Katherine Grace Spillman became the bride of Jacob Bradley Stansell at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, in Saint Mark's Episcopal Church. The Rev. Danny Schieffler officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Margaret Anne Willis and Darren Tracy Spillman of Little Rock and the late Anne Feild Spillman. She is the granddaughter of Shirley and the late Byron Don Spillman of Van Buren and the late Drs. Kay Barclay and Theophilus Agricola Feild III of Fort Smith.
Parents of the groom are Leslie and Gregory Stansell of Little Rock. He is the grandson of the late Dorothy and Raymond Bradley and the late Carolyn and Wre Stansell, all also of Little Rock.
The church's candelabras held clusters of white hydrangeas, roses, white tulips, Italian ruscus and silver dollar eucalyptus. Music was by organist Tim Allen.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a creamy white fitted sheath with a lace overlay. The bodice had a sweetheart neckline, and a chapel-length train was embellished with a scalloped hem. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of roses, tulips, ranunculus and lisianthus.
Margaret Feild Spillman of Fayetteville was her sister's maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Catherine Margaret Willis of Columbia, Mo., sister of the bride; Hannah Whitney and Sarah Lassiter, both of Little Rock; Claudia Garcia of Lenexa, Kan.; and Shannon Pruitt of Atlanta. They wore silver-gray chiffon gowns and carried bouquets similar to the bride's.
Flower girl and ring bearer were Mary Collins Saviers and Russell Saviers of Fayetteville, cousins of the bride.
Best man was Benjamin Stansell of Columbia, S.C., brother of the groom. Serving as groomsmen were Noah Whitney of Chicago; Justin Gattis and Cole Miller, both of Dallas; Matthew Hopkins of Denver; Stephen Hamrick of Oklahoma City; and Christopher Gentry of Little Rock.
Guests were seated by Jackson Alan Willis of Franklin, Tenn., and Jeffrey Graham Willis of New Orleans, brothers of the bride.
A reception at The Terry House was held after the ceremony. Guest tables were decorated with glass cylinders holding candles and encircled by mixed foliage and roses. The buffet held an arrangement of roses, lisianthus, Italian ruscus, silver dollar eucalyptus and olive foliage in a glass cylinder vase.
The bride has a bachelor's degree in education studies from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, where she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi. She is a Montessori teacher at Wellan Montessori School, Boston.
The groom is a cum laude graduate of UA with a bachelor's degree in finance and economics. He was a member of Sigma Nu. He is studying for a law degree at Boston College Law School.
After a honeymoon in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, the couple will reside in Boston.
High Profile on 08/25/2019