Miss Jenna Marie Bearden and Mr. Gray Daniel Wakefield Faulkner were united in marriage on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, in the Smith Family Chapel at Riverbend Church, Austin. The Reverend Robby Vickery of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church was the officiant.
The bride is the daughter of Jeri and Michael Archuleta of Lakeway; Karen Greer Bearden and Timothy Bearden of Spicewood. Parents of the groom are Martha and J.Carroll Faulkner of Austin.
Grandparents of the bride are Doris Bearden of Harker Heights, Debbie and Robert Bearden of Nolanville, Delora Rotolante of Lakeway, and the late Jane and Johnnie E. Mladenka of Killeen. Grandparents of the groom are Pat and Gray Wakefield of Houston, Janet Faulkner of Austin and the late Wendell Faulkner.
Given in marriage by her father and stepfather, the bride wore an ivory strapless silk organza wedding gown designed by Chicago couture designer, Palazzo. The fit to flair silhouette featured a sweetheart neckline with a draped bodice that flowed into soft organza tiers, cascading into a chapel-length train. A silk organza finger-tip length veil completed the gown.
Matron of Honor was Layne Faulkner. Best Man was Will Faulkner. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Bartley, Allix Copeland, Chelsea Darwin, Shelby Newbolt, and Rachel Willey. Groomsmen were Dan Dillard, James Faulkner, Chad Lowrey, Eric Nelson, and Hunter Sykes. Readers were the brides brothers, John Bearden, Michael EJ Archuleta II, and Austin Archuleta. Ushers were Dugger Faulkner, Justin Ratcliffe, and Jeremy Ratcliffe. Flower girl was Jordan Moscheo. Ring Bearer was Luke Peters. Banner Boys were Caden Bartley and Michael Heflin III.
Barton Strings provided the string quartet. Carlton Dillard was the pianist and vocalist were Courtney and Paul Sanchez.
After the ceremony, a reception was held at Barton Creek Resort in the atrium and Royal Ballroom, with a dinner followed by dancing. Music was provided by George Oldzey, pianist, and the band, Sauce.
The Bride received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2010 from Texas A&M University. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Education and Curriculum Development at Texas A&M and is teaching high school English. The groom is enrolled in the Professional Program of Accounting at Texas A&M, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Master of Science in Management Information Systems. He is currently employed with KPMG, in Houston. The bride and groom are both 2010 graduates of Hyde Park Baptist High School.