Ellen Suzanne Ross and Ashley Brent Rodgers, both of Columbia, South Carolina were married on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Church at King Avenue in Florence, South Carolina. Reverend Robert Norris performed the half after five in the afternoon ceremony. Reception and dancing followed at Osbornes in Florence, South Carolina.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her parents, is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Steven Robert Ross of Florence, South Carolina. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Wilson Poe Stanley and the late Mr. Stanley of Florence, South Carolina, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Philip Booth Ross of Florence, South Carolina. She graduated from Clemson University with a degree in graphic communications. She is a marketing and sales consultant at Professional Printers in Columbia, South Carolina.
The bride carried a deconstructed classic bouquet of white hydrangeas and ranunculus; ivory, peach and orange roses; lavender stock, purple lithianthus, pink peonies and tangerine petite spray roses wrapped in her childhood bonnet and ivory satin ribbon. She wore a wedding gown of ivory lace and tulle with an illusion back. The bride accented her dress with a matching fingertip lace and jewel encrusted veil.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dale Rodgers of Simpsonville, South Carolina. He is the grandson of Mr. Trudell Rodgers and the late Mrs. Trudell Cockrell Rodgers of Chappells, South Carolina, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Chalmus Gantt of Leesville, South Carolina. He graduated from Midlands Technical College with a degree in commercial graphics. He is a Turf Care Manager at Modern Turf Care in Columbia, South Carolina.
Emily Maria Ross, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor.
Bridesmaids included Kimberly Renee Lyons, Megan Keira Robson, Rachel Elizabeth Traylor and Lauren Rodgers Standifer, sister of the groom. Lauren Elizabeth Stanley, cousin of the bride, was the junior bridesmaid. Lille Cosette Rodgers, niece of the groom, was the flower girl.
Mr. Michael Dale Rodgers, father of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were Michael Eric Rodgers, brother of the groom, Steven Matthew Ross, brother of the bride, Robert Grafton Standifer, brother-in-law of the groom and DuWayne William Ryan Stender. Oliver Thorn Rodgers, nephew of the groom, was the ring bearer.
The groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Waters Building in Florence, South Carolina. Following a honeymoon in St. Lucia, the couple will reside in Columbia, South Carolina.