LITTLE ROCK — Hui Lin and Jacob C. Cantrell IV were united in marriage Saturday June 2, at 5 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock. Dr. Gary Hollingsworth officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. Michael Lin of Stuttgart and the late Julia Cheng Lin. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fongyi Lin, and Mrs. Yueqing Wu and the late Mr. Zhenhai Wu, all of Shandong, China.
The groom is the son of Phillip and Donna Stone of White Hall and the late Jacob Cantrell. He is the grandson of Mrs. Myrtis Towles of Hot Springs. He is also the grandson of the late Mr. J. C. Cantrell, and the late Johnnie and Lillian Harrell, all of Pine Bluff.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a strapless ivory/champagne gown with sweetheart neckline. The fitted bodice was embellished with beaded lace appliqués sewn into open-weave French tulle over satin and organza. The natural waist, accented with duchesse silk waistband was enhanced with Swarovski crystals flowing into a full skirt featuring cascading beaded Alencon lace appliqués. The chapel length train featured a single layer of illusion with a leaf and floral motif accented with rocals and bugle beads with a silver edge. The bouquet was a sleek hand-tied mix of coral charm peonies, white phaleanopsis orchids, ivory hydrangea and ivory mini callas, elegantly wrapped in champagne ribbon. A picture of the bride’s mother elegantly adorned her bouquet.
Laura Lin of Stuttgart, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Andrea Carter of Brinkley and Natalie Becknell of Fayetteville. The attendants wore strapless floor-length gowns of watermelon chiffon. They carried a hand-tied mix of all ivory floral that included hydrangea, roses, tulips and stock.
The flower girl was Sophie Crisalli of White Hall, cousin of the groom. The ring bearer was Jonah Carter of Brinkley, friend of the bride.
Scripture readers were Joe Leopard of White Hall, cousin of the groom and James Reed of Stuttgart, uncle of the groom.
The guest book was kept by Chloé Cantrell and Macey Cantrell, of Little Rock, cousins of the groom.
Music for the ceremony was provided by the Little Rock String Quartet.
Michael Reed of New Orleans, cousin of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Fred Baker of Denver, Colo., and Mason Thomas of Conway, both friends of the groom.
Ushers were Matthew Lin of Stuttgart, brother of the bride and Jess Crum of Stuttgart, friend of the bride.
A reception was held at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock. The reception buffet was complemented by a beautiful elevated arrangement with a pavé of white hydrangeas with punches of bright yellow orchids, coral roses, and splashes of magenta and extensions of white calla lilies. The indoor guest tables had taller cylinder vases with floating candles and submerged white dendrobium orchids surrounded by three monobotanical arrangements of coral, magenta and yellow floral. The patio featured tables with low rectangular vases with floating floral. Coral rose petals danced along the cake table, while the four-tier ivory cake was beautifully adorned with coral orchids on the top and scattered along the layers. The groom’s cake was in the design of a black and white Explorer guitar. Music was provided by Central Arkansas Entertainment.
The bridegroom’s parents, Phillip and Donna Stone, hosted a rehearsal dinner on Friday, June 1 at P.F. Changs in Little Rock.
Following a trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico and a southern Caribbean cruise, the couple is at home in Little Rock.