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Rachel Stevens Cowan and Daniel Demotte Ford exchanged marriage vows at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in Second Presbyterian Church. Officiating were the Lindy Vogado of Second Presbyterian and the father of the groom.

The bride is the daughter of Susan and Kenneth Cowan of Fort Smith. Her grandparents are the late Eleanor and William Stevens of Dillsboro, Ind., and the late Margaret and Audra Cowan of Fort Smith.

Parents of the groom are Jeannie Ford-Andrews and Collins Andrews III of El Dorado and Martha and the Rev. Clif Ford of Conway. He is the grandson of Billie and the late Dan Ford of Texarkana, Texas, and the late Sara and Ed Demotte of Birmingham, Ala.

The altar held a large arrangement of burgundy gladiolus, peach and burgundy garden roses, stock and hydrangeas. Music was by pianist Kevin Jones and organist Adam Savacool.

The bride, given in marriage by her parents, wore an ivory lace gown with long sleeves, high neckline and low back. She carried a bouquet of hydrangeas, blue thistle, roses, burgundy astilbe and amaranthus.

Erin Cousins of Norfolk, Va., was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Sydni Keppen of New York, Mariel Young of Boston, Maggie Kirchner of Little Rock and Elise Rice of Washington. They wore light-gray chiffon gowns and carried a smaller version of the bridal bouquet.

Flower girl was Scarlett Andrews of Little Rock, niece of the bridegroom. She walked with Nina Andrews of Fayetteville, also a niece of the groom. The ring bearer Hudson Andrews of Little Rock, nephew of the groom, walked with Milla Andrews of Fayetteville, niece of the groom.

Best man was Bolton Kirchner of Little Rock. Groomsmen were David Koehler of Little Rock and Drew Bailey, Andrew Terry and Austin Jewell, all of Fayetteville. Guests were seated by Phillip Cowan of Little Rock, brother of the bride; Geoff Storm of Denver; and Diego Fernandez of Birmingham.

A reception at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library was held after the ceremony. Guest tables were covered with light-gray cloths and mustard-yellow velvet table runners and held arrangements of wedding flowers in gold compotes. The room was centered with an oversize arrangement of gladioli, roses, thistle, solidago, hypericum and seeded eucalyptus. Music was by the Bluff City Soul Collective.

The bride has a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in communication disorders from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She is a speech-language pathologist.

The groom has a bachelor's degree in English and Spanish from UA and graduated summa cum laude with a law degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law. He is a lawyer.

The couple are living in Little Rock and plan a January honeymoon in Costa Rica.

Photo by Kati Mallory Photo & Design
Rachel Stevens Ford

High Profile on 11/03/2019

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