In the presence of God, family, and close friends, Ashley Rae Nicole Pena and Austin Wayne Hodges were united in marriage at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at First Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, Texas. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Pastor Trey Little, Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, and the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Hopper, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Danville, Illinois, uncle to the Groom.
Ashley is the daughter of Flory and Kerby King of San Antonio, and Fabian and Kim Pena of Lebanon, Tennessee. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Loren Soto of Lindsay, California, Mr. and Mrs. William F. King of San Antonio, Mr. and Mrs. Felix Pena of Victoria, Mr. and Mrs. Don Roberts of Thomasville, Georgia, and the late Mr. Robert Barrientos of Victoria.
Austin is the son of Tim and Amy Hodges of Victoria. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hopper of San Antonio, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Wayne and Bette Hodges of Victoria. Austin is also the great nephew to Mrs. Pauline Morrison of Victoria.
Heather Galvan of Victoria, the Bride's Aunt, served as Matron of Honor. The Bride's sister, Emily King of San Antonio, served as Bridesmaid.
The Groom's brother Scott Hodges of Austin served as Best Man. The Groom's father, Tim Hodges, served as Groomsman.
Trey Pena and Fabian Pena, Jr. both of San Antonio, the Bride's brothers, served as Ushers.
Following the ceremony, the couple treated guests to a formal dinner and dance at Club Giraud, overlooking the San Antonio River Walk. Following the celebration guests showered Austin and Ashley with rose petals as they left by San Antonio River barge for their honeymoon at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel and the Grand Bahamian Sandals Resort in The Bahamas.
On Friday, August 3, the Groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner for the wedding party and family members at Paesanos Italian Restaurant - Lincoln Heights in San Antonio.
Ashley is a 2008 graduate of Victoria Memorial High School and a May, 2012 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors of Science degree in Public Relations. Austin is a 2008 graduate of Victoria Memorial High School and a December, 2011 graduate of the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Management.
The couple resides in San Antonio.