Katharine Van Amburgh & Jere Thompson

Sarah Kate, Photographer
Sarah Kate, Photographer

Katharine Clare Van Amburgh and Jere William Thompson III were married Sept. 26, 2015 at Highland Park Presbyterian Church. Rev. Brian H. Dunagan, Senior Pastor of Highland Park Presbyterian Church, and Rt. Rev. Peter Verhalen of Cistercian Abbey, Our Lady of Dallas, officiated the six o’clock ceremony, followed by an outdoor reception at Dallas Country Club. The evening before, a rehearsal dinner, hosted by the parents of the groom, was held at Brook Hollow Golf Club. Vendors included DFW Events, wedding planner; Jackson Durham Floral Event and Design, florist for the wedding, with Garden Gate Floral, for the rehearsal dinner; and Sarah Kate, Photographer.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Wheeler Van Amburgh of Dallas. She is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Harold Lee Hughey of Lufkin, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. James Franklin Whitten of Austin, Texas, and Mrs. John H. Van Amburgh and the late Mr. John H. Van Amburgh of Dallas.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jere William Thompson Jr. of Dallas. He is the grandson of Mrs. Earl R. Gaskill, the late Dr. Earl R. Gaskill, and the late Dr. Robert Lee Crews, all of Miami, Fla., and Mr. Jere William Thompson and the late Mrs. Jere William Thompson, of Dallas.

The bride was escorted by her father. For her wedding, Kate wore an elegant gown of ivory silk radzimir. The ball gown featured a silk threadwork embroidered bodice and a full skirt. To complete her ensemble, Kate wore a custom cathedral single-tier layer veil, enhanced by a threadwork embroidery edge, which framed her face and extended beyond the train. She carried a bouquet of gardenia blossoms, ivory garden roses, and white phalaenopsis orchids, with a handkerchief from her maternal great-great grandmother.

Assisting the bride as maids of honor were Miss Mary Delaney Campbell of Jackson Hole, Wyo., and Miss Ashley Francis Duncan of Dallas. Bridesmaids included Mrs. John Carter Bateman, Miss Sarah Brittany Davison, Mrs. George Carter Dunlap III, Miss Gretchen Moora Elliott, Miss Carla Leticia Fallick, Mrs. Dale Campbell Foster, Miss Amy Suzanne Graham, Miss Rachel Alexandra Hughes, Mrs. Charles Henry Keller, Mrs. Taylor Constantine Little, Mrs. John Napton Moffitt, Miss Alison Reeve Murray, Mrs. James Jordan Rymer, Miss Sarah Catherine Thompson, Miss Catherine Margaret Thompson, and Miss Julia Lee Thompson. The flower girl was Catherine Anne Thompson.

Attending the groom as best man was the groom’s brother, Mr. Peter Crews Thompson of Dallas. His groomsmen included Mr. Kevin Robert Baker, Mr. Michael Holden Balcolm, Mr. Samuel MacNamara Bowler, Mr. William Harris Britt, Mr. Matthew Scott Cire, Mr. Robert Lee Crews III, Mr. Patrick Hadden Halpin, Mr. William Keeney Murchison, Mr. Robert Banks Newton, Mr. James Lee Perrett Jr., Mr. John Joseph Romano, Mr. Garrick Chase Smith, Mr. Sam Pace Van Amburgh, Mr. Peter Jarrett Van Amburgh, Mr. Joseph Scott Wallace, Mr. James Hall Walter, and Mr. Peter Randall Yates.

The bride is a graduate of Highland Park High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in communications, from Texas Christian University, where she was also a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Kate is in the strategic event marketing group with the Corporate and Investment Bank at JP Morgan.

The groom is a graduate of Cistercian Preparatory School. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas at Austin, where he was also a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Jere is in the capital markets and strategy group with Concho Resources in Midland, Texas.

Following a wedding trip, the couple will make their home in Midland.

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