Sarah Allison Shuford and Robert Boyd Oliver were married Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Robert S. Dannals, and the Rev. William Joseph Ambrose Power, the bride’s grandfather. A reception hosted by the bride’s parents immediately followed at Brook Hollow Golf Club.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Carroll Shuford Jr. of University Park. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Jack Merville Little and the late Mr. Jack Merville Little, Dr. and Mrs. William Joseph Ambrose Power, and Mr. William Carroll Shuford Sr. and the late Mrs. William Caroll Shuford Sr.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rust Oliver of San Antonio. He is the grandson of Mrs. William Edward Blackwell and the late Mr. William Edward Blackwell and Mrs. Robert Lee Oliver and the late Mr. Robert Lee Oliver.
Presented in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a beautiful gown of ivory Alencon lace designed by Ines di Santo for Stanley Korshak. The feminine, trumpet-like silhouette featured a silk taffeta underlay and a sweetheart neckline. Illusion tulle and lace detail grazed her shoulders and cascaded down her back coming together to create the low v-back of the gown. Covered buttons flowed down her tiered lace skirt for a romantic flair. To complete her ensemble, the bride wore a veil of sheer illusion and lace with a hint of crystal detail, which framed her face and fell gracefully beyond her chapel- length train. Her sisters had also worn the same veil.
Attending the bride as matrons of honor were her two sisters, Elizabeth Shuford Conroy, and Emily Shuford Keller, both of Dallas.
The bridesmaids were Caroline Ann Adams, Natalen Nicole Castrejana, Pamela Stacy Freeman, Abigail Elizabeth Gans, Elizabeth Louise Hawes, Jennifer Taylor Hobson, Lindsey Leigh Howie, Sarah Ryan Johnson, Taylor Anne Lane, Lauren Elizabeth Marple, Allison Paige Michie, Madeline Elise Millstein, Sarah Edwards Moore, Callie Grace Porter, Rachel Malone Riley, and Elizabeth Patricia Watson.
Serving as the best man was the groom’s brother, William Rust Oliver, of San Antonio.
The groomsmen were Albert Milton Biedenharn IV, Marty Kyle Dusek, Christopher Ryan Garcia, Weston Brown Gouger, Jonathan Daniel Haney, Albert Ford Hausser Jr., Russell Wade Kilgore, Michael Lewis Meaden, Harper Andrews Nahoum, James Walter Park V, Wallace Rogers IV, Andrew Michael Rymer, William Carroll Shuford III, Nowery John Smith III, and Robert Luke West.
The ushers were Brian Richard Conroy, James Preston Durbin, Adam Ramsden Hays, Charles Henry Keller, Scott Andrew Kiella, Owen Turner McCabe, and James Jordan Rymer.
The bride is a 2007 graduate of Highland Park High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in fashion merchandising from Texas Christian University, where she was a member of Tri Delta sorority. She is employed as an executive assistant for Elephant Oil and Gas.
The groom is a 2005 graduate of Texas A & M. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from A&M University where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He is currently employed at JPMorgan as a senior portfolio analyst.
Following their honeymoon trip to Hawaii, the couple resides in Dallas.