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This article was published August 25, 2013 at 3:57 a.m.

Allison Marcussen Kemp

Allison Elizabeth Marcussen became the bride of Tyler Ray Kemp at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch in Dardanelle. Officiating were the Rev. Andrea Allen of Lakewood United Methodist Church in North Little Rock, and the Rev. Zeke Allen of First United Methodist Church of Maumelle. Assisting with the worship ceremony were Elizabeth Williamson, Jennie Beard, Jordan Anderson, Kyle Roush and Lolo Robinson.

Parents of the bride are Kathy Marcussen of Maumelle and Mike Marcussen of Conway. Her grandparents are Dorsey Marcussen, the late Victor Marcussen, and the late Lorraine and Richard Holdren, all of Monticello.

The groom is the son of Michelle and Mike Murtha of Maumelle and the late Kenneth Kemp. His grandparents are Patricia and Patrick Murtha of Sherwood and the late Gloria and Max Gavin and the late Jo and Tom Kemp, all of Little Rock.

Candles and pictures of loved ones decorated a mantel built by the bride’s father. A wooden archway was decorated with wedding flowers. Music was by pianist Jennie Beard, who performed processional music composed by the bridegroom.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an Alencon lace gown with a sweetheart neckline and jeweled belt. The cathedral-length veil was edged with Alencon lace. She carried a bouquet of pink andivory peonies, blush spray roses, succulents and dusty miller.

Emily McElroy of Maumelle was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Ellen Hester of Jonesboro and Allison Kemp of Maumelle, sister of the groom. They wore knee-length Capri blue chiffon dresses in the style of their choice and carried smaller versions of the bridal bouquet.

Flower girl was Alivia Mink of Huntington Beach, Calif.

Mitchell Williamson of Maumelle served as best man. Groomsmen were William Vester and John Patrick Murtha, brother of the groom, both of Maumelle.

Seating the guests were Jeffrey Marcussen and Andrew Marcussen, both of Little Rock and brothers of the bride.

A reception at the ranch followed the ceremony. Tables covered in light blue linens held birch cylinders filled with pink and ivory peonies, spray roses and dusty miller.

The bride has a bachelor’s degree in health science from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. She is in graduate school studying occupational therapy.

The groom, also a UCA graduate, has a bachelor’s degree in music with an emphasis in percussion. He is a student minister at First United Methodist Church of Maumelle.

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

High Profile, Pages 64 on 08/25/2013




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