Couple wed in beach ceremony
Madison Joy Finch and Michael Heath Hawkins were married in a double-ring ceremony solemnized Jan. 3 at the Beach Palace Resort in Cancun, Mexico.
The bride is the daughter of Jeff and April Finch of Monette. She is the granddaughter of Henry Dean and Alice Finch of Jonesboro, Steve and Barbara Suber of Monette and the late Donald Payne.
The groom is the son of Cole and Kerin Hawkins of Leachville. He is the grandson of Snowden and Martha Hawkins of Leachville, Mary Frances Wallace of Monette and P.D. Wallace of Hardy.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a strapless chiffon gown fashioned with a sweetheart neckline and pearl and rhinestone embellishments at the waistband. She carried a bouquet of orchids and creme roses.
The couple will enjoy a honeymoon to the Bahamas and are residing in Leachville. A reception in their honor will be held March 20 at the Cooper Alumni Center on the campus of Arkansas State University. Invitations have been issued.