Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, June 9, 2003
Hooper, Doughty marry in candlelight ceremony
Laura Hooper and Gavin Doughty were married on May 24, at Raveneaux Country
Club in Houston.
Laura is the daughter of Michael and Becky Hooper of Houston, and the
granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.C. Hooper of Pecos and Mr. and Mrs. William
Hopper of Midland.
Gavin is the son of Brian Doughty of Seattle, Washington and Margaret
Doughty of Houston. He is the grandson of Mrs. Edna Doughty and Mrs. Eileen
Lewis of the United Kingdom. All grandparents of the couple attended the
ceremony, making it a very special occasion.
The candlelight ceremony took place in the Oak Room of Raveneaux at 7
p.m. and was performed by Reverend Danny Carpenter. Candelabra adored with
florals and giant urns filled with orchids, calla lilies and gladiola served
as a backdrop for the double-ring ceremony. Classical musical selections
were provided by Encore Strings with readings by Marie Hennebery, friend
of the bride and groom. Katy Hooper of Houston served her sister as Maid
of Honor and Bridesmaids were Barbara Gunnels of Houston and Jackie Bindley
of Dallas. The attendants were attired in deep red gowns of individual design
and carried calla lilies wrapped in satin with pearl accents. Jon and Scott
Doughty, twin brothers of the groom, served Gavin as Best Men, and Christopher
Dale was groomsman. Ushers were Ryan Leach and Adam Questell, all of Houston.
The bride, given in married by her father, wore a gown of deep candlelight
by Audrey Hart Couture. The bodice was accented by strands of beading finished
in a back of ribboned corset design flowing into an organza skirt and train.
She wore a tiara of antique gold and crystal and a cathedral length veil
accented by crystals. Laura carried a bouquet of cascading burgundy calla
lilies accented by roses. She wore a Sixpence in each shoe, one a gift from
the mother of the groom, one a gift of a family friend, Danna Beal.
Immediately following the ceremony, guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres of
seafood canapés, a chocolate fountain and fresh fruit, and beverages
in the Raveneaux Lounge.
The wedding party and guests then dined on a seated buffet dinner in the
Oak Room. The room was adorned with ivory linens and gold overlays with
chair covers and sashes in a matching design. Tables were accented by mirrored
centerpieces and candles, gold chargers, and favors in ivory organza bags
tied with ribbon.
The bridal cake was a three-tier confection of white cake and pineapple
filling accented by ivory and gold roses, while the groom's tiered cake
featured chocolate mousse layers accented by gold ribbons. Scott Bland,
of DJ's Unlimited provided dinner and dancing music during the evening.
On May 3, a wedding shower was hosted by Danna Beal, Katie Jennings and
Patricia Philley in Houston. On the eve of the wedding a rehearsal dinner
was hosted by the family of the groom at County Line Bar-B-Que. A Bridal
Brunch at Champps Americana was hosted by Cindy Alexander on the morning
of the wedding.
Laura is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and is an actress
in Houston, performing at various theatres including The Alley Theatre.
Gavin is a graduate of Texas A&M University and is employed by Chevron/Texaco
in Houston as a software and web design project coordinator. After honeymooning
in Athens, Greece and the Greek Island of Santorini, Laura and Gavin will
reside in Houston.
Senior fundraiser is a success
The 2003 Senior Trip Hair-A-Thon was a big success and seniors going on
a senior trip cruise in June earned more than $400 towards their expenses
for the trip during the fundraiser.
Gilda Vejil from Gilda's Shear Talent and Connie Herrera from Hair by
Connie both donated their Saturday time to help these seniors by giving
$10 hair cuts throughout the day.
Selena Machuca and Sandra Navarrete came in for their hair cuts and both
donated their long, long hair of several years to the American Cancer Society
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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