Lauren Elise Hagans and Maxime Robert Paquette exchanged marriage vows at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at The Castle on Stagecoach. Edwin Walborsky officiated.
Parents of the bride are Lisa and James E. Hagans III, 15 Chenal Downs. She is the granddaughter of Dr. Beverly Edwards of Kernersville, N.C., and Bonnie and the late James E. “Rock” Hagans Jr. of Morrilton.
The groom is the son of Diane Lucienne Paquette of Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada.
Two large urn arrangements of ivory hydrangeas, pink roses and flowering branches decorated the ceremony site. Music was by The Little Rock String Quartet.
Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a fit and flare gown of re-embroidered lace over delustered satin. She carried a bouquet of ivory hydrangeas, pink and peach roses and a cascade of miniature calla lilies.
Maid of honor was Caitlin Emily Hagans of Dallas, sister of the bride.Bridesmaids were Erin Elizabeth Bedell of Dallas; Elizabeth Stasson Costello of Hoboken, N.J; Britney Heath McDonald of Houston; Andrea Marie Burns Andrews of New York; Lea Francis Wallace of Napa, Calif.; and Whitney Lynn McLellan Wistrand of Little Rock. They wore petal pink chiffon gowns in various styles and carried smaller versions of the bridal bouquet.
Best man was Angus Macaulay of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Groomsmen were Ethan Coffey, Bobby Calvin “Caboose” Holcombe, Michael Mentz and Franklin Morrisson, all of Knoxville, Tenn.; Andrew Hudson of Sudbury, Ontario; and Stephen Koziarski of Milton, Ontario. Guests were seated by Davis Parker of Kernersville; and Brayden Mearns and Carter Osborn, both of Morrilton, all cousins of the bride.
Flower girls were Paris Parker of Kernersville, Abby Hagans of Scotland and Carlie Osborn of Morrilton, all cousins of the bride. Ring bearer was Ely Hagans, also of Scotland, and cousin of the bride.
The reception, also at the Castle on Stagecoach, followed the ceremony. Large guest tables held elevated arrangements of wedding flowers and flowering branches.
The bride graduated from Baylor University, Waco, Texas, with a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology and from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a master’s degree in sports psychology and motor behavior. She is a professional runner and sports psychology consultant.
The groom received a bachelor’s degree in human kinetics and master’s degree in biomechanics from the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, and a doctorate in biomechanics from the University of Tennessee. He is an assistant professor in exercise and sport science at the University of Memphis.
After a wedding trip to Mont Tremblant, Quebec, the couple will make their home in Memphis.