Dockery-Reis Wedding

Jordan Leigh Dockery and Brian Andrew Reis were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony at First United Methodist Church in Paris, Texas. Reverend Bill Taylor, cousin of the groom, of Longview, Texas, officiated the ceremony, which was held May 16, 2015, at six-thirty in the evening.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by both of her parents. The bride wore an elegant ball gown of lace and tulle over dulce satin. The gown featured an eye-catching strapless sweetheart neckline that flowed into a fitted ivory lace bodice. A soft blush ribbon around the waist added a touch of romance where the moscato colored skirt flared into gentle pleats. Satin buttons marched down the back of the skirt as it flowed into a stunning chapel-length train. The bride also wore a two-tiered ivory silk tulle veil. To complete her ensemble, the bride wore a double strand Akoya pearl necklace adorned with an elegant brooch. She carried a bouquet of Sophie roses, blush peonies, soft pink hydrangeas and soft pink garden roses wrapped in ivory ribbon. Miniature pictures of the late Sonya Dockery, Ray Wells, Opal Wells, Bobby Weems, Jimmy Mc Neal, Carole Cox and Roy Cox were incorporated into the bouquet.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Dockery of Paris, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Rebecca Robinson and the late Ray Wells of Paris, Texas, and Steve P. Dockery and the late Sonya Dockery, also of Paris, Texas.

The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Reis of Belton, Texas. He is the grandson of Mr. Kenneth and Loretta Reis of Garland, Texas, and the late Mr. Roy and Carole Cox of Gatesville.

Matron of honor was Taylor Dockery Dearinger, twin sister of the bride, from The Woodlands, Texas. Bridesmaids were Ryan Dockery, Katherine Rodgers Smith, Jennifer Haase M.D., Michelle Reis Mattern M.D., Jordan Buess M.D. and Alicia Reis. The bridesmaids wore blush, floor length gowns featuring sweetheart necklines and a ruched bodice. Flower girls were Ella and Evelyn Buess of Temple, Texas.

Scott Reis M.D. served his brother as best man. Groomsmen were Jameson Mattern, Sam Dearinger, Ryan Stanton, Thomas Hunt, Jake Brunton, Daniel Fahlenkamp and Denton Tucker. Steven Dockery and Sean McCleary served as ushers. Numan Khan M.D. was featured vocalist.

Immediately following the ceremony, the guests enjoyed an evening of celebration at Heritage Hall in Paris, Texas.

On the eve of the wedding, Dr. Mike and Barbara Reis, parents of the groom, hosted a rehearsal dinner for the wedding party and guests at Crawford’s Hole in the Wall.

Mrs. Julie Rook and Mrs. Jill Pierce hosted a bridal brunch the day of the wedding featuring a traditional Southern charm cake. The bridesmaids enjoyed a time-honored “cake pull” where ribbons were pulled and attached charms lightheartedly predicted the future of the recipient. The bride and groom were also honored with several other wedding showers prior to the wedding day.

The bride is a 2007 graduate of Paris High School and a 2010 graduate of Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Jordan graduated from Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine on May 9, 2015. She will work as a physician in the pediatrics residency program at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas.

The groom graduated from Midway High School in Waco, Texas, in 2004. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Biomedical Engineering with a Minor in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University. He is employed as a software engineer for e-MDs, a medical software company in Austin, Texas.

Following a honeymoon trip to Mo’orea and Bora Bora, the couple will reside in Austin, Texas.

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