Miss Brown, Harding united in marriage
Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 8:01 pm
The beautiful spring lawn of the historic Winstead Pleaesant Hill antebellum mansion at the Governor’s Club in Brentwood was the setting for the recent wedding of Bridgid Brown and Shawn Harding, both of Nashville.
The Rev. Stephanie Beard of Nashville, friend of the bride, officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Phil and Beth Brown of Union City. Her grandparents are Onaida Byrn and the late David Byrn of Union City and the late Robert and Lena Brown of St. Louis.
The groom is the son of Lynn and Debra Harding of Brentwood. He is the grandson of Mildred Harding and the late Leo Harding and Janie Lamb and the late Autrell Atkins, all of Brentwood.
The outdoor ceremony was gracefully enhanced by the music of harpist Deanna Loveland of Nashville. Processional selections included “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring,” “Canon in D” and the “Bridal Chorus.” Her solo during the wedding ceremony was “How Great Thou Art” and the recessional was “Ode to Joy.”
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. The modern, yet elegant, floor-length, strapless wedding gown of satin, accented with beaded lace, was designed by Maggie Saterro.
Serving as bridesmaids were Cheryl Waggoner Hunt of Kingston Springs, Stacey Meadows of Mt. Juliet and Angela Custer of Nashville, all friends of the bride. Abby Brown, sister of the bride, of Reston, Va., served as maid of honor. Their dresses were deep fuchsia with black empire waistlines accented by brooches, which were gifts from the bride. Addison Grace Hunt, of Kingston Springs, friend of the couple, served as flower girl.
Groomsmen were Daniel Moses and Damon Brent, both of Nashville, and John Meadows of Mt. Juliet. The father of the groom served as best man. The male attendants wore black tuxedos with satin-edged lapels and intricately designed black and platinum vests and ties.
The mother of the bride was the reader and her scripture selections were 1 John 4:7-12, 1 Corinthians 13 and Ephesians 4:1-6. The bride’s father presented the bridal couple with their covenant communion.
The couple and their guests enjoyed a four-course dinner and dancing immediately following the ceremony, complete with an entertaining “Thriller” dance rendition from the bride and bridesmaids.
The four-tiered square wedding cake, edged with fuchsia ribbon and topped with a monogrammed “H,” featured both chocolate buttercream cake with chocolate ganache and caramel truffle fillings and European buttercream cake with raspberry truffle filling and white chocolate buttercream icing.
The bride and groom departed the Governor’s Club amid a shower of rose petals and enjoyed their honeymoon on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
They are residing in Nashville, where she is a marketing director and he is a national healthcare management recruiter.
Published in The Messenger 5.4.11