Catherine Alexis Elder and John Cullen Aderhold were united in Holy Matrimony on Oct. 26, 2013, at the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, N.M. Their wedding ceremony was celebrated by the Rev. Phillip Postell, S.J. Music for the ceremony was provided by the string quartet Primavera. Immediately following the ceremony, a mariachi band led family and guests from the chapel to the reception at La Terraza in the La Fonda Hotel. Dinner and dancing followed with The Fever, a band from Boulder, Colo., providing the music. The parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at La Posada de Santa Fe on the eve of the wedding.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William Larry Elder of Dallas. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Mildred Bryant of Denton and the late Dr. David Bryant, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Elder.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cullen Aderhold of Dallas. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Winans of Richardson and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Aderhold of Edinburgh, Texas.
The bride was escorted down the aisle on the arm of her father. She wore an elegant, fit-to-flare, silhouette gown of ivory French corded lace, designed by Christo’s for Neiman Marcus. She enhanced her gown with a hand-beaded belt of Swarovski crystals and a veil of sheer illusion that cascaded beyond her chapel-length train.
Assisting the bride as matron of honor was her sister, Allison Elder Dickey. Her maid of honor was Leigh Ann Cole. Bridesmaids included Christine Leigh Aderhold, Keena Bell Aderhold, Mary Kathryn Hyland Eagleton, Heather Rachel Hood, Sara Clinch Moffitt, Mary McDaniel O’Black, and Lauren Loeffler Powers. Junior bridesmaids were Libby Nicole Winans and Meagan Nadine Winans. Other members of the house party were Cathleen Elizabeth Crews and Elizabeth Laine Clayton.
Attending the groom as best man was James Cameron Aderhold, the groom’s brother. Groomsmen included Cullen Paul Dickey, Patrick McCauley Dossett, William Davidson Gannon, John Scott Hardaway, Benjamin Tyler Milton, William Hamilton Tolson, Terry Vorhees Trippet, and Kyle Adam Young. Ushers were Kenneth Gordon Mayberry, James Joseph Mongaras, Jameil Saliba Pendleton, and Matthew Kasey Ratliff. Samuel Gray Aderhold was the ring bearer.
The bride is a graduate of the Episcopal School of Dallas. She received a BBA in finance from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, and an MBA in marketing from Southern Methodist University. Lexie is a marketing analyst for American Airlines.
The groom is a graduate of Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. He also received a BBA in finance from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Cullen is in commercial real estate for HFF.
Following their wedding trip to Providenciales, the Turks and Caicos, the couple have made their home in Dallas.