Fritchie – Burrus
with this ring
When Kendall Baker Fritchie was a freshman at Washington and Lee University, she went on a terrible double date. Well, terrible in as much as the food was bad, but wonderful because it was with Swan Brasfield Burrus. So wonderful in fact, that it was the beginning of seven years of dating.
Then one morning, out of the blue, Kendall went into the dining room of their Atlanta apartment to find flowers and champagne and Swan on bended knee. Moments after Kendall had said yes, her sister and brother-in-law walked into the apartment, having flown in from New Orleans as a surprise.
Fast-forward to Friday, October 13, 2017, and Kendall and Swan celebrated at their rehearsal dinner with family and friends at the historic Broussard’s restaurant in the French Quarter. Guests gathered in the 1834 courtyard, strung with twinkling lights and enjoyed classic Southern fare including beef tenderloin and bananas Foster.
The next day, October 14, 2017, Kendall walked down the aisle of St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church to be married to Swan by officiant Sarah Chancellor-Watson. The bride wore a gown by Francesca Miranda from Joan Pillow in Atlanta.
The wedding party then moved to Brennan’s Restaurant, where guests were treated to the finest New Orleans cuisine, including shrimp and grits.
Instead of a groom’s cake, Irish coffee was served with the wedding cake, which was made by Sucré.
The bride and groom enjoyed their first dance to “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers and then the band BRW got everyone on the dance floor.
Towards the end of the evening when guests were mingling in Brennan’s courtyard, the rain suddenly came down. Everyone ran inside and gathered around the piano. An impromptu sing along-ensued, as the crowd celebrated Kendall and Swan.
After the wedding, the couple honeymooned in Lisbon, Portugal and Nice, France.
Kendall and Swan now live in Atlanta, where she’s an Investment Analyst for Stonehill Strategic Capital and Swan is a Strategist for Oglivy & Mather.
Top Left: William Fritchie (little boy), Alec Fritchie, Christina Fritchie, Kit Fritchie, Gus Fritchie, the Bride and Groom and Gretchen Richards Top Right: Christopher Burrus, Betsy Burrus, the Bride and Groom, Dan Burrus and Margaret Burrus Bridesmaids: Christina Fritchie, Julia Barry, Margaret Womble, Charlotte Young, Caroline Monteleone, Amy Preston, Margaret Burrus, the Bride, Gretchen Richards, Charlotte Drennan, Ann Marie Haynie, Megan Shaw, Marion Arant and Rose Pettiette.
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Wedding Belles Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Attire: Vera Wang, Men’s Warehouse Engagement Ring: Keith Miller Bride’s & Groom’s Wedding Bands: Archer Diamonds & Jewelry, Atlanta Florist: Meade Wenzel Invitation: Betty Hunley Coordinator: Claudia Kelleher Photographer: Greer Gattuso Hair: Beth Washington Makeup: Katie Malone