Renee Elise Swackhammer and Andrew Owen Stallings were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at The Lyceum in Galveston, Texas. Officiating was Rev. Barrett Ingram. The bride was given in marriage by her father, John Swackhammer.
The bride’s is the daughter of John and the late Linda Swackhammer of Weatherford, Texas. The bride’s maternal grandparents are Hazel and the late Lester White of Savona, NY. The bride’s paternal grandparents are the late Frank and Kathleen Swackhammer of Savona, N.Y. The bride graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology from Texas Tech University in 2006 and a master of science degree in molecular pathology from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2007. She is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Texas Medical Branch and expected to graduate in 2013. She is applying for residency in anesthesiology.
Matron of Honor was Martha Jane Rosche of Olathe, Kan., a friend of the bride. Bridal attendant was Jolynn Haight of Savona, N.Y., a friend of the bride. Flower girl was Claire Howard of Garland, Texas, niece of the groom.
The groom is the son of Carey Stallings of The Colony, Texas. The groom’s maternal grandparents are Elizabeth and the late Dale Hoff of Mountain View, Mo. The groom graduated with at bachelor of science degree in bioloy from Texas Tech University in 2007. He is employed by URS as an engineer.
Best Man was Jon Hoff of Carlsbad, N.M., uncle of the groom. Ring Bearer was James Howars of Garland, Texas, nephew of the groom.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at The Lyceum in Galveston, Texas.
The couple plans to honeymoon on Great Exuma Island, Bahamas.
They will reside in Galveston, Texas.