Tara Anne Davidson of Fort Worth and 1st Lt. Matthew David Thorne of San Diego, Calif., were married June 8, 2014, on her parents’ wedding anniversary.
The ceremony and a reception, hosted by the bride and groom, were held at Thistle Springs Ranch in Cleburne.
The bride is the daughter of Ted and Valerie Davidson of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Andrew and Lindsay Thorne of San Diego.
Dr. Henry Wolmarans of the Promise Church officiated the double-ring ceremony.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory, satin Casablanca gown with beaded lace appliqu s on Point D’esprit lace. Hand-sewn Swarovski crystals, pearls, beads and silver-backed crystal sequins accented the beaded lace appliqu s. The gown featured pearl-encrusted straps and a chapel-length train.
The bride carried a garden-style array of Queen Anne’s lace, soft-peach rosa Campanella, spray roses and Lisianthus, sky-blue hydrangea, freesia and thistle, seeded eucalyptus and dusty miller leaves tied with ivory lace and her great-grandmother’s brooch.
Matron of honor was Tiffany Nichols, and maid of honor was Kitty Skaggs. Bridesmaids were Hannah Davidson and Kirsten Roberts.
Bridal attendants wore tea-length gowns of light-blue chiffon and carried bouquets of ivory and blue hydrangea, thistle, peach roses, Queen Anne’s lace, seeded eucalyptus and dusty miller leaves tied with soft-peach satin.
Best man was Frank Fournier, and groomsmen were Aaron Zaiser, Nash Mills and Dan Klimkowski.
Ushers were Ethan and Caleb Davidson.
Guestbook attendants were Sophie Platt and Berklee Dressler.
The couple took a four-week wedding trip to South Africa and toured the wine country, went shark diving, interacted with baby tigers and lions at a sanctuary, and took safari drives through Kruger National Park.
They will live in Los Angeles, where Matthew is stationed at the Los Angeles Space and Missile Systems Center.
The bride graduated from Decatur High School in 2008 and earned a degree in radiologic sciences from Midwestern State University in 2012. She works for Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.
The groom graduated from Poway High School in 2007, the Air Force Academy in 2011 and earned a master’s degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University in 2014. He works for the United States Air Force.