Miss Ross, Mr Price Are Married

A lovely wedding of much interest was that of Miss Elaine Ross and Ralph Price of West Columbia, which took place at 8 p.m. August 9 in West Columbia Baptist church. The Rev. H. D. Anderson officiated in the presence of a large assemblage of relatives and friends, using the impressive double ring ceremony.

Palms, smilax, white gladioli and tuberoses in floor baskets, and white candles in candelabra effectively decorated the church.

Ralph Rozier, organist; Eddie Williams, vocalist, and Mrs. Winnifred Dent Horton, violinist, furnished the wedding music. Before the ceremony Mr. Rozier played “Claire de Lune” (DeBussy). “Romance”, “AveMarie” (Schubert) and “Libenstraum” (Lizt); Mr. Williams sang “I Love Thee” (Grieg) and Mrs. Horton played “Serenade” (Schubert). “Bridal Chorus” from “Lohengrin” (Wagner) was used for the processional and “Wedding March” (Mendelssohn) for the recessional. During the ceremony “To a Wild Rose” (MacDowell) was softly played by Mrs. Horton, and at the close of the service Mr. Williams sang “The Lord’s Prayer” (Malotte).

Richard Ross, cousin of the bride and Arnold Belcher lighted the candles.

The usher-groomsmen were George F. Black of Tallahassee, Fla., James B. Hare of Saluda, Robert Butler of Greenville and Hasell G. Ross of West Columbia, brother of the bride.

Miss Mildred Haigler of Charleston was the her maid of honor, and Mrs. Hassell G. Ross (Sarah Matthews) of West Columbia, sister-in-law of the bride, the matron of honor. The bridesmaid were Miss Grace Watson of Blaney, Alberta Williford of Rock Hill, Miss Vivian Cooley of Leesville, and Mrs. Caldwell Gaddy (Sarah Rogers) of Columbia. They wore white dresses having long taffeta fitted bodices, off-shoulder yokes, puffed sleeves and full net skirts. They also wore long white net mitts, gifts of the bride. The carried Colonial bouquets of Red roses and tuberoses tied with wide red satin ribbon.

Billy Jewell Lindsey, cousin of the bride, and Jackie Price, niece of the bridegroom, were flower girls. They wore white dresses of taffeta bodices and full net skirts and carried white satin and net baskets from which they scattered red rose petals in the path of the bride.

The ringbearer, Douglas Nye, cousin of the bride, was dressed like the best man and carried the Rings in a lily.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, Ellerbe Hasell Ross, was lovely in her wedding dress of white bridal satin, fashioned with a high round neck, deep yoke edged with an embroidered lace ruffle, and long sleeves shirred from elbow to wrists and ending in calla lily points over the hands. The long torso bodice was fastened in the back with small satin-covered buttons. At either side of the center-back panel gathered lace-trimmed peplums ended in cascade drapes. The skirt extended into a full train at the back. The double veil of bridal illusion fell from an embroidered net cap caught at each side with handmade satin flowers. She carried a bouquet of tuberoses, centered with an orchid. Her only ornament was a string of pearls, a gift of the bridegroom.

Seth L. Price of West Columbia, brother of the bridegroom was the best man.

Mrs. Ellerbe Hasell Ross, mother of the bride, wore a black crepe and satin dinner dress, and a corsage of tuberoses.

Mrs. D. Henry Price, mother of the bridegroom, wore a black crepe and lace dinner dress, and a corsage of tuberoses.

Immediately after the ceremony the bride’s parents entertained at a reception at their home in Guignard Estates. Arrangements of white gladioli, tuberoses, asters, fern and white candles were used in the reception room. Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Brickle greeted the guest, and Mrs. Wilton Turner assisted in receiving. Mr. and Mrs. James Keel were in the gift room. The bride’s register was kept by Miss Georgia Milne.

Miss Miriam Holland and Mrs. Seth Price poured punch from two punch bowls arranged on the porch in a setting of fern and snapdragons. Assisting in serving were Mrs. Howard Young, Mrs. Rodney Swett, Miss Louise O’Sheal and Miss Mary Lou Wicker.

Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Wood bade the guest goodbye.

In the dining room the bride’s table was decorated with a beautifully embossed triple-tiered wedding cake topped with a miniature bride and bridegroom and wedding bell, and encircled at the base with lace and fern tuberoses. White tapers in candelabra flanked the cake.

During the evening the bride and bridegroom left for their wedding trip to New York. For traveling the bride wore a medium-blue lightweight wool suit, with black accessories. The orchid from her bridal bouquet completed her costume.

Mrs. Price is the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Ellerbe Hasell Ross (Gertrude Evans Ross) of West Columbia. She is an honor graduate of Winthrop college. For the past two years she has been employed in the registrar’s office at the University of South Carolina.

Mr. Price is the son of Mrs. D. Henry Price and the late Mr. Price of Leesville. He is an honor graduate of Newberry college. For four years he was in the navy, serving as a lieutenant, and saw overseas duty in the Pacific. He now holds a position as training officer of the Veterans’ Administration at the University of South Carolina.

August 17, 1947  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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August 17, 1947  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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