Allegra Pitt And Hunter Hawkins Wed In San Antonio
By Eleanora Leeper Morrison
Photography by Chris Bailey
When Allegra Pitt, daughter of Sarah and Steve Pitt of Houston was in Maine at a friend’s destination wedding almost three years ago, she caught much more than just the bride’s bouquet. She also met her future husband, Hunter Hawkins, son of Kathy and Johnnie Hawkins of Ingram, Texas. After a year and a half together, Hunter popped the question on Harbour Island in the Bahamas at the bride’s family vacation spot. The couple was engaged for one year and they celebrated their nuptials in San Antonio.
The rehearsal dinner was held at La Fonda on Main for 75 guests, followed by a high-energy after party hosted by the bride’s mother’s friends on the rooftop of The St. Anthony Hotel downtown, where the weekend’s guests were welcomed and danced to the sounds of Dallas’s top DJ Lucy Wrubel. Both the wedding ceremony and reception were held at The Argyle, which was significant to the couple, because each of their parents had celebrated their own wedding weekend festivities there.
The bride wore an Oscar de la Renta gown from Joan Pillow bridal in Houston, and was accompanied by 19 attendants. The matron of honor was the bride’s sister Sarita Pitt Francis, followed by bridesmaids Bebe Clement, Francoise de Saint Phalle, Burkley Fitzsimons, Molly Goodman, Hannah Heighten, Alice Johnson, Estella McMurrey, Sarah Michler, Ada Osborn, Annie Smith and Jewel Stone. Honorary Attendants were Lila Chumbley, Annie Daugherty, Margaret Eldred, Hellie Hamilton, Lindsey Lomax, Natalie Steen and Leah Wilson.
The groom was represented by 16 attendants. The best man was the groom’s brother Justin Hawkins, followed by groomsmen Jacob Dunaway, Michael Hawkins, Nathan Henry, Matthew Koury, Jack McLarty, Barton McLaughlin, Gordon Morris, Bo Ramos, Samson St. Germaine and Stephen Pitt. Ushers were Landon Anderson, Will Fawcett, Kyle Lehnoff, Matt Muecke and Ross Taylor.
The black tie wedding had a coloration theme of spring pastels and the bridesmaids carried flowers in jewel tones of the same color palette. The 550 guests joined in celebration of the couple’s double ring ceremony that was officiated by the Reverend Jeffrey Hammond of Fredericksburg. Monte Vista Strings provided music for the ceremony. Richard Flowers from The Events Company in Houston coordinated the event and designed all of the florals, while a blooming altar was created on the lawn of The Argyle with a suspended floral cross that framed the couple’s nuptials. At the reception, the garden-style arrangements included soft pastel-toned flowers, apple green hydrangea and snowball viburnum, with garden roses. The chandeliers were made with soft pastel roses and the lanterns were filed with freesia, green viburnum and garden roses.
Dinner was served buffet style, and Cakes by Cathy of San Antonio created the wedding cake. Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters from Atlanta had guests dancing the night away, and the bride even performed a song or two on stage with the band. The entertainment was nonstop until midnight, when the newlyweds were played out of the reception and into their new lives together by a 12–piece mariachi band.
A graduate of Ole Miss, the groom works for Wortham Insurance and Risk Management. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, bride is the owner and interior designer Allegra Interiors, and is also a realtor with Corie Properties. The Hawkins honeymooned in Italy and now reside in San Antonio with their new Cavapoo puppy, Dixie.