Anthony and Schovee wed at SMU’s chapel

Sidney Michelle Anthony and Matthew Winslow Schovee were wed April 7 at Southern Methodist University’s Perkins Chapel in Dallas.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lee Anthony of Dallas. She is the granddaughter of Dr. Audrey Haw Sidney and the late Chan Wah Sidney Jr., of Ridgeland, and Maudie Lee Anthony and the late Willie Lorell Anthony of Clinton.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Winslow Schovee of Cherry Hills Village, Colo. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William Burres Head of Houston, Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. Everett Russell Patterson of Key Largo, Fla.

The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Benjamin James Cunningham of Church of the Resurrection in New Orleans.

Scriptural reading was given by Audrey Lauren Gill, and the music was performed by Sarah Margaret Huff.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. She wore a silk crepe fluted designer gown featuring a halter neckline with trillium back detail. To complete her ensemble, she wore a single tier chapel-length designer veil, which was enhanced with a border made of point d’esprit and corded lace hand appliques, framing her face and extending beyond her train. The bride carried a bouquet of white peonies, ranunculus, freesia, hydrangea, and ivory and blush roses, with shades of green from dusty miller, eucalyptus, and ruscus leaves. Wrapped around the bouquet were monogrammed handkerchiefs given to her mother when she was a debutante, along with her mother’s aquamarine birthstone, given by the bride’s grandparents.


Matron of honor was Tenley Grace Dickey of Dallas. Bridesmaids were Ashley Mae Lecheler, Kelsey Knobloch Smith, Kendall Knobloch Waggoner and Michelle Carol Dodds of Dallas; Caroline Douglass Peeples of Jackson; Elizabeth Schovee MacFarlane and Laura Marie Bergersen of Chicago; Maggie Woods Roberts of Fayetteville, Ark.; Mary Katherine Woodall of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Veronica Isla Erickson of Orange County, Calif. They wore taupe, full length lux chiffon dresses, characterized by a trumpet skirt, gathered halter neckline, and blouson overlay back detail. Attendants were Kristen Carr Anders and Georgia Reeve Pearce of Dallas. The bridesmaids carried bouquets of blush and ivory roses, dusty miller, regazza, vendella, white lisianthus, small leaf eucalyptus, white freesia, white stock, and seeded eucalyptus.

The bridegroom’s father was best man. Groomsmen were Andrew Walter Rice, Brent Jerald Smith II, Michael Evan Schoolcraft and William Beau Schoolcraft Jr. of Denver; Benjamin Brooks Price II and James Yuncheol Kwon of Dallas; Draegen Charles Majors of Tulsa; Matthew Edward MacFarlane of Chicago; and Michael Chandler Anthony of New York City. Honorary groomsman was the bridegroom’s grandfather, William Burres Head.

Ushers were Maxwell James Buckley of Rye, N.Y.; Milton England Black III of Dallas; Nelson Burres Black of Fort Worth; Robert Austin Mills of Houston, Texas; and Taylor Charles Mathews of New Orleans.


On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner and post toast celebration at Meso Maya Comida Y Copas in downtown Dallas. The day before the wedding, a bridesmaid’s luncheon, hosted by friends of the bride’s mother, was held at Café 43 at the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

The couple was given a family Bible, which was placed on the altar during the ceremony next to the marriage license.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at the Dallas Country Club. Jordan Kahn Orchestra, from Dallas, provided the music.

After a wedding trip to Bora Bora, French Polynesia, the couple is at home in New Orleans.


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