The marriage of Alexandra Post Cooper to Thomas Ollis Hicks Jr. took place Saturday, November 12, at a sunset ceremony on the beach at Pink Sands, a resort on Harbour Island, Bahamas. Preston Cunningham, the senior deputy administrator for the North Eleuthera district, officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Patterson Cooper IV of Palm Beach, Fla. Her father most recently was president and CEO of First Bank of the Palm Beaches. Prior to that, he was associated with Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan Chase in various international and domestic senior managerial positions over a period of 35 years. Currently, he is chairman of the board of Camp Boggy Creek, a member of the Palm Beach Shore Protection Board and treasurer of the Palm Beach Civic Association. Her mother is a licensed clinical social worker at the VA Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.
The bridegroom is the son of Luann Hicks of Dallas and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ollis Hicks of Dallas. His father is chairman and CEO of Hicks Holdings LLC-a private investment firm in Dallas. His mother is an active volunteer in a number of civic organizations in Dallas.
The bride, who wore a gown designed by Carolina Herrera, was attended by her sisters, Katherine and Elizabeth Cooper, her cousin, Honor Brodie and the bridegroom’s sister, Catherine Hicks. Brothers of the bridegroom, Mack, Alex, Bradley, and William Hicks served as best men.
The bride was born in the Philippines and grew up in Korea, London, New York and Palm Beach. She is a graduate of the Middlesex School and received a bachelor’s degree in international studies from Pitzer – a Claremont College. Prior to recently relocating to Dallas, the bride lived in New York City, working for Lindblad Expeditions (in partnership with the National Geographic Society).
The bridegroom was born and raised in Dallas. He graduated from Highland Park High School and he received a bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a vice president of Hicks Holdings LLC. Prior to his involvement with Hicks Holdings, he was an investment banking and private equity analyst at Greenhill. He is active in his community, serving on the executive board of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star Chapter. He served as chairman of the Campaign for Children in Crisis for Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization of North Texas, successfully raising over $32,000,000 for the organization. He is also a member of Business Executives for National Security.
After a reception at a private estate on Harbour Island, the couple left on a wedding trip to the Turks and Caicos. They will be traveling to South East Asia in the spring.
The couple is currently living in Dallas.