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story.lead_photo.caption Grace Kathleen McAllister

Grace Kathleen Dodson and Lyle Lester McAllister III, who goes by Mac, were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in Second Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Steve Hancock officiated.

Pat and Floyd McLeod Dodson of Little Rock are the parents of the bride. She is the granddaughter of Lee Davis of Little Rock and the late Colin Grady Davis, the late Jessie Dodson and the late Cameron Dodson, all of Magnolia.

The groom is the son of Cindy Sikes of Flowood, Miss., and Lyle Lester McAllister of Jackson, Miss. He is the grandson of the late Martha Sue and Lyle Lester McAllister of Overland Park, Kan., and the late Betty Sue and Harold Grayson Presley of Pickens, Miss.

An arbor of pink and white roses and white hydrangeas decorated the church foyer. The chancel was decorated with arrangements of pink and white wedding flowers. Music was by organist Adam Savacool.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore an Italian silk-taffeta gown embellished with taffeta flowers and embroidery. She carried a gathered clutch bouquet of peonies in shades of pink.

The bride's honor attendants were Laura Dodson Ritchie, sister of the bride, and Olivia Corinne Geels, both of Little Rock. Bridesmaids were Allison Barnes of Atlanta; Margaret Boyce, Mary Grace McDaniel and Melissa Gunn, all of Birmingham, Ala.; Sarah Dodson of Little Rock; Laura Dye and Caroline Pyron, both of Washington; Cathryn McAllister of Tampa, Fla., sister of the groom; Alli Mitchell of Memphis; and Laura Stephens of New York. They wore charcoal-colored chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of pink peonies.

Best man was Robert Lucas Maddox of Houston. Groomsmen were Robert Carson of Oxford, Miss.; Carson Culver of Los Angeles; Edward Cooper of New Orleans; Lee Pepper Cossar Jr. of Kennesaw, Ga.; Davis Dodson, brother of the bride, and James Ritchie, both of Little Rock; George "Neil" Pope and Nash Randolph, both of Jackson; and Garner Reesby of Houston.

A reception at the Country Club of Little Rock followed the ceremony. Guest tables were covered with smoke-colored linens and topped with various arrangements including platinum vases filled with blush and ivory peonies and crystal trumpet vases with white and pink roses and white hydrangeas. Other guest tables held branches of pink and white blossoms or crystal candelabra with floral arrangements at the base. Music was by The Soulsations of Memphis.

The bride has a bachelor's degree in art history from the University of Mississippi where she was a member of Chi Omega. She is a design assistant for an interior design firm in Houston.

The groom has bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting from the University of Mississippi. He is a certified public accountant and senior consultant at Deloitte Tax LLP.

After a wedding trip to Maui, Hawaii, the couple will live in Houston.

Gallery: Dodson-McAllister Wedding

High Profile on 03/18/2018

Print Headline: Grace Kathleen Dodson - Lyle Lester McAllister III

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