Voss & Botsford

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Larry Botsford of Lit­tle Rock never for­mally pro­posed to Ellen Voss of Hot Springs, but driv­ing to Florida in a Corvette one Septem­ber day in 2013, the two be­gan talk­ing about mar­riage.

Botsford is a mem­ber of the Cen­tral Arkansas Corvette Club in Lit­tle Rock and met Voss when two of their friends from the CACC in­tro­duced them. Their first date was on April 18, 2013, at the CACC Car Show in Hot Springs, af­ter Botsford said he had to get through tax sea­son be­fore meet­ing Voss. Botsford's friend men­tioned Voss wasn't look­ing for a hus­band and he re­sponded that was a shame be­cause he would make a very good hus­band.

The drive to Florida in Septem­ber 2013 brought

talks of mar­riage to the ta­ble but plans had to be post­poned when Botsford un­der­went a surgery that took a toll on his health. Af­ter he re­cov­ered a friend helped Voss and Botsford de­sign the en­gage­ment ring and the cou­ple made it of­fi­cial Sept. 4, 2014. The big day: Nov. 1, 2014

Best Man and Maid of Honor: The Best Man was Wayne New­ton of Dal­las, who is Larry's first cousin. The Maid of Honor was Jerri Roper of Hot Springs, Ellen's close friend of many years.

The lo­ca­tion: First United Methodist Church, Hot Springs.

The re­cep­tion: The re­cep­tion was held at The Ware­house, an event venue owned by Pam Hill. The three tier wed­ding cake was a beau­ti­ful and tasty vanilla cake with rosette ivory but­ter cream frost­ing, topped with fall leaves and flow­ers. The groom's cake was choco­late with vanilla fon­dant with a

Corvette logo.

The look: When I be­gan talk­ing with Pam Hill about the re­cep­tion, I was think­ing neu­tral col­ors and she sug­gested we use fall col­ors with a splash of egg­plant and we went with it. She used those col­ors with table­cloths, run­ners and flo­ral ar­range­ments. Those warm col­ors made the room warm and cozy on a cool Novem­ber evening. When I walked in Hot Springs Florist to se­lect the wed­ding flow­ers, they had an ar­range­ment made up with the same col­ors in the cooler and I told her I wanted those for my bou­quet and the Maid of Honor. They also made two tall ar­range­ments for the al­tar in those col­ors with wil­low branches. The Maid of Honor wore a dress in egg­plant color and the groom wore a tie in an or­chid shade. Both the groom and the Best Man wore black suits with white shirts.

The dress: When I tried on my dress at Dil­lard's I knew it was the one. It was a long tiered sheath dress in cham­pagne color with a match­ing jacket. I wore nude heels and pearl and crys­tal bracelets, and crys­tal earrings. I car­ried one of my grand­mother's hand­ker­chiefs.

Most un­for­get­table mo­ment: Pas­tor Zack made our cer­e­mony so sweet and per­sonal, and so per­fect for a cou­ple of our age. We have talked so much about how spe­cial it was to have so many of our friends and fam­ily with us to show their love and sup­port and have fun at the re­cep­tion with us. Larry said it was a per­fect day!

The hon­ey­moon: We went on a cruise to the East­ern Caribbean along with our friends, Jerri and Al.

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