Ryleigh Vertes and Kade Wedding
The bride donned an ivory WToo by Watters gown featuring a cathedral train, sweetheart neckline, crystals and lace appliques. She accessorized with a waist-length veil adorned with crystals and pearls cascading down from a matching bead tiara.
The bridal party wore strapless dresses of aubergine luminescent chiffon with draped bodices and charmeuse sashes tied into half bows at the midriff. They carried bouquets of green hydrangeas, purple orchid blooms, and cream vandella roses. Flower girls donned white Battenburg lace dresses and carried miniature replicas of bridesmaid’s bouquets.
Groomsmen were Seth Daniels from Edgefield, brother to the bride; Jasper Moore of Trenton and friend to the groom; and Keith Robinson from North Augusta also a close friend. These gentlemen served as best men and ushers at the reception; they handed out programs while dressed in black.
Ceremony & Reception: The ceremony was held at the Arts Center at the Federal Building in Edgefield, and the reception followed at Ninety Six Church of God Family Life Center. Following their honeymoon to Punta Cana, NC, the couple will reside in Clemmons NC.
Flowers: The floral display featured gardenias, hydrangeas, peonies and succulents in an array of shades from green to pink to yellow and white. The centerpieces featured gold and silver mercury votives, glass vases filled with succulents, pebble stones, candles and silver candleholders.
Bridal Veil: The bride donned an ivory cathedral-length silk tulle veil adorned with her fingertip blusher and great-grandmother’s diamond bracelet. Her tiara was embellished with beaded lace and pearls, including her great-grandmother’s wedding band as her “something old”.
Bridesmaids: The bridesmaids donned dresses of white tulle with sashes that draped and layered charmeuse sashes around the midriff. They styled their hair into a side bun as they carried bouquets of ivory lisianthus, purple and fuschia orchid blooms, green hydrangeas and cream vandella roses adorned with earrings and rings for added beauty.
Flower Girls: The flower girls donned white Battenburg lace and were adorned with a crown of pearls bearing their names. As the bridesmaids and flower girls were escorted by their parents to the ceremony location, each received an adornment unique to that age group.
Groomsmen: The groomsmen wore dark gray tuxedos with black ties. Their boutonnieres had been handmade by them. Additionally, they donned brown leather belts with buckles to match, also made by the groomsmen.
Ring Bearer: Ty Caffall of Harvest AL served as the ring bearer at his parents’ wedding ceremony, followed by his grandmother Maryssa Massey of Greenwood SC. His parents led him to the altar with their young daughter, Kailey.
The groomsmen donned dark gray shirts with black tie and vests. They donned black pants, brown shoes with black socks, and dark gray ties.
First Dance: The bride and groom had an emotional first dance. They were joined by their families and friends for this memorable moment, with many asking them to perform it again.