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WEDDINGS

EMILY MARIE BAKER and JOHN DAVID EDWARDS

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published January 20, 2013 at 2:23 a.m.

Emily Marie Edwards

— Emily Marie Baker and John David Edwards were united in marriage at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at The Crescent Terrace at The Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Luke Harper officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Lorie and Darryl Baker, 16 Fontenay Circle. Her grandparents are Bettie Nell and the late Glyn Hollingsworth of Collierville, Tenn., Gerry Williams of Maumelle, and the late Bill Baker of Heber Springs.

The groom is the son of Bobby Edwards Jr. of Aubrey, Texas, and the late Kara Lafleur of Bryant. He is the grandson of Judy and Alfred Parker of Alexander and Bobby Ray Edwards of Sherman, Texas, and the late Delores Roberts.

The ceremony site was decorated with urns of white native wildflowers. Music was by violinist Nancy Blue.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a strapless ivory chiffon gown with a ruched bodice and carried a bouquet of white roses, bells of Ireland, hydrangeas and green hypericum.

Elizabeth Harper of Memphis served as her sister’s matron of honor. She wore a chocolate-brown chiffon strapless knee-length dress with a glacier blue satin sash. She carried a smaller version of the bride’s bouquet.

Serving as best man was the groom’s grandfather, Alfred Parker.

A wedding brunch at the Il Mulino Restaurant in The Swan Resort followed the ceremony. Guest tables were centered with clear glass pedestals holding arrangements of white roses.

The bride has a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She received a master’s degree in social work from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is a mental health professional with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ STRIVE program.

The groom attended Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, where he played baseball and was a member of Theta Xi. He is a technician at Advanced Cabling.

After a cruise to the Bahamas, the couple will live in Alexander.

High Profile, Pages 46 on 01/20/2013

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