Kristen Kay Miller and Robert Carrington Smith III were united in marriage on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at First Presbyterian Church in Kerrville, Texas. Pastor John Wurster and Pastor Douglas McBride officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Miller, Jr. of Kerrville, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Francis Priess of Mason, TX and the late Perry Priess and the late Janie Allen and John Miller, Sr.
The groom is the son of Mrs. Wanda Smith and the late Robert Smith, Jr. of Buchanan, Virginia. He is the grandson of the late Josephine and Cleveland Gibson and the late Mary Custis and Robert Smith, Sr.
The bride wore a fit and flare gown with Point D’Esprit lace over Luxe Satin. The lace was accented with Swarovski crystals, pearls, beads, and silver backed sequins. The custom lace boat-neck collar over a satin sweetheart neckline and the custom elbow length shear lace sleeves gave the gown a vintage flair. The back featured the beaded lace and satin buttons down the back that gave way to a sweep train. Her fingertip flutter veil was trimmed with satin ribbon and topped with a tiara to match her pearl drop earrings. Her bouquet was a lush cascade of of free spirit roses, deep purple lissianthus, purple hydrangea, peach hypericum berries, mambo spray roses, purple dendrobium orchids, and hot pink mini callas accented with a small willow and vine heart hand-tied with teal silk and a vintage brooch.
Given in marriage by her parents, the bride was escorted by her father. Attending the bride as Matrons of Honor were Natalie Wiggins, sister of the bride, and Jennifer Bush. Her bridesmaids were Chelsea Stern and Heather Smith, sister of the groom. The flower girl was Elizabeth Joy Bush.
The groomsmen were Donald Blanchard, Mike Isler, Steve Wiggins, brother-in-law of the bride, and Ammon Young.
The music included a string quartet of the bride’s fellow Baylor music majors that played for her 2006 Baylor classical voice recital: Shannon Ward, violin, Dayla Stoerzbach, violin, Mandy Campbell, viola, and Maggie Raveneau, quartet cello and solo cello piece. The bride’s Baylor ShowTime! Director, Dr. Leta Horan, played the piano for a vocal duet sung by the bride’s fellow Baylor music majors, Chelsea Stern and Bodie Gilbert. Church Organist, Tim Wilborn, played the Processional and Recessional.
Kristen graduated from Tivy High School, from Baylor University Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music Education in Choral/Classical Voice and Minors in Piano and Religion, and from New York University with a Master of Music in Musical Theatre Performance. As a professional singer, actress, dancer, pianist, violinist, and teacher, she has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. Kristen and Robert perform together as the musical duo, Carrington Kay.
Robert graduated from James River High School in Buchanan, Virginia, from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music/Guitar while also studying at Shenandoah Conservatory, from the Armed Forces School of Music, and served in the United States Marine Corps Band. As a professional songwriter, guitarist, bass player, singer, and personal trainer, he has performed in almost every major city in the U.S. and co-founded the kids’ educational music company, Silly Bus.
Following a honeymoon at The Greenbrier Resort in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia the couple is at home in Roanoke, Virginia!