Robertson, Van Genderen wed in Fayetteville

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Erin Rose Robertson, of Green Forest and Lt. Andrew Van Genderen of Des Peres, Mo., were married at 4 p.m. on May 20, 2012, on the picturesque lawn of the Pratt Place Inn in Fayetteville, Ark.

The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Janell Robertson of Green Forest. She is the granddaughter of Ken Calton and the late Rose Ellen Calton of Monett, Mo., and Peggy Robertson and the late Jack Robertson of Green Forest.

The groom is the daughter of Scott and Andrea Van Genderen of Des Peres. He is the grandson of Dale and Gale Van Genderen of Spokane, Mo., and of Albert Blankenship and the late Beverly Blankenship of Warrensburg, Mo.

The bride wore a white satin and lace, hand-beaded fitted gown with trumpet skirt. The key-hole back gown was embellished with beautiful satin and lace flowers highlighted with tiny pearls and crystals as well as satin covered buttons and an imported lace sweep train. She wore a simple finger-tip veil, her great-grandmother Jane's brooch, and carried a bouquet of blush-colored peonies and hydrangeas.

Bridesmaids were Rona Babb and Makayla Jorgensen of Green Forest, Stevie Alrich of El Dorado, Ark., and Laura and Meridith Van Genderen of Des Peres.

Groomsmen were Michael Van Genderen and Tim Hassett of Des Peres, Spencer Peterson and Dave Faltys of Texas, John Hukka of Virginia, and Josh Watson of Fayetteville.

Patrick Van Genderen served as head usher, ring bearer was Bryan Van Genderen, both of Des Peres, and flower girls were Sarah and Natalie Hale of Berryville. Guest book attendent was Lauren Agnew of Texas.

Wedding ceremony music was provided by Su Hong on the violin and Austin Brown on the guitar and mandolin.

A reception followed the ceremony at the Pratt Place Barn in Fayetteville, and included dinner and dancing, a custom cookie/sweets bar, a photo booth, and a glowing sparklers send-off to their honeymoon in Hawaii.

The bride has a bachelor's degree from the University of Arkansas Honors College and will continue writing and editing for various clients and magazines. The groom, whose bachelor's degree is also from the University of Arkansas Honors College, will begin his Air Force career Nov. 1 in Texas.