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Rhodes, Jones unite in matrimony

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Rachel Ruth Rhodes and Robert Edmond Jones, both of Conway, Ark., were married Oct. 22 at the United Methodist Church of Cherokee Village with Rev. Jim West officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Ron and Brenda Rhodes of Cherokee Village. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Walter Lee Sanders and the late Mayo Sanders of Cherokee Village and of the late Mr. and Mrs. James L. Rhodes of Corning.

The bridegroom is the son of Bettie Jones of Ash Flat and the late William Jones of Camden. He is the grandson of the late Emmett and Era Jones of Bearden and the late Rothal and Edna Lane of Camden.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore her mother's vintage wedding gown of antique white bridal satin with French re-embroidered Alencon lace. The slender sheath dress had been restyled into a sleeveless silhouette. The scoop front neckline and deep v-back was shaped by a wide band of the original lace heavily beaded with Swarovski crystals and faux pearls. A wider matching lace flowed down the center back of the dress and bordered the hemline with tiny satin covered buttons closing down the back. The original detachable Watteau chapel length train was designed with vertical rows of lace alternating with insets of satin. She wore her mother's original chapel length veil of illusion, secured to a lace Juliet cap. She carried a bouquet of white calla lilies accented with bear grass and wrapped in white satin ribbons.

Jamie Rhodes, sister-in-law of the bride of Cherokee Village, was matron of honor. Katie Churchman of Cherokee Village was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Julie Hill and Shelley Sheets of Jonesboro and Dana McDaniel of Beebe. Junior Bridesmaids were Lindsay Daggett of Lake Ozark, Mo., and Sarah Jones, niece of the groom, of Hardy.

Maggie Jones, niece of the groom, of Jonesboro was flower girl.

Ronnie Jones, brother of the groom, of Hardy, was best man. Groomsmen were Rustie Jones, brother of the groom, of Jonesboro; Jason Rhodes of Cherokee Village and Jonathan Rhodes of Washington, D.C., brothers of the bride; and Pat Wilson of Ash Flat. Junior groomsmen were Justin Jones, nephew of the groom, of Hardy, and Corbin Rhodes, nephew of the bride, of Cherokee Village.

The bride's table included the original candle from her mother's wedding ceremony.

The couple will reside in Conway, following a wedding trip to West Palm Beach, Fla.