Miss Abigail Marie Horn of Ashland, Virginia and Mr. Jacob McDaniel Ansley of Florence and Camden, S.C., were united in marriage on Saturday, May, 25, 2019, at half past five in the afternoon at Wildberry Farm in Marion, S.C. The ceremony was officiated by the bride’s father, the Reverend Frederick D. Horn.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick D. Horn of Ashland, Virginia. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wilson of Ashland, Kentucky and Mrs. Sylvia Horn and the late Mr. Hugh Horn of Ashland, Kentucky.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Alan Ansley of Camden. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ansley of Camden and the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Hund Jr. of Charleston.
The bride is a 2016 graduate of Coastal Carolina University and is currently employed by Florence County Parks and Recreation as the Senior Center Program Superintendent.
The bridegroom is a 2016 graduate of Coastal Carolina, and is employed as a Planer Mill Manager with Canfor Southern Pine in Darlington, S.C.
Escorted by her father and given in marriage by both parents, the bride wore an alabaster ball gown, off-the-shoulder with a sweetheart neckline and delicate pearl and sequin beading on the lace bodice. The full to-the-floor soft illusion tulle skirt was sprinkled with hand-sewn beading reminiscent of the bodice. Completing the ensemble, the gown’s romantic cascading tulle train was finished with a matching hand-sewn tulle veil, seed-pearl trim to the finger tips. The bride carried a spring bouquet of gorgeous blush and cream garden roses, hydrangeas, ranunculus, Italian ruscus, stock, and Veronica, all delicately wrapped in silk ribbon to match her gown.
Miss Samantha Jackson of Beverdam, VA, childhood best friend of the bride, served as maid of honor. Her elegant petal pink dress was designed with illusion chiffon that fell from the one-shoulder neckline to a floor-length hem. She carried a similar miniature bouquet to the bride.
The bridal attendants wore similar ensembles and included friends Miss Kara Ard of Florence, S.C., Miss Anna Louise Bittle of Galivant’s Ferry, S.C., Miss Sarah Hill of Florence, S.C., Miss Cindy Hund (cousin of the groom) of St. Augustine, FL, Miss Courtney Hund (cousin of the groom) of Charleston, S.C., Miss Katelyn McCutchen of Timmonsville, S.C., Miss Lindsey Nuckols of Rockville, VA, Miss Elise Williamson of Florence, S.C., and Miss Salem Zeglin of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Father of the groom Michael Ansley served as best man.
Groomsmen included the groom’s brother, Andrew Ansley of Columbia, S.C., Kevin Collins of Greenville, S.C., Ryan Granger of Galivant’s Ferry, S.C., Will Hough of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Thomas Jordan of Charleston, S.C., Hunter Lowe of Florence, S.C., Korey Nelson of Camden, S.C., Tripp Speaks of Charleston, S.C., and Drew Terry of Lexington, S.C. The dove gray tuxedos of the groomsmen were accented with petal pink ties and pocket squares, topped off with a cream ranunculus rose.
The ring bearer was Wooten Burwell of Charleston, S.C., cousin of the groom.
Special attendants during the ceremony were Russell Noland, Lancaster, S.C., and Jack Burwell, Charleston, S.C., both cousins of the groom.
The graceful afternoon ceremony was held in front of the Ceremonial Pond and Fountain at Wildberry Farm. Placed under 100-year-old oak trees were elegantly designed natural wood chairs complemented by blond wine barrels holding blush and cream roses and hydrangeas, supported by lush greenery spilling over the containers’ sides. Similar hanging posy and rose arrangements accented the center aisle.
The Brass Quartet provided music during the ceremony to include “Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring” by Bach, “Trumpet Voluntary” by Clarke, “Canon in D” by Pachelbel, and “Allegro Maestoso” from Water Music by Handel. The brass ensemble also accompanied soloist and bridesmaid Sarah Hill, who sang “I Will Be Here” by Steven Curtis Chapman during the nuptials.
Immediately following the ceremony, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were hosted on-site at the Atkinson House. The reception followed at “The Barn,” a short walk from the ceremony location, where DJ Global Truth Entertainment provided music for dancing.
Inlet Affairs Catering served guests the delicious buffet dinner.
Friday evening, the groom’s parents, Priscilla and Mike Ansley, hosted the rehearsal dinner for the wedding party and family at Wildberry Farm.
During their engagement period, the couple were entertained with an “I Do BBQ Engagement Party” hosted by family friends Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Deal, Mr. and Mrs. Reggie Dean, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Didato, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fakoury, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Green, Ms. Laury Wehunt, Mr. and Mrs. Robbie Lackey, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Nelson, and Mr. and Mrs. Rickie Tiller.
A Couple’s Shower was held and hosted by Emily, Annah, and Johnny Deal; Fletcher, Becca, and Jay Green; Tripp, Amy, and Robbie Speaks.
A Bridal Shower was given by the groom’s aunt, Leigh Noland, and grandmother, Sue Ansley, at the historic Proctor Hall in Camden.
After a wedding trip to the Sandals Resort in St. Lucia, the couple currently resides at their home in Florence, S.C.