The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


December 5, 2011

10-30-11: Lowe-McGinness wedding

PALESTINE — Whitney Robyn Lowe of Palestine and William Lane McGinness of Bellaire were married Aug. 20 at Crockett Road Church of Christ in Palestine.

The ceremony was officiated by Dan Manuel, minister of Crockett Road Church of Christ.

The bride, escorted by her father, wore a white, lace-covered satin mermaid gown designed by Bonny. The silhouette featured intricate embroidery accented with dazzling beadwork and pearls, which added to the embellishment of the V-neckline as well as complimenting a satin sash at the waistline, which featured a rhinestone brooch. The embroidery and beadwork continued below the sheer V-back, which flowed down into the chapel-length train.

The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of antique white roses, wrapped in white satin ribbon.

Attending the bride was matron of honor Kathryn Britton, sister of the bride, and matrons of honor Elizabeth Staples and Erin Oranch, longtime friends of the bride. Bridesmaids were Bridgette Franklin, Kathleen Rainer, Jana Gleaves and Alexandra Naismith, all longtime friends of the bride; Laura and Lindsay Lowe, cousins of the bride; Briana Medina and Kyleigh Crabtree, college friends of the bride. Junior bridesmaids were Ashley Middleton and Sydney Hammond, cousins of the bride.

Matron of honor wore an aubergine, strapless, empire waist, floor-length chiffon gown by After Six.

Other attendants wore a plum chiffon dress with a ruched criss-cross bodice, which draped over the left shoulder, looped and continued to form a long back sash. Soft gathers gave the a-line, floor-length skirt extra fullness.

They also carried bouquets of hand-tied antique white roses, wrapped in white satin ribbon.

Flower girl was Emery Baker, friend of the bride. Ring bearer was Cayden Britton, nephew of the bride.

Best man was James McGinness, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were John McGinness, brother of the groom; Alex Lowe, brother of the bride; Nick Lesiuk, cousin of the groom; Dustin Mills and Andrew McDonald, both longtime friends of the groom; and Austin Fanning, Brett Bennett, Brendan Whipple, Michael Green and Chris Bartelsmeyer, all college friends of the groom.

Ushers were Hunter Lockhart, college friend of the groom; Alex Frank and Waylon Fields, both longtime friends of the groom.

A reception hosted by the bride's parents was held at the Museum for East Texas Culture. House party members included Bailey Hammond and Elizabeth Lowe, cousins of the bride; Shane and Mandy Britton and Leah O'Dell, friends of the bride.

The couple spent a week-long visit to the Texas hill country and now reside in Portland.

The bride, daughter of Douglas W. and Kayeann Lowe, of Palestine, is a graduate of Texas A&M University and Palestine High School. She is employed with Epic Promotions.

The groom, son of James and Lisa McGinness, of Bellaire, also graduated from Texas A&M University and is employed with Clemtex Corrosion Control Equipment and Supplies.

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