Category: Announcements

Sara Litton & Brian Smith

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Sara Elizabeth Litton and Brian Thomas Smith were married on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Houston. The Reverend William Ernest Denham III officiated the ceremony, and a reception followed at Brennan’s of Houston.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Henry Litton of Dallas. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Terry Litton of Houston, and Mr. and Mrs. William Johnston Watson of Dallas. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Smith of Slidell, Louisiana. He is the grandson of Mrs. Dot Smith and the late Mr. Tom Frank Smith and the late Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt Lee Hurd, all of Dunlap, Tennessee.

Sara was given in marriage by her father, Richard Henry Litton. Her matron of honor was her sister, Emily Litton Chandler. The bride’s nieces, Eugenia Litton Chandler, Helen Whitworth Chandler, and Margaret Louise Litton, were flower girls, and her nephew, Richard Henry Litton II, served as the ring bearer.

Brian’s father, J.O. Smith, served as his best man. Ushers included William Henry Litton, John Craig McClain, Thomas David Smith, and William Walton Smith III.

Sara is a graduate of Highland Park High School and earned a B.A. from Baylor University, where she was president of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin. She is a marketing director at The Coca-Cola Company.

Brian is a graduate of Northshore High School in Slidell, Louisiana, and earned a B.S. from Portland State University. He is a sports columnist for the Houston Chronicle.

Following a honeymoon to Italy, the couple resides in Houston.


Margaret Boeing & Chase Conway

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Karlisch Photography

Margaret “Meggie” Boeing and Chase Tiernan Conway were married at 6 o’clock in the evening, April 29, 2017, at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. The Reverend Christopher D. Girata officiated the ceremony. A reception followed at Brook Hollow Golf Club with music provided by Jessie’s Girls. A rehearsal dinner hosted by the parents of the groom was held at DEC on Dragon. Stephen Karlisch, of Karlisch Photography, captured all the elegance and emotion of the day for posterity.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Langdon Boeing of University Park. She is the granddaughter of Mr. Joseph Warren Gardner Sr. and the late Mrs. Joseph Warren Gardner Sr. of New Orleans; the late Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis Boeing of Long Island, N.Y.; and Mrs. Richard Standish Francis III of Walpole, N.H.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Cameron Conway of Dallas. He is the grandson of the late Mr. Gordon McShane and the late Mrs. Gordon (Mary Tiernan) McShane of Morristown, N.J. and Mrs. Charles Stuart Conway and the late Mr. Charles Stuart Conway, also of Morristown, N.J.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted down the aisle by her father. For her wedding the bride wore an elegant strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline. The gown was decorated with beaded embroidery and lace floral motifs. The skirt was enhanced with a cascading tulle underlay into a silk faile ball gown. Her waist was accented with a custom silk bow belt. Gown and belt were designed by Oscar de la Renta for Neiman Marcus. To complete her ensemble Meggie wore a single tier chapel-length veil which framed her face and extended beyond her train. She carried a classic bouquet of tonal white blooms including peonies, garden roses, gardenias, and ranunculus wrapped in lace from her maternal grandmother and mother’s wedding dresses.

Assisting the bride as maids of honor were Natalie Erin Bills and Rhea Jeanette Kiecke. Her bridesmaids included Terrell Finnegan Branch, Merritt Elizabeth Conway, Lauren Elizabeth Farmer, Alden Conway Fontaine, Caroline Celeste Mills, Christina Hamilton Fritchie, Margaret Keally Harvin, Gracey Winters Howey, Olivia Whitney Jacobi, Kellye Watson Snodgrass, and Julie Mills Struble. Grace Boeing Alexander, Paige Mitchell Alexander, Sally Goossens Alexander, and Alexandra Miller Bennett were junior bridesmaids.

Attending the groom was his best man, Austin Douglas Hunt. His groomsmen included Matthew David Alexis, John Gardner Boeing, William Freret Boeing, Byron Parker Chaddick, John Robert Dale, Harrison Reid Fontaine, Davin Patrick Hunt, Bradley Franklin Lopez, Price Ayars Taylor, and Maddox Morgan Womble. Serving as ushers were Matthew Taylor McCord, Patrick Thomas Monaghan, Austin Fowler Schoppe, Thomas Stuart Smith Jr., and Shannon Shelmire Wynne Jr.

The bride is a 2007 graduate of Highland Park High School. In 2011 she received a Bachelor of Science in public relations from the University of Texas at Austin where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.

The groom is a 2003 graduate of Cistercian Preparatory School. In 2007 he received a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Texas at Austin where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Chase is a transaction manager for ARA Newmark.

Following their wedding trip to Greece, the couple have made their home in Dallas.


Fleming Longino & Matthew Huckin

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Lane Fleming Longino and Matthew Tavenner Huckin exchanged wedding vows at Church of the Incarnation on May 20, 2017. The Right Reverend Anthony Burton officiated the ceremony. Guests arrived at the Ritz Carlton Hotel for cocktails and a seated dinner reception followed by dancing to the music of The Royals, a dance band from Florida. Rowdy, the Dallas Cowboys mascot, put in a special surprise visit to the festivities. The parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner on the eve of the wedding at the family ranch in Sunnyvale, Texas.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Franklin Longino III of Highland Park. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Franklin Longino Jr. of Atlanta and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas Wray Jr. of Hilton Head, S.C.

The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. William Price Huckin III of Highland Park. He is the grandson of Mrs. William Price Huckin Jr. and the late Mr. Huckin of Tulsa, Okla., and Mr. and Mrs. Tavenner Cornelius Lupton of Highland Park.

Fleming was given in marriage by her parents and escorted down the aisle on the arm of her father. The candlelight gown of French Alencon lace and silk was designed for the bride by Patti Flowers of Dallas. The strapless gown featured asymmetrical draped lace complemented by an illusion bolero jacket with lace detail. The fitted A-line fell to slipper length with a sweeping court-length train. Fleming’s beautiful bridal bouquet, created by The Garden Gate, was enhanced with an heirloom silk ribbon bow worn by the bride’s great grandmother.

Assisting the bride as maid of honor was Jennifer Lauren Evans. Her bridesmaids included Paige Prosperi Brooks, Elizabeth Grier Gardner, Margaret Turner Holley, Stephanie Ingram Jacques, Kendall Gardner Ratterree, Joanna Hartin Roberston, Maureen Regina Previti, Kathleen Shirey Troutman, and Mary Turner Troutman. The six flower girls, all nieces of the bride and groom, were Hunter Lupton Wesley Huckin, Grace Frances Longino, Weslyn Grace Huckin, Martha Hollis Longino, Caroline Maddox Huckin, and Lucy Lane Longino.

Attending the groom as best man was Stewart Edgar Elliott III. His groomsmen included James Alexander Caldwell, Walter Richard Davis III, Jared Ross Garza, Stuart Wesley Huckin, William Price Huckin IV, Charles Henry Keller, Zachary Morgan Lunn, Thomas Lovett Shuey, and Rex Bailey Womble. Serving as ushers were John Joseph Coffman Jr., Justin Bond Hollis, George Franklin Longino IV, and Howard Hollis Longino. The ring bearer was William Price Huckin V, the nephew of the groom.

The bride is a graduate of The Madeira School in McLean, Va. In 2009, she received a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Georgia where she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. Fleming is a lead marketing specialist for Deloitte.

The groom is a graduate of Highland Park High School. In 2009, he received a Bachelor of Science in business management from Louisiana State University where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. Matthew is the owner of Valhalla Real Estate.

Following their wedding trip to the Mukul Resort in Nicaragua, the couple have made Dallas their home.


Laine Sowell & Layne Deutscher

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Catherine Laine Sowell and Layne Adair Deutscher Jr. joined hands and hearts in holy matrimony the evening of June 24, 2017 at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. Reverend Pamela Theodore officiated the ceremony. A reception of dining and dancing followed at The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. The Georgia Bridgewater band played at the reception. The first song the newlyweds danced to was “Someone Like You,” by Van Morrison. Sarah Kate | Photographer was on hand to capture lasting memories of the wedding and reception. The parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner on the eve of the wedding at The Joule Hotel.

The bride is the daughter of Jim and Betsy Sowell of Dallas. The groom is the son of Emily Deutscher and Layne Deutscher Sr., also of Dallas.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents. She was escorted down the aisle on the arm of her father. She wore a strapless, mermaid gown by Vera Wang. Laine wore her grandmother’s wedding band as well as her mother’s, in homage to the two women who meant so much to her.

Assisting the bride as maid of honor was her sister, Amy Sowell. Her bridesmaids included Jacqueline Meacham, McBride Macatee, Kellye McDade, Claire Cavender, Georgie Ferrell, Elizabeth Adams, Katie Burford, Casey Brundage, and Martha Henry. Among the members of the house party were Erica Hubble, Clare Bailey, Casey Gribble, and Hilary Mundinger. Caroline Elizabeth Sowell was the flower girl.

Attending the groom as best man was Dietrich Riepen. His groomsmen included Colt Deutscher, Read Deutscher, Will Andrews, Robert Lovett, Bob Satcher, Sam Stribling, Max Schwartz, Brian Sone, James Warburton, and Captain Johnny Todd. Kyle Dowds, Kyle Kirby, and Tom Blanc served as ushers.

The bride is a graduate of Highland Park High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in communication studies from The University of Texas. Laine is an assistant event planner for Mathes & Co.

The groom is also a graduate of Highland Park High School. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance. Layne is an associate at CR3 Partners.

Following their wedding trip to Maui, Hawaii, the couple have made their home in Preston Hollow.


Christen Batson & Will Bakke

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Christen Arin Batson and Wilbur Eugene “Will” Bakke IV were married May 13, 2017 at the Earle-Harrison House and Pape Gardens in Waco, Texas. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her brothers to her father’s song “Heaven Song,” by Phil Wickman. A single rose was placed at the altar to symbolize his spiritual presence. Music was performed by Michael Allen and Doug Congdon officiated their ceremony. Andrew Montgomery did a reading of Holy Scripture. An outdoor reception of dining and dancing to In10City followed in the Pape Gardens. Their first dance was “Better Man” by Leon Bridges.

The parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Baylor Club at McLane Stadium in Presidential Suite overlooking the stadium, the Baylor campus and the Brazos River. During the cocktail hour Will, the enterprising filmmaker groom, surprised his bride-to-be with a slideshow of their childhood pictures on the Jumbotron inside the stadium. Guests were awestruck and entertained at the sight.

The bride is the daughter of Joanne Batson and the late Mark Batson of Waco. She is the granddaughter of the late Floyd and Katherine Hudnall of Ft. Worth, and the late George and Peggy Batson of Waco. The groom is the son of W.E.”Burr” Bakke III of Sarasota, Fla. and Dodie Bakke Foxworth and Jack Foxworth of Preston Hollow. He is the grandson of Betty and Werneth Avril, formerly from Cincinnati, Ohio, who now live in Dallas, and Patty and the late W.E. Bakke Jr. of San Antonio.

The bride’s gown, by Elizabeth Dye, featured a fitted bodice with satin straps, scoop back and billows of luxurious linen gauze in the skirt.

Assisting the bride as maid of honor was Daley Olson. Her bridesmaids included Jessie Batson, Kimberly Batson, Brittain Bakke Ewert, Ramie Baker, Katy Cranfill, Jenni Dumas, Kelsey Huerta, Kelsey Lee, Jennie Pitts, and Katharine Tuel.

Attending the groom as best man was Austin Pitzer. His groomsmen included Michael Allen, Blake Batson, and Jordan Batson, Lawson Hopkins, Austin Meek, Baker Johnson, Alex Reed, West Ray, and Brooks Shanklin. Serving as ushers were Kyle Adams, Alex Carroll, Matt Owen, Andrew Montgomery, and Ryan Simpson.

The bride is a 2010 graduate of Lorena High School in Waco. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2014 from Baylor University, where she made the Dean’s List and the President’s List. Christen is a residential real estate professional with Keller Williams in Austin, Texas.

The groom is a 2006 graduate of Highland Park High School. He received a film and digital media degree from Baylor University in 2010. Will is an award winning movie director and writer for Riot Studios in Austin.

Following their wedding trip to Rome, the Amalfi Coast and Paris, the newlyweds have made Austin their home.


Brittany Antle & Matthew Gandy

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Brittany Nicole Antle and Matthew Edwin Gandy were married in an outdoor ceremony at the Evergreen Wedding Terrace at The Pines at Genesee in Golden, Colorado on May 20, 2017. J. T. Drees officiated the ceremony. A reception of dining and dancing to the Denver band, Mannequin, followed. The couple’s first dance together was “All You Need is Love,” by the Beatles. The parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner on the eve of the wedding at Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar in Golden.

The bride is the daughter of Cathy Travis of Monument, Colo. and Greg Antle of Denver. She is the granddaughter of Carol Branch of Aurora, Colo. and Robert Antle of Denver. The groom is the son of Susan and Woodrow Gandy of the Bluffview area of Dallas. He is the grandson of Doris Tuffly of Dallas.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents. She was escorted down the aisle on the arm of her father. Brittany wore a champagne-colored strapless sheath with extensive, decorative beading and a matching veil. She carried a beautiful, lush bouquet of peonies, roses, scabiosa, hyacinth, and soft greenery.

Assisting the bride as maid of honor was her sister, Jessica Antle. Attending the groom as best man was Christopher Gibbe.

The bride is a graduate of Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, Colo. She received a Bachelor of Arts in integrative physiology from the University of Colorado and a Doctor of Medicine, with Highest Honors, from Ross University School of Medicine. Brittany works in the Family Medicine Residency Program at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y.

The groom is a graduate of The Episcopal School of Dallas. He received a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Colorado and a Doctor of Medicine, with Highest Honors, from Ross University School of Medicine. Matt works in the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at the State University of New York (SUNY), Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, N.Y.

Following their wedding trip to Japan and Hawaii, the couple have made their home in Liverpool, N.Y.


Landon Greene & Tyler Jackson

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Landon Kennedy Greene and Tyler Anderson Jackson were married on the evening of June 10, 2017 at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Dallas. The Right Reverend Dean Elliott Wolfe officiated the ceremony and music was provided by Gyros String Quartet and organist James Diaz. A reception immediately followed the ceremony at the Dallas Country Club.

Emerald City Band provided the music for the couple’s first dance, “Home,” by Edward Sharpe and for the rest of the evening.

Kristin Butler and her assistants with Fabulous Fete coordinated the details of the wedding and reception as well as those of the rehearsal dinner, which was hosted by the groom’s parents, the evening before at The Mansion on Turtle Creek. Carter Rose of f8 was the couple’s photographer and Corey Stoner of f8 Cinema was the videographer. The flowers and floral design throughout the wedding weekend were provided by Jackson Durham Events. Panini Bakery created the bride’s multi-layered almond/strawberry cream cake decorated with small handmade sugar flowers and the groom’s TCU themed chocolate mocha cake.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory C. Greene Sr. of Preston Hollow. Landon is the granddaughter of Mr. James D. Kennedy Jr. and the late Mrs. Dorothy H. Kennedy Jr. of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, and Mr. Charles W. Greene and the late Mrs. Evelyn C. Greene of St. Cloud, Minnesota.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Winton Anderson Jackson Jr. of University Park. Tyler is the grandson of Mrs. John Andrew Warner of Dallas and the late Mr. John Andrew Warner of Tyler, Texas and the late Mr. and Mrs. Winton Anderson Jackson of Dallas.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted down the aisle by her father. For her wedding, Landon wore a strapless Vera Wang gown and veil in ivory from Stanley Korshak Bridal. Her hair and make-up were done by Maitee Miles.

Assisting Landon were her maid of honor, Miss Charlotte Kathryn Mann and her matron of honor, Mrs. Valerie Bangs Hayes. Bridesmaids included Miss Madison Knight Baxter, Mrs. Anna Pearsall Farley, Miss Elizabeth Ashely Gaskie, Mrs. Lillian Scott Greene, Mrs. Carly Jackson Mataragas, Mrs. Christina Berg Mealey, Miss Katherine Paige Parker, Miss Paige Anderson Sammis, and Mrs. Taylor Keating Scott. Landon’s houseparty included Miss Lorene Sanders Agather, Mrs. Jordan Mutchler Hunt, Miss Amanda Kristine Naglich, Mrs. Kia Igle Pipkin, Miss Mary Frances Rooney, Miss Stacie Lynn Shepler, Mrs. Caroline Langner Smith, and Miss Medley Anne Wollenman.

Attending the groom was his best man, Mr. Andrew Scott Evans. His groomsmen included Mr. Joseph Ryan Anderson, Mr. Michael Cameron Deptula, Mr. Declan Thomas Fitzsimons, Mr. Drake William Greene, Mr. Gregory Charles Greene Jr., Mr. David Joseph Kapsner, Mr. Peter Dennis Mataragas, and Mr. Blake Andrew Summers. Serving as ushers were Mr. Bryan Scott Hayes and Mr. William Taylor Scott.

The bride is a graduate of the Episcopal School of Dallas and received her Bachelor of Science in strategic communication from Texas Christian University. She is currently employed by Soul Cycle in Dallas. The groom is a graduate of Highland Park High School and received his Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Texas Christian University. Tyler is a trader with Q Investments in Fort Worth.

Following their honeymoon trip to the Rosewood Mayakoba resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the couple have made their home in Dallas.


Sarah Talley & Nathan Smith

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Sarah Katherine Talley and Nathan Craig Smith exchanged wedding vows June 24, 2017 at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Austin, Texas. The reception was held at the Headliners Club.

The bride is the daughter of Patricia Talley of University Park and Jimmy Talley of Dallas. The groom is the son of Craig Smith and Kathryn Smith and the late Julie Perry of Dallas.

The bride was escorted down the aisle on the arm of her mother. Matron of honor was Jennifer Keefe and maid of honor, Kaley Culbertson. Bridesmaids included Emily Anderson, Camille Wong, and Erin Kessler. Flower girls were Lauren, Leah and Lexi Talley.

Best man was Matt Miller and groomsmen included James Ross, Dave Osworth, and Robert Schunder. Kevin Keefe and Kyle Niedergerke were junior attendants.

The bride is a graduate of Highland Park High School. She received a B.A. in history from DePaul University and a M.A. in contemporary British history from King’s College London. Sarah is a special projects manager at Texans for Lawsuit Reform.

The groom is a graduate of Highland Park High School. He received a B.A. in music performance in percussion from the University of Missouri. Nathan will soon begin work on his M.A. in contemporary performance at the Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain.

Following their honeymoon to Maui, Hawaii, the couple have made their home in Austin until leaving for Valencia.


Roth – Linder

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Mr. and Mrs. Bob Roth of Highland Park are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Anne Roth , to Geoffrey Michael Linder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Linder of Highland Village, Texas

The bride is a graduate of Highland Park High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Texas Christian University. Caroline is a service product manager for Weir Oil & Gas.

The groom is a graduate of Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Science in business management from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Geoff is a partner/owner of Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions.

The couple will marry November 11, 2017 at Marie Gabrielle with a reception to follow.