Leach - Clarke Wedding
Monday, March 22, 2010
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Dr. Erin Elizabeth Leach and Mr. James Henry Clarke III were united in marriage on Saturday, March 15, 2008, at seven o'clock in the evening at The Woodlands United Methodist Church in The Woodlands, Texas. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Dr. Edmund W. Robb III, senior minister. Music was provided by organist David McKenery, trumpeter Kevin Lynch, and soloist Lowry Manders. Scripture selections were read by Dr. Jerry Sessions, friend of the bride and her family, and Chris Reed, friend of the groom.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Leach of Kingwood. She is the granddaughter of Ruth Roten of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas and the late Dr. Thomas R. Leach and the late Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hahn. The groom is the son of Dr. James Clarke, Jr. of Houston and Mrs. Florra Clarke of The Woodlands. He is the grandson of James H. Clarke, Sr. of Dallas and the late Annie Clarke and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ed Thomas.
Given in marriage by her family and escorted by her father, the bride wore a couture gown designed by Platinum for Priscilla of Boston. This luxurious gown was hand embellished with Swarofski crystals, bugle beads, seed pearls, and silver threading along the bodice and train. The lush beadwork was appliquÃƒï¿½Ã‚Â©d on to a duchess silk satin cut to a full a-line skirt. To complete the look the bride chose a French mantilla style veil also with silver embroidery and tiny crystals that swept delicately past the chapel length train. The bride selected a bouquet of red roses.
Ms. Kathryn Van Zandt, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Ms. Jennifer Borne, Ms. Lindsay Clarke, Ms. Meredith Clarke, Mrs. Hillary Jacobs, Dr. Zarema Singson, and Mrs. Mandi Smith. The attendants wore strapless, floor-length red gowns accented by Swarofski crystal jewelry a gift from the bride and handmade by the brideÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½s sister. They carried bouquets of red tulips, red ranuculus, charlotte roses and red hypericum berries.
Todd Lawson and David Wilson, friends of the groom, served as best men. Groomsmen included Dr. Chad Carlton, Mr. Patrick Howard, Mr. Joel Looney, Mr. Jerry McCain, and Mr. Chris Neely. Paul Buhler, Bob Cummings, Stephen Reilly, Mike Sands, and Brian Wing served as ushers.
Following the ceremony, a dinner and dance reception was held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel. Music was provided by Van-Lang. On the eve of the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was held at GrottoÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½s in The Woodlands. Prior to the wedding, the bridal party was honored at a luncheon at The Cheesecake Factory in The Woodlands.
Erin is a graduate of Kingwood High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Rice University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She then attended The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School graduating in 2006. She has completed a three year residency in Internal Medicine and is currently Chief Resident in Internal Medicine. In July, 2010 she will begin a two year fellowship in Allergy/Immunology.
James is a graduate of McCullough High School of The Woodlands. He earned a B.B.A. degree from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He also received an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University. He is currently employed by Energy Transfer of Dallas.
After a honeymoon trip to Hawaii the couple now resides in Dallas.