Amanda Lauren Yancey and William Bradley Hudson were married September 13, 2014 at Ma Maison in Dripping Springs, Texas. The romantic hill country nuptials were officiated by Dr. Keith Whitaker with wedding music provided by the string quartet, Barton Strings. A reception of dining and dancing followed with Motown music provided by the band “Sauce.” The bride and groom chose “Crazy Love” by Michael Buble for their first dance. On the eve of the wedding a rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom’s parents, was held at Parkside Downtown Austin.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stan P. Benckenstein II of Lufkin, Texas and the late Mr. Michael B. Yancey of Beaumont, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. C. W. Yancey and the late Mr. C. W. Yancey, the late Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Winger, and the late Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Benckenstein Jr., all of Beaumont.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve H. Hudson of Dallas. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John Watson, and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Hudson of Dallas.
The bride was presented in marriage by her parents. For her wedding, Amanda chose a stunning gown by Ulla-Maija Couture. Its strapless, fitted lace silhouette was formed of ivory French rose floral, corded Chantilly lace and topped a nude silk charmeuse lining. Amanda paired it with a gold, chapel-length, Homa veil to complete her bridal look. The wedding flowers were a lush and romantic mix of early fall blooms in an effortless, garden-like style, creating an In rage palette of soft tones: rose, pale blush and lavender and lilac, with soft sage and greens, set amongst whites and creams.
Assisting the bride was her matron of honor, Lizzie Smith and her maid of honor, Kaki Childress. Bridesmaids included Katy Cosby, Molli Davis, Farrell Sanders, Katie Lawhon, and Haley Elander. Among members of the house party were Graham Jones, Ann Catherine Easterling, Caroline Badouh, Julie Barrett, Kristen Friesen, and Morgan Webster. Ellie Lawhon was the flower girl.
Attending the groom as best men were his brother, Campbell Hudson, and Rob Grasso. Groomsmen included Craig Boone, Trey Summers, Walter Pennington, David Hopkins, and Daniel Marks.
Serving as ushers were Clayton Baker, Justin Farmer, and Brantley McCamey.
The bride is a 2004 graduate of Lufkin High School. She attended the University of Mississippi where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
The groom is a 2005 graduate of Shelton High School. He received a Bachelor of Science from Texas State University where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Following their wedding trip to Ambergris Bay, Belize, the couple has made their home in Dallas.