By ADVOCATE STAFF
July 30, 2009 at 2:30 a.m.
Katy Genevieve Evans and Walt Whitlow Wendler were joined in Holy
Matrimony at 3:00 pm on Saturday, the 25th of July at Holy Cross
Catholic Church in Bay City, Texas. Officiating the double ring
ceremony were Father Casimir Jarzombek and Father Michael Sis,
uncle of the groom.
The bride is the daughter of Sam and Yvonne Evans of Bay City. She
is the granddaughter of Matt and Clarice Ottis and Regina Evans and
the late S. O. Evans, Jr. all of Bay City.
The groom’s parents are Wilson and Cheryl Wendler of Bryan, Texas
and David and Valerie Bourque of Salado, Texas. His grandparents
are Glenwood and Joan Wendler and Dean Raymond and Janice Sis
all of Bryan.
Escorted down the aisle by her father and given in marriage by her
parents, the bride chose a Maggie Sottero one-piece, strapless satin
gown. The “Olympia” features an asymmetrical waist and corset
back with a sweep train. The gown is embellished with bugle beads
around the bodice, down the back, and around the hem of the train.
Her shoulder length tulle veil had matching bugle beads. Katy
borrowed the tiara that her sister wore in her wedding. For
something old, she carried her Nana’s prayer book, which she
received from her husband as a wedding gift. Both her mom and
sister also carried it in their wedding bouquets. Katy’s mom
fashioned a blue garter with the new couple’s monogram as
decoration. She carried a cascading bouquet of fresh white calla lilies
accented with bear grass designed for her by her aunt Sharon
Organist Mark Kinsey and vocalists Marsha Petter and Clay and Sean
Breeden performed the couple’s chosen songs: “Bach: Jesus, Joy of
Man’s Desiring”, “Sheep May Safely Graze”, “Pachalbel: Canon in D”,
“Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary”, “We are Many Parts”, “Here I am
Lord”, “The Lord’s Prayer”, Twila Paris: “How Beautiful”, and Widor:
“Toccata from Symphony No. 5”.
Kimberly McMillan stood by her sister as matron of honor.
Bridesmaids included college friend Jessica Barnett, childhood friend
Krystle Hanzik, cousin Erica Harton and junior bridesmaid Samantha
Bourque, sister of the groom. The women wore lapis-colored satin
halter ball gowns with side ruching and overlay skirts. They carried
white calla lily nosegays accentuated with bear grass and misty blue.
Standing by his brother’s side, Waylon Wendler served as best man.
Acting as groomsmen and ushers were friends Justin Sitz and Jason
Wilson, his future brother in law Clint McMillan, and cousin Weston
Wendler. Ring bearer Landon McMillan preceded his aunt as she
walked down the aisle by pulling a white carpet for her entrance.
The men wore a Perry Ellis tux with a single calla lily boutonnière.
Lectors were the couple’s godparents, Frank Ottis, Melinda McClain,
Roselle Linder, and Jeff Kubin. Bruce and Susan Keischnick and Ricky
and Terri Busha assisted as Eucharistic ministers. Presenting the
gifts were the bride’s cousins, Kacie and Kari Rosser, Ashley Harton,
and Connor McClain and serving as altar boys were cousins Jacob
Harton and Ryan Denby.
The reception followed at the KC Hall. The house party included
Stephen and Sharon Carson, Tim and Paula Greaud, Gary and Sharon
Harton, Ben and Linda Kaspar, Jennifer Kaspar, Joe and Norma
Labuda, Sarah Labuda, Letha Maxwell, Bailey McAllister, Chris and
Melinda McClain, Meghan Moran, Mary Ottis, and Josephine Pham.
Leading the Grand March were very special guests Gus and Joan
Following a honeymoon to Palacios and Las Vegas, the couple will
reside in Bryan, Texas. After graduating from Texas A & M in 2005
with an agronomy degree, he heads up his own landscaping and
fountain company in the Bryan/College Station area. Katy works as
an operating room nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bryan. She
graduated cum laude from Texas A & M at Corpus Christi in 2007.