May 25, 2014 at 12:25 a.m.
Katie Lynn Budaus of Victoria and William James Smith of Victoria were married at 4:30 p.m. on May 24th, 2014 in a private ceremony. Richard Castillo officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Steve and Cindy Budaus, both of Victoria. She is the granddaughter of Marilyn and the late Johnny Kabela of Victoria, and Ann and the late Charles Budaus of Victoria.
The groom is the son of Phillip and the late Dana Smith of Waelder. He is the grandson of Ann and the late Marvin Smith of Victoria.
Jennifer Shoemaker of Victoria attended as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Lacey Padier of Victoria, Lee Ann Jones of Corpus Christi, Stacy Fanelli of Victoria, Lori Rohr of Katy, Jill Gibson of Port Lavaca, and Michelle Williams of Austin. Megan Williams of Austin attended as a flower girl.
Justin Williams of Austin served as best man. Groomsmen were Anthony Mozisek of Victoria, Wayne Smelley of Hallettsville, William Mayfield of Beeville, Lawrence Baker of Victoria, Matthew Padier of Victoria, and Clayton Stoneburner of Corpus Christi. Caleb Smith of Victoria served as ring bearer.
A reception was held following the ceremony at Club Westerner. The couple will spend their honeymoon in Cozumel, Mexico and plan to reside in Victoria.
The bride is a 2004 graduate of Memorial High School and a 2008 Licensed Vocational Nurse graduate of Victoria College. She is employed by Dr. Nicholas Lin, M.D. as an LVN.
The groom is a 2001 Memorial High School graduate. He is employed by Victoria Electric Co-Op as a high voltage lineman."