Dr. Allison Marie Schneider and Christian Cohl Gonzalez exchanged their wedding vows at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 16 at St. Edward’s Catholic Church. The officiant was Reverend Patrick Friend of Catholic High School for Boys.

Lori and Thomas Schneider de Maumelle are the parents of the bride. She is the granddaughter of Jeanne and Dalton Toups and the late Bob Patterson, all of Shreveport, and the late Barbara and George Schneider of Ruston, La.

The groom’s parents are Lisa Cabeldue and Alex Gonzalez of Springdale. His grandparents are Belva Jean and Billy Hugh Plumlee of Springdale, Carmen Bartley of Vancouver, British Columbia and Jaime Gonzalez of Miami.

Music for the ceremony was provided by organist Phillip Quick and soloist Gary Jackson.

The bride walked down the aisle with her dad and wore a strapless white trumpet-style dress with a sweetheart neckline. The center back seam alternated covered buttons and beaded flowers along the train. Her cathedral veil was framed with embroidered lace and she carried a bouquet of white and blush roses, white hydrangeas and white ranunculus.

Sara Glazer of Nashville, Tenn., sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Amy Womack from Little Rock was bridesmaid. The bridesmaids were Joanna Fureigh, Dr. Courtney Wright and Dr. Courtney Hunter, all from Little Rock; Madison Derden of Memphis; Meagan Foster of Fayetteville; and Lauren Harps from New York. They wore dusty rose colored dresses and carried a smaller version of the bridal bouquet.

Laura Beth Smith and Dr. Celeste Gibson, both of Little Rock, and Adrienne Wallace of Pea Ridge, also assisted the bride.

The top man was Dr. Mark Hall from Wichita, Kan. The groomsmen were Keith Emis and Jack Hopkins, both of Little Rock; Evan Gonzalez and Isaac Herrera, both of Springdale; Conway’s Trent Miner; Charlie talks about Bentonville; and Wesley Wages of Houston. Guests were seated by Brian Bowen and Taylor Riddle, both of Little Rock, and Brad Nye of Benton. The ring bearer was Levi Thomas Glazer of Nashville, the bride’s nephew.

A reception was held at Next Level Events. The tables alternated between tall gilded vases and low arrangements filled with white and blush roses, hydrangeas and candles. Music was by Al Paris and the Memphis Heartbreakers.

The bride graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. She holds an MD from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and is a resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Mary’s Hospital of St. Louis University.

The groom also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from AU and is employed in government relations.

The couple will reside in St. Louis after a honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico.


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