What’s Left?Mar 18th, 2010 | By admin | Category: Opinion
Lucy Ann McCulloch of Dallas and Christopher James Semple of Dallas were united in marriage March 13, 2010, at half past five in the evening in the Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Douglas Day officiated. Pianist and vocalist, Emily Knight, and trumpeter, Keith Woods, provided music. A reception followed at The Barn at Pratt Place Inn in Fayetteville where guests danced to the music of Dallas band, Cuvee. Flowers were provided by Distinctive Designs by Tanarah. On Friday night, a rehearsal dinner, catered by Joe Allen’s of Abilene, was hosted by the groom’s parents at the Stone Chapel pavilion.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. McCulloch, Jr. of Dallas. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Eva McCulloch of Beebe, Arkansas and the late Weldon L. McCulloch and Mrs. Louise Gaston formerly of Batesville, Arkansas and the late Felix A. Gaston. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Semple of Fort Worth. He is the grandson of Mrs. Lucille O. Semple of Midland, Texas and the late Charles A. Semple and the late Mr. and Mrs. James W. Dick of St. Louis, Missouri.
Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a unique gown by designer Vera Wang. The strapless A-line gown was made of ivory tissue taffeta with a pleated bustline. It was adorned with bronze mesh ribbon at her natural waist and floating floral appliqués on the skirt. She wore silk roses in her hair and a veil by Homa with a hand beaded scallop trim and gold lace hem.
Serving as the bride’s honor attendants were her sisters, Erin McCulloch McNeill and Kara McCulloch Shires and her friend Sarah McMurray Owens. Standing with the groom were his brothers, Robert Christopher Semple and Hunter Odell Semple and his friend Silas Scott Grant. The bridal party included Lindsey Clemson Arviso, Elizabeth Renee Charpiot, Megan Murphy Gayle, Kathryn Tomasovic Goertz, Leigh Ann Highbaugh Griffin, Courtney Smith Hodge, Evelyn Hoelscher Walsh, Elizabeth Grace Johnson, Katie May Marshall, Elizabeth Hampson Moore, Sarah Jackson Wentworth, and Courtney Horner Williams. Serving as ushers were Warren Bane, Michael Brian Bernstein, Ben Andrew Carey, Maxwell Ross Gover, Christopher Scott Grant, Elton Matthew Hyder IV, Michael Bolten Nayfa, Harry Alexander Peyton III, Casey McMillan Ritts, James Freeman Woldert, and Ryan Hamilton Zehl. Readers were Brooke Shirley Ansel and Leighanne Crouch Scheuermann. Ring bearers were the bride and groom’s nephews, Jack Gaston McNeill and Jackson Charles Semple. Flower girls were the bride’s nieces, Sophie Louise McNeill, Lola Francis McNeill, Sutton Mae Shires, Estelle Claire Shires, and Drew Gaston Shires.
The bride is a graduate of Arlington Lamar High School and the University of Texas in Austin where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She currently teaches fourth grade at Yale Elementary in Richardson. The groom is a graduate of Fort Worth Country Day School and the University of Texas in Austin where he was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He is currently a vice president at Goldman Sachs in the Special Situations Group.
The couple will honeymoon in Hawaii and will reside in Dallas.