A seaside ceremony
Laura Emerson Davis and John Robert Coarsey III, both of Woody Creek, were married Oct. 2 on the cliff above Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point, Calif.George Holmes Davis of Little Rock, Ark., escorted his only daughter down the aisle where the groom (who goes by “Jay”) happily awaited her arrival at the altar. The groom’s father, John Robert Coarsey Jr., was the best man. The bride’s mother, Irene Curtis Davis, grandmother Rita Winnie Curtis, and niece Lucy Elizabeth Davis were her attendants. All four flower girls came from the Roaring Fork Valley: Devin and Tate Randel, Lilli Smalls and Maile Wood.Reverend Alan Arnold of South Carolina officiated the seaside ceremony. Approximately 190 guests attended the sunset wedding and reception afterward at the Ritz-Carlton. Roughly 35 traveled from the Aspen area (and quite a few of them stayed at Aspenite Danny Becker’s family beach house on Emerald Bay).The bride’s family came from Arkansas and other parts of Southern California. The groom’s family flew in from Kentucky and Kailua, Hawaii, where he grew up. “We chose to get married at Salt Creek Beach because it’s always been a sentimental place to me,” said the bride. “We went there often when I was growing up since my mother was from nearby and my grandparents still live there.”Following the wedding weekend, the Coarseys honeymooned along the coast of California, with stops in Santa Barbara, Big Sur and Carmel. Correction: In last week’s column, Zach Lentz’s place of employment was incorrectly reported. He is a real estate agent with Carol Dopkin Real Estate. We apologize for the error.
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