Laura Leigh Secrest and Andrew Richard Zengilowski exchanged wedding vows July 21, 2012, at Lee Chapel in Lexington, Va. The Rev. David R. Cox officiated. Classical music at the ceremony was provided by a string quartet, and Virginia bluegrass music was provided at the dinner by Anthony Van Pelt and the Shady Grove Orchestra from Harrisonburg, Va. The dance band was the Jangeling Reinharts from Richmond,Va. A reception of dining and dancing followed at Evans Hall. A rehearsal dinner hosted by the groom’s parents was held at the Lexington Country Club on the eve of the wedding.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Leslie Harold Secrest of Dallas. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilson McAtee of Tyler, Texas, and Athens, Texas, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Cordell Secrest of Ponca City, Okla.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Edward Zengilowski of North Andover, Mass. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Benson of Wilmington, Mass., and Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Zengilowski of Deltona, Fla.
The bride chose a classic, custom-designed gown by Coren Moore of New York. The pearl-colored chapel-length gown of Alencon lace featured a scalloped lace sweetheart neckline, princess seams, and a full A-line skirt with full covered buttons from the back to the end of the chapel-length train. The court-length veil of three layers of illusion edged in Alencon lace was designed by Patti Flowers of Dallas to complement the bridal gown.
She carried a bouquet of white roses, light blue hydrangeas, and orchids. Her bouquet was tied with a white silk ribbon containing the initials of beloved family members who had passed on. Her lace handkerchief was one carried by her grandmother and mother on their respective wedding days. Laura wore diamond and blue topaz earrings that were a gift from her parents and designed by Susan Saffron Fine Jewelry using the blue topaz stones purchased by the bride and her father on a mission trip to South America and paired with her mother’s diamond necklace.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted down the aisle by her father. Attending as maid of honor was Sarah Elizabeth Secrest, the bride’s sister. Bridesmaids included Sarah Ann Holcomb, Jessica Marie Hudock, Katelyn Callie Koepke, Laura Anne Swift MacDonald, Megan Thayer Nelson, Stacey Leigh Somerville, and Heather Lynn Zengilowski. Members of the house party were Frances Virginia Brown, Charlotte Hebert Hennington, Andrea Stephanie Hidalgo, Jessica Sinclair Hopkins, Molly Ann McAtee, and Brooke Katherine McAtee.
Assisting the groom as best man was Alexander Edward Csordas. His groomsmen included Nelson Osborn Bunn Jr., Seth Aryeh Feibelman, Robert Wesley Haydon, Stephen Andrew Hermann, Stephen Michael Juba, Vivek Lal, and William Alton Young Jr. Ushers were Lucas Leigh Carmalt, Sean Kenneth Danowski, Adam Kristofer Hoehn, and 1st Lt. Robert Eugene Modlin.
The bride is a graduate of the Episcopal School of Dallas. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science with a double major in accounting and business administration and politics from Washington and Lee University, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. The bride was a member of the Washington and Lee Jubilee, an intern in the office of Congressman Pete Sessions, and in the Leadership Office of Speaker J. Dennis Hastert. Laura was presented as a Dallas Symphony Orchestra Debutante and at the Texas Rose Festival in Tyler, and she is a member of the Junior League of the City of New York. She is an associate in private equity with Falcon Investments in New York City.
The groom is a graduate of Pingree School in South Hamilton, Mass. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in business administration with special attainments in commerce from Washington and Lee University, where he was president of Pi Kappa Alpha. He is an associate in private equity at Catterton Partners in Greenwich, Conn.
Following their wedding trip to Rome; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and the Elefiti Islands, the couple have made their home in New York City.