Miss Muse, Pruyn united in marriage
Posted: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 8:01 pm
Jessica Leigh Muse of Nashville and Brice Burman Pruyn of Napa, Calif., were recently united in marriage during an outdoor western-themed wedding.
The bride is the daughter of Anitra Muse and the late Robert Willie “Bill” Muse of Troy. Her grandparents are Anna Mae Muse and the late Robert Lee Muse and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Livingston, all of Troy.
The groom is the son of Margo Pruyn of Napa, Calif., and Roger Pruyn of Nashville. His grandparents are Shirley Pruyn of Napa, the late Gus and Paula Burman of Turlock, Calif., and Mary Daly Pruyn and the late Harry Pruyn of San Francisco.
The Rev. Brian Sims of Franklin, the couple’s pastor, officiated the wedding ceremony, which was held at Muse Farms in Troy.
Wooden hitching posts were on each side of the aisle, which was also lined with flowers. Hay bales, decorated with white runners, and folding chairs served as seating for the guests.
Serving as maid of honor was Leighanna Bowers of White Bluff. Bridesmaids were Stephanie Caldwell of Carbondale, Ill., and Aimee Buntin of Nashville. Junior bridesmaids were Hannah Muse of Troy, sister of the bride, and Taylor Ruth Sims of Franklin. Emma Reese Sims of Franklin served as the flower girl. They were adorned in long cornflower blue dresses and carried parasols.
The best man was Gian Marcucci of Tracy, Calif. Groomsmen included Brian Pruyn from Napa, Brandon Thornsberry of Nashville and Jason Bowers of White Bluff. Ringbearers were David Muse of Troy, brother of the bride, and Parker Sims of Franklin. They were dressed in black pants, white button-down shirts with silver vests, black hats and bolos.
The groom wore a black leather roper vest with white button-down, black dress pants, black boots and a black cowboy hat.
The bride arrived to the ceremony riding a beautifully decorated Gator™. She was escorted down the aisle by her brother, Robert Lee Muse of Troy, as “From This Moment On” by Shania Twain was played.
The bride was attired in a strapless, delicately-designed lace-up gown, which had a long train and buttoned up the back. She sported an up-do hairstyle under her veil and wore her favorite well-worn cowboy boots under her dress. She carried a lovely arrangement of blue hydrangeas and daisies. The bride and her brother watched as Samantha Terzis of Brentwood sang the song “Jesus, Daddy and You” by Rebecca Lynn Howard in American Sign Language in remembrance of their father.
The couple signed their own vows in American Sign Language under the arch which was specially altered and enhanced by the groom in the shape of a cowboy and cowgirl kneeling at the cross in prayer.
The couple’s interpreters from Fort Worth, Texas, sang the song “Household of Faith” in ASL as the pastor gave his blessing and pronounced the couple man and wife.
The couple then exited the altar area to Steven Curtis Chapman’s “The Great Adventure.”
Following the wedding ceremony, a reception was held at the bride’s childhood church, New Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Troy.
The bride’s cake was topped with a Willow Tree™ couple topper and cornflower blue, which matched the bridesmaids dresses.
Guests were also served fruit, which could be dipped in a chocolate fountain.
The bride and groom danced their first dance as a married couple to George Straight’s “I Cross My Heart.” The bride and her brother then danced to “Because You Loved Me.”
The couple honeymooned in Gatlinburg.
Published in The Messenger 7.7.10