Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, December 4, 1998
Verschoyle, Armstrong wed
Rebecca Margaret Verschoyle and Charles Luther Armstrong
were married at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, at St. James
Episcopal Church in Texarkana. The Rev. Paul Lambert
The historic St. James Church has special significance to
the bride who received her early childhood education at St.
James Day School.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Henry
Verschoyle of Atlanta, Tx. She is a graduate of Southern
Methodist University and is a seventh grade teacher in the
Dallas Independent School District.
Parents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edgar
Armstrong, Jr. of Marshall, Tx. The groom is a graduate of
Texas A&M University and is an account representative for
Graybar Electric. Ceremony music was provided by Jamie
Corbett, organist, and Katherine Williams Harvin, soloist.
The high altar held two tall cathedral vases of lavendar and
cobalt hybrid delphenium, dubonet snapdragons, Star 2000,
Daytona and Delilah roses. The arrangements were fashioned
in a German garden style accented with Oregon hydrangea,
daylilies and French tulips.
The bridal aisle was adorned with pew arrangements of
magnolias, Oregon hydrangea, crimson spray roses, statice,
pepperberry and plumosa fern. The arrangements were tied
with shades of plum silk ribbons.
For her wedding the bride chose a white silk satin dress
designed by Helen Morley of New York. The fitted bodice was
fashioned solely of lines of piped silk that formed a
scooped neckline and created an interlacing pattern on the
front. The tank style sleeves were also created entirely of
silk piping. the princess A-line skirt flowed gracefully to
the floor. Her headpiece was entirely of illusion forming
two short bubble layers and a single layer drifted past the
hem of her dress.
The bride carried a Beidermeir bouquet of open Virginia
roses and stephanotis to complement the elegant simplicity
of her gown.
The bride's honor attendant was Ann Sampson Leonard of
Atlanta, Georgia. Bridesmaids were Melanie Mason Jordan and
Shannon Ann Anderson, both of Dallas; Monica Freeman
Broussard, Houston; Amy Stewart Blanks, Kerrville; and
Kathleen Stewart Handy, New York City. The bridal attendants
wore Walters and Walters plum duchess satin floor length
dresses with slightly curved necklines and side draped
overskirts with velvet bows. They carried Biedermeier
bouquets of regal colored roses, tulips and hydrangeas. The
bouquets were accented with bittersweet to comlement their
Bridal book attendants were Victoria Brooks, niece of the
bride, and Lane Somerville.
John David Armstrong and Paul Lee Armstrong, both of
Houston, attended their brother was best man. Groomsmen were
John Heath Edward Shaul Patton of Arp, Tx.; John Ben
Blackburn, Marhsall; Marshall Brooks Verschoyle, brother of
the bride, and Jeffrey Milton Gillespie, both of Dallas.
Ushers were Frank Rosell Clegg, Porter, Tx.; Thomas Andrew
Jordan, Houston; Morgan Stewart Templeton, Charleston, S.C.;
Mashall Brooks Verschoyle, IV, nephew of the bride, Atlanta,
Tx.; Kevin Matthew Burns and Jeffrey Paul Dawson, both of
The groom's attendants were attired in traditional black
tuxedos. Following the ceremony a buffet and dance wedding
reception was hosted by the bride's parents at Texarkana
Country Club. Music was provided by the ten piece "Harmon
Drew Super Group."
Guest tables were draped with floor length dubonet cloths
and held tall silver epergnes with similar jewel tone
blossoms and candles.
The elaborate buffet table held a massirve pewter urn with
blossoms waterfalling into a profusion of English ivy, fresh
fruit and lichen.
Mantels in the ballroom were decorated with tall vegetative
arrangements of gladiola, French tulips, hydrangea, magnolia
and flax foliages.
Members of the houseparty were Jane Elizabeth Carroll of
Boston, Mass.; Betty Jane Garrett, Oklahoma City, Okla.;
Katherine Williams Harvin, Houston; Damara Hutson Watkins,
Corsicana; Tracy Leta McCutchin and Carol Ann Clements, both
The groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner on Friday
evening at the Horace C. Cabe Great Hall at the Texarkana
Regional Arts and Humanities Council Building.
After a wedding trip to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, the couple will
reside in Dallas.
Ned Cantwell, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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