Cook - Burkett

Cook ~ Burkett

Miss Cori Leanne Cook and Mr. Jorey Kristian Burkett were united in marriage at 5 o'clock on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at Woodway First United Methodist Church in Waco, Texas, with the Reverend Dr. Jeff Smith officiating the ceremony. On the eve of the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Ninfa's.
Cori is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cook of Waco, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Ms. Anne Pruett of Waco, Mr. Claude Giles of Waco, and Mrs. Neamona Cook of Throckmorton. Cori graduated from Midway High School in 2013 and will graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in May. While at NYU, Cori has studied at the Stella Adler Studio and has been a member of the Pulse Dance Company.
Jorey is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chip Bajer of Waco and Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Burkett of Hewitt. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John Carmical of Hewitt, Mrs. Toby Burkett of Boerne, and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ball of Maple Valley, Washington.
Jorey graduated from Midway High School in 2010 and graduated with a Bachelor of General Studies in communications, history, and sociology from Texas Tech University in 2016. He is currently employed by Tower Auto Mall in New York City as a leasing specialist.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father. She wore an A-line ivory Maggie Sottero gown with a scalloped V-neck adorned with Swarovski crystals and pearls. The gown featured a dramatic illusion lace back with crystal and pearl embellishments and satin buttons, lace appliques over a tulle skirt, and a chapel length train. To complete her ensemble the bride wore a fingertip lace veil. She carried a loose, round bouquet of burgundy David Austin garden roses, succulents, lush greenery, and Queen Anne's lace hand-tied with grey silk ribbon.
The altar was adorned with a Belgium lace veil handed down from the bride's great-grandmother and floral arrangements of lush hydrangeas, roses, and greenery in memory of Cori's aunt. A string quartet played "Canon in D" for the seating of the families, "Yellow" for the processional, "Falling Slowly" for the entrance of the bride and "You Are the Best Thing" for the recessional.
Mrs. Cameron Frymark, cousin of the bride, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Lexi Burkett and Miss Luci Beth Burkett, sisters of the groom, and Miss Carli Conner, Miss Nicole Dawson, Miss Megan Callahan, and Miss Hope Harris. The attendants wore floor length claret chiffon gowns with embroidery on an illusion neckline. Flower girls were Miss Willa Henry and Miss Braylee Rankin, cousins of the bride. The flower girls wore tea length ivory satin gowns with a chiffon overlay and claret sash with a bow in the back.
Mr. Danny Schmidt served as best man. Groomsmen were Mr. Jared Burkett and Mr. Jonah Burkett, brothers of the groom, Mr. Curtis Cook, brother of the bride, Mr. Drew Boles, Mr. Phil Pillers, and Mr. William Weidman. Ushers were Mr. Wesley Ball, uncle of the groom, and Mr. Cooper Green, cousin of the bride, and ring bearer was Brody Crisp, cousin of the bride. The men wore charcoal tuxedos accented with claret bow ties and the groom wore a matching tux with a black bow tie.
Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was hosted by the parents of the bride at the Phoenix Ballroom. Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, and dancing. Members of the house party were Anique Mercier, Bridget McNiff, Makenzie Mills, and Lauren Brown.
The couple spent their honeymoon in St. Lucia and now resides in New York City.