Courtney Gay Immel and Jacob Tanner Geistweidt were united in marriage May 26, 2012, at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. Tommy LeFan performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of John and Jan Immel of Dallas, granddaughter of Wanda Evans and Charles & Kay Immel. The groom is the son of Dale & Kaylyn Geistweidt, grandson of Mary K. Draper and Norma Geistweidt.
The bride is a 2007 graduate of J. J. Pearce High School in Dallas and a 2011 graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station with a degree in communication. She works for an optometrist in Killeen. The groom is a 2007 graduate of Fredericksburg High School and a 2011 graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station with a degree in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering Technology with a Business Administration minor. He is employed at Texas Hydraulics in Temple as a Manufacturing Engineer.
Large bouquets of white hydrangeas formed the backdrop for the ceremony and the aisle was lined with tall crystal vases holding floating candles, long stemmed white flowers and white rose petals. For her wedding, the bride wore a candlelight satin gown with a sweetheart neckline, a strapless bodice and corset back. A fit and flare style gown with pleated satin, accented with a jeweled sash at the waistline embellished with silver and encrusted with pearls. The skirt flared with billows of satin tiers cascading down the chapel length train. Her waist length veil of soft netting was trimmed in pearls, and she wore a strand of pearls, pearl drop earrings, and turquoise suede stiletto pumps. She carried a California style bouquet of white roses, calla lilies and white hydrangeas.
Maid of Honor was Jennifer Renfro. Bridesmaids were Ashley Geistweidt, Jackie Tatum, Ariel Immel, Kasidy Blankenship, Melissa Pulley and Megan Pulley. They wore satin tea-length dresses in turquoise and carried California style bouquets of white roses and white hydrangeas. Flower girl was Sidney Geistweidt, who wore an ensemble in white, with a bodice of lace attached to a fit and flare skirt of lacy ruffles and tulle, completed with white tights, turquoise shoes and accents. Sidney is the daughter of Adam and Megan Geistweidt.
The best man was Travis Mohr. Groomsmen were Matthew Geistweidt, Reid Geistweidt, Brandon Immel, Ryan Blankenship, Dakota Draper and K. C. Smith. For his wedding, the groom wore a black tux with and ivory vest and black boots. His groomsmen wore black tuxes with turquoise vests and black boots.
The Texas ball room dazzled with crystal chandeliers and candlelight. The bridal party made their entrance and was seated together at a large oval table decorated with white linens, crystal, silver, white hydrangeas and roses. Music for the evening was provided by the band "Identity Theft." Chocolate brown linens, turquoise accents, tall crystal vases holding bouquets of white hydrangeas and roses and containers of floating candles decorated the tables for the guests with crystal and silver for service.
The guests enjoyed a meal of mixed baby field greens on a bed of butter lettuce, Cabernet Poached Pears, Haricot Vert, and Toasted Walnuts with Pomegranate Dressing. An entree of Beef Tenderloin Medallion with Bourbon Demi-glaze, Roasted Chicken with Bread Stuffing of Croissant, Chorizo and Goat Cheese, Roasted Red Pepper Whipped Potatoes and Asparagus Pepper Bundle.
The bride's cake was a four tiered design with white buttercream icing and alternating layers of coconut filling and amaretto filling displayed on a crystal clear square base filled with jumbo turquoise gum balls. The groom's cake was a chocolate confection filled with alternating layers of German chocolate filling and chocolate caramel filling and covered with chocolate candy pieces and chocolate covered strawberries. A chocolate Texas star was fashioned at the top. The groom's cake was displayed on a crystal clear square base filled with a combination of 270 Winchester and 7 Millimeter Remington Magnum brass gun shells from the groom's hobby of hunting and target shooting.
Following a wedding trip to Antigua, the couple is at home in Temple, Texas. The groom's parents hosted the rehearsal dinner at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen in Fort Worth, Texas.