Catherine Patton Guinn and Lane Robert Dudley were united in marriage Saturday, February 9, 2019 five o’clock in the evening in the First United Methodist Church, Comanche, Texas. The ceremony was officiated by Reverend David Ray.
The bride is the daughter of David and Cyndi Patton Guinn. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Billy Patton and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Guinn. Catherine graduated from Waco High School, received her Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University majoring in Environmental Studies and Anthropology, and McLennan Community College of Nursing. She is presently employed at Gustine ISD as a PreK teacher and dyslexia interventionalist.
The groom is the son of Tom R. and Melissa Dudley. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eltos Dudley and Mr. and Mrs. William Furman. Lane graduated from Comanche High School and Tarleton State University with a major in Agriculture Economics. He is employed by Dudley Bros.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a classic Justin Alexander structured V-neck, Mikado silk gown. The intricate detailing on the back consisted of hand-beaded crystals adorning the delicate illusion fabric. The dress was finished off with a cathedral length train complete with covered buttons to the hem of the train. A Bellaire designed cathedral ivory veil with gold lace appliques completed her attire. The bride carried a white chocolate rose bouquet. Pinned to the bridal bouquet was a turquoise pin given the bride by Elizabeth Billy for something blue and an antique pin that belonged to her late Grandmother Patton for something old. The bride borrowed a tennis bracelet from her mother.
Matron of Honor was Ashely Winkler, Man of Honor was the bride’s brother, John Hooker Guinn, and Junior Bridesmaid was the groom’s niece, Jayden Lynn Dudley. Serving as flower girls were friends of the bride and groom, Landry Schuman, Lanny Schuman, and Kate Elise Yarborough. Serving as best men were brothers of the groom, Pace Wade Dudley and Wes Ryan Dudley. Junior Groomsman was Kash Creed Winkler. The ring bearer was the nephew of the groom, Benjamin Wade Dudley. The music for the ceremony was provided by Meridian String Quartet of Dallas. Soloist was Mrs. Lenora Davis accompanied by Mrs. Linda Pettit.
The church was decorated with hundreds of white chocolate roses, white baby roses and baby’s breath. The pews were adorned with roses and white satin ribbons. The kneeling rail was covered in the same roses and greenery. Two large white rose arrangements flanked the altar.
The bride’s parents hosted a dinner and dance reception at 4 North in Comanche. Cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres were served guests prior to the seated four course dinner provided by The Harvest. Music for the cocktail hour was provided by Meridian String Quartet. Music for the dance was provided by DJ Dru. The tables were decorated with ball arrangements containing sixty-five white chocolate roses, gold candelabras and gold votives. On the north wall of the garden room were ice sculpture vases and a large D in ice. The bride and groom were introduced before dinner. The bride chose a gown designed by Essense of Australia for the reception.
The bride’s and groom’s cakes were created by Crème de la Crème of Fort Worth. The bride’s cake was a five-tier square stack buttercream cake with raspberry filling. It was decorated with snowflakes, gold dragees and edible glitter. The groom’s cake was a German chocolate square two tier cake with a “D” monogramed on the top layer. Champagne, coffee, and hot chocolate were served with cake.
A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents at the Comanche Community Center for the wedding party and out of town guests. Out of town guests were from Canada, Colorado, the Navajo Nation, California, Austin, San Antonio, Boerne and Waco.
After a honeymoon to Costa Rica, the couple is at home in the Pettit Community.