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Wedding Info

June 13, 2015
First Presbyterian Church
Greenwood, SC

Greenwood, SC

Hometown

Lexington, SC

Residence

West Columbia, SC

Hometown

Lexington, SC

Residence

Teacher

Occupation

Molly Ann's Parents

Henry and Ann Wills

Brian's Parents

The late Gene W. Haltiwanger and Margaret H. and Gene Ray Elders

Molly Ann's Attendants

Mrs. Ree Smith of Lexington, SC, cousin of the bride

M. of honor

Mrs. Kristen Morand of Columbia, SC, cousin of the bride, and Miss Kennedy Greene of Cayce, SC, niece of the groom

Bridesmaids

Brian's Attendants

Jeffrey Gwaltney of West Columbia, SC, friend of the groom

Best man

Vernie Haltiwanger of Lexington, SC, brother of the groom and John Greene of Cayce, SC, brother-in-law of the groom

Groomsmen

Molly Ann Wills and Brian Haltiwanger

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Short and sweet, tell us about your big day!

Although some negative events diminished the joy of the day, I am happy that Brian chose me to be his bride.

Wedding-Day Weather

The weather was sunny and hot.

Number of Guests

About 150

Inspirations

The colors were royal purple and light pink. The table centerpieces were lighted vases with floating candles and jeweled bands. Other tables had tall vases with floral arrangements. The entrances to the reception area were decorated with floral and beaded arches. A lighted curtain was behind the sweetheart table. The Arts Center courtyard and the front of the church were decorated with pink tulle and bows.

Flowers

The church alter was decorated with a large floral arrangement in purple, pink, lavender and white, including roses and baby's breath. The candelabras were decorated with flowers and white tulle. The bride carried a long, cascading bouquet. The bridesmaids carried lanterns decorated with tulle, greenery and pink flowers.

Favorite Detail

I had a second dress to change into before the reception. Instead, I wore the ceremony dress, with a cathedral length train, during the entire reception. I wore it all the way to the hotel. Brian and I posed for pictures in front of the dolphin topiary.

First Dance

The first dance was I Want to Make It With You, by Bread. The final dance was Could I Have This Dance, by Anne Murray.

Menu

There was a heavy hors d'oeuvre menu, including shrimp and grits, chicken salad croissants, sliced roast beef, sliced ham, pasta salad, broccoli salad, spinach dip, southwest cheese dip, assorted fruits and vegetables, tea, pink lemonade and infused water.

Cake

The cake was two-tiered and elevated over a lighted water fountain, with 2 side cakes and stairways leading to the center cake. The flavors were orange and lemon, with traditional butter cream frosting.

Favors

The favors were handmade, light pink, heart-shaped goat milk soaps from Emerald Farm, located in Greenwood.

Vendor Shout-Out

Special thanks to Praise Unlimited Weddings, Talk of the Town, Trinity Street Photography, White's Florist, Sweet Expressions, Invitation Station, Purple Door, The First Presbyterian Church of Greenwood and The Arts Center at the Federal Building. You all did a wonderful job! My parents, Janice Elliott, Nita Hozey, Penny Richie, Cathy Scott, Mary Ann Summey, Amanda Fisher and (of course) Brian did all they could to make the day as special as possible.

If You Knew Then What You Know Now...

Start early! We reserved our church, reception venue, wedding planner and caterer in spring, 2014, more than a year in advance.

Honeymoon

The couple spent several days in Charleston, SC, with a room at the Church Street Inn, next to the market.

Permanent Residence

The couple lives in Lexington, SC.