Mary Lamar Washburne & Adam Nicholas

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Mary Lamar Addison Washburne and Adam Joseph Nicholas exchanged wedding vows June 28 at Woodmont Christian Church in Nashville, Tenn. The ceremony was officiated by Bishop Philip Jones of All Saints Dallas. A reception of dining and dancing followed at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Lucy Hunter Washburne and Mr. and Mrs. Richards Pomeroy Washburne of Highland Park. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dwight L. Hunter and the late Mr. and Mrs. Elihu B. Washburne, all of Dallas.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven L. Nicholas of Mobile, Ala. He is the grandson of Mr. Charles Adams and the late Mrs. Dawn Adams of Phenix City, Ala., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Claude Nicholas of Mobile.

The bride chose a custom lace gown from Modern Trousseau of Nashville, with cap sleeves, a scoop neckline, and deep back accented by a cream satin sash. She wore her mother’s cathedral-length Alencon lace veil, which extended beyond the chapel-length train of her gown. She carried a bouquet of cream and blush flowers and wore her great-grandmother’s antique watch.

The bride was given in marriage by her father. Attending as matron of honor was her sister, Eleanor Washburne Umphres. Bridesmaids included the bride’s cousin Spindrift Beck, the groom’s sister Caroline Nicholas, and friends Anna Farmer, Susan Nudo, Francesca Ross, Lonyae Thomas, Alexandra Thompson, and Jenny Wilkes. Flower girls were the bride’s cousins Britton and Brooke Barcus.

The best man was Brion Lee. Groomsmen included the groom’s cousin Jacob Haston, the bride’s brother Hunter Washburne, and friends Benjamin Hodges, Prithvi Muddana, Nicholas Redfoot, Paul VandeKoppel, John Watson IV, and Alexander Woodhull II. Ushers were Christopher Fruci, Tyler Gilcrest, Brian Pang, Ryan Russell, brother-in-law of the bride Captain Christopher Umphres USAF, and step-brother of the bride George Ritzen.

House party members included the bride’s cousins Caroline Casey and Katherine Kibler, and the groom’s cousin Amelia Haston. Scripture readers were Yates Bateman, Andrew Castillo, and Samantha Smith. Jillian Watson performed a violin solo.

The bride is a 2008 graduate of Ursuline Academy of Dallas. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English and history from Vanderbilt University in 2012 where she was a member of Chi Omega. Upon graduation, the bride worked on Capitol Hill in D.C. and subsequently in Atlanta for the state of Georgia. She is now a first year law student at Southern Methodist University.

The groom is a 2008 graduate of St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile. He received a Bachelor of Engineering in civil engineering from Vanderbilt University in 2012 where he was a member of Beta Upsilon Chi Fraternity. Upon graduation, the groom worked as a consultant for PowerPlan in Atlanta. He is now a market analyst for Precision in Dallas. Following their wedding trip to Antigua, the couple resides in Dallas.

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