Roland - Madeline Kate Ferguson and Matthew Warren Ray exchanged wedding vows at BoBrook Farms at Roland on June 30. Brooks Allen, a family friend, officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Max and Patti Ferguson of Little Rock. Her grandparents are Dale and Virginia Thompson of Benton, and the late James and Francis Ferguson.
The bridegroom is the son of Marshall Ray of Newport and Bobette Ray of Dallas. His grandparents are Margaret Ray of Newport and the late Donald L. Ray, and Bob and Karlynn Roberts of Pine Bluff.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an Amsale ivory satin form-fitting trumpet dress. She carried a tailored grouping of coral and pink cabbage roses with a cascade element and accented with curly willow.
The ceremony decor was highlighted with by an arbor adorned with elegant bouquets of garden-style floral with a curtain of ribbon and hanging lanterns. Bill Thurmon served as the violinist. Stephanie Parsley was the wedding photographer.
The maids of honor were Madison Nix of Little Rock and Jordan Huntze of Texarkana, Texas. Bridesmaids were Heather Ferguson of Little Rock, Hannah Ray of Newport, Catie Durham of Katy, Texas, Geneva Galloway of Conway, Jovana Ilic of Hot Springs and Spencer Sims of North Little Rock.
Bridesmaids wore coral knee-length satin dresses and carried hand-tied mixtures of coral cabbage roses, pink dahlias, spider mums and black berries.
The best man was Andy Ray of Newport. Groomsmen included Andrew Ferguson of Little Rock, Trey Graham of Jonesboro, Rusty Karschner of Williston, N.D., 1st Lt. Chris Jacobs of Fort Richardson, Alaska, 1st Lt. Andrew Beck of Vincenza, Italy, 1st Lt. Gary Hunt and 1st Lt. James Dallman, both of Fort Campbell, Ky.
The reception featured long farm tables adorned with a mixture of lush floral arrangements with curly willow, accented by a mixture of lanterns, wooden trays and mercury glass votive candles. Cocktail tables were artistically aged whiskey barrels topped with round glass and light floral. Central Arkansas Entertainment provided the music.
After making their home at Fort Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, the couple is planning a wedding trip to California in December.
The bride plans to seek employment as a registered nurse in Alaska. The bridegroom is a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army and is a mortar platoon leader.