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fashion house's creation," she says. The Groom: Harper + Jones custom tux with Tom Ford bow tie, paired with his father's gold-and-onyx cuff links, and a reception change into a midnight-navy Tom Ford tux. Wedding Rings: Her band designed by Pia Tolomei, owner of Bella Madre. The groom's band from Tiffany & Co. Bridal party: There were 17 bridesmaids, who wore Marchesa and four maids of honor, including the bride's sisters who wore Markarian gowns. Groomsmen: White dinner jackets from Culwell & Son, Dallas. Flowers: Todd Events created bridal bouquets and floral installations through the Flores home and at the Corinthian. Catering: City Kitchen, Houston. The wedding wine was 1996 Chateau Haut-Brion that the father of the bride has been saving since the year Meredith was born. High Notes: A handbell group rang in the rose garden to signal the ceremony. The bride walked down the aisle to the Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun" played by a string quartet and French horns, from Élan Artists. When the couple kissed as man and wife, musicians played Nina Simone's "Feeling Good," with a sax player adding magic. At the reception, family friends Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn performed five songs including "Neon Moon" and "My Maria." Reception band was Rhythm Collective. DJ Savy Fontana, who alternates between St. Barts and Aspen, played the after party. Reception: The festivities expanded to 450 at the Corinthian, a neoclassical treasure in downtown Houston, with an after-party at the historic former bank's vault space. First Dance: The bride danced with her father to "Can't Always Get What You Want" by The Rolling Stones, a joke between them. The groom danced with his mother to "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong, an ode to Louisiana jazz, which he was raised on. Happily Ever After: The new Mr. and Mrs. took a mini-moon to St. Barts, staying at Eden Roc. This summer, they'll honeymoon in Italy — Milan, Lake Como, Tuscany, Florence, and hitting the coast for Amalfi, Positano, and Capri. 1. Ring bearer Teddy Barker. 2. Mother of the bride Cherie Flores, the bride and sisters, Alanna Flores and Olivia Flores. 3. The groom's parents, Stacy and Keith Barker. (Continued from page 36) 1. 2. 3. 38

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