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Nicole Estes Weds Joshua Banks
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 • Posted April 4, 2012

Nicole Marie Estes and Joshua Mark Banks were united in marriage on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at five o’clock in the evening at the Kendall Plantation in Boerne, Texas. The double ring ceremony was performed by Reverend Rick Hammonds. Music for the ceremony was beautifully provided by the bride’s brother, Adam Estes, playing the saxophone; Cathy Ash, a long-time friend and piano teacher to the bride, on the harp; and Holly Bush on the keyboard. Fred Estes, uncle of the bride, performed the ceremony readings. The bride is the daughter of Lindell L. and Pam Estes of Mason. She is the granddaughter of Lindell G. and Betty Estes of Mason, and Joe and Marie Foyt of Houston. The groom is the son of Randy Banks of Eastland, and Lynette Banks of Vernon. He is the grandson of Charles and Catherine Banks of Canyon, and Ron and Marilyn Catlett of Boerne. Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride was attired in a Maggie Sottero ivory dress in the latest collection called “Summer.” The gown was a strapless, fitted A-line with corset closure. The exquisitely romantic Bordeaux Taffeta style gown had an asymmetrical pleated bodice extended below the waist into accented bustles. The bride accented her waist with an ivory taffeta Jasmine belt, featuring crystals and pearls. Her elbow length veil was embellished with both pearls and crystals that complimented the exquisite belt. The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of ivory roses adorned with pearls and ivory satin ribbon. The bridal attendants were Brittany Estes of Mason, sister of the bride, who served as maid of honor, Tifnee Nesloney of Austin, Katy Davis of San Antonio, Whitney Melcer, and Melisa Delascurain both of Austin. The flower girl was Kimber Perkins of Midland. The attendants wore a cocktail length gown in lapis (purple) chiffon, and carried hand-tied circus roses. The flower girl was attired in an ivory taffeta dress with tulle skirting and a purple satin sash. She carried a flower ball of circus roses. The groomsmen were Joe Banks of Amarillo and Jacob Banks of North Richland Hills, both are brothers of the groom who served as best men, James Moreland of Dallas, Brian Perkins of Midland, and Cody Demetro of Amarillo. Lane Holman of Midland, cousin of the bride, served as ring bearer. The ushers included Jeremy Estes of San Antonio, Adam Estes of Minot, ND, and Dillon Estes of Mason, all brothers of the bride, and Sherman Griffin of San Antonio.The bride’s parents hosted a barbecue dinner and dance following the ceremony at the Kendall Plantation. The bride’s cake was a four layer white cake with lemon filling and buttercream frosting which was made by Mary Martinez, aunt of the bride. It was adorned with various flowers. The groom’s cake was a two layer chocolate cake with a chocolate mousse filling and was garnished with chocolate dipped strawberries. Serving the cakes were Natalie Chatman and Tara Foyt, both of Houston and cousins of the bride, and Lisa Flowers of San Antonio.The bride is a graduate of Mason High School. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and now works at Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital. The groom is a graduate of Vernon High School. He graduated from Western Oklahoma State University with an Associate of Applied Science and currently works at Bunzl Distributing. Following an adventurous honeymoon in Nicaragua, Nicole and Josh are residing in San Antonio.

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