Michelle Annette Ackels and Michael Scott Roudebush were married on July 13, 2013 at six-thirty in the evening at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Dallas. Monsignor Milam Joseph officiated. A reception followed immediately at the Belo Mansion. A rehearsal dinner was given by the groom's parents at The Dallas County Club the night before the wedding. The bride is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Edward Ackels, Jr. of Dallas. The groom is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Jerald Lynn Roudebush of Austin, TX. Grandparents of the bride are the late Judge & Mrs. Lawrence E. Ackels, Sr., and Mrs. Olga and the late Simon G. Marina. Grandparents of the groom are the late Melvin Jack Roudebush, and Reverend & Mrs. Fred Foster Carter, Jr., and Mr. & Mrs. Donald Noble Ewan.
The bride wore an elegant gown of ivory Chantilly lace, designed by Liancarlo for Stanley Korshak. The fluted silhouette fashioned a strapless sweetheart neckline and featured a satin sash adorned with blue sapphire crystals, which beautifully accented her natural waist. Tiers of lace delicately cascaded throughout the tulle skirt and fell softly to her Jimmy Choo heels. To complete her ensemble, the bride wore a veil of sheer illusion and matching lace, which framed her face and fell gracefully beyond the chapel-length train of her gown.
The bride and groom are both honor graduates of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Michelle received a bachelor's degree in early childhood education in 2009 and a master's degree in elementary education in 2010. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Scott received a bachelor's degree in business administration in both marketing and finance in 2010, and was a member of the TCU golf team. Michelle is a second grade teacher at Christ the King School in Dallas and Scott is pursuing a career as a professional golfer.
Published in the Dallas Morning News on August 11, 2013