Heather Rae Ikels and Matthew Ryan Orsak were married On November 30, 2018 at The Chandelier of Gruene by Judge Todd Friesenhahn.
The bride is the daughter of Douglas and Christine Ikels of New Braunfels and the groom is the son of Kenneth and Patricia Orsak of Hondo.
The maid of honor was Ashley Ikels and bridesmaids were Reagan Adams, Ariel Harris, Chelsea Riehl, Elizabeth Weaver, Ruth Zachary and Shelby Orsak. The bridesmaids wore burgundy gowns. Flower girls were Kodykay Adams and Harper Adams. The best man was Derek Ortega, and groomsmen were Michael Orsak, Robert Riehl, Derrick Kenney, Nils Ruona, Aaron Alvarez and Greg Boehme. Ushers were Alston Alves, Ross Knowlan, Austin Adams, and Derek Margraves. The ring bearer was Luca Orsak. The gentlemen wore navy jackets and vests with burgundy ties and blue jeans.
The bride chose a flirty ball gown of tulle and regency organza with glittering beadwork designed by Stella York. The gown featured an embroidered bodice with a sweetheart neckline and sheer back. Her champagne colored veil was edged in pearls and crystals. To complete the ensemble, the bride wore her grandmother’s single diamond pendent necklace. Her bouquet included peach garden roses, burgundy agonis, burgundy hypericum, and silver dollar eucalyptusin loosely tied in a cascade-style with gold metallic ribbon.
Following the ceremony, a reception was also held at The Chandelier of Gruene. The tables were lined with burgundy or navy and gold runners and included centerpieces of lanterns with candles and flowers. Over 350 guests enjoyed a catered meal from Bill Miller’s BBQ. The music was provided by Rumor Town. The grand march was led by Mr. & Mrs. Ballard.
The bride’s cake was a 5-tier alternating between red velvet and Italian cream with buttercream frosting accented with a navy “Mr. & Mrs.” Topper. The groom’s cake was german chocolate with traditional icing.
Heather is a 2008 graduate of New Braunfels High School and a 2012 graduate from Texas State University. She is currently employed at Fiserv Inc. as a technology analyst. Matthew is a 2006 graduate of Hondo High school and is currently employed at Southwest Backhoe & Utility Srvs. as a superintendent. After a honeymoon to Cancun, the couple will reside in Canyon Lake, TX. They are both members of the Jaycees, where Heather is the membership chairman. Heather is also a member of the New Braunfels Noon Lions Club.