Emily Baildon and Brian Taylor exchange wedding vows


SPRING, Texas — Miss Emily Beth Baildon and Mr. Brian Michael Taylor were united in marriage on June 16, 2012, at Christ the Good Shepherd Church in Spring, Texas. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Deacon Pat Hancock.

The bride is the daughter of Betty Horton Baildon (a Pine Bluff native) and the late Christopher James Baildon of Spring, Texas. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Haynes Horton of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Carol Baildon of Ogdensburg, N.Y.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Taylor of Spring, Texas. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Fred Braun of Sequin, Texas and Mr. and Mrs. Emmitt Taylor of Dallas, Texas.

The bride wore an a-line, mother of pearl chiffon dress with a sweetheart neckline and removable cap sleeves. The bodice was encrusted with Swarvoski crystals as was the long, chapel train. She wore a crystal headband in place of a veil. The bouquet she carried was a hand-tied bouquet of cream peonies, white freesia, light green miniature hydrangeas with sahara and amnesia roses. In memory of her father, the bouquet was wrapped with a locket containing his picture.

Bridesmaids were Laura Grasty, Nicole Kutyba, Krystle Pennell and Jenny Taylor of Spring, Texas, and Taryn Petito of Fort Worth, Texas. The bridesmaids wore cocktail length, cobalt blue chiffon dresses. They carried bouquets of sahara, amnesia and jana spray roses with white hydrangeas. Matching bracelets were worn as a gift from the bride. Lauren Christlieb served as hostess at the ceremony and wore an identical dress as the bridesmaids. The flower girl, Amelia Hardin of Monahans, Texas, wore a matching cobalt blue chiffon dress and carried a “Here Comes the Bride” sign in lieu of flowers.

The groom wore a Jean Yves two button, steel twilight tuxedo with a candlelight shirt and tie and cap toe shoes. Boutonnières consisted of amnesia roses and freesia. The groomsmen wore identical tuxedos but with cobalt blue ties and kerchiefs. The best man was Jake Hirschfeld of Riverton, Wyo. Groomsmen were Caleb Blakely of Red Oak, Texas, Michael Hawkins of College Station, Texas, and Adam Seiford (cousin of the bride) and Chris Taylor (brother of the groom), both of Spring, Texas. Ushers were Greg Horton and Jared Horton (cousins of the bride) both of Alexander, Ark., Mark Cline of Houston, Texas and Charlie Smith of Dallas, Texas.

The reception immediately following the ceremony was held at La Tranquila Ranch in Spring, Texas. The couple was surprised with a carved sculpture and customized M&M’s as favors for the guests along with photos from the photo booth.

The groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Hasta la Pasta in Spring, Texas on the eve of the wedding. The bridesmaid luncheon was held at Luca and Leonardo’s in The Woodlands, Texas, and hosted by Tracy Vanlandingham Howell, Lee McNew Scoggins, and Debbie Valandingham Solomon. An Italian themed wedding party was hosted by Sarah Parmley of Sugarland, Texas and Jimmy and Beth Seiford of Spring, Texas.

Both the bride and groom are graduates of Texas A&M. The groom is an engineering graduate and the bride is in her second year of law school at South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas.

The couple will honeymoon on a cruise of the Mediterranean departing from Rome, Italy. They will reside in Houston upon their return.