Anne Kathryn Kelley and Mark Ryan Massad were married on March 5, 2016 at All Saints Chapel at Episcopal School of Dallas. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Bill Murray of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. Music was provided by Joe Snyder, as organist, complemented by Gyros String Quartet. The bride’s cousin, Kelley Nicole Norman, sang a solo during the ceremony. A reception of dining and dancing followed at Dallas Country Club. A rehearsal dinner at Maggiano’s the night before was hosted by the parents of the groom. Wedding details were coordinated and organized by Park Cities Events of Dallas.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Lionel Kelley of Dallas. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. W. Kent McIlyar and the late Mr. W. Kent McIlyar of Dallas, and of Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Kelley of Fort Worth.
The groom is the son of Mr. Mark Jordan Massad and Ms. Lisa Lea Didway, both of Dallas. He is the grandson of Mrs. Eugene Massad and the late Dr. Eugene Massad, and of Ms. Mary Phillips, all of Dallas.
The bride was presented in marriage by her parents and was escorted down the aisle by her father. For her wedding, the bride wore an elegant ball gown designed by Romona Keveza for Neiman Marcus. The gown was made of vineyard lace and featured an illusion net bodice with lace appliqué. The gown was enhanced with a drop-waist circle skirt made of silk organza.
To complete her ensemble, Anne wore the veil worn by her mother at her wedding thirty years ago. It is a single-tier, cathedral-length veil trimmed in French Alencon lace that framed her face and extended beyond her train. Anne also continued a tradition of wearing a lovely gold engraved bracelet worn by four generations of brides in her father’s family.
Assisting the bride as maid of honor was her sister, Paige McBrayer Kelley. Bridesmaids included Meredith Vaughan Barnes, Katherine Ross Doviak, Laurel Dell Folmar, Caroline Buchanan Greehey, Katherine Valerie Krause, Kelly Eileen Nash, Wesley Davis Reese, Anna Burdette Richardson, Elizabeth Minton Yates, and Courtney Tindall Zentner. The bride’s cousin, Kathleen Gwen Tomlinson, was a junior bridesmaid. Members of the house party were Hannah Elizabeth Albrecht, Anna Shea Livingston, Elizabeth Ann Loftus, and Gracie Katherine West.
Attending the groom as best men were Joey Landess and Riley Maxwell. His groomsmen included Brooks Braden, Tadd Cocoris, Jake Dickson, Daniel Edwards, Lee Gorman, Ryan Gros, Marshall Kelley, Dailey Markham, Devin McIlwain, James Mills, Keller Reese, and Chase Smith. Ushers included Zach Chu, Phoenix Feathers, Noah Flabiano, Michael Jarvie, Will Nystrom, Michael Summers, and Charles Worrell.
The bride is a 2010 graduate of Highland Park High School. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in strategic communications from Texas Christian University where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Anne is currently a senior account executive at the marketing firm of BrandCory in Dallas.
The groom is also a 2010 graduate of Highland Park High School. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University where he was a member of Kappa Omega Tau fraternity. Ryan is a high school educator and basketball coach employed by the Keller Independent School District.
The couple enjoyed a wedding trip to the Rosewood Mayakoba resort in Mexico, and have now made their home in Dallas.