Wedding vows were exchanged by Emily Ellen Galusha and Andrew Michael Ashmore at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, along a spring creek behind the groom’s mother’s house on the Bar BC Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Rev. Jim Riley of Whidbey Island, Wash., officiated.
Parents of the bride are Norma and Harry Leslie Galusha Jr. of Little Rock. She is the granddaughter of the late Harry and Ellen Galusha and the late James and Emily Agnew, all of Little Rock.
The groom is the son of Mary Jane Ashmore of Jackson Hole and Lila and David Ashmore of Little Rock. His grandparents are the late Lynn and Charles Ashmore and the late Betsy and Joseph Murphy, all of Dallas.
Vows were exchanged on a small bridge made of old barn wood handcrafted by the groom and his brothers. The ceremony site was decorated with local wildflowers and grasses along with white spray roses, baby’s breath and dusty miller. Music wasby Alex Piazza of Little Rock on pedal steel and acoustic guitarist Kenny Hadden of Jackson Hole.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore an ivory peu de soie and antique lace A-line dress with a court train designed and hand-sewn by the bride’s mother. As the bride walked down the aisle she received flowers from her close girlfriends that her mother, who served as matron of honor, tied together creating the bridal bouquet.
Serving as the bride’s attendants were her brothers, Harry Leslie Galusha III and James Russell Galusha, both of Little Rock.
Charlotte Galusha of Little Rock served as an honor attendant. Flower girl and ring bearer were Eva Ireland Galusha and Harry Leslie Galusha IV of Little Rock, niece and nephew of the bride.
The father of the groom was best man. Groomsmen were David Michael Ashmore of Boulder, Colo., and Aaron Van Ashmore of Austin, Texas, brothers of the groom.
After the ceremony an outdoor family-style dinner was held at the ranch. Dinner tables were covered with white linens and burlap table runners and held locally gathered elk antlers, wild sagebrush, vintage blue and clear Ball jars with arrangements of local wildflowers and grasses, white spray roses, green hypericum berries, scabiosa pods and dusty miller. Music was by Alex Piazza.
The bride has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts with an emphasis in graphic design from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She is a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and artist at e.e.g. Creative.
The groom has a bachelor’s degree in real estate finance from the University of Arkansas and studied Spanish at the University of Buenos Aires. He is an associate at Den Property Group and a partner at Eden East Austin.
After a honeymoon traveling through the Western states, the couple will live in Austin. They plan to visit Nova Scotia later.
High Profile, Pages 47 on 09/08/2013
Print Headline: EMILY ELLEN GALUSHA ANDREW MICHAEL ASHMORE