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Bednorz, Kocurek exchange vows
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Emily Bednorz of George West and Brad Kocurek of Cuero were married April 30 at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Beeville. Father Patrick Donohoe officiated the double-ring ceremony.

The bride was given in marriage by her father, Charles Bednorz. She wore a white, classic, satin A-line dress with white beading, a veil with beading on the edges to match and a cathedral train. She also wore a crystal pendant with matching earrings and bracelet and carried a bouquet of maroon and white roses with a silk pouch tucked away in the bouquet containing a ring from each great-grandmother, to represent something old and something borrowed.

Wedding music was provided by Everett McAulay of Beeville on the organ and piano, David Hering of College Station on the trumpet and soloist Carey Dietert of Austin.

The matron of honor was her friend Amanda Hubert Smith and the bridesmaid was Laura Jones, cousin of the groom. The best man was the groom’s friend, Chris Hooks, and the groomsman was Scott Bednorz, brother of the bride.

Ushers included the bride’s cousin, Matthew Acker, two cousins of the groom, Ross Jones and Jarod Kocurek; and Ryan Sprinkle, friend of both the bride and groom. Altar servers were the bride’s cousins, Clara and Kyle Smejkal. House party members included the bride’s cousin, Katie Acker and Raye Bednorz.

The wedding reception was held at the Bee County Expo Center. The dance floor was elegantly decorated with a Swarovski chandelier and additional lighting and drapes.

The bride’s cake was an Italian cream cake with cascading roses down the side of each tier. The groom’s cake was a chocolate confection in the shape of two locking Aggie rings with great detail of symbolism.

A rehearsal dinner was held at the Beeville Country Club. The 50 guests were served a dinner of specific recipes chosen by the groom and his family.

The bride is the daughter of Charles and Lori Bednorz of George West. She attended Texas A&M University-College Station, graduating in 2007, with a degree in interdisciplinary studies with a specialization in technology management and a minor in business administration. She is currently employed with Texas Monthly in Austin.

The groom is the son of Frank and Laura Kocurek of Cuero. He attended Texas A&M University-College Station, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental design in 2005, and a master’s degree in architecture in 2007. He is employed as a licensed architect with SHW Group in Austin.

Upon returning from their honeymoon, a seven-day Western Caribbean cruise to Jamaica, Cozumel and Grand Cayman, the couple now make their home in Leander.
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