Sarah Elizabeth Thomas and Caleb Ryan Ballew were married on Saturday, May 22, 2010, at 4 p.m. The double ring ceremony was held at Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana. The ceremony was performed by Gary Welch, Sarah’s youth minister from the church.
The bride is the daughter of Tim and Sharon Thomas of Corsicana, and granddaughter of Gene and Helen Pechal of Ennis, and Charlie and Dee Thomas of Corsicana.
The groom is the son of Don and Beverly Ballew of Frost, grandson of Buddy and Fern Ballew of Mertens, Betty Elmore of Mertens, and Billy Elmore of Frost.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride carried a bouquet of pink peonies and wore a satin, strapless gown, with a sweetheart neckline, embellished with a crystal bead bodice, and highlighted with a pleated bust line. The back of the gown plunged in a V-back, and featured a unique twisted bow effect with continuous beading throughout the cathedral train. For something old, the bride carried a handkerchief that was originally a piece of her great great great grandmother’s wedding dress. For something new the bride wore a pearl and diamond necklace, along with matching earrings given to her from the groom. For something borrowed, the bride carried her groom’s grandmother’s bible that was given to her in high school. For something blue, the bride’s toes were painted turquoise with zebra stripes.
The maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Meagan Thomas. The bridesmaids were Britney Wigley, Jordan Brown, Marcy Ballew, Marcey Moran, Colby Pechal, and Carly Rejcek. The bridesmaids were six of the bride’s closest family and friends.
Serving as the Best Man was Don Ballew, the groom’s father. The groomsmen included Cody Ballew, David Kaddatz, Jordan Revill, Andrew Shafer, and Derek Kietzke; they were also the groom’s closest family and friends.
Following the wedding ceremony, a reception was held at The Remington, a rustic venue with an outdoor verandah in downtown Corsicana. The reception included turquoise tablecloths, with centerpieces made up of pink peonies and various shades of pink summer flowers spewing out of antique, cracked glass vases. The candle-lit tables and twinkle-lighted verandah made for a classic romantic atmosphere.
The wedding cake was a five-tier, red velvet cake, with turquoise and champagne designs on each tier.
The groom’s cake was a life size replica of the JIF creamy peanut butter jar.
Sarah and Caleb both graduated from Texas A&M University.
Following their honeymoon in the Dominican Republic, they will make their home in College Station