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Jamie Michelle Bandy and Benjamin James France were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church. Officiating was the Rev. Victor H. Nixon. The Rev. Scott Friends of the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock gave the homily.

Beth and William Bandy of Little Rock are the parents of the bride. She is the granddaughter of the late Betty and Richard Bandy of Minneapolis and the late Mabel and Rodney McKitrick of Ocean Springs, Miss.

The groom is the son of Mary Catherine France and Kelly and James France, all of Little Rock. His grandparents are the late Albina and Reno France of Forrest City and the late Mary and Edward Miller of Memphis.

Nuptial music was by organist Jim Maase and vocalist Helen Wolfe.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore her mother's wedding gown of ecru Chantilly lace with a satin portrait neckline. She carried a bouquet of white hydrangeas and baby's breath.

Melissa Bandy of Little Rock served as her sister's matron of honor. Laura Reker of Durham, N.C., was a bridesmaid. They wore navy gowns with cap sleeves and portrait collars and carried bouquets of white roses with eucalyptus and privet berries.

Jamie Schildknecht of Little Rock, niece of the bride, was a flower girl.

Best man was John France of Houston, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Spencer Jansen of Little Rock and John Condon of Laredo, Texas. Guests were seated by Vincent France, cousin of the groom, and Rob Noirot, both of Little Rock, and Nick Johnson and Daniel Ervin, both of Memphis.

A reception was held at The Pavilion at Heifer Village. Guest tables held vases of magnolia branches or floating candles. Music was by The Rodney Block Collective.

The bride graduated from the University of Evansville, Evansville, Ind., with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and Spanish and a master's degree in public service administration. She is a program project specialist at Arkansas Children's Hospital.

The groom has a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Memphis and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Tampa. He is vice president of economic development at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The couple will live in Little Rock after a short trip to Eureka Springs following the wedding and a delayed honeymoon to Hawaii.

Gallery: Bandy-France Wedding
Photo by KES Weddings
Jamie Michelle France

High Profile on 10/06/2019

Print Headline: Jamie Michelle Bandy Benjamin James France

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