Jennifer Kay Klein and George Harrison Burrows IV exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at five p.m. at Chandor Gardens in Weatherford. The ceremony was officiated by Reverend Valerie Mireb.
The bride is the daughter of Jimmy Klein and the late Cheryl Gray Klein of Henrietta. The groom is the son of Paula Burrows of Belews Creek, N.C. and the late George Harrison Burrows III.
The ceremony was held outdoors on Chandor Gardens’ Bowling Green. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father. She wore an ivory strapless corseted A-line gown of Alencon lace. A satin ribbon and ivory silk flower adorned the waist of the gown.
Bridesmaids included Dr. Paula Noe Mesarwi, lifelong friend of the bride, of Baltimore, Md.; Dr. Mary Sue Klein, sister of the bride, of Abilene; Jana Beth Johnson, sister of the bride, of Henrietta; and Reagan Duplisea, college roommate of the bride, of Dallas.
Michael Burrows, brother of the groom, of Wilmington, N.C. served as best man. The grooms attendants included Brooke Burrows, sister of the groom, of Belews Creek, N.C.; Thomas Pittman of Athens, Ga.; and in absentia, Gunnery Sergeant Michael Baker, currently serving in Afghanistan.
Jackson Wynn Johnson, nephew of the bride, of Henrietta, was the ring bearer, and the flower girl was Ginger Burrows, dog of the groom.
The bride’s parents hosted a dinner and reception in the Chandor Mansion. The bride’s cake was a five-tiered white cake with buttercream icing, wrapped in a cascade of fresh flowers. The groom’s cake was a two-tiered Coca-Cola themed red velvet cake.
The couple departed in the rumble seat of the bride’s father’s 1930 Ford Model A Business Coupe.
The bride is a graduate of Henrietta High School. She has a bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University, a Master of Education degree from George Mason University, and a Master of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University. She has lived and worked in London, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Guinea, Greece and Cambodia. She is an international education policy researcher for the World Bank.
George is a former United States Marine Corps sergeant and was deployed to Iraq in 2004 and 2005. He met the bride while on Marine Security Guard duty at the United States Embassy in Conakry, Guinea. He then continued on to embassies in Athens, Greece and Phnom Penh, Cambodia before moving to Texas in 2009. He will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in May 2013.
The couple now resides in Arlington, and plans on taking a postponed honeymoon in July 2013.