Brittany Dianne Atterbury and Cale Christian Hand were wed May 28 in an outdoor ceremony in the botanical gardens at the Dominion House in Guthrie.
The Rev. David Player, pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Altus officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Angela and Danny Thompson of Altus and Jim and Stacy Atterbury of College Station, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Dianne and Marvin Tate of Vernon, Texas; Glenn and Mickie Baxter of Birmingham, Ala.; and John and the late Josephine Atterbury of College Station.
The bridegroom is the son of Steve and Gerri Hand of Altus. He is the grandson of Carol and Perry Souder of Altus; Jerry and Lucy Speide of Zeeland, Mich.; and Bill and the late Lyndell Hand of Blair.
The botanical gardens offered the background for the ceremony. The bride was escorted to the garden by her father, Jim Atterbury. She wore an ivory lace designer gown with a delicate lace overlay, lace straps, light crystals, pearl beading accented by a crystal belt and complemented by a long train and button-down back.
She wore a lace-trimmed, elbow-length beaded Alencon lace veil held by an intricately beaded headpiece on organza ribbon. She carried a bouquet of blush pink roses, white hydrangeas, blush pink peonies and gold baby breath.
In keeping with tradition, the bride’s something old was a heart cut from material that had been made by the late Josephine Atterbury, something new was an elegant pair of silver earrings with Swarovski crystals in a classic filigree pattern, something borrowed was a diamond tennis bracelet belonging to her stepmother, Stacy Atterbury, and in her shoe, the bride placed a six pence given to her by her father.
Maid of honor for the wedding was Julie Atterbury of Austin, Texas, sister of the bride, who wore a one-shoulder lace top with a pink chiffon skirt accented by a slit. Bridesmaids were Caitlin Neely of Altus; Mckensie Schuring of Houston; Tessa Stehr of Oklahoma City; Caitlyn Williams of Bryan, Texas; Kassidy Evans of Oklahoma City; Shelby Brown of Conroe, Texas and Courtney Copeland of College Station.
The bridal attendants were attired identically to the maid of honor. Flower girls for the wedding ceremony were Abbey Marple and Grace Atterbury. Ringbearer was Kreed Gambill.
Nathan Hand of Altus served as his brother’s best man. Groomsmen were Derrick Bull of Altus; Josh Goodman of Oklahoma City; Caleb Goodman of Dallas; Jackson Long of Oklahoma City; Nate Rodino, Todd Sok and Lucas Roclofs, all of Holland, Mich.
Ushers were Trent Tate and Dakota Tate. Guests were registered by Tia Tate.
Immediately following the wedding ceremony, a reception was held in the Dominion House ballroom where crystal chandeliers featured pink up lighting. All tables were centered with a basket of assorted summer flowers including blush pink roses, white roses, white and pink peonies and white hydrangeas.
Food for the reception, consisted of tender flake steak with brown creamy peppercorn sauce, garlic glazed chicken, grilled vegetable medley, garlic mashed potatoes and homemade dinner rolls. Each guest was given a favor of a wine glass engraved with the wedding date.
The guests each had a picture taken with Photoshop with costume hats and signs. Dance music for the event was provided by a DJ.
For the wedding trip, the newlyweds flew to Saint Thomas Island. The couple are residing in Yukon.
The bride graduated from Texas A&M in pre-dentistry. She is now attending the University of Oklahoma Dental School in Oklahoma City.
The bridegroom graduated from Western Oklahoma State College in Altus. He is an information technology associate working in the Dell building in Oklahoma City.
The rehearsal dinner was held at Roma’s Italian Restaurant in Guthrie on May 27, hosted by the bridegroom’s parents. An assortment of Italian food was served buffet style.
A bridesmaid brunch was held on the day of the wedding in the Holiday Inn Express banquet room with the theme “blushing bride,” served with pinwheel sandwiches, fruit salad, chips and an assortment of cookies.
The bridesmaid and flower girls had their hair and makeup done by a makeup artist and hair stylist. They were all clad in pink silk robes given to them by the bride.
On April 2, a “before the Miss becomes Mrs” shower was held at the First Christian Church in Bryan hosted by Stacy and Julie Atterbury.
On April 16, a bridal shower was given in Altus at the Hampton Inn. Hostesses for the event were Patricia Bryce, Leslie Conrad, Parker Cornett, Kassidy Evans, Angie Marple, Kristin Meddass, Caitlin Neely, Michele Sears, Terri Speer, Tessa Stehr, Kristin Thompson and Carol Walker.