Information for the Wedding of
Courtney Leigh Bissonnet and Scott Richard Lucas

(updated 10 Oct 04)

Game update: The Texas-Missouri game begins at 230pm. See below.

Parking update: There are two parking lots south of the alley (see map). The eastern lot is for News 8 employees only. The western lot is fenced and is for our use.

Date, Location, Directions, and Parking

Saturday
16 October 2004
6pm

Scottish Rite Theatre
207 West 18th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
512.472.7247

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Scottish Rite Theatre is located in downtown Austin, just south of the University of Texas and just north of the Capitol.

PARKING:
Scottish Rite owns the lot east of and adjacent to the theatre. We also have permission to use the parking lot across the alley to the south next to the News 8 building/lot. Parking in the street is free on weekends.

COMING FROM THE NORTH ON I-35:
Exit at Martin Luther King Boulevard (exits available from lower and upper deck of highway), right (west) on MLK, left (south) on Colorado Street (one block past Congress Ave, just past the Bob Bullock Museum), immediate right on 18th Street, enter parking lot on left.

COMING FROM THE SOUTH ON I-35:
Exit at 15th Street, left (west) on 15th, right (north) on Colorado Street (on block past Congress Ave.), left (west) on alley past 17th Street, and either right into Theatre parking lot or left into News 8 lot.

COMING FROM MO-PAC EXPRESSWAY:
Exit at Enfield Road, east on Enfield (which becomes 15th Street near Lamar Blvd.), right (north) on Lavaca Street, right (east) on alley past 17th Street, and either left into Theatre parking lot or right into News 8 lot.

About the Bride and Groom

Courtney Bissonnet was born in Houston, Texas, to Brad Bissonnet and Valarie Childs. She spent most of her childhood in Georgetown to the north of Austin. Courtney is a graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown and is currently working toward a graduate degree at The University of Texas. Courtney has completed the last two Motorola Marathons in Austin.

Scott Lucas was born in Arlington, Texas, to Richard and Becky Lucas. He lived mostly in Arlington before moving to Austin, where he graduated from The University of Texas. Scott works for Austin Valuation Consultants, Ltd., and has published several boring articles about real estate appraisal and environmental contamination. He makes a swell margarita and refuses to run longer than ten kilometres.

Courtney and Scott met on December 31, 1998, at a New Year's party hosted by the groom. They dated briefly before going their separate ways (like the Journey song). They met again in 2001 and have been together ever since. They live in central Austin with three well-fed cats.

Scott proposed to Courtney on 15 February 2004 (her birthday) at the finish line of the 2004 Motorola Marathon.

The Wedding Party

THE BRIDE: COURTNEY LEIGH BISSONNET

MAID OF HONOR: Johanna Devereaux (friend of bride)
BRIDESMAID: Elisha Moore (friend of groom)
BRIDESMAID: Anna Pennartz (friend of bride)
BRIDESMAID: Elena Childs (sister of bride)

FATHER OF BRIDE: Brad Bissonnet
MOTHER OF BRIDE: Valarie Childs
STEPFATHER OF BRIDE: Lonnie Childs
STEPMOTHER OF BRIDE: Rene Bissonnet

THE GROOM: SCOTT RICHARD LUCAS

BEST MAN: John Lawson (friend of groom)
GROOMSMAN: Scott Sexton (friend of groom)
GROOMSMAN: Dylan Childs (brother of bride)
GROOMSMAN: Matthew Snoddy (nephew of groom)

FATHER OF GROOM: Richard Lucas
MOTHER OF GROOM: Rebecca Lucas

MINISTER: Brett Schwab
MUSIC: Michael McCarthy

Contingencies for UT Football Game

The University of Texas plays the University of Missouri on the wedding day at Darrel K. Royal - Memorial Stadium. The game begins at 230pm, so it probably will be ending near 530pm. This is obviously not ideal, and for that we are sorry, but we had to pick our time first.

If you are arriving from the north, you might try taking MoPac rather than I-35. From MoPac, you can take the Enfield exit and drive east all the way to Lavaca. A left turn on Lavaca and three blocks north puts you at Scottish Rite.

If you are coming from the south, consider exiting I-35 at Riverside Drive (south of the river). Follow Riverside west to 1st street (the light past Congress) and take a right. 1st Street become Lavaca as it crosses the river; you can follow Lavaca all the way to Scottish Rite at the corner of Lavaca and 18th.

The routes above should put you in the opposite direction from traffic leaving the game.

Registry
Pottery Barn
Bed Bath And Beyond
Target
For all registries, first name is "Courtney" and last name is "Bissonnet."
Rehearsal Dinner
For the wedding party and invited guests, the rehearsal will take place at the Theatre on Friday, 15 October, 6pm. Dinner afterward at the Shoreline Grill.
Email
wedding@scottlucas.com