Erin Ashley Morrow of Camden, S.C., and Garrett Logan Ruth of Florence, S.C., were married at Wavering Place Plantation in Eastover, S.C., on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 6 p.m. Reverend Kevin Roberts of Columbia, S.C., officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mark and Sandy Morrow of Camden, S.C. Paternal grandparents are Lois Morrow of Camden, S.C., and the late Reverend Tommy Morrow. Maternal grandparents are Martha Jowers of Jefferson, S.C., and the late Sanford Jowers.
The bride holds a BS in Psychology from the College of Charleston and a MS in Speech Language Pathology from the University of South Carolina.
The groom is the son of Pat Ruth of Canton, N.C., and the late Dr. Wayne Ruth. Maternal grandparents are Mary Ward of Canton, N.C., and the late Lester Ward. Paternal grandparent is the late Frank Ruth Jr. The groom holds a BS in Biology from Clemson University and a Medical Degree from the University of South Carolina. He is currently completing his fellowship in cardiology at the University of Florida.
Matron of Honor was Reesie Maracich of Camden, S.C. Bridesmaids were: Emily Conder, Camden, S.C.; Stephanie Gregg, Charleston, S.C.; Elizabeth Lynch, Camden, S.C.; Jackie Rolando, Greenville, S.C.; Laura Schmidt, New York, N.Y.; Katherine Walendzik, Camden, S.C.
The bridesmaids wore floor-length mauve dresses of georgette with spaghetti straps. They carried bouquets of hydrangeas, roses, and astilbe in hues of creams and dusty rose accented with eucalyptus and dusty miller with ties of long ivory streamers.
The best man was Trey Parrott. The groomsmen were: Brian Charboneau, Florence, S.C.; John Ellis, Charleston S.C.; Chris Glass, Raleigh, N.C.; Drew Kiser, Louisville, Ky.; Clayton Melson, Newberry, S.C.; Austin Moody, Jacksonville, Fla.; Connor Morrow, Camden S.C.; Dillon Morrow, Columbia, S.C.; Andrew Kispert, Charleston, S.C.; Addison Walker, Columbia, S.C. The groom and groomsmen wore black tuxedos, white shirts, monogrammed black suspenders, and white rose boutonnieres on their lapels.
The bride wore a strapless ball gown dress with a sweetheart neckline and layered, ivory tulle over moscato hued organza accented with diamante beading, lace motifs, and a beaded, bisque, grosgrain sash. Her head was adorned with a long, ivory veil bordered in complementary detailing. The bride carried a bouquet of ivory hydrangeas, David Austin garden roses and peonies in shades of pink, dusty miller, eucalyptus, and ties of long ivory streamers.
The ceremony was performed under a sunlit sailcloth tent before a wooden cross that was draped with assorted pink flowers, eucalyptus, and a scattering of white rose petals at the base. Stephen and Jeff Neil, the Synergy Twins, of Greenville, S.C., performed violin ceremony music. Processional musical selections were: “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen for the grandmothers and mothers; “The Gael” by Dougie MacLean for the groom and groomsmen; “A River Flows in You” by Yiruma for the bridesmaids; and the bride entered to “Pachebel’s Canon in D Major” on the arm of her father, who then gave her in marriage. “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by Johann Sebastian Bach was selected for the recessional music.
The reception was held on the premises with enticing food served under the Green Tree Pavilion by Indigo Jones Catering of Camden, S.C. The Emerald Band performed under a sailcloth tent draped with café lighting and decorated in greenery and flowers of pink and champagne hues for a night of delightful entertainment. The couple’s first dance was “Southern Style” by Darius Rucker. The father and bride danced to “My Girl” by the Temptations, followed by the mother and groom’s dance to “How Sweet It Is” by James Taylor. Dillon and Connor Morrow played guitars and sang “Lean on Me” as a tribute to their sister and new brother-in-law.
After a honeymoon in Saint Lucia, the couple will reside in Gainesville, Florida.