David and Laura Penny of Richmond, are proud to announce the marriage of their daughter, Mallory Ann Penny, to Jordan Michael Hodges, son of Rev. Terry and Betsy Hodges of Odessa.
The couple exchanged vows in a double ring ceremony at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 31 at Thorncrown Chapel, Eureka Springs, Ark.
The wedding was officiated by Reverend Hughes, father of the groom. The chapel, located in a woodland setting, needed little decoration. Two large green ferns adorned the stone platform where the unity candle was set.
Special music was provided by the maid-of-honor, Megan Brown, sister of the bride. Brown sang, “Love Never Fails” by Brandon Heath. The couple exited the chapel to “I Feel Good.”
The bride was given in marriage by her father, David Penny. She wore a white, halter-style mermaid dress, with detailed beading covering the dress. Flowers were hydrangeas and calla lilies, all in white.
The maid-of-honor’s dress was a marine-blue, strapless, mid-calf-length dress with rhinestone adornment at the waist. Flowers were a single, large white hydrangea with the stem wrapped in coral ribbon.
Bridesmaids were Audrey Penny, sister of the bride and Ashley Hodges, sister of the groom. They wore gowns like the maid of honor’s.
Maddie and Josie McCroskey, cousins of the bride, were the flower girls. They wore bright coral sundresses, pleated at the top and gathered at the waist. Ring-bearer was Mac McCroskey, cousin of the bride.
The best man was Cory Miller, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Matt Ketchum and Dave Vailes.
Ushers were Nathan St. Claire and Jonathan Klingingsmith, both friends of the groom.
The reception was held at Valley View Baptist Church, Eureka Springs, Ark.
As the couple left the church, each was wearing jeans and a T-shirt that said, “Relationship status: Married.”
The couple honeymooned in the Bahamas.
Following the honeymoon, a dinner-dance reception was held at Adams Pointe Convention Center in Blue Springs, Mo.
Jordan is pastor of Calhoun Baptist Church and Mallory teaches sixth, seventh and eighth grade science at Clinton Christian Academy.