Amanda Martin & Bill Pratt

Matt Shelley
Matt Shelley

Amanda Kay Martin and William Henry “Bill” Pratt V joined hearts and hands together on December 5, 2015 at Cross Creek Ranch in Parker, Texas. John Wells officiated the outdoor wedding ceremony which included Dexter and Lennox Pratt, the groom’s 3-year-old twin niece and nephew, bearing a sign that read, “Here comes the love of your life!” Keeping with the rustic theme at the reception, barbecue was served and pies from Emporium Pies, including the bride’s pick of “Smooth Operator” and the groom’s: “Snowball.” The reception was also at Cross Creek Ranch, where friends and family danced to some of the couple’s southern rock favorites. Bill and Amanda stepped onto the dance floor to “Never Stop” by SafetySuit for their first dance together as man and wife. Later guests saw the happy couple off beneath an array of sparklers. On the eve of the wedding the parents of the groom hosted a late lunch at Abuelo’s in Plano, Texas following the rehearsal. Flowers for the bridal party were provided by the bride’s friend, an up-and-coming floral designer, Olivia Merritt. Matthew Shelley of Matthew Shelley Photography was on hand to capture all the magical moments for posterity.

The bride is the daughter of Ian and Patricia Martin of Dallas. She is the granddaughter of Nieva Barrs of Galveston, Texas and the late Theodore Barrs, and Tony and Jill Martin of Claremore, Okla.

The groom is the son of William Henry “Bill” Pratt IV and Linda Pratt of Richardson, Texas. He is the grandson of the late Albert and Faye Greulich and the late William Henry Pratt III and Elizabeth Pratt, all of Lorain, Ohio.

The bride was presented in marriage by her parents. She was escorted down the aisle on her father’s arm. Amanda wore a stunning strapless antique lace gown with Diamante beading, accented with a latte-colored Grosgrain ribbon sash with Diamante beading, and cowboy boots, of course. Members of the entire wedding party joined the bride in wearing cowboy boots with their wedding attire.

Assisting the bride as maid of honor was Lindsay Jedlowski. Bridesmaids included Danielle Williams, Tiffany Samaniego, and Amanda Eaton. Madison Eaton and Olivia Tucker, the groom’s niece, were flower girls.

Attending the groom as best man was his older brother, Ryan Pratt. Groomsmen were Matt Laymon and Mike Eaton.

The bride is a graduate of Bishop Lynch High School. She received an Associates in criminal justice from Mountain View Community College. Amanda is a payroll administrator for the Fossil Group.

The groom is a graduate of Richardson High School. Bill is a fulfillment specialist at New Benefits.

Following their wedding trip to Vail, Colo. the couple has made Richardson their home.

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