The bride is the daughter of Bill and Robbie Anderson of Marshall and the granddaughter of W.C. and Maxine Anderson, Mollie Woodley and the late Weldon Woodley, all of Elysian Fields. She is a 2007 graduate of Marshall High School and a 2011 graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Horticulture.
The groom is the son of Tom and Theresa Jones of Marshall and Carol and Damon Derieux of Gladewater. He is the grandson of Bill and Esther Jones of Mountain Grove, Mo., and the late Ted and Pauline Pollock of Columbia, Mo. He is a 2007 graduate of Marshall High School and a 2012 graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He is employed with Toshiba International in Houston.
The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. William “Rusty” Rustenhaven III and the Rev. David Rice. Music was provided by organist Robert Young and vocalist James Runnels.
Guests signed a custom bound, personalized, picture album of the couple rather than the traditional guest book. The album was displayed on an antique rosewood and marble parlor table and complemented by a Tiffany blue, distressed metal “ladies case” used as a container for a lovely flower arrangement in corals and white. A tall, ornate, candle holder was placed behind the table and adorned with ribbon in the bride’s colors.
The amazingly beautiful Sanctuary, was embellished with Boston ferns, arranged at the foot of the breath-taking stained glass focal point, rising high in the center and graduating down and forward to embrace the couple. The church’s ceremonial altar cross and communion items were displayed top and center. Lighted pillar candles were incorporated among the ferns and at the foot of the marital stage. The aisle was adorned with pew arrangements of white hydrangeas, veiled in white tulle, and finished with Tiffany blue and white satin ribbon.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a dramatic white satin, pick-up, strapless ball gown with a sweetheart bodice accentuated with beaded lace throughout and a romantic chapel length train. Her headpiece featured a one tiered mid-length veil with crystal beading and floral edging. She carried an elegant bouquet of fresh coral and white roses, flowers and berries wrapped in sheer white ribbon.
Maid of honor was Amanda Vasquez of The Woodlands. Bridesmaids were Kristen Furlow of Conway, Ark., Jessica Selby of College Station, Lindsey Lacy of Madrid, Spain, Molly Latham of Austin, Brittany Rogers of Austin, cousin of the bride and Katelyn Jones of Gladewater, sister of the groom. Junior bridesmaid was Audrey Woodley of Elysian Fields, cousin of the bride. Briley Smith of College Station was the flower girl.
The bride’s attendants wore Tiffany blue, short, form-fitting, strapless dresses with ruching detail. They each carried smaller versions of the bride’s bouquet wrapped in sheer, Tiffany blue ribbon. The flower girl entered just before the bride and wore a sweet, white mid-length dress and carried a ribbon adorned sign that read “here comes the bride”
The best man was Nicholas Jones of Marshall, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Michael Cucinotta of Marshall, Austin Tackett of Tyler, Bejan Sadeghian of Austin, Adam Meyrick, Brian Smith and Jeffrey Thompson, all of College Station, and Ara Ohanian of Dallas. Serving as ushers were Adam Woodley and Bradley Rogers of Elysian Fields, cousins of the bride.
Marshall Lakeside Country Club was the setting for the reception. While waiting on the bride and groom to arrive, guests enjoyed having photos taken in a full-sized photo booth. There were costumes and accessories available for a fun experience.
In the foyer, guests were encouraged to browse the beautifully displayed memory items that included a wedding photo of the bride’s parents on their wedding day, along with their wedding cake top. A floral arrangement in a hand-painted ceramic pitcher added charm to the setting. Many other sentimental items and pictures were viewed along with framed, personal messages from each wedding attendant.
Additionally, the bride’s grandmother, Mollie Woodley, hand-painted a canvas “Leaf Your Print” tree, so that guests could “ink” their thumb prints among the branches and sign their names to commemorate the occasion.
In the main dining hall, the tables were set with white linens and crystal. Dozens of candles and small glass vases with coral and white roses, flowers and greenery accented the room and a Tiffany blue menu, tied with white ribbon, was placed at each setting. The fireplace mantle was adorned with an oversized arrangement in a Tiffany blue ceramic container. The main serving table was centered with a tall, square arrangement of coral Calla Lilies and white Casa Blanca Lilies. Guests enjoyed an abundance of assorted foods including a traditional southern meal prepared by Chef Wade Miller.
The bride’s cake was a traditional three-tiered white, buttercream with intricate icing designs. Fresh coral roses and flowers formed the cake top and cascaded down the layers. The table was covered in white linen with sheer coral organza accents and Tiffany blue lighted underskirt.
The groom’s cake was a large, two-layered chocolate with a Texas A&M center design, covered with chocolate dipped strawberries.
Live music was provided by Purple Velvet Fox of Tyler. Sentimental musical selections were played for the father/daughter dance and other traditional dances. The Aggie “Fight Song” was a random and fun addition to the evening.
At the end of the evening, guests enjoyed filling thank you bags with an assortment of candies from the “Love Is Sweet” candy table. Sparklers were provided to family and friends as the final send off for the newlyweds.
The couple would like to thank Tommie McGuire for making this day very special.
The rehearsal dinner was held at Catfish Village in Waskom hosted by the groom’s parents.
Following a wedding trip to the Atlantis Resort in The Bahamas, the couple is at home in Houston.