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Amanda Dale Carter - Matthew Cooper White

October 4, 2020 at 2:18 a.m.
Amanda Dale White (Adriane Steele)

Amanda Dale Carter and Matthew Cooper White exchanged marriage vows at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Cathedral of St. Andrew. Officiating was the Rev. George Sanders of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Hot Springs.

Parents of the bride are Cynthia Millican of Hot Springs and Donald Carter of Henrico, Va.

The groom is the son of Linda Kay and David Newton White of Hot Springs, and the grandson of Peggy and the late Col. Duane E. Vandenberg, also of Hot Springs.

Nuptial music was by organist Beau Baldwin.

The bride -- given in marriage by her father -- wore a sleeveless A-line gown of sequined lace on illusion. The bodice had a deep V-neckline and the skirt extended to a sweep train. She carried a bouquet of roses, coffee berries, cosmos and ranunculus in shades of citrus, coral, apple green and pink.

Maid of honor was Adriana "Nina" Villegas of Long Beach, Calif. Bridesmaids were Alexis Bongiorno, Marley Weeks and Brenna Schmid, all of Austin, Texas; and Kelsey Gaines of Houston. They wore softly pleated chiffon gowns with V-necklines and thin shoulder straps and carried bouquets similar to the bride's.

Best man was Bailey Scott of Hot Springs. Groomsmen were Spencer James of Little Rock; Logan Karsten of Hot Springs; and De'Andre Knight and Tom Lowe, both of Fayetteville. Guests were seated by Josh Hogan and Matthew Vandenberg, both of Hot Springs. Carter Hogan of Hot Springs was ring bearer.

A reception was held at Chenal Country Club. Guest tables held a mix of tall and low colorful floral arrangements. The head table was decorated with large candelabra and garlands of peonies, roses and hydrangeas. The fireplace mantel was decorated with foliage and candles in glass cylinders. Assisting was Vickie Stanley.

The bride is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, with a bachelor's degree in nursing. She is a pediatric emergency nurse at Arkansas Children's Hospital.

The groom has a bachelor's degree in general business from the University of the Ozarks. He is vice president/outside sales rep for Instrument & Supply, Inc.

The couple will make their home in Little Rock.


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