Miss Sarah Elizabeth Creed and Mr. Adam Lawrence Bradley were united in marriage at half past six in the evening on May 3, 2014, at Grace Episcopal Church in Camden, South Carolina. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by The Reverend James Barnhill. Following the ceremony a reception hosted by the bride’s mother was held at Springdale Hall Club.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. James Leroy Creed Jr. and the late Mr. Creed of Camden. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Rondal Caulder Sr. of Camden and Mrs. James Leroy Creed Sr. and the late Mr. Creed of Camden. Sarah Beth is a 2007 Camden High School graduate. She graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She will graduate in 2014 as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from the University of South Carolina with a Master’s degree in the Science of Nursing. She is employed as a registered nurse in the emergency department at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence and as a medical-surgical nurse at Kershaw Health in Camden.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Lawrence Bradley of Camden. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lawrence Bradley Jr. of Camden and the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Taylor of Lancaster. He is a 2002 graduate of Camden High School and is employed by D.J. Creed Incorporated in Camden as a timber buyer.
Mrs. Barbara Taylor provided organ music for the ceremony. Musical selections included Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by J.S. Bach for the seating of the mothers and grandmothers, Rondeau by Mouret for the bridesmaids processional, Trumpet Tune by Clarke for the bride processional, and Allegro by Handel for the recessional.
During The Holy Communion, soloist, Mrs. Velma Jackson, sang Surely the Presence of the Lord is in this Place by Wolfe, which was also sung at the bride’s Christening and was followed with a duet Together by Strader being sung by Mr. Jeff Graves and Mrs. Megan Rodgers. This selection was also sung at the wedding of the bride’s parents.
Given in marriage by her family and escorted by her brother and grandfather, the bride was beautiful in an ivory Vera Wang ballgown. Hand rolled detailing around the skirt was used to create its delicately tucked layered look of airy tissue organza featuring a subtle horsehair trim, which was embellished with a floral corsage accent that was tied at the natural waistline. Intricate French Alencon lace created a sweetheart illusion neckline, which was complemented by a custom handmade grand cathedral veil, trimmed in scalloped French Alencon lace. The back of the gown featured covered buttons. The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of white peonies and garden roses.
Maid of Honor was Miss Sarah Elizabeth Hawkins, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Miss Kelli Brooks Bradham, Miss Sarah Lucille Christenberry, Miss Savannah Eve Long, Miss Elizabeth Ann Sharpe, Mrs. Shannon Yates Shirley, and Miss Sarah Morgan Wilson, all friends of the bride. The Maid and Honor and bridesmaids were lovely in floor length Alfred Sung gowns in a seafoam peau de soie, which featured a full skirt and were embellished with a bow at the neck. Each carried a hand-tied bouquet of pink garden roses and peonies.
Best Man was Mr. Cory Thomas Cockrell, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Mr. Christopher Steven Beasley, Mr. Dewey James Creed II, brother of the bride, Mr. Harry Lee McCaskill III, Mr. Russell Kirk Shirley, Mr. Robert Matthew Shirley, and Mr. Larry Keith Trimnal Jr., all friends of the groom. Ushers were Mr. Thomas Andrew West and Mr. Thomas Henry Woolard, both friends of the bride and groom.
An Around the Clock shower was given by Sarah Hawkins, Sarah Wilson, and Shannon Shirley at the home of Sarah Hawkins. Kim Bradley and Tammy Bradley hosted a Miscellaneous Shower at the home of Kim Bradley. A Lawn and Garden and Outdoor Entertainment Shower was given by Lisa Moore, Kim and Ed Gill, Becky and Jimmy LaFrage, Jane and Joe Seegers, Gail and Mendel West, and Lisa and David Woolard at the home of Kim and Ed Gill. A Miscellaneous shower was given by Cathi Ray and was held at Kershaw Health. Daley Jackson, Lucy Christenberry, Megan Rodgers, Amy Christenberry, Carolyn Watkins, Lynn Howle, and Velma Jackson entertained with a Miscellaneous Shower at the home of Amy Christenberry. Sarah Hawkins gave a Lingerie Shower during the Bachelorette Party at Litchfield. Catherine Branham and Claudia Marshall hosted a brunch as well as provided hors d’oeuvres and libations during the bachelorette weekend at Litchfield Beach. Amy Christenberry, Rengy Marshall, Gail West, Kim Gill, Karen Burdett, Martha Boykin, Helen Ward, and Margaret Myers hosted a party on the eve of the wedding at the home of Amy Christenberry. Karen Burdett and Rengy Marshall gave the Bridal Brunch at the home of Rengy Marshall.
After a wedding trip to La Fortuna, San Carlos and Islita Beach, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, the couple will reside in Camden, South Carolina.