The bride is the daughter of Tim and Pam Harris and granddaughter of John and Lola Dele Harris and Margaret Freeze and the late Charles Freeze, all of Woodsboro. The groom is the son of Ramon and Maria Silvas of Refugio.
The church was beautifully decorated with half sphere bouquets of petite fuchsia Gerber daises and multipink rose buds that lined the pews. The side altars were dressed with bouquets of pink roses and myrtle and wax leaves, while oversized ivory silk bows with myrtle leaves draped from the church’s cream colored pillars.
A musical trio made up of cousins of the bride played a selection of prelude music while the guests were being seated. The bride and her father entered the church as Kasie Fierova and Sarah Lopez sang “Butterfly Kisses.” The bride chose a vintage ivory and lace bridal gown. The fitted bodice was accented by an ivory silk sash and vintage brochette. The full skirt was embellished with tiny pearls that flowed into a scallop lace hemline and cascaded into a cathedral train. She chose a miniature hair piece of ivory tulle and pearls and carried a bouquet of giant fuchsia Gerber daises and multipink roses woven together with an ivory silk ribbon and accented with tiny pearls.
The bride’s attendants chose black chiffon dresses each with a different style of bodice. Their bouquets coordinated with that of the bride. KaSteene Harris, sister of the bride, and Toni Rodriguez presided as maid and matron of honor, respectively. Bridemaids were Mandy Nixon, Christine Lara, Marina Garcia, Tara Stephenson and Megan Amador. Junior bridesmaids were RyAnn Rodriguez and Christianna Romero. Tonya Rodriguez served as flower girl. Her dress was of ivory chiffon with a fitted bodice and full skirt that tied in the back.
Taggart Silvas served as his parents’ ring bearer. Jake Gumm served as best man and the groomsmen were Richard Rodriguez, Raymond Silvas, Anthony Perez, Peter Silvas, T.C. Amador and Ramsey Jaso. Junior groomsman was Jaren Ortiz, godson of the groom. Ushers were Jimmy Canchola and Rene Jaso. Following the wedding ceremony, a reception was held at Padilla Hall.
The entrance to the hall was decorated with an heirloom dresser and vanity table which displayed wedding pictures of the bride and groom’s family trees. Petite chandeliers lit the way to the main hall. The hall was transformed into an elegant ballroom with white panels of draping tied together in the middle and accented with a gold teardrop chandelier.
Giant oasis flower arrangements of gerber daises, pink roses, gladiolas and cream hydrangeas complemented the tropical greenery which also decorated the hall. Tables were beautifully decorated with a black tablecloth, as a handmade centerpiece of vintage glassware set on top of an oversized silver and fuchsia bow and mirror. Guests enjoyed a variety of appetizers, followed by a turkey and dressing dinner.
A five-tiered vintage wedding cake that was specially made and decorated by the bride’s grandmother and mother was served. Each layer was squared, decorated with pearls and crystal embellishments and bordered with an ivory ribbon and bow. The bride’s maternal grandparents’ wedding topper completed the vintage theme. The groom’s cake was a Mississippi Mud Cake served in individual white and silver foiled wrappers.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of Refugio High School and is currently employed by Energy Gas Compression as a field technician. The bride is a 1999 graduate of Woodsboro High School and a 2003 graduate of the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. She is currently employed with San Antonio National Bank in Refugio as their financial accounts and commercial loan representative.
The couple plan a May honeymoon cruise to the Caribbean and will reside in Woodsboro.