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Miss Emily Gene DeWitt Weds Mr. Joshua Paul Wood

Miss Emily DeWitt and Mr. Joshua Wood were united in marriage on Saturday, November 18, 2006 at the First Presbyterian Church in Sugar Land, Texas. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Mr. Steve Hawley of Westbury Christian School.

During the ceremony, a scripture was read by Mr. Donald Wood, father of the groom. Pastor Scott and Christina Caldwell of The First Assembly of God Church of Las Cruces sang Broken Road. Mrs. Kelly James, sister of the bride, lit the candles.

Following the ceremony the bride’s parents hosted a reception with dinner and dancing at Ashford Oaks in Houston.

On the eve of the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s father at Pappasito’s in Sugar Land. A bridal luncheon was hosted at LaMadeleine Cafe. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Deputy and Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Deputy, uncles of the bride, hosted a breakfast in the Bluebonnet Room at the Sugar Land Marriott. Showers were hosted in Meadows Place by Ms. Leann Looney and Mrs. Sharon Deputy, in Las Cruces by Miss Elizabeth Looney and Mrs. Sandy DeWitt, in Sugar Land by Mrs. Michelle Casey and Miss Elizabeth Looney, and at Westbury Christian School by Mrs. Joy Lacey.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Johnny DeWitt of Point Blank, Texas (formerly of Meadows Place, Texas), granddaughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Robert Edwin Deputy of Shreveport, Louisiana and granddaughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Kyle DeWitt of Pineville, Louisiana. The groom is the son of Mr. Donald K. Wood of Farmington, New Mexico, and Ms. Peni Rene of Rangely, Colorado, and the grandson of Mr. & Mrs. Donald Wood of Aztec, New Mexico.

Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore an Oleg Cassini gown fashioned of white satin. The strapless princess line with fitted bodice featured elegant embroidery and pearl beading. To complement her gown, the bride wore a silk illusion veil with teardrop crystals and a crystal tiara. She carried a bouquet of burgundy Gerber daisies and “Black Magic” roses. Her attendants wore formal, floor length, strapless gowns in a wine colored satin and carried bouquets of white roses and daisies.

Mrs. Michelle Bravo Casey was Matron of Honor and Miss Elizabeth Looney was Maid of Honor. Both are dear childhood friends of the bride. Bridesmaids were Miss Kathleen Duncan, Miss Callie Roberson, Mrs. Jennifer Wood, and Miss Laura Starr. The flower girl was Miss Hadley Deputy, cousin of the bride. Assisting at the ceremony were Miss Susanna Schroeder and Miss Brandi Dearing.

Mr. Joel Wood was his brother’s Best Man. Groomsmen were Mr. Heath Hensley, Mr. Brian Melton, Mr. Kevin Casey, and Mr. John James. Ushers were Mr. Billy McGough, and Mr. Eric Massey. The ring bearer was Joseph Edwin James, nephew of the bride.

The bride graduated from Westbury Christian School in Houston and will continue her studies at New Mexico State University in Elementary Education, where she will graduate in December 2007. Emily has been named a Crimson Scholar and is a member of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. Joshua graduated from Piedra Vista High School in Farmington, New Mexico and attended New Mexico State University. Joshua is currently on the music staff at the First Assembly of God Church in Las Cruces. He is completing his studies for the ministry and working for the Denver Mattress Company.

After their honeymoon in Riviera Maya, Mexico, Emily and Joshua will make their home in Las Cruces, New Mexico.


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