Rachel Deanne Cannon and Jacob Mitchell Koonsman were united in marriage on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Pastor Tova Sido performed the ceremony and Scott Ayers, organist, provided music. Following the ceremony, a reception of dining and dancing was held at The Highland Dallas Hotel. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the parents of the groom, was held on Friday evening at Hotel Lumen in Dallas.
Rachel is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bascom Cannon of Dallas. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Cunningham of Waco, Texas; Mrs. Mary Sue Duty of Moody, Texas; the late Mr. Robert Duty, also of Moody, Texas; and the late Mr. and Mrs. James William Cannon Sr. of San Antonio.
Jacob is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Martin Leroy Koonsman Jr. of Dallas. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Lawerence Amidei of Lago Vista, Texas, the late Mr. Sidney Holman Davis of Houston, Mrs. Toni Bannister Wessley of Plano, Texas, and the late Mr. Martin Leroy Koonsman Sr. of Iredell, Texas.
The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father. Serving as maid of honor was Sarah Cannon, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids included Meredith Barnes, Mary Elizabeth Burgher, Ashley Holmes, Natalie Johnson, Brooke Koonsman, sister of the groom; Brittany Longosz; Lindsey Miller; Katherine Mitchell; Shelby Strodel; Sara Beth Tunnell; and Erin Weitzel.
Serving as best men were Luke Koonsman, brother of the groom, and Ford Braly. Groomsmen included Jacob Anderson, Zachary Bodhane, Robert Boone, Alex Cole, Weston DeFrisco, Robert Howard, Tyre Pierce, Malcolm Petersen, Philip Sommers, and Will Washington. Ushers were Cole Burdette and Cheston Goudge. Scripture readers were Will Mogk, Carter Sido, Anna-Princillia Sido, and George Sido. The ring bearers were Ethan Kim and Eli Kim.
Rachel is a graduate of Highland Park High School and The University of Alabama where she graduated Cum Laude. She is employed by StreetLights Residential in Dallas, TX.
Jacob is a graduate of Highland Park High School and Colorado State University. He is employed by VeriTex Spine in Dallas.
Following a honeymoon in Belize, the couple will reside in Dallas.