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Miss Davis, Mr. Campbell wed

Posted: November 26, 2010 4:26 p.m.
Updated: November 29, 2010 5:00 a.m.
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Megan Carol Davis and Shawn Vincent Campbell were united in marriage Aug. 21, 2010 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. Pastor Sheila Rogers and Pastor Frank Griffith officiated the 5:30 p.m. double-ring ceremony.

The bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Jennings Davis of Camden, is the granddaughter of Mrs. Laura Lee of Lugoff and Mr. and Mrs. Murray Smith of Camden. She is a Stella & Dot Stylist.

The bridegroom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis C. Campbell of Camden and Lausanne, Switzerland and Mr. and Mrs. Shawn DiStefano of Bear, Delaware, is the grandson of Mrs. Claire DiStefano of Rehobeth, Delaware, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Jess of Dover, Delaware, Mr. and Mrs. Oren Embry of Old Hickory, Tennessee, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Campbell, Sr. of West Chester, Pennsylvania, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Winkler of Wilmington, Delaware and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Oravitz of New Castle, Delaware. He is a 2006 graduate of Clemson University with a degree in architecture and is employed by CED in Norcross, Georgia.

Penny Baker provided organ music and Joshua McCaa provided guitar for the ceremony.  Nicole Lee Hagenmeyer (Nikki Lee) sang “Heavenly Day” during the ceremony accompanied by Mr. McCaa. The mothers were seated to “The Prayer” by Sager/Foster. The Processional was “Let it Be” by Lennon & McCartney and the Bridal Processional was “Here Comes The Sun” by the Beatles. The Recessional was “Ode to Joy” by Beethoven.

Two large arrangements of tropical Amazon roses, yellow lilies, and green hydrangeas sat at the altar in loving memory of the bride’s brother, Roger Jennings Davis. The same arrangement was in the vestibule and was given in loving memory of Reid Addy, Russell Jennings Davis, Sr., Gustavus Vincent DiStefano, James Harry Lee and Linwood Earl Watkins.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, Russell J. Davis, wore a gown from Allure Bridal’s Exclusive Collection in ivory. The gown featured an English net sweetheart bodice with lace appliqués under the bust and continuing all over the slim fitting gown. The hem was accented with a scalloped lace edging with a three-foot train. She wore a silk, sheer cathedral veil with satin cording and carried a large boutique of yellow oriental lilies wrapped with ivory satin ribbon.

The maid of honor was Vivian Belden Watkins of Lugoff and the matron of honor was Brittany McKeithan Williams of Lugoff.

The bridesmaids were Dorothy Davis, sister of the bride, Rebecca Almond, Ashley Sanders, all of Camden; Morgan Campbell, sister of the groom, of Atlanta, Georgia; Virginia Davis, sister-in-law of the bride, of Nashville, Tennessee; Claire Yarborough of Columbia; Brennen Edwards of Sumter; Amanda Stevenson of Columbia; Monica Lofe of Charleston, and Nicole O’Hara of West Columbia. All bridesmaids (including junior bridesmaids and honor attendants) carried bouquets of tropical Amazon roses and green hydrangeas. Their dresses were three different styles by Bill Levkoff in European satin in the color of European Latte. They were above the knee.

The best man was William Trapp of Camden.

The groomsmen were Chuck Wardlaw of Camden; Steven Jones of Columbia; Nicolas Saldana of Columbia; Bennie Marshall of Camden; Colin Campbell, brother of the groom, of Clemson; Tobias Schreiber of Lugoff; Judson Gibbs of Winston Salem, NC; Jason McMillan of Rockville, Maryland; Ira Harper of Columbia; Shawn McKeever of Atlanta, Georgia and Patrick Davis, brother of the bride, of Nashville, Tennessee.

The junior bridesmaids were Savannah Rose McCaskill, daughter of the bride, Gabrielle Marie DiStefano of Bear Delaware, sister of the groom; and Brianna Marie DiStefano, sister of the groom, of Bear, Delaware. Their dresses matched the bridesmaids’ except they featured an ivory ribbon attached across the middle and down the back.
The ring bearer was Jackson Matthew McCaskill, son of the bride.

The mother of the bride wore a soft blue Jessica McClintock tea length dress in satin with a sheer bodice with a matching satin jacket with three quarter length sleeves and pearls. The groom’s mother wore a taupe, chiffon chemise by Gianfranco Ferre.

Program attendants were Allison Ansley of Charleston and Chandler Davis, nephew of the bride, of Camden.
Mary Lee Abbott was the ceremony director.

The reception was held at the Camden Country Club in Camden and catered by Aberdeen Catery of Camden. Live music was provided by the bride’s brother, Patrick, father, Rusty, and musical friends including Leo Price, Paul Russo, and Buddy Harre, all of Camden, and Joel Rush, Nikki Lee, Joshua McCaa, Herbie Jeffcoat and Les Hall, all of Columbia. Photography was provided by Liz Myers with Zil Photography.

After the wedding, the bride and groom spent a week on Edisto Island in South Carolina. They now reside in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Parties

On April 17, an engagement party was held at the home of Brian Haff in Camden and was thrown by the Maid of Honor, Vivian Watkins and the Best Man, William Trapp.

On May 22, a miscellaneous bridal shower was thrown for the bride by her aunts, Phyllis Speaks, Donna Smyrl, Amanda Smith, Martha Schreiber, Sharon Smith, and her sister, Dorothy Davis at the home of Sharon Smith in Camden.

A lingerie shower was thrown for the bride in the private room of Indigo Jones in Camden on June 26 by the Matron of Honor, Brittany Williams, and bridesmaid Amanda Stevenson.

A kitchen shower was thrown for the bride by bridesmaids Ashley Sanders and Rebecca Almond in Ashley’s home in Boykin on July 11.

On Aug. 20, the day before the wedding, a golf outing was held for the groom and his groomsmen by his father and step father.

The rehearsal dinner was thrown the night before the wedding at the home of groom’s parents, Frank and Riki Campbell, on Lyttleton Street in Camden.

On the morning of the wedding, a bridal brunch was given to the bride by the groom’s step-mother, Lisa DiStefano, at the Boykin Millpond Steakhouse in Boykin.

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