In early June, Laney and Brandon tied the knot at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Laney and Bradon chose to do a first look before walking down the aisle to calm their nerves and have a moment alone before the festivities began. Family played a crucial role in Laney and Brandon’s journey to marriage, and they both carried their loved ones with them on their wedding day. Brandon carried red roses down the aisle in honor of his mom, who passed away last October. Red roses were her favorite and he saved a spot for her by placing the flowers in the pew. Laney honored her grandfather by wrapping a handkerchief with her maternal grandfather’s initials monogrammed in blue around her bouquet. “He passed away last year, so that was my way of remembering him on the wedding day.” It was clear how much love was shared between these families, which made capturing their wedding day all the more special.
For her ceremony, Laney wore a dress by Romana Keveza. It had a one shoulder asymmetrical neckline, mermaid bodice and lace detailing from top to bottom. She got ready at her parent’s home with the help of makeup artist Scarlett DeMoss and hair expert Sonia Trevino. The necklace Laney wore held significant meaning to her and served as her something old and borrowed, “My mom had her original engagement ring made into a necklace, so my sister and I both wore it on our wedding days.” Her earrings, which were her something blue, were aquamarine diamond huggies from her mom.
Laney changed into a mini dress for her reception that she purchased on a girls trip with her mom and sister. “We got our dresses at Happy Isles in LA. We actually took a girls trip out there to visit the vintage designer boutique. My sister, Arden, got her reception dress for her wedding from there the year before, so I knew I wanted to shop there for mine. My dress was a 1950’s midi that I shortened and Arden’s pink, beaded Matron of Honor dress was from the ’60’s.”
Both Laney and Brandon love the outdoors, so they chose to have an indoor garden party at the Dallas Country Club. Laney worked with Jackson Durham Events who brought outdoor elements into their indoor celebration. The bar in particular spoke to the theme. Laney said her mom actually came up with the idea and Jackdon Durham brought it to life. “We wanted there to be a wow factor with the specialty bar and they executed that so well with the hanging flowers.” Guests entered the ballroom through two grand arches made of peonies, hybrid delphinium, garden roses, Dutch hydrangeas, clematis, sweet peas and ranunculus. One of Laney’s favorite decoration aspects was the backdrop behind the band. “I wanted a colorful and creative backdrop as opposed to just drapery. I loved the Schumacher wallpaper panels Jackson Durham selected – they looked so great with the flowers lining the front of the stage.” Subtle aspects of personalization made for sweet details at the Delin’s wedding. “Kirstin, my wedding planner, had the fabulous idea of having all of the waiters and bartenders wear aprons with our crest used on our invitation monogrammed on all of them.” The same crest was seen on the center of the white dance floor.
In a fun and different idea, Laney and Brandon had a face painter at their reception. “It was a hit and I loved seeing everyone’s face paint on the dance floor!!” Both Laney and Brandon are passionate fans of their alma maters. “Brandon is a huge Aggie fan, so he was adamant about playing the War Hymn. Naturally, this meant I had to play the Eyes of Texas after.” After school songs were sung and the dancing came to a close, Laney and Brandon took a moment for one last dance before heading off to their honeymoon. Guests threw petals as the Delins exited in Brandon’s dad’s vintage red mustang.
Congratulations to the recently wed Mr. and Mrs. Delin!
Hair + Makeup
Sonia Trevino + Scarlett DeMoss
Summit & Sage, Ellis Hill
Highland Park United Methodist Church
Dallas Country Club