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Wednesday, November 18, 1998

Thomas, Lively exchange wedding vows

Amy Lee Thomas and Jeffrey Michael Lively exchanged wedding
vows at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 10, at the First Presbyterian Church
in Fort Worth with Reverend John Conley officiating.

The bride attended Baylor University where she received a
Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design degree. She is
currently owner of Amy Thomas Originals and is a fashion
designer and dressmaker in Fort Worth.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Curtis Thomas of
Fort Worth and the granddaughter of Jim Pattee and the late
Margaret Pattee of Pecos.

The groom attends Dallas Baptist University currently
pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He is
employed by Diversified Care, Inc., in Plano as Director of

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joseph Lively of Plano.

The bride wore a ball gown style dress that was designed and
made by the bride herself. It was made of a blush, silk
satin and featured an exquisitely beaded bodice. Although
the actual beadwork was custom sewn in India, the bride
designed the beading pattern herself. The pearl and crystal
beads cover the dress above an empire seam on the closely
fitted bodice. The back of the dress plunges to the empire
seam, and was closed by a row of delicate covered buttons.
The elegantly pleated skirt extends into a cathedral length
train. The bride carried a bouquet of roses varying in color
from blush to dark pink.

Maid of honor for the occasion was Natalie Thomas, sister of
the bride. Bridesmaids were Cherissa Carrington of Fort
Worth, a friend; Elizabeth Coffee, of Fort Worth, a friend;
Tisha Dee of Dallas a friend and Hope Knight, of Houston, a
friend. Flower girl was Libby Martin of Duncan, Okla, cousin
of the groom.

The bridesmaid's dresses were also designed and made by the
bride. The sheath dress was a deep blue violet and the
neckline scooped low in the back. The back of the dress also
featured a detachable train worn during the ceremony. The
flowers were roses that were bright pink in color.

Best man was Christopher Lively, of Plano, brother of the
groom. Groomsmen included Robert Glenn of Atlanta, Ga., a
friend; James Lively, of Austin, uncle of the groom; Shawn
Pendleton of Dallas, a friend and Mark Sammons of Dallas, a
friend. Ringbearer was Zachary Robinson, of Norman, Okla.,
cousin of the groom.

The bride was given away in marriage by her father, Stan
Thomas of Fort Worth. Ushers were Tim Mahler of Chicago,
Il., a friend and Barrett Thomas, of Fort Worth, cousin of
the bride.

Other attendants included the house party consisting of
Jennifer Gudgen of Fort Worth and Melanie Kumar of
Lewisville, Tx., friends; Jamie Martin, of Duncan, Okla.,
cousin of the groom and Kristen Thomas, of Fort Worth,
cousin of bride.

The decorations at the church and reception consisted of
roses and candles. There were many arrangements at the
reception including a glass bowl filled with floating,
heart-shaped candles. The cake was a five-tiered masterpiece
featuring the same bride and groom decoration that was on
the bride's mother's and grandmother's cakes. The groom's
cake broke from the traditional chocolate. It was a creamy
cheesecake, served with the choice of strawberry or
chocolate sauce.

A reception given by the bride's parents was held at
Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. The music was provided
by the band, "Random Axis" of Dallas.

The couple plan to reside in Dallas following a honeymoon
trip to Maui.

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