Miss Minnie Blackwood is Bride of Richard Bryant

A wedding of simple beauty was the candlelight service in which Miss Minnie Laura Blackwood became the bride of Richard Franklin Bryant. The ceremony took place on Sunday, August 3, in the Broadway Baptist church. The pastor, the Rev. J. H. Barrett, officicated, using the double ring ceremony.

The church was decorated with palms, ivy, white gladioli and asters and lighted tapers in white candelabra. The family pews were marked with white satin bows and ferns.

Mrs. Betty Dunham, organist, and Miss Helen Eargle and Miss Ginnie Brogdon, vocalists, all of Columbia, rendered the nuptial music.

Serving as ushers were Roland E. Blackwood, brother of the bride, and Raymond Cook, uncle of the bride, both of Columbia.

Miss Minnie Faye Cook, aunt of the bride, was maid of honor. Her dress was a blue crepe, fashioned with a square neck, fitted bodice, three-quarter length sleeves and full skirt. She carried a nosegay of white carnations and asters tied with white satin ribbon.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her grandfather, R. T. Cook, was lovely in a wedding gown of white crepe featuring a sweetheart neckline, fitted bodice and full skirt. Her veil of bridal illusion fell from a white headdress caught up by baby breath. She carried a white prayer book topped with a purple throated orchid and showered with white satin ribbons and tuberoses. Her only ornament was a strand of pearls a gift of her grandmother.

Edwin Bryant, brother of the bridegroom, of Columbia was the best man.

The bride’s mother, Mrs. H. O. Amick, wore a dress of off-white crepe and a corsage of white carnations and tuberoses.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Cook. Receiving with the couple were the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Cook, her grandparents and members of the wedding party. Mrs. M. A. Cook was in charge of the gift room, the bride’s register was kept by Miss Bernice Hammond and Mrs. Joe Gaynell presided at the punch bowl. Mrs. W. C. Jordan served. The guest were greeted on arrival by Mrs. Will Taylor.

During the evening the couple left for their wedding trip. For traveling the bride wore a beige suit with black accessories and an orchid corsage.

Mrs. Bryant is the daughter of Mrs. H. O. Amick of Columbia, and the late Thomas W. Blackwood of Barnwell. She was educated in the Columbia city schools and in beauty culture. She has been employed at the vanity Box here.

Mr. Bryant is the son of F. E. Bryant and the late Mrs. Bryant of Columbia. He is a graduate of Olympia High school and is now employed with the S. H. Kress company.

Upon their return the couple will make their home in Columbia.

Out-of-town guest for the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Sessions. Mrs. Carl Strickland, Miss Nancy Strickland and Mrs. T. C. Sessions all of Blaney.

August 9, 1947  Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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