Courtney Collier of Dallas and Cameron Timothy Bennett of Graham were united in marriage on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at Perkins Chapel on the campus of Southern Methodist University with Rev. Eric McKinney of Georgetown officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Collier, IV, of Stephenville and the granddaughter of Metta Byrd Burney of Brownwood and the late L.M. Burney, the late John B. Collier III, and the late Mable Lea Peppard. She graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and is currently employed as a senior recruiter for Perot Systems.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bob Bennett of Graham and the grandson of the late James Jefferson Bennett, Sr., the late Jimmie Mae Bennett and the late Mr. and Mrs. N.D. Stovall, Sr. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in finance. Cameron is the owner/operator of KB Amber, LLC.
Escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore an elegant ivory silk satin gown designed by Shemara Couture of Dallas. The fitted bodice with a modified sweetheart neckline was enhanced with scattered beaded Alencon lace taken from her motherís wedding gown. From the dropped waist the trumpet skirt swept gracefully into a chapel-length train. To complete her ensemble, the bride wore a chapel-length veil of ivory silk illusion featuring an Alencon lace border.
Attendants were Christine Collier, sister of the bride, from New York City and the groomís sister, Courtney Bennett Thomas of Austin. Flower girls were Lydia Beth Thomas, niece of the groom and Nina Lenora Galbraith, goddaughter of the groom. The ring bearer was Adam Zars Richey, godson of the bride.
Ushers included Malcom Kirk Bennett of Plano and Robert Graham Bennett of Dallas, brothers of the groom, and John Collier, V, of Fort Worth, brother of the bride.
Following a honeymoon in Riviera Maya, Mexico, at the Maroma Resort, the couple will reside in Dallas.