Behrens-Pool vows exchanged in Saint Lawrence

What’s meant to be will always find a way. With joyful hearts, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Behrens of Voca have the honor of announcing the marriage of their daughter, Jenna Kay, to McLain Jordan Pool, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Pool of Stratford. In a Saturday evening nuptial mass Nov. 11, 2006, at 4 p.m. at Saint Lawrence Catholic Church in Saint Lawrence, the couple exchanged marriage vows. Grandparents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Earl Behrens of Brady and Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Frerich of Garden City. Grandparents of the groom are the late Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Husmann of Amarillo, Jimmy Pool of Stratford, and Dorothy Emerson, also of Stratford. Fr. Francis Njoku was the officiating priest, with Deacon Willie Artho performing the marriage ceremony. Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory sleek satin gown with a deep ‘V’ neckline in front and back, decorated with crystal beaded embroidery. Complementing crystal beadwork was used at the waistline, continuing down the semi- cathedral train by decorating the two sides of the split train. The dress, designed by Casa Blanca, featured a skirt with front box pleats with crystal beaded embroidery and satin buttons trailing down the back. To complete the ensemble, the bride chose a teardrop crystal tiara and wore her mother’s ivory cathedral length veil. She carried a hand-tied, antique rose bouquet filled with family heirloom broaches and handkerchiefs from the groom’s great-grandmother and containing lace from her mother’s wedding gown. Gracie Rocha of Steubenville, Ohio, childhood friend of the bride, served as maid of honor, and Lauren Morath of Charlie, Texas, college friend of the bride, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Leah Vickers of Austin, Anna Williams of College Station, Katelyn Edwards of College Station and Jenna Kujawski, also of College Station. The attendants wore sable colored, European satin, strapless, tea-length dresses with wide, sage colored sashes that looped in the back forming tails by Bill Levkoff. The flower girl, Madison Hall of Panhandle, cousin of the groom, wore an ivory European satin dress featuring a scoop neck bodice and tulle skirt filled with sage colored silk rose petals and carried an ivory basket filled with sage colored rose petals. Serving as best man was brother of the groom, Jeremy Pool, of Amarillo. Groomsmen were Jacob Morath of Charlie, Brad Frerich of Lubbock, Brock Swain also of Lubbock, Will McGowan of Hereford and Jay Behrens of College Station. Ushers were Josh Behrens of Voca, Ysidro Resendes of Waco, Byron Williams of College Station and Steve Roberson of Menard. The ring bearer was Chase Hyman of China Spring, cousin of the bride. He carried a ring bearer’s pillow hand crocheted by Orlanda Garoutte of Stratford. As guests arrived at the ceremony, they enjoyed traditional wedding and gospel violin music played by Heather Jennings of College Station. Vocalist, Sam Rocha of Maple Grove, Minn. performed numerous selections including, ‘How Beautiful,’ ‘Servant’s Song,’ and all the mass parts. Additionally, Gracie Rocha, maid of honor, performed the ‘Ave Maria.’ Organist, Diane Eggemeyer, of St. Lawrence, performed the traditional procession and recession. Presenting the readings were lectors, Ellen Tom of College Station and Lynette Kautz of Stratford. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Saint Lawrence Church Hall. On the satin covered bride’s table stood a three-tiered vanilla fondant cake, featuring columns and a lighted fountain underneath. Clusters of ivory gum paste flowers and sage fondant vines adorned each layer with green hydrangeas decorating the bottom tier and fountain. The grooms table was covered in ornate sable taffeta linens and featured an outdoorsman- themed cake. In the center of the tables stood a silver and bronze beverage fountain on a satin covered table. Guests enjoyed dancing to a large variety of music provided by a local deejay. At the end of the evening, the bride and groom departed in a sleek black stretch limo. After honeymooning throughout the Northern Rockies, the couple has established residence in Lubbock where Jenna is employed by Texas Tech University Animal and Food Sciences, and McLain is employed by Eco-Drip Irrigation. Jenna is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in nutritional sciences. McLain is also a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in animal science and a Master’s in agribusiness. The bride and groom, as well as their parents, would like to thank everyone for their warm wishes.

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