Heather Nicole Brannan and 2LT Matthew Greg Evans, United States Air Force, of Bossier City were united in marriage on the afternoon of Saturday, September 1, 2012, during a two o’clock ceremony at the Open Door Bible Church in Bossier City. Officiating the double ring ceremony was Pastor Gary Weaber.
The bride is the daughter of Steven and Ammi Brennan and Larry and Connie Moyer of Bossier City and the granddaughter of Marvin and Wanda Kendrick, Mike and Sue Brannan, and Brian and Jane Pell.
The groom is the son of Len and Tammy Evans of Bossier City and the grandson of Barbara and the late Junior Rademacher and Phyllis and the late Lenford Ellis.
Given away in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, Steven, the bride wore a strapless gown with sweetheart neckline. The satin bodice, embellished with intricate beading and Swarovski crystals, flowed into an embroidered organza ballgown with chapel length train. A crystal tiara headpiece held the elbow length veil in place as she walked down the aisle, carrying a bouquet of magnolias and red roses wrapped in red and white satin ribbon, in red satin heel shoes.
On the eve of their wedding, the groom presented the bride with a silver heart pendant from Tiffany's in New York, which she wore on their special day. The bride also wore her paternal grandmother's pearl necklace, bracelet and earrings. She carried her late paternal great grandmother's silk handkerchief and slipped a silver sixpence in her red shoe from her late great grandfather, both of whom were from England.
After reciting their own written vows, the couple made their first walk as man and wife through the Barksdale Air Force Base Honor Guard Sabre Line, a tradition reserved for officer weddings.
Kalli Lloyd, friend of the bride, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Amber Bennett, sister of the groom; Amanda Mitchell, sister of the bride; and Kelly McConnell, friend of the bride.
The bridal party wore apple red, satin, tea length gowns with silver heeled shoes and carried a single magnolia tied with red satin ribbon.
Sadie K. Brannan, sister of the bride, served as the flower girl. She wore an apple red, satin, strapless tea length gown with a white rose pinned at her waist and silver heeled shoes. She carried a white basket, trimmed with red satin ribbon, filled with rose petals.
James Burns, friend of the groom, served as the best man. Groomsmen were Chas Bennett, brother in law of the groom; Doug Ruark, cousin of the groom; Chris Rondeau, friend of the groom; and Sawyer Brannan, brother of the bride.
The groomsmen, who also served as ushers, wore black suits with white shirts and apple red, satin ties.
The ring bearer was one-year-old Jude Bennett, the couples nephew. He wore a black suit with converse shoes.
The church was adorned with magnolias and red roses for the ceremony. A reception in honor of the couple followed at the Open Door Bible Church with catering from Rosemary Tepen, assisted by ladies of the church. Cakes were made by Diane and Dreah Ruark, aunts of the groom from Denver, Colorado. Photographing the event was Janelle Dickerson.
The bride attended Creekwood Middle School in Kingwood, Texas and graduated from Airline High School and Louisiana Tech University.
The groom attended Greenacres Middle School is a graduate of Airline High School, Louisiana Tech University and the ROTC Air Force Detachment 305.
Following a honeymoon trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas, the couple will reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado.