Mary Margaret Bentley and David Bryan Lawrence Jr. exchanged wedding vows May 24, 2014 at Park Cities Baptist Church. Chuck Bentley, the bride’s uncle, officiated their ceremony. A reception of dining and dancing to the music of the Bulletproof Brass Band followed at Brook Hollow Golf Club. The couple danced their first dance together as man and wife to “You Are The Best Thing.” The parents of the groom hosted the rehearsal dinner at the historic Arlington Hall at Lee Park on the eve of the wedding.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Bentley of Dallas. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henry Bentley, Mrs. Frederick Harper, and the late Mr. Frederick Harper, and the late Mr. Charles Wilbourn Miller.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Lawrence of University Park. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alton D. Kelly Sr., the late Mrs. Elizabeth Lawrence, and the late Mr. Russell E. Lawrence.
The parents of the bride presented her in marriage. She was escorted down the aisle on the arm of her father, who wore the same pink tie as he did on the day she was born. The bride chose a stunning gown by Ulla Maija Couture. The strapless, fitted lace gown was made from beautiful soft-white corded, French rose, floral lace and overlaid a white silk charmeuse lining. A pair of diamond and pearl earrings, a gift from her groom, and her mother’s cathedral-length lace veil completed her ensemble. She also carried a sixpence in her shoe, a gift from the groom’s mother.
Assisting the bride as maid of honor was Jessa Sieferston and as matron of honor was Hannah Kendall. Bridesmaids included Jackie Bentley, Ashlyn Bufton, Paige Dobbins, Sarah Klint, Leigh Lawrence, Adrien Lewis, Makinzie Loeffler, Meredith Maclay, Cameryn Miller, Ashleigh Nutt, Emily Pitts, Christine Strake, and Jessica Tamlyn. Members of the house party were Claire Baker, Katie Beaver, Caroline Maddox, Rachel Wells, and Katharine Wright. Paige Dobbins and Katharine Wright were soloists and Taylor Laymance was the scripture reader. Flower girls included Ellie Roberts, Mia Saunders and Zoey Saunders.
Attending the groom as best man was his brother, Blake Lawrence. His groomsmen included Miller Bentley, William Bentley, Kelly Cavender, Preston Dowdall, Daniel Horvath, Carter Kendall, Clayton Kendall, Jon LeBlanc, Michael Morgan, Bill Pitts, Will Robinson, Justin Schoellkopf, and Ryan Tew. Serving as ushers were Blake Barfield, Chet Donnally, Tyler Howarth, Thomas Laughlin, and Taylor Laymance. The ring bearer was Henry Bentley.
The bride is a graduate of Scottsdale Christian Academy in Phoenix, Ariz. She received a Bachelor of Science from Baylor University in 2012. The groom is a graduate of Highland Park High School. He received a BA in finance from Baylor University in 2009. The bride was president of Kappa Kappa Gamma and the groom was a member of Kappa Omega Tau.
Following their wedding trip to Jumby Bay, Antigua, the newlyweds have made their home in Dallas.