Miss Shuang Guo and Captain William George Brown were joined in marriage during a small, family wedding on Saturday, May 27, 2017 in Bryan, Texas.
The wedding was celebrated under the trees at Ronin Cooking Farm and was officiated by Judge Tommy Munoz. The bride is the daughter of Jianping Guo and Yanmei Liu of Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, China. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robby L. Brown of College Station. Grandparents of the groom are the late Dr. and Mrs. George L. Huebner, Jr. of College Station, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Roy P. Brown of Powell, Texas.
The bride, given in marriage by her parents, chose a romantic and sweet ivory lace wedding dress by Galina. The gown was beautifully pleated at the sweetheart bodice, with a flowing knee-length skirt of lace and tulle. Her dress was accented at the waist by a satin ribbon sash, embellished with beaded lace flowers. The bride's fingertip length veil was edged in matching lace. Her tiara and wedding jewelry were brought from China by her mother. She carried an antique lace handkerchief, borrowed from the groom's mother, and wore a sixpence in her shoe. She carried a ribbon-tied bouquet of Playa Blanca roses and lavender freesia, accented with baby's breath.
During the reception that followed the ceremony, the bride wore a traditional Chinese dress, called a cheongsam, made of fabric decorated with Eurasian Magpies, birds that symbolize good luck, joy, and marital bliss in the Chinese culture. The groom was attired in a dark grey suit, complimented by a light blue tie. His boutonniere was fashioned of lavender freesia. Preceding the ceremony, the song "All That Is" by Garnet Rogers was enjoyed, after which the bride entered to an instrumental version of "You Are My Sunshine."
The couple recessed to "Henry Purcell: Trumpet Tune." The music was attended by the groom's brother-in-law, Gregory Doran. Appetizers and dinner, prepared by Chef Brian Light, were enjoyed in the forest space at Ronin Cooking after the wedding.
The menu was specially created to reflect a paring of the bride and groom's ancestral cultures. The farm tables were decorated with white lace runners and floral arrangements. The wedding cakes were served by the groom's sisters, Mrs. Sarah Doran and Miss Laura Brown. Family members and special out-of-town guests traveled from China, New Jersey, Minnesota, and points across Texas to celebrate the couple's wedding.
On the Sunday before their wedding, the couple was honored with a reception in the home of Hays and Robin Glover. The party was attended by College Station friends who celebrated the upcoming marriage.
Shuang received her Master's degree in Urban Planning from Texas A&M and is employed as a researcher with Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Will received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Texas Lutheran University and is currently pursuing a Masters' degree in Counseling at Sam Houston State University. He is a Captain in the United States Army Reserves and is employed with the Sam Houston State University ROTC program. The couple have made their home in Bryan.