Weddings and Engagements

July 22, 2009

Stromberg, Granillo



Leanna Hart Stromberg and Jeffrey Garrett Granillo were married Saturday, June 27, 2009, at the First Baptist Church in Erwin, Tenn.  Rev. Mickey Shealy of Dalton, and Dr. Alexandra Brown of Lexington, Va., officiated the 2:30 p.m. exchange of vows. 

Music was provided by organist David Estep, pianist and soloist Sherrill Gibson, trumpeter Preston Holley, and by the bridesmaids who sang a choral number accompanied by Melissa Powers. 

The bride is the daughter of Robert H. and Martha Stromberg of Erwin.  She is the granddaughter of Beryl Brown of Erwin, the late Haynes Brown, and the late Robert and Ruth Hart Stromberg.

The groom is the son of Edward and Lucille Granillo of Bakersfield, Calif.  He is he grandson of Ruth Lomas of Bakersfield, the late Raymond Lomas, and the late Manuel and Elizabeth Granillo.

Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless formal full-length gown of diamond white French Chantilly lace over delustered light gold satin, laced in the back with a satin sash. Seed pearls and crystalettes embellished the A-line skirt and scallops of beaded lace encircled her finger-tip bridal illusion veil and  her Tiffany-length train. She carried a bouquet of ivory roses and calla lilies.

Maid of honor was Kathleen Stromberg Casson, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Sofía Becerra-Licha, Lucy Dodd, Lindsey Harris, Natalie Marshall, Melissa Powers and Beth Woods. The Bride’s attendants wore Grecian style full-length gowns of whisper chiffon and satin in Victorian lilac. They carried bouquets of gathered calla lilies and lilac larkspur.

Michael Granillo, brother of the groom, served as best man.  Groomsmen were Loren Blanc, Fan He, Christopher Morris, Timothy Roddy, Justin Schoenberg and Robert Brown Stromberg, brother of the bride.

Flower girls were Sophia Brown, Grace Casson, Claire Casson and Julianna Flores. Ring bearers were Alfredo Maldonado and Scott Sumrall. Bell Ringer was Alexander Casson. Bridal Registry attendants were Katie Cochran and Sydney Sumrall.

Following a reception at the church, the couple took a wedding trip to Niagara Falls, Ontario, and upstate New York. They will reside in Chattanooga.

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