Bryant-Culp wedding

Mary Amanda Bryant and Joshua Hadden Culp

Mary Amanda Bryant and Joshua Hadden Culp were married Nov. 8 at the First United Methodist Church in Gainesville, Texas. The Rev. Don Yeager officiated.

The bride is the daughter of George and Cindy Bryant of Gainesville and granddaughter of Jack R. Merrick, of Gainesville, and the late Mary Cartwright Brown Merrick, George L. Bryant and Jimmie L. Meeks.

The groom is the son of Hadden and Debbie Culp of Woodstock and grandson of Lomer and Phyllis Elkins of Martinsburg, West Virginia, and the late Carl and Bessie Culp of Woodstock.

The ceremony was held in the church sanctuary, where the bride’s parents and grandparents were married in 1978 and 1947, respectively.

Soloist Rebecca Garrett and a string quartet, led by Delta Holl, provided music.

Maid of honor was Sarah Pulis, of Houston. Bridesmaids were Mindy Byrd, of Temple, Texas; Celeste Culp, of Woodstock, sister of the groom; Morgan Smiley Boles, of Fort Worth, Texas;  Emily Haverkamp, of Temple.

Ringbearer and bride announcer were Caden and Caleb Bryant, nephews of the bride.

The groom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen were Logan Strawderman, Ted Leonard, Mike Lumpkin, Jack McGovern and Tim Van Deusen, all of Virginia.

A reception followed at the home of the bride’s parents. Jim Weisz served as DJ.

The bride is a 2010 graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in forestry. She earned a master’s degree in geospatial information sciences from the University of Maryland in 2013. She is director of communications for the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture in Arlington.

The groom is a 2013 graduate of American Military University with a bachelor’s degree in emergency and disaster management. He is emergency services coordinator at Micron Technology in Manassas and captain of the Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Fire Department.

The couple will live in Bristow and in September they will honeymoon in Hawaii.