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Wedding vows were exchanged by Amanda Margaret Richardson and Stephan Lindall Nipper Jr., who goes by Brother, at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Cane Hill College in Cane Hill. The Rev. Steve Hancock of Second Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mary and retired Col. Robert F. Richardson of Little Rock. Her grandparents are the late JoAnne Wallace Melekian of Santa Monica, Calif.; the late Bernard King Melekian of Pasadena, Calif.; and the late Elizabeth and Dr. Fount Richardson of Fayetteville.

Parents of the groom are Catherine and John B. Talpas of Hot Springs and Deborah and Steve Nipper of Magnolia. He is the grandson of the late Miriam and Dr. Alex Tharp Gillespie of Little Rock and the late Mary Jean and Dr. Orris Wilborn Nipper of Magnolia.

Vows were exchanged in the auditorium. The altar held a gold urn filled with roses and ranunculus in shades of ivory and coral. Music was by pianist Tom Small. A reading was given by Mary-Lee Smith.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a sleeveless ivory satin ballgown embellished with lace appliques and beading. She carried a bouquet of silver foliage, roses and ranunculus.

Bridesmaids were Elizabeth Richardson of Conway and Sarah Richardson of Austin, Texas, sisters of the bride; and Jessica Berkow, Melissa Duncan, Patty Opitz, Jessica Phillips and Mary-Lee Smith, all of Little Rock. They wore dresses in various shades of blue.

Flower girls, all nieces of the groom, were Emery Considine of Little Rock and Grace, Avery and Ansley Foreman of Hot Springs.

After the ceremony, there was a reception at Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Guest tables alternated centerpieces of bud vases filled with coral and ivory flowers with low arrangements of wedding flowers. Assisting were Jamie Gavigan of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., Maddie Considine of Little Rock, and Kate and Lauren Foreman of Hot Springs, nieces of the groom, and Murphy Gavigan of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., nephew of the groom.

The bride has a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and is pursuing a master of public service at the Clinton School of Public Service. She is director of culture, talent and performance at Arkansas Children's Inc.

The groom graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a bachelor's degree in management. He is an area supervisor for the Retzer Group Inc.

The couple will reside in Little Rock after a honeymoon in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Photo by The Montoya Collective
Amanda Margaret Nipper

High Profile on 03/31/2019

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