Jessica and Dalton Mercure Wedding

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Published Sunday, October 22, 2017
by Linda Cochran

Baldoria on the Water was the beautiful outdoor setting for the exchange of wedding vows between Jessica Leigh Cochran and Dalton Chandler Mercure on Sat., June 24, 2107.  Father Eustace Sequeira, SJ, was the officiating Priest at the wedding ceremony.

Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Roger Cochran of Aurora, CO and Mrs. Allison Duran of Cortez, CO and Mr. Jose Mercure of San Bernardino, CA.

The lovely bride was escorted to the altar by her father, dressed in a Joseph Abboud suit with coordinating vest, tie and pocket handkerchief, as the Bridal March from Vicente Avella on Classical Piano played.  The altar was decorated with peach tulle and accented with green ivy vines.

The bride wore an off-ivory, floor-length, full bodied A-line Romona Keveza gown with ruched bodice made of silk organza with a v-neck neckline, flowing circle skirt and chapel length train made of French net.  The gown was accented with with a v-neck neckline, tulle skirt and chapel length train.  The gown was accented with ruching and a beaded belt detail at her natural waist.  Her hair was swept into an elegant bun and accessorized with a fingertip veil edged in sequins.  Her bridal bouquet was an arrangement of peach roses, white hydrangea, silver bells eucalyptus, a hint of baby's breath and tied with an ivory satin ribbon.  To add to her dress, Jessica's something old were the white satin shoes worn by her mother on her wedding day.

The groom was handsome in a light grey Joseph Abboud tuxedo with satin edge lapel and coordinating vest.  The single breasted tuxedo was accented with a peach tie and pocket handkerchief.  He wore a light peach rose boutonniere with dusty miller, silver bell eucalyptus and tied with an ivory satin wrap.

Mattie Wagner of Denver, maid of honor, wore a navy, floor-length, strapless, satin dress with pleated bodice and full skirt.  

Sisters of the bride, Nicole Cochran of Greeley, and Courtney Cochran of Denver, as well as friend of the bride, Jennifer Hansen of Louisville, were the beautiful bridesmaids.  They wore navy, tank style, pleated-bodice ball gowns, made of satin with full, long skirts. Each carried a bouquet of peach roses, dusty miller, eucalyptus and tied with a peach satin ribbon.

Dalton chose his brother, Skyler Coburn-Mercure of San Diego, CA as his best man.  Additional groomsmen were Corey Duran of Cortez, brother, and Ryan Cochran of Aurora, brother of the bride.  The groomsmen wore grey Joseph Abboud tuxedos with satin edge lapel and coordinating vest.  The single breasted tuxedos were accented with light-grey ties and pocket handkerchiefs. Their boutonnieres were of a coral reef peach rose, dusty miller, eucalyptus and tied with a peach satin wrap.

Gabby Acrey, cousin of the groom, was the charming flower girl wearing a mid-calf length dress with navy blue satin waist band and lace-tie shoes.  She carried a white satin basket containing coral reef peach rose petals.  Her hair was adorned with a wreath of flowers.  The ring bearer was Josiah Watley, second cousin of the bride.  He wore a grey Joseph Abboud tuxedo with satin edge lapel and coordinating vest and navy bow tie and carried a ring pillow covered with white satin and tied with burlap.  He wore a peach boutonniere with ivory satin wrap. 

The greeters, both cousins of the bride, were Lexi Knutson, attractively dressed in an off-the-shoulder fuchsia dress, and Quinton Weber, wearing a black suit with fuchsia dress shirt and coordinating tie, greeted and handed out programs to the guests. 

Ben Costello, friend of the couple and Scott Coburn-Mercure, brother-in-law of the groom, ushers, wore navy tuxedos with grey ties and pocket handkerchiefs.  Each wore a coral reef peach rose boutonniere with dusty miller, eucalyptus and an ivory satin wrap.

The bride's mother, Linda Cochran, looked elegant in a silver-grey gown embraced with small and large pearl beading designs.  The sleeveless gown featured a deep scoop back, boat neckline and tapered to a wispy, godet-flared skirt.  The groom's mother, Allison Duran, was beautiful in a floor-length, sleeveless, maroon gown with ruched bodice and accented with beaded shoulders.  Both wore wrist corsages of peach spray roses, baby's breath and ties with an ivory satin ribbon.

During the ceremony, the readings were read by Kathy Knutson of Aurora, aunt of the bride, Valerie Duvall of Brentwood, TN, Godmother of the bride, and Ariana Duvall of Brentwood, TN, friend of the bride.

Following the wedding ceremony, a reception was held in the reception area of Baldoria on the Water.  The facility was a beautiful setting including tables covered in white tablecloths with navy blue runners centered with cream-colored candles and beautiful floral arrangements.  The centerpieces and altar decorations were created by Gloria Weber, aunt of the bride.  

A 4-tier wedding cake contained layers of white cake with strawberry filling, chocolate and spice cake with Bavarian cream filling and white cake with lemon filling.  It was smooth iced using cream cheese icing with  a silver vine and light peach flowers up the front.  The groom's Donut Bar was a favorite of the evening with gourmet donuts from VooDoo Doughnut, City Donuts and LaMar's Donuts.

A dance was held following the reception dinner. A DJ Connection provided the music.

Following a couple days visiting with family and friends, the new Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Mercure will reside in El Paso, TX until the completion of Dalton's contract with the United States Army.  At which time, they plan to move back to the State of Colorado.

Approximately 170 relatives and friends, including the bride's grandparents, Denis and Theresa Weber, shared in the happy occasion.

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