Chelsea Elizabeth Austin and Jason Patrick McKenzie exchanged wedding vows on Dec. 3, 2011, at the Whitney Mountain Chapel in Garfield, Ark., with the Rev. Alan Tyson officiating.
Chelsea’s sister, Olivia, was her maid of honor. Jeremy McKenzie served as his brother’s best man.
Deborah Austin, the bride’s mother, read the following Scottish wedding prayer: “Lord help us to remember when we first met and the strong love that grew between us. To work that love into practical things so that nothing can divide us. We ask for words both kind and loving and hearts always ready to ask forgiveness as well as to forgive. Dear Lord, we put our marriage into your hands.”
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Whitney Mountain Lodge. Faith Puddephatt of Pine Bluff caught the bride’s bouquet.
After an overnight wedding trip to Eureka Springs, Ark., the couple is at home in Bella Vista.
On Jan. 1, 2012, the couple set sail on a cruise to Cozumel, Mexico, Honduras, Belize and Costa Maya, Mexico.
Chelsea is the daughter of Eddie and Deborah Austin of Bentonville. Jason is the son of Mike and “Kacky” McKenzie of Pine Bluff.