After Erin Grady graduated from The University of Georgia and Bryan Adams graduated from the University of Florida, each moved to Tampa and they met through a mutual friend. Despite their school rivalry history, the two immediately hit it off. Bryan asked Erin out on their first date about six years ago. They went out for sushi and drinks and became inseparable; in fact, Erin and Bryan still go to the same sushi spot almost every week.
About a year and a half ago, Erin and Bryan went skiing in Vail, Co. After taking the lifts up to the top of the mountain, Bryan suggested skiing over to a more secluded part of the mountain for a picture. After taking their skis off, Bryan reached into his pocket to grab his camera. Instead, he dropped down to one knee, opened a ring box and asked Erin to marry him! They celebrated with a champagne lunch at Bistro Fourteen, which is on top of the mountain, and two days later family and friends joined the happy couple for more celebrating.
After the ceremony, Erin and Bryan went to Sandy Lane for seven days in Barbados. Both were born in New Orleans and now currently live in Tampa, Fla., where Erin is the College Counselor at H.B. Plant High School and Bryan is a Regional Manager for Adams Homes.
Bride: Erin Catherine Grady
Groom: William Bryan Adams
Bride’s Parents: Barbara Soule and Michael Grady
Groom’s Parents: Holly Bryan Adams and Wayne Adams
Date of Wedding: March 16, 2013
Ceremony Location: The Marley Room at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Reception Location: The Conservatory and Terrace at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Coordinator: Nancy Cotto with Your Event Today
Celebrant: Reverend Rick Lackore
Ceremony Music: The Adonai Trio
Wedding Gown: Demetrio’s
Maid of Honor: Shannon Grady Koch
Bridesmaids: Alison Grossman, Lindsay Lynch, Annie Adams Malone, Ashley McDowell and Laura Levitt
Bridesmaids’ Attire: Bright pink one-shouldered Wtoo cocktail dresses
Flower Girl: Emilia Hope Adams
Groom’s Attire: Black tux with black cummerbund and tie
Best Man: Brandon Adams
Groomsmen: Ryan Palusak, Robert Davis, Guyte McCord, Matt Malone, Kyle Chudeusz and Tanner Loebel
Groomsmen’s Attir e: Black tuxes with silver cummerbunds and ties
Ushers: William Bryan, Eric Bach and Joey Bryant
Florist: Carmen’s Flowers, Tampa, Fla.
Caterer, Wedding Cake and Groom’s Cake: Olympia Catering, Tampa, Fla.
Photographer: Caroline Carson Photography, Tampa, Fla.
Videographer: VideoArt Productions, Tampa, Fla.
Hair: Gretchen and Lorin with Pulse Salon, Wesley Chapel, Fla.
Makeup: KyleLynn Makeup Services, Tampa, Fla.
Music: cocktail hour: Jazz Phools; reception: Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters