You could say their story was hinted with a touch of fate. Holley Greene and Brandon Francis laid eyes on each other one night barely speaking a word. A year later they were engaged and planned to become husband and wife the next summer. Holley Marie Greene and Brandon Ross Francis were united in marriage on a beautiful summer evening at Fairhope United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 6 o’clock in the evening. The Rev. Jeff Spiller officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Joseph Greene. The groom is the son of Mrs. Pamela Kreulen Hall and Mr. Carson Ross Francis, of Enterprise.
Given in marriage by her mother and father, the bride wore a strapless sweetheart neckline silk gown, embellished with flowers on the bodice. Wearing a fingertip veil, her late grandmother’s angel pin, and a six pence in her shoe, she walked down the aisle with her dad by her side. She carried a bouquet of white roses, hydrangeas and stephanotis, wrapped in white ribbon, and accented with a crystal brooch, created by Belle Bouquet. The violin playing of Momentum String Quartet, Hattiesburg, Miss., added a special touch to the ceremony.
Bridesmaids wore black cocktail dresses and carried white roses with black feathers spread sporadically through the bouquet. Kimberly Michelle Greene served as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Katie Buchanan, Courtney Buchanan, Camille Barrentine, Megan Buchanan, Carmen Howell, Leigh Holliman, Lacey Geil, Mary Moody, Andee McConnell and Mary Stout. Program attendant was Kyndal Bailey. The flower girl, Sylvia Howell, carried a kissing ball composed of white hydrangeas and roses. Walking down the aisle with a “Here Comes the Bride” banner, Hunter Buchanan, served as the ring bearer.
The groom wore a traditional black suit with a black and white polka-dot tie, pinned with a single white calla lily accentuated with a white feather and crystal stone. The groom’s father, Carson Ross Francis, served as the best man. Groomsmen were Matt Willette, Scott Russell, Jason Jackson, Chipper Choquette, Manny Andino, Jarrod England, Brett Tidwell, Andy Luther, Hunter Wolfe and Sean Gleason.
Following the ceremony, the guests proceeded to Rock Creek Country Club for an evening of dinner and dancing. Karen Hocklander beautifully decorated Rock Creek. A Southern spread of delicious food, featuring shrimp and grits and gumbo shooters, was prepared by the in-house chef of Rock Creek, John Byers.
Cakes by Judi created the bride’s four-tiered square funfetti cake with white butter cream icing and white polka-dots covering the cake. The cake topper was the bride and groom’s first initials. Couture Cakes, in Daphne, made the groom’s Alabama-football-themed cupcake tower. A houndstooth-hat cake embellished with a red feather completed the look of the cupcake tower.
The couple, followed by their wedding party and many guests, rocked the dance floor all night to a band out of Tallahassee, Fla., Black Jacket.
Videographer Anise Hedger, with Silver Thread Video Production created memories. Chris Keenan of Posh Images captured every happy moment of the couple’s wedding weekend.
After walking through a tunnel of sparklers formed by their close friends and family, the bride and groom rode off on a decorated golf cart to their limo that took them to the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel and Spa for the night.
The couple traveled to the Excellence Resort in the Dominican Republic for their honeymoon. They returned home to Mobile as Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Ross Francis.