Lindsey Elizabeth Kelly and Nathan Ray Mitcham were united in marriage on November 10, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Camden, South Carolina. The Reverend Bruce Hancock officiated the six-o’clock double ring ceremony.
The bride, who was escorted by her father and presented in marriage by her parents, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Singleton Kelly, Jr. She is the granddaughter of Phyllis Kelly and DeWitt Huckabee, of Camden and the late Steve and Lillian Kelly and Mary Helen Huckabee. She is a 2011 graduate of Converse College where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. She is employed as a Senior Solution Advisor with Agape Hospice in Camden.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Mitcham and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Byrant of Sumter, South Carolina. His paternal grandmother is Mrs. Mary Mitcham of Prescott, Arizona and the late Mr. Richard Mitcham. He is a 2009 graduate of Spartanburg Community College with an Associate degree in Horticulture. He is employed as General Manager with U.S. Lawns of Columbia. South Carolina.
A program of wedding music was presented by Mrs. Janice Rivers. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desire by Bach was used for the processional. Bagpiper, Reverend Ed Wilkes accompanied the organ with the bride entering to, In Christ Alone from Getty/Townend. Prelude in Classic Style by Young provided the recessional. Reverend and Mrs. Bill Howard sang "The Prayer" by Sager/Foster and "I will be there," by Chapman, while Rachel Wilkes sang "The Lord’s prayer" by Malotte.
The bride wore a formal gown of polished satin which featured a chapel length train and a modified A-lined silhouette. The dress was adorned with hand beading and had embroidery embellishments at the gently scooped neckline. The chapel length veil had ornate appliques and her blusher veil was accented with pearls.
She carried a bouquet of white Mondail roses, white Calla Lilies, white Stephanotis and Hydrangea. The cascading bouquet was accented with green coffee berries and wrapped with ivory ribbon.
Miss Brittney Elizabeth Williams, of Hanahan, S.C. served as Matron of Honor. Bridemaids were Miss Brittany Elise Alders of Atlanta Georgia; Mrs. Nikki Dennis Brantley of Chesterfield, S.C.; Miss Sarah Litaker DeBruhl of Blythewood, S.C.; Miss Katharine Bryant Dudley of Tallahassee, Florida: Miss Ashley Lynn Kuzbary of Camden, S.C.; Mrs. Lauren Elizabeth McCaskill of Columbia, S.C.; and Miss Rachel Elizabeth Wilkes of Concord, North Carolina.
The Caspian color bridesmaid’s dresses were strapless and full length with a draped asymmetrical bodice. The matching belt accentuated the natural waist and full pleated skirt.
Mr. Mark Curtis Mitcham, brother of the groom, attended as Best Man. Groomsmen were Stephen Singleton Kelly, III and Travis DeWitt Kelly, brothers of the bride, Clinton Charles Giddings, John Robert Kendrick, Kyle Patrick KeeFe all of Sumter; Erik Christian Stegall of Dalzell, and William Heathley Wilson, IV of Mayesville.
The mother of the bride chose a strapless taffeta dress with a matching jacket in fuchsia. The asymmetrical folds of the bodice gathered to the drop waist with a side applique. The gown flowed into an A-line skirt.
The groom’s mother selected a long dress with a matching shawl in royal blue chiffon. The one shoulder gown was accented with beads on the one shoulder and had a fitted waistline that fell into an A-line shirt.
Guest book attendant was Sarah Horton Stephans. Program attendants were Allie Marie Linndler and Caitlyn McKenzie Truett. Greeters were Mr. and Mrs. Michael Horton and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Melton.
The reception followed at Springdale Hall Club in Camden with music provided by The Reflections.
A rehearsal dinner was given by the groom’s parents at the Camden Country Club on Friday, November 9th.
After a honeymoon in Jamaica, the couple will reside in Camden, South Carolina.