Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Frank LaCroix

(Ashley Hope Anthony)

Anthony - LaCroix

Ashley Hope Anthony and Edwin Frank LaCroix were united in marriage Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at Villa Di Felicita in Tyler, Texas. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Rev. Jim Storms, of Tyler, who introduced the couple to each other. Following the outdoor ceremony, a seated dinner and dance reception was hosted by the brides parents in the reception hall of the Villa.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Anthony of Kilgore, Texas, and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Anthony of Henderson, Texas and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jim Swingler. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary LaCroix of Carrollton, Texas, and the grandson of Mrs. Osa LaCroix of Kalispell, Mont., and the late Mr. Bob LaCroix and Mr. Antonio Prada of Ibague, Colombia, and the late Mrs. Cecilia Parada.

Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore and ivory French Alencon lace Vera Wang gown, Eliza, with and appliqued bodice complemented by a traditional ball gown skirt made of organza inserts organized into an intricate pattern of tucks and pleats that created a surge of buoyancy. The dress was fashioned with a sweetheart neckline of soft ivory Chantilly lace designed and tailored by Michael Faircloth of Dallas. Organza covered buttons extended down the low back V-neckline accented with a cascading cathedral length ivory veil with delicate French Alencon lace applique edging.

Serving as Maid of Honor was Megan Dehoyos, Kilgore, Texas, and Matron of Honor was Jessica Tillary Martin, Tyler, Texas. Bridesmaids were Christine Kennelly, Dallas, Texas, Amanda Hesterley, Kapaa, Hawaii, Megan Jackson Slagle, Forney, Texas, Brenda LaCrois Rios, Dallas, Texas, and Amber Calderon, Waco, Texas.

Flower girls attending the bride were Elivia Wilson and Summer Fulgham with the assistance of the bridesmaids attendant, Mikayla Anthony.

The grooms brother, Anthony LaCroix of Galveston, Texas, served as Best Man. Groomsmen were Juan Rios, Dallas, Texas, Michael Anthony, Waco, Texas, Eduardo Castaneda, Abilene, Texas, Pedro Mendoza, Roundrock, Texas, Arturo Chavez, Plano, Texas, and Adrian Larriva, Austin, Texas.

In memory of Ashleys grandmother, Mrs. Murlene Pinky Swingler, the grandmothers wedding dress was displayed along with a small portrait charm given by granddaughter, Shea Graham Tyra. A deep blue marquise brooch that belonged to Ashleys great-grandmother, Mrs. Zoe Petteway Swingler, was attached to Ashleys bouquet in her memory. A beautiful eight foot, hand carved, cedar cross built by Craig Jaynes for the outdoor ceremony was given as a gift to the couple.

Guests were greeted by program attendants Graham Tyra and Jack Tyra of Kilgore, Texas. Ryan Griffin, Kilgore, Texas, Tommy Howard, Dallas, Texas, Jacob Beddingfield and Aaron Frazier of Tyler, Texas served as ushers.

Music was provided for the ceremony by the Longview String Quartet and soloist, Jon Starling of Henderson, Texas. Scripture from the book of Ruth was read by Michael Anthony. Michael Wayne was the Master of Ceremonies for the reception accompanied by the reception band, Klockwork, of Houston, Texas.

Following a honeymoon to the Turks and Caicos Islands, the couple will reside in Tyler, Texas.

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