Dr. Marian Shayla Evans and Mr. Alvin Cornelius Lee were united in marriage on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at 4 p.m. at Barraque Street Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, Ark. The candlelight ceremony was officiated by Rev. Lloyd Holcomb Jr.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David E. Evans of Pine Bluff, Ark. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Lee of Pine Bluff, Ark.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a Mori Lee white V-neck empire waist, pleated long chiffon dress adorned with crystals and pearls that featured an A-line chapel train. She carried a nosegay of white roses.
Dr. Anissa Evans Buckner, sister of the bride, served as honor attendant. She wore a Bella full length, one-shoulder strapless, black chiffon illusion with cascading train. Attendants were Dr. Valandra L. German, New Orleans, La., Ms. LaTanya R. Johnson, Little Rock, Ark., Mrs. Kelly M. Place, Little Rock, Ark., Mrs. Torrie G. Sands, Dallas, Texas, Ms. Kalila Stanley, cousin of the bride, San Marcos, Texas and Ms. Yolanda M. West, Jacksonville, Ark. Attendants wore variations of strapless, halter or one shoulder black full-length lux chiffon dresses with shirred bodice set in a waistband. They carried bouquets of royal blue roses. The flower girl was Miss Taylinn C. Lee, daughter of the groom, of Pine Bluff, Ark.
Mr. Ricky Edwards of Pine Bluff, served as best man. Groomsmen were Dr. Edmund Buckner, brother-in-law of the bride, Rev. Frank Harris Jr., Rev. Aaron Johnson, Mr. Dedric Mustiful, Rev. Joshua Pickett, and Rev. Accie Reynolds Jr., all of Pine Bluff, Ark. Mr. Taylor Lee, son of the groom, was ring bearer. Mr. Jeremiah Evans James, son of the bride, was Bible bearer. Mr. Jerry Sands III and Mr. Jerome Sands of Dallas, Texas were aisle runners. Mr. Carter Buckner, Mr. Evan Buckner, nephews of the bride, Mr. Brandon Lee, son of the groom, and Mr. Dennis Coleman of Pine Bluff served as ushers. Hostesses were Ms. Nina Stanley, Mrs. Juanita Dollison, Mrs. Sarah Perry and Mrs. Tonya McNeary. Mrs. Sharon Flethcher and Ms. Faye Gant served as coordinators.
Vocalists were Miss Genita Harris, Miss Juanita Harris, of Texarkana, Ark., and Ms. YaVonda Prim of Maumelle, Ark. Mr. Jamal Gordon of Pine Bluff, Ark., provided the music.
A reception was held immediately following the ceremony at the Pine Bluff Arsenal Community Club. Decor for the ceremony and reception was provided by Mr. K. Andre’ Rogers and Mr. Michael Coates.