Shelby Hoge and Matthew Comeaux exchanged sacred wedding vows on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church. Dr. Blair Monie, pastor of Preston Hollow Presbyterian, officiated the ceremony. Brett Taylor, a dear friend, played guitar and sang the Lord’s Prayer, and Kristin Van Cleve played the violin. A reception of dining and dancing followed at the Ritz-Carlton.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Burton Hoge of University Park. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Patricia Hoge Brown and the late Mr. Clarence Wesley Brown of Kingston, Okla., and the late Mr. Stewart Arthur Hoge of Oklahoma City, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Henry Hansing of Edina, Minn.
The groom is the son of Ms. Jamie Ann Comeaux of University Park. He is the grandson of Dr. Ernest Poulos and the late Joyce Ann Poulos of Dallas.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted down the aisle on the arm of her father. Shelby chose a Vera Wang strapless ballgown of soft fabric tissue organza and French tulle. It had a draped corset bodice and asymmetrically swept, floating organza petal skirt with pleated tulle. An ivory, grosgrain, multi-bow sash accented the bride’s natural waistline. She paired her beautiful, couture gown with a cathedral-length veil.
The bride carried a bouquet of white peonies, bound together with an heirloom handkerchief, belonging to her grandmother Shirley Hansing. It was embroidered with her grandmother’s name, with a small photo of the bride’s beloved Aunt Barb attached. The bride also carried her Kappa Kappa Gamma handkerchief, concealed beneath her gown, a tradition passed down by her Kappa sisters before her. Shelby completed her ensemble with her mother’s pearl earrings.
Assisting the bride as maid of honor was her sister, Jennifer Kay Hoge. Bridesmaids included Mary Strode Ayers, Emily Venk Cook, Jennifer Burr Davis, Megan Lynn Evans, Julia Kathryn Jones, Ashley Reed Merritt, Molly Hicks Quirk, Meredith Woodruff Reiff, Ann Patterson Rooney, Natalie Joy Smith, and Whitney Leigh Woodruff.
Among the members of the house party were Madeleine Hamsher Fidler, Rachel Kircher Hubbard, Lyndsay Ann Mendenhall, Casey Lamar Shelley, Sarah Elizabeth Smith, and Lindsey Strueber. Elizabeth Marie Comeaux, the groom’s niece, was flower girl.
Attending the groom as best man was Justin Jeffrey Comeaux, his brother. Groomsmen were Judson Anthony Crow IV, William Everett Francis, Brett Alan Hairston, Cortland Robert Hoge, Marshall Thomas Hunt, Andrew Kenneth Louis, William Austin Wallace Miglicco, Curtis Charles Parker, John William Proctor, Arthur Cameron Quisenberry, and Austin Craig Schenkel.
Ushers included Justin Christopher Carroll, Lloyd Robert French IV, William Clingman Jennings, Rhett Whitlow Mason, Mark Devin Owen, and Thomas Brett Taylor. The ring bearer was Reed Connelly Merritt.
The bride is a graduate of Highland Park High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in communication in 2006 from the University of Oklahoma, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Shelby teaches fourth grade at Kendall-Whittier Elementary in Tulsa.
The groom is also a graduate of Highland Park High School. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2007 from Texas Christian University, where he was also a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Matt is attending school at the University of Tulsa College of Law and will take the Texas Bar exam upon graduation in 2014.
Following their wedding trip to Krabi, Thailand, the newlyweds have made their home in Tulsa, Okla.