Devyn Bernal and Marc Marano’s Texas-Meets-Australia Wedding

Devyn Bernal and Marc Marano
November 15, 2020

Devyn Bernal and Marc Marano’s year-long friendship blossomed quickly into a life-long romance. After their first date to Devyn’s favorite bookstore in Los Angeles, the pair decided that night that they’d be together forever. “We were so lucky to have had a year of friendship under our belt,” Devyn says. “Once we chose to date each other, we were inseparable.” After Marc proposed at the same bookstore, a whirlwind seven-week wedding planning process commenced. The couple planned to move back to Marc’s native Australia, but first, they wanted to share their nuptials with Devyn’s Texas friends and family. On November 15, 2020, not only did they say “I do,” they also announced that they were expecting a baby with a touching speech by the groom. “It was epic,” Devyn says. “Even the band was crying.”

Devyn and Marc Couple's Shot

A Perfect Sendoff

The couple settled on a ranch-style wedding to celebrate with Devyn’s Texas-based friends and family before moving to Australia. The venue in Mineral Wells, Texas, was the perfect backdrop for the reception that was equal parts laid-back and elegant. “Everyone who attended was dressed in their best outfits but ate and partied like only a wild group in Texas can do,” says the bride.

Devyn & Marc's Aisle Design

Path to Heaven

“Romance was the focus of this pathway and we wanted to channel that through all of the senses,” Linda says. “We used delphinium for visual interest and blooming roses that gave the best scent.” Wedfully Yours Events also implemented textural fillers to soften the overall feel of the aisle design. “This gave Devyn a stunning pathway to meet her new husband,” Linda says.

Devyn & Marc's Floral Arrangement

In Bloom

Flowers—both lush blooms and textural elements—were placed in almost every corner of the tent, from the table settings and the reception entrance to an installation above the dance floor. “We wanted to create a copious amount of visual interest, and we knew that textural elements were going to do it,” says Wedfully Yours owner and creative director Linda Whitten.

First Dance: “Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

Guests: 120

Menu: Italian food and Tignanello, the couple’s favorite wine

Late-Night Snack: the groom’s favorite noodles were passed in custom Chinese food boxes 

This article originally appeared in the Spring / Summer 2022 issue of D Weddings. Purchase yours online .

Credits

  • Ceremony & Reception Site

    Rest Yourself River Ranch

  • Photographer

    Stephanie Brazzle Photography

  • Gown Designer

    Galia Lahav

  • Hair

    Allison Snow

  • Makeup

    Brittany Jones

  • Groom’s Attire

    Suitsupply

  • Flowers

    Wedfully Yours Events

  • Stationery

    Brown Fox Creative

  • Cake

    Crème de la Crème Cake Company

  • Catering

    Tastefully Yours Catering

  • Music (Wedding)

    In10City Band

  • Music (Afterparty)

    Jason Esquire

  • Lighting

    Peerless Events & Tents

  • Videographer

    BSR Wedding Films

  • Wedding Rentals

    Nuage Designs

  • Wedding Rentals

    Party! Dallas Rentals

  • Wedding Rentals

    Peerless Events & Tents

  • Wedding Rentals

    Perch Décor

  • Wedding Rentals

    Plush Photobooth

  • Wedding Rentals

    POSH Couture Rentals

  • Wedding Planner/Designer

    Shannon Rose Events

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