Ms. Erin Elizabeth Brandt of Burlington, N.C. and Mr. Dusty Mayne Summers of Gibsonville, N.C. were united in marriage December 18, 2010 at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gibsonville, N.C. Rev. William Zima officiated the 2 p.m. double-ring ceremony. A reception was held at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church fellowship hall following the wedding ceremony.
The bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Brandt of Burlington, N.C, is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bernhardt of Camden and Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Brandt of Lyman. Ms. Brandt graduated from Western Alamance High School. She received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from Appalachian State University and Master of Education in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Ms. Brandt is currently employed with Expressions Speech and Language Center as one of their speech-language pathologists.
The bridegroom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Summers of Gibsonville, N.C., is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Freeman of Burlington, N.C. and Mrs. Doris Summers and the late Jack Summers of Gibsonville, N.C. Mr. Summers graduated from Eastern Guilford High School. He is a certified Emergency Medical Technician and a Firefighter. He is currently employed at Alamance Community Fire Department and part-time at Mt. Hope Fire Department. He also volunteers at FD 28, Guilford County.
Ted Hunter provided organ music for the ceremony. Musical selections included “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desire” (Bach) for seating of the mothers and grandmothers; “Trumpet Voluntary” (Prince of Denmark) for processional of the wedding party; “Canon in D” (Pachelbel) for bride’s processional; and “Fanfare from Water Suite” (Handel) for recessional.
The church was adorned with red poinsettias, wreaths, candles and altar flowers made up of delphiniums, white carnations and white spider mums.
The bride, given in marriage by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Brandt, wore a one-piece, strapless, A-line, chiffon gown featuring a ruched, asymmetrical overlay. Ruching also accents the back corset closure. This style features sparkling crystals for a more dramatic effect. The gown is in radiant white and has a chapel length train. The gown was made by Maggie Sottero and is named the “Martina” dress. The bride’s veil was handmade by one of the groom’s grandmothers. The fingertip veil is made of sparkly tulle and crystals that match the bride’s gown. Ms. Brandt carried a cascading bouquet made up of white roses, gardenias, delphiniums, stephanotis and plumose.
The matron of honor was Heather Ashby of High Point, N.C., friend of the bride.
The bridesmaids were Meredith Fox of Burlington, N.C., friend of the bride; Anna Bernhardt of Greensboro, N.C., cousin of bride; and Ashley Brandt of McLeansville, N.C., sister-in-law of bride. They wore a tea-length chiffon over matte satin sapphire dresses with a shirred bodice and midriff. The dresses were made by After Six. The girls carried bouquets made of white hydrangeas and white carnations. They were tied with royal blue ribbon.
The acolytes were Alan Brandt, brother of the bride, and T.J. White.
The best man was Randy Summers of Gibsonville, N.C., father of the groom.
The groomsmen were Dakota Summers of Gibsonville, N.C., brother of the groom, Michael Ingle of Whitsett, N.C., friend of the groom, and BJ Smith of Gibsonville, N.C., friend of the groom.
After a wedding trip to New Bern, N.C., the couple will reside in Greensboro, N.C.