Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, May 20, 1999
Welch, Wilcox exchange vows in San Marcos
A double ring afternoon wedding united Miss Misti Lee Welch and Cory Russell
Wilcox in marriage, at 2 p.m., March 27. The wedding was held at Aquarena
Springs in San Marcos, with the Rev. Rick Bartlett officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Doak Welch of New Braunfels.
The groom's parents are Mr. and Mrs. George Dyer of Montezuma, Iowa and
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Wilcox of Newton, Iowa. Grandparents of the bride are
Cleo Welch of Pecos and Nettie Chisum and the late Roy Chisum of New Braunfels,
formerly of Pecos.
The lovely bride, given in marriage by her father, wore an ivory Italian
satin gown designed by Mary's Bridals. The sweetheart neckline and venice
lace cap sleeves gave way to an elegant princess line bodice which flowed
into a full a-line skirt. The fitted bodice, skirt and chapel length train
were embellished with vines of beaded venice lace appliques while a bow
at the back waist accented the back of the gown.
A scalloped hem lace edged the entire skirt and train. Her headpiece
was a tiara of satin fabric, accented by rhinestones and crystal beads
and a double layer veil of illusion. Misti carried a traditional cascading
bouquet of ivory roses, highlighted with lavendar iris, white lepto and
baby's breath accented with a sheer ivory ribbon.
For her "something old" the bride chose a diamond drop necklace that
had been given to her by her grandparents, Nettie Chissum and the late
Roy Chissum. Her "something new" was her wedding attire and a handkerchief
that was given to her by the groom. Her "something borrowed" was a ring
belonging to her best friend, Lisa Ruszczyk and she carried a 1970 good
lucky penny placed in her shoe by her father.
Her Maid of Honor was Lisa Ruszczyk of Austin. Bridesmaids were Kristi
Welch, sister of the bride, Heather Kelly, Shauna Becker and Andrea Wilcox,
sister of the groom. The bride's attendants all wore identical long, fitted,
off the shoulder lilac dresses accented with silver shoes and earrings
given to them by the bride. Cory's Best Man was Jaime Jetter, cousin of
groom. Groomsmen were Eric Loughlin, Marc Frasier, Ward Hock and Ben Wilcox,
brother of the groom.
They were all attired in black tuxedos with silver vests. Ushers were
Fritz Brittain and Kevin Fields, cousin of the groom.
The flower girl, Kara Fetters, is the daughter of the groom. She was
dressed in an ankle length ivory dress overlaid with ivory lace. She carried
a basket of assorted flowers.
"I Will Be Here" was sung by Brian Crites of New Braunfels. During the
lighting of the Unity candle, Nancy Cobb of Cibilo and family friend, sang
"Grow Old With Me."
A reception honoring the newly wed couple was held following the ceremony
at Aquarena Springs hosted by Mrs. and Mrs. Welch.
The bride's table was laid with a white satin table cloth with a large
center piece of lavendar iris, ivory and yellow roses, white snapdragons,
lavendar larkspurs, misty blue, purple statice, white leptro, wax flowers
and baby's breath. The four-layered heart shaped satellite cakes was adorned
with yellow and lavendar fresh flowers. Each layer of the bride's cake
was different flavors; vanilla, pineapple, carrot and chocolate. The groom's
cake was a chocolate cake with chocolate covered strawberries.
For her wedding trip the bride chose a tailored purple dress accented
with a floral scarf. The couple spent their honeymoon in Ixtapa, Mexico.
The couple will reside in Austin, where the bride is employed by Enterprise
Rent-A-Car and the groom is employed by DSI.
The groom's parents hosted a rehearsal supper at Aquarena Springs. A
fiesta theme was carried out with fajitas and all the trimmings being served.
Castillo named to Who's Who
Elizabeth Castillo, of Balmorhea, has been elected to Who's Who Among Students
in American Universities and Colleges.
She is a a senior Dramatic Arts-Theatre major at Sul Ross State University
The honor came in recognition of outstanding merit and accomplishment
as a student at SRSU.
She is the daughter of Ernestina C. Castillo of Balmorhea.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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