Kathryn Lewis Alexander and Gerald Wilfred Hedgcock III exchanged wedding vows at Saint Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church in New Orleans on January 31, 2015. The evening ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Donald Frampton and the Rev. Joe Clifford. Scripture reader, Sarah Carr, read from Colossians and 1 John. The crucifer was Brooks Roberts and the beadle was Max Roberts. A gospel choir sang, “Oh Happy Day,” as the bride and groom made their exit. A black tie reception with cocktails, dinner, and dancing followed at the New Orleans Board of Trade. Southern Louisiana cuisine was served. The bride and groom danced their first dance to “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran. Following the reception, a brass band led the bride and groom and guests through the streets of New Orleans in a “Second Line” parade – a long standing New Orleans tradition. Guests sang and danced through the streets and waved white hankies while the bride and groom carried decorated parasols.
A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom’s parents, was held on the eve of the wedding at Galatoire’s in the French Quarter. Katie wore her mother’s wedding dress which had been altered in length for the occasion.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Alexander of Dallas, formerly of University Park. Katie is the granddaughter of Mr. Robert Click Sr., the late Jackie Lewis Click, the late Martha Croley Click, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Bill Alexander.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Hedgcock Jr. and the late Mary Dykes Hedgcock of Shreveport, La. Gerry is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Osborne Jefferson Dykes Jr., the late Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hedgcock Sr., and the late Ivy Brister Hedgcock.
Katie was given in marriage by her parents and escorted down the aisle on the arm of her father. For her wedding she chose an elegant gown by Carolina Herrera. The ivory silk Mikado gown featured a sweetheart neckline and top stitch details. The fitted bodice included covered buttons down the back and continued to a dramatic fit and flair skirt that was embellished with organza pleats. The skirt flowed into a chapel-length train. The cathedral-length veil was trimmed in lace from her mother’s wedding gown and had previously been worn by two of her sisters. Katie carried a white hand-tied bouquet of roses, ranunculus, tulips and hydrangeas.
Assisting the bride as matrons of honor were her sisters Jennifer Alexander Waterman and Emily Alexander Helm. Maids of honor were Ashley Alexander, sister of the bride, and Mimi Hedgcock, sister of the groom. Bridesmaids included Cassandra Dorris Dadakis, Molly Concannon Denihan, Christine Eckhardt Gallentine, Shay O’Dwyer Gasaway, Lane Evans Kulovitz, Sara Hawkins Lewis, Maggie Bullock Russ, and Ginna Crews Van Zandt. The junior bridesmaid was Caroline Waterman and the flower girls were Lacy St. Clair and Kate Waterman.
Gerald W. Hedgcock Jr., father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen included Jeff Dykes IV, Bratton Frierson, Archer Frierson III, Tim Hampton, Chris Kimball, and Mack McCullough. Ushers were Ryan Helm, Steve Koldyke, Mike Metcalf, and Neil Waterman. Hunter Helm, Holden Helm, and Hank Helm, nephews of the bride, were ring bearers.
Katie is a graduate of Highland Park High School. She received a Bachelor of Science from Wake Forest University and a Master of Medical Science in physician assistant studies from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She served as rush chair while a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and studied abroad in Vienna, Austria. Katie works as a physician assistant in the Cardiac ICU at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. Gerry is a graduate of Loyola College Prep in Shreveport. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance and real estate from Southern Methodist University. Gerry was social chair of Sigma Chi fraternity and served as a student senator. He is employed by Crow Holdings Capital Partners.
Following a wedding trip to South Africa and the Seychelle Islands, the newlyweds have made their home in Dallas.