Paige Pursley and Rob Cavender Wed In Fort Worth
By Eleanora Leeper Morrison
Photography by Stephanie Brazzle
Paige Pursley, daughter of Tammi and Alan Pursley of Fort Worth, was an undergraduate at Texas Christian University studying to be a Speech Pathologist when her love of country music led her to Rob Cavender, son of Stephanie and Bobby Cavender of San Antonio. Rob was also at TCU as an undergraduate studying business, but his passion for music had him often performing in the evenings on and off campus. After over five years together, Paige and Rob were married in Fort Worth, where their love song began.
The rehearsal dinner was held at Shady Oaks Country Club for 150 guests, and was coordinated by Crystal Frasier Weddings with floral design by Junior at Garden Gate Floral. The wedding ceremony was held at Christ Chapel Bible Church, and was officiated by the groom’s bible study leader from Dallas, Pastor Cameron Beaty. This was of great significance to both Paige and Rob, as faith plays a strong role in their relationship.
The bride wore an Anna Maier gown from Neiman Marcus, and was accompanied by 20 attendants: Maid of Honor was Molly Schubert and Matron of Honor was Molly O‘Donnel, followed by bridesmaids Courtney Stephens, Loren Reardon, Becky Lyus, Emily Trevino, Logan Vaughan, Sara Gallivan, Hilary Hamilton, Camille Williams, Taylor King, Shannon Buell, Abby Cavender and C.C. Cavender. Serving in the house party were Shannon Higgins, Brooke Higgins, Taylor Kopycinski, Chelsi Davis, Jamie Jennings and Janeanne Yager.
The groom was accompanied by 23 attendants: Best Man Jake Everhart, followed by groomsmen Chase Pursley, Tanner Pursley, Vincent Dawson, Wilson Griffith, Murphey Henk, Thomas King, Gareth Kirk , Stewart Korte, A.J. Lewis, Tyler Marshall, Elliott Mulkin, Travis Gallivan, Lee Cavender and Ross Studer. Ushers were Luke Campbell, Jonathan Perlman, JP Sanchez, Paul Swann, Blake O’Donnel, W.B. Cavender, Noble Adams and Charles Beckendorf.
The black-tie wedding was accented with hues of classic blush, white and green. The reception took place at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, where 450 guests joined in celebration of the newlywed couple. Crystal Frasier Weddings coordinated the event and Junior at Garden Gate Floral provided the floral design. Guests dined at stations; Panini in Dallas made the bride’s cake, and the groom’s cake was designed by Fancy Cakes by Lauren. The groom’s cake was the marquee sign of the bar where the groom performed in college— and the place the couple first met.
The Taylor Pace Orchestra had guests dancing all night long, and the groom even performed three songs with them: Play That Funky Music, You Shook Me All Night Long, and of course, Sweet Home Alabama. Rob ended his hit performance with a stage dive into a crowd of adoring friends and family—a memory he will never forget.
The couple made sure to incorporate a part of San Antonio into the festivities, since they were packing in Dallas to soon call San Antonio their forever home. Their final Cavender send-off was in true Alamo City fashion: with maracas, sombreros, a mariachi band, and a taco food truck enjoyed by all.
They honeymooned at The Brando Resort and The St. Regis Bora Bora, and now reside in Alamo Heights in San Antonio. Rob is employed with the family business Cavender Cadillac and Paige is a speech pathologist. They have extensive travel plans for the future and can’t wait to continue conquering the world together.