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Congratulations, Gigi & Brock!

Glynnis Greer Conger and Brock William Hightower were united in matrimony on September 3, 2021, at Villa Regina Teodolinda in Lake Como, Italy. The bride, who is known as Gigi, is the daughter of  Meg and Michael Conger of Scottsdale, Arizona. Her groom is the son of  Lorraine and William Hightower of Excelsior Springs, Missouri. To welcome guests, there was a sightseeing boat cruise on Lake Como, followed by cocktails and dinner at Restaurant Bellagio, hosted by the Congers.

The following evening the groom’s parents hosted a lovely rehearsal dinner at Villa Regina Teodolinda. Gigi’s maid of honor was Emily Bruce, and Kate Sideras was the bridesmaid. Al Wegener served as Brock’s best man. After the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a beautiful wedding reception at Villa Regina Teodolinda. The happy couple enjoyed a honeymoon in Bellagio, Italy. They are now at home in Pensacola, Florida. Gigi is a mental health counselor with Innovative Direction, and Brock is a pilot with the United States Navy.

Al Wegener, best man; the groom and bride; and Emily Bruce, maid of honor; and Kate Sideras, bridesmaid

 

Gigi and Brock Hightower cut their beautiful wedding cake.

Featured in the October 15, 2022 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Alberto & Allesandra

 

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