Hogue, Wall exchange vows
The beach at the Ritz-Carlton Lido Beach Club was the setting for the wedding of Allison Ann Wall and Joshua Matthew Hogue on August 16.
Rev. Terry Tamplen of First United Methodist Church in Odessa, uncle of the bride, officiated the morning time double-ring ceremony for the daughter of Jay and Terri Wall of Iowa Park, and the son of Jeff and Ken Hogue.
Given in marriage by her father, Allison chose an ivory beaded lace ball gown with pick-up skirt and pleated champagne satin sash. The back of the dress featured a chapel length train with the satin sash tied into a large bow draping down the train. The fingertip length ivory veil had champagne satin trim.”
The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of coral roses with stem treatment of ivory satin. A coral handkerchief belonging to Allison’s late grandmother, Frances Wall, was attached to the bouquet. A white-gold diamond cross necklace, designed by her great aunt and uncle, Sherman and Sue Wall, made with diamonds that also belonged to her great-grandmother, dangled from the handkerchief.
In keeping with tradition, for “something old” she carried the handkerchief attached to her bouquet; “something new” was the pearl earrings she wore; she also wore a pearl and gold beaded necklace and bracelet that belonged to her mother for “something borrowed” and for “something blue” she wore the blue garter that her mother wore at her wedding.
Emily Wall of Iowa Park was her sister’s maid of honor. She wore a strapless A-line, two-piece, tea -length coral satin dress. The bodice was accented with crystal beading and featured a crisscross tie back.
She carried a hand-tied bouquet of coral and ivory roses accented with light blue delphinium.
Bridesmaid was Ashley Baize of Stephenville, cousin of the bride.
She wore a dress and carried a bouquet identical to the maid of honor.
Miranda and Emma Dowdy of Carrollton, twin cousins of the groom, were flower girls.
They wore full-length ivory dresses with pick-up skirts accented with coral satin sashes and matching hair bows.
They carried pearl handled ivory satin baskets filled with coral rose petals.
Best man was Jeff Hogue, father of the groom.
Blake VanWinkle of Wichita Falls was groomsman.
The groom, minister, and male attendants wore khaki dress pants with ivory linen shirts and coral and sand colored patterned ties.
The wedding party and guests were barefoot on the beach.
The couple exchanged vows in front of a canopy with ivory fabric featuring floral clusters of orchids and coral roses and various greenery, attached at each corner with a wispy design followed by cascading starfish.
The aisle of sand was lined on each side with coral rose petals and light blue delphenia.
The white guest chairs were decorated with clusters of coral roses and hanging star fish tied with a raffia bow.
Crystal vases used for mixing of the sand were placed on an ivory tablecloth with gold overlay decorated with clusters of coral roses with raffia bows and starfish.
The couple’s music selection included harpist, Caren Traynor; prelude, Air by Handel; processional, Canon in D. Pachelbel ceremony, “Could Not Ask for More” by Sara Evans and recorded by Larissa Propest of Iowa Park. Ode to Joy by Beethoven was played during the recessional.
Immediately following the ceremony, a reception honoring the couple was held on the terrace at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Club overlooking the ocean.
Guests were served sparkling pink lemonade and hors d’ouevres, jerk seasoned chicken salad with papaya salsa on fried plantain; lobster medallion on corn potato pancakes with lemon cream sauce, and mango and crab stacks served on brioche toast.
Parents of the bride and groom hosted a lunch held in the private dining room at the beach club for the wedding party and guests. They were served marbled wedding cake with ivory buttercream icing drizzled with raspberry sauce.
Allison is a 2006 graduate of Iowa Park High School and attends Midwestern State University majoring in elementary education. She is employed by United Regional in Wichita Falls.
Joshua is a 2004 graduate of Rider High School and attends Midwestern State University pursuing an engineering degree. He is employed with Howmet.
Following their honeymoon in Sarasota, Florida the couple make their home in Iowa Park.