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Anna Stroud Weds Garrett Hartman

Oct 30th 2015 at 10:59 PM

Anna Leigh Stroud and Garrett Wade Hartman, both of Greeneville, were married in an outdoor ceremony at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at Grace Meadows Farm in Jonesborough.

The officiating minister was the Rev. Bill Brimer, of Greeneville.

The bride’s parents are Tim and Linda Stroud, of Greeneville.

The groom is the son of Richard Hartman and Patty Gray Hartman, both of Greeneville.

A wooden arbor was used for the ceremony and was draped in a garland of springeri and lemon leaves with orange cymbidium and mokara orchids, Orange Crush roses, orange alstromeria lilies, hypericum berries and seeded eucalyptus.


The aisle was decorated with wooden stumps topped with vintage doilies and floral arrangements in clear Mason jars with burlap bows. Antique furniture, ferns and mums greeted guests as they made their way through the barn’s lined horse stalls to the ceremony area.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a chapel-length ivory bridesmaid dresses brisbane in an A-line silhouttee. The dress featured all-over lace and dot tulle with scalloped lace straps and beaded lace appliques. Sewn inside her dress, over her heart, was the shape of a heart cut from a blue shirt belonging to her late grandfather.

She wore her mother’s ivory cap-style, fingertip-length veil and her mother’s heirloom pearl necklace and earrings.

The bride carried a cascading bouquet of orange cymbidium orchids, Orange Crush and spray roses, blue thistle, seeded eucalyptus and hypericum berries.

The maid of honor was Lauren Smith, of Greeneville.

Bridesmaids were Lauren Belcher, the bride’s cousin, of Limestone; Hannah Ableson and Lindsey Smith, of Greeneville; Lauren Tapp, of Johnson City; and Brittany Watkins, of Maryland.

The attendants wore street-length, navy chiffon bridesmaid dresses sydney and carried bouquets of cymdidium orchids, blue thistle, orange zinnias and caspia.

The flower girl was Lilly Gregg, of Greeneville. The ringbearer was Jackson Stroud, the bride’s nephew, of Huntsville, Ala.

The best man was Brennan Craft, of Greeneville.

Groomsmen were Tyler Dinwiddie and Ben Wagner, both of Greeneville; Chris Collins and Nick Vincent, both of Johnson City; and Doug Hall, of Sevierville.

The bride’s mother wore a tea-length gray and silver dress. The groom’s mother wore a street-length teal dress.

They wore corsages of orange cymbidium orchids with blue thistle and variegated pittsorum.

The music for the ceremony was provided by pianist Erin Raines, of Johnson City, and vocalist Julianna Gibson, of Mooresville, N.C.

Greeters at the wedding were Molly Wright, of Fort Rucker, Ala., and Nikki Plaza, of Johnson City.

The reception was held at Grace Meadows Farm, also. The tables were set with cream silk linens overlaid with burlap runners and navy silk accents. Under each place setting was a paper-lace doilie with a hand-written message to the guests from the bride and groom.

Matching floral arrangements in barn wood were used on reception tables along with off-white lanterns, wood candles, Mason jars decorated with burlap and lace, and vintage bottles and books.

The bridal cake was four tiers of white cake with buttercream and vanilla icing and was featured on a large wooden spool covered in vintage lace.

The cake was decorated with fresh flowers that matched the reception theme.

Servers were the bride’s aunts, Sandra Babb and Lisa Belcher, both of Greeneville.

The groom’s dessert featured an outdoor S’mores bar with fire-pit and was also served from a large wooden spool decorated with fishing gear. A canoe was filled with iced Coca-Colas in vintage bottles for the toast to the bride and groom.

Out-of-town guests attended from Rome, Ga., Hattiesburg, Miss., Moneta, Va., Pasadena, Md., Huntsville, Ala., and Thompson Station, Alcoa, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis and Lenoir City.

Prenuptial parties included a shower given by the women of Tusculum Baptist Church; showers given by the co-workers of the bride and groom and the members of bridal party.

Mr. and Mrs. Hartman are residing in Gray. She is a registered nurse employed at the Johnson City Medical Center.

Mr. Hartman will graduate in May 2016 from East Tennessee State University with a degree in finance. He is employed at Greater Eastern Credit Union.

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