Abigail Jane “Abby” Tice and James Francis “Jimmy” Gallivan III exchanged sacred wedding vows Oct. 18, 2014 at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church. Dr. Paul Seelman officiated their ceremony. A cocktail reception on the lawn preceded the seated dinner and dancing at Brook Hollow Golf Club. Entertainment was provided by Bulletproof Brass. The couple chose “Into the Mystic” by Van Morrison for their first dance. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom’s parents, was held on the eve of the wedding at the Dallas Petroleum Club.
The bride is the daughter of Ms. Louise Weidler Tice and Mr. David Wayne Tice of Dallas. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Jean Bell Tice and the late Dr. Wayne Kilmer Tice of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Jay Floyd Weidler of Lancaster, Pa.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Francis Gallivan Jr. of Dallas. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. James Francis Gallivan of Nashville, Tenn., and the late Mrs. Mary Jo Vaughn Rauscher and the late Mr. Jack C. Vaughn of Dallas.
Presented in marriage by her parents, the bride was escorted down the aisle on the arm of her father. Abby chose an off-white, strapless couture gown by Carolina Herrerra. It featured a hand-painted, bonded lace pattern on silk organza. She paired this with a cathedral-length veil. Abby carried a bouquet of creamy white, ivory, and blush blooms bound together with a handkerchief embroidered with her new initials and wedding date in blue.
Assisting the bride as maid of honor was her younger sister, Katherine Suzanne Tice. Bridesmaids included Francis Ryburn Barron, Natalie Antonette Dean, Lauren Lynn Dunlap, Kylie Marie Gattinella, Peri Wilson Merritt, Christen Suzanne Paras, Claire Carleton Reid, and Chloé Celine Wynne. Among the members of the house party were Katherine Rosenthal Davis, Hannah Joseeger English, Allison Weiner Mitchell, Heather Lynn Pondrom, Angela Borbala Redai, and Elizabeth Suzanne Rosellini.
Attending the groom as best men were his younger brothers Jack Vaughn Gallivan and Travis Clarke Gallivan. Groomsmen included Tyler Andrew Berns, Cody Ryder Crossman, Christopher Joseph Freeman, Miles McLean Hunt, Matthew Christopher Keeney, Curtis Charles Parker, and Timothy Porcher White. Ushers were Breck David Besserer, Marshall Thomas Hunt, Matthew Winter Jopling, Austin Craig Schenkel, and Robert Carl Vaughn Jr. The ring bearer was Jackson Moss Ryburn Barron.
The bride is a 2004 graduate of The Hockaday School. Abby received a Bachelor of Science in economics with a concentration in finance, when she graduated cum laude, from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She is an analyst for Tice Capital.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of Highland Park High School. He received a Bachelor of General Studies in economics with a minor in business from the University of Kansas, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Jimmy is an assistant vice president for Markit.
Following their wedding trip to Le Taha’a and Bora Bora, French Polynesia, the couple have made their home in Dallas.