Miss Kasey Marie Comer of Jonesville, South Carolina, and Mr. Michael Philip Martin of Lugoff, South Carolina, were united in marriage September 17, 2011 at the Mitchell House & Gardens in Lexington, South Carolina. Gary Pozsik officiated the 7:00 p.m. garden ceremony.
The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Comer of Jonesville, and is the granddaughter of Billy and Alleen Gossett of Jonesville, Susan Comer and the late Ray Comer, of Union. She is a graduate of Union High School. She is employed as a Sales Consultant for Thirty-One.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Martin of Lugoff, and the grandson of John Pearce and the late Rose Pearce of Columbia, Ann Martin and the late Calvin and Katherine Martin, all of Camden. The groom is a graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School, Spartanburg Methodist College and the University of South Carolina. Mr. Martin is employed as a Freight Operations Supervisor with Conway Freight in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
The couple chose the following musical selections for their ceremony: Air from Water was played during the seating of the parents and grandparents, Trumpet Voluntary was played during the wedding processional and the Wedding March was played during the bridal processional.
The couple exchanged vows under a white gazebo adorned with white flowers, white ribbons, and white lights in the courtyard of the Mitchell House Gardens. The aisle way was decorated with a white aisle runner.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a white strapless organza A-line gown that featured angled draped pick-ups by Galina Signature. It had a sweetheart neckline that highlighted her shoulders with 3D floral embellishments at the waist and a sweep train. She wore a white elbow length single tier veil featuring scalloped edges.The veil was adorned with crystal beading. The bride’s hair was accented with white dendrobium orchids. She carried a bridal bouquet of purple dendrobium orchids, roses and calla lilies with a wisp of silver angel hair. She wore a pearl necklace, earrings, and bracelet.
The maid of honor was Miss Elyssa Connolly of Duncan. The matron of honor was Mrs. Catherine Henderson of Inman. The bridesmaids were Mrs. Lindsay Millonzi, of Charleston, sister of the groom, Miss Taylor Hornsby of Lexington, cousin of the groom, Mrs. Lauren Harris of Richmond, Virginia, and Mrs. Casey Birchfield of Jonesville.The maid of honor and the matron of honor wore purple cotton sateen strapless dresses with ruching and pockets. The bridesmaids wore a purple short cotton dress with a Y neck and pleated skirt. They carried a single pink calla lily with purple and pink ribbons laced up the stem.
The best man was Michael Martin, of Lugoff, father of the groom. The groomsmen were Mr. Mark Millonzi of Charleston, brother-in-law of the groom, Mr. Shane Kirkley of Lugoff, Mr. Dustin Hopp of Spartanburg, Mr. Josh Hopp of Wellford, Mr. Brandon Goens of Spartanburg, and Mr. Brandon Williams of Union, cousin of the bride. The groom and his groomsmen wore black tuxedos with black vest, white shirts and black ties. The boutonnieres were made of pink miniature calla lilies.
The flower girls were Miss Karsen Grace Martin of Virginia Beach, Virginia, daughter of the bride and groom, and Miss Jaidyn Knight, of Jonesville, cousin of the bride. They wore white Cinderella basket weave dresses with pearl accents.
The flower girls carried pink and purple pin wheels.
The ring bearer was Master Grayson Birchfield of Jonesville. He wore a black tuxedo, white vest, white shirt and white tie matching the father of the bride.
Miss Caroline Lemmon of Charleston, and Master Jack Hornsby of Lexington, cousins of the bride and groom, respectively, distributed programs to the guests before the ceremony. Mrs. Tammy Williams, cousin of the bride, greeted the guests entering the reception and was the attendant for the guest register.
The mother of the bride wore a knee length shimmering gray, cap sleeve lace dress by Marina. The dress had a surplice neckline with scalloped edging and a v-neckline in the back. It also featured tonal bead accents through out and tiered scalloped lace bands on the skirt. The mother of the groom wore a floor length champagne pearlescent satin gown by Alex Evenings. The gown featured shimmering criss-crossed shutter pleats and crystal beading along the neckline. The matching jacket featured crystal beadwork on the lapels and sleeve cuffs.
The reception was held at the Mitchell House. The catering was provided by the Mitchell House as well. Flowers for the ceremony and the reception were provided by Floral Elegance by Jourdain, Inc. of Columbia. Music during the reception was provided by Disc Jockey Charlie Brown. Karen Petit served as the Wedding Director.
After a honeymoon trip to Sandals Whitehouse in Montego Bay Jamaica, the couple will reside in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Mrs. Michelle Knight, aunt of the bride, Mrs. Hazel Adams, Mrs. Kandy Brown, Mrs. Christal Gossett, and Mrs. Rosa Mae Jackson, great aunts of the bride, Ms. Ann Gossett, cousin of the bride, and Mrs. Alleen Gossett, grandmother of the bride, hosted a miscellaneous shower in Jonesville. Mrs. Donna Hornsby and Ms. Jennifer Hammond, aunts of the groom, hosted the bridesmaid’s luncheon the morning of the wedding at the Cotton Grill in Lexington. The rehearsal dinner was hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Michael Martin, parents of the groom, in the Charleston Room at the Cotton Grill in Lexington.