Destiny Lee Quinn of Jonesboro became the wife of Rudolph Johannes Pienaar of Potchefstroom, South Africa, in a ceremony performed at 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. Wade Quinn III and Ms. Diana Davis, both of Jonesboro. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Johanna Quinn and the late Wade Quinn Sr., and Mrs. Norma Davis and the late Vernon Davis.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Pine (Hannatjie) Pienaar and Ms. Tilly van Rensburg, all of Sasolburg, South Africa. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Monty (Hanna) Pienaar and Ms. Anna Jacoba Hendrina Gesina van Rensburg and the late Mr. Pieter Johannes van Rensberg.
The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father.
Pastor John Miles officiated the international ceremony, which involved the groom’s family participating in the unity candle portion via video link from his native country, as well as links to London and the Golan Heights, Israel. Because of COVID-19, many members of the bridal party were unable to travel.
During the ceremony, junior bridesmaids Addi Lee Ferguson of North Little Rock read Romans 12:10 and Bennett Young of Jonesboro read I John 4:18-19.
Violinist Anastasia Tarkington and harpist Vivian Hardin, both of Jonesboro, provided musical selections for a prelude to the service.
The bride wore a classic, silk Mikado gown designed by Anne Barge for Maggie Louise Bridal in Collierville, Tenn. Her structural trumpet gown featured a sheer V-notched neckline and architectural seaming and was customized by a beaded sash around the waist and silk covered buttons down the back.
She wore a cathedral-length beaded veil with a cage veil blusher and carried a bouquet of white and pale pink garden roses accompanied by a mix of traditional English garden blooms like sweet pea and delphinium. The focal point of the bouquet was a white king protea, native to South Africa.
Claudia Raffo of Little Rock served as maid of honor and Caroline Flowers, of Harrisburg, served as matron of honor.
Bridesmaids were Sydney Harper, Burgin Green and Carly Waddell, all of Little Rock, Katherine Howell, cousin of the bride from Chicago, Hallie Frederick of Broken Arrow, Okla., Claire Vickery of Jonesboro, Jaclyn Burnett of Memphis, Paradise Gibson of Venice, Fla., and Jenn Ulloa of London.
They wore sleeveless formal-length gowns of fairy-tale pink silk with a plunging drape on the back and carried bouquets of white and pale pink garden roses with a mix of traditional English garden blooms.
Ruby Kate Rickert served as flower girl.
Ashley Downen of Dumas and Alli Knoll of Almyra served as members of the bridal party.
Serving as best men were Monty Pienaar and Theo Pienaar, brothers of the groom, in South Africa.
Groomsmen were Tiaan Steenkamp of Pretoria, South Africa, Colten Kibler of St. Louis, Nate Carr of Melbourne, Australia, Ethan Sandusky of New Orleans, Rickus Jacobs of Klerksdorp, South Africa, Patrick Quinn and Matt Loiacano, both of Jonesboro, Richie Chavez of Clovis, Colo., Dan O’Hare of Mallow, Ireland, Heinrich Herbst of Alberton, South Africa, and Itamar Levi of the Golan Heights, Israel. They wore black tuxedos with white ties and boutonnieres of proteas.
Junior groomsmen were Will Wright and Cross Quinn, brothers of the bride.
Maverick Wright served as ring bearer.
Cristian Ravar of Barcelona, Spain, and Casey Vaughan of Cabot served as ushers.
The bride is a 2018 graduate of Arkansas State University with a master’s degree in media management. She is employed as a morning news anchor for KAIT-TV in Jonesboro.
The groom received his master’s of business administration from Arkansas State University in 2018 and is employed as a business analyst for FedEx.
After a honeymoon trip to The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla., the couple will reside in Jonesboro.