Brett Caroline Butler of Frost and Randal William Schmidt of Sinton were united in marriage at 6 p.m. June 26, 2010, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Auther Culpepper of Three Rivers, uncle of the groom, and the Rev. Darla Blatnik of Corsicana. The music included traditional wedding selections as well as a congregational hymn, “Sweet, Sweet Spirit,” and was provided by Annett Reid of Corsicana.
The sanctuary featured magnolia leaves and candles in the windows and sprigs of rosemary tied with navy ribbon on the pews. Urns near the altar held lemon gerbera daisies, yellow roses, orchids, freesia, and yellow and white tulips. Iron candelabras with rosemary framed the area where the bride and groom said their vows. Yellow rose petals lined the aisle to the altar.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless satin A-line gown with side-draped bodice and asymmetric skirt. Her embellished one-tier veil featured beading, accentuating the delicate edging. She carried a bouquet of lemon gerbera daisies, yellow roses, freesia and white daisies along with a Bible given to her at birth by a close family friend and teacher, Pamela Brown.
The maid of honor was Robyn Graves of Ardmore, Okla., friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Elizabeth Schmidt of Sinton, sister of the groom, and Paige Bowling of Irene, friend of the bride. The bridesmaids wore knee-length navy satin dresses with lemon sashes. They carried bouquets of lemon gerbera daisies.
Acolytes for the ceremony were Madison and Lincoln Revill of Emmett, friends of the bride. The ring bearer was Justus Revill, also of Emmett.
The best man was Andrew Schmidt of Sinton, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Wesley Schmidt of Pearland, brother of the groom, and Matthew Treyillo of Sinton, friend of the groom. Groomsmen wore traditional black tuxedos with yellow daisy boutonnieres.
Ushers were Will Echols of Breckenridge, Joshua Hale of Huntsville, Chris Elmore of Huntsville, Rustin Mayse of Huntsville, Justin Hargadine of Fort Worth, Anson Hargadine of Nacogdoches, Stacy Thompson of College Station, Colby Reynolds of Huntsville and Kody Graves of Lubbock, all friends of the bride and groom.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at The Cook Center in Corsicana. The room featured tables with various containers of blue and white with lemon yellow and white flowers as well as candles wrapped with navy ribbon. The focus of the bride’s cake was a porcelain cake topper of Belle and the Prince from “Beauty and the Beast,” where the couple met while performing in a production of that play. The groom’s cake was designed to resemble a collection of his favorite books. Members of the house party were Katie McGraw of Blooming Grove, friend of the bride; Jaryn Lockett of Huntsville, friend of the bride; and Kayla Culpepper of Sinton, cousin of the groom.
Brett is a 2007 graduate of Frost High School and a 2010 graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in communications and journalism. Randal is a 2007 graduate of Sinton High School and will graduate from Texas A&M University in May 2011 with a degree in English and history. The couple plans a honeymoon trip to New York City over the holidays. The couple will reside in College Station.
Brett is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Butler of Frost and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Fullerton of Corsicana, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Berna of Frost, and the late Alpha Butler of Hillsboro. She is the great-granddaughter of Mrs. Florine West of Waxahachie. Randal is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Schmidt of Sinton and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Culpepper of Sinton, Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Phillips of Sandia, and Mr. and Mrs. William Schmidt of Mathis.