An Elegant, Luxe Wedding at Commodore Perry Estate in Austin, Texas

Guests probably couldn't tell they were in a big city like Austin, Texas, at this sophisticated, intimate wedding at the Commodore Perry Estate! Kelti

Guests probably couldn't tell they were in a big city like Austin, Texas, at this sophisticated, intimate wedding at the Commodore Perry Estate! Kelti Bailey (28 and in real estate) and Chris Late (33 and a car dealer) chose this venue, which felt like an Italian country villa, so they could host their entire wedding in one elegant, private space. “The Commodore Perry Estate had the charm and sophistication we were looking for in a venue,” Kelti says. The wedding focused on a color palette of pink and neutral hues, from the bridesmaids to the bouquets, for a polished, rustic look with an air of elegance. “I loved Molly Sims’s wedding and used that as inspiration,” the bride says. The intimate outdoor reception took place in a tent filled with dining tables that were covered in old candlesticks and colored glassware, all atop neutral linens to bring other hues into the pink palette. "The guest count was small enough (75) that we could really talk to every single guest,” Kelti says. Later, Hot Sauce ATX performed live to get guests out of their seats and onto the dance floor. “The band MADE the party!” the bride says. Her favorite highlight? “The band even let me play the trumpet!” Caplan Miller Events made sure the wedding ran smoothly from start to finish, allowing the newlyweds to have a fun, carefree evening. Kelti says she and Chris wouldn’t have their wedding any other way: “Having the wedding in one spot was really perfect for us. The flow was wonderful, and we loved not having to rush people out of anywhere to get to another venue.” See the romantic details captured by Diana M. Lott Photography below.

Kelti chose a wow-worthy Vera Wang wedding dress for her ceremony. Her ball gown featured a full skirt with sheer straps over a fitted bodice with a sweetheart neckline. She looked elegant and sophisticated — just like her wedding!
The couple had a large chalkboard outside of the chapel and reception venue for people to take photos with. “I just loved the custom calligraphy on it, and [I] have some really fun pictures in front!” the bride says.
“I loved Molly Sims’s wedding and used that as inspiration!” Kelti says. She stuck to an elegant, romantic pink and gold color palette and asked her bridesmaids to choose their dresses within that frame. It turned out beautifully!
Kelti’s bouquet was full of sophisticated white blossoms with gentle touches of ivory and subtle pinks. The arrangement included a variety of roses and gardenias for a fresh, romantic style.
The flower girls carried sweet bouquets of peonies and roses in pink hues, with headbands with floral appliques to match. Their dresses were custom made in a beautiful floral pattern and tulle underskirt. The same floral fabric was used in the bow ties for the groom and groomsmen.
The bridesmaid bouquets were romantic and whimsical, full of roses, ranunculuses, double tulips and hydrangeas in pink hues.
Clear Tent Reception at Commodore Perry Estate
On the reception dining tables, the couple used old candlesticks and colored glassware on neutral linens to bring other colors into the pink and neutral color palette. “I love a sophisticated, polished rustic look,” Kelti says.
Sophisticated Two-Tier Wedding Cake With Tassels
Chris proposed to Kelti on a weekend trip following his completion of a half-marathon. His groom’s cake looked like a pair of sneakers surrounded by chocolate rocks!
Groom Tuxedo With Pink Floral Bow Tie