Natalie Lisa Metzger and John Spellmann Lesikar exchanged wedding vows March 20, 2010, at Highland Park United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark Craig officiating. A reception followed at Brook Hollow Golf Club.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Craig Metzger of University Park. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edgar Whitten of Booneville, Mo., and the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert Metzger of Plainview, Texas.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Lesikar of Dallas. He is the grandson of the late Dr. and Mrs. E.C. Spellmann of Beeville, Texas, and the late Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Lesikar of Victoria, Texas.
The bride wore a beautiful, strapless, modified mermaid-shaped gown designed by Vera Wang. The gown was constructed of alternating bands of ivory silk, duchess silk satin, and silk organdy that gradually widened from the neckline to the hem, creating lovely soft curves. Accenting the gown were ivory-colored bows cascading down the back from the bodice to the train. To complete her bridal ensemble, she selected an elbow length ivory tulle cage veil, whose full drape framed her face perfectly.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents. Attending as matron of honor was Nicole Metzger Brewer with Mary Kathryn Hopkins as maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Megan M. Black, Kathryn Frances Eagan, Madeline Stewart Elliott, Natalie Erin Fogiel, Caroline Elizabeth Lemon, Angela Marie Patterson, Molly Elizabeth Raynor, and Laura Lesikar Whitley.
The best man was Jonathan Andrew Wight. Groomsmen included Adam Kent Barklage, William Cody Brackeen, Christopher Ryan Dwyer, Wyatt Craig Franks, Edward Christian Fuqua, Eduardo Barclay Nihill, Jon Patrick Rhamey, Paul Wayne Snow Jr., and Nicholas Chase Stutzman.
Ushers were Russell Briggs Brewer, Lt. j.g. Clement Roberdeau George, Hunter Howard Hughes, Walter Graham McCall, Brandon Louis Reyes, and David Reid Whitley. The house party included Lauren Christina Chapman, Charlotte Marie Clinton, Rebecca Bear Ferguson, Alison Jane Fuqua, Leslie Kristine Horn, Olivia Alexandra Liland, Ashley Katherine Rittenmeyer, and Sarah Marie Thomas.
Scripture readers were Dr. and Mrs. Charles Wesley Whitten. The flower girls were Natalie Anne Brewer and Campbell Jane Petersen. The ring bearer was Charles Morgan Brewer.
The bride is a graduate of Highland Park High School and received her Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity, a former Idlewild debutante, new member chairman of the Slipper Club, a member of the Cotillion Club of Dallas, and a member of the Junior League of Dallas. She is chairman of the Lee Park Junior Conservancy. The bride is the manager of intimate apparel and hosiery at Neiman Marcus in NorthPark Center.
The groom is a graduate of the Greenhill School. He received his Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. He is a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, Young Professionals in Energy, the Calyx Club, the Terpsichorean Club, and Lee Park Junior Conservancy. He works for Comerica Bank in the Energy Finance Group.
Following their wedding trip to Maui, the couple resides in Dallas.