Ah, yes. The wedding that may or may not have caused a day-long Instagram shutdown.
Let us be the first to say, Emily and Lee’s wedding at The Commodore Perry Estate was absolutely as spectacular as it looked. With the combined forces of Keely Thorne Events, Todd Events and Emily’s own personal impeccable style, this wedding was bound to be beautiful (and it was!).
Emily and her bridesmaids spent the morning in the Mrs. Perry suite in matching silk pajamas and forest green Birdies slides. They drank champagne and relaxed, and window views of the tent progress and guest arrival area made for an exciting air of anticipation.
Emily’s ceremony gown was an amazing display of delicate lace and dramatic length. It was simple and stunning, with a strapless sweetheart neckline. As durable as it was beautiful, this dress withstood a day of Emily unhesitantly crouching down to embrace and pet her dogs, a refreshing sight in and of itself.
Originally slated to be outside, this ceremony ended up being a breathtaking glimpse of heaven itself inside the chapel at Commodore Perry. Trees and vines scattered with roses climbed upward into the apex of the a-frame chapel. Organic and enchanting, this altar installation was a magnificent display of design (last minute, at that!).
The couple’s beloved dogs acted as a surrogate ring bearer and flower girl, both ‘dressed’ for the part, a floral collar for Reese and a white bow tie for Murphy. Emily and Lee’s close friend and husband of the matron of honor officiated their ceremony. The service was sentimental and truly heartfelt. Once pronounced Mr. and Mrs. Travis, the newlyweds, giddy as ever, made their way hand in hand through the aisle of rambling delphiniums and out of the chapel.
Guests made their way across the property to the tent, which was built around a fountain feature on the lawn. Working around the boxwoods on the premises, the tent was sectioned off into four corners, the back two areas reserved for cocktails, and the front two decked with dinner tables. The center fountain was covered with flowers and candles alike. Pale pinks and creams made up the soft tonal palate of the floral arrangements, much akin to the ceremony space. The center arrangement was teeming with phalaenopsis orchids and butterfly ranunculus.
Both the matron and maid of honor, as well as the Mother of the Bride herself wore Nardos and when it came to the reception, the bride did as well! Once the newlyweds entered the tent space, Emily had changed into a sleek, contemporary bridal gown with less of a train, but no less of a dramatic backside. Her reception dress was complete with oversized white swirls of fabric that performed marvelously as Emily danced with her now husband.
This tented reception was dazzling with a sort of classic charm. Dinner by candle light, black and white checkered floors, built around the boxwoods and brimming with excitement for the future ahead of Mr. and Mrs. Travis! Subduing our own smiles was a task.
Guests danced under the twinkling lights all night celebrating Emily and Lee, although Reese and Murphy gave them a run for their money as far as getting attention from the wedding attendants was concerned. The two were showered with rose petals before driving off through sparklers and into married life! All our best to “Travis, party of two”!
Keely Thorne Events
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Ceremony Gown Designer
Ceremony Gown Retailer
Casa de Novia Bridal
Reception Gown Designer
Ceremony and Reception Venue
The Commodore Perry Estate
The Cake Plate
Stationer + Calligrapher
K. Laine Designs
Hill Country Strings