Miss Jessica Graham Wagner and Mr. Ryan Francis McCauley were united in marriage on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at The Houstonian, Houston, Texas. The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Reverend Tom Pace of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. A reception followed the ceremony at The Houstonian with entertainment provided by Buzz and The Blue Cats. On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s family hosted a rehearsal dinner at Ninfa’s.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Wagner of Sugar Land, Texas and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Wagner of St. Louis, Missouri and the late Mr. Jesse Siegel of New York, New York and the late Mrs. Edith Siegel of Sugar Land, Texas. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James McCauley of Houston, Texas and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mac McCauley and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kane.
Escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a gown by Paloma Blanca which had a silk duchess satin bodice and featured a dropped waist with draping detail. The skirt was made of flowing, pleated organza and fell to a sweep train. To complement her gown, she wore a cathedral length veil. She carried a bouquet of hydrangeas, tulips and bells of Ireland with a single carnation representing her sorority flower. Her bouquet was tied with a Chi Omega handerkerchief and accented by a shamrock, a gift from her late grandmother. Her look was completed by a silver necklace, a gift from the groom ; pearl and crystal earrings, a gift from the bride’s aunt, Mrs. Carl McCaslin; and a silver and crystal bracelet of her mother’s. The ceremony music was provided by the Divisi Strings and vocalist Ms. Jessica Caldwell, accompanied by Mrs. Jay Gardner. Readings were given by Ms. Jennifer McCauley, sister of the groom and by Mrs. Carl McCaslin, aunt of the bride. A special reading was presented by the siblings of the bride and groom.
Mrs. Erin Carrio Smith served as the Matron of Honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Ashley Allison Burton, Ms. Lynsey Daniel, Mrs. Vita Montalbano Dougherty, Mrs. Emily Hermes, Mrs. Kathryn Sawyer Morton, Mrs. Aimee Alley Taylor and Mrs. Nathalie Mulhern Wagner. Mr. Patrick McCauley was the Best Man. Groomsmen were Mr. Blake Patrick Arbour, Mr. Jon Aaron Broussard, Mr. Joseph Chappell Collins, Mr. Brendan Daniel Cronin, Mr. Ryan James Doyle, Mr. Quinn Michael Guerin, Mr. Jerry “JJ” Knauff, Mr. Sergio Pena and Mr. Alexander John Wagner. Ushers were Mr. Christopher McCauley, Mr. Eric Munchausen and Mr. Jonny Havens. Members of the house party were Emily Carolyn Doyle, Katie Lucille Doyle and Claire Elizabeth Doyle. The flower girls were Caroline Rose Steranko, Georgia Marie Steranko and Edie Rose Wagner. The ring bearer was Cormac James Steranko.
Jessica is a 2000 graduate of Clements High School and a 2004 cum laude graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. She earned her Master’s Degree from Loyola University. While at The University of Texas she was a member of Chi Omega sorority and an Orange Jacket. She is a first grade teacher at The Fay School. Ryan is a 2000 graduate of St. Thomas High School and a 2004 graduate of Saint Louis University where he was a member of the rugby team and a member of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity. He is a commercial banker with Chase Bank. Following their honeymoon to the Riviera Maya, the couple will reside in Houston, Texas.