Miss Christina Lee and Mr. Codi Kraus were joined in marriage on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church in Galveston, Texas. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Lisa Beth White. A reception was given by the bride’s parents following the ceremony at historic Ashton Villa in Galveston, Texas. The groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner the night before at Willie G’s.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Phillip Lee, of League City, Texas and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William G. Lee of Ada, Oklahoma and the late Mr. and Mrs. Louie Taylor of Atoka, Oklahoma.
The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Kraus of Richmond, Virginia and the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Bernhard Kraus of Freehold, New Jersey and Mrs. Margaret Selover of Manlius, New York.
The bride was escorted by her father and was presented to the groom with her family’s blessing. The bride wore a timeless off-the-shoulder ivory taffeta ball gown with crystal embellishment at the waist, and buttons cascading down the back with a cathedral-length veil hand-made by her mother. The bride completed her look with a gold tiara, her mother’s pearl bracelet and ring and her late grandmothers’ wedding bands. She carried a cascading pink and ivory bouquet of peonies, roses, and hydrangeas.
Elizabeth Lee, sister of the bride, served as the Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids included Carly Barton, Tiffany Elder, and Kelly Johnston, friends of the bride and Jr. Bridesmaids Alyssa Olthouse and Kayla Olthouse, cousins of the bride. The bridal attendants were Katrina Chapa and Allie Teagarden, friends of the bride. The flower girl was Grace Cochran, cousin of the bride.
Joshua Kraus and Dillon Kraus, brothers of the groom served as Best Men. Groomsmen included Andrew Lee, brother of the bride, Reid Johnson and Klint Neal, friends of the groom. The ushers were Donavan Jones and Micah Jones, cousins of the bride. The ring bearer was Allen Baez, cousin of the bride.
The bride is a Galveston BOI, 2009 graduate of The University of Oklahoma and 2014 graduate of Texas Tech School of Law. She is currently practicing as an attorney in Galveston County.
Codi is a graduate of Lamar University, and holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Texas Tech School of Law. Codi currently is an Associate Attorney at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith in Houston, Texas specializing in litigation.
After a honeymoon to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the couple will reside in Houston, Texas.