Miss Barbara Paschal Weds R. E. Garris Jr.

A lovely wedding of wide interest was that of Miss Barbara Louise Paschal, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Vaughn Paschal Sr. of Columbia, and Roy Ellison Garris Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ellison Garris Sr., of Columbia, which took place August 26 at 8 p.m. in Dentsville Baptist Church. The Rev. Fred Ayers, pastor of the bride, and the Rev. Horace Chapman, pastor of the bridegroom, officiated at the double-ring ceremony. Wedding music was presented by Miss Neva Mitchell, organist, and Mr. and Mrs. Ward Gailey Jr., vocalists.

Miss Alice Faye Taylor of Lexington was the maid of honor, and Mrs. Bobby Goff of Blaney, cousin of the bride, was matron of honor. They wore street – length dresses of romance – blue silk organza over nylon net and taffeta, small hats of romance-blue satin roses with circular face veils, matching shoes and short white gloves. They carried cascades of white daisy poms.

The bridesmaids were Mrs. Herbert E. Sharpe and Miss Patsy Paschal of Columbia, cousins of the bride; Miss Joan Page of Nichols, cousin of the bridegroom; Miss Ann Baring Farmer of State Park; Miss Phyllis Jean Hughes and Miss Judith Ann Wingard of Columbia. Their dresses and flowers were identical to those of the honor attendants.

The junior bridesmaids were Misses Jonnie Sue Blume and Debra Diane Blume of Blythewood, cousins of the bride. Their dresses and hats were similar to those of the honor attendants.

Pamela Gayle Nelson of Columbia, cousin of the bride, was the flower girl. She wore a dress of romance-blue silk organza and carried a basket of rose petals. Stanley Garris of Nichols, cousin of the bridegroom, was ring bearer.

The bridegroom’s best man was his father, Roy Ellison Garris Sr. of Columbia. Usher were William Ralph Garris, Gene Allen Garris, David Carroll Garris, brothers of the bridegroom; Herbert Vaughn Paschal Jr., brother of the bride; James Ernest Paschal of Columbia, cousin of the bride; Louis Munn of Bishopville; Joe E Robison II, and Bobby Munson fo Columbia.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was lovely in her wedding gown of pure silk organza and chantilly lace over taffeta. The basque bodice of lace fastened down the back with tiny lace – covered buttons and was designed with a portrait neckline finished with scallops and embroidered with sequins and seed pearls. The long sleeves ended in points over the hands. The bouffant skirt of silk organza was fashioned with a redingote front outline in scallops of chantilly lace and enhanced by a panel of lace and enhanced by a panel of lace tiers that cascaded to the hemline. The wide sweeping chapel train was outline in scallops of chantilly lace. The fingertip veil of imported bridal illusion was attached to a small queen crown of crystal, pearls and sequins. She carried a white prayer book topped with a white orchid showered with tuberoses.

The bride’s parents entertained at a reception in the Fellowship Hall of North Trenholm Baptist Church immediately following the ceremony. Greeting the guests at the door were Mr. and Mrs. Willard V. Paschal, uncle and aunt of the bride. Assisting the bridal couple in receiving were their parents and bridal attendants. Mrs. J. W. Blume, aunt of the bride, kept the register. Presiding at the punch bowl and serving were Mrs. J. A. Riley and Mrs. W. C. Hughes, assisted by Miss Hilda Garris, Miss Carlie Ann Lyles, Miss Betty Riley, Miss Patricia Riley, Miss Linda Holladay and Mrs. Jean Vess. Mrs. L. C. Shirah cut and served the wedding cake.

Later in the evening the couple left for their wedding trip to the moutains of Virginia. After September 4, they will be at home at 2302 Devine Street, Columbia. For traveling the bride wore a dark brown cotton suit, brown leather shoes and bag, beige hat, blouse and gloves, and the orchid from her prayer book.

The bride finished Dentsville High school and for the past two year has been employed by Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company in Columbia, in the toll accounting department. The bridegroom finished Dentsville High school and will be a junior at the University of South Carolina in the fall. He is associated with the Garris Insurance Agency of Columbia.

August 31, 1961  State (published as The State) 
Columbia, South Carolina
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