Miss Corrie Schulze, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Schulze, became the bride of Mr. Shane Dyson, son of Mr. and Mrs.. Phillip Dyson, on Saturday, May second, at twilight in the historic First United Methodist Church in San Saba. Stuart Beckwith officiated the ceremony.
Arriving guests were registered at matching white tables by friends of the bride, Brandy Hyatt Brown and Paige Steenerson. White double french bows and ferns extended up the church steps to white columns decorated with grapevine wreaths trimmed with blue hydrangeas. Jantzen Bell and Christian Reyes served as doormen while Sterling Williams and Aaron Jordan handed out programs.
As guests entered the beautifully candle lit church, they were ushered by Alan Jordan, Skylar Bell, Torik Banks, and Brad Everett to pews marked by blue and white bows and strands of pearls.
The stained glass window sills were filled with calla lilies and hurricane candles. The choir loft was curtained off with white, floor to ceiling draperies pulled back by sprays of wildflowers to reveal lighted Calla Berry trees and the altar which was accentuated by sheer, white, embroidered organza. Matching iron candelabras and large ferns were centered in front of the draperies. On either side of the choir and altar area hung satin wedding banners and sconces of colorful wild flowers.
Soft music played as the guests were seated and the ceremonial candles lit. Amy Bell and Diana Sterns lit the candelabras while Aaron Jordan and Sterling Williams lit the U.S. military, honorary, and memorial candles. Surely The Presence of the Lord Is In This Place was sung by Misha Mylar as the bride and groom lit their unity candle.
Corrie, given in marriage by her father, wore a white, floor-length gown with an empire waist. The bodice was embroidered with pearls and rhinestones as was her finger tip length veil. She carried a bouquet of white roses and variegated wildflowers. Her gown was accentuated by diamond earrings, a gift from her parents and for sentiment, a gold wedding band worn by five prior generations in her family.
Attending the bride as matrons of honor were Mindy Cantu, sister of the bride, and Misty Hyatt Everett, a life-long friend. Each wore a knee-length, empire-waisted dress in the color Blue Jay and each carried a bundle of wildflowers tied with white satin ribbon. Dressed in a white, tea-length, organza dress and carrying a basket of white rose petals was the flower girl, Jaycie Everett.
Groomsmen were Brian Dyson, brother of the groom, and Josh Williams, a college friend of the groom. Men in the wedding party wore black tuxedos, blue ties, and bore boutonnieres of white roses accented with sprigs of spring flowers.
The couple departed the church ceremony through a cloud of bubbles for the wedding reception at Flat Rock Ranch. Guests were seated at round tables covered in white cloths and overlaid in black. Each table was centered with hurricane candles or a planter of greenery and spring flowers. Serving tables were covered in blue lace and held several tall wildflower arrangements.
A buffet of grilled chicken breasts, pork loin, green beans, new potatoes, mixed garden salad, cheese and wine were served from inside the ranch home. The bride's cake and chocolate groom's cake were served from the front porch by aunts and friends of the bride and groom.
Music entertainment was provided by a group composed of the bride's father, family friend Mark Scott, and others who have played together through the years.
The bride is a graduate of San Saba High School, Hardin Simmons University, with graduate work from Abilene Christian University. The groom graduated from Cooper High School in Abilene, served five years in the United States Air force, and graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Business Management.
After a honeymoon to Riveria Maya, Mexico, the couple will be at home on the Self Farm near Tuscola.