Brittany Wayne Long of Virgilina and Brandon Wayne Johnson of Mechanicsville were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at North Fork Baptist Church in Virgilina at 4:30 p.m. Pastors Steve Hunt and Doug Ballew performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Nick and Lisa Long of Virgilina. She is the granddaughter of Letty Williams Morris of Virgilina, the late Wayne Morris and Roy and Annie Long of Vernon Hill. She is the great-granddaughter of Virginia Puryear Morris, the late A.E. Morris, the late John Roy and Lelia Williams, the late Clarence and Elise Lloyd and the late Louise and Taft Long. She is employed by PPD and works remotely in Auburn, Alabama.
The groom is the son of Debora Jones and Glenn Johnson of Richmond. He is the grandson of Gisela Johnson of Daytona Beach, Florida, the late Glenn Johnson Sr. and the late Edward and Barbara Jones. He is in his final year of pharmacy school at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.
The bride, escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, wore a Tawny gown made of imperial satin with a top to bottom lace overlay. This gorgeous fit and flare gown had a sweetheart neckline and wide lace shoulder straps that formed a flattering V-neckline. Beaded trim at the waistline and a low V in the back added interest, while delicate bridal buttons and a court length train completed this classic look. The bride carried a bouquet of white roses and blue and white hydrangeas, accented with baby’s breath.
The maid of honor was Kayleigh Long, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Kelli Taranto and Sydney Moss, sorority sisters; Jill Trickey Hidy and Stormi Woltz, lifelong friends; Meghan Johnson, sister of the groom; and Kate Bane, high school friend. They wore Williamsburg blue long dresses and carried bouquets of baby’s breath. Madelyn Morgan, friend of the bride’s family, served as flower girl. She wore a long white dress.
Best man was Nima Hami, fraternity brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Gabriel Newman and Walker Mason, Auburn pharmacy friends; Stephen Kontra, Quint Sydnor and Hunter Brooks, high school friends. They wore light grey tuxedos that matched the groom and baby breath’s boutonnieres. The ring bearer was Park Dodd, friend of the bride’s family. He wore a matching tuxedo like the groom and groomsmen and carried a sign that said “Here Comes the Love of Your Life.”
Ann Glasscock and Christy Newton, family friends, directed the wedding. Kaitlyn Morgan, friend of the bride’s family, passed out the wedding programs. Kelly Hudson, lifelong friend of the bride, and Kelsey Stewart, friend of the bride and groom, assisted at the guest register.
Following the wedding ceremony, the reception was held at The Prizery, in South Boston. The couple enjoyed a week in Jamaica for their honeymoon. They are making their home in Auburn,