LITTLE ROCK — City Park in New Orleans was the setting at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 3, for the marriage of Jessica Lynne Snodgrass and Michael David Rose. The Rev. Wade Drury of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary officiated.
Sherrell and Dr. Phillip A. Snodgrass, 13712 Foxfield Lane, are the parents of the bride. She is the granddaughter of June and the late Weldon Norsworthy Fitch of Oak Ridge, La., and the late Mary and Dr. William Anderson Snodgrass of Little Rock.
The bridegroom is the son of Mary and Max A. Rose of Walnut Ridge. He is the grandson of Minnie and the Rev. Refus Talbert Caldwell of Perryville and the late Dorothy and Leo Rose of Norfork.
Vows for the outdoor ceremony were exchanged under an oak tree. Music was by Matt Rose, brother of the bridegroom, and Capt. Michael W. Snodgrass, brother of the bride.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory trumpet gown of beaded lace. The skirt, which had a champagne-colored satin sash and godet inserts at the hem, extended to a sweep train. Her ivory fingertip-length veil was embellished with a beaded metallic pencil edge and delicate lace embroidered flowers. She carried a bouquet of longstemmed ivory and light pink roses.
The mother of the bride served as her matron of honor. She wore a spring-blue linen sheath and matching jacket.
Serving as the bridegroom’s honor attendants were his father and his brother Matt Rose of Jacksonville.
Ring bearer was Maddox Rose of Jacksonville, nephew of the bridegroom.
A private wedding luncheon at Calcasieu, prepared by chef Donald Link, followed the ceremony. Guest tables held spring bouquets of parrot tulips, yellow gerbera daisies, pink alstroemeria, chrysanthemums and pink spray roses.
The bride graduated cum laude from Lyon College in Batesville with bachelor’s degrees in biology and English. She received a master’s degree in physiology and biophysics from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and will receive her medical degree from UAMS in May. She’s a recipient of the Arkansas Medical Society Alliance’s Ilse F. Oates Scholarship. She will begin an emergency medicine residency in July at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine, Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, N.C.
The bridegroom graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, where he received the governor’s scholarship. He will graduate UAMS in May with a medical degree and was a recipient of the Caduceus Club Scholarship. He also will begin an emergency medicine residency in July at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
The couple will make their home in Greenville after a cruise to Montego Bay, Jamaica, Cozumel, Mexico, and the Cayman Islands.
High Profile, Pages 50 on 04/11/2010