The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

December 5, 2011

10-9-11: Overton-Michael Wedding

Palestine Herald-Press

PALESTINE — Kaysi Nicole Overton and Robert Edward Michael, both of Dallas were married Oct. 2 at the Aldredge House in Dallas.

David Dowdney, brother-in-law of the bride, of Carrollton, officiated.

Vows were repeated in a garden ceremony before an arch draped with East Texas Wild Smilax Vines accented with pale yellow, white and ivory spray roses and Million Star baby's breath. Family pews were marked with pale yellow spray roses and baby's breath tied with a pale yellow satin ribbon.

Parents of the bride are Andrew and Pat Overton of Palestine. She is the granddaughter of the late A. J. and Lily May Overton and J. A. and Ruby McCann, all of whom were Palestine residents. Parents of the groom are Anita Michael of Rio Rancho, N.M. and the late Alfred R. Michael.

The bride wore a pearl colored silk taffeta gown by Mikaella. The Alencon lace sweetheart neckline and bodice was crusted with crystal and pearl and featured a crossover pleated Taffeta midriff. The full skirt had front and back center pleats that fell to a cathedral train. Covered buttons covered the back zipper. The bride wore a custom Alencon lace balero jacket with a high neckline and cap sleeves. Her sisters cathedral veil with a crystal head band completed her attire.

The bride carried  a loose, garden style bouquet of dahlias, heirloom and spray roses, freesia, hydrangea and ranumculus, all in ivory with a touch of pale yellow. The bouquet was accented with craspedia, monte casino aster, million star statice, rosemary and dusty miller, all hand-tied with ivory satin stem wrap and a lace overlay that was from her mother's wedding dress.

Kelli Dowdney, sister, of the bride, of Carrollton, attended as matron of honor. Brides maids were Kristi Pereira, cousin of the bride, of Waco; Amanda Hubik-Anzaldua of Anacortes, Wash. and Nicole Festaiuti of Dallas.

The attendants wore cocktail-length strapless silk charmeuse dresses in gunmetal grey that featured a fitted waist, pockets and a back kick pleat. They carried contrasting  satin covered clutch bags and wore wrist corsages of dahlias, spray roses, ranumculus and million star status in various shades of yellow and white on a pearl wristlet.

Amira Bunger, niece of the groom, was flower girl and carried a silk pomander ball accented with fresh freesia and pale yellow and ivory sheer ribbons. Brayden Dowdney, nephew of the bride, served as ring bearer.

J. J. Michael, brother of the groom, of Dallas, attended as best man. Groomsmen were Chad Ballard of Austin, Robert Chacon of Austin and Jesse James of Round Rock.

A lawn reception and buffet luncheon was hosted by the bride's parents at the Aldredge House. The back lawn provided games of croquet, bocci ball, lawn darts, bubbles and table games for the young guests in attendance.  Michael Cone served as deejay and provided music for the ceremony.

Following a wedding trip to Puerta Vallarta, the couple will reside in Irving.

The bride is a class of 2000 graduate of Palestine High School and holds a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising from University of North Texas. She completed a five-year tenure as Accessory Designer with Tandy Brands Accessories and is beginning a new position as an Account Manager with KidKraft, a toy manufacturer headquartered in Dallas. The groom graduated from Mayfield High School in Las Cruces, N.M. and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from New Mexico State University. He works as a Senior Interactive Graphic Designer with HDK2 Partners in Dallas.