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Claire Elise Crews - Dylan Martin Gililland

This article was published June 1, 2014 at 2:20 a.m.

Clair Crews Gililland

Wedding vows were exchanged by Claire Elise Crews and Dylan Martin Gililland at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 24, in the County Club of Little Rock. Bill McCoy with The Church at Sherwood officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Vickie Salsbury of Jacksonville and Claibourne Crews of Little Rock. She is the granddaughter of Shirley and the late Joe Salsbury of Fayetteville and Carolyn Coleman and the late Dr. Travis Crews, both of Little Rock.

Parents of the groom are Lynda and Danny Gililland of North Little Rock. His grandparents are Donald Gililland of Danville, the late Dorothy Williams of Plainview, James Graves of Yerington, Nev., and the late Darlyn Graves of Costa Mesa, Calif.

Cylinders of blooming branches were placed on each side of the ballroom's fireplace, where vows were exchanged. Aisle chairs were decorated with cream and purple balls of wedding flowers.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore an ivory gown of satin with an overlay of beaded lace. The bodice had a V-neckline and back with cap sleeves, and the skirt extended to a chapel train. She carried a rounded white clutch of roses and hydrangeas.

Maid of honor was Bria Wiggins of Jacksonville. Bridesmaids were Danette Gililland of North Little Rock, sister of the groom; Amanda Crews of Jacksonville, sister of the bride; Kailey Miller of Fayetteville; and Jessica Warr of Skiatook, Okla. They wore plum knee-length dresses in the style of their choice and carried rounded bouquets of green hydrangeas, purple stock and magenta peonies.

Amiyah Harness of Jacksonville was flower girl.

Best man was Cole Tucker of Sherwood. Groomsmen were Dustin Gililland of Fayetteville and Derek Gililland of Conway, brothers of the groom; J.J. Baggies of Little Rock; and Josh Boccaccio of Kaufman, Texas.

A reception at the club followed the ceremony. The brunch buffet held two glass trumpet vases filled with peonies, hydrangeas, roses and bells of Ireland. Rounded arrangements of wedding flowers decorated guest tables.

The bride graduated summa cum laude in May as a senior scholar from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a bachelor's degree in animal science. She was a member of the Razorback Marching Band and the University of Arkansas Wind Ensemble. She will pursue a doctorate of veterinary medicine at the University of Missouri at Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine starting in August.

The bridegroom, an Eagle Scout, graduated in May with a bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where he was a drum major for the Razorback Marching Band during the 2013-14 season. He is seeking employment as a music educator.

The couple will live in Columbia, Mo., after a wedding trip to St. Lucia.

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