Lauren Rebecca Kuhlmann and Jacob Zachary Schmid Tripplehorn were united in marriage March 16, 2013, at eight o'clock in the evening at Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church in New Orleans, La. Father Anthony Rigoli officiated at the double ring ceremony. A reception at the New Orleans Museum of Art followed the wedding ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Terrence A. Kuhlmann of Austin. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter T. Kuhlmann of Austin, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Redmon, Sr. of Victoria. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul K. Tripplehorn of Fort Worth. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Maurice P. Tripplehorn of Andrews, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Schmid, Jr. of Glen Rose.
Matron of honor was Taylor Kuhlmann Shanklin, sister of the bride, and maid of honor was Kathryn Meredith Holden. Best man was Paul Kelly Tripplehorn, father of the groom. Bridesmaids were Alexis Claire Tripplehorn, sister of groom, Catherine Francis Bradley, Courtland Adelaide Crosswell, Helen Riordan Hemingway, Megan Helen Kaldis, Hilary Lauren Sealy, Katherine Taylor Biehle, Lia Carin Giannotti, Jennifer-Lind Latham Heiser, Shelby Brooke Price, and Traci Turnquist Wilson. Honorary attendants were Sarita Pitt Francis, Sarah Jane Jornayvaz Howell, Mary Givens Wakefield, Rachel Sylvia Kuhlmann, and Khaki Ann Wright. Flower girls were Samantha Tate Kuhlmann, Chelsea Anne Kuhlmann, both nieces of the bride, Georgina Marsland Condrey and Katherine Vail Johnson. Groomsmen were Grant Wade Ballew, Rhett James Alan Carter, William Scott Thompson, Hunter London Brous, Travis Gardner Goff, Peter Madison Dollahite, Walter Keene Linscott Ferguson III, Taylor Joseph Hood, Charles Joseph Keith, Ovide Lacour Miller, Austin Thomas Reilly, Matthew Thomas Scott, and Nicholas Lickdyke Varney. Ushers were Carl August Detering III, John Patrick Howell, Robert Burton Padgitt Dupree, Peter Rowan More, Terrence Brandon Kuhlmann, brother of bride, David Arthur Terry and Graham Frederick Trainor. Readers were Hamilton Henry Redmon, uncle of bride, and Foster Mathews Schmid, cousin of groom.
On the eve of the wedding, the parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at LaTrobe's on Royal Street. They also hosted a champagne and dessert party after the rehearsal dinner for all who attended the wedding.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, Rebecca wore a beaded lace, ivory gown designed by Yvonne La Fleur of New Orleans and her mother's cathedral length veil from her wedding in 1971. Along with her cascading bouquet of phaleonopsis orchids, white ranunculus, and white peonies, Rebecca carried her mother's rosary blessed by Pope Paul VI and her godmother's rosary blessed by Pope John Paul II.
The bride received a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising in 2009 from the University of Texas at Austin and is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She is currently employed as a Sales Manager for the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel on Canal Street. The groom received a Bachelor of Arts in Russian Studies and Government in 2008 from the University of Texas at Austin and is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He is currently studying to receive his JD and MBA degrees from Tulane University this May. The couple met while studying at the University of Texas.
Following a honeymoon to Buenos Aires and Mendoza, Argentina, the couple now lives in the Garden District in New Orleans, La.
Published in the Star-Telegram on May 5, 2013