The bride wore an A-line ivory ball gown designed by Casablanca. Sarah Lattimore of Minot, North Dakota, and Lauren Duquette of Corpus Christi, served as her matrons of honor. Bridesmaids were Katy Holdridge of Dallas, sister of the groom, Katie Wiley of Austin, Avery Elander of Fort Worth, Megan Johnson of Bossier City, Louisiana, Amy Doty of Dallas and Stephanie Winans of Austin, friends of the bride. The flower girl was Jillian Worden of South Deerfield, Massachusetts. Other bridal attendants were Sarah Westgate and Alison Westgate of San Jose, California, cousins of the groom.
Andrew Newton, of Austin, brother of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Alex Kendrew of Dallas, brother of the bride, James Kennemer II of Bartonville and Lt. Matthew Kennemer of Hawaii, cousins of the groom, Brad Gruppi of Fort Worth, Erik Hargrave of Dallas, Roger Cunningham of Colorado and Connor Tucker of Chehalis, Washington, friends of the groom. The ring bearer was Tyler Worden of South Deerfield, Masschussetts.
Serving as ushers were Hunt Holdridge of Dallas, brother-in-law of the groom, Jesse Fuller of Longview, Will Thurmond, Shawn Kassoff and Nash Bell, of Houston, friends of the groom.
House party members were Lacy Sands of Dallas, Melissa Miller of Dallas and Claire Vo of Austin, friends of the bride.
A reception was held at Old Red Museum, with a winter theme of silver, white and blue. A catered dinner, candy bar, ice cream sundaes and coffee bar were enjoyed by the wedding guests. The bride’s cake was red velvet, decorated with snowflakes, and the groom had cheesecakes in several flavors. A photo booth was set up to capture attendees in costume. Attendees were given snowflake and silver ball ornaments as momentos of the occasion. Music was provided by Rich Lloyd and In10city Band. Connie Hanson with Blumen provded the flowers.
The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Debra Kendrew of Irving. She is the granddaughter of Elizabeth Kendrew and the late John Kendrew and George Jaworski and the late Helena Jaworski, all of Northhampton, Massachusetts. Erika graduated from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2003 and the University of Texas at Austin in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and a minor in Spanish and business. She is an account manager at Ansira in Dallas.
The groom is the son of William T. and Rebecca Newton of Longview. He is the grandson of the late William B. and Iris Newton of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and the late Alvis W. and Sylvia Kennemer of Longview. William graduated from Longview High School in 1999 and the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Sociology. He is a principal partner in Xite Realty, LLC, in Austin.
After a honeymoon in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the couple resides in Austin, Texas.