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.”
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.
“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.
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
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
Ceremony & Reception Site
Rest Yourself River Ranch
Stephanie Brazzle Photography
Wedfully Yours Events
Brown Fox Creative
Crème de la Crème Cake Company
Tastefully Yours Catering
Peerless Events & Tents
BSR Wedding Films
Peerless Events & Tents
Shannon Rose Events