Heather Lee Johnston and Gary Scott Chambers were united in marriage March 1 at 2 p.m.at Chapel Dulcinea, a famous open-air wedding chapel that sits daringly on the edge of an ancient walking trail in Driftwood.
Monte Moore, step-father of the bride, officiated and the couple rang the historic church bell after their “I do.”
The bride is the daughter of Debra and Monte Moore of Azle and Everette Johnston of Perrin. She is the granddaughter of Bobby and Shirley Johnston and the late Birdenia Robinson, Herman Robinson, and Jimmie Lee Johnston, all of Perrin.
The bridegroom is the son of Tammy and Gary Chambers of Palmdale, California. He is the grandson of Bonnie and Wess Chambers of Sonoita, Arizona and Pat and Frank Klonoski of Tucson, Arizona.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her mother, the bride wore a satin organza beaded gown with a fit-and-flare trumpet style. The sweetheart bodice was ruched and had a beaded empire waist. In her hair she wore two burlap flowers and a mid-length comb veil with beading and 3D floral edging. She wore a drop flower necklace that matched her veil.
She finished off her attire with a 77-year-old engagement ring that belonged to her grandmother, Birdenia Robinson, and a three-strand pearl bracelet with turquoise accent that was borrowed from her mother. She carried a bouquet of Juliette rose, shades of coral; craspedia, pincushions, scabiosa pods, seeded eucalyptus, succulents; ivory satin ribbon, and burlap accents.
Matron of honor was Andrea Stewart of Heartland. Bridesmaid was Nicole Nordyke of Little Rock, Arkansas. Both were friends from college in Searcy, Arkansas.
Best man was Chris Simon, close friend from Huntington Beach, California. Groomsman was Michael Chambers, brother of the groom, from San Marcos.
A reception followed outdoors in Dripping Springs. Tables were decorated with burlap, wood, aqua mason jars with fresh flowers in the bride’s chosen colors and mason jars for guest drinks.
Guests were served a barbecue meal, followed with chocolate Italian crème cake, red velvet cupcakes, carrot cake cupcakes, and Italian crème cupcakes. The cake stand and cupcake stand followed the rustic theme and were handmade from wood by brother-in-law Ronnie Herron.
A sparkler send-off was given as the couple left for their honeymoon in South Padre. The couple will reside in San Marcos.