Wedding vows were exchanged by Christina Jean Parker and James Hunter Johnston at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in Lalumondiere Mill and Rivergardens in St. Louis. Meaghan Fanning officiated.
Parents of the bride are Karen and Pete Parker of North Little Rock. Her grandparents are the late Christine and Paul Parker of North Little Rock and the late Barbara and William Martin of Jackson, Tenn.
Linn and Richard Johnston of St. Louis are the parents of the groom. He is the grandson of Sandra Matheis, the late James Geissal and the late Marie and Richard Johnston, all also of St. Louis.
The altar of the outdoor chapel was decorated with a large brass container of succulents and burgundy scabiosa. Music was by vocalist and instrumentalist Shaun Munday.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a white crepe gown with a V-neckline and long sheer sleeves. She carried a bouquet of succulents, protea, burgundy scabiosa and eucalyptus.
Honor attendants were Dr. Lacey Parker of Memphis, sister-in-law of the bride, and Kristen Kaplon of Memphis. They wore off-the-shoulder tea-length dresses of burgundy velvet and carried bouquets of protea, eucalyptus and succulents.
Flower girl and ring bearer were Charlotte Parker of Little Rock, niece of the bride, and Liam Williams of Advance, N.C., cousin of the bride.
Best man was Cole Loftus of St. Louis. Groomsmen were Thomas Grieshaber, Kansas City, Mo.; Sean Fessler of Charlotte, N.C.; and Charles Albers of St. Louis. Guests were seated by Kevin Schulte of Kansas City; Brian Locke of St. Louis; and Edward Schnaible of Jefferson City, Mo.
A reception, also at Lalumondiere, followed the ceremony. Tables were covered with gray velvet cloths and centered with various sizes of vintage brass containers filled with succulents or brass bud vases holdings scabiosa surrounded with moss and candles. Music was by Shaun Munday.
The bride graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in global studies and political science from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, Political Science Honor Society and French Honor Society. She also graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago with a master's degree in international education. She is a student adviser and career coach for Centriq Training.
The groom received a bachelor's degree in business from Rockhurst University, where he was vice-president of Tau Kappa Epsilon. He is owner of FLO wood engraving and print studio and plans to attend graduate school next fall.
The couple are at home in St. Louis and plan a spring honeymoon to the East Coast.
High Profile on 11/03/2019