Elizabeth Clary Herndon and Cullen Michael Cone were united in marriage on March 12, 2016, at the beautiful St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Houston. The ceremony was officiated by Dr. Jim Bankston of Pearland, Texas. Following the ceremony, the guests gathered at The Astorian, a 1920s-inspired, industrial chic private venue, for a reception that featured music by The Drywater Band. The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the family of the groom the previous evening at Hotel Zaza in Houston’s renowned Museum District.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Glasscock of University Park and Mr. and Mrs. James Michael Herndon of Dallas. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Starr of Dallas, and Mr. James Errett Herndon and the late Mrs. Marjorie Clary Herndon of Paris, Tenn. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Scott Cone of Houston. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cone of Houston and the late Mr. and Mrs. Howard Rodgers of Tyler, Texas.
The bride was escorted down the aisle by her grandfather, Mr. Shelby Starr, as the organ played the classic “Bridal Chorus” by Wagner. The bride wore an ivory gown designed by Ines Di Santo. The mermaid silhouette fashioned a sweetheart neckline and a fitted bodice in delicate English net, adorned with romantic Leon Lace and a soft Cameo Pink underlay. The dress was paired with a soft white European cathedral-length veil. The bride carried an elegant bouquet featuring a pave of soft pink garden roses accented with white anemones and white phalo orchid blooms. The bouquet’s handle was wrapped with a crystal embellished ribbon. The bride also wore a sapphire, pearl and gold lavaliere belonging to her great-grandmother.
Attending Elizabeth as maid of honor was her sister, Isabel Errett Herndon. Wearing dark navy chiffon gowns and carrying lush bouquets of white hydrangea laced with accents of white anemones, the bridesmaids included Margaux Claire Anbouba, Caitlyn Cherie Cowart, Taelor Peters Fisher, Caroline Grace Pullen, Blair Kathleen Strong, Ashley Rolland Tellkamp, and Kelsey Brooke Williams. Meredith Michelle Byrnes, Charlotte Rose English, Hannah Lauren Houshian, Sterling Victoria Myers, Mary Francesca Ross, and Hannah Camille Schuessler were members of the house party.
Attending the groom as best man was his brother, Carson Dayne Cone. His groomsmen were Jimmy Bailey, Richard Beeler, David Bracht, Parker Burkett, Carter Drummond, John Frazier, and Stephen West. Assisting with the seating of guests in the church were his ushers: Sterling Curry, Adam Johnson, Joaquin Reagan, Matthew Reckling, Charles Schaefer, and Neal Simpson.
The bride is a graduate of Highland Park High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts in communication from Texas A&M University, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She is a third-year law student at The University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas and will be graduating in May of this year. In the fall, the bride will begin her career as an attorney in the Business Transactions section of Andrews Kurth LLP, in Houston.
The groom is a graduate of The Kinkaid School in Houston. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering with a minor in geology from Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He works as a petroleum engineer for Tri-C Resources in Houston.
The newlyweds honeymooned at Sugar Beach in St. Lucia, where they spent 6 nights in the beautiful Caribbean. The couple will call Houston their home.