Anne Brandon Brown and William Patrick Reily

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Wedding vows were exchanged by Anne Brandon Brown and William Patrick Reily at noon on Saturday, October 9, at Holy Name of Jesus Church in New Orleans. Most Rev. Francis I. Malone, third bishop of the Diocese of Shreveport, officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Kathleen and Robert Brown and the granddaughter of Elizabeth “Sissi” and the late Benton Brandon and the late Patricia and Frederick Brown, all of Little Rock.

The groom’s parents are Katie and Kevin Reily of Chapel Hill, NC. He is the grandson of the late Mary and Robert Burns of Denver and the late Margaret and Robert Reily of New Orleans.

The altar contained arrangements of roses, ranunculus, hyacinths, soft William and Queen Anne lace in soft cream and pinks, burgundy and lavender, with pears, plums and black grapes.

The bride, who walked down the aisle with her father, wore a Monique Lhuillier strapless column dress in silk mikado. She was carrying a bouquet of roses, ranunculus, sedum, soft lace from William and Queen Anne.

Lilah Brown of New York was her sister’s bridesmaid, and Chandler Leibelt of Durham, North Carolina, was the maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Kathleen Reily of Chapel Hill, sister of the groom; Katherine Dumais of Little Rock; Lily Lawson of Dallas; Ellen Mallon of Houston; Hartley Mellick and Sabina Milbank, both of New York; and Blair Ondrey from Memphis. They wore moss green column dresses with thin straps and draped necklines and wore a smaller version of the bridal bouquet.

Colin Reily of Birmingham, Alabama, witnessed his brother. The groomsmen were Paul Reily of Walland, Tenn., Brother of the groom; Robert Brown Jr., brother of the bride, and Pawel Benedykcinski, both of New York; William Brown of Saint-Louis, brother of the bride; Max Dutcher of Atlanta; Peter Griffin of Miami; Joshua Lesser of Houston; and Basil Thomson of Fairfield, Connecticut. The honorary bearer of the wedding ring was Harrison Reily of Birmingham, the groom’s nephew.

A reception was held at the Reily Family Marshdown on Bayou Liberty in Slidell, La. A cocktail party was held at the pool house with music from New Orleans’ Harry Hardin Zydeco band. A tent next to the house was draped in fresh flowers, and the lavender tablecloth-covered guest tables were centered with wedding flower and dark berry arrangements. The dance music was from BRW with Billy Kennedy from New Orleans.

The bride graduated from Southern Methodist University with a bachelor’s degree in Markets, Culture, and Art History. She was most recently at Christie’s Auction House in New York as Global Marketing Manager for Decorative Arts and Private and Iconic Collections.

The groom has a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and a law degree from Tulane University Law School. He is a partner in corporate, finance and investment law at King & Spalding LLP in Atlanta.

The couple will be living in Atlanta after a honeymoon in Cape Town, South Africa.


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