Robbyn Arden Coleman and Dr. Joshua Sampson Tolleson were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, in Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church. The Revs. Britt Skarda and Lynn Lindsey officiated.
Patti and Charlie Coleman, 3912 Foxcroft Road, are the parents of the bride. She is the granddaughter of the late Robbye and W.C. “Buddy” Coleman of Little Rock and the late Louise and E. Arden Boyce of Pocahontas.
The groom is the son of Cherry Friesen of Cordova, Tenn., and Sam Tolleson of Adams, Tenn. His grandparents are the late Anna and Otto Thompson of Springfield, Tenn., and the late Melba and Maurice Tolleson, also of Adams.
The chancel was decorated with Christmas wreaths and white poinsettias.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory A-line tulle gown embellished with crystal-beaded lace and tied at the waist with a beaded organza sash. She carried a bouquet of white roses, hydrangeas, cymbidium orchids and ranunculus.
Serving as the bride’s honor attendants were Ashley Edwards of Bentonville and Rebecca Kempkes of Little Rock. Bridesmaids were Mary-Margaret Reed Fox of Fayetteville; Mary Rutherford Jennings of Washington; Robin Boyce Everitt of Silver Spring, Md., cousin of the bride; and Kayla Green of Gainesville, Fla. The bridesmaids wore sleeveless red gowns and carried a mix of light blue delphinium, dark orange roses and miniature red garden roses.
Also assisting the bride were Jessica Dean Rutherford of Philadelphia; Courtney Coleman Adcock of Bentonville, cousin of the bride; and Lauren Sudderth and Jessie Edwards Gillham, both of Little Rock. Flower girl was Ella Arden Coleman of Little Rock, niece of the bride.
Nathan Howse of Conway and Ben Johnson of Little Rock were the groom’s honor attendants. Groomsmen were Drew Lott of Jonesboro; Turner Coleman of Little Rock, brother of the bride; Brad Nesmith of Gainesville, Fla.; and Tim Remington of Maumelle. Guests were seated by Luke Nipper of Little Rock; Trey Lyons of Maumelle; and Charlie Pierce of Germantown, Tenn.
The buffet table at a reception in the Junior League of Little Rock Building held an elevated arrangement of light blue hydrangeas, dark orange and red roses, light blue delphinium, branches and red berries, with identical smaller arrangements on each side. Guest tables alternated elevated arrangements of flowers, branches and berries with bronze-footed pedestals of wedding flowers and evergreens, and low lush arrangements surrounded by floating candles in stemmed votive candle holders. Music was by The Soulsations.
The bride studied communications at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and is a sales and customer service representative at Hiland Dairy.
The groom has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, and a medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He completed his residency in general surgery at UAMS and is a general surgeon with St. Bernards Surgical Associates in Jonesboro.
After a wedding trip to Mexico, the couple will live in Jonesboro.
High Profile, Pages 42 on 12/29/2013
Print Headline: ROBBYN ARDEN COLEMAN-JOSHUA SAMPSON TOLLESON