McIntyre-Sanders vows given in Woodway church

A celebration of marriage honoring Molly Kathleen McIntyre and Matthew Allen Sanders was held at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2010, at Trinity Church at Badger Ranch in Woodway. Dr. Wesley Eades officiated the double-ring ceremony.

The groom is the son of Allen and Shelly Sanders of Rockdale. He is the grandson of Paul and Gloria Heintze of Rockdale and the late Joe and LouElla Sanders.

The bride is the daughter of Don McIntyre of Waco and Danette McIntyre of Waco. She is the granddaughter of James and Johnnie Bourland of Waco and Bettie Jo McIntyre of Abilene and the late H.W. McIntyre.

Given in marriage by her family, and escorted to the altar by her father, Molly wore an ivor y satin A-line ball gown by Pronovias of Barcelona. The bodice was designed w it h hor i zont al ruching at t he wa ist, a nd a notched strapless neckline. Tiny satin covered buttons cascaded down the back of the chapel length train. Her veil was fingertip length make of ivory illusion. She carried a bouquet of white peonies and white hydrangeas wrapped in ivory organza ribbons.

Kate Kuwitzky of Richardson served her childhood friend as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Katelyn Thurmond of New York, New York, childhood friend of the bride, Laura Pickrell of Keller, cousin of the bride, Ashley Walton and Lauriann Neil, both of Dallas and college friends of the bride. The bride’s attendants wore watermelon colored sateen knee length dresses and carried nosegays of white hydrangeas and white roses wrapped with black satin ribbons.

Joseph Sanders, brother of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were William Winkelmann of Dallas, college friend of the groom, Eric Felt of Austin, college friend of the groom, David Bready of Houston, college friend of the groom, and Mark McIntyre of Houston, brother of the bride. They wore traditional black tuxedos with white rose boutonnieres.

Ashlyn Tijerina, cousin of the groom was flower girl. Ushers were Trent Pickrell of Keller, cousin of the bride, Jackson Sorrells of Waco, cousin of the bride, Pete Heintze and Brad Young, both of Rockdale and cousins of the groom.

Pianist and vocalist were provided by Bennett Burt and Melody Burt, friends of the bride.

The celebration of marriage was done in loving memory of Joe and LouElla Sanders, H.W. McIntyre and Germaine Dawson.

Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Reception Hall and outdoor pavilion featuring dinner and dancing. Guest tables were centered with tall square clear vases of hot pink gladiolas, and half with white orchids suspended in illuminated water inside tall pilsner vases topped with black lamp shades.

The br ide’s t able was centered with a five-tiered white sour cream cake decorated with alternating scrolls and dots on each layer. The top was adorned with

a Teena Flann replica of a vintage Bride & Groom topper sprinkled with iridescent glitter.

The groom’s table was highl ighted with a three-tiered square chocolate groom’s cake with scrolls, covered with chocolate covered strawber r ies, and featured a replica of the Aggie Ring. Tall champagne glasses held maroon balls imprinted with the Texas A&M logo.

On the eve of the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents at the La Fiesta House. At this time many friends and family members gave special toasts and roasts to the happy couple.

On the day of the wedding, Molly and her bridesmaids were honored with a luncheon at a spa hosted by her aunts, Rhonda Pickrell and Becky Sorrells.

Following a round of golf, Twin Rivers Clubhouse was the setting of the groom’s luncheon. The lunch was provided by Richard Sanders of Athens. The couple was honored with numerous prenuptial parties in Rockdale, Waco, Rchardson, and Plano.

Molly is a 2004 graduate of Plano West and a 2009 graduate of Baylor University. She is employed as an eighth grade social studies teacher with the Fairfield Independent School District.

Matt is a 2005 graduate of Rockdale High School and a 2009 graduate of Texas A&M University. He is employed as a mechanical engineer with Luminant in Fairfield.

Following a honeymoon trip to Cozumel, Mexico, the couple will make their home in Athens.

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