Eriksson – DeVries

Miss Erika Victoria Federighi Eriksson of Tomball and Mr. Dwayne Ray DeVries of Santa Fe were united in marriage at three o’clock in the afternoon of Saturday, January 6, 2018, at the 1859 St. Joseph’s Church, Galveston Island. A double ring ceremony celebration was officiated by Reverend Walter A. Dube.

Teri Baker, organist and Amy Brennan Larrison, soloist, provided ceremony music. Linda D. Nelson of Spring, Texas, friend of the bride and Victoria M. Saracco of Galveston, Texas, goddaughter of the bride, gave scripture readings.

A reception followed the ceremony at the historic 1880 Garten Verein. The evening was coordinated, assembled and catered by the outstanding Bob Christensen, owner of Carriage Caterers. The guests danced the night away to the music of the Doppelganger band.

On the eve of wedding, the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner in Edna’s Room at The Grand 1894 Opera House, deliciously catered by Francisco “Paco” Vargas, owner of Rudy & Paco.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvar E. Eriksson, Jr. of La Marque, Texas. She is the granddaughter of the late Alvar E. and Edna C. Eriksson, Sr. of La Marque, and the late Iacopo A. and Iside A. G. Federighi, of Galveston and Zita Pelli Federighi of Antracolli, Italy. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. DeVries, Jr. of Hitchcock, Texas. He is the grandson of the late B. H. and Victoria A. DeVries, Sr. of Hitchcock, and the late Ameal and Willie L. Mentzel, of Santa Fe, Texas.

Escorted by both her father, Alvar E. Eriksson, Jr. and nephew, Michael E. Wood, the bride wore a custom designed strapless ball gown of Alencon lace. The gown featured a fitted bodice that flowed into a chapel length train and was complimented by a golden tulle chapel veil with blusher. The bride carried a bouquet of blue and green hydrangeas, sandy finesse roses and silver dollar eucalyptus along with her rosary.

Serving as Maids of Honor were Carla A. Eriksson, Tanya F. Eriksson Wood, Alexandra E. Eriksson, sisters of the bride and Hunter G. Eriksson, niece of the bride. The bridesmaids wore custom designed tea length gowns in navy satin and carried bouquets matching the bride’s.

Russel D. Laird, best friend of the groom, served as Best Man. Groomsmen were Ronald W. DeVries, Uncle of the groom, Derek D. DeVries and Jared M. DeVries, sons of the groom. Ring bearer was the groom’s grandson, Bradach M. DeVries.

Serving as Ushers were George I. Saracco, John J. Saracco, Anthony C. Saracco, Michael F. Saracco, all of Galveston, Mike A. Wood of Manvel, Texas, Jason M. DeVries of Santa Fe, Lawrence M. “Larry” Parsons of Georgetown, Texas, David S. “Scotty” Parsons of Bayou Vista, Texas, Richard J. “Ricky” Parsons of Incline Village, Nevada, Don Collier of The Woodlands, Texas, Quentin J. Coryatt of Sugarland, Texas and Brian H. Teichman of Houston, Texas. The House Party included Lori M. P. Wilson of La Marque, Texas, Barbie A. P. Powers of Austin, Texas, Linda D. Nelson of Spring, Shawn Andaya-Pulliam of College Station, Texas and Alison R. DeVries of Dallas, Texas.

The bride is a graduate of La Marque High School, Texas A&M University, College Station where she received her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science. The bride is employed as a Manager of Risk Services with Energy & Marine Risk Services.

The groom is graduate of Santa Fe High School. He is employed as an Operations Supervisor with Center Point Energy.

Our cup runneth over on our wedding celebration with support and love of our family and friends. We sincerely thank everyone for sharing in our special day. We are very blessed.

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