The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Martin of Rome. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bruner of Loganville.
Reverend David Harper of Rome performed the outdoor double-ring ceremony, and the bride and groom chose to write their own vows.
The bride, given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, wore a strapless gown of white organza with a sweetheart bodice of delicate beading and crystals that gathered on one side at the waist with a full skirt and a chapel length train lined with buttons. The bride wore a two-tier veil with a beaded edge that accented the bodice of the dress. She wore a dropped diamond necklace with matching teardrop earrings. Her shoes were dark pink heels lined with diamonds. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of white lilies and chrysanthemums with greenery, bordered with dark pink roses.
Cindy Crabtree of Murfreesboro, friend of the bride, was the matron of honor. Callette Hollingsworth of Rome, friend of the bride; Nicole Martin of Lindale, sister-in-law of the bride; Katie Bruner of Loganville, sister of the groom, served as bridesmaids. Kloie Bruner of Loganville, sister of the groom, served as the junior bridesmaid.
They wore black floor length, empire one-shoulder chiffon dresses with a gathered flower on one strap and carried bouquets of pink roses, white lilies, white chrysanthemums, and greenery.
Emily Ann Martin of Lindale, niece of the bride served as the flower girl. She wore white full ball gown featuring pick up detail, with a sheer overlay bodice, and carried a white satin basket filled with pink rose petals.
Matthew Bruner of Loganville, brother of the groom, served as the best man. Miles Bruner of Loganville, brother of the groom, Timothy Unsicker of Carrolton, friend of the groom, and Jason Martin of Lindale, brother of the bride, served as groomsmen. .
Eli Martin of Lindale, nephew of the bride, served as the ring bearer. He carried a white Bible with the bride’s new name that was a gift to the bride from the groom the day he proposed. He wore a black tuxedo.
The unity candles were lit by the parents of the bride and groom as they entered the ceremony. White roses were placed in memory of the brides’ late grandfather, Carl Lee Martin, Sr. and the groom’s late grandfather, Frank Bruner. Programs were passed out by Amy Bafford, aunt of the groom.
The mother of the bride wore a black floor length dress with an empire waistline featuring front and back keyhole openings and a bead-studded empire waist. The mother of the groom wore a black floor length dress with a tiered lace overlay.
Music was provided by keyboardist Hannah Coursey of Loganville. She sang “Beloved” during the lighting of the Unity Candle and Communion. Other music included “Jesus, Lover of my Soul,” “Love Never Fails,” “When I say I Do,” and “L-O-V-E.”
Following the ceremony, a reception was held onsite at Stone Creek Inn. The bride’s three-layered cake was iced with butter crème. It featured a dot pattern along the layers with dark pink roses scattered throughout. The groom’s cake was a strawberry cake with crème cheese icing made by the grandmother of the groom.
The evening before the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner in Rockmart at Slate Market Grill.
Other pre-nuptial parties were hosted by friends and family. An around the house bridal shower was hosted by Shirley Hark and Brenda Atkins, aunts of the bride, at the home of Brenda Atkins. A fill the pantry shower was hosted by Katie Bruner, sister of the groom, and Amy Bafford, aunt of the groom, at the home of the Bruners’. A miscellaneous shower was hosted by Amanda Acres, Kristen Seldomridge, Lindsey Cowart, friends of the bride, at the home of Amanda Acres. A miscellaneous shower was hosted by ladies and former co-workers at Hollywood Baptist Church. A lingerie shower was hosted by classmates of the bride at the lake house of Cindy South. A bridesmaids party and lingerie shower was hosted by Nicole Martin and Cindy Crabtree in Chattanooga, Sage Cottage Restaurant, and the home of Nicole Martin. An outdoor “man shower” was hosted by Bridgett Bradley at her home.
After a stay in the North Georgia Mountains, Cocoa Beach, Fla., and a Western Caribbean cruise, the couple resides in Lindale.