Miss Olivia Rose Herman of Camden and Mr. Robert Shaun Cobb of Camden were united in marriage July 16, 2011 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Reverend Jimmy Atkerson officiated at the 6 p.m. double ring ceremony.
The bride, daughter of Lt Col. Debbie W. and Mr. Kenneth E. Herman of Camden, is the granddaughter of Mrs. Betty B. Whitman and the late Mr. Henry Abraham (Abe) Whitman of Advance, North Carolina and the late Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Herman of Claremont, North Carolina. She is a distinguished honor graduate from Camden High School in 2006 and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina at Columbia in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She is employed as a Registered Nurse in the Labor and Delivery Unit at KershawHealth in Camden.
The bridegroom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Cobb of Camden, is the grandson of Mrs. Naomi Farrow, Mr. Bobby Cobb, and the late Mr. Ralph Hatfield, all of Camden. He is a 1999 graduate of Camden High School and employed by TecServ as the South Carolina Field Technician.
Mr. John (Bo) Dickinson was the organist for the ceremony. Vocalist was Mrs. Ari Dickinson, who performed a solo “Ave Maria” by Franz Schubert and a solo “The Lord’s Prayer” by Malotte. Musical Selections included “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by J.S. Bach for the seating of the Mothers and Grandmothers; “Canon in D” by J. Pachelbel for the Processional; “Bridal Chorus” by Wagner for the Bridal Processional; and “Allegro Maestoso” by G.F. Handel for the recessional.
The historic Bethesda Presbyterian Church was decorated with altar vases using a mixture of fresh cut flowers of purple, green, and white. The windowsills were decorated with purple alliums and belles of Ireland in square glass vases. White tulle bows were place along the entryway and the pew markers included sweet pea flowers and greenery.
The bride, given in marriage by her father and mother, wore a romantic soft ivory gown created from soft organza over satin made by Allure Bridals. The sweetheart strapless neckline features a ruched band and floral pin accent on the empire waistline. The organza skirt is trimmed with delicate lace appliqués at the hem and on the train. The bride’s veil was tulle and was cathedral length. The bride wore a diamond and pearl necklace and earrings borrowed from her mother. She carried a bouquet a mixture of fresh cut flowers including roses, hydrangeas, and lisianthus of a variety of purple, green and cream.
The matron of honor was Mrs. Emily H. Huggins of Camden. Her plum colored Wtoo knee length dress was made from indigo crinkle chiffon with a strapless shirred bodice accented with a flower detail. She carried a bouquet of super green roses, lavender lisianthus, and cream stock.
The bridesmaids were Mrs. Jessica Gates of Camden; Mrs. Taylor Capps of Greenville; Miss Mariah Brittain of Potomac, Maryland; and Miss Heather Cobb of Camden. Their gowns and flowers matched the honor attendant’s.
The best man was Mr. Robert E. Cobb of Camden, father of the groom.
The groomsmen were Mr. Brian Knapko of Camden; Mr. Brian Dixon of Lugoff; Mr. Kyle Cunningham of Florence; and Mr. Brad Dixon of Lugoff.
The usher was Mr. Bobby Huggins of Cassatt.
The ring bearers were Mr. Julian Cunningham of Florence, and Mr. Maddux Dixon of Lugoff.
The ceremony greeter was Mrs. Brittany Knapko of Camden.
The bride’s mother wore silver iridescent and purple toned Jade Couture A-line floor length sleeveless gown that was created from luxe taffeta featuring a v-shaped neckline. The ruched waistline was accented with a crystal broach and a ¾ length sleeve jacket with crystal buttons. Her jewelry was a purple and diamond sapphire necklace, matching earrings, ring, and bracelet. She carried a floral tussie mussie.
The bride’s grandmother wore an Adrianna Papell brown with purple hues evening floor length dress with shutter pleats and scoop neckline. Her brown diamond jewelry was given by her daughter, the mother of the bride. She carried a floral tussie mussie.
The groom’s mother wore a Chetta B Evening taupe colored empire waistline knee length evening dress with cap sleeves featuring a scoop neckline with a sequined bodice. She carried a floral tussie mussie.
The groom’s grandmother wore a green sage colored evening gown. She carried a floral tussie mussie.
A reception followed at TenEleven Galleria in Camden. The galleria entrance was decorated with an “O” and a “S” representing the bride and groom’s first initials covered with green flowers and moss and centered on two white columns. The galleria was decorated with purple, green, and cream flowers including lilies, hydrangeas, and greenery arrangements. The tables were decorated with cream antique hydrangeas and flowing greenery in plum glass vases with floating lights. The ceilings were decorated with white Japanese lanterns and strings lights. The windows were decorated with hurricane vases with pillar candles and purple alliums and belles of Ireland flowers in clear tall square vases. The cocktail tables were decorated with small vases with green split peas and a candle. The entryway was decorated with white tulle and a greenery and flower display wrapped around a central column. A guest book table with pictures of the bride and groom’s dogs was positioned on the right side of the entryway. On the left side of the entryway was a memorial table with pictures in loving memory of: Mr. Henry Abraham (Abe) Whitman (maternal grandfather of the bride), Mr. Kenneth Joe and Mrs. Katherine Elizabeth Herman (paternal grandparents of the bride), and Mr. Ralph Hatfield (maternal grandfather of the groom). There was also a favor table telling the guests of a donation to the Walter Crowe Animal Shelter in their honor and a candy bar with candies of purple and green colors.
After a wedding trip to Couples Resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, the couple will reside in Camden.
The parents and sister/brother-in-law of the bride held an engagement party at the home of the bride in September 2010 in Camden.
A bridal shower was hosted by Mrs. Elaine Dixon, Mrs. Tiffany Dixon, Mrs. Lisa Dixon, Emmanuel Baptist Church family, and the mother of the groom on May 1, 2011, at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Camden. A bridal shower was hosted by Ms. Betty Whitman (maternal grandmother of the bride), Mrs. Robin W. Brittain (maternal aunt of the bride), Miss Mariah Brittain (cousin of the bride), Mrs. Emily Huggins (sister of the bride), and the mother of the bride on June 5, 2011 at the home of the grandmother in Advance, N.C. Mrs. Sandra Herman and Mrs. Debbie Herman hosted a bridal shower on June 12, 2011 at Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church in Claremont, N.C.
A bridal shower was hosted by Mrs. Jessica Gates and Mrs. Taylor Capps on June 25, 2011 at the home on Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Hutto at Lake Wateree in Camden. A couple’s shower was hosted by Brian and Brittany Knapko and Jay and Jessica Gates on July 9, 2011 at the Knapko home in Camden.
Mr. Brian Knapko hosted a bachelor party on June 10-12, 2011 at Uwharrie National Forest in North Carolina. The bachelorette party was hosted by Mrs. Emily Huggins (sister of the bride) and Mrs. Jessica Gates on June 16-19, 2011 in Wilmington, N.C.
The bridesmaid brunch was hosted by the mother and the sister of the bride on July 16, 2011 at the Carolina Cafe in Camden.