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Brittany & Brandon
Connie Dufner | Photo: Christina DeVictor, Someplace Wild Photography | June 20, 2014
High school sweethearts tie the knot in a stylish affair with colorful homage to their new life together.
As an interior designer and sales manager at a local furniture store, Brittany Horby Greene knows that even the smallest detail has a huge impact. When it came to planning her own wedding to Brandon Greene, she was more than prepared for the multiple challenges of pulling off a perfect day.
From the bride’s pumps and groomsmen’s socks in emerald green to the sax solo performed by Brittany’s brother, every detail was memorable, personal and infused with love of family, just like Brittany and Brandon—high school sweethearts whose love blossomed and deepened over a decade. The pair grew up in Atlanta and met through Young Life. “We dated for 10 years before he proposed,” says Brittany. “We basically grew up together and grew in our relationship.”
After Brandon popped the question during a romantic picnic at the Dallas Arboretum, Brittany and her mom started planning right away. The nature-loving couple knew they wanted an outdoor setting, and chose Arlington Hall at Lee Park. The Allman Pavilion easily fit the large wedding party of 13 bridesmaids and 14 groomsmen, and the fall date gave them some assurance of pretty weather.
On the big day, Brittany floated down the aisle in an organza and handmade Italian lace gown by Allure Couture, with a crystal-embellished, cathedral-length veil. She borrowed her grandmother’s heirloom diamond bracelet and, for a bit of whimsy and a nod to her new last name, wore emerald green pumps. The groomsmen wore socks of the same color, a detail that provoked lots of smiles and photo ops.
Ever the detail artist, Brittany says that the personal touches symbolizing family and friendship stood out the most for her. Family wedding photos were displayed on the mantel. She gifted her parents with embroidered handkerchiefs and a personal letter. A childhood friend did her hair. The fried chicken and biscuit sandwiches for the late-night snack reflected the couple’s Southern roots. Her brother, Hunter, brought the house down with his rendition of “What a Wonderful World” on saxophone for the father-daughter dance.
Any surprises for this detail-wizard bride? Brandon chose the getaway car, and Brittany was expecting a race car. Instead, a horse-drawn carriage whisked them away in a fairy-tale departure.
“It went by so quickly,” she says of the day. “I was definitely conscious of being in the moment, remembering everything and not being in a haze. I wouldn’t change anything.”
Ceremony & Reception Venue Arlington Hall at Lee Park
Caterer Food Glorious Food
Cake Frosted Art
Flowers Fete des Fleurs
Paper Products Swoozies
Lighting Absolute Entertainment
Wedding Gown Allure Couture, Terry Costa
Bride’s Shoes Nina
Tuxedos Vera Wang
Bridesmaids’ Dresses Bill Levkoff
Hair Marshall Hatley
Makeup John Ball
Ceremony Music Serenata Strings
Reception Music The Motion Band
Ring Henri Daussi; wedding band, Brown & Co. Jewelers of Atlanta
Accommodations Omni Dallas