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74 Bailey and cousin Holly Wilson, and one matron of honor, cousin Amanda Rutherford Lodge. The 12 groomsmen included the groom's brother, William Thompson, as best man and the bride's brother, Houston Rutherford. The bride's other brother, Michael Rutherford III, served as an usher. Rehearsal Dinner: The down- home Salt Lick in nearby Driftwoo d served up barbecue the night before. "The air was crisp and the toasts glowed," recalls mother Nancy Rutherford, "the narratives hilarious and heartwarming." Special Gifts: The bride bestowed to the bridesmaids custom Mexican dresses with embroidered yokes, from Mi Golondrina, Dallas. Clever Signage: The road from ranch entrance to the ceremony was four miles. Along the way, markers confi rmed the distance to the nuptials — "3 miles until Mattie becomes Mrs. Thompson!" The Ceremony: Three hundred guests including members of Houston and San Antonio old- guard families and a cast of friends, fi rst grade through college, gathered for the al fresco ceremony and tented reception. The newlyweds were trucked from fi eld to reception in a vintage, bright red pickup. The Wedding Planner: Gina Whittington, The Whitt Experi- ence, Austin. Flowers: Botanical No. 9, Austin. Caterer: Word of Mouth, Austin. The menu nodded to Texas tradition (vegetarians need not apply), from chicken-fried venison bite appetizers, to salt-and- pepper seared beef tenderloin with Chianti demi-glace, a mashed potato bar, and late night break- fast tacos. Libations: Cocktails fueled by Texas craft distillers included a Tito's Vodka and soda with a splash of prickly pear, lime, and fresh jalapeños; and a Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka and soda. Who Made the Cake: The Cake Plate, Austin. The groom's cake stole the thunder: It depicted the couple's Brittany spaniel, Dos, complete with quail in mouth. M u s i c i a n s : A u s t i n - b a s e d Mariachi Relámpago performed during cocktail hour; Pure Party Band, in from Atlanta, took to the stage right after dinner. Happily Ever After: The couple was whisked off by a '50s Chevy to their wedding night at the Granduca, Austin; the pair left the next day to honeymoon in Hawaii and now reside in Houston. The getaway: Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III from Imperial Limousine The groom's cousins, Jacob Smith, Emma Scott Smith A vintage Chevy truck transported the couple from ceremony to reception Perfect ending to a perfect day The couple's Brittany spaniel, Dos, gave inspiration to the groom's cake. Mother-of-the-bride Nancy Rutherford, Mattie Bell Rutherford Thompson . The bride's nephew, Levi Michael Rutherford The bride with dad, Mike Rutherford Jr., take a twirl on the dance fl oor. The bride's grandfather, Charles Wright deBoisblanc The newly minted Mr. and Mrs. Thompson (continued from page 72)

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