Mary Katharine Moyich – Isaac ‘Zac’ Wright are united in marriage in evening ceremony
Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 8:01 pm
Mary Katharine Moyich of St. Louis and Earl Isaac “Zac” Wright of Little Rock, Ark., were united in marriage on the evening of Nov. 6, 2010, in a ceremony at Windows on Washington in St. Louis.
The bride is the daughter of Cassandra and George Moyich of Ballwin, Mo., and the granddaughter of the late Jelena and Ivan Moyich of Serbia and the late Linda and Raymond Sump of Rolla, Mo. The groom is the son of Jenna and Earl Wright of Martin, and the grandson of the late Bertha and G.H. Wright of Erin, and the late Virginia and Wayne Stoker of Gleason.
As wedding guests signed the register, they were greeted by young Spencer and Rory Griffin, nephews of the bride, and given wedding programs designed by Dana Dunphy, bridal consultant and close friend of the bride.
White candles in glass cylinders lined the aisles where guests were seated by ushers William Couch and Nikola Moyich of St. Louis, brothers of the bride; James Griffin of Kansas City, Mo., brother-in-law of the bride; and Skip Cauthorn of Nashville, friend of the groom.
The mothers, the father of the groom, and the bride’s godmother, Virginia Vucovic of Glendale, Ariz., were escorted to the music of a string quartet playing “Memories.” Both mothers lighted the tapers that would later be used by the bride and groom to light the unity candle.
The Reverend Matt Cook, pastor of Second Baptist Church in Little Rock, Ark., performed the double-ring marriage ceremony. As a part of the ceremony, Lisa Jain Welden of Washington, D.C., friend of the groom, read I John 4: 7, 8, and Mike Walker of Boyce, Va., uncle of the groom, read a selection from a Hemingway novel.
Serving as matron of honor was Kelli Griffin of Kansas City, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Kelly Moyich of St. Louis, sister-in-law of the bride, and Emily Hays of Santa Barbara, Calif., close friend of the bride. The bridesmaids wore black cocktail dresses of their choice and carried clutches made for them by the bride. Best man was Jonathan Welden of Washington, D.C., friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Michael Clay of Memphis, and Alan Reger of, Richmond, Va., friends of the groom. Ring bearer was Gavin Moyich, nephew of the bride.
The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father as “Ava Maria” was played by the string quartet. The bride wore a platinum gray gown by Nicole Miller and carried a bouquet of white calla lilies.
After a honeymoon in Mexico, the couple returned to their home in Little Rock.
The bride’s parents hosted a reception at Windows on Washington immediately following the marriage ceremony.
Guests were served seven different assortments of passed hors d’oeuvres,
assorted sushi, smoked seafood, Mediterranean fare, and prime rib, as well as chocolate dipped strawberries, fresh fruit, chocolate truffles, and a three-tiered wedding cake of red velvet, spice, and German chocolate.
The string quartet played during the opening hour of the reception. The bride’s father spoke to thank the guests and offered a toast in honor of the bride and groom. Other toasts were given by Kelli Griffin, matron of honor, and Jonathan Welden, best man. The bride and groom led the first dance to “We Are Man and Wife” by Michelle Featherstone. The bride and her father then danced to “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack, followed by the groom and his mother dancing to “The Tennesssee Waltz” sung by Elvis Presley and the Jordannaires, whose first tenor is Gordon Stoker, great-uncle of the groom.
The groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Mosaic Fusion Restaurant on Washington Avenue in St. Louis, the evening before the wedding. The wedding party and out-of-town wedding guests were treated to a menu of butternut squash soup, spring greens salad, seared beef tenderloin, soy glazed Chilean sea bass, herb gnocchi, crème brulee, chocolate pot of crème, and bread pudding.
Toasts were offered by the groom’s father and many of the friends and family of the bride and groom. The guests enjoyed a slideshow of pictures of Mary and Isaac from childhood to the present. The bride and groom took this opportunity to present their parents and the wedding party with gifts.
The parents of the bride and groom hosted a brunch for the wedding party and all out-of-town wedding guests on the morning after the wedding. The brunch was at the Station Grill in Union Station Hotel, the hotel that hosted the wedding party and most of the out-of-town wedding guests.
Dr. Lynn Alexander and nine other family friends hosted for the bride and groom a Saturday-morning coffee at her home on Baker Road in Martin.
Mrs. Lena Garner and twenty-three other hostesses entertained a large number of West Tennessee friends at a tea for the bride and groom in her home on Strawberry Lane in Martin.
Friends of the mother of the bride hosted a bridal luncheon in the home of Mrs. Martha Hoerchler, St. Louis.
Mrs. Kelli Griffin, sister of the bride, and Mrs. Kelly Moyich, sister-in-law of the bride, hosted a couples’ shower at Brennan’s in St. Louis.
Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe and First Lady Ginger with many other friends hosted at Trapnall Hall in Little Rock, Ark., a gala honoring the marriage of Mary Moyich and Isaac Wright.