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Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Johnson McAllister
     Elizabeth Holland Price and Benjamin Johnson McAllister were united in marriage on November 1, 2008, at St. Stephen's Episcopal School Chapel in Austin, Texas. The Reverend Jeffrey Walker officiated in the afternoon ceremony.
      Christine Herlick Aubrey served as Lay Eucharistic minister and Karen Haverlah provided organ and piano music.
Elizabeth is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Richard Price of Statesboro. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Marshall R. Thigpen of Statesboro and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Clark Price of Cedartown.
      Benjamin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Howard McAllister III of Fairfax, Va. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wilbert Farrell of Apex, N.C., and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Howard McAllister Jr. of Pittsboro, N.C.
      Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory peau de soie and Alencon lace gown borrowed from her friend, Young Bae of New York, N.Y. She wore her mother's veil and carried a hand-tied bouquet of roses, chrysanthemums, hydrangea and hypernicum berries.
Amanda Pilar Munilla of Statesboro and the bride's sisters, Margaret Price Ciccarelli of Decatur and Catherine Veal Price of Evanston, Ill., served as bridesmaids. The three attendants wore chocolate brown cotton dresses and carried mixed flowers similar to the bridal bouquet.
      William Howard McAllister III, father of the groom, served as best man. The groom's brothers, William Howard McAllister IV of Newport News, Va., Christopher Farrell McAllister of Alexandria, Va., and Jonathan Tillett McAllister of Philadelphia, Pa., served as groomsmen. The groom's nephews, Lewis Parr McAllister and Miles Andrew McAllister of Newport News, Va., served as ring bearers. The groom and his attendants all wore matching silk bow ties in Carolina blue, honoring the groom's alma mater.
      Matthew Scott Bardill of Alexandria, Va., Matthew Daniel Kirby of Atlanta, Patrick McClure Sanderson of Knoxville, Tenn., and Michael John Sasscer of Pittsboro, N.C., served as ushers.
      The bride's brother-in-law, Matthew Thomas Ciccarelli of Decatur, read from the Song of Solomon and Christopher Robert Billig of Los Angeles, Calif., read William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 116." Young Bae of New York assisted guests in signing the wedding book.
      Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception with dinner and dancing at Mercury Hall, a historic structure built in 1904 in Mercury, Texas, and moved to South Austin in 1997.
      On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Z Tejas, a Mexican restaurant in a Victorian house on Austin's historic 6th Street.
      The couple honeymooned in Mexico and now resides in Austin, where Elizabeth is associate director of Advancement at St. Stephen's Episcopal School and executive director of the Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation, and Benjamin is employed as a senior strategist at frog design and plays with two local bands, The Cold Hard Facts of Life and The Famous Characters.

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