Alexandra “Alex” Christine Schneider of Houston, Texas and Trey Andrew Parker, formerly of Clinton, were married on Saturda, May 27 ,at 2 p.m. at The Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Houston, Texas. The wedding was officiated by Father Sean Horrigan, Priest of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, and long time friend of the Schneider family.
The bride is the daughter of Scott and Margie Schneider of Houston, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Joseph Schneider of Aiken, S.C. and Marge Haglin of Lynnwood, Wa. and the late Amalia and Saturnino Lozada. She graduated in 2014 from Texas A&M University with a bachelor of science degree in Kinesiology Exercise Physiology. She was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority. She also graduated from Wake Forest University May 2017 with her Masters (MS) in Management. She is currently enrolled in the Physician’s Assistant program at Wake Forest University.
The groom is the son of Herbert Glenn and Judy Parker. He is the grandson of Helen M. Barber and the late Garland J. Barber and Bernice and Dorothy Parker, all of Clinton. Trey graduated in 2009 from East Carolina University with Beta Gamma Sigma Honors, a bachelor of arts degree in Construction Management. He was a member of an honors fraternity, Sigma Lamda Chi (served as president) and a member of Lamda Chi Alpha (served as treasurer). He later moved to Houston, Texas until 2017 and is currently living in Winston-Salem. He is employed with LGI Homes, Inc. as a Construction Manager.
The bride wore a beautiful Maggie Sottero ivory gown. A cross, hand tatted by the groom’s grandmother, was sown inside the wedding dress. She also carried a handkerchief with tatting on the edge. Her elegant handmade lace veil was purchased on her recent trip to Spain. The bride’s bouquet – designed by “Plants and Petals” – was white roses and peonies mixed with various succulents and sprigs of lavender. The stem of the bouquet was wrapped with two rosaries that were gifts from her maternal grandmother, one for her First Holy Communion and one for her Confirmation.
The matron of honor was Kristen Flood of Cypress Texas. Bridesmaids were Marge “Katie” Cooper of Dallas, Texas; Ashley Hamilton of Houston, Texas; and Leah Whitney, all longtime friends of the bride. Each wore a long dress in a shade of lavender. Their bouquets were white roses and peonies adorned with succulents. They each wore pearl earrings and bracelets that were gifts to them from the bride and her mother from their trip to Spain.
Makeup was done by “Butter Artistry.” Floral decorations by” Plants ‘N Petals” adorned the church and the reception hall.
Herbert Parker served as his son’s best man. Groomsmen were: Chris Bell and Justin Lane of Clinton, Matt Buckner of Clayton and Ben Buckner of Raleigh, all friends of the groom. They wore gray suits custom made by “Combatant Gentlemen”.
The bride was escorted to the altar by her father, Scott Schneider.
Music at the wedding was provided by Divisi Strings.
Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held at the historic Station 3 in Houston, Texas. A delicious dinner was prepared by Chef Hugo Ortega and Sommelier Sean Beck.
There was a Memory Table displaying pictures honoring the memory of the groom’s brother, Wesley Ryan Parker, his paternal grandparents; his maternal grandfather and her maternal grandparents.
The large four-tier wedding cake was made by “Who Made The Cake” in Houston, Texas. It was adorned with fresh white flowers. The groom’s cake, a red velvet 3-D of the ECU Pirate Head, was made by “Cakes by Gina” in Houston, Texas as designed by the groom.
Music was provided by the Royal Dukes Band as couples danced into the night.
Photo booth by “Smile Booth” was available. At 7 p.m., an ice cream sandwich bar was available featuring delicious cookies and a variety of gourmet ice creams.
The wedding and reception was vintage romantic elegance. The photographers were Sarah Williams and Natalie Huerta of “The Silhoulette Studio”. The videographer was “Cinematic Saviors”.
The couple departed from the reception at 9 p.m. in a 1959 Classic Apache Truck which is owned by the bride’s parents. The guests arrived and departed in party buses and were escorted back to The Magnolia Hotel in downtown Houston, Texas.
The couple took a trip to Belize and now reside in Winston-Salem.
A bridal brunch was given on March 11 in Houston Texas by Kristen Flood of Cypress, Texas.
A miscellaneous shower was given on April 2 by the ladies of Grove Park Baptist Church in Clinton.
Upon arrival and check-in at The Magnolia Hotel, wedding guests were given welcome bags including invites to the various events being hosted over the wedding weekend.
The groom hosted the wedding party and out of town guests at a baseball game at Minute Maid Stadium on Thursday night, May 25. He also hosted an outing on Friday at Top Golf in Houston, Texas.
An elegant bridal luncheon hosted by Winx Whitney was held at Ouisie’s Table on San Felipe in Houston, Texas on May 26. The mantle was decorated with framed photos of both the bride and the groom’s parents and grandparents’ weddings. A keepsake photo album was presented to the bride with various pictures of the couple including their very first date.
On the eve of the wedding, a rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom’s parents, catered by Killen’s BBQ of Pearland, Texas was held at the home of the bride’s parents in Houston. Desserts by “Cakes by Gina”. Afterwards, out of town guests and other friends were invited to the home of the bride’s parents to socialize. Fun was had by all!
On Sunday May 28, the bride’s parents hosted a “Farewell Brunch” for the wedding party, wedding guests and families at “El Big Bad Restaurant” in downtown Houston following a get-together at 8th Wonder Brewery.