Southern Charm Savannah actor Brandon Branch will be parade marshal
Brandon Branch, a cast member on Southern Charm - Savannah and a graduate of Pine High School, has been selected as Grand Marshal for the 2019 Washington Parish Fair Parade.
He is the son of Sandra (Forbes) and Phillip Branch. Upon graduation from Pine High School, he attended Mississippi State University.Though he initially studied landscape architecture, his grandmother had instilled in him the love of gardening, so Brandon changed his major to Horticulture and obtained his Bachelor's degree.
After graduating from college, Branch moved to Aspen, Colorado and joined a private firm specializing in floral arrangements, parties, and events for the Hollywood Elite who had homes in the area. After a year in the snow, he resigned his job in Aspen and moved to Savannah, where he has since lived.
For fourteen years, he was the creative director for Food Network's Paula Dean. In early 2017, a friend asked for Branch's help putting together a party for a new reality show called Southern Charm - Savannah. Brandon fit in well with the cast and was in the majority of the episodes during the show's first season. In 2018, Bravo announced Brandon would become a full time cast member on the show.
Branch lives in Savannah's Landmark Historic District in an Italianate home built in 1890. In addition to being on Southern Charm, Brandon is a full time interior and floral designer. He recently purchased and renovated The St. Francisville Inn in St. Francisville, and the Queen Anne Victorian home is now open for visitors.
Branch will lead the Washington Parish Fair parade on Wednesday, October 16 as it rolls through its traditional route in Franklinton, beginning at 10 a.m.