Helen Ruth Thicksten
Helen Ruth Thicksten

Wedding vows were exchanged by Helen Ruth Leggett and Zachary Edward Thicksten at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at Allie’s Cabin in Beaver Creek, Colo. Nick Bergquist of The Vail Church officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Carol A. Leggett and Thomas P. Leggett, both of Little Rock. Her grandparents are the late Evelyn and Charles Greene of Houston and the late Martha and T.W. Leggett of Memphis.

Parents of the groom are Debbie and Mark Thicksten, 412 Garden Valley Loop. He is the grandson of Sybil and the late Leonard Brazil of Pine Bluff and Erma and the late Burl Thicksten of Searcy.

The ceremony site was decorated with tall rustic baskets filled with bells of Ireland, roses, curly willow, hydrangeas and Queen Anne’s lace. Music was by guitarist Tom Leggett of New Orleans, brother of the bride.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a fit and flare gown of taffeta with a strapless sweetheart neckline. The skirt had an asymmetrically ruched waist that extended to a chapel train with a bubble hem. She carried a bouquet of white and green hydrangeas, peach garden roses, white freesia, peach ranunculus and coral dahlias.

Serving as the bride’s honor attendants were Rachel Eddy Reno and Danielle Capper, both of Fort Worth. Bridesmaids were Beth Reynolds of Nashville, Tenn.; Molly Thicksten of Little Rock, sister of the groom; and Carly Grace of Fayetteville. They wore teal luminescent taffeta ball gowns with draped sweetheart bodices and shirred floor-length skirts and carried bouquets similar to the bride’s.

Flower girls were Ashlyn Rogowski of Evanston, Ill., niece of the bride; and Lawler Carpenter and Brackett Carpenter, both of Little Rock and cousins of the groom. Ring bearers were Henry Rogowski of Evanston, nephew of the bride; and Wyllys Carpenter of Little Rock, cousin of the groom.

Nicholas Thicksten of Little Rock, brother of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen were Matt Roberts of Starkville, Miss.; Wes Roberson of Boulder, Colo.; Ryan Buch man of Dallas; and Zach Alexander of Little Rock.

A reception at the cabin followed the ceremony. Guest tables, lighted by votive candles in mercury glass holders, held Aspen bark vases filled with hydrangeas, roses, dahlias and Queen Anne’s lace.

The bride graduated summa cum laude from Southern Methodist University in Dallas with honors in liberal arts and a bachelor’s degree in finance. She graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences with a degree in nursing and is a registered nurse at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

The groom attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and is president of Pine Bluff Crating and Pallet.

The couple will make their home in Little Rock after a honeymoon in Colorado.

High Profile, Pages 43 on 07/14/2013

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