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Wallis - Albrecht Exchange Vows


Miss Heather Michelle Wallis and Mr. Byron Luke Albrecht were married August 7, 2004 at half past six in the evening at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas. The Rev. Dr. Gerald B. Hurst of Southminster Presbyterian Church officiated at the double ring ceremony. The ceremony music was performed by Mr. Brent Price and Mrs. Leigh K. Shipman, soloists; Miss Mandy Kung, organist and Dr. Dan Shipman, trumpeter.

A dinner reception followed at The Parador, with music provided by The Maria Williams Big Band and accompanied by David Caceres of The David Caceres Trio. On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at The Petroleum Club. The day before the wedding, the bride's aunts, Mrs. Jacqueline Washington and Mrs. Sharon Larkin hosted a bridal party luncheon at Ouisie's Table.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Wallis of Sugar Land, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Mr. Mavis Jack Green and the late Mrs. Hazel Green of Houston, Texas and Mrs. Sara Wallis and the late Mr. John Jackson Wallis of Tyler, Texas.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Albrecht of Sugar Land, Texas. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Albrecht of Goliad, Texas and Mr. Walter B. McClung and the late Mrs. Ernestine McClung of Cuero, Texas.

Given in marriage by her parents, and escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless, ivory, silk satin Eve of Milady gown. The fitted bodice and flowing cathedral length train were accented with embroidery and Austrian crystals. The tiara of Swarovski crystals was completed by a cathedral length veil which was also trimmed in Austrian crystals and extended beyond the length of the train. She carried a hand tied bouquet of white calla lilies, white roses and white stephanotis accented with Austrian crystals and seed pearls.

The bride's twin sister, Miss Hillary Lynn Wallis of Sugar Land, Texas, served as Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Jennifer Larkin and Miss Cassandra Larkin of Flower Mound, Texas; Miss Lesley Washington of Fort Worth, Texas; Miss Laura Washington of Fredrick, Maryland; Miss Erin Martin of Conroe, Texas; and Miss Shelly Flowers of Memphis, Tennessee. The bridesmaids wore full length European Silver satin dresses by Bill Levkoff. They carried hand tied bouquets of lavender calla lilies, cream roses, and pink antique roses.

Miss Hannah Grace Harper of Houston, Texas and Miss Madison Price, Miss Savannah Price and Miss Elizabeth Price all of Enid, Oklahoma, served as flower girls.

The groom's twin brother, Mr. William Clay Albrecht of Houston, Texas served his brother as Best Man. Groomsmen included Mr. Matt Hall of Fort Worth, Texas; Mr. Steve Combest of Dallas, Texas; Mr. John Hinchey of San Antonio, Texas; Mr. Zachary Roberts of Houston, Texas; Mr. Travis Brown of Houston, Texas; and Mr. Patrick Washington of Jacksonville, Florida. Serving as ushers were Mr. David Wilson of Round Rock, Texas and Mr. Derek Wilson of Houston, Texas; Mr. Mac McClung of Cuero, Texas and Mr. Paul Hahn of Victoria, Texas. Master Miles Douglas Harper IV of Houston, Texas, served as ring bearer.

The House Party included Mrs. Lisa Wallis Jordan of Dallas, Texas and Mrs. Aerie Brown of Houston, Texas. The Scriptures readings were offered by Mrs. Irene Hahn of Victoria, Texas and Mrs. Lindsey Housel of Sugar Land, Texas. The memory candle acolyte was Miss Patricia Sass of Bellaire, Texas.

The bride is a graduate of William P. Clements High School in Sugar Land, Texas and a cum laude graduate of Texas Christian University with a B.B.A. in Marketing. She is a member of Chi Omega Sorority, Order of Omega and Delta Sigma Pi. Heather is employed by Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions where she performs marketing for the company's medical, nursing, and international programs.

The groom is a graduate of William P. Clements High School in Sugar Land, Texas and a summa cum laude graduate of Southern Methodist University where he earned a B.B.A. in Financial Consulting and a B.A. in Economics. He is currently a May 2005 graduate candidate of Rice University pursuing a master of business administration degree.

Following a honeymoon to Maui and the big island of Hawaii, Mr. and Mrs. Albrecht reside in Bellaire, Texas.

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