Miss Jessica Lee Hutto of Camden and Mr. Jesse John Gates III of Lugoff were united in marriage May 22, 2010 at Sans Souci Farm in Sumter. Michael Turner officiated the 6:00 p.m. double ring ceremony.
The bride, daughter of Ms. Weslynn Moore Hutto of Elgin and Mr. James D. Hutto, Jr. of Camden, is the granddaughter of Ms. Mary Hutto and the late James Dewey Hutto, Sr. of Camden and Ms. Gloria Moore and the late Gordon Baker Moore, Sr. of Camden. She is a 2006 graduate of Camden High School and is currently attending South Carolina College of Pharmacy in pursuit of her PharmD. She is interning at Target Pharmacy and at Palmetto Health Richland Children’s Hospital.
The bridegroom, son of Mrs. Linda Strawderman Gates and Mr. Jesse John Gates, Jr. of Lugoff, is the grandson of Marilyn Strawderman of Lugoff and the late Wayne Strawderman and the late Jesse Gates and Thelma Gates. He is a 2003 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s of science in Physical Education. He is employed as a health and physical education teacher at the Continuous Learning Center of Camden and as an assistant football, and head JV wrestling and baseball coach for Camden High School.
Ike Pitts played the organ and a String Trio provided music for the ceremony. Musical selections included the “Ruth’s Song” and “The Lord’s Prayer”. Vocalists were Kelli Josey and Joshua Capps.
The outdoor ceremony and reception resembled a garden party. Décor included an eclectic mixture of garden and wild flowers in shades of white, green, and blue, peacock feather accents, tables adorned in seer sucker and burlap, cobalt glass bottles containing feathers and flowers, and beautiful monogrammed tapestry marking the entrance to the reception.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, James D. Hutto, Jr., wore an ivory Pronovias handmade lace fitted gown with a trumpet skirt and a long intricate train and thin lace embellished straps. The veil was a two layered waltz length blusher veil with scalloped edges and no embellishment. The bride’s shoes were kelly green open toed espadrille wedges. She carried a fresh bouquet of beautiful white gardenias, blue delphinium, green hydrangea, and white roses, bound by ribbon and her great grandmother’s and her grandfather’s handkerchiefs.
The maid of honor was her younger sister, Kristen Moore Hutto of Camden. She wore a navy blue chiffon knee length dress with sweetheart neckline and bodice rouching. Her shoes were champagne gold, open-toed espadrille wedge sandals. She carried a bouquet of delphinium, green hydrangea, and small white roses.
The bridesmaids were Kelsey Susan Hutto of Camden; Niki Lynn Gates of Lugoff; Olivia Rose Herman of Camden; Kalyn Brittney Davenport of Camden; Amanda Kicklighter Snipes of Camden; Sarah Elyse Twitty of Camden; and Taylor Michelle Vernon of Greenville. Their gowns and flowers matched the honor attendant’s.
The best man was Jesse John Gates, Jr., father of the groom.
The groomsmen were Jay Hart of Cassatt; Austin McCaskill of Lugoff; James Bond of Lugoff; Chris Payne of Lugoff; Brent Berry of Lugoff; Brandon Mobley of Lugoff; Grayson Blake of Camden; and Zack Rabon of Lugoff.
The groomsmen wore blue and white seersucker suits with white suits and navy ties with white palmetto trees embroidered on them. The father of the bride wore a tan and white seersucker suit with the same tie as the groomsmen. Boutonnieres were peacock feathers with green hydrangea.
The flower girl was Lianna Lauricella of Lugoff. She wore an ivory dress with navy sash.
The ring bearer was Noah Caulder of Lugoff. He wore a seersucker suit and navy tie to match the groomsmen.
The bride’s mother wore a sage green dress and coat with rhinestone embellishment on the bodice.
Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held in an elevated outdoor pavilion overlooking rolling hills. The local band KT and Friends played for entertainment. The couple’s first dance was to a live rendition of “First Dance” by Corey Smith. The bride and her father danced to a KT and Friends’ take on Ray Charles’ “Georgia”, and the groom and his mother danced to “My Girl” also performed by the band. The menu included fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, and a variety of other finger foods.
The couple took a week long honeymoon trip to Secrets Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and now resides in Camden.