Five wedding couples will remember tying the knot this year with stories of joy and creative planning during a very unusual 2020 season. Each story is unique, but all forged ahead with enthusiasm, navigating restrictions, and embracing their bands of marriage with passion!
For Rayna and Cam Foster, the planning was a roller coaster ride after a November 2018 engagement, waiting almost two years for their October 2020 wedding. But thankfully, according to Rayna, they were able to have the wedding of their dreams despite “all the hiccups.” Jean and David Barton, both Columbia natives, organized their special ceremony with close friends and family at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Upon exiting the church, the couple was greeted by cheering, well-dressed friends outside, who, because of restrictions, were unable to attend the wedding. Tilden Mauck and Cam Hart had a traditional wedding on Halloween, then surprised the guests by arriving at the reception with the wedding party, all dressed for disco dancing in light-up sneakers with “Play that Funky Music” playing. Charlotte and Gus Herlong danced to the East Coast Party Band at The O’Donnell House in Sumter then departed in incredible style, sporting a 1953 MG that originally belonged to Gus’ grandfather. Mary Palmer Richards and David Tucker’s traditional wedding just a few weeks ago was picture perfect with glorious florals, music, family and friends. They departed the reception in her family golf cart!