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Ann Elise DeCoursey became the bride of Hearld Matthew Cavenar at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Goodwin Manor. Frank Casillas of First Baptist Church in Imboden officiated.

Parents of the bride are Sandy and Dennis DeCoursey of Little Rock. She is the granddaughter of Ann and Warren Smith, also of Little Rock.

The groom is the son of Hearld and the late Debbie Cavenar of Pocahontas and the grandson of the late Cora and Hearld Cavenar of Biggers and the late Beuna and Carl Jones of Paragould.

Vows were exchanged at an outside overlook decorated with a wooden cross that was draped in a garland of magnolia leaves and two arrangements of magnolias, antique hydrangeas and roses.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory gown of lace and crepe chiffon with a sweep train and her mother's wedding veil. Her bouquet was filled with burgundy dahlias, peach roses, protea and silver dollar eucalyptus.

Serving as matron of honor was Caty Demmig of Little Rock. Bridesmaids were Marie Britt of Little Rock, Katie Hiegel of Conway and Emily DeCoursey of Odenton, Md., sister-in-law of the bride. They wore burgundy chiffon gowns and carried bouquets of dahlias and roses.

Flower girl was Alexandra DeCoursey of Little Rock, niece of the bride.

Best man was Stephen Poe of Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Groomsmen were Bryan Kirkpatrick of Pocahontas; Ronald Downey of Crestview, Fla.; and Jason DeCoursey of Odenton, brother of the bride. Guests were seated by Brett DeCoursey of Little Rock, brother of the bride.

A reception -- also at Goodwin Manor -- was held after the ceremony. Round guest tables held a mix of flower arrangements, lanterns and candles.

The bride has a bachelor's degree in kinesiology from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and a doctor of physical therapy from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. She is a physical therapist at Elite Functional Rehab in Little Rock.

The groom has a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of West Florida, Pensacola, and is a tax valuation supervisor at the Arkansas Public Service Commission.

The couple will live in Little Rock after a wedding trip to St. Lucia.

Photo by Cottonwood Studios
Ann Elise Cavenar

High Profile on 11/04/2018

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