Casey Lee & Charlie Robinson

Photo: Scott Hagar

On July 3, high school sweethearts Casey Alexis Lee and Charles Henry Robinson III were married at Christ the King Catholic Church in Dallas. Monsignor Donald Zimmerman, pastor of Christ the King, and the Rev. Mark Davis, pastor of Park Cities Presbyterian Church, officiated. The groom’s maternal grandfather, the Rev. Pat Robertson, also officiated and conferred a moving wedding blessing upon his grandson and his new bride. A formal wedding reception immediately followed at the Dallas Petroleum Club.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Jay Lee of Highland Park. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Martin Thomas Lee of Newport News, Va., and the late Mr. Richard Davis Peege of Louisville, Ky. Her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Richard Davis Peege, attended the wedding celebration.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henry Robinson Jr. of University Park. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henry Robinson of Nashville, Tenn., and the Rev. and Mrs. Pat Robertson of Virginia Beach, Va., all of whom attended the wedding. The groom also is the grandson of the late Mrs. Susanne Wilson Robinson of Nashville.

The bride wore an original Angel Sanchez mermaid sheath gown of candlelight organza silk, trimmed with metallic silk gazar embroidery on a ribbon-trimmed ruffled train designed to float in the air during the procession. The dress featured straps of crystal-embedded silk, which the bride highlighted by her choice of platinum pave diamonds and pearl earrings. Her cathedral veil mirrored the train with double-faced silk organza ribbon trim. As a loving tribute to her maternal grandmother, the bride carried the wedding band of her maternal grandfather in her bouquet.

The maid of honor, Miss Cori Sumners Dickie, was the bride’s college roommate and sorority sister. The bride chose longtime friends Elizabeth Brooks Carlock, Shelby Marie Hoke, Sarah Virginia Johnson, and Megan Elizabeth Rhodes, and the sisters of the groom, Catherine Gordon Robinson and Emily Susanne Robinson, as her bridesmaids. Flower girls were Morgan Lee Peege and Mary Brooke Peege, the cousins of the bride.

Her honor attendants were Janice Elizabeth Blakely, Mary Claire Guerriero, Kathryn Jane Jenevein, and Lucette Teel Liddell. Emily Ann Hunt and Jennifer Miller Guerriero, who also were honor attendants, offered the scripture readings at the wedding.

The best man, Kelly Christopher Cavender, was the groom’s close friend throughout high school and college. Also at his side were groomsmen Lawson Fowler Hopkins, Samuel Durham Pierce, Willis Hunt Robertson, Robert Brooks Tate, Tazewell Gifford Taylor Jr., and the bride’s brother, Michael Charles Lee. Serving as ushers were William Edward Chaney, Theodore Donaldson Jordan, Jonathan Daniel Karunkaren, Brian Parks Mullen, Garrick Chase Smith, and Charles Christopher Stine.

One of the highlights of the magnificent ceremony at Christ the King Church was a grand concert by the full Festival Choir, accompanied by an orchestra. They performed many masterpieces of classical and sacred music, and fulfilled the personal request of the bride and groom to join with the congregation in a beautiful rendition of “How Great Thou Art.”

The Rev. Mark Davis delivered an intimate and uplifting homily.

Mr. and Mrs. Robinson are both graduates of Highland Park High School. The bride attended the University of Texas at Austin and was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. After graduating with a degree in kinesiology, the bride accepted a position at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas. The groom attended the University of Virginia and earned his degree in finance. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. Following his graduation, he returned to Dallas and is employed by McColl Partners.

The newlyweds departed from their wedding reception in a white, vintage 1959 Rolls Royce. They traveled the next morning to their honeymoon destination of the islands of Turks and Caicos. They will make their home in Uptown Dallas.

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