McDonald, Hoffman vows exchanged at FUMC, Brady

Michelle McDonald and Robert Hoffman were united in holy matrimony Sept. 30, 2006, in a 5 p.m. ceremony at First United Methodist Church in Brady, Rev. Sheldon Johnson officiating. Parents of the bride are Dr. Glennon and Dianne Mays of Brady. The groom is the son of the late Tony and Sherry Hoffman of Lafayette, La. The bride was escorted to the altar by Billy McDonald and given away by her father, Dr. Glennon Mays. She wore a strapless Oleg Cassini dress which featured a beaded bodice, pearls, sequins, crystals, bugle beads and a full tulle skirt and a white two-tier crystal cathedral veil. She carried a bouquet of hot pink tulips secured with a satin piece and pearls. Serving as matron of honor was Darla Mu’oz of Brownwood. Maid of honor was Elle Silvas of Corpus Christi. Attending as bridesmaids were Cameron Mays of Lubbock, Nicole Clark of Beaumont, Mari Cantu of Corpus Christi, Ashli McDonald of Stephenville and Janae McDonald, also of Stephenville. The bride’s attendants wore pale yellow satin strapless ruched ball gowns that featured a fitted bodice and full skirt with a rhinestone brooch, cinched at the waist. They carried bouquets of white tulips. Readers for the ceremony were Stacy Kinkead of Brownwood and Lynda Oliveira of San Antonio. Elizabeth McDonald of Sherman stood in as the junior bridesmaids, and candlelighters were Katie Reed of Corpus Christi and Amber Mays of Farmers Branch. Attending as the best man was Dennis McWhorter of Denver, Colo. Groomsmen were Albert Mu’oz of Burbank, Calif., Rod Cavness of Corpus Christi, Benny Fiengold of Fort Worth, John Iltis of Chicago, Ill. and the late Tony Hoffman of Lafayette, La. Serving as ushers were Craig McDonald of Sherman, John Mays of Farmer’s Branch, Travis Mays of College Station and Toby Morris of Richland Springs. The church was adorned with a beautiful assortment of white tulips, roses and other floral arrangements. Bows made of tulle graced the pews, and beautiful white candles graced the altar. Glenda Smith provided this wonderful display of pure white and elegance. Musical selections provided by Karl Otte included “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by Bach (played during the seating of the families); “Love Song for a Savior,” provided by Jars of Clay (processional of attendants); and the “Wedding March” by Wagner (bridal processional); “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain (lighting of the unity candle); and “Ode to Joy” by Beethoven (recessional). The reception, which followed at the Ed Davenport Civic Center, featured music by Tracy Pitcox. The daughter/father dance was to “I Loved Her First,” the son/mother dance to “I Hope You Dance,” and the bride/groom dance to “At Last.” The newlyweds enjoyed a week-long Caribbean cruise to the Bahamas, St. Thomas and St. Martin. The bride is a 1996 graduate of Rochelle High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science in psychology at Howard Payne University in 2001 and her Masters of Administration in clinical psychology from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in 2004. She is a proposal and wedding consultant for Robbins Bros. of Dallas. The groom is a 1996 graduate of Calabasas High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science from California State University-Northridge in 2001 and is employed by Countrywide Home Loans as an account executive in Plano. The couple wishes to extend much love and thanks to The Pink Ladies, Glenda Smith of Brady Floral and James and Holly Stewart. They will make their home in Plano.

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