Minter, Navarro wed in Dallas
DeLayna Marie Minter and Carlos Francisco Navarro IV were united in the sacrament of Holy Matrimony with the traditional Roman Catholic Mass Saturday November 17, 2012 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Dallas. The ceremony was officiated by Co-Celebrants Monsignor Donald F. Zimmerman and long-time friend of the family Father Fred Caldwell.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents Mike and Mary Minter of Ennis.
She is the granddaughter of Henry and Mary Jane Odlozil Sr. of Bardwell and Wayne and Shirley Minter of Ennis. DeLayna graduated from St. John High School in 2003 and from Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 2011 where she earned a bachelor degree in Markets and Culture. She is employed with Mike’s Delivery Inc. in Palmer.
The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Carlos F. Navarro III of Dallas. He is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Santiago Rodriguez of Saltillo, Coahuila and Dr. and Mrs. Carlos F. Navarro II of Dallas.
Carlos graduated from the Episcopal School of Dallas in 2002 and from Butler University in Indiana where he earned a bachelor degree in Biology in 2008.
He is employed with ExponentHR in the Marketing and Client Services department.
The bride chose a Casa Blanca fitted dress with delicate beaded straps generously embellished with ivory point d’ esprit lace enhanced with bridal pearls woven in an irregular pattern and a 6 foot length Cathedral train.
Her dress was complimented with a 7-foot Mantilla ivory lace veil.
For her something old, DeLayna carried her grandmother Mary Jane Odlozil’s prayer book, new was her dress and accessories.
DeLayna borrowed the ring-bearer’s heart-shaped pillow from her sister Dianna created by their grandmother Mary Jane Odlozil of satin fabric and lace from Dianna’s wedding gown , and blue was a delicate blue butterfly broach gifted by the bride’s sister Dianna Glenn.
The bridal bouquet was made of white and ivory floral, including bold blooms of peonies, garden roses, hydrangea and freesia.
The maid of honor was Dianna (Minter) Glenn, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Brooke (Gunn) Livingston, cousin of the bride, Karla Noone, sister of the groom; Luisa Navarro, sister of the groom; Andrea Navarro, sister of the groom; Mimi Falb, Amanda Hendrix, Linda Chang, all friends of the bride. The flower girl was Ava Jo Glenn, niece and god-daughter of the bride. The bridesmaids wore A-line dresses by Lula Kate in a vibrant hydrangea blue shantung fabric. They carried bouquets made with shades of bright pink floral, including peonies, roses, hydrangea, freesia, and dahlia, and wrapped in a rose gold satin ribbon.
The flower girl wore an ivory 3-layer princess dress with a full skirt and accented with a crystal-embellished headpiece and carried a pomander in a bright raspberry shade.
The best men were Mark McCoy and Matthew McCoy, twin friends of the groom. The groomsmen included Andrew Noone, brother –in-law of the groom, Joseph Glenn, brother-in-law of the bride, James H Clement III, friend of the groom currently serving in Afghanistan, Ryan Carter, Gary Gambarani, Phil Brauch, Andrew Bourke, all friends of the groom.
The ring bearer was Jackson Wayne Glenn, nephew of the bride.
The ushers were Michael Anderson, Steve Forsythe, Patrick Hurto, David Starvaggi, Jared Venia, and Brian Welch, all friends of the groom. They wore traditional black tuxedos with white tuxedo shirts.
The readings at Mass were read by Cynthia Odlozil, and Janice Kirk, aunts of the bride; and Alfonso Barragan Rodriguez, cousin of the groom. The offertory gifts were presented up by the bride’s Godparents and aunt and uncle, Catherine Hefner and Henry Odlozil Jr, with uncle and aunt of the groom, Dr. and Mrs. Sergio Navarro.
The traditional placing of the Lasso was by Mr. and Mrs. Alfonso Barragan Trevino, uncle and aunt of the groom.
Programs were handed out by Lisa Speer, cousin of the bride and Fernando Rodriguez Lopez, Andres Cuevas Navarro, and Jimena Barragan Rodriquez, cousins of the groom.
The Musicians for the Ceremony were Carlos Flores, organ, Lacey Hays, trumpet and Molly Lynch, soloist.
The dinner and reception followed at The Belo Mansion and Pavilion at the Belo Mansion in Dallas.
Afterwards, at the reception at The Belo, a head table was set up for the members of the house party as well as a combination of square and round tables where the guests were seated were all decorated with clean white linens, topped with tall clear hourglass vases filled with large, lush mixed floral pieces using vibrant blooms from the wedding palette that were accented with champagne ostrich feathers. The floral was complimented by a variety of gold, rose gold and silver votive candles all designed by Branching Out Florist and Event Design of Dallas.
Celebrating the Czechoslovakian and Mexican cultures of the bride and groom, the wedding guests were treated to the music of the Floriberto Lamaica Mariachi Band and Tony Vitovsky and the Jak Se Do Czech band of Ennis upon their arrival. .
The guests were then served a variety of hors de voures and cocktails and hand-rolled cigars and then enjoyed a buffet dinner of selections prepared by the culinaire team at The Belo who also created a Heritage station featuring Czech Klobase and sauerkraut as well as chipotle chicken tacos, queso fresco, arroz moro, and house made pork tamales with salsa verde and salsa rojo.
DeLayna chose a five-tier light ivory cake adorned with fresh flowers and rose gold, silver, and gold beading to separate each tier made of flavors: honey bee, lemon lavender, carrot, raspberry petit fours, and white chocolate adorned with fresh flowers.
Carlos chose a single layer cake with a flavor duo of chocolate Texas pecan chocolate Kahula decorated with chocolate covered strawberries for his grooms cake both created by Frosted Art Bakery in Dallas.
The evening of dancing was started with the traditional Czech custom of the Grand March by Jak Se Do which was led by the bride’s sister and brother in law Dianna and Joe Glenn followed by the entertainment of music and dancing for the rest of the night by the band Sauce of Austin.
Photography was provided by Alex Hamm Photography and videography and lighting were provided by Beyond Lighting, both of Dallas.
The groom’s parents hosted the rehearsal dinner after the wedding rehearsal on the rooftop of the El Fenix Restaurant in Dallas.
The bride and groom were feted to three showers prior to the wedding.
A traditional bridal shower was given by the bride’s four aunts: Catherine Hefner, Kennette Odlozil, Janice Kirk and Cynthia Odlozil.
A personal shower at Hotel Zaza was given by the maid of honor and seven bridesmaids.
A Meet and Greet Country Chic themed couples shower was held at the home of the bride’s parents on Oct. 13 featuring a “Charles Gentry” fish fry with chefs Dudley and Kathleen Fox and Jerry and Cecelia Holland and music by solo guitarist Josh Jacquard.
The couple spent their honeymoon traveling in Australia, New Zealand and the Fiji Islands. They now reside in Dallas.