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Liljenwall & Lytal
Miss Malorie Ann Liljenwall and Mr. James Wade Lytal were united in marriage on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at four o'clock in the afternoon at Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. The candlelight double-ring ceremony was officiated by Reverend David Lee Riggle. Music for the ceremony was provided by Encore Strings and featured Sarah Fuselier, as vocalist. The scripture reading was delivered by Laura Grace Robinson Baker and Grayson Thomas Lisenby, childhood friends of the bride and groom.
Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at Lakeside Country Club with entertainment provided by Blind Date of Austin, Texas. On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted the rehearsal dinner at the Wisteria Ballroom, The Westin Houston, Memorial City. The bridal luncheon was held on Friday at Ouisie's Table, given by the bride's fraternal aunts, Mrs. Caroline Crider, Mrs. Pam Imig, Mrs. Linda Leissner, Mrs. Emily Liljenwall, her Godmother, Mrs. Anne Folkes, and close friend of the bride's family, Mrs. Lisa Hanson.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wayne Tyler of Houston, Texas and Mrs. Becky Bostick Liljenwall and the late Erik Gustav Valdemar Liljenwall II of Austin, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence O'Donnell, junior of Houston, Texas and the late Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Gustav Liljenwall of San Antonio, Texas. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hobart Lytal of Houston, Texas. He is the grandson of Mrs. Nancy Gay Lytal and Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Wade Lytal of Dallas, Texas and the late Mr. and Mrs. William James Mahon of Houston, Texas.
Escorted by her step-father, the bride was given in marriage by her parents. She chose a couture gown by New York bridal fashion designer, Hayley Paige. The ball gown was fashioned of ivory tulle with a full horsehair trim flounced skirt and chapel train. It featured a sheer illusion halter high neckline, an alabaster and Swarovski crystal bodice, and an open v-back with crystal studded strap detail. To compliment her dress, the bride wore a cathedral length veil of ivory silk white French illusion, also adorned in Swarovski crystals. She carried a beautifully rounded bouquet of white peonies, wrapped in her late father's monogrammed handkerchief.
Mrs. Lauren Liljenwall Ludwick, sister of the bride, of Corpus Christi, Texas served as Matron of Honor and Miss Arleigh Victoria Andrews of Houston, Texas served as Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids included Mrs. Courtney Somerville Becker and Mrs. Shelby Kuni Loskorn of Austin, Texas, Mrs. Kendall Fisher Eckhardt, Miss Hutton Inness Hinson, Mrs. Melissa Matteson Jenkins, Mrs. Amy Holland Quinn, and Miss Alexandra Ford Stuebing of Houston, Texas, and Mrs. Kelly Parma Miglicco of Dallas, Texas. The bridal party wore navy tulle long gowns by Amsale, featuring an illusion neckline with a ruched bodice and straight skirt. They carried rounded bouquets with a mixture of white and pink O'Hara garden roses, hot pink roses and light pink spray roses. Honor Attendants included Miss Cameron Alexis Kroger, Miss Kellen Avery Kroger, Miss Courtney Dare O'Donnell, Miss Linley O'Donnell, and Miss Mary McKenna O'Donnell, cousins of the bride, of Houston, Texas, and Miss Sarah Megan McGiboney, cousin of the groom, of Grapevine, Texas. Miss Gemma Antonette DeFrisco of Jacksonville, Illinois and Miss Lyndon McKinley Ludwick, niece of the bride, of Corpus Christi, Texas, served as Flower Girls. The little girls wore an ivory tulle, rolled floral bodice, tea length dress, adorned by an ivory organza flower on a cascading navy organza sash and carried floral pomanders with ribbon streamers.
Mr. Jordan Matthew Lake of Pearland, Texas and Mr. Scott Alan Sims of Houston, Texas served as the groom's Best Men. Groomsmen included Mr. Christopher Mason Lytal and Mr. William Aaron Lytal, brothers of the groom, Mr. Koby Aaron Clemens, and Mr. Blake Douglas MacKay of Houston, Texas, Mr. Erik Gustav Valdemar Liljenwall III and Mr. Guy Walker Liljenwall, brothers of the bride, of Austin, Texas, Dr. Landon Eric Ludwick, brother-in-law of the bride, of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Mr. Paul Richard Michalak of San Antonio, Texas. Ushers included Mr. Peyton Joseph DeFrisco of Jacksonville, Illinois, Mr. Brian Wiesler Fox of Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Alexander David Gold of Austin, Texas, Mr. Benjamin Jay Hackbart of Titletown, Wisconsin, Mr. Jack Steadman Langdon and Mr. Markham David Stayton of Houston, Texas. Master Aiden James DeFrisco, of Jacksonville, Illinois and Master Liam Paul Michalak of San Antonio, Texas served as Ring Bearers and carried a needlepoint pillow with a floral heart motif and appliqués of lace and handkerchiefs from the couple's mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers, which was handmade by a close friend of the bride's family, Mrs. Claudia Laswell.
Malorie is a graduate of Memorial High School in Houston, Texas. She attended The University of Texas at Austin where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She graduated in 2009 from the McCombs School of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Masters in Professional Accounting. She is employed by Deloitte Services, LP in Houston, Texas. Wade is also a Memorial High School graduate. In 2009 he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Composite Social Studies from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas while playing football for the Trinity Tigers. He later obtained a Masters in Education from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2011. He has been Offensive Coordinator for Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois, and will be assuming the position of Assistant Football Coach for Memorial High School this next fall.
Following a honeymoon to Antigua, the newlyweds will reside in Houston, Texas with their beloved German Shepherd, Chief.