Category: Announcements

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Lindsey Weitzel Photography

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Lindsey Weitzel Photography

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Scott Frost and Mr. and Mrs. Esteban Huerta Gonzales of University Park are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Hays Frost, to Adam Jacob Castillo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven I. Castillo of El Paso, Texas.

The bride is a graduate of Highland Park High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in child development with a minor in Spanish from Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Science in nursing, also from Vanderbilt University. Kelly is a pediatric nurse practitioner at Texas Children’s Hospital.

The groom is a graduate of Coronado High School in El Paso. He received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering with a minor in business from Texas A & M University. Adam is an account manager for Hunton Trane.

The couple will exchange vows at Highland Park United Methodist Church on August 26, 2017 with a reception following at the Adolphus Hotel.


Larson – Emanuelson

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John Cain Photography

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John Cain Photography

Mr. and Mrs. Hans Larson of Dallas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Nicole Larson, to Dwight Hillis Emanuelson III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight H. Emanuelson Jr. of Highland Park.

The bride is a 2008 graduate of J. J. Pearce High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science from Vanderbilt University and a Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School. Lindsey is an attorney at Haynes and Boone, LLP.

The groom is a 2008 graduate of Highland Park High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Vanderbilt University. Hillis is Director of Marketing for Pearl Technology Holdings.

The couple will exchange vows at Church of the Incarnation on October 28, 2017 with a reception following at Brook Hollow Golf Club.


Henry Gilchrist

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Henry-Gilchrist-WEBHenry Gilchrist, beloved family patriarch, true Texas gentleman, and dear friend and colleague to many, passed away peacefully at home and into the loving arms of His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on May 6, 2017.

Born in Austin, Texas, on November 6, 1924, Henry moved to College Station in 1937, when his father, Gibb Gilchrist was named Dean of Engineering at Texas A&M.  Henry graduated from A&M Consolidated High School in 1942, and entered A&M, where his father was President (later becoming the first Chancellor of the A&M system).

Following service in the Army during World War II, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M, Class of ’46, followed by law school at the University of Texas. During law school, Henry served as Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review, and was a member of Chancellors and Order of the Coif. He graduated with honors in 1950.

Henry met the love of his life, Pat Lynch, during her early college days at the University of Texas.  They married in 1951. Pat and Henry spent one year in Pampa, Texas, where he was practicing law, but Dallas beckoned.

In 1952, he joined Jenkens & Bowen, where he ultimately became the principal attorney for the Murchison family. Henry represented the Dallas Cowboys Football Club for 25 years and was lead attorney for the construction of Texas Stadium.  He served as partner of Jenkens & Gilchrist Law Firm for almost 50 years.  The Dallas office of Jenkens & Gilchrist was acquired by Hunton & Williams in 2007.  Henry retired at age 91 in 2016.  Hunton & Williams honored him, naming the conference area, the “Henry Gilchrist Conference Center.”  The Texas Bar Foundation awarded him the Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award in 2010, often described as the most prestigious statewide honor to Texas attorneys who adhere to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and service to the public.  Henry also received the Dallas Bar Association’s Justinian Award in 1995, the Aggie Lawyer of the Year in 2003, and was included in the Best Lawyers in America, 1990 – 2010.

A lifelong Methodist and active member of Highland Park United Methodist Church, his committee memberships included the Church Building committee for the Wallace Building and the church expansion.  He also enjoyed serving as Trustee of the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation, which awards 900 scholarships annually.

An innovative thinker, with a keen intellect and quick wit, Henry set the tone for Jenkens & Gilchrist as a place of excellence, hard work, and professionalism, while still fostering a caring camaraderie and sense of fun.

Henry valued civic involvement, serving in various leadership roles with the Central Dallas Association, Dallas Citizens Council, Dallas Business Committee for the Arts, Dallas County Heritage Society, Dallas World Salute, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Historical Society, Visiting Nurses Association,Park Cities Historical Society, Northwood University Texas Board of Governors, Executive Board of Perkins School of Theology at SMU, Executive Board of the School of Engineering at SMU; and at Texas A&M: the College of Liberal Arts Development Council, Board of Trustees of Private Enterprise Research Center and George Bush School of Government and Public Service Development Council.  In 2011, Henry was a member of the Dallas Super Bowl XLV Committee.

For all the accolades, Henry, always a gentleman, never once spoke of his accomplishments, perhaps taking heed to his father’s wise words (using a family-favorite train analogy), “Don’t use all your steam on your whistle.”

Preceded in death by his parents, Vesta Weaver and Gibb Gilchrist, and wife Pat.  He is survived by his son Tom Gilchrist and wife, Jennie, and grandchildren John and Mary Eleanor Gilchrist; his daughter Terri and her husband Chester Plauche; sister-in-law Carole and her husband Billy Bates, and their children Larry and his wife Andrea, Laura and her husband DeWayne Hodge, and their families.

Henry is also survived by a wealth of friends and colleagues who admired his integrity, humility, generosity, and thoughtfulness. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

The Gilchrist family expresses their sincere gratitude to Henry’s faithful and loving caregivers in his later years: Margaret Oti-Nkrumah, Dee Myers, Cynthia and Jim Roberts ,Mary Boro and Ken Lawber. A special thanks to Terry Stolte, his devoted administrative assistant since 2004; loyal family employees Eugene Adanse and Luisa Cabrera; and steadfast friend Mike Kelley.

A service celebrating Henry’s life will be held in the sanctuary at Highland Park United Methodist Church (3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX, 75205) on Wednesday, May 24, at 4:00 p.m., followed by a reception in the Great Hall.

If desired, and in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to: HPUMC c/o Wesleyan Fellowship Class Benevolence Fund, 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX, 75205; or the Dean’s Scholarship Excellence Fund at The University of Texas School of Law, 727 East Dean Keeton Street, Austin, TX 78705; or the Texas A & M Foundation, 401 George Bush Drive, College Station, TX, 77840, in support of the MSC Enrichment Fund (0457003); or the charity of your choice.

But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control; against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22


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Laura Murray Photography

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Laura Murray Photography

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Joseph Harding Jr. of University Park are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Elizabeth Harding, to Brian Scott Woidneck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Dean Woidneck of Brea, California.

The bride is a graduate of Highland Park High School. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University. Julie is an executive director at JPMorgan Chase.

The groom is a graduate of Brea Olinda High School. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in real estate finance and development from the University of Southern California. Brian is co-founder and principal of StoneHawk Capital Partners.

The couple was engaged in October 2016 and plan to exchange vows on June 17, 2017 at  the Roaring Fork Club in Basalt, Colo.


Callie Cullum & Derek Groshek

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Gary Donihoo - f8studio

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Gary Donihoo - f8studio

Callie Linda Cullum and Derek James Groshek exchanged sacred wedding vows March 19, 2016 at University Park United Methodist Church. Rev. Rachel Baughman officiated their wedding ceremony with a reception of dining and dancing following at the Dallas Country Club where a family dance to “You’re the One That I Want” from the Grease album was a happy surprise for the bride.

A rehearsal dinner, sponsored by the parents of the groom was held at Cane Rosso on the eve of the wedding. Gary Donihoo of f8studio handled photography while The Cake Guys created the gorgeous bride’s and fun “Razorback” groom’s cakes and the Ice House Band played for everyone’s dining and dancing pleasure.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Houston Cullum of Dallas. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Pierce Cullum Jr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred James Arnold.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Groshek and Ms. Lisa Groshek of Frisco, Texas. He is the grandson of Mrs. Robert Laurence Doepfner and the late Mr. Doepfner and the late Mr. and Mrs. Chester Charles Groshek.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents. She was escorted down the aisle on the arm of her father. Callie wore an elegant white silk trumpet gown from Bliss by Monique L’huillier. It featured embroidered Alencon lace overlaying a sweetheart neckline and stretching down the front to end in a scalloped high/low tier above the knees, allowing the tulle trumpet skirt to flare dramatically. Lace cascaded down the back of her gown to finish in a lovely chapel-length train. The bridal veil was a family heirloom, last worn by the bride’s sisters for their weddings.

Assisting the bride as matron of honor was Meredith Saigling Pace and as maid of honor, Jennifer Christine Mattone. Her bridesmaids included Katherine Landis Albritton, Stephanie Michele Dona, Lauren Michelle Garza,  Jessica Lynn Groshek, Jennie Octavia Malone, Kathryn Lee Mouallek, and Amy Lauren Short. Callie’s sisters Elizabeth Kathleen Clarke and Leigh Delight Langner and her sister-in-law, Lorraine Alexandra Cullum, were among the members of the house party. Lillian Kathleen Clarke, Elise Delight Langner and Holly Virginia Cullum were flower girls.

Attending the groom as best man was Alexander Daly Pace. Groomsmen included Matthew Thomas Albritton, Carlo Cristian Dominguez, Matthew Landon Gambrel, John Graham Landrith, Travis Shofner Monk, Colin James O’Donnell, David Henry Pace III, and John Allen Pardo. Serving as ushers were Joseph William Benefield, George Pierce Cullum III, Justin Cole Parmer, and Spenser Dane Stephens. David Cosby Clarke III, Drew Houston Langner and George Pierce Cullum IV were ring bearers.

The bride is a graduate of Highland Park High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in marketing from the Walton School of Business where she was a member of the American Marketing Association and of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Callie is a senior associate of I.S.N. Software Co.

The groom is a graduate of Hebron High School in Carrollton, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Science in health sciences from the University of Arkansas where he played for the school’s hockey team and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. Derek works for Morrow Hill - Commercial Real Estate.

Following their wedding trip to Ocho Rios Jamaica the couple have made Dallas their home.


Walters – Hughes

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Carlos Andrew Thomas

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Mr. and Mrs. Rob Walters of University Park are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Robert Cavanagh “Cav” Walters, to Julia Silsby Hughes, daughter of Ms. Annette Hughes, of Cotuit, Mass., and Mr. Herbert Hughes, of Fort Worth, Texas.

The groom is a 2009 graduate of Highland Park High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Claremont McKenna College. Cav is a private equity associate with Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts of Menlo Park, Calif. and will begin at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in the fall of 2017.

The bride is a 2009 graduate of Fort Worth Country Day. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Scripps College. Julia is a 4th grade teacher at The Mission Preparatory School in San Francisco.

The couple will exchange vows June 24, 2017 in Saratoga Springs, Calif.


Batson – Bakke

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Jen Dillender Photography

Wilbur Eugene “Burr” Bakke III of Sarasota, Fla. and Jack Lenoir Foxworth and Dodie Bakke Foxworth, of Preston Hollow are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Wilbur Eugene “Will” Bakke IV, to Christen Arin Batson, daughter of Joanne Batson and the late Mark Batson, of Waco, Texas.

The bride is a 2010 graduate of Lorena High School in Waco. She received a business degree from Baylor University in 2014. 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 a movie writer/director for Riot Studios in Austin.

The couple will exchange vows May 13, 2017 at Earl Harrison House in Waco. They will make their home in Austin.


Tori Richard & Ross Mulford

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Larry Sengbush - Photographer

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Larry Sengbush - Photographer

Victoria Janet Richard and Ross Clayton Mulford Junior were married on the evening of July 23, 2016 at Highland Park United Methodist Church. The Rev. Walt Marcum officiated their wedding. Ceremony music was performed by Gyros String Quartet and organist Scott Ayers. A reception immediately followed at The Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The celebrations began with Texas country singer, Cory Morrow, who played a cover of “Feet Don’t Touch the Ground” by Stoney Larue for the couple’s first dance. Cory Morrow was followed by the Dallas party band, Professor D. DFW Events coordinated the details of the wedding and the reception, and Larry Sengbush was the couple’s photographer. Flowers were by Jackson Durham Events, paper goods from Ellis Hill, and catering was by Wolfgang Puck. La Duni created the bride’s Cuatro Leches Cake and the groom’s Triple Chocolate Truffle Cake for dessert.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Richard of University Park. Tori is the granddaughter of the late Mrs. Anne Vince and Dr. Dennis Vince of Vancouver, and Mr. and Mrs. Al Richard of Minneapolis.

The groom is the son of Ms. Nancy Elizabeth Perot and Mr. Ross Clayton Mulford of University Park. Ross is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ross Perot of Dallas, and the late Mrs. Diane Clayton Mulford and the late Col. Ross Leonard Mulford of McLean, Va.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents. She was escorted down the aisle by her father. For her wedding, Tori wore a strapless Monique Lhuillier gown in ivory and a Romona Keveza veil from Warren Barrón Bridal. Victor Delgado did Tori’s hair and her makeup was by Audrey Elliot of Stanley Korshak. Assisting the bride were her two sisters, her matron of honor Jena Acuff and her maid of honor Beth Richard. Bridesmaids included Helen Callan, Frances Mitchell, McKenzie Sullivan, and Hannah Vedros.

Attending the groom as best men were his brothers, Price Perot Mulford, Benjamin Fell Mulford, and Clayton Birmingham Mulford. His groomsmen included Henry Ross Perot III, Collin Bird, Jefferson Deming, Hahn Franklin-Mitchell, Garrett Hamontree, Colt Power, Davis Wedgworth, Reese Wade, and Thomas Wood. Serving as ushers were Matthew Ale, Critt Berry, Finley Ewing IV, Patterson Fenelon, Neil Hanlon, Barrett Jones, Judson Keel, Conor McCarthy, Daniel Sprenger, and Stanley Twarog. Philip Acuff and Stuart Reeves were ring bearers.

The bride is a graduate of Highland Park High School. She graduated Magna Cum Laude, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in economics and a minor in managerial studies, from Vanderbilt University, where she was also a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. Tori is a pricing analyst for Ambit Energy.

The groom is a graduate of the Episcopal School of Dallas. He received Bachelor of Arts in psychology and Spanish from Vanderbilt University, where he was also a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He received a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in finance from the Red McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Ross is a private equity associate for The Perot Group.

Following their honeymoon trip to Jumby Bay, Antigua, the couple have made their home in Dallas.


Longino-Huckin

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Caroline Jurgensen Photography

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Caroline Jurgensen Photography

Mr. and Mrs. George Franklin Longino lll of Highland Park are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lane Fleming Longino, to Matthew Tavenner Huckin, son of Dr. and Mrs. William Price Huckin lll, also of Highland Park.

The bride is a graduate of The Madeira School in McLean, Va. She received a Bachelor of Arts in history in 2009 from the University of Georgia. Fleming is a lead marketing specialist for Deloitte.

The groom is a graduate of Highland Park High School. He received a Bachelor of Science in business management from Louisiana State University in 2009. Matthew is the owner of Valhalla Real Estate.

The couple will exchange vows May 20, 2017 at Church of the Incarnation.