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Brittney Elizabeth Brown and Christopher Brian Dyson of Thomson exchanged vows in a beautiful ceremony Saturday, July 24, 2010, at 6 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cultural Center in Augusta. Their pastor, Keith Kurtz of Thomson, officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Tim and Dori Brown of Thomson. The bridegroom is the son of Bill and Betty Dyson of Washington.

As guests arrived, they registered at a table that held silver candelabra adorned with green hydrangeas and purple lisianthus. Brett Walker of Rayle and Kristen Peterson of Thomson, friends of the bride, greeted everyone with programs for the elaborate ceremony.

The altar was decorated with springeri, plumose and ferns and candles.

The wedding processional began as the mothers of the bride and groom were seated. Benton Belangia and Shannon Cox of Lincolnton sang Brandon Heath's "Love Never Fails." The bridal party entered to Canon in D by Pachelbel (played by piano and trumpet). As the doors opened, heads turned to see the bride escorted by her father, while the sound of Clarke's Trumpet Voluntary filled the great hall.

A tone for the service was set as mission patrons of the bride and groom read Corinth 12:1-13. The couple exchanged vows and rings and the song "The Prayer" was performed.

After the couple was pronounced Mr. and Mrs. Dyson they exited to Spring by Vivaldi.

The bride chose her cousin, Elizabeth Cranford of Anderson, S.C., as her matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Kerry Moses, friend of the bride of Thomson; Sarah Barnes, friend of the bride of Canton; Amanda Duckworth, friend of the bride of Atlanta; and Madalyn Thomas, friend of the bride of Hiawassee.

The attendants wore floor-length satin gowns by Jasmine. The Bosa Nova (eggplant) gowns featured a sweetheart neckline and a banded waist. Each attendant carried a bouquet of green hydrangeas, hypericium berries, orchids, fugi mums and mint wrapped in crème satin.

The two flower girls were Caitlin Gilbert, friend of the bride of Thomson, wearing a tea length, ivory satin with a champagne sash, and Brooke Phillips, cousin of the bride of Lincolnton, wearing an ivory silk smocked bishop. Each flower girl carried a kissing ball of green novelty poms and crème satin.

Escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, the bride was exquisite in an ivory wedding gown of matte satin designed for her by Diamond of Casablanca Bridal. The sweetheart, strapless gown was beaded through the bodice and a champagne sash adorned the dropped waist of the gown. The sash was embellished with rhinestone and crystal. The back of the gown featured bridal buttons and chapel-length train. Brittney wore a veil of ivory French tulle that was handmade by Adriana Orozco. The edge of the veil was finished in a peau de soi satin ribbon. The veil was complemented by a beautiful hair comb of crystal and pearl. Her earrings were designed by Erika Koesler and were also made of crystal and pearl.

The groom was handsome in a black tuxedo with ivory vest and tie and boutonnière of mini calla.

The groom chose William Dyson, brother of the groom of Beaufort, S.C., as his best man. Groomsmen were Kelly Armour, friend of the groom of Crawfordville; T.J. Brunch, friend of the groom of Tignall; Jonathan Shelton, friend of the groom of Thomson; and Scott Brown, brother of the bride of Missoula, Montana. Groomsmen were attired in black tuxedoes with mock vests and ties and boutonnières of green novelty poms and lily grass.

Ring bearer was Tristan Kurtz, friend of the groom of Thomson.

For her daughter's wedding, Mrs. Brown chose a floor-length gown of sapphire taffeta designed for her by Cameron Blade. The strapless gown was designed with a three quarter sleeve jacket that featured accordion pleating at the cuff and a portrait collar. She carried a tussie mussie of mini callas, orchids, lilac freesia and lizianthus.

Ms. Dyson, mother of the groom, wore a two-piece ensemble of black chiffon and fuchsia and tussie mussie.

The bride's grandmother, Mrs. Dorothy Scott of Lincolnton, wore a two-piece pink silk ensemble, with a diamond accent closure. Her corsage was mini callas and orchids.

The bride's grandmother, Mrs. Bonnie Brown of Washington, wore a two-piece navy dress with pearl accents. Her corsage was of mini callas and orchids.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Sacred Heart in Augusta. Everyone enjoyed an array of hors d'oeuvres prepared by The Silver Palm and a night of dancing. The wedding cake centered a round table covered in white linen with silver and crystal beads. The three stacked layers were embellished to resemble the bride's dress. A simple green hydrangea adorned the top layer.

The groom's cake was a chocolate and peanut butter confection in the shape of a guitar.

When it was time to depart, the newlyweds ran through a sea of friends and family to their awaiting limousine.

The ceremony was directed by Shearell Scott, aunt of the bride. The couple enjoyed a wedding trip to West Glacier, Montana. They will reside in Warrenton.

Web posted on Thursday, August 19, 2010

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