The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

November 2, 2013

Trahan-Smith wedding

Palestine Herald-Press

— Sarah Elizabeth Trahan of Grapeland and Jake Artie Smith of Lindale, were married Sept. 21 at Chapel Dulcinea in Austin.

The Rev. Sherry Khalil of Austin performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Jeffery and Carey Trahan of Grapeland and mother of the groom is Farah Smith of Lindale.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a wedding gown created by Jim Hjelm. The modified A-line bridal gown was of ivory Alencon lace over champagne charmeuse. It had a strapless sweetheart neckline, an open low back and a sweep train. The dress was accented with a champagne satin ribbon with an antique broach. The bride carried a bouquet of yellow and orange garden roses.

Attending the bride was the maid of honor Page Trahan, sister of the bride, of Huntsville.

Bridesmaids were Lacey Jones, cousin of the bride of Winnie; Whitney Helfferich of Cumby and Katy Rawlins of Slocum.

Attendants wore beige and ivory crinkle cotton dresses with scoop-necked bodices that were accented with chiffon daisies. The gowns had a natural waist line and soft layered skirts were trimmed in eyelet lace. Each attendant carried a small bouquet of fall-colored flowers and roses.

The flower girl was Ella Gray of Keller.

The ring bearer was Koby Jones, cousin of the bride, of Winnie.

Best man was Kurt Johnsen of Lindale.

Groomsmen were Kevin and Sam Smith, brothers of the groom, of Lindale and Tyler Trahan, brother of the bride, of San Antonio. The gentlemen wore beige tuxedo vests, accentuated with orange boutonnières and matching slacks.

Wedding music was provided by professional violinist Lindsay Klecka of Austin.

Following a honeymoon cruise to the Bahamas, the couple will reside in Marble Falls.

The bride is a graduate of Navarro College. She has completed her degree in the occupational therapy assistant program after an internship at Hendrick Hospital in Abilene. She is currently employed by Granite Mesa in Marble Falls.

The groom is a graduate of Hardin Simmons University in Abilene and is employed by Marble Falls ISD as a coach and teacher.