Kathryn Elizabeth Bruich of Conway and Thomas Paul Johnson of Wooster were united in marriage at 6:30 p.m. April 25, 2014, in Gulf Shores, Ala., in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Tyler Pettis.
The bride is the daughter of Pat and Sammi Bruich of Conway. She is the granddaughter of the late Edwin and Patsy Bruich of Conway and the late Hershel and Edith Johnson of Leachville, Ark.
The groom is the son of Curtis and Maria Johnson of Wooster. He is the grandson of Norma Johnson and the late Kenneth Johnson of Conway, the late Gunnar Skarbrevik of San Fernando Valley, Calif., and the late Sary De La Torre Diaz of Garland, Texas.
The wedding decorations were set in accordance with the beachside ceremony with fuchsia and ocean blue as the wedding colors. The front arbor was decorated with a rich fuchsia and ivory satin swag and cascades of tropical flowers. Chairs were draped in ivory linen with satin rhinestone sashes.
The bride’s father and Ella Kate Johnson, the bride and groom’s daughter, escorted the bride as an instrumental acoustic guitar melody was played by Kyle Bruich, the bride’s brother. The bride wore a Sophia Tolli designer wedding gown made of ivory satin blended with ivory organza. The gown featured a satin bodice with a rich Swarovski crystal beaded neckline, crisscross draping, dropped waistline and corset back.
Elegant brooches and embroidery accented the impressive tiered, full organza skirt with a chapel length train. The coordinating cathedral length veil was heavily embellished with Swarovski crystals and lace appliqués. A Swarovski crystal tiara and crystal chandelier earrings completed the bridal attire.
The bride carried a cascading bouquet that consisted of fuchsia peonies, yellow cymbidium orchids, hot princess roses, mambo sweetheart roses, and dyed blue thistle accented with crystals.
The 10-month-old daughter of the bride and groom wore an ivory miniature wedding dress made by the groom’s mother. It was sleeveless with an empire waist and full organza skirt with satin roses adorning the skirt. A wide organza sash around the waist tied in a large bow in the back and a halo of flowers attached to a miniature crystal tiara completed her attire.
Kyle Bruich, brother of the bride, played “Canon in D” as the bridesmaids walked down the aisle.
Sister of the bride Kassi Bruich of Conway served as maid of honor, and Ashley (Hum) Clawson, best friend of the bride of Baltimore, Md., served as matron of honor. They wore long, ocean blue formal chiffon dresses that featured a rouched, empire waisted bodice and one shoulder neckline. The shoulder strap was accented with tiers of ruffles.
The bride’s butler was best friend Justin Hoadley of Conway.
The bridesmaids were Megan (Lambe) West and Anna (Edwards) Baxley, both of Conway, Sarah (Johnson) Diedrich of Newport News, Va., and Becky Johnson of Pasadena, Calif., both sisters of the groom. They wore dresses and crystal earrings that matched the maid and matron of honor’s. They carried bouquets of flowers consisting of hot pink roses, mambo sweetheart roses, fuchsia peonies, and yellow ranunculus surrounded by a lemon leaf collar.
Ring bearers were John Gregory West, son of Jacob and Megan West of Conway, and Noah Nabholz, son of Nick and Shea Nabholz of Springdale.
Aubrey Hum, daughter of Nick and Heather Hum of Conway, served as flower girl.
Best man was Nathan Seiter of Conway. Groomsmen were Nick Nabholz of Springdale, Anthony Eckert of Maumelle, Andrew Johnson, cousin of the groom of Encinitas, Calif., Jon Diedrich, brother-in-law of the groom of Newport News, Va., and Kyle Bruich, bother of the bride of Nashville, Tenn.
Elise Fox of Nashville, presided at the bride’s book.
The mother of the bride wore a royal blue laser cut, 3/4 sleeve open front jacket dress with beaded illusion jewel neckline and artichoke tiers.
The mother of the groom wore a soft blue shutter-pleat dress with a beaded V-neckline and tiers of lace with crystal detailing.
The Beatles’ “In My Life,” played after the couple was pronounced husband and wife.
The reception was held beachside at the “Change of Pace” beach home in Gulf Shores.
The balcony patio was adorned with lighted garland, ivory and pink satin drapery. Table decorations included fuchsia and ivory satin table cloths with a mixture of low and tall floral arrangements consisting of princess roses, mambo sweetheart roses, fuchsia peonies and yellow ranunculus. Pub tables gathered with fuchsia satin cloths and round vases were filled with the same flowers.
The bride and groom were greeted by a champagne toast performed by the best man and matron of honor, Nathan Seiter and Ashley (Hum) Clawson. The couple’s first dance was “I’ll Be the One,” by Warren Haynes.
Around 60 of the bride and groom’s closest friends and family were served an elegant meal that consisted of prime rib, grilled chicken, roasted vegetables and a mashed potato bar. Guests were also treated to a candy buffet consisting of various fuchsia chocolate candies, gumballs and lollipops.
The bride’s cake table was adorned with iridescent lighting, ivory tulle and fuchsia satin cloth, which highlighted the impressive three tiered, almond white bride’s cake that featured a thick rhinestone ribbon encircling each tier, cascading fondant flowers, a large Swarovski crystal rhinestone brooch and a Swarovski crystal “J” cake topper. Wedding cake servers were Joy Williams, Stephanie Hoadley and Joanna Hoadley.
After a perfect night of dancing, laughing and socializing with guests, the couple ended the wedding with a grand sparkler send off.
The wedding coordinator was Justin Hoadley of Events in Conway.