Mary Katherine Goodrich and Christopher Richard Roby were united in Holy Matrimony on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Donald W. Spafford. Music for the ceremony was provided by James Diaz, organist, Steven Fritts, trumpeter, and Stradivarius Strings. A reception hosted by the bride’s parents immediately followed at The Belo Mansion and Pavilion. On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the The City Club.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Sperry Goodrich of University Park. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Owens Goodrich and the late Mr. David Earl Goodrich of Fort Worth, Texas, the late Dr. and Mrs. Emerson Kenny Blewett of Austin, Texas and the late Mr. and Mrs. Gail Quillian King Jr, of Crockett, Texas.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Richard Roby of University Park and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Arthur Hendrix of Dallas, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard William Roby of Austin, Texas.
Presented in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless A-line silhouette gown, made of ivory Chantilly and Alencon lace, designed by Vera Wang for the Luxe Collection. The delicate Alencon lace detail was re-embroidered to embellish the neckline, waist, hem, and train of the gown. The bride paired her gown with a cathedral-length veil of Brussels lace which is a family heirloom. Completing the ensemble, the bride carried a bouquet of white peonies.
Attending the bride as maid of honor was Jacqueline Marie Little of Venice, California, and matron of honor Megan Parks Beckner of Dallas.
Bridesmaids were Lisa Anne Moore of Fort Worth, Bess Stoneham Callarman, Ashley Beale Morriss, Kristine Daniella Prast, Caroline Bright Reeder and Meredith Woodward Sirchio, all of Dallas. Members of the house party were Catherine Dacy Howry of Austin, Tara Lynn Bukosky, Kendall Ansley Delk, and Elisa Del Tatto Roby, all of Dallas.
Serving the groom as best men were his brothers, Ryan Robert Roby and Mark William Roby, both of Dallas. Groomsmen included Joseph Bryan Boudreaux of Birmingham, Alabama, Garner York Duncan of Houston, David Thomas Etlinger of Houston, Benjamin King Goodrich, brother of the bride, of New York, New York, Alan Sterling Howry of Austin and Daniel Hudson Sparks of Oxford, Mississippi. Ushers were Robert Keith Beaver of Beaumont, Texas, Michael David Guerrero of Dallas, Christopher Winston Hill of Austin, Christopher Owen Pearson of Houston and Trevor Joseph Russell of Irvine, California.
The bride is a graduate of Highland Park High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in fashion merchandising from Texas Christian University, where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
The bride is a former Dallas Symphony debutante and a current member of the Junior League of Dallas. She is the owner of MKR Consulting.
The groom is a graduate of Highland Park High School. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Mississippi. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He is currently employed with Alpheus Communications.
Following their honeymoon trip to Barbados, the couple resides in Dallas.