Kristi Ann Harrison of Florence and Zachary Ryan Nickerson of Camden were united in marriage June 4, 2011 in the English Garden of Kershaw Cornwallis House in Camden. Rev. Condy Richardson officiated the 4:30 p.m. double-ring ceremony. A reception was held at TenEleven Galleria immediately following the ceremony.
The bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Harrison of Camden, is the granddaughter of Mrs. Ruth Watts and the late Howard Watts of Kershaw and Mrs. Mildred Harrison and the late Buck Harrison of Camden. She is a 2006 graduate of Camden High School and 2010 graduate of Francis Marion University. She is employed at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.
The bridegroom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nickerson of Camden, is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wilber Haley, Sr. of Martinsville, Va. and Mr. Frank Nickerson, Sr. and the late Helen Nickerson of Etowah, N.C. He is a 2006 graduate of Camden High School and 2010 graduate of Francis Marion University. He is employed by South Carolina Employment Security Commission in Florence.
The ceremony was directed by Mrs. JoAnne Hancock (great aunt of the bride).
Music for both ceremony and reception was provided by Jerry Taylor of Camden. “Reminiscent Joy” by The O’Neill Brothers was played during the seating of the mothers, grandmothers, and entry of the bridal party. The bride entered to “Hymne” by Vangelis. The bride and groom exited to “A Moment like This” by Kelly Clarkson.
All flowers and decorations for the ceremony and reception were by Terri Hollingsworth (aunt of the bride) of Budding Creations in Kershaw. The back staircase of the house was draped with black tulle and accented with pink bows. Each row of chairs was marked by large pink bows to highlight the pathway of the bride.
The bride, escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, wore a strapless ball gown in Organza and Silk Taffeta. The sweetheart bodice features beautiful hand beaded lace appliqué and a hand draped wrap across bodice in Taffeta. A lace up back adds to better fitting, and the fully circular ruffled skirt features a draped overlay and chapel-length train. She wore a one tier shoulder length veil. She carried a hand tied bouquet of 33 Pink attaché roses.
The maid of honor was Nicole Crooks of Florence.
The bridesmaids were Tiffany Alford of Heath Spring; Hilary Thomas of Charleston; Kristen Wilson of Florence; and Kasie Thompson of Aynor.
All the brides’ attendants wore black, knee length satin princess-line dresses with side pockets. The one shouldered necklines had a bias cuff with a bow detail in lipstick pink. The maid of honor carried a nosegay of nine pink attaché roses. The bridesmaids carried a nosegay of five of the same roses.
The best man was Perry Vincent of Florence.
The groomsmen were Garrett Shaw of Florence; Jonathan Simmons of Columbia; Jeremy Morrow of Elgin; and Cameron McBride of Florence. All men in the wedding party wore corsages of the same roses as bridal party.
The bride’s mother wore a merlot, elegant tea length off the shoulder gown that draped beautifully to the side, and was accented with a softly draping flounce, highlighted with coordinating beads.
The groom’s mother chose a two piece loden green dupioni silk suit with a ruffled v neck, side drape, and crystal button closure and quarter length sleeves. The a-line skirt completed the attire.
Both mothers and grandmothers were adorned with a corsage made from cymbidium orchids, silver and white tulle and a white bow.
The bride and groom were chauffeured to the reception in a classic 1938 Orchid on black 4 door Ford convertible. It was driven by Mr. Robert Hancock.
The guests were greeted as they entered the reception by April Spear (cousin of the bride.) At the base of the stairs leading to the galleria a large portrait of the bride was on display. The galleria was trimmed in the same black and pink color scheme as the ceremony. Two large arrangements of pink gladiolus, stock, tulips, hydrangea, roses, bells of Ireland, foxtail fern and spingeri resting on two Roman columns on each side of the entrance welcomed guests as they arrived. Each of the 24 windows held a candlelit rose bowl, greenery and pink bows.
The tables were covered with black linen tablecloths and pink overlays. At each place setting was a crystal goblet with a black linen napkin folded inside. Each table held centerpieces made from pink and white alstroemeria, pink mini carnations and white daises. The centerpieces each held a card with a different street name. This was in honor of the couple’s hometown of Camden.
The first dance was “Soul mate” by Josh Turner. The father and daughter danced to “You can let go now daddy” by Chrystal Shawanda. The mother and groom danced to “Song for Mama” by Boyz to Men.
The event was catered by Kendall Katering of Columbia.
The couple spent their wedding night at the Bloomsbury Inn in Camden. They left Charleston for a 5 day cruise to the Bahamas on June 11th. Following the wedding trip, the couple will reside in Florence.
The night before the wedding the groom’s parents hosted the rehearsal dinner in the Leonard Price private dining room at the Old Armory Steakhouse in Camden.
A Thirty-One party was hosted by April Spear at the home of the bride in Florence on February 26th. A bridal shower was hosted by Terri Hollingsworth at the home of April Spear in Lugoff on May 7th. A Pure romance party was hosted by Nikki Crooks and Kristen Wilson at Red Bone Alley in Florence on May 14th. The bride’s co-workers surprised her with a shower at work on May 29th.