Rebecca Joan Mann and Lance Wright were united in marriage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 2, 2013, in the Whitehall Chapel at the Carleen Bright Arboretum. Officiating the ceremony was the Reverend Brad Brittain. A reception at the Carleen Bright Arboretum followed the ceremony. On the eve of the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was hosted by Danny and Rickie Wright at Viteks BBQ.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Wake Mann of Waco, the granddaughter of Mary Louse Mann and the late Robert A. Mann of Waco and the late Kenneth and Joan Painter of Greenville. She is a 2002 graduate of Midway High School, and graduated from Baylor University in 2007 with a Bachelor's Degree of Business Administration in Real Estate / Finance. She is currently employed at Citizens State Bank in Waco.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lance Wright of Lubbock, the grandson of Bettye Wright and the late Kenneth Wright of Meadow, Texas, and the late Dempsey and Peggy West of Lubbock. He is a 1993 graduate of China Spring High School, and graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Exercise Sports Sciences with a minor in History. He is currently a physical education teach at Hughes Road Elementary in Dickinson, Texas.
The bride was presented in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, David Wake Mann. The bride wore the 'Lorie' gown by Maggie Sottero. Her romantic slim a-line gown of ivory lace over light gold satin featured a sweetheart neckline, a stunning swarovski belt, and a corset closer. She also wore a cathedral length veil. She carried a free form bouquet designed with Hawaiian dendrobium orchids, gloriousa lily, orange runuculas, hot pink nurine lily, pincushion portea, yellow calla lily, hot pink garden roses, tangerine David Austin roses accented with charteuse succulents designed by Bloomingals. She also carried her family's prayer book with pictures of her late grandfathers and on her bouquet was an angel pin in memory of her granny.
Maid of honor was the brides sister, Jennifer Katherine Mann, Matron of Honor was her best friend, Casey Renee Turner, and her bridesmaid was her childhood friend, Amanda Sue Cunningham. Flower girl was Gianna Vieve Turner. Attendants were Hannah Elise VanDyke and Jacqueline Hope Painter.
Best man was Robert Jeffrey Holder and groomsmen were Clifton Jacques Heath and Kevin Don Fanning.
Music was provided by The Waco Strings Quartet with solos by Holly Tucker. The reception was DJ'd by Kevin Ballew. Floral arrangements were provided by Bloomingals of Waco.
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Published in the Waco Tribune-Herald on August 25, 2013