Ashley Howie and Stuart Tallichet exchanged wedding vows April 27, 2013 at The Rotunda at Chase Tower. Their ceremony was officiated by the Honorable Craig Smith. Nuptial music was provided by the Dallas String Quartet. A cocktail reception at the Nasher Sculpture Garden and seated dinner and dancing followed. Dance tunes were provided by Downtown Fever. The parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at Sammy’s BBQ on the eve of the wedding.
The bride is the daughter of the late John and Eileen Howie of Highland Park. She is the granddaughter of Frances Howie and the late Robert Howie of Richardson, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ronald George Yates of Dallas.
The groom is the son of George and Marisue Tallichet of Houston. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jules Henri Tallichet of Houston and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Francis Dougherty, also of Houston.
The bride was given in marriage by her friends and family and escorted down the aisle on the arm of her brother, John Robert Howie Jr. She wore a couture gown of filmy, ivory lace on embroidered tulle, designed by Lian Carlo for Neiman Marcus. The v-neck sheath featured a keyhole back. The bride’s hair was pulled up from her face and accentuated by the lengthy lace embroidered veil she wore. She carried a bouquet of peonies held together by a small handkerchief embroidered with the bride’s new initials in blue and a small locket with two photos inside, one of the bride and her mother and the other of the bride and her father. She wore a pearl bracelet borrowed from her mother-in-law, Marisue Tallichet, for her “something borrowed.”
Assisting the bride as maid of honor was her sister, Lindsey Howie. Bridesmaids included Julie Harding, Heather Woodard, Kate Rupp, Jacqueline Tallichet, and Camille Tallichet. Members of the house party were Graham Jones, Laura Reeder, Peyton Blackwell, and Janie Robertson. Hartley Grace Howie, the bride’s niece, and Chloe Luedtke were the flower girls.
Attending the groom as best man was his brother, Michel Tallichet. Groomsmen included Ben Jorge, Andy Nystuen, Will Ikard, and David Tucker. John Howie III and Jake Howie, the bride’s nephews, were ring bearers.
The bride graduated cum laude from Texas Christian University, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta and received a Bachelor of Science in communication studies. She received her Juris Doctorate from SMU Dedman School of Law. Ashley is an attorney in the energy practice group at Steptoe & Johnson.
The groom received a Bachelor of Arts in economics and international studies from Rhodes College where he was a member of Sigma Nu. He graduated with honors from SMU Dedman School of Law, where he received a Juris Doctorate. Stuart is an assistant district attorney in the Harris County district attorney’s office.
The newlyweds live in Houston.