Sunday, September 23, 2007

Dana Marie Brant and Andrew Stephen "Andy" Baker were married July 21, 2007, at Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Ark. The Rev. George Crabtree performed the ceremony. Recorded music was played.

The bride is the daughter of David and Roberta Brant of Scott City. The groom is the son of Roy and Barbara Baker of Sutton Coldfield, England.

Maids of honor were Bethany Brant of Scott City, sister of the bride, and Darlene Cartwright of Cupertino, Calif. Bridesmaid was Ruth Shropshall of West Midlands, England, sister of the groom. Honorary bridesmaid was Christel King of Portland, Maine.

Best men were James Lowery of Keller, Texas, and Simon Garrity of South Africa. Groomsmen were Ryan Brant of Scott City, brother of the bride, and Geoff Butterworth of Nashville, Tenn.

Flower girl and ringbearer were Holly and Matthew Shropshall, niece and nephew of the groom. They are the children of Stuart and Ruth Shropshall.

Samuel and Aaron Hutton of Springfield, Mo., attended the guest book.

The reception was held at Basin Park Hotel in Eureka Springs. Servers were Bethany Brant, Janet Denton and Windy Schmied.

The rehearsal dinner was held July 20 at Bavarian Inn Restaurant in Eureka Springs.

Mrs. Baker was a former teacher at Wee Care Early Learning Center in Cape Girardeau. She studied at Central Christian College in Moberly, Mo., and at a missions school in Blansko, Czech Republic. She has been involved with Christian missions since 1998.

The groom received a bachelor's degree in music from Thames Valley University. He is a professional guitarist in London, and teaches guitar to students in schools as well as privately.

After a wedding trip to Belize, a reception was held at the Lutheran Home.

The couple will reside outside London.