Angela Ann VanZandt became the bride of Rodger Dale Bumpass at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 27, on the front lawn of the Old State House. The Rev. Perry Black of Family Church, Bryant, officiated, assisted by retired Rev. David Steel and the Rev. David Ranson of Lifeline Spiritual Church.
Parents of the bride are the late Louise and Stanley Wayne VanZandt of Little Rock. Her grandparents are the late Clara and John Collie Witt and the late Josephine and Dr. Lewis Wayne VanZandt, all of Rome, Ga.
The groom is the son of the late Virginia and Carroll Campbell Bum-pass of Little Rock and the grandson of the late Pearl and Henry Cathey and the late Vera and Campbell Bumpass, all also of Little Rock.
The wrought iron fence and front doors of the Old State House were decorated with magnolia leaves and blossoms. Music was by soloist Carol Isom, harpist Alisa Coffey and an Arkansas Symphony Orchestra quartet.
The bride was escorted by Frank Joseph Tarantino of Jamestown, R.I., brother-in-law of the bride, and Matthew Gray Bradford of Little Rock, her nephew. Both also served as ushers.
She wore a strapless ivory satin ballgown with a sweetheart neckline, a full box-pleated skirt and cathedral-length train. A silver and crystal tiara secured her fingertip-length veil embellished with beads, pearls and rhinestones. She carried a white bouquet of roses and gardenias.
Elizabeth Suzanne Tarantino of Martha's Vineyard, Mass., niece of the bride, served as maid of honor. She wore a periwinkle ballgown embellished with beading. Taylor-Anne Bradford of Little Rock, great-niece of the bride, was a junior bridesmaid. Her pearl pink satin and lace ballgown was embellished with floral embroidery and beading. They carried bouquets of peonies, roses and hydrangeas in shades of white, coral, pink and periwinkle.
Flower girls and ring bearer were Pippa Joon Bradford of Little Rock and Harper Grace Bradford of Savannah, Ga., grandnieces of the bride, and Hunter Gray Bradford of Savannah, grandnephew of the bride.
Best man was Brent Edward Bum-pass of Little Rock, nephew of the groom. Junior groomsman was Carter Gray Bradford of Little Rock, grandnephew of the bride. Guests were seated by Maj. Jordan Gray Bradford of Savannah and Adam Gray Bradford of Los Angeles, nephews of the bride.
The ceremony ended with music provided by a sound engineer at Nickelodeon that combined wedding chimes with the Spongebob Squarepants theme song.
A reception at The Capital Hotel followed the ceremony. Tables were decorated with arrangements of white, coral and pink peonies and roses. The all-white wedding cake was topped with a fondant and icing pineapple.
The bride is founding president of Women In Film Arkansas and a screenwriter and film producer. She graduated from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, where she received a bachelor's degree in art and master's degree in education.
The groom is an Emmy-nominated actor known as the voice of Squidward on Nickelodeon's Spongebob Squarepants. He graduated from Arkansas State University at Jonesboro with a bachelor's degree in radio and television.
The couple will live in Burbank, Calif.
High Profile on 08/04/2019