Leslie Hooker and Thomas Rogers unite in marriage


First Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, was the setting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, for the marriage of Leslie Ann Hooker and Thomas Trenton Rogers. The Rev. Marie Mainard O’Connell officiated the ceremony.

Parents of the bride are Chuck and Lydia Hooker and the late Barbara Ross Hooker of Pine Bluff. Maternal grandparents are the late David and Maldine Ross of Warren. Paternal grandparents are the late Charles and Annabelle Hooker of Pine Bluff and Nita and the late Homer Lunsford of White Hall.

Parents of the groom are Tommy and Pat Rogers of Marvell. His maternal grandparents are the late Harold and Annie Ruth Parker of Helena. Paternal grandparents are Rachel Rogers and late Odell Rogers of Marvell.

The ceremony was enhanced by fresh arrangements of white hydrangeas darned in navy blue ribbon draped along iron candelabras placed at the front of the sanctuary. Music was an array of classical compositions provided by harpist, Alisa Coffey, and hymnals provided organist, Scott Seidenschwarz.

The bride, escorted by her father, wore a gown of ivory charmeuse overlaid in delicate lace, enhanced with beading. The fitted bodice featured a scalloped neckline that flowed into a full trumpet skirt, with chapel length train. Scallops of lace encircled the hem. She wore a semi cathedral veil trimmed in scallops of delicate lace. She carried a hand tied bouquet of charming unique roses paired with Lisianthus and Hydrangeas accented with bolls of white cotton and tied with ivory satin ribbon.

Casey Lynn Hooker of Little Rock, sister of the bride, served as the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Bethany Suzann Batchelor of Wynne; Natalie Dawn Eskew of Jonesboro; Elizabeth Lucille Jackson of Paragould; Michelle Loren Jacobs of DeWitt; Adria Laine Martin of Cabot and Hannah Wimpy McGhehey of Jonesboro. They wore formal gowns of navy chiffon and carried bouquets of charming unique roses of dusty pink, white hydrangeas, Lisianthus, accented with stalks of wheat and tied with ivory satin ribbon.

Attending the groom as his best man was Tommy Rogers, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Kipp Alan Bartlett of Marvell; Adam Lawrence Chastain of Holly Grove, Brian Karel Chastain of Lexa; Kevin Wayne Gerlach of Holly Grove; William Mark Hindsley of Newport; and Andrew Miles Wilson of Holly Grove. Tristan Scott White and Preston Parker White, nephews of the groom, served as ring bearers.

Union Station, downtown Little Rock was the venue for the reception following the ceremony. Guest tables were covered in white linens with navy organza overlays displaying tall cylinder centerpieces of white hydrangeas, charming unique roses of a dusty pink and accented with stalks of white cotton. The band, the Sugar Shakers of McCroy, entertained the guest.

Following the wedding trip to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers will make their home in Jonesboro, Ark.