Miss Byars and Petty are united in afternoon ceremony
Brittany Danielle Byars and Joshua Randall Petty were united in marriage March 22 in an afternoon ceremony at Church of the Nazarene in Fulton, Ky., with the bride’s grandfather, Bro. Bobby Peal, officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Brad and Shelly Byars of South Fulton. She is the granddaughter of Mr. And Mrs. Bobby Peal of Martin and the late Bates and Wanda Byars of Dukedom.
The groom is the son of Ronny and DeAnna Petty of Union City. He is the grandson of Randall and Marilyn Dutton of Lake County and Betty Watts of Union City.
Upon entering the vestibule, guests were greeted by register attendants Melinda Brimm and Kaitlynn Brimm of South Fulton. They each wore corsages of white roses with pink and green ribbon. The grandparents and parents were seated as the song “Because You Loved Me” was played. The bridesmaids and groomsmen entered in couple to “Canon in F.” Hailey Parnell of Fulton, Ky., served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Sarah Swift of Murray, Ky., and Brandi Alley of Union City. They wore floor-length gowns of clover green silk. Each carried a hand-tied bouquet of white roses.
Mitchell Goree of Troy served as best man. Groomsmen were Michael Akers of Union City and Drew Byars, brother of the bride, of South Fulton.
Flower girls were Madison Brown of Greenfield and Sophie Spurlock and Emma Spurlock, both of Jackson. All three girls are cousins of the bride. They wore sleeveless, tea length pink and white dresses and carried white baskets of pink flower petals.
Ring bearers were Jordan Petty, brother of the groom, of Union City and Dalton Hall, cousin of the bride, of South Fulton.
The bride wore a white taffeta ball gown. The gown featured a strapless bodice embellished with iridescent beading. The skirt of the dress featured cinched pick-ups and fell to a chapel train. She wore a crystal tiara with a double-layer fingertip veil of illusion edged with iridescent beading matching her dress. Her bouquet was hand-tied pink and white roses mixed with various green and pink flowers. A locket belonging to her late grandmother was arranged in the bouquet as her “something old.”
“When I Look Into Your Eyes” was played during the lighting of the unity candle. Following prayer, the coupled exited with their attendants to “A Moment Like This.”
Following the ceremony, a reception hosted by the bride’s parents was held at the Pontotoc Community Center in Fulton, Ky.
Tables were draped with iridescent tablecloths and adorned with candle centerpieces and pink rose petals.
The three-tier bridal cake was adorned with pink ribbon, green four-leaf clovers and featured the couple’s monogram. The groom’s table was covered in camouflage and held a chocolate cake with a duck hunting motif. Guests enjoyed a large variety of finger foods provided by the bride’s aunt and uncle, Mark and Robin Byars.
The couple’s first dance was to “She’s Everything to Me.” The bride and her father danced to “I Held Her First.” Guests, then, joined in the dancing with music supplied by a local disc jockey.
The couple will take a belated honeymoon later this summer to Gatlinburg. They are now residing in Fulton.
One the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a dinner at Pontotoc Community Center in Fulton. Guests enjoyed barbecue pork, baked beans, potato salad, slaw, soft drinks and cake.