Miss Byars, Petty united in marriage
Brittany Danielle Byars and Joshua Randall Petty were recently united in marriage in an afternoon ceremony held at Church of the Nazarene in Fulton.
The bride is the daughter of Brad and Shelly Byars of South Fulton. Her grandparents are 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.
The bride’s grandfather officiated the ceremony.
Upon entering the vestibule, guests were greeted by register attendants Melinda Brimm and Kaitlynn Brimm, both of South Fulton. They wore corsages of white roses with pink and green ribbon.
The grandparents and parents were seated as “Because You Loved Me” was played. The bridesmaids and groomsmen entered while “Canon in F” was played.
Hailey Parnell of Fulton 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 and carried hand-tied bouquets of white roses.
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.
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. They wore black tuxedoes with Mossy Oak™ ties and vests with single white roses accented with baby’s breath.
Ring bearers were Jordan Petty, brother of the groom, of Union City and Dalton Hall, cousin of the bride, of South Fulton. They wore tuxedos matching those of the groom and groomsmen.
The bride wore a white taffeta ballgown which 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 hand-tied bouquet included 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 the prayer, the couple exited with their attendants to “A Moment Like This.”
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Pontotoc Community Center in Fulton. It was hosted by the bride’s parents.
Tables were draped with iridescent tablecloths and adorned with candle centerpieces and pink rose petals.
The three-tiered bridal cake was adorned with pink ribbon and 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, Robin and Mark Byars of South Fulton.
The bride and groom’s first dance as a married couple 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 to Gatlinburg this summer.
They are now residing in Fulton.
On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a dinner at Pontotoc Community Center in Fulton.
Guests enjoyed barbecued pork, baked beans, potato salad, slaw, soft drinks and cake.
Published in The Messenger 5.14.08