First Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, was the setting at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 10, for the marriage of Elizabeth Michelle Bonds and Charles Richard Lewis. The Rev. Dr. James J. Farley, of Woodlands Presbyterian in Hot Springs Village, officiated the ceremony.
Parents of the bride are Kenny and Christie Bonds of Moscow. Maternal grandparents are Gayette Spence Ulrich and the late Dr. Christian Andrew Ulrich of Monroe, La. Paternal grandparents are Sam Demetrius Thompson and the late Joan McKnight Bonds Thompson of Hot Springs Village.
Parents of the groom are Susan Konas Lewis of Charleston, W.Va., and Richard and Vickie Lewis of Gilbert, Ariz. His maternal grandparents are the late Shirley Weber Konas Koehler and Roy Charles Konas of Pittsburgh, Pa. Paternal grandparents are Alice Ramming Lewis and the late Dr. Benjamin Lewis of Raleigh, N.C.
The ceremony was enhanced by fresh arrangements of white roses, hydrangeas, calla lilies, and lisianthus placed at the front of the sanctuary. Music was an array of classical compositions provided by organist, Dr. André Strydom, and trumpeter, Larry Jones.
The bride, escorted by her father, wore a gown of ivory charmeuse overlaid in guipure lace, enhanced with beading. The fitted bodice featured a sweetheart neckline and flowed into a full, trumpet skirt, with a chapel length train. Scallops of lace encircled the hem. She wore her mother’s cathedral length veil trimmed in scallops of alencon lace. She carried a hand-tied, all white bouquet of roses, hydrangeas, and lisianthus, accentuated by green hypericum berries and finished with white ribbon.
Jennifer Lynne Cox of Chicago, Ill., served as maid of honor. Matrons of honor were Dr. Amanda Marie Full of Ithaca, N.Y. and Megan Leigh Martin of Bloomington, Ill.. Bridesmaids were Kristina Elise Fiore, Joanna Gorecki, Amy Ann Lenz, and Anne Elizabeth Nickel of Chicago, Ill.; and Morgan Maxwell Bennett of Texarkana. They wore formal gowns of french blue, crinkle chiffon and carried bouquets of white roses, hydrangeas, and lisianthus accented with green hypericum berries and tied with white ribbon.
Attending the groom as his best man were Andrew Lewis of San Diego, Calif., and Michael Lewis of Memphis, Tenn. Groomsmen were Patrick Joseph Casey III and Drake Assheton Staniar of Washington, D.C.; Christopher Mitchell Bonds of Chicago, Ill.; Bradford Pearson Pendergrass of New York, N.Y.; Samuel Leonidas King III and Jonathan Russell Seabolt of Charleston, W.Va. Ushers were Arch Alfred Moore Capito of Charleston, W.Va.; Christopher Matthew Carlson of Santa Monica, Calif.; Phillip Gene Crum of San Francisco, Calif.; Staunton Thomas Gorrell of Washington, D.C.; Christopher LaMotte Lee of Philadelphia, Pa.; and Adam Paul Sadlowski of Durham, N.C.
The Country Club of Little Rock was the venue for the reception following the ceremony. Guest tables were covered in white linen with champagne organza toppers displaying centerpieces of coach lanterns surrounded in white hydrangeas, roses and green hypericum berries at the base as well as tall, cylinder vases of white phalanopsis orchids, hydrangeas, roses and green hypericum berries. The band, The Rockets of Little Rock, entertained the guests.
Following a wedding trip to Whistler, BC, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis will make their home in Austin, Texas.