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Coffey, Van Patten wed

Van Patten wedding
Van Patten wedding

Cameron Rae Coffey and William James Van Patten were united in marriage on July 26, 2014 at 6:30 in the evening at the University Park United Methodist Church in Dallas.

The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Matt Gaston of Dallas.

The bride is the daughter of Michael Douglas Coffey of Dallas. She is the granddaughter of Margie Williamson of Denton and the late Dale Williamson.

The groom is the son of Jeff and Kenny Van Patten of Maumelle. He is the grandson of Lorine Padgett of Maumelle and the late Joe Padgett and Hettie Van Patten of Searcy and the late Mr. Herman Van Patten.

The bride wore a couture Lusan Mandongus gown in ivory accompanied by a Pronovias cathedral length veil and Badgley Mischka shoes. The bride’s mermaid silhouette featured a strapless bodice with romantic lace and hand crafted beadwork draping down to the scalloped train, accompanied by a custom pearl and rhinestone belt. She carried a beautiful arrangement of peonies, ranunculus and hydrangeas in all white.

Bridesmaids wore champagne Bill LevKoff dresses that featured a long chiffon back sash that drapes over the shoulder, falling to the floor. The bridesmaids dresses were ruched criss-cross bodices and a softly gathered skirt. Bridesmaid bouquets featured peonies in ivory and blush undertones. The groomsmen wore a Vera Wang black tux with black bow-tie and black vest.

Ceremony arrangements included two large rounded alter arrangement featuring hydrangea, peonies and orchids in white undertones. Pews were marked with white and ivory arrangements. Flower girl will carry a kissing ball of ivory and blush. Mother of the groom carried a nosegay of white gardenias. Flowers were provided by The Garden Gate Florist of Dallas.

Matron of honor was Lauren Shinall Jones of Dallas. Bridesmaids were cousin of the bride, McKenzie Diane Gorzney of Dallas , sister of the groom, Mary Katherine Van Patten of Maumelle, Arkansas; Carolyn Haley Washburn of Maumelle; Emilie Lynn Head of Little Rock, and Gina Lee Paradiso of Plano. Avery Watson of Frisco served as the flower girl.

Daniel Matthew Bingham of North Little Rock and Gregory James Doyle of Fayetteville were the best men. Groomsmen were William Noah Pierce of Little Rock, Stewart Taylor Officer of Fayetteville, Jacob Foster Wray of Crawfordsville and John Benjamin Hargrave of North Little Rock. Ushers were Adam Edward Koehler of Little Rock, David Biscoe Bingham of North Little Rock, Timothy Gement Tucker Jr. of Wynne, and cousin of the groom, Cameron Clark McKinney of Jonesboro.

Following the ceremony, the reception was held at the Bent Tree Country Club in Dallas. Walking into Bent Tree guests walked through champagne draping with floral tie-backs entering the Oak Room. Table centerpieces featured gold curly willow with ivory and a touch of blush with hanging crystal votives and orchids hanging from branches. Three crystal chandeliers were above the head table, with table-scaping including hand calligraphied place cards, gold chargers and menu cards for its guest. Two large arrangements frame the band.

The bride’s cake was a six tier amaretto buttercream and vanilla buttercream with fresh strawberry filling. Details on cake include fondant bow with a rhinestone brooch, floral layers and rhinestone trim.

The groom’s cake was a Razorback two tier cake with chocolate, chocolate ganache with chocolate buttercream. Three dozen chocolate covered strawberries and glazed strawberries with chocolate shavings.

Hor D’oeuvres served to the guests were Burrata cheese injected with pesto with balsamic glaze topped with black salt on crostini, hot and crunchy chicken with mango aioli, scallops and grits with lemon butter severed in tasting spoons and shrimp Risotto served in tasting spoons

Menu for the evening featured: Roasted prime rib of beef, a gourmet mac and Cheese and mashed potato bar, a salad station of Caesar, Caribbean and mixed greens and a street tacos station with beef, chicken and fish.

Guests were also served a late night snack of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry milkshakes.

Music for the evening was provided by a 10-piece band, Professor D of Dallas.

The couple will reside in Little Rock following a 14 day wedding trip to Italy, Spain and France, visiting Rome, Naples, Barcelona, Marseille, Nice and Florence.

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