Schneider-Ammon vows given in Cameron double-ring ceremony
Trish Elena Schneider and Jacob A ndrew A mmon were united in marriage in a doublering wedding ceremony at 5 p.m. Aug. 8, 2009. Pastor Leif Hasskarl performed the ceremony at First Baptist Church in Cameron.
Classical music was provided by Chris Cooley at the organ and dulcimer, featuring Brenda Rogers at the grand piano.
The bride is the daughter of Myron and Patti Schneider of Rockdale and the groom’s parents are Brenda and James Rogers of Temple and Al and Suzy Ammon of Rockdale.
Grandparents of the bride are Gene and Eleanor Luckey of the Sharp community and Ernest and Vernell Schneider of Rockdale. Grandparents of the groom are Pat and the late I.T. Gilbert of Cameron and the late Ernest and Carrie Ammon of Carrier Mills, Illinois.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents. She wore a formal A-line gown, off the shoulders, with embroidered trim at the bodice and the hemline, a creation of Mildred Dove, local seamstress. She carried a bouquet of white roses with tiny stephanotis accents. Special jewelry was the bride’s wedding band, made by the groom as a gift to the bride. The bride also wore a gold locket necklace, which was given to her by her maternal grandmother as a young girl.
The bride was attended by her sister, Cne’ Schneider, as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Elizabeth Saeger t of College Station and Allison Ross of Tyler, friends of the bride. Also Paige Allen of College Station, Charlotte O’Connor of Dallas, and Victoria Drake of Rockdale, all cousins of the bride. They wore two-piece formal gowns of aqua marine blue with a sheer overlay and carried bouquets of blue tropical flowers.
The groom’s best man was his good friend Lorenzo Moreno of Austin. Groomsmen were cadets from VMI Chris Johnston of Wheeling, WV. and Justin Smith. Groomsmen residing in Cameron were Daniel Hensley, friend of the groom, and Jeremy Gilbert and Marshall Orsag, cousins of the groom.
The flower girl was Katie Elliot of Rockdale, niece of the groom. Colby Tasler of Rockdale, cousin of the bride, served as ring bearer. Scripture readers were Regina Nicole and Kevin Hernandez of Ohio.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Simon George Hall in Cameron featuring heavy hors d'oeuvres and dancing. Decorations for the ceremony included f loral arrangements and custom candlabras created by Ernest and Vernell Schneider. The entrance of the church was decorated by Karen Gilbert, aunt of the groom.
Decorations for the reception were done by relatives and friends of both the bride and groom. A special thanks to Valerie Allen, Joan Love and Debbie Fischer.
The house party for the reception included Penny and Rick Sirmons and daughters Jaclyn and Shanon Eickenhorst of Beaumont and Kelli Sirmons. The bride’s cake was a four tiered creme colored design decorated with bronze tiger lillies, and the groom’s cake featured an ocean with a sailboat in a bottle on top, Navy motif. Both cakes were creations of the groom’s aunt, Donna Orsag.
The couple departed the reception through a tunnel of love, framed by guests waving white streamers in the air. Streamers were created by Rebecca and Liz Lee of Rockdale.
The bride graduated Rockdale High School, attended Brookhaven Community College in Dallas and Temple College locally, and is currently pursuing her degree in Early Childhood Development at Florida State College.
The groom graduated from Yoe High School and Virginia Military Institute with a degree in mechanical engineering. He is currently an officer in the U.S. Navy and is stationed in Mayport, Florida. After a honeymoon to the Florida Keys, the couple resides in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
A rehearsal dinner for the wedding party was hosted and catered by the groom’s father’s family at First United Methodist Church in Rockdale.
The couple would like to give a big thanks to D’A nn Har t, cousin of the bride, for providing wedding photography. Photos of the wedding and reception can be seen online at www.dhartphotos. com.