Miss Allison Felty and Mr. Ross Dejoux were united in marriage in a formal, double ring ceremony at First United Methodist Church in Paris, Texas, on Saturday May 3, 2014, at six o’clock in the evening. The ceremony was officiated by the Reverends Brandon Autry and Bill Coleman.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Felty, of Paris. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Billie Lou Duncan and the late Tommy Duncan, and Dr. and Mrs. Bill Felty, all of Paris. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Dejoux of Direct, Texas. He is the grandson of Mr. Riazuth Ali Khan and the late Mrs. Ingeborg Ali Khan, and Mrs. Marie Dejoux and the late Mr. Constant Dejoux all of Switzerland.
Pianist for the wedding was Lisa Hughes. Selections, before the ceremony were some of the couples favorite hymns. Special music “Make You Feel My Love” was sung by Vanessa Milam, of Lubbock. The groom, bridesmaids, and groomsmen entered to “The Twisted Road”. The bride entered to “Marry Me”. The couple had a Tree of Unity ceremony during the service.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a formal gown designed by Sophia Tolli of Australia. The gown of misty tulle and lace was traditionally styled with capped sleeves, a sweetheart neckline, and an asymmetrical form fitted bodice with a crystal and pearl appliqué at the waist. Layers of Alencon lace appliqués covered the skirt with matching scalloped lace hem and chapel length train. The bride wore a Baby’s breath halo with an attached fingertip veil made of misty tulle edged in matching Alencon lace appliqué. She wore a strand of pearls from her grandmother Duncan. The bride carried a hand tied bouquet of Baby’s breath, Cream Vendela Roses, and greenery wrapped in burlap and adorned with pearl pins. In loving memory photo charms of her late grandparents hung from the bouquet.
Mrs. Angie Holder, of Lubbock, along with Mrs. Jessica Avery, sister of the bride, of Sugarland, served as matrons of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Ava Lewis, of Austin, Mrs. Hannah Ford, of Paris, Mrs. Amber Walker of Arkansas, and Mrs. Bayli Allegretto, of Lubbock. The brides’ attendants wore matching strapless cocktail length dresses of clover green crinkle chiffon. They carried hand tied wildflower bouquets of Baby’s Breath, White Monte Casino flowers, and greenery wrapped in burlap.
Miss Anna Staples, of Dallas, attended the registry and Miss Anissa Dejoux, sister of the groom, handed out programs.
Mr. Pate Norment, of Ft. Worth served as Best Man. Groomsmen were Mr. Jack Haynie, of Paris, Mr. Brett Bamert, of Muleshoe, Mr. Cameron West, of Dallas, Mr. Nathan Cobos, of Dallas, and Mr. Cody Withers, of Paris.
Mr. Grayson Holder, of Lubbock, served as ring bearer and carried a family bible, which held the ring tied with lace and burlap ribbon.
Ushers were brothers of the groom, Mr. Allen Dejoux, of Plano, and Mr. Bobby Dejoux, of Direct. The groom and groomsmen wore matching formal tan suits with cream vests and ties. The groom wore a Vendella Rose boutonniere accented with a sprig of wheat and wrapped in burlap cording. He wore a Texas diamond tie tack, which was the brides’ late grandfather Duncan’s.
The couple was presented to the congregation as Mr. and Mrs. Ross Dejoux to the song “Hung the Moon” by the artists Drew and Ellie Holcomb.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at Drake’s Party Barn in Powderly, Texas. The beautiful rustic country themed reception was decorated by Paula Walker. Each table was uniquely different, decorated with burlap runners, vintage lace doilies, topped with brown bottles, candles held by assorted rusty items, and lighted mason jars filled with Baby’s Breath, Monte Casino, Yellow Salidago, and Tree Fern. The barn, ranch setting, and beautiful sunset, served as the perfect backdrop for the evening. An exceptional Bar B Que dinner was provided by Catering 4 You and the meat was prepared by Mike and Billy Bailey, friends of the grooms’ family. Catering 4 You designed both the beautiful bride and grooms cakes. The brides’ was a unique Naked cake with strawberry jam, fresh strawberries and fresh whipped cream icing in between the layers. The cake was embellished with Baby’s breath, mini yellow roses, and fresh strawberries. A Mr. & Mrs. banner topped the cake. The grooms’ cake was a replica of a Texas flag with A&M in place of the star and done in the colors of A&M. It was surrounded with fresh chocolate covered strawberries. Chapman Nauman’s Florist provided the gorgeous flowers for the ceremony and reception. Music for dinner and dancing was provided by the amazing Chris Gunn, DJ, and wonderful video, by Joey Watson.
Following the rehearsal, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Dejoux hosted a dinner at Drake’s Party Barn. Decorations included wood rounds topped with candles, roses, and crystal vases filled with corn and fresh wheat. The dinner was catered by Gaetan and Michelle Gessat, friends of the Dejoux family. An after party for out of town guests and family was held following the dinner.
The bride is a 2006 graduate of North Lamar High School, and a 2011 graduate of Texas Tech University School of Nursing in Lubbock, Texas, with a RNBSN degree. She is employed by Paris Regional Medical Center as an Operating Room Nurse.
The groom is a 2006 graduate of North Lamar High School and 2010 graduate of Texas A&M University College Station with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology. He is employed by Dejoux Red River Farms as a Farmer and Rancher.
Several showers were given to honor the bride and groom in the months prior to the wedding.
Following a honeymoon trip to Switzerland, France, and Italy, the couple resides in the community of Unity, near Paris.
The bride and groom would like to extend their most heartfelt thanks to their family and friends for all your countless hours of help and support that made this day so perfect and to all our guests who shared this special day with us.