Kelley Elizabeth Hutchins and Milad Hashemi-Olia were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in University United Methodist Church, Austin, Texas. Officiating were the Rev. Susan Sprague and the paternal grandfather of the bride.
The bride is the daughter of Karen and Doug Hutchins, 400 LaSalle Drive. Her grandparents are Doris and Edward Klinkovsky of Temple, Texas, and Sue and the Rev. David Hutchins of Livingston, Texas.
Parents of the groom are Homa Azadi and Mohammad Hashemi-Olia of Shoreline, Wash. He is the grandson of Khatoon and the late Abbasgholi Azadi and the late Robabeh Chizari and the late Abdolah Hashemi-Olia, all of Tehran, Iran.
The chancel held arrangements of dahlias, ranunculus, orchids and celosia in fall colors. Music was by organist David Polley and vocalist Bruce Cain.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a strapless ivory ballgown. The beaded bodice had a sweetheart neckline and the tulle skirt extended to a chapel-length train. She carried a bouquet of yellow, orange and dark red dahlias, ranunculus, orchids and celosia.
Yanna Mikhailova of London was maid of honor. Serving as the bride’s attendants were Katy Hutchins of Little Rock, sister of bride; Misha Hashemi-Olia of Seattle, sister of the groom; Rebecca Lescarbeau of Dracut, Mass.; Erik Lin-Greenberg of New York;and Matt Hillin of Gladstone, Australia.
The attendants wore ivory dresses and carried smaller versions of the bridal bouquet.
Best man was William Diel of Anchorage, Alaska. Groomsmen were Kirk Hutchins of Little Rock, brother of bride; David Cate of Fort Collins, Colo.; Curtis Hickmott and Zack Smith, both of Seattle; and Trevor Kilgannon of Richland, Wash.
After the church ceremony a traditional Persian ceremony was held at Villa del Lago in Austin, followed by a reception. Guest tables covered in gold tablecloths were centered with wooden planter boxes holding fall flower arrangements. Music was by classical guitarist Ravner Salinas during dinner, followed by the mariachi band Mariachi Estrella.
The bride has a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and is pursuing a doctorate in aerospace engineering from the university.
The groom has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle and a master’s in electrical engineering from the University of Texas. He is pursuing a doctorate in electrical engineering from the university.
After a wedding trip to Kenya and Tanzania, the couple will live in Austin.
High Profile, Pages 46 on 10/27/2013
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