Erin Elizabeth Dowdy and Hayden Hodges were joined in Holy Matrimony on Aug. 18, 2012 at Highland Park Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Michael Walker, Highland Park Presbyterian’s theologian in residence, officiated. A reception followed at the Stoneleigh Hotel. The groom’s mother and brother, Kathleen and Sheldon Hodges, hosted the rehearsal dinner at the Northwood Club on the eve of the wedding.
The bride is the daughter of Paul and Sue Dowdy of Van Alstyne, Texas, formerly of McKinney. She is the granddaughter of the late William and Marjorie Hay of Corsicana, and the late Ernest and Marie Dowdy of McKinney.
The groom is the son of Kathleen Hodges and the late Herschel Hodges of University Park. He is the grandson of Edwin Barlow and the late Sally Barlow of Greenville, Texas, and the late Dr. Leon Hodges and the late Imogene Hodges of Highland Park.
Given in marriage by her parents, the bride was escorted down the aisle on the arm of her father. Attending the bride as maids of honor were Gretchen Kiker and Beth Adams. Bridesmaids included Shelly Arroyo, Lee-Taylor Evans, Ashley Gonzalez, Brooke Paschali, Jennifer Philbrick, Jamie Snider, and Mika Thomas. The scripture reader was Holly Satsky, cousin of the bride.
Assisting the groom as best man was his brother, U.S. Army Capt. Sheldon Hodges. His groomsmen were Robert Cardone; Eric Dowdy, brother of the bride; Toby Hansson; John Wallace Lokey; Bryan Quisenberry; Timothy Riley; George Ritzen; and Chris Vittetoe. John Dowdy, nephew of the bride, was the ring bearer.
The bride is a graduate of McKinney High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from Texas Tech University, where she was also a member of Pi Beta Phi fraternity for women. Erin works in sales at the Cooper Fitness Center.
The groom is a graduate of Highland Park High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University and a Juris Doctorate from SMU Dedham School of Law, where he was also a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. Hayden is an associate general counsel for National Bankruptcy Services in Dallas.
The newlyweds honeymooned at the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo before returning to Dallas to make a new life together.