lawn followed the ceremony. Guest tables covered in white linens were centered with silver Revere bowls holding white hydrangeas, yellow roses and bells of Ireland. The buffet held an antique English garden urn filled with yellow and white gladiolus, bells of Ireland, yellow roses and yellow Fuji chrysanthemums.
The bride has a bachelor’s degree in finance and real estate from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she was a member of Beta Zeta Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma. She was also named to the dean’s list. She is a Realtor for McKimmey Associates, Realtors.
The groom also has a bachelor’s degree in finance and real estate from UALR and was named to the dean’s list. He is chief financial officer for McKimmey Associates, Realtors.
After a wedding trip to Miami, the couple will make their home in Maumelle.
High Profile, Pages 45 on 08/18/2013
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