The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

Weddings

January 9, 2011

Rogers-Simien wedding

Mary Alice Rogers and Jonathan Edward Simien, both of Dallas, were married Nov. 14 at Elmwood Gardens in Palestine.

The Rev. Todd White of Palestine officiated in the double ring ceremony. Vows were read before a Gazebo decorated with two large, white, wrought iron, pedestal urns filled with asparagus fern that belonged to the bride’s late, great, great grandparents, O.B and Alice Mills Rogers. The matching pedestal table was used beside the gazebo for the unity candle ceremony.  

Parents of the bride are Chris and Toni Rogers of Palestine and parents of the groom are Joe Simien and the late Tammy Simien.

Grandparents of the bride are Marilee Rogers, Martha and Steve Ellis and the late Tony F. Perry, Shirley Rogers and the late Jack W. Rogers, all of Palestine.

Grandparents of the groom are Eddie and Dolena Simien of Palestine.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white satin halter A-Line gown with beaded lace appliqué and 6” cut out lace hem that swept into a chapel train.  The bride also wore a fingertip veil edged with crystal accents.

The bride carried a cascade bouquet of blush pink roses, freesia, mini green hydrangeas, stephanotis, and hypericum berries.

Attending the bride was maid of honor Christina Thompson, lifelong friend of the bride, of Tyler; and bridesmaid, Rebecca Rogers, sister of the bride, of Palestine.

Attendants wore full-length navy empire gowns accented with a chiffon halter and matching sash at the waist.

They carried bouquets of red, circus, leonardo, and, fuchsia roses and mini green hydrangeas.

Flower girl was Izabel Simien, daughter of the groom, of Palestine.

Ring bearers were Daimean Simien, son of the groom, of Palestine; and Elan Simien, son of the bride and groom, of Dallas.

Groomsmen are Joe Simien Jr., brother of the groom, of Baytown; and Jack Rogers, brother of the bride, of Palestine.

Ushers were William, “BJ” Perry, uncle of the bride and Randall Shipper, both of Palestine.

A reception immediately following the ceremony was hosted by the bride’s parents at Elmwood Gardens.  

The bride and groom were honored with a rehearsal dinner hosted by Marilee Rogers, grandmother of the bride, at Elkhart Pine Lodge Club.

Following a private honeymoon, the couple will reside in Dallas.

The groom is employed by Federal Express and is attending the Dallas Art Institute.

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