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Walker - Stokes

Sunday, May 7, 2006

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. -- Kyli Michelle Walker and Ryan Ray Stokes were united in marriage during a 5 p.m. ceremony March 18, 2006, at Hidden Acres Wedding Chapel in Eureka Springs with Debra Schwab officiating. The chapel was decorated in fresh spring flowers and candlelight with turquoise and silver accents.

Parents of the bride are Randy and Lisa Roslen-Cook of Sikeston, Mo., and parents of the bridegroom are Doug and Dalana Stokes of Mt. Vernon, Mo. Given in marriage by her brother, Joey Seiler of Shreveport, La., the bride entered the chapel to Cannon in D. The bride wore a white, strapless, mermaid-style gown with a shirt style bodice and organza train accented with embroidered lace, seed pearls and Swarovki crystals. She wore a matching fingertip-length veil with a pearl and crystal tiara. She carried a bouquet of fresh spring flowers accented with turquoise and silver.

A cake reception immediately followed the ceremony in the Orchid Room at Hidden Acres Wedding Chapel in Eureka Springs.

A reception, dinner and dance for family and friends was hosted by the couple's parents on April 1 at Kings Way Christian Church in Mt. Vernon. Stephanie Leech Catering of Mt. Vernon catered the dinner, and Diamond Sounds of Lockwood provided the music.

A 2004 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School in Benton, Mo., the bride attends Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., where she is majoring in therapeutic recreation. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career working with mentally and physically challenged children. She is employed at Springfield Gymnastics Aquatics and Cheer, where she is a gymnastics and cheerleading instructor.

The bridegroom is a 2000 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School in Mt. Vernon. He will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in secondary education and an emphasis in history from Missouri State University in Springfield on May 19. He is employed as a high school history teacher, weight lifting instructor and assistant football coach at Miller High School in Miller, Mo.

Following a honeymoon trip to Eureka Springs, the new Mr. and Mrs. Stokes are making their home in Miller.