The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

February 20, 2011

Chambers-Smith wedding

Palestine Herald-Press

— Ashley Renee Chambers and Aaron Holland Smith both of Austin were married Jan. 15 at University Christian Church in Austin.

The Rev. Mark Friesen and Father Ed Nowak both of Austin read vows before an alter decorated with a large central arrangement of multicolored spring flowers, clear votive candles and a single pillar candle, lit by the bride’s mother honoring the memory of the bride’s late father.

Parents of the bride are Susan Chambers and the late Robert Chambers of San Antonio.

Parents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Daniel A. Smith of Palestine.

Grandparents of the groom are Mrs. Dale H. Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Holland all of Palestine.

Escorted by her maternal grandfather, Robert Blaicher of Houston, the bride wore a Maggie Sottero a-line strapless gown that featured a sweetheart neckline and all over ruching that cascaded into an asymmetrical skirt that ended in a balloon hemmed train.

The bride carried a bouquet of white roses and hydrangeas accented with blue delphinium.

Attending the bride as maids of honor were longtime friends of the bride, Bethany Tietze of College Station and Megan Murphy of San Antonio.

Bridesmaids were sisters of the bride Amy Babcock and Amarie Chambers both of San Antonio and Amanda Chambers of Baltimore, MD.

Attendants wore individually styled black satin dresses with cornflower blue trim and carried bouquets of blue hydrangeas.

Flower girls were RyAnn Allison of Austin and Elliot Moody of Tecumseh, Okla.

Ring bearer was Landon Babcock of San Antonio.

Best men were teammate and friend Alex Zumberge of Austin and Benjamin Maldonado, friend of the groom, of Austin.

Groomsmen were brothers of the groom, Owen Smith of Dallas and Evan Smith of Geneva, IL and longtime friend Will LaRue of College Station.

Ushers were Will Moore of Austin and Kevin Grothues of San Antonio.

Providing music was pianist Patrick Scott of Austin.

Special music was provided by guest pianist Joseph Bates of Waco who accompanied soloist Blaire Booker of Austin.

Scripture was read by Jennifer Grissom Smith of Dallas.

A dinner and dance reception hosted by the couple was held at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.

House party members included Hilary and Courtney Tietze, friends of the bride, both of San Antonio.

Following a wedding trip to Lost Pines Resort in Bastrop, the couple will reside in Austin and Clear Lake.

The bride is a graduate of McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Finance. She begins work next month for the University of Texas System in the Finance Department at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston.

The groom is a 2007 graduate of Palestine High School, a three year University of Texas Longhorn Football Letterman and will graduate in May from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in Austin with a degree in Supply Chain Management.