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CARAN - COOK

By Victoria Advocate
Oct. 28, 2012 at 5:28 a.m.


Madilyn Faye Caran of Atascocita, formally of Yorktown, and Charles Roy Cook, III, of Atascocita, formally of Katy, were united in marriage on June 16, 2012, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorktown. Rev. Tim Muehlbrand and Rev. Joe Marek, uncle of the groom, officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Clay Caran, of Yorktown, and the granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs. Kermit Koehler of Yorktown, and Mona Caran of Biloxi, Mississippi. The groom is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Cook, of Katy, and the grandson of Doris Whisler and the late Charles Cook of Angleton and Virginia Marek and the late Raymond Marek of Austin.

Morgan Carriger and Kendall Sandage, sisters of the bride, attended as Matrons of Honor. Serving as bridesmaids were, Courtney Nash, Samantha Stehling, Whitney Lanford and Jessica Cardenas. Kaylor Carriger, niece of the bride attended as flower girl.

Adam Cook, brother of the groom, and Christopher Stephenson, attended as Best Men. Groomsmen included Andrew Learned, Colin Adkisson, David Vogt and Bill Miller. Ushers were Frank Marek, cousin of the Groom, David Vauthrin, and John Carriger, brother-in-law of the Bride.

The Bride wore a stunning diamond white Maggie Sottero strapless sweetheart neckline bridal gown, with corset closure and an A-line silhouette. The ruched bordeaux taffeta bodice flowed into swirling pleated ruffles creating sensational depth in the skirt. The waist was accented with a sash adorned with a crystal and silver pendent. For something borrowed, the bride wore her sisters' chapel length veil, and something old, wore her great grandmother's wedding ring and carried the handkerchief that was used on her Baptism. Something blue were her royal blue suede shoes adorned with rhinestone bows. She carried a broach bouquet she created using new and vintage broaches she collected and received from friends and family.

The Groom wore a light gray suit with a white shirt and vest and tie.

A reception dinner and dance was held at The Venue in Cuero. The wedding cake was made by Madi's Nanny, Doris Koehler; it consisted of 3 tiers of swirling butter cream icing, resembling the skirt of the wedding dress. Atop the cake sat M&C initials of silver and rhinestones. An ice cream bar with all the trimming was enjoyed by everyone.

Madi graduated from Yorktown High School in 2005 and attended Texas Lutheran University where she played volleyball, was a 3 year letterman in basketball and in track. She graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology. Madi is currently employed at Hargrave High School as a High School Sp. Ed. teacher, and Coaches J.V. Volleyball and Freshman basketball.

Chuck is a 2002 graduate of Katy Taylor High School. He attended Texas Lutheran University where he participated as a 4 year letterman on the Bulldog football team, and graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor's degree in Science of Kinesiology. He is currently employed by Hargrave High School as a Special Ed. teacher and a Varsity Football and Basketball coach.

After honeymoon travel to Jamaica, the couple will reside in Atascocita.

A rehearsal dinner was hosted by Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Cook the eve of the wedding, at St. Paul Lutheran Fellowship Hall. Barbeque with all the trimmings was served.

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