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Jillian Claire Moffett and John Douglas Pate, who goes by Pug, were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, in Asbury United Methodist Church with Nathan Kilbourne officiating.

Cathy and Dr. Thomas Robert Moffett Jr., 15 Chimney Sweep Lane, are the parents of the bride. She is the granddaughter of Jean Moffett, also of Little Rock; the late Dr. Thomas Robert Moffett of Shreveport; Linda and the late John Wesley Green of Baton Rouge, and Rosemary and Ramon Ydarraga of Kentwood, La.

The groom is the son of Shannon and Phil Pate, 13204 Fairway Village Court. His grandparents are Jane Anne and Dr. Doug Smith, also of Little Rock, and Sandra and John Pate of Rogers.

The aisle was covered in a canvas runner that had been hand-painted in gold with a Bible verse from 1 John 4:19. The chancel held a large arrangement of cherry brandy roses, pink hydrangeas, magenta Dutch stock, yellow snapdragons and bells of Ireland. Music was by organist Anguel Kehayov.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a diamond-white silk gown by Paloma Blanca. The pleated bodice had a sweetheart neckline and a large bow tied at her waist. She carried a bouquet of raspberry garden roses, pink ranunculus, pink peonies and succulents.

Serving as the bride’s honor attendants were Madeline Moffett of Fayetteville and Olivia Moffett of Little Rock, sisters of the bride. Bridesmaids were Jessica Pruitt andJennifer Mattone, both also of Fayetteville; Abby Bloom of Chicago; Allison Morrow, also of Little Rock; and Kathleen Bell of Conway. They wore knee-length dresses of petal pink chiffon with pleated Empire bodices. They carried bouquets of pink hydrangeas and magenta Dutch stock.

Best man was Zach Pate of Oklahoma City, brother of the bridegroom. Groomsmen were Nick Pakis, Andrew Newell and Stephen Lorge, all of Fayetteville; Dave Grundfest of San Francisco; Stephen Raines of Memphis; and John Williams of Buena Vista, Colo.

A reception at Pleasant Valley Country Club followed the ceremony. Guest tables held a mix of centerpieces including tall glass vases with bells of Ireland, low arrangements of magenta Dutch stock and roses, and stemmed containers with pink ranunculus, craspedia and tulips. Music was by the Big John Miller Band.

The bride has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where she was a member of Sigma Theta Tau and Delta Delta Delta. She is a registered nurse at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

The groom has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia. He is a first-year dental student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis and a member of Lambda Chi Alpha.

The couple will live in Memphis after a honeymoon in Negril, Jamaica.

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