Sharp-Chrestman Wedding

Meredith Lea Sharp and Blake Andrew Chrestman, were married on Nov. 14, 2015, at five o’clock in the afternoon, at The Barn at the Swepston-Jones House in Crawfordsville, Arkansas. Brother Cain Wheeler officiated. The bride is the daughter of Danny and Linda Pridmore of Jonesboro. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Fisher of Jonesboro, Arkansas. The groom is the son of Mike and Carolyn Chrestman of West Memphis. The groom is the grandson of Mr. Raymond Chrestman of Proctor, Arkansas the late Mr. and Mrs. William Johnson. Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory, Maggie Sottero scalloped sweetheart-neckline, gown of Chantilly lace, with pearl buttons down the illusion lace back. She wore a comb of ivory pearls and rhinestones in her hair. For jewelry, the bride wore bracelet and earrings of ivory pearls and rhinestones designed by Cindy French of Scooples Jewelry. The bride carried a hand tied bouquet of pink majolica roses, sahara roses, dried lavender, dahlias, wheat, and eucalyptus. Miss Logan Olczak of Nashville, Tennessee, served as Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids included Mrs. Brittany Murray of Lafe, Arkansas, Miss Ashley Batchelor of Harrisburg, Arkansas, Miss Courtney Robinson of Bono, Arkansas, and Miss Addie Martin of Jonesboro, Arkansas. Each carried a hand-tied bouquet of dried lavender and wore dresses in various shades of taupe. Mr. Mike Chrestman, father of the groom served as Best Man. Groomsmen included Mr. Barrett Oswalt of Bryant, Arkansas, formerly of West Memphis, Mr. Brandon Gardner of Marion, Arkansas, Mr. Dylan Evans of Marion, Arkansas, and Mr. John Spranger of Little Rock, Arkansas formerly of West Memphis. Maggie and Ava McKelroy, daughters of Dr. and Mrs. Jeremy McKelroy, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, served as flower girls. Cooper Neal, nephew of the groom and son of Staff Sergeant David and Mrs. Morgan Neal of Fort Benning Georgia, served as banner attendant. He was pulled in a wagon by the flower girls bearing a banner which said, “Uncle Blake, here comes your girl.” Terry Walker of Sterrett, Alabama, formerly of West Memphis, served as usher. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at The Barn at the Swepston-Jones House. The guests were served a southern barbeque buffet. The bride’s cake was a three tiered cake made by the groom’s mother, adorned with roses, baby’s breath, and wheat stems, and topped with a “C”. In lieu of a traditional groom’s cake, guests were served a variety of pies baked by Mrs. Bill Fisher, grandmother of the bride, and Mr. Raymond Chrestman, grandfather of the groom. The bride is a dental hygienist for Arkansas Dentistry and the groom is the owner of Mallard Air Outfitters. The couple will make their home in Bono, Arkansas.

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