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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 in Alpine.

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.

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