The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


August 3, 2013

Aug. 3, 2013 Allardyce-Atwood Wedding

Samantha Allardyce of Rosepine, La. and Austin Atwood of Palestine, were married June 15 at Desert Plantation of St. Francisville, La.

The Rev. Danny Sidders of Bixby, Okla. performed the ceremony.

Parents of the bride are Richard and Tammie Allardyce of Rosepine, La. and parents of the groom are Delton and Linda Atwood of Palestine.

Escorted by her father the bride wore a taffeta ball gown with a sweetheart neckline and a waistband of rhinestones and pearls. The veil had coordinating rhinestones and pearls lining the edge.

The bride carried a bouquet of white garden roses, carnations and lisianthus.

Attending the bride was maid of honor Courtney Wilson, friend of the bride, of Jacksonville, Fla..

Bridesmaids were Stephanie Krass of Pflugerville; Kellie Lemm of Spring and Junior Bridesmaids were Sarah Coats and Bobbie Jean Coats, cousins of the bride, both of Killeen.

Attendants wore taffeta navy dresses with a sweetheart neckline, nude heels and pearl jewelry.

Flower girl was Hanna Coats, cousin of the bride, of Killeen.

Ring bearer was Reece Byrd, cousin of the groom, of Prosper.

Best man was Joshua Atwood, brother of the groom, of Tulsa, Okla.

Groomsmen were: Austin Sidders of Bixby, OK, Kevin Bone of Spring and Gary Liles of Katy.

Ushers were Jason Allardyce, brother of the bride, of Rosepine, La. and Chase Middleton, cousin of the groom, of Palestine.

Providing music was pianist/guitarist Noelani-Mei Ascio of San Antonio.

Following a wedding trip to Key West, Fla., the couple will reside in Spring.

The bride is completing her degree in music therapy at Sam Houston State University and currently is an intern at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston.

The groom is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and is employed at Salesnexus in Houston.

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