Tuesday, April 16, 2013
†††† Lauren Rose Ross and Brian Michael Collie were married on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Fort Hill Presbyterian Church in Clemson, South Carolina. The 6:00 ceremony was officiated by The Reverend Laura Smith Conrad. A reception followed the ceremony at The Madren Center on the campus of Clemson University.
†††† The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Ellis Ross III of Clemson, SC. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. and John Ellis Ross, Jr. of Clemson, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Richardson Martin of Anderson, SC. The bride received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Clemson University. She is employed as a sales account executive at Blackbaud in Charleston, South Carolina.
†††† The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Raymond Collie of Summerville, South Carolina. He is the grandson of Mrs. Martha Beatrice Flynn of Summerville, SC and the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Latimer Collie of Hanahan, SC. The groom received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering' and a Master of Business Administration from Clemson University. He also received a Juris Doctor from the Charleston School of Law and a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Alabama.
He is employed as an associate at The Buxton Legal Group in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
†††† The bride was given in marriage by her father. Her sister, Mary Frances Knapp, served as matron of honor. Molly Dorlyn Blatt served as the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Taylor Harper Doppelheuer, Carlie Jo Lynch, Virginia Ann O'Cain, Nancy Nash Reynolds, Keri Michelle Richardson, Sarah Scott Robinson, Catherine Brown Shain, and Mary Ruth Ratterree Tribble.
†††† Serving the bride as honored attendants were Nancy Martin Everhart, Lauren Kandice Flynn, Elizabeth Lindsay Gates, Anna Cobb Lybrand, Anna Elizabeth Martin, Lisa Richardson Talley, and Sarah Cobb Whittaker. The scripture readers were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wesley Hardy.
†††† The groom's father served as best man. Serving as groomsmen were Benjamin Bayard Gaines, Jeffrey Charles Gee, Austin Ferris Knapp, Travis Glen McLeod, Bradley Wayne Nelson, Kevin Lee Pratt, Freeman Mills Simpson, Joshua Anthony Tallon,† and Nathan Tyler Wagner.
†††† Ushers were James Taylor Hughey Buxton, Thomas Eugene Ewers, junior, John Tyler Knapp, and Brian Marshall O'Dell.
†††† Wedding music was provided by Judy B. Bonham, organist, and Michael A. White, bagpiper.
†††† Following their honeymoon, the couple will reside in Mount Pleasant.
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