Miss Laura Ellen Brown and Mr. Dylan George Matthews were united in holy matrimony during an intimate afternoon wedding and Holy Eucharist at four o'clock Friday, July 5, 2019 in the 1938 Chapel of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in College Station, Texas.
The double ring ceremony was officiated by The Rev. Angela M. Cortiñas, rector of St. Thomas, assisted by The Rev. Dr. Rebecca B. Watts, curate.
The day was surrounded by love and heritage. The bride's grandfather was a founding member of St. Thomas and her parents were married in the same chapel 44 years ago.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robby L. Brown of College Station. Grandparents of the bride 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 groom is the son of Mr. Scott E. Matthews of Mission, Texas and Ms. Janice D. Matthews of McAllen, Texas. Grandparents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Max M. Matthews of McAllen, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Donald Endicott of Kansas City, Kansas.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, chose a romantic cathedral-length V-neck A-line gown of layered Moscato and champagne lace, organza, and tulle. Fabric-covered buttons adorned the sheer back bodice of the gown. Her fingertip-length veil was edged with crystal beads. Rose-gold Keds were her wedding slippers worn with "L+D" monogrammed socks and a lucky sixpence.
Laura wore a pearl-drop necklace, a wedding gift from her sister. The cameo ring that she wore belonged to her great-great grandmother and has been worn by family brides for three generations. She also wore her mother's pearl earrings and carried a lace handkerchief that belonged to her maternal great-grandmother.
Laura's grandmother, Patricia Huebner, had lovingly ironed and put away the heirloom for her granddaughters to someday carry at their weddings. Similarly, the groom wore a unique gold and diamond ring that has been passed down through each generation, originating from his great-grandfather, Mr. George Matthews.
Laura carried a ribbon-tied bouquet of white O'Hara and Quicksand Roses, white lisianthus and ranunculus, and eucalyptus leaves. The boutonnieres were made of lavender and baby's breath. Mrs. Sarah B. Doran of Pflugerville attended her sister as matron of honor. She wore a plum-colored, full-length gown featuring a gently draping tulle skirt and an empire waist accented with beading.
Miss Amelia Kate Doran attended her Aunt Laura as flower girl. She wore a dress of ivory silk taffeta with an embroidered lace overlay. She wore a ribbon-tied crown of sweetheart roses in her hair. Both attendants carried flowers similar to the bride's bouquet.
The groom's two brothers, Mr. Aaron Matthews of McAllen and Mr. Austin Matthews of Tomball attended Dylan as his Best Men. Mr. William G. Brown of Bryan, brother of the bride, and Mr. Adrian Garcia of Boerne, friend of the groom, served as ushers. Music was provided by organist Mrs. Bonnie Reynolds. Mr. Robert Montgomery served as chalice bearer, and Mr. Lucas Burrough as acolyte. The couple's siblings read the lessons.
A buffet dinner, catered by Madden's Casual Gourmet, was held in the St. Thomas parish hall following the wedding.
Family members and special friends traveled from Kansas, Minnesota, McAllen, and other points across Texas to celebrate the couple's wedding.
Laura and Dylan spent a week in Jamaica for their honeymoon. They will be making their home in Austin.
On May 18th, Laura Kuykendall and Sarah Doran honored Laura with a bridal shower in Katy, Texas, attended by her fellow teachers.
Laura is a 2009 graduate of A&M Consolidated High School and earned a B.S. in Education from Texas A&M in 2012. She has been an elementary school teacher in the Katy ISD for 6 years and will be teaching in Dripping Springs in the fall.
Dylan is a 2009 graduate of Sharyland High School in Mission, Texas. He earned a B.A. in Government from The University of Texas in 2012, and a J.D. from South Texas School of Law in Houston in 2017. He practiced law in Houston after law school and is currently working with the Texas House of Representatives in Austin.