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Lauren Leigh Branham & Thomas Allen Reeder united in marriage

Posted: June 4, 2013 3:28 p.m.
Updated: June 5, 2013 5:00 a.m.
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Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Allen Reeder

Lauren Leigh Branham and Thomas Allen Reeder, both of Camden, were united in marriage at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Camden.

The Reverend Bruce Edward Hancock officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Branham, Jr. of Camden and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Branham, Senior of Camden and the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom G. Brownfield of Camden.

She is a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship. She is the Marketing and Administrative Assistant for the Kershaw County Economic Development Office.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Allen Reeder of Camden and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Evans Reeder of Camden, Mr. Richard Thomas Lackey, Senior of Camden and the late Mrs. Jo Lackey of Camden.

He is a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Turfgrass Management. He is the Operations Manager of Modern Turf Care in Blythewood, S.C.

It was a double-ring candlelight ceremony with candles lining the aisles, windows and narthex of the church. The candles in the narthex were placed in memory of Lauren’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom George Brownfield and Thomas’ grandmother, Mrs. Jo Lackey. The couple’s new monogram decorated the doors of the church. As guests entered, groomsmen greeted them with silver trays of ceremony programs.

The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her father and wore a Vera Wang ivory ball gown with corded lace bodice and tulle skirt. A matching horsehair bow sash with a vintage broche completed the gown. The veil was a Vera Wang three tier Cathedral length veil. She carried a bouquet of classic, white hydrangeas wrapped in silk ivory.

Mrs. Heather Moseley of Chapin, S.C. served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Anna Smith Moser, Mrs. Katie Reeder Cooper, Miss Ashley Rebekah Ware, Miss Catelin Denise McManus, Miss Margaret Paulling Tompkins, Mrs. Courtney Jackson Vaughn, Miss Lauren Glenn McCarter, Miss Courtney Elizabeth Kane and Miss Logan Marie Fulbright.

Bridesmaids wore pearl pink Alfred Sung sleeveless full length dupioni dress with square neckline and matching inset midriff. They also carried white hydrangeas wrapped in silk ivory.

Mr. Dennis Allen Reeder, father of the groom, served as Best Man.

Groomsmen were Mr. Matthew Barry Moser, Mr. Mitchel Heath Cooper, Mr. Tyler Ross Branham, Mr. Dustin Tyler Campfield, Mr. Michael Benjamin Godwin, Mr. Edgar Turner Vaughn, Mr. James Caldwell Hall, IV, Mr. William Graham Gardner and Mr. Brian Dustin Raley.

The Entrance of the Grandparents was set to Beethoven’s "Pathetique Second Movement."

The Entrance of the Mothers was "Ave Maria" by Back/Gounod. The Mother of the Bride wore an a-line floor length taffeta gown with a sweetheart neckline and crisscrossed bodice in the color of petrol blue. The Mother of the Groom wore an Amsale long taffeta gown with ruched bodice and bow detail in Amsale’s midnight color.

The bride and groom pre-recorded the song "You Raise Me Up" which played during a Time of Honor and Remembrance.

The Wedding Party entered to Canon in D.The bride walked down the aisle to Sir William Walton’s "Spitfire and Prelude."The Lighting of the Unity Candle was set to "The Prayer" which was also pre-recorded by the bride and groom.

"The Crown Imperial" by Sir William Walton played during the Recessional and Postlude.

The vocalists for the ceremony were pre-recorded by the bride and groom and Mrs. Janice Rivers was the pianist.

After a wedding trip to Sandals Whitehouse in Jamaica, the couple now resides in Camden.

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