Ceremony: First United Methodist Church
Reception: Fort Worth Club
Photographs courtesy of Kent Evans Photography
When Katie Bruster began planning to wed fellow Red Raider Alex Segreti, choosing a location for the ceremony was easy. First United Methodist Church has been a landmark of Gothic Revival architecture downtown Fort Worth since 1930, and it’s especially important to the Bruster family. The bride’s father, Dr. Tim Bruster, is senior pastor there.
Katie recalled the tender moment when her father saw her just before the ceremony began. “Before the wedding, my dad hadn’t seen my dress,” she said. “He cried.”
Shopping for her wedding dress was one of Katie’s favorite memories of planning the celebration. “It was really special for me.”
In Lubbock, both Katie and Alex were involved in Greek life through Alpha Chi Omega sorority and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. However, the couple didn’t meet until after college.
“He’s very funny,” said Katie of what initially attracted her to Alex, a financial analyst for a Dallas-based company. Two years after their first date, the couple exchanged vows written by a dear family friend. “They were very special and personal,” Katie said. The bride’s sister, Sarah Pepper, sang The Lord’s Prayer, providing a memorable gift for the couple.
Katie and Alex treasured the time they had together before making a grand entrance into their reception. They were whisked to the Fort Worth Club in a vintage Rolls Royce where they quickly enjoyed a private dinner.
The bride, a fourth-grade teacher at Sagamore Elementary School, incorporated her favorite color, purple, in a variety of ways. The regal tone adorned the historic Horizon Ballroom, where the twinkling skyline of downtown provided a romantic backdrop.
Alex danced with his mother to Dean Martin’s Volare, as a nod to his Italian heritage. Katie and Alex, along with their family and friends, danced late into the night. What started softly with Ray LaMontagne’s You Are the Best Thing ended excitedly with loud cheers. “Raider Power!”
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