Emily Kathleen Killough and Matthew Jordan Griesbeck were joined in holy matrimony Jan. 16 at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. Reverend Greg Pickens of Saint Michael and All Angels and the Reverend Shawn Slate, Senior Pastor of Redeemer Church of Knoxville, Tenn. officiated their ceremony. Music was provided by Gyros String Quartet with organist James Diaz. Acolytes at the service included Jack Webberley Neuhoff, William Scott Neuhoff, and Charles Keane Neuhoff, longtime family friends of the bride. Kelsey Anne Earnest and Matthew Gordon Patrick, friends of both the bride and groom, were the scripture readers and they read from Isaiah 55 and 1 Corinthians 13. A reception of dining and dancing followed at the Dallas Country Club. A rehearsal dinner at The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek was hosted by the parents of the groom on the eve of the wedding.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Martin Yeaman and Mr. Jack Edwin Killough of University Park. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. Sidney Phelps Upsher of Oklahoma City, the late Margaret Adams Upsher also of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Beulah Pearl Killough of Cushing, Okla. and the late Mr. Jimmy Edwin Killough also of Cushing.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Moran Griesbeck of Germantown, Tenn. He is the grandson of Mrs. Charles William Griesbeck and the late Mr. Charles William Griesbeck of Memphis, Tenn., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Edward Garrety of Springfield, Ohio.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents. She was escorted down the aisle on the arms of both her father and her stepfather. For her wedding, the bride wore a slim, fitted ivory lace gown with scooped neckline and off-the-shoulder cap sleeves with a stunning V-shaped back. Emily chose her dress from a local wedding boutique in St. Louis, the city where the couple met and where they will begin their new life together. The bride carried her maternal grandfather’s monogrammed handkerchief twined around her bridal bouquet.
Maids of honor were her two sisters, Jessica Elaine Killough and Katherine Delaney Killough. Bridesmaids included Erin Moran Griesbeck Turner, Emily Grace Griesbeck, Lucy McCallie Lawson, Kelsey Anne Earnest, Joy Elizabeth Hallman, Rachael Johnston Delph, and Amy Frances Cooper. Among the members of the house party were Maria Ilah Massey, Laura Ann Rast Hamm, and Rebekah Dempsey Irwin. Flower girls were Olivia Yeaman, Sophie Yeaman, and Louise Turner.
The groom’s father, John Griesbeck, was best man. Groomsmen were Ralph Sumner Abraham IV, David Mason Barr, Paul Barrett Billings III, William Douglas Chapin, John Daniel Griesbeck, Mark DeVane Gruetzmacher Jr., Barrett Anderson Jones, Stephen John Maroda III, and David Thorne Williams Jr. Ushers included Davis McLain Abraham, Jonathan Lang Franklin, and Kevin Wayne Weaver Jr.
The bride is a 2007 graduate of Highland Park High School. In 2011 she received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Texas at Austin where she was also a member of Chi Omega sorority and volunteered for Young Life. Emily will complete her Masters of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis in May.
The groom is a 2008 graduate of Evangelical Christian School in Memphis. He graduated Summa Cum Laude, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in English from the Honors College at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss. in 2012. He was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Jordan is currently pursuing a Masters in Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary.
Following their wedding trip to Antigua, the couple have made their home in St. Louis.