Real Wedding: Carolyn Brunis & Delineau Luc
May 1, 2015
Artists for Humanity EpiCenter
It all started with a little white lie. When Delineau Luc met Carolyn Brunis at a party in Dorchester, he asked her to dance. She immediately demurred. “I can’t dance,” she said with a coquettish grin. “That’s fine,” he told her, grabbing her hand and leading her to the music. “I can’t, either.” In fact, neither was telling the truth, and their shared sashay was the first of many to come.
Yet the pair hasn’t always been in sync. Less than a year into their relationship they called it quits, only reconnecting months later when Delineau left Carolyn three voicemails, each wishing her a happy birthday. Once again, his perseverance paid off. She returned his call, and six years later, they got engaged in the presence of both of their families. Carolyn laughs as she recalls the day Delineau proposed: “He told the wrong people in my family. They totally ruined his surprise. When I saw my brother’s girlfriend, she said, ‘If I were you, I’d get dressed up.’” So by the time everyone had gathered, Carolyn wondered, How many more awkward conversations are we going to have before he does it? Eventually, he got down on one knee. And although she knew it was coming, she laughed and cried…and said yes.
Carolyn and Delineau knew they’d tie the knot at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, a Mission Hill church that has strong significance in the couple’s Haitian-Catholic community. But for the reception, Carolyn wanted something different than the standard hotel ballroom—“a space we could make our own.” South Boston’s Artists for Humanity EpiCenter, with its open floor plan and unique architectural details, fit the bill. Her mother’s reaction: “You’re getting married in a garage? Are they going to put carpet on the floor?” Judging from the look of joy on her mother’s face as she stood surrounded by friends and family, the venue was just perfect.
Carolyn and her mother had originally tried to make her veil “because we think we are pretty crafty,” the bride says. In the end, though, she ended up finding one she loved at Anthropologie.
When the couple’s florist couldn’t source Carolyn’s favorite, brunia berries, for her bouquet of peonies and ranunculuses, she painted another plant gray to give it a similar look.
Carolyn’s princess-cut engagement ring sparkled next to Delineau’s chevron David Yurman band.
Guests waved their napkins in celebration as the couple joined the party.
Carolyn chose a linen covered with silk petals for the sweetheart table. “I wanted it to stand out,” she says.
Bride’s Dress Nicole Miller
Bridesmaid Dresses Lela Rose
Cake Sifted Cakes
Catering Gourmet Caterers
Flowers Alchemy Flowers & Gardens
Hair Dominique Mitchell Artistry
Makeup Dani Wagener, DW Beauty
Menswear Tuxedo Time
Rentals Rentals Unlimited
Stationery One + Only Paper
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