Jana Howard and Robert Jones exchange wedding vows


Jana Marie Howard and Robert Daniel Jones were united in marriage Saturday, Nov. 10, at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch in Dardanelle. Rev. Geral Holloway officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Larry and Cindy Howard of Pine Bluff. She is the granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Cox of Hot Springs and Mr. & Mrs. Gene Howard of Mt. Ida.

The groom is the son of Danny and Joan Jones of Magazine. He is the grandson of the late Mr. & Mrs. Al Kennedy of Danville and John D. Jones of Magazine and the late Martha Jones.

The bride was escorted by her father and wore a Justin Alexander ball gown. The ivory gown featured a long sleeve jacket of beaded ribbon lace in a floral design over English net. Covered buttons extended down the back of the jacket and cuff of the sleeves. The strapless gown with fitted bodice featured a cummerbund of taffeta. The ball gown skirt of English net over taffeta was adorned with delicate beaded ribbon lace in a floral pattern cascading to the scalloped hem and featured a cathedral train.

The bride wore pearl earrings and her mother’s pearl bracelet. She carried a bouquet of hand tied ivory cabbage roses and ivory rounded peonies wrapped in ivory raw silk ribbon.

Lindsay Howard Campos of Bryant, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Addie Balch of Franklin, Virginia, Brittany Vanderpool of Harrison, and Kara Jones Benca, sister of the groom, of North Little Rock. The bridesmaids wore individually styled gowns of black and ivory. They each carried a small bouquet of hand tied ivory cabbage roses and rounded peonies wrapped in ivory raw silk ribbon.

Daniel Boersma of Booneville, served as best man. The groomsmen were Aubrey Boersma of Booneville, Cary Nabors of Harrison, and Paden Phelps of Russellville.

Samuel Campos of Bryant, nephew of the bride, served as the ringbearer and carried the “Here Comes the Bride” sign.

The guest book was kept by Sarah Howard of Bryant, cousin of the bride.

The aisle leading to the log altar was decorated with logs, mason jars and candles with floral arrangements of ivory and white hydrangeas and ivory cabbage roses. The log altar was draped with burlap, curly willow and floral tie backs underneath a chandelier.

Music was provided by Central Arkansas Entertainment during the ceremony and reception.

Immediately following the ceremony, a dinner and dance reception was held at The Barn. The tables were decorated with ivory linens and burlap table runners. Tablescapes of ivory and white hydrangeas and cabbage roses atop a log adorned each table along with decorative candle lanterns. Place settings consisted of black and ivory plates with burlap pockets for silverware and black napkins.

Café lighting over the lawn area provided a gathering place for guests complete with hay bale couches covered in ivory linens accented with burlap pillows.

The wedding gowns worn by both the bride and groom’s mothers were displayed at the reception along with photos of their wedding day. Also displayed were wedding photos of each of the couple’s grandparents.

After the couple’s honeymoon trip to the Bahamas, they will reside in Russellville.

The groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner Friday, Nov. 9, at Savannah’s in Dardanelle.