Lora Schumacher & Bryan Grabowsky

Lora Schumacher and Bryan Grabowsky Wedding
Photo: Kent Pettit

Lora Katherine Schumacher and Bryan Louis Grabowsky exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 4 at the Chapel at Beaver Creek, in Beaver Creek, Colo. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Leighton Bearden, the couple’s pastor from University Park United Methodist Church. A reception followed at Spruce Saddle Lodge on top of Beaver Creek Mountain.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Ryan Schumacher of University Park. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. LaVere Bishop and the late Mr. William Eugene Bishop of Seminole, Okla., and Mr. and Mrs. George H. Schumacher of Rockport, Ind.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Joseph Grabowsky of Dallas. He is the grandson of Mrs. Connie Witterman and the late Mr. Arthur Witterman and the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Grabowsky.

The bride chose an ivory, strapless lace gown designed by Lian Carlo and a cathedral-length veil. She wore her mother’s pearl and diamond earrings.

The bride was given in marriage by her father. Her sister, Sarah Amelia Schumacher, attended as maid of honor and carried a second bouquet in memory of their older sister, Casey Lynn Schumacher, who was an honorary maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Kristen Marie Duncan, Claire Elizabeth Fulton, sisters of the groom Jennifer Lynn Grabowsky and Lauren Elizabeth Grabowsky, Ellen Claire Lindsey, Katherine Grace McEvoy, and Sarah Sharaine Smith.

Serving the groom as best man was William Merritt Choate Jr. His groomsmen included David Austin Barrett, Robert Lynn Cavnar Jr., David Max Gutzman, John Philip Kidwell, Clay Daniel Likover, Ryan Kenneth Nagin, Benjamin Lee Phillips, and Worth Byron Snyder. House party members included Kate Gottsacker Conger, Hayley Danielle Evans, Barbara Ellen Henry, and Meredith Ann Hubble. Ushers were Bennett Charles Bark, Jeremy Chad Dubose, Jerald Wayne Freeman III, and Russell William Oshman.

The bride attended Highland Park High School and graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Dallas with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She also attended Louisiana State University, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She is employed as an associate for two Dallas-based interior design firms, Chris Redden Design and Marguerite Green & Associates.

The groom attended Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas and graduated from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Science, both in accounting, and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order. He is an associate at Lone Star Investment Advisors, a private investment firm based in Dallas.

Following their wedding trip to the Virgin Islands, the couple will reside in Dallas.

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