Ms. Susan Burgess Brewer of Camden, SC and Mrs. and Mrs. Kim Stewart Lynch of Columbus, NC are pleased to announce the marriage of their children Hannah Martha Brewer and James Francis Lynch on December 9, 2011.
Hannah is the granddaughter of Betty B. Burgess of Camden, SC and the late James L. Burgess and the late Martha Fant Brewer and William Austin Brewer of Winston-Salem, NC. Jimmy is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Neff, Jr. and the late Mildred DeRose Lynch and James Peter Lynch. Hannah is the daughter of Frederick L. Brewer.
A formal double ring wedding celebration was held at 5 PM on April 14, 2012, at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden, SC. The ceremony was officiated by the Reverend Dr. William Frye Summers, Jr.
The organist for the celebration was John “Bo” Dickinson. Selections played were “Litany” by Schubert for the seating of the mothers, “Canon in D” for the wedding party processional, “Hallelujah! Hallelujah!” by Sullivan for the bridal processional in which the bride was escorted by her mother.
The altar table in front of the raised pew was decorated with two arrangements of a mix of blue delphinium, white carnations, and yellow glads.
The bride wore an ivory and silver gown of satin and tulle designed by Allure Couture from Evelyn’s Bridal in Lugoff, SC that featured a corseted embroidered bodice with Swarovski crystals at the waistline and a sweetheart neckline. The ball gown skirt was constructed with swirls of organza that created a lovely rose pattern. Her veil was fingertip-style edged with Swarovski crystals. She wore yellow heels and carried a bouquet of yellow daffodils and tulips, blue delphinium, white freesia, with a touch of green berries and pittosporum. The handle was wrapped with peacock blue ribbon.
The Maid of Honor was the sister of the bride Rachel Anne Brewer of Billings, Montana. The other bridal attendants were Katie Lynch of Charlotte, NC, sister of the groom; Erin Higgenbotham of Morgantown, West Virginia; Hannah Crumbo and Crystal Maclean of Charleston, SC; and Laken Shirey of Lexington, SC.
The bridesmaids wore a tucked, strapless empire-styled floor-length dress in peacock blue and carried a spring mix of yellow tulips, babies’ breath, white freesia, and tree fern with a yellow-ribbon wrapped handle. They also wore pearl earrings, gifts from the bride.
The groom’s Best Man was Austin Metcalf of Cayce, SC. The groomsmen were Justin Metcalf also of Cayce, SC; Jacob Pate of Columbus, NC; Jake Sowers of Hendersonville, NC; and Ben High of Charlotte, NC.
The groom wore a grey tuxedo with a grey silk tie and grey vest and a boutonniere of a yellow daffodil, blue delphinium, and greenery. The groomsmen wore black tuxedos with yellow brocaded vests, a yellow silk tie, and a yellow daffodil as a boutonniere.
A reception was held at 1011 Galleria was catered by the Catery on Broad and Trader’s. Decorations of silver chair covers and black tablecloths were from Victorian Expressions. Laura Horton, Abby Spitzer, and Christy and Thomas Napper decorated the tables with a lovely variety of candles and floating flowers. All wedding flowers were supplied by Spitzer’s Florist and designed by Debbie Ayers.
Music during the evening was provided by DJ Tall Paul of Paul Matthews Entertainment who played a variety of old and new songs for dancing. The photographer of the event was Lou DiChello from Blythewood of Custom Creative Photos.
Before the wedding, Hannah was honored with two wedding showers. Connie Sessions, Diane Paynter, and Phyllis Mitchell in Lugoff, SC gave a miscellaneous shower on March 3. Phyllis Higgenbotham, Laura Horton, Maj Partin, Jean Redfearn, and Janet Williams gave Hannah a gift-card shower on March 17.
The bridesmaid’s luncheon was given by the aunt of the bride, Glynn Waller of Chehalis, Washington at the Armory in Camden on April 13.
The rehearsal dinner was at Proctor Hall on the evening of April 13, given by the parents of the groom Mr. and Mrs. Kim Lynch of Columbus, NC. Villa Tronco catered the event.
Hannah and Jimmy spent a few nights in Asheville, NC visiting Biltmore and then drove across country to their new home in Bremerton, Washington.
Hannah is an Honor graduate of the Honors College at the College of Charleston in May 2011, and Jimmy serves our nation in the US Navy at Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton, WA.