- July 9, 2014
How they met:
Brent Lee Greeno and Ryan Robert Inskeep met seven years ago. When Ryan walked into a bar with his sister, Brent thought they were a cute couple and bought them a round of drinks. Once Brent found out they were not in fact a couple, he and Ryan continued to talk and began to fall in love.
Brent proposed to Ryan four years ago, but he was turned down. A year later, it was Ryan who proposed to Brent. His response: not until it’s legal. They signed the domestic partnership registry last year and started planning their wedding in January.
Ceremony and reception:
Given Brent’s job as the go-to audio visual guy of many charity galas in town, he had to carefully select the wedding date after the busy season died down. The couple did not have a traditional wedding with best men, but Brent did ask friend and boss Stephen Moyer to officiate.
More than 250 friends and family attended the affair June 11, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Brent’s cousin Jenny Silbert sang a version of “Just Like Heaven” by The Cure as the couple walked down the aisle, both accompanied by their respective families, while friends Bob and Terri Jack escorted the couple’s dog, Zeke, down the aisle. At the end of the ceremony, local talent Chris Eisenberg sang “I’m Gonna Be” by the Proclaimers and guests made their way to cocktails under the banyan trees.
The party continued with a reception following at Michael’s On East. Brent had a few surprises for his groom up his sleeve. Early on in the planning stages Ryan had seen a three-tiered pizza, and because it is his favorite food, he wanted that to be the cake. Brent originally said no, but then surprised him with the pizza cake. Secondly, Brent had asked Noriko Sidlow to play some Chopin on the piano — Ryan is a classically trained pianist, and Chopin is his favorite composer. The third surprise was a performance by Ian and Anthony of Duo Romanesc. Guests enjoyed dinner and most importantly, Brent’s mother’s homemade macaroni and cheese — she cooked enough for everyone to enjoy.