Ayecock, Berry exchange vows


Jessica Myer Ayecock and Morgan William Berry Jr., exchanged wedding vows at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Dumas. The Rev. Buddy Ratliff officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Ayecock of the Jefferson Community.

She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry David Daniels of Dermott and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Miles Ayecock of the Jefferson Community. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Halford of Dumas, aunt and uncle of the bride, were escorted as the honorary grandparents.

The groom is the son of  William Morgan Berry Sr. of Augusta and the late Ms. Juanita Brown Berry of Augusta.

He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dock Felix Brown and the late Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Berry, all of Augusta.

In memory of the late Juanita Brown Berry of Augusta, the groom's mother, a rose was placed in her seat.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a formal gown of ivory satin with a soft overlay of organza.  The halter top of satin featured a deep V neckline with decorative pleating on the left side of the bodice. 

The remainder of the top was enhanced with re-embroidery in a floral motif and had a zippered back closure. The full organza skirt overlay was designed with a pull-up on the right side centered with a cluster of silk roses. The back skirt flowed to a chapel length train.

She carried a hand-tied bouquet of red roses and red Gerber daisies with jewel accents. The bouquet was wrapped with a satin sash that from the wedding dress of the bride's grandmothers, the late Marian Daniels, and also had her new monogrammed initials.

Michelle Abrams Oliver of Fayetteville served as matron of honor and Rhonda Nicole Palsa of Monticello served as maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Rebekah Bradshaw Ayecock of the Jefferson Community, sister-in-law of the bride, Fara Free Bottoms of Gould, Ashley Adams Heiple of Hot Springs, Julie Anne Koen of Hot Springs, Paisley Bishop Palsa of Monticello, Parker Lynn Palsa of Monticello, Terrah Moreland Patton of Maumelle, and Babs Abrams Wardlaw of Little Rock.

The bridesmaids wore  tea- length dress in the color marine.  This versatile halter-top dress had a wide pleated band at the waist and a full flared skirt with a zippered back closure.

They carried a bouquet of red roses mixed with a variety of bright summer flowers.

Their bouquets were also wrapped with a satin sash from the bride's late grandmother with their monogrammed initials.

Junior bridesmaids were Audrey Payne Cummins of Little Rock, Hannah Elsie Day and Shelby Lynn Day of the Jefferson Community, cousins of the bride, Eleanor Ann Jahant of Prosper, Texas, niece of the groom, Mary Morgan Smith of Prosper, Texas, niece of the groom, and Charlie Alexandra Spainhouer of the Jefferson Community.

They wore Y-neck crinkled champagne chiffon gowns trimmed in satin charmeuse with an empire waist and a square knot at the back. The dress was finished with a bubbled hem. They wore a wrist corsage of mixed summer flowers.

Flower girls were Adalynne Myatt Ayecock of the Jefferson Community, niece of the bride, and Leah Katherine Oliver of Fayette-ville. They wore ivory spaghetti strap ballerina dresses with a double-layered tulle skirt and a silk flower at the waist line.

The honorary bridal party included  Kelleigh Ann Boerner of Little Rock, Meredith Lewis Elizondo of Little Rock, and Amber Teeter Fleming of Conway, cousin of the bride. All wore  black dresses.

Morgan William Berry Sr. served as his son's best man.

Groomsmen were Jacob Miles Ayecock of the Jefferson Community, brother of the bride, Robert Lamb Beard of Little Rock, Rodger Harold Cargile of Searcy, Charles Thomas Jahant of Prosper, Texas, brother-in-law of the groom, Terry Wayne Shadwick of Augusta, Andrew Horton Smith of Coppell, Texas, brother-in-law of the groom, John Jefferies Stanley of Cabot, and Lee Anthony Woods of Little Rock.

Ring-bearer was Joseph Abrams Wardlaw of Little Rock.

Ushers were Harry Earnest Cummins IV of Little Rock, John Christian Hudson and Peyton Estes Hudson of the Jefferson Community, and Charles William Jahant of Prosper, Texas, and Andrew Werner Smith of Coppell, Texas, nephews of the groom.

An urn of fresh imported foliage flanked by candelabra centered the altar area.

Wedding music was provided by organist Maedene Weser of Dumas, pianist Bennett Burt of Richardson, Texas and saxophonist Frank Fer-guson of Monticello.

Vocalists were Bennett and Melody Burt of Richardson, Texas, cousins of the bride.  “The Lord's Prayer” was played by saxophonist Frank Ferguson.

The wedding was directed by Beth Hudson, family friend of the bride, and Jana Teeter, cousin of the bride, both of the Jefferson Com-munity.


For the reception at the Walnut Lake Country Club of Pickens, guests were served a variety of appetizers as they arrived.

Crystal chandeliers with accents of fresh flowers and candles adorned the tables in the ballroom. Colors of marine blue enhanced every room. The champagne and chocolate room was an added feature to the evening.

A full course meal was served following the appetizers.

The bride's cake was the traditional 3-tiered confection, iced with beige and cream fondant, and accented with pearls and lace.

The groom's cake was a replica of a 1970 red Cadillac convertible.

Entertainment was provided by Full Flava Kings of Tulsa, Okla.

The couple plan to go to the Dominican Republic in September and will be at home in Searcy.


A rehearsal dinner was held at the Brookhaven Shopping Center hosted by Bill Berry, his sisters Mindy Berry Jahant and Kimberly Berry Smith, as well as lifelong family friend, Janice Beard of Augusta.

Tables were covered with red, black and white checkered cloths.  Flowers in wine bottles, candles, and glass lanterns were used as the centerpieces. In the bar area, antique Coke machines were set as décor and used to hold cold drinks.

Catfish and all the trimmings were served by Jimmy Creighton and his staff with music provided by Jason Coleman and friend, both of Searcy.

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