At twilight on May 19, Breezy Louise Lake and David Allen Wolfe were united in marriage at the bride’s family home in Arp.
The ceremony, officiated by the Rev. Rhett Ansley, was conducted below a towering magnolia resplendent with an antique chandelier, vintage fabrics and beveled mirrors. The couple spoke their vows flanked by antique candelabras and seasonal greenery.
Guests had been asked to save the date for a Garden style wedding via cotton kitchen towels mailed as reminders. The graphics featured a slice of cherry pie, which provided guests with a hint of the wedding theme of an East Texas Love Feast.
As guests arrived, they were served chilled beverages and were seated beneath the branches of the towering magnolia and flickering lights. Informal seating was provided on antique chairs and settees, quilt-draped bales of East Texas hay and wingback chairs accentuated by lamps, antique washbowls, vintage pitchers and Tyler Roses.
Processional music was provided by the Lon Morris College Speakeasy 6 Band with the family arriving parade style to Dixieland jazz, attired in garden attire and hats, carrying parasols and sparklers. The bride followed and was escorted by Estelle Laval of France, her great-niece who served as Maid of Honor.
Additional members of the bridal parade were the children of the bride and groom’s friends and family and included; Landon, Lawson and Lathan Moore, children of Luke and Laura Moore; Kennison and Sidney Chambless, whose parents are Justin and Jessica Chambless; and Patton Walker Carter, daughter of Foster and Whitney Carter, all of Jacksonville. Also serving as attendants were Jillian, Judson and Jett West, children of Josh and Lynn West of Alto. Hallie, Lauren and Hausten Foster, children of Jason and Megan Foster of Forney. Gage, Grace and Avery Enright, children of Russel and Candace Enright of Whitehouse. Noah Tew, the bride’s nephew, of Lindale and Kenner and Campbell Nocilla, children of Wendy Dacus Nocillaof Lake Charles, La.
Best man was Axl Wolfe, nephew of the groom, of Palestine.
Attending the bride were Kathleen Stanfill and Pat Graham, both of Jacksonville. Additional attendants were the bride’s hospitality administration students from Lon Morris College: Josi Moore, Melody Nelson, Adrianna Damianiand Justin Gutierrez.
During the ceremony, Kennison Chambless performed “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” which was dedicated to the honor of the bride and groom’s grandparents.
Following the ceremony, guests were treated to dinner, dancing and music by the Danny Hollis Band. Reception fare was from iconic East Texas restaurants: Stanley’s Famous Pit-Bar-B-Que, What About Kabob and Gilbert's El Charro. Pies from Oxbow Bakery in Palestine were served alongside coffees and Italian sodas from Latte Da Espresso Catering.
Preceeding the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal brunch at Sabor al PasionCounty House and Bistro outside Palestine. Family members were treated to sausage bread, eggs benedict with salmon, vegetable frittata, pavlova and breakfast pastries, fresh juices and coffee.
Following a wedding trip to the Texas Hill Country, the couple now resides in Palestine.
The bride is the daughter of Joe and Janie Tewof Arp and Larry Lake of Reese. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Larue Clark and the late Gwendolyn Lake of Reese. She is a graduate of Jacksonville High School and Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration and a Master of Science in Family & Consumer Sciences. The bride created and directed the hospitality administration program at Lon Morris College.
The groom is the son of Chip and Becky Wolfe of Palestine. He is the grandson of the late J.D. & Eugenia Dorman of Palestine and the late Mr. & Mrs. Ernest C. Wolfe Jr. of Houston. He is a graduate of Palestine High School and Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics. The groom is the co-owner of Oxbow Bakery & Antiques in Palestine.