Rogers, Pennington united in marriage, Jan. 5

Amanda Sue Rogers and Mark Anthony Pennington were united in holy matrimony on Jan. 5 at 5 p.m. at the Sunset Ridge Church of Christ in Brady. Justin Gandy, cousin of the bride and youth minister of the First Baptist Church in Breckenridge, performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Donna Rogers of Brady and the granddaughter of Ed and Dorlene Rogers and Dena Gandy, all of Breckenridge. The groom is the son of Janie Mata, and the grandson of Antonio Mata, all of Brady. The altar was adorned with a candelabra arch interlocked to frame the bridal party. The arch was comprised of lilies, roses, carnations and English ivy. A brass stand with English ivy and flowers held the unity candle. Frank Quintero, uncle of the groom, played recorded musical arrangements throughout the ceremony. “The Rose” was sung by Tina Young, friend of the bride, as the grandparents were seated and as the parents of the bride and groom lit the unity candle. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her parents as they gave her in marriage. She wore a formal length gown by Lady Eleanor. Her strapless organza dress was A-line with a Venice lace bodice. Her headpiece of pearls was shoulder length, and she carried a cluster of white roses. The groom wore a black Perry Ellis full dress tuxedo, black vest and black tie. Matron of honor was Tonya Clifton of Fredericksburg, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Jima Walker of San Angelo, Jenny Partin of San Angelo, Reagan Stearns of Austin, Lauren Lewis of Austin, Celeste Edmiston of Fort Worth and Crystal Faulkner of Austin. They wore formal peri spaghetti strap A-line dresses and carried bouquets of white roses. Best man was Chris Mata, brother of the groom, of Brady. Groomsmen were Mario Lozano of San Antonio, Roger Lozano, Lorenzo Mata, Rey Reyes, Isaac Moreno and David Fekri, all of Austin. They wore black Perry Ellis tuxedos with antique gold accessories. Ushers were Gabriel Mata of San Antonio, Albert Sedillo of Austin, Jordan Gandy of Breckenridge and Scott Goldsmith of Fort Worth. They wore black Perry Ellis tuxedos with white accessories. Madalynn Stearns of Austin was flower girl. She wore a white satin and beaded A-line dress. Her basket was made of satin and lace and filled with white rose petals. Ashton Lozano of Austin was ring bearer. He wore a black Perry Ellis tuxedo with antique gold accessories. He carried a white satin and lace pillow made by the bride’s grandmother. Macy and Shelby Young registered the guests. A reception was held in the fellowship hall after the wedding. The bride’s cake was a six-tier square Italian cream cheese made by Dorothy Clements. Serving at the bride’s table was Jana Partin and Tonya Burson. The groom’s cake was a chocolate cake garnished with chocolate covered strawberries. Serving at the groom’s table was Bonnie Evridge and Ashleigh Wilkinson. Krista Goldsmith, cousin of the bride, and Daley Young handed out bubbles as the couple left for the dinner and dance. The groom’s family hosted a dinner and dance after the reception. The couple’s first dance was to “This I Promise You” which was sung by the groom’s cousins, Gabriel Mata, Elvira and Joseph Maldonado and Lorenzo Mata. The bride and her father danced to “Daddy’s Hands” sung by Crystal Faulkner. The rehearsal dinner, hosted by the bride’s parents, was held at the Caf’ at the Depot and catered by Barbara Bolton. A bridal shower was held in the home of Mrs. Lewis Jordan on Nov. 10, 2001. A lingerie shower, given by Tonya Clifton, was held in Austin on Nov. 17, 2001, in the home of Lauren Lewis. A lingerie and kitchen shower was held in Brady by Olivia Orteaga on Nov. 24, 2001. A pre-wedding breakfast was held Jan. 5, in the home of Janna McBee. The couple will reside in Austin.

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