Brittany Gardner Bussian and Tyler Morgan Birch were married on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at Duke University Chapel. Rev. William H. Willimon, formerly Dean of the Chapel, officiated. Following the ceremony, the bride's father hosted a reception at La Residence in Chapel Hill.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. John A. Bussian III of Chapel Hill and the late Suzanne Gardner Bussian. She is the granddaughter of the late Jack Bussian and Joyce Hall Bussian of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and of Sharon Gardner-Howder and the late Samuel R. Gardner of Vero Beach, Florida. The bride obtained her undergraduate degree in broadcast journalism from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, and her law degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. She was admitted to the California Bar in 2012 and is employed by Anschutz Entertainment Group in Los Angeles.
The groom is the son of Glen and Sandy Birch of San Diego, California. He is the grandson of the late Edward Birch and Eileen Birch of San Diego and of Ken and Gloria Kutzera of Folsom, California. He earned a degree in political science at Columbia University in New York City, where he captained the Columbia soccer team. He is employed at Piper Jaffray in Los Angeles.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. Ms. Ellen Ji of Durham was the maid of honor. Mrs. Nisreen Francis of Raleigh was matron of honor. Mr. Charlie Jacob of Brooklyn, New York was the best man.
After a honeymoon in Tahiti, the couple will reside in Santa Monica, California.