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Posted: Sunday, August 3, 2014 5:00 am


AUSTIN Rachel Lauren Grimes and Wendell Dugger Faulkner III were united in marriage Saturday, June 21, 2014 at seven o’clock in the evening at the Texas Confederation of Women’s Clubs Mansion in Austin. The Rev. Sherry Holloman officiated the outdoor courtyard wedding. A reception with dancing followed in the mansion ballroom with music by Greenbelt DJ Productions. On the eve of the wedding, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Mackey hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Austin Club.

The bride is the daughter of Deborah and Geary Grimes of Hurst. She is the granddaughter of Edith and Joe Cage of Spearman, and the late Rachel and James Grimes of Mississippi. The groom is the son of Anne and Douglas Mackey and Julie and Wendell Faulkner, Jr., all of Odessa. He is the grandson of Charlotte Slack and the late Richard “Dick” Slack of Pecos, and Janet Faulkner of Austin, formerly of Pecos, and the late Wendell Faulkner.

 The bride wore an ivory lace mermaid gown with sweetheart neckline, accessorized with rhinestone belt. She wore a family heirloom pin of gold filigree with pearls and a center diamond which was a gift from the groom. Matron of honor was the bride’s sister, Salina Johnson, and Katrina Shipp served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were her sister, Meredith Lee, sister-in-law, Sarah Faulkner Staley, and close friends, Courtney Pipes and Pamela Courtnage. Flower girls were nieces of the bride and groom, Callie and Addison Johnson; Anderson, Campbell, and Willow Lee; and Elizabeth Staley. Attending the groom was best woman, Halee McDermett, and groomsmen, Chad Lowery, David Shaw, Will Faulkner, Trey Slack and Robert Slack.

 The bride is a 2007 graduate of Birdville High School in North Richland Hills, and a 2011 graduate of Texas A & M University at College Station, where she received an engineering degree in Industrial Distribution. She is employed by Kleiman Evangelista Eye Center. Mr. Faulkner graduated in 2007 from Odessa High School and plans to graduate in August with a BS in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is employed by Software Professionals, Inc.

 The couple took a honeymoon trip to Jamaica and resides in Arlington.

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