Delyn Durst and Patrick Boyd were united in marriage August 30, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church in Mason. Minister Eddie Howard of San Angelo, Texas, officiated at the double ring ceremony.
Delyn is the daughter of Tommy and Joyce Durst of Mason. She is the granddaughter of the late Walter and Elfrieda Durst and James C. and Jessie Sims. Patrick is the son of Larry and Loretta Boyd of Christoval, Texas. He is the grandson of B.W. and Ona Reed of Christoval and Margorie and the late W. H. Boyd of San Angelo.
The ceremony began with the lighting of the candles by Ushers Billy Johnson of Burnet, brother-in-law of the bride, and Mike Balliet of San Angelo. Following the seating of the parents and grandparents, soloist Karen Mitchell sang “Surely the Presence.” She was accompanied by the organist, Jo Ann Royal, Aunt of the Bride.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white strapless dress with a chiffon side drape overlay. It was embellished with beads and pearls on a cascade of white embroidery which adorned the bodice, side and edge of the dress and train. She carried a satin wrapped, hand tied bouquet of antique white roses, green cymbidium orchids, green hypericum berries, stephanotis and bear grass which encircled the bouquet. A diamond pendant worn by her grandmother and serving as the “something old” was fastened to the front of the bouquet. “Something borrowed” was the tiara worn in her hair that had been worn by her sister in her wedding. The “something blue” was a blue toe ring.
Sister of the bride, Jeananne Johnson of Burnet, served as Matron of Honor, and Barbi Balliet of San Angelo was Bridesmaid. They both wore halter-top, knee-length dresses of clover green satin with white sashes tied at the waist and carried bouquets of long-stem white roses.
Nine month old Morgan Johnson, niece of the bride, served as Honorary Flower Girl. Her princess-style dress was of white eyelet cotton with a green sash that matched the Bridesmaids’ dresses.
Serving as Best Man was Caleb Kattner of Christoval, brother-in-law of the groom. Thomas Donaldson of Christoval was groomsman. Ring Bearers were Will Johnson of Burnet, nephew of the bride, and Cade Kattner of Christoval, nephew of the groom.
During the lighting of the Unity Candle, “I Could Not Ask For More” was sung by the soloist. Attending the Guest Book was Anne Bott of San Angelo, friend of the bride.
A reception with a meal and dance immediately followed at the Durst Ranch in Mason. The square, three-layered Bride’s Cake was vanilla with a raspberry filling and fondant icing. The cake was topped with white roses and greenery, and the bottom of each layer was wrapped with satin ribbon. It was served on a tall square silver cake stand. Symbolic wedding-shaped mints were made by Ruth Cox, aunt of the bride.
The Groom’s Table displayed a chocolate fountain surrounded by a selection of fruits and cookies used for dipping.
The groom’s parents hosted a fajita dinner at Zavala’s restaurant following the rehearsal. A bridal brunch was held the morning of the wedding at Granite Rock B&B. Hostesses were the bride’s aunts, Ruth Cox of Austin, Virginia Durst of Mason, Jo Ann Royal of Menard, and Kay Durst of Fredericksburg.
Following a trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple is at home in San Angelo. Delyn is employed by the West Texas Rehabilitation Center, and Patrick is employed by the United States Geological Survey.