Brandi D. Brunner and Thomas H. Brown were united in marriage on May 15, 2010 at The King Plow Arts Center in Atlanta, GA at 3 pm. Rev. Nathan Byrd III officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Roy and Trinda Brunner of Dalton, GA. She is a 2005 graduate of Northwest Whitfield High School and a 2009 graduate of The University of Georgia. She is employed with Sorbent Technologies in Atlanta, GA.
She is the granddaughter of Jimmy and Bonita Hinton of Thomson, the late Henry O. Purcell of Savannah, GA, the late Woodrow and LaVerne P. Walker of Harlem, and the late Robert Brunner of Thomson.
The groom is the son of Tommy and Leslie Brown of Snellville, GA. He is a 2005 graduate of South Gwinnett High School and a 2010 graduate of The University of Georgia. He is employed with ECOS Environmental Design in Atlanta, GA.
He is the grandson of Douglas and Eleanor Stewart of Sharpsburg, GA, Darlene Brown of Snellville, GA and the late Harold Brown of Louisiana.
As the guests arrived they were greeted by Marisa Cook, friend of the bride and registered by signing a bridal couple's portrait. Programs were given out by the junior bridesmaids.
The aisle was decorated with ivory rose petals and bronze lanterns with candles. A string quartet provided nuptial music throughout the ceremony. Mallary Hope, friend of the bride, sang "So in love" by Jeremy Camp during the lighting of the Unity Candle.
The bride was given in marriage by her father, Roy Brunner.
The bride wore an ivory strapless silk mermaid dress accentuated with a chocolate brown ribbon around the waist with her grandmother, Bonita Hinton's bronze broach attached to the ribbon. She wore a short pearl necklace and earrings. Her shoes were chocolate brown. She wore a silk ivory flower in her hair and carried a bouquet of ivory cali lilies wrapped with ivory ribbon.
The maid of honor was Melissa Brown, sister of the groom, of Buford, GA.
The bridesmaids were Sarah Chancey, college roommate of Denver, Co; Melissa Cook, childhood friend of Dalton, GA; Kara Lapp, friend and prayer partner of Damascus, MD; Anamaria Berry, college friend of Winder, GA; Beth H. Mooney, college friend of Athens, GA; Kelly P. Smith, college friend of Cochran, GA and Sara Betts Brunner, cousin of the bride of Thomson.
The maid of honor and bridesmaids wore chocolate brown strapless J Crew knee length dresses, with long strand pearl necklaces and pearl earrings. They wore bronze open toe strap heels. They carried a bouquet of Ivory Hydrangeas wrapped with chocolate brown ribbon.
The junior bridesmaids were Allison Brunner, cousin of the bride of Harlem; Rosemary Brunner, cousin of the bride of Harlem; Kristen Perkins, cousin of the bride of Thomson and Grace Brunner, cousin of the bride of Warrenton.
The bell ringer/junior bridesmaid was Carson Smith, niece of the bride of Harlem. She walked down the aisle ringing the hand bell for the entrance of the bride and her father right before the string quartet played "Canon in D"/Pachelbel.
The junior bridesmaids wore purple knee length strap dresses with a purple silk flower in their hair. They wore a short pearl necklace and pearl earrings. Their shoes were ivory flats. They carried a small bouquet of ivory hydrangeas wrapped with chocolate brown ribbon.
Flower girls were Sheridan Parham and Elisabeth Breedlove, special girls Brandi babysat during her college years, both of Winder, GA. They wore ivory sleeveless ruffle JCrew knee length dress and ivory shoes. They wore an ivory silk flower in their hair. They carried bronze watering cans filled with ivory rose petals.
The best man was Chris Aquino, cousin of the groom of Carrolton, GA.
The groomsmen were Jamie Smith, brother of the bride of Harlem; Ryan Brunner, brother of the bride of Atlanta, GA; Patrick Barnes, college roommate of Augusta; Brian Jones, college friend of Athens, GA; Payton Bramlett, college friend of Oxford, MS; Ryan Pope, college roommate of Atlanta, GA; Chris Sheppard, lifelong friend of Grayson, GA.
The junior groomsman was Jacob Smith, nephew of the bride of Harlem.
The groom wore chocolate brown pants, vest and tie with an ivory shirt and brown shoes. The groomsmen and junior groomsman wore chocolate brown pants with an ivory shirt and chocolate brown tie and brown shoes.
Ring bearers were Jake and Harrison Stewart, cousins of the groom of Sharpsburg, GA. They wore ivory pants, shirt and jacket with chocolate brown vest and tie and brown shoes. They carried small bronze buckets.
The ceremony was directed by Laura Godfrey, friend of the bride.
Following the ceremony, a dinner and dance reception hosted by the bride's parents continued at The King Plow Arts Center.
A Bridal Brunch was held the morning of at The King Plow Arts Center and hosted by Mrs. Trinda Brunner, mother of the bride.
The rehearsal dinner was held at The King Plow Arts Center on May 14, 2010 and hosted by the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Brown. A video of music and pictures of the bride and groom during their childhood, college and dating years were shown at the end of the evening.
After a honeymoon on a seven day Western Caribbean Cruise, the couple resides in Atlanta, GA.