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Miss Martin, Mr. Millonzi exchange vows

Posted: December 3, 2010 4:16 p.m.
Updated: December 6, 2010 5:00 a.m.
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Miss Lindsay Marie Martin ... Mrs. Mark Douglas Millonzi

Miss Lindsay Marie Martin of Lugoff, and Mr. Mark Douglas Millonzi of Spartanburg, were united in marriage December 4, 2010 at the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston, South Carolina. Steve Vickers officiated the outdoor sunset Scottish ceremony at 5:00 p.m.

The bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Martin of Lugoff, is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lindsay Pearce of Columbia, and Ann Martin and the late Calvin and Katherine Martin, all of Camden. Miss Martin is a graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School. She also graduated from Trident Technical College and the College of Charleston.  She is the Director of Marketing and Physical Therapist Assistant with Eastern Rehabilitation in Charleston.

The groom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Millonzi of Spartanburg, is the grandson of the late Anthony and Nadine Millonzi of Chicago, IL, and the late Robert and Hermenia Walker of Napoleon, OH. Mr. Millonzi graduated from Dorman High School and the College of Charleston.  He is employed as a Global Information Technology Manager with Orient Express Hotels, Trains & Cruises of London, England. 

Mr. Jim Dillahey provided bagpipe music for the wedding ceremony.  The couple selected several musical bagpipe songs:  Ode to Joy was played during the seating of the parents and grandparents. The Highland Cathedral was played during the Wedding processional.  Mendelssohn’s Bridal March was played during the Bridal processional.  The ceremony ended with the couple exiting the Carriage House lawn to Scotland the Brave.

The couple exchanged vows under a lighted archway positioned under the old Oak trees draped with Spanish moss overlooking the Ashley River on the Carriage House lawn at the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.  The aisle way was decorated with white hydrangea kissing balls hanging from Shepherds hooks and lighted torches.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a white strapless sweetheart neckline taffeta pickup ball gown, with beaded metallic detail.  She wore a white elbow length two tier veil with three beaded floral motifs and embellished with scattered crystals.  The bride chose a crystal embellished tiara for her headpiece.  She carried a bridal bouquet of white roses.

The maid of honor was Miss Kalley Mahon of Hilton Head Island.  The bridesmaids were Miss Kristen Millonzi, of Charleston, sister of the groom, Miss Kasey Comer of Chester, VA, fiancé of the bride’s brother, Miss Taylor Hornsby of Lexington, cousin of the bride, Miss Jessica Widder of Miami, FL, Miss Elizabeth Hodges of Charleston, Miss Jessica Corley of Charleston, and Miss Shanna Hoff of Minneapolis, MN.  The bridesmaids wore a floor length navy blue chiffon one shoulder dress with flower detail and shirred bust.  They carried a single white rose accented with black watch tartan ribbon that matched the men’s kilts.

The best man was Greg Olesiak of Charleston.  The groomsmen were Mr. Philip Martin of Chester, VA, brother of the bride, Mr. William Benner of Charleston, Mr. Matthew Bell of Los Angeles, CA, Mr. Marcello Garofalo of Charleston, Mr. Kevin Williams of New York, NY, and Mr. Vincent Liviola of Charleston.  The groom and his groomsmen wore Scottish Prince Charlie Outfits consisting of a Prince Charlie Jacket and Vest with silver buttons, black watch plaid tartan kilts, tuxedo shirts with a black bow ties, Sporran and chain, black colored hose with flashes that matched the kilts, 7 inch Sqain Dubh and Ghillie Brogue black shoes.

The flower girl was Miss Elizabeth Hinson of Columbia, cousin of the bride.  She wore a white layered taffeta dress with a jeweled crown tiara.

The ring bearer was Gorgio Liviola of Charleston.  He wore a black tuxedo that matched the bride and groom’s father’s tuxedos.

Jack Hornsby of Lexington, cousin of the bride, distributed programs to the guests before the ceremony.

The mother of the bride wore a royal blue floor length taffeta gown accented by a silver brooch on the waist. The mother of the groom wore a purple beaded jacket and sleeveless floor length beaded chiffon gown. 

The reception was held in the Carriage House at the Magnolia Plantation. The catering was done by Regal Catering of Charleston.  The three tiered cake adorned with white magnolias was provided by Artistic Cakes by Linda of Charleston.  Flowers for the ceremony and the reception were provided by Flowers by Frankie of Charleston.  Music during the reception was provided by Complete Music of Charleston. Jessica Cruz, Event Director of Magnolia Plantation and Gardens served as the Wedding Director.

After a honeymoon trip to Sun Palace in Cancun, Mexico, the couple will reside in Charleston, South Carolina.

Parties

Miss Cindy Martin and Mrs. Pamela Boheler, aunts of the bride, and Ms. Margaret Ann Cox, cousin of the bride, hosted a miscellaneous shower at the home of Mrs. Boheler in Camden. The bridesmaid’s hosted a luncheon at Poogan’s Porch in Charleston.  The bride’s co-workers of Eastern Rehabilitation hosted a luncheon in Charleston. Mrs. Donna Hornsby and Mrs. Jennifer Hammond, aunts of the bride and Mrs. Rose Pearce, grandmother of the bride, hosted the bridesmaids luncheon the morning of the wedding at 82 Queen in Charleston.  The rehearsal dinner was hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Millonzi, parents of the groom, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston.

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