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Lauren Elizabeth Walters Coburn Sayre Howell IV

by Cary Jenkins | September 6, 2020 at 2:11 a.m.
Lauren and Coburn "Coby" Howell at their wedding reception on 08/29/2020 at Goodwin Manor. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Cary Jenkins)

Lauren Elizabeth Walters and Coburn Sayre Howell IV were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at Goodwin Manor. Officiating was the Rev. Christopher Ochterbeck of New Life Church Greater Little Rock.

The bride is the daughter of Shannon and Herbert Earle Walters III of North Little Rock. Her grandparents are Madeline and Michael Blackwell of North Little Rock; Tammy and Richard Johnson of Little Rock and Patricia Walters of Maumelle.

Parents of the groom are Jenny and Dr. Brian Kubacak of Little Rock and Kim and Coburn Howell III of Calico Rock. He is the grandson of Yeta and Jim Freeman of Hot Springs, Mary and Ernest Kubacak of Argyle, Texas, and Dr. Coburn Howell Jr. of Little Rock.

Vows for the outdoor ceremony were exchanged in front of three trellises decorated with hydrangeas, roses, tulips and peonies. Music was by violinist Joanna Klett and pianist Patsy Mitchell.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a custom silk mermaid-style gown. The bodice had a sweetheart neckline, cap sleeves with bows and low back. At the back of the waistline, was an oversize bow with chapel-length tails. She wore her mother's chapel length veil. She carried a bouquet of blue hydrangeas, white ranunculus, deep pink and yellow garden roses, pale pink peonies, delphinium, and orange tulips.

Maid of honor was Madeline Sorensen of North Little Rock. Bridesmaids were Mary Catherine Kubacak of Bolivar, Mo.; Hannah Bakalekos, Brynne Johnson, Maddy Phelps and Erika Roberts, all of North Little Rock; Natalie Thompson of Greenbrier; Ashlyn Kubacak of Austin, Texas; and Cory Kubacak of Fayetteville. They wore pale blue silk dresses with sweetheart necklines and A-line skirts and carried bouquets similar to the bride's.

Flower girl was McKinley Varner of North Little Rock and ring bearer was Boone Freeman of Maumelle.

Serving as best man was Caleb Kubacak of Bolivar. Groomsmen were Austin Lanier of Olathe, Kan.; Samuel Stone of Waco, Texas; Jake Peterson of Lee Summit, Mo.; Ben Payne of Kansas City, Mo.; Griffin Mathews of Springdale; Josh Fipps of Bentonville and Stephen Harris of Maumelle.

Guests were seated by Max Sorensen and Gage Sorensen, both of North Little Rock.

A reception, also at Goodwin Manor, was held after the wedding. Blue chinoiserie vases held color arrangements of hydrangeas, ranunculus, roses, peonies, and tulips. Music was by saxophonist Earl Watson.

The bride is a Dale Bumper's College honor graduate of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, with a bachelor's degree in apparel merchandising and product development. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi and named to the chancellor's and dean's lists. She is employed by Dillards.

The groom, also a UA graduate, has a bachelor's degree in marketing. He was on the dean's list and a member of Beta Upsilon Chi. He is employed by Kelly Commercial and Partners.

After a wedding trip to Seaside, Fla., the couple will live in North Little Rock.


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