Kaci Waggonner weds William Bruns Sept. 12


Kaci Breanne Waggonner and William Shawn Bruns exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 at 6 p.m. in an outdoor wedding ceremony at The Gin at Hidalgo Falls in Navasota. The Gin is surrounded by cotton fields between the Brazos River and the Navasota River.

The couple was married by Pastor Tim Rowell of Flatonia Baptist Church.

The bride is the daughter of Joey and Susan Waggonner of Lufkin. The groom is the son of Shawn and Shawna Bruns of Flatonia.

Grandparents of the bride are Jany Dempsey and the late Jack Dempsey of Lufkin, Charles and Ann Colwell of Lufkin, and Doris Farrell and the late Ken Waggonner of Lufkin.

Grandparents of the groom are Douglas and Sandra Mica of Flatonia, Harvey and Gloria Oeding of La Grange, and the late Nolan Bruns Jr. of Schulenburg.

The bride, escorted down the aisle by her parents, wore a form fitting, off shouldered dress of satin and lace with a scalloped train, and she carried a bouquet of hydrangeas, spider mums, garden & small roses, and seeded & spiral eucalyptus wrapped in ribbon.

Jenna McElroy served her sister as matron of honor. Other bridesmaids included Kaydee Waggonner, sister-in-law of the bride; Elisabeth Alvis, Kelly Haney, Logan Sine, Hanna Lowe, Brittain Bertrand, Madison Crawford, and Allie Seldenrust, friends of the bride. The bridesmaids wore long dresses in shades of pink, and carried bouquets of roses, lisianthus, spring heather, and seeded eucalyptus wrapped in ribbon.

Casen Novak served his cousin as best man. Other groomsmen included Mitchel Mica, Marcus Mica, Lane Janecka, Cale Janecka, cousins of the groom; Reed Rightmer, Andrew Donaldson, Zachary Velasquez and Weston Osborne, friends of the groom. The groomsmen wore black suits with gold ties and rose boutonnieres.

The flower girls were Mabel Price, Maverick McElroy and Whitley Waggonner. The ring bearers were Christian McElroy, Hendrix McElroy and Oliver Price, all nieces and nephews of the bride and groom.


Following the ceremony, a reception was held in The Gin. The tables in the refurbished cotton warehouse were decorated with ivory tablecloths, birdcages, candelabras, and ruscus greenery. Members of the house party were Elizabeth Price, Alexandra Bruns and Katherine Bruns, sisters of the groom. Guests enjoyed a chicken breast and pork steak meal. A sweets table of homemade kolaches and rosettes made by The Original Kountry Bakery accompanied the bride and groom’s cakes to satisfy their guests’ sweet tooth.

After dancing the night away, the bride and groom were cheered on their way out by guests shaking sparklers, as William and Kaci drove off in a maroon 1951 Chevy truck.

After a honeymoon trip to Cancun, the couple are making their home in College Station.

Rehearsal dinner

A rehearsal dinner was given in honor of the wedding party by the groom’s parents. It was held on Friday, Sept. 11, at the wedding venue with a meal of BBQ brisket and chicken by Peter’s BBQ in Ellinger.

Shower Courtesies

On June 28, a couples shower was hosted by William’s aunts – Stacy Otto, Deitra Novak, Nicole Mica and Audra Janecka, at Janecka Lake in Waelder.

On Aug. 15, a Luncheon-with-the-Bride shower was hosted by Kaci’s family and friends in Lufkin.

On Aug. 30, a Home and Garden shower was hosted by the ladies of Flatonia Baptist Church for Will & Kaci.