Bryan, Kimbrough exchange vows

Published 12:03 am Saturday, August 20, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bryan of Andalusia are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth, to Jonathan Kimbrough, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Kimbrough of Montgomery. The garden wedding was held at Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast on Sat., June 11, 2011, at 11 o’clock in the morning, with the reception following.

The bride’s maternal grandparents are Ray and Euna DuBose of Opp. Her paternal grandparents are Lorene Bryan of Rose Hill and the late D.J. Bryan.

She is a graduate of Huntingdon College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance. She will complete her master’s degree in music education in December. She is currently the choral director at Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School.

The groom’s maternal grandparents are Bill and Helen Taylor of Montgomery. His paternal grandparents are the late Bob and Dee Kimbrough.

He is a graduate of the University of Alabama, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in management information systems.  He is employed as project manager with Alabama Interactive.

Pastor Bill Pritchett officiated the ceremony. The bride was escorted by her father. Bridget Bryan Sellers served as the matron of honor. Jessica Embry Arnold, Lindsey Boan, Amy Kelley Bryan, Angela Bryant Dainas, Anna Kimbrough, Sarah Jones Sightler, Christina Morgan Stimpson, Amanda Thomley, Mary Kimbrough Venezia and Claire Stringfellow Walters served as bridesmaids. Isabella Jones, a cousin of the bride, served as the flower girl. Mary Kathryn Pynes and Carolyn Kinney Byrne read selected Bible verses during the ceremony.

The groom’s father served as best man. Corey Bryan, Clayton Deerman, Ryan Holland, Jacob Hunker, Dave Jackson Jr., Brad Parker, Billy Saliski and Nic Venezia served as groomsmen. Samuel Sellers, nephew of the bride, was the ring bearer.

In spite of the warm and humid South Alabama weather, friends and family joined the couple in celebrating the occasion, as sentiments of the past mingled with thoughts of the future. Lace from the bride’s mother’s wedding dress was used to make the pillow carried by the ring bearer, who carried a rose in memory of the couple’s deceased loved ones. Lace from her mother’s wedding dress was also used to fashion the comb for her veil.

Music for both the ceremony and the reception was provided by a string duet. The wedding was directed by Mrs. Jerri Stroud. She was assisted by Betty Davis and Kathy Wyatt, who served as reception directors. The event was catered by Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast. Flowers were provided by Alan Cotton’s Florist.