STUTTGART — Nicole Christin Orlicek and Michael Eugene Creason were united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at four in the afternoon at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Stuttgart. Father Pius Ajunwa Iwuchukwu officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Orlicek of Bayou Meto. The bride is the granddaughter of Hazel Riley of Bayou Meto and the late Harvey Riley, and Matilda Orlicek of Hazen and the late Francis Orlicek. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Creason of Pocahontas. He is the grandson of Eugene Brodell of Pocahontas and the late Marilyn Brodell, and the late Ellen and Dewey Creason of Doniphan, Missouri.
Organist Sara Ragan provided a selection of classical prenuptial music. “Sanctuary” was performed by soloist Billy Reinhart, accompanied by Ragan and guitarist, Jake Orlicek, brother of the bride, after the mothers were seated by their sons. An organ and guitar arrangement of Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” accompanied the entrance of the bridesmaids. “The Prince of Denmark’s March” (Trumpet Voluntary) was performed as the bride, escorted by her father, made her procession to the altar.
Lectors Jeff Gore and Leah Eubank, sister of the groom, delivered selections from Genesis and Ephesians. Kim and Brent McCarley and Greg Fischer served as Eucharistic ministers. Altar servers were Jordan and Jillian Collier. Thomas Moss served as Cantor, and Polly Franzen provided organ and piano music during the mass. “The Lord’s Prayer” was sung by Reinhart during the Liturgy of the Eucharist, then “Surely the Presence” was performed by the Holy Rosary Choir during communion.
After the concluding rites and final blessing, the bridal couple exited to the recessional “Toccata” by Widor.
For the ceremony, the bride wore a ruffle-collared halter gown of silk shantung by Lula Kate. She carried a bouquet of multi-hued flowers, as did the bridesmaids. Casey Logsdon of Reydell was the matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Bree Rush of Cabot, Jodie Cherry and Kirby Smith, both of Jonesboro; Michelle Jacobs of Bayou Meto, and Andrea Knight of Tyler, Texas. Alli Boone of Maumelle was honorary bridesmaid. The bridesmaids wore daffodil-colored cocktail-length dresses. The guest register attendant was Stefanie Mittermayer of Stuttgart, Germany.
Nick Adkins of Pocahontas served as best man. Groomsmen were Brian Weatherford of Pocahontas, Clayton Harbers, Winn Meredith, and Matt Myers, all of Jonesboro; and Jordan Baker of Starkville, Miss. The groom and groomsmen were attired in Perry Ellis light grey tuxedoes.
Greeters in the vestibule were Shirley Reinhart and Syble Fischer, both of Stuttgart.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Five Oaks Hunting Lodge near Stuttgart. At the entrance marked by an urn bearing flowers, rice, wheat, and cotton, guests were received by Kathryn Chambless of DeWitt and Holly Vansandt of St. Charles. Wrought iron glass-globed fixtures embellished with lemons and yellow gladiolas decorated the serving table, which held food catered by Five Oaks. Burlap-draped tables were decorated with flower-arrayed wooden lanterns and bird cages. Arkansas State University, the alma mater of both the bride and groom, provided the Red Wolves’ theme of the desert bar where guests sampled deserts prepared by friends of the bride. While dining under a tent which afforded lake views, wedding guests listened to music provided by Kevin Linker.
The bride and groom will make their home in Jonesboro, where the bride is an accountant for Jones & Company, and where the groom will complete his doctorate at ASU in physical therapy.