Clipped From The Hearne Democrat
i MR. AND MRS. KOBKKT WAYNE BATSON Todd-Batson Nuptials Solomized In Houston Nuptial vows were pledged by Miss Barbara .Jean Todd and Robert Wayne (Bobby) Batson of Houston in an impressive valentine ceremony solemnized at seven-thirty o'clock in the evening on February 11 at Rice Temple Baptist Church in Houston. The Rev. Bob Overton, pastor, officiated at the double ring rites. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Todd of Vernon. The groom is the son of T. Kenneth Batson of Aldine, formerly of Hearne. Traditional wedding selections were presented on.the organ by Mike Smith of Conroe who also accompanied the soloist, Mrs. Doyle Marchbanks of Ennis as she sang "All My Life" and "Eternal Life." Mrs. Mary Ann Batson registered guests as they entered the sanctuary. Presented in marriage by her father, the bride wore an empire gown of imported pure silk candlelight organ/a enhanced with re-embroidered Alencon lace. The sweetheart neckline featured a small yoke overlaid with bridal pearls and the long Alencon lace sleeves tapered to Juliet cuffs accented by narrow candlelight ribbon and bridal pearls. Back fullness in the flowing skirt descended into a full cathedral train. Her veil of pure silk imported French illusion, that was highlighted with bridal pearls and a band of re-embroidered Alencon lace, fell from a Camelot cap of peau de soie and Alencon lace encrusted with bridal pearls. The bridal bouquet was a cascade of red and white pompons and Frenched carnations, stephanotis. gypsophila and Mann's ivy which she carried atop a prayer book. She wore a candlelight and blue garter and the traditional sixpence in her shoe. Nan Todd Pullen was her sister's honor attendant. Her gown was a valentine bright red knit styled with a long ac- cordian pleated skirt and a long sleeved box jacket worn with a white chiffon and satin blouse. She wore a large white garden hat banded with red velvet ribbon that formed streamers down the back and carried a nosegay of red. white and pink Frenched carnations and gypsophila William Batson of Bryan served his brother as best man. Eric V. Wagoner of Houston was usher. For her daughter's wedding Mrs. Todd chose a formal length gown of strawberry ice polyester crepe with matching accessories and a red and pink Frenched carnation corsage. Mr. and Mrs Todd and Nan entertained with a reception following (he ceremony at the home of the bride and her sister. 2236L Bissonnet Street. Mrs Marv Ann Batson and Mrs Janet Jones alternated at the bride's book that rested on a table draped with a white organ/a and red felt cloth accented with white hearts. A white plumed pen and a colored photograph of the wedding pair completed the setting. An imported white cloth bordered with a softly sculptured floral pattern decorated the bride's table. The four tiered white wedding cake was adorned with pink spun sugar roses and rosebuds and topped with wedding bells and fresh flowers. Tall red tapers in a tall silver candelabra glowed at one end of the table. A garland of smilax extended from the caHe to silver trays filled with daintily decorated sand. wiQhes, r sausage balls, nuts, mints, relishes and sliced turkey. Red napkins inscribed in white with "Jan and Bobby" completed the setting. A chrome table with glass top held the cut glass punch bowl and cups. The punch bowl rested upon a circle of red felt bordered with white eyelet lace, strewn with tiny white hearts. The entertaining area was decorated with huge valentine bouquets of red roses and red and white feathered carnation arrangements in silver pitchers and tall red tapers in silver candelabras. Mrs. Judy Fellers served the wedding cake and Mrs. Deborah Festner poured the punch with Mrs. Janet Jones and Mrs. James Batson assisting. Miss Vickie Jones, niece of the groom, passed out strawberry ice satin roses filled with wild bird seed to guests before the couple left for a three-day honeymoon. For travel, the new Mrs. Batson selected a pant suit of frost cherry pink. Complementing her attire were matching accessories and the corsage from her bridal bouquet. The bride is a 1970 honor graduate of Vernon High School and a 1974 honor graduate of Texas Tech University with a major in elementary education and a minor in biology with a certification in kindergarten. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority and the 1973 recipient of the K. A. T. Scholarship award. She is also a member of the Association of Childhood Education, T. S. T. A., C. T. A. and N. E. A. and teaches second grade at Colonial Hills Grade School. Mr. Batson is a 1966 graduate of Hearne High School where he was an outstanding student and athlete. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Texas at Austin and has taught in the Aldine Schools for six years. He is presently a teacher and coach at Aldine Junior High School. The newlyweds are making their home at 2236 Bissonnet in Houston. NUPTIAL PARTIES Following the wedding aad reception on Saturday, the groom's father. Kenneth Bat son. entertained members of the wedding party, the couple's relatives and out of town guests with a barbecue at his home in Aldine Pre-nuptial parties held for the couple included n dinner party and surprise shower on January 27 given by Mr. and Mrs Richard Loft in. Mr. and Mrs John Kiefe. Mr. and Mrs Gene Peters and Sue Woolen, friends of the bride and groom After enjoying a four course dinner, the couples showered the engaged pair with gifts The bride-elect was given a surprise shower by her friends and faculty of the Colonial Hills Elementary School on February !>. The hostesses were Mrs. Judy Fellers, Deborah Festner and I.avonia Alex ander - s • March Bride-To-Be Is Shower Honoree Miss Carla Cotropia received approximately fifty well-wishers between the hours of three and five o'clock in the afternoon Saturday, March 5, as the honoree at a bridal shower. Her marriage to Kenneth Howard Chunn will take place March 12. The prc-nuptial courtesy was held in the reception rooms of the new Memorial Building of Grace United Methodist Church that was made festive with a decor in the honoree's selected bridal colors. Hostesses for the social were Mrs. Sam F. DeStefano, Mrs. Frank Abate, Mrs. Jack A. Lyons, Mrs. Sam Fachorn, Mrs. Marlin Jentsch, Mrs. Sam J. DeStefano, Mrs. Don Henderson, Mrs. Frank Cotropia, Mrs. Joe S. Corpora and Mrs. Vence Corpora. Miss Kim Cotropia, sister of the bride-elect, registered guests in the bride's book with a white plumed pen. A single long stemmed Minuet rose tied with eggshell colored ribbon was placed beside the bride's book to complete the decor. Miss Cotropia, who wore a corsage of white and yellow daisies and Fuji chrysanthemums, was assisted in receiving by her mother, Mrs. Carl Cotropia, and her y fi«lricc's mother, Mrs. Prentis Chunn of College Station, whose ensembles were complemented by corsages of assorted spring blossoms presented them by the hostesses. The hostesses alternated in serving coffee, citrus fruit punch garnished with a frozen fruit ring float, salted nuts, pastel colored mints and white cake squares adorned with miniature confection yellow rosebuds from silver trays and other silver appointments at the pretty tea table. Two silver candlehoiders filled with burning yellow tapers flanked the silver tray of cake squares to form the table's centerpiece. A garland of smilax interspersed with pink sweetheart roses, yellow and white daisies, pink miniature carnations, purple statice and jonquils extended from one end of the long table to the opposite end, encircling each of the silver candlehoiders. The silver coffee service was placed at one end of the table and the other end held the silver punch service. The tea table, the gift tables and the registry table were covered with matching floor length tablecloths with ruffled net skirts. Two white doves, each holding in its beak two white pearled hearts, perched atop an arrangement of English ivy, pear blossoms and redbud branches to form the central decor for the gift table. A companion arrangement adorned the top of the oiano. Included among the out of town guests attending was the .honoree's sister, Miss Car on Cotropia of Bryan. Baptist Women To Host Coffee A coffee will be held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan RUM, 902 Anderson, at ten o'clock in the morning March 15 to enable women of Hearne's First Baptist Church to meet Mrs. Bill Webb. Mrs. Webb is the wife of visiting evangelist, the Rev. Bill Webb, who will be conducting the revival at the church March 15-20.