Miss Alison Shaber Porter and Mr. Denver Reece Pradon were united in marriage on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at six o'clock in the evening at First United Methodist Church in Bryan, Texas.
The double ring ceremony was officiated by Reverend Donnie Williams of Odessa, Texas. Following the ceremony, the bride's family hosted a reception at Coulter Airfield where guests dined on "southern comfort" food and danced to the Texas Unlimited Band. The table arrangements included cotton bolls grown on the bride's family property.
On the day prior to the wedding, the grandmother of the bride and aunts of the bride and groom hosted a Bridesmaid's Luncheon at Madden's Casual Gourmet. The bride wore her grandmother's wedding dress for the occasion. On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Brazos Cotton Exchange in downtown Bryan, where the bride wore her mother's wedding dress.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Porter of Bryan, Texas. She is the granddaughter of the Honorable and Mrs. Larry Melton of Odessa, Texas and the late Mr. and Mrs. Boswell Porter.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Pradon of Odessa, Texas. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Reece of Odessa, Texas and the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Pradon.
The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father and given in marriage by her parents. She carried a bouquet of white roses, accented by cotton bolls. Miss Porter wore an a-line draped satin La Sposa wedding gown with a sweetheart bodice with sheer illusion tulle overlay decorated with lace, thread embroidery, and gemstone embroidery appliques. She wore the cathedral length antique family veil that has been passed down to Porter brides for six decades.
Matron of honor was the bride's sister, Mrs. Victoria Krawczynski of Garden Ridge, Texas and maid of honor was Miss Shelby Hillman of Houston, Texas. Serving as bridesmaids were Miss Caitlan Berry of Houston, Texas, Miss Eliza Ann Bornman of Houston, Texas, Mrs. Tuesdee Pradon, sister in law of the groom, of Midland, Texas, Miss Marea Pappas of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Hannah Roebuck of Beaumont, Texas, and Miss Danielle Willett of Dallas, Texas. Junior bridesmaids were cousin of the bride, Miss Catherine Melton of Austin, Texas and Miss Kinli Sanchez, cousin of the groom, of Odessa, Texas. Serving as flower girls were nieces of the bride, Miss Wyatt and Miss Campbell Krawczynski.
Best man was the groom's brother, Mr. Derek Pradon, of Midland, Texas. Serving as groomsmen were Mr. Chris Addison of Snyder, Texas, Mr. Travis Austin, Mr. Dex Dennard, Mr. Caleb Gregory, Mr. Brian McDermett, Mr. Derrick Teegarden, and Mr. Miles Torres of Odessa, Texas, Mr. Jake Carter of Tyler, Texas, and Mr. Nash Porter, brother of the bride, of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ring bearers were cousins of the groom, Masters Reid Miller and Knox Pradon. Masters Eli and Porter Epstein, cousins of the bride, served as acolytes. Mrs. Katherine Tober read at the ceremony.
Serving as the house party were Mrs. Jacey Dennard, Mrs. Andrea McDermett, and Mrs. Blakeley Wilbanks. Serving as ushers were cousins of the groom, Mr. Brock Bourland, Mr. Jarret Cotton, Mr. Justen Cotton, Mr. Kai Sanchez, and Mr. Kail Sanchez of Odessa, Texas. Also serving was cousin of the bride, Mr. John Melton of Austin, Texas.
Alison is a 2009 graduate of Bryan High School and a 2013 graduate of Texas A&M University. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English and was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She also completed a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Bush School of Government and Public Service. Alison is the Coordinator of Children's Miracle Network for the West Texas region.
Denver is a 2009 graduate of Odessa High School and a 2014 graduate of Texas Tech University. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Business Administration. He also completed a Masters in Business Administration with a Certificate in Energy Business from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Denver is employed by Pradon Trucking and Construction.
The couple met while participating in the Crystal Ball Foundation of the Permian Basin.
Following their honeymoon to the Dominican Republic, the couple will reside in Odessa, Texas.