Sommer Mary Slattery and Phillip Stephen Blucas were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014 in University Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas. The Rev. Jeffrey Flint, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Bellingham, Wash. and cousin of the groom, officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Leslie and Rem Slattery of North Little Rock. She is the granddaughter of Ms. Ardath Dunning of Eagle Nest, N.M. and the late Mr. Ernest Dunning and the late Mr. Glenn Thomson and Mrs. Mary Slattery of Houston and the late Mr. Rem J. Slattery, Jr.
Johnette and Stephen Blucas of Ruston, La., are the groom’s parents. He is the grandson of the late Lorraine and John Louis Pullig of Gibsland, La. and the late Alice and Walter Blucas of Boswell, Penn..
The chancel held a large arrangement of green and white hydrangea, green Bells of Ireland, hybrid white delphinium, white open roses, green trick dianthus, green hanging amaranthus, green spiders, green hypericum berries and tall branch work. Nuptial music was by organist Dana Reed.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a trumpet style gown by Essence of Australia of ivory lace embellished tulle over an oyster white gown which extended to a chapel-length train. The strapless bodice had a sweetheart neckline, covered buttons, and a one-shoulder lace jacket attached to the dolce satin waist sash. She wore her mother’s cathedral length veil of lace edged French silk illusion. Her diamond earrings had been a wedding gift from her father to her mother. She carried a bouquet of white hydrangea, white open garden roses, white peonies, white dendrobrium orchids, white ranunculus, green trick dianthus, green buttons and green hanging amaranthus.
Lindsey Manning of Foley, Ala., served as the bride’s matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Aira Burkhart of Morgantown, W.V., Anna Valles of Arlington, Texas, and Melanie Belgard, sister of the groom, of Baton Rouge, La. They wore peacock blue gowns of various styles and carried bouquets of green hydrangea, green dianthus, green roses, hanging green amaranthus, and green parrot tulips.
Lynn Sugarek, cousin of the bride of Houston, read scripture for the ceremony. Melanie Turner of Orlando, Fla., served as guest book attendant.
Miss Remi Josephine Slattery-Nguyen, niece of the bride, of Durham, N.C., served as flower girl. She was escorted by her mother, Thuy-Ai Tran Nguyen, sister-in-law of the bride.
Sean Farley of Chicago, served as best man. Groomsmen were Jonathan Barre’ of Baton Rouge, La., Scott Belgard, brother-in-law of the groom, of Baton Rouge, La., and Scott Slattery, brother of the bride, of Durham, N.C.
Guests were seated by cousins of the bride Hayden Dunning and Ian Dunning both of Houston and Lee Sugarek, of Clear Lake, Texas.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the historic Ashton Depot in downtown Fort Worth. Tables held arrangements of green and white hydrangeas, open white roses, white den orchid stems green spiders, and green trick dianthus and floating candles in cylinders of varying heights, and accented with gold mercury and glass votive candles. Music was provided by Master of Ceremonies and DJ Paul Andrews of Grapevine, Texas.
The bride attended Auburn University in Auburn, Ala., where she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Industrial Design in May 2004. She is an Industrial Designer for Ignite Partnership in Richardson, Texas.
The groom graduated in May 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where he was a member of the LSU Tiger Band. He is a television engineer with Mobile TV Group, Denver.
After a wedding trip to Montana and Banff, Canada, the couple will make their home in Baton Rouge.