Caroline Louise Burkett and James Benjamin Williams “Ben” Beecherl exchanged wedding vows Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Highland Park Presbyterian Church. Reverend Jonathan Hicks officiated the ceremony. Music was provided by The Festival Brass and Lyric Strings. A cocktail reception at the Ritz Carlton and seated dinner and dancing followed.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hart Burkett of Houston. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hart Burkett of Bartlesville, Okla. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shirey of Ardmore, Okla.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Arthur Beecherl III of Highland Park. He is the grandson of Mrs. Julia Tutt Beecherl and the late Mr. Louis Arthur Beecherl Jr. of Highland Park, and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Bowman Williams, also of Highland Park.
The bride was presented in marriage by her parents. She was escorted down the aisle on the arm of her father. Caroline wore a bridal gown designed by Anne Barge, a long-sleeved, Alencon lace V-neck gown with silk mikado pocket a-line skirt. She wore a chapel-length threaded embroidered and scattered crystals veil designed by Homa Bridal. She carried an all white bouquet of hydrangeas, roses, and peonies.
Assisting the bride as maids of honor were Jana Munn Briggs and Catherine Cecile McElroy. Her bridesmaids included Paige Michelle Delouche, Lauren Foster Gammage, Alyssa Beth Gross, Caroline McKenzie Hanson, Leanne Tracy Hicks, Alison Hope Harvey, Courtney Lavin Joyner, and Reagan Elliott Power. The flower girl was Helen Elizabeth Bell.
Attending the groom as best men were his brothers Louis Arthur Beecherl IV and Bowman Edward Beecherl. Groomsmen included Douglas Edward Boyer, Spencer Lee Davis, Holt Carlos Kostohryz, Thomas Michael Mahoney, Kyle Austin Massey, John Campbell Stetter, Matthew Aldrich Stroube, and Scott Holland Thomas. Ushers were Chase Thomas Addington, Charles William Clarke, Scott Wilkin Connell, and Landon Ross Hamilton. The ring bearer was Thomas Warren Bell.
The bride is a graduate of Stratford High School in Houston. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Texas Christian University where she was also a member of Chi Omega sorority. Caroline is a market risk specialist for Comerica Bank.
The groom is a graduate of Highland Park High School. He received a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was also a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and a Masters of Business Administration in finance from SMU Cox School of Business. Ben is an associate at ABN AMRO.
Following their wedding trip to Hawaii, the couple have made their home in Dallas.