Martinez, Burkett wed in St. Joseph ceremony
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Jessica Martinez and Alan Burkett
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Jessica Martinez and Alan Burkett of Beeville were united in holy matrimony on July 3 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. Patrick Donohoe officiating the double-ring ceremony.

Special musical selections were provided by vocalist Fernando Cisneros.

The church doors were draped with fabric of organza while the pews were decorated with tulle.

The bride is the daughter of Bertha and Domingo Martinez Jr. of Skidmore and the groom is the son of Enedina and Graham Burkett of Beeville.

The bride, escorted by her father, wore a pick-up satin wedding gown with a black ribbon waist accent which flowed in back. Her jewelry consisted of a silver crystal collar necklace with scallop design, a seven-layer crystal bracelet and crystal dangle earrings. She carried a lush textured bouquet entwined with blush pink, garden and spray roses in various shades of pink and calla lilies with the stems wrapped in black satin.

Rita Martinez, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Gina Martinez, sister-in-law of the bride, and Dawn Cuevas. They wore chiffon and Charmeuse dresses with a rounded neckline adorned with a black jeweled cuff bracelet and carried bouquets of pink spray roses with wrapped stems in black satin.

Flower girls were Jessalyn Burkett, daughter of the bride and groom, and Liliana and Abigail Martinez, nieces of the bride. They wore white pick-up satin gowns accented with a black sash around the waist and a bow on the back. Each carried a small bouquet of pink spray roses.

Best man was Chance Bates and groomsmen were Gabriel Martinez, brother of the bride, and Jason Cuevas. Ring bearers were Aydon and Jaydon Burkett, twin sons of the couple. Serving as ushers were Ramiro Quiroz and Salvador Christopher Soto, cousins of the bride.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Bee County Expo Center. Tables were covered with black linens and pink satin runners and adorned with candles and vases filled with beautiful silk pink floral arrangements. The chairs were draped with black linens and pink organza sashes. Mariachi Fuego of Corpus Christi entertained while the couple and guests enjoyed their meal. DJ Mendez provided music throughout the evening.

The bride’s three-tiered square-shaped cake was a classic vanilla with cream cheese frosting trimmed in black satin ribbon and decorated with a spray of pink roses. The groom’s was a chocolate cream cheese brownie cake with a fudge and ganache filling trimmed with fresh strawberries.

A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the bride’s parents the day preceding the wedding, was held at St. Therese Hall.

The bride is the granddaughter of Mrs. Trinidad G. Ramirez of the Olmos community and the late Amador Ramirez Sr. and Mrs. Petra Martinez of Skidmore and the late Domingo Martinez Sr. She is a 2000 graduate of Skidmore-Tynan High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Houston-Victoria, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies EC-6. She is a member of the Gamma Beta Phi Honors Society and graduated summa cum laude.

The groom is the grandson of the late Samuel Warren and Martha Burkett and the late Severo and Victoria Perez. He is a 1996 graduate of A.C. Jones High School and a 2007 graduate of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi where he earned a bachelor of science degree in education with a minor in history. He is an AP world history instructor and coach at A.C. Jones High School.

The newlyweds are home in Beeville after spending a five-day Caribbean cruise honeymoon where they toured Progresso, Yucatan and Cozumel, Mexico.
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