The bride is the daughter of Jim Williams and Tere Williams of Rome. She is the step-daughter of Norma Williams. She is the granddaughter of Katy and George Hicks and Betty and Jack Crymes.
The groom is the son of Robert Brynteson of Frankfort, Ill., and Susan Brack of Snellville. He is the step-son of Tom Brack and Nancy Brynteson and the grandson of Carol “GiGi” Thorp.
The Rev. Charles Carney of Rome performed the outdoor ceremony. Gold strike yellow rose petals lined the aisle on the lawn behind the ruins, as well as where the bride and groom stood under the garden arch on the lawn.
Wedding music was provided by harpist Fay Ellen Steelnack of Rome. Selections included “Canon in D,” “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” “Trumpet Tune,” “Arioso,” “Allegro Moderato,” “Ode To Joy,” “Somewhere In Time” and “Watermark.”
Kellie Hardy of Pace, Fla., sister of the bride, was the matron of honor. She wore a knee-length one-strap navy satin dress. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of yellow miniature calla lilies with ivory satin ribbon.
The bride, given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, wore a strapless bodice gown of chiffon in a shade of ivory with vintage beading. A collection of vintage beading and embroidery adorned one hip with the fabric swirling across the body and A-line skirt. The gown featured a sweetheart neckline. The back of the gown was enhanced with hand-laced ribbon. The gown flowed into a trumpet flared chapel length train with a scalloped edge. The bride wore a two-tiered elbow-length ivory veil. Accessories included a pair of diamond earrings, a gift from her sister.
The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of long-stem white open calla lilies with an antique ivory French ribbon and a rosary.
Best men were Jeff Brynteson of Rome and Scott Brynteson of Atlanta, brothers of the groom. The ring bearer was the bride’s nephew, Reed Hardy of Pace, Fla. The flower girl, Krissy Brynteson of Rome, was the niece of the groom. She carried a sign that read, “Uncle Matt, here comes your bride!”
The mother of the bride wore a sheath foundation knee length dress with lace atop a champagne base, sleeveless, a modified boat neckline, and satin sash detailing at the waist. A satin champagne colored shoulder wrap completed the dress. Also worn were champagne colored dress sandals to complete the coordinating look.
The mothers were presented with hand tied nosegays of miniature white calla lilies. The grandmothers were presented a with a white miniature calla lily.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Barnsley Gardens under a luxurious marquee on the lawn of the Ruins. The wedding cake was a three-tier round vanilla cake with butter cream frosting and pearl spirals with miniature hydrangea which adorned the confection.
The evening before the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner for family and guests at Barnsley Gardens with the theme of a Backyard Barbecue.
Other pre-nuptial parties included a bridal luncheon hosted by the matron of honor, Kellie Hardy, at the Governor’s House, a bride and groom shower hosted by Stephanie Ayers, Jennifer Bennett, Connie Stone, Janice Moon, Earlene Cameron, Karen Masters, Sheryl Powell, Wendi VanLeuven, Cathy Busby, and Loretta Barwick. A cookout was held at the home of Glenda Almand and hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Avery Almand, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Sablon, and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wade, and parents of the bride held an engagement celebration at Barnsley Gardens Resort to celebrate the engagement of Jamie and Matt.
After a wedding trip to the Dominican Republic, the couple will reside in Cedartown.