May-Schielack exchange vows in double-ring ceremony
Miss Alexandria Nicole May and Kyle James Schielack were united in holy matrimony on Saturday, July 10, 2010, at Ashton Gardens in Houston. Pastor Paul Clines of the First Methodist Houston-Westchase officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Gene and Vickie Reynolds and David May, all of Houston. She is the granddaughter of Bob and Alice Smith of Devine and the late Alvin May of San Antonio.
The groom is the son of Harold and Connie Schielack of Rockdale. He is the grandson of Carol Ann Towery and the late Jimmy O. Towery of Rockdale and Rita Schielack and the late Vincent P. Schielack of Caldwell.
To the outside of the entrance of the chapel, was a kissing bench decorated with greenery treatment and floral clusters on the handle. Guests entered the distinctive glass enclosed chapel with stunning views of the surrounding trees, lush greenery and fountain courtyards.
Upon entering the chapel, the ivory pews were decorated with floral clusters of blue hydrangea, mini-green hydrangea, light yellow stock wrapped in ivory satin ribbon down the main aisle.
Adorning the front of the altar were eight tall fluted glass vases filled with florals of pale yellow stock, green and blue hydrangeas, bells, vendelas, green ameranthus with crystal drops placed on clear glass boxes of alternating heights. Twenty-four slender trio cylinder vases of different heights filled with cymbidiums and f loating candles were also placed on the 12 clear glass boxes. Surrounding all the vases were votive candles with greenery accents. Two-foot glass boxes with four-foot fluted glass vases with large florals to match were on both sides at the back entrance of the chapel.
The chapel guest book table was decorated with an arrangement of matching f lorals in a cylinder vase, the register and program booklets.
Guests were seated while medleys of love songs were played by Divisi Strings of Houston. Mothers of the bride and groom were ushered in by their husbands to “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban sung by Jenna Burns of Houston. Mothers of the bride and groom each lit a candle to represent their families.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father to “Canon in D” by Pachelbel, the bride wore an ivory Priscilla of Boston silk organza strapless designer ball gown with a Panne Velvet belt frame with pleated organza and accented with elaborate crystal trim and buttons. She wore a chapel length veil adorned with crystals during the wedding and she wore a birdcage veil to the reception. She carried a hand tied bouquet of white peonies, white roses and white hydrangeas.
For something old the bride used a piece of her crocheted baby blanket made in the shape of a rose in her bouquet, something new was her wedding dress, earrings and bracelet, something borrowed was her grandmother’s wedding ring and something blue was her vintage blue and ivory garter. She also received a pair of diamond earrings matching her wedding rings, a gift from the groom.
Meg ha n May of Hou ston served her sister as maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Jillian May, sister of the bride of Houston, Anna May, sister-in-law of the bride of Katy, Katie Schielack, sister-in-law of the groom of Cypress, Marisa Druss, college friend of the bride of Austin, Sarah Cagle, life-long friend of the bride of Houston, and Stefanie Brown, family friend of the bride of Houston.
The br idesmaids all wore Coren Moore navy blue silk shantung strapless bubble skirt dresses with wide navy blue sashes tied in bows in the front. The bridesmaids carried large round hand-tied bouquets of light blue hydrangea, mini-green hydrangea, pale yellow stock and Eskimo roses wrapped in off-white satin ribbon. They wore ivory and gold flower pendant necklaces, a gift from the bride.
Her brothers, Josh May of Katy and Christian May of Houston served as the bride’s attendants. They wore matching tan suits. The wedding party processional entered to “Jesus Joy of Man’s Desiring” by Bach played by Divisi Strings of Houston.
Flower girl was Ashlynn Zorn, cheer student of the bride of Houston and the Honorary Flower girl was Karly Kate Schielack, niece and godchild of the groom of Cypress. They wore matching ivory color spaghetti strap empire bubble dresses with a rosette bodice. Ashlynn carried an ivory satin basket of white flower petals.
Serving in the House Party was Erin Blinka, cousin of the groom of Denver, CO. She registered guests and handed out programs.
The groom’s brother Lance Schielack of Cypress served as best man. Groomsmen were Brian Blackwell of Lubbock, Evan Cavazos of Houston, Dillon Dewald of Granbury, Tyler Dodds of Houston, Brian Duke of Dallas, Brad Freeman of Houston, Todd Hunter of San Antonio, and Steve Smith of Houston, all college friends of the groom.
E ach g roomsma n wore a tan suit with white French-cut dress shirts. They also wore navy blue ties and round gold monogrammed initialed cuff links, gifts from the groom. Each wore a single Eskimo rose boutonniere with dark blue delphinium accents and beargrass.
The groom wore a matching tan suit with a white French-cut dress shirt with an ivory designer silk tie and gold monogrammed cufflinks. He wore a single vendela rose with beargrass accents.
Serving as ushers were Thomas Conner of Dallas, Brett Jaggers of Houston, Neto Leal of Mt. Pleasant, Vince Mejia of Dallas, and Randy Tiller of Carthage, all college friends of the groom. They all wore matching tan suits.
Gene Reynolds of Houston, stepfather of the bride, read the Scripture. Readings were from the Book of Jeremiah 29:11-13. After Allie and Kyle were pronounced man and wife, Jenna Burns sang “Be Thou My Vision” during the Lighting of the Unity Candle. Divisi Strings Quartet of Houston played the Recessional “What I’ve Been Looking For”.
Immediately following the ceremony, a reception including a dinner and dance was held in the Ballrooms of Ashton Gardens.
As the guests adjourned from the Chapel to the Ballrooms, they were escorted along a trellised colonnade. To the left of the colonnade were large initials of the bride and groom covered in white rose petals designed and made by the maid of honor.
As you entered Ashton Gardens, the bride’s portrait was displayed on an easel. In the center of the entrance of the ballrooms was a round table decorated with a floral arrangement, a trio of tall cylinder vases with dark blue delphinium, various engagement pictures of the bride and groom, the register, the bride’s bouquet, and the maid- of-honor’s bouquet.
To one side of the entrance was a marble table displaying pictures of the bride and groom and a photomontage video of the couple growing up provided by the groom’s mother played continuously throughout the wedding reception in the main entrance area.
A beautiful gold wood frame holding small gold envelopes with cards calligraphered with each of the guest’s names was placed at the entrance of the ballroom. Each guest’s card had an assigned table name and each table was named after a famous love song.
Gue st s were ser ve d hor s d’oeuvres, cheeses, fruits and wine as they waited for the bride and groom to arrive.
As you entered the ballrooms, a full view of surrounding private forest with floor-to-ceiling clearstory windows were set off by illuminated fountained courtyards.
Austrian crystal chandeliers, warm candlelight and natural light reflected the soaring glass walls. Tables were decorated with ivory broomstick bengaline linen table covers adorned with alternating centerpieces of low floral arrangements centered with three cylinders with floating candles or tall fluted glass vases with crystal drops with florals consisting of light blue hydrangea, bells, dark blue delphinium, light orange asiatics, pale yellow stock, vercillias, high and blooming. Other centerpieces were tall trio cylinders of dark blue delphinium. The endcaps of the staircase were decorated with flowers matching the table florals.
The bride and groom made their entrance into the ballroom by the winding staircase which was decorated with floral treatment of Smylax with light blue hydrangeas.
The bar in the reception area displayed an ice sculpture of an English bulldog representing Kyle and Allie’s dog Bailey.
A dinner of southwest Caeser salad, oven roasted wild salmon, cilantro adobo marinated flank steak, herb garlic and lemon crusted roast chicken, fresh baked breads, fresh seasonal vegetables, gourmet coffee and tea was served. A mash potato martini bar with all the trimmings was also available to the guests.
Late night hors d’oeuvres of mini bacon cheeseburgers, beef hot dogs and shoestring French fries were served to guests.
Guests enjoyed dancing to the live music provided by Drywater Band of Houston. The couple opened the dance with “Can I Have This Dance” by Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens. The Father/Daughter dance was “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts and the Mother/Son dance was “I Just Called To Say I Love You” by Stevie Wonder played by Drywater Band.
After the sit- down dinner, Lance Schielack, best man and brother of the groom and Meghan May, maid of honor and sister of the bride, made a toast.
The bride’s cake was a 6-tier bridal white wedding cake with two f lavors, white cake with a buttercream filling and a chocolate marble cake flavored with a chocolate buttercream filling iced with buttercream and fondant icing. The white and chocolate layers of cake were alternated inside the cake. The swirling cascades of edible sugar flowers on the front and at the top of the cake were white roses, stephanotis, calla lilies, orchids and touches of greenery. Alternating tiers were decorated with swirl patterns and edible pearls.
The groom’s cake was a standing replica of interlocking Aggie rings resembling the Aggie Bonded Rings. The Aggie ring cakes were red velvet cake with French buttercream filling with fondue icing. The rings were hand painted in edible 22kt. Gold, identical to the bride and groom’s Class of ’08 Aggie rings. The bottom layer holding the Aggie rings was accented in maroon and white colors.
The couple danced their last dance of the night to “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton. Wedding party horns were blown and wands of confetti were tossed as the couple left the wedding reception in a white 1937 Rolls Royce Phantom. After a honeymoon trip to Antigua, the couple will reside in Houston.
The groom’s parents, Harry and Connie Schielack hosted a rehearsal dinner on the eve of the wedding at Grotto’s Ristorante in The Woodlands. An Italian dinner was served. Josh May, brother of the bride opened the dinner with a prayer.
The tables were decorated in black and white table linens with matching linen napkins. At the center of each table was a black hurricane candleholder holding a white candle surrounded by a f lower arrangement of lemongrass green hydrangeas, white roses and white lilies. Different engagement photos of the bride and groom were displayed on all the tables in small gold frames. Small black and white flourish favor boxes accented with lemongrass green satin ribbon filled with candy. The couple presented gifts to their attendants at this time.
Harr y Schielack, father of the groom made a toast and speech to the bride and groom. Several of the bridal attendants gave speeches about Kyle and Allie. Everyone enjoyed watching a photomontage video of the couple growing up provided by the groom’s mother after dinner.
The couple was honored with a Bridal Shower in Rockdale at the First Baptist Church. Hostesses were Mrs. Marcia Bastow, Mrs. Jackie Oslick, Mrs. Lou Ann Rubio, Mrs. Lori Towery, Ms. Glenda Wiley and Mrs. Beckie Zelisko.
The couple was also honored with a His and Hers Luau Shower in Cypress at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lance Schielack. Hostesses were Katie and Lance Schielack, Anna and Josh May, Meghan May and Steven Brown.
The couple was also honored with a Bridal Shower in Houston at the home of Ms. Paula Stanford. Hostesses were Ms. Stanford, Mrs. Lisa McCauley, Mrs. Janet Walden and Mrs. Linda Ratliff.
Allie’s bridesmaids honored her with a Bachelorette Party Weekend and a Lingerie Shower at the Barton Creek Resort and Spa in Austin.
Kyle’s groomsmen honored him with a Bachelor Party Weekend Trip in Las Vegas, NV.
The day before the wedding, Kyle and his groomsmen were invited to a day of golf and lunch at Tour 18 Golf Course in Humble.
On the day of the wedding, Allie and her bridesmaids were honored with a Bridesmaid’s Brunch at the Avia Hotel in The Woodlands hosted by the grandmother of the bride.
Allie is a 2004 graduate of Cypress Creek High School and a 2008 graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in interdisciplinary studies specified in fourth through eighth grade social studies and language arts. She is currently employed with the Smith Middle School with the Cypress- Fairbanks Independent School District in Houston as a sixthgrade social studies teacher.
Kyle is a 2004 graduate of Rockdale High School and a 2008 graduate of Texas A& M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance. He is currently employed with Insurance Alliance/Marsh & McLennan Agency in Houston as a producer in commercial insurance.