Coggins - Studley
Corrie Virginia Coggins, of Greer, and Samuel Cain Studley, of Greer, were united in holy matrimony by the Rev. Ben Patat during a 4:30 p.m. ceremony held on April 15, 2017 at Song Hill Reserve in Landrum.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, is the daughter of Don and Kim Coggins, of Greer, and granddaughter of Audrey Sloan Bowers, of Greer, the late Harold W. Bowers and the Late W. Oneal and Judith Sherriff Coggins, who resided in Greer.
A 2008 graduate of Greer High School, she attended North Greenville University and Greenville Technical College and is employed by Southern Dance Connection of Greer, and David’s Bridal in Greenville.
The groom is the son of Tim and Marie Studley, of Greer, and grandson of Shirley Studley, the late E. L. Studley, Margaret Price and the late Edgar C. Lindley.
A 2006 graduate of Greer High School, and 2012 graduate of North Greenville University with a BA degree in Music Education, he is the band director at Berea High School.
Guests from South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, New York, Illinois, California, Colorado, Utah, and Washington were welcomed by entrance doors decorated with grapevine wreaths entwined by greenery and sheer gold ribbon bows. The mountain site was adorned with a wooden arbor filled with white hydrangeas, succulents, seeded eucalyptus, salal, ruscus, O’Hara garden roses, plumosa and Queen Anne’s lace.
Off-white chiffon and string pearls created a romantic arch under which the couple exchanged vows.
Wedding music was provided by Noah Guthrie, guitarist, who presented Ecstasy of Gold, Here Comes the Sun and Can You Feel the Love Tonight as the processional. The wedding party departed to Adore, written by Mr. Guthrie, also the vocalist along with Melanie Studley.
A vocal selection, “Take the World,” rendered by Mr. Guthrie and Ms. Studley, was presented as the bride and groom tied a three rope knot onto a wood board, symbolizing the scripture from Ecclesiastes 4:12, that a cord of three strands is not easily broken.
For her marriage, the bride selected an off-white ballgown of silk taffeta with a chapel train designed by Leann Belter. Delicate crystal and pearls beaded straps enhanced the ballerina neckline with an illusion lace and pearled insert. A dramatic look was created by a low back atop a gathered and rusched cummerbund and cinched waistline.
The draped bodice bloomed into a gathered full skirt with pockets, one which held an initialed handkerchief in memory of her grandfather, Harold Bowers.
To complete the ensemble, she wore a hair piece of succulents, seeded eucalyptus sprigs and Vivianna roses, accenting her partial up-do with ringlet curls.
A blusher veil of tulle feathered in a pearl and rhinestone silver comb edged with crystals and pearls, made by her mother, fell over a chapel length layer, also edged in crystals and pearls.
The bride carried a stemmed bouquet of white hydrangea, succulents, seeded eucalyptus, salal, ruscus, O’Hara garden roses and Queen Anne’s lace, tied by a gold satin ribbon, which held a butterfly pin in memory of her grandmother, Judith Coggins.
Bridal attendants included DeAnna Chisolm,, of Greer, as matron of honor, and Megan Friend, of Greer, Anna Brown, of Greer, Courtney Poole, of Inman, Amanda Sloan, of Greer, Melanie Studley, of Seattle, WA, Brittany Anderson, of Chicago, Ill, and Rachel Goodwin, of Taylors, as her bridesmaids.
They were attired in floor-length olive green polyester/jersey convertible dresses with a natural waistline. To complete the look, they carried stemmed bouquets of white hydrangeas, Playa Blanca roses, succulents, seeded eucalyptus and salal gathered by white ribbon.
The groom’s nieces, Claire Studley, daughter of Micah Studley, and Haddie Studley, daughter of Seth and Melanie Studley, as flower girls, wore long-sleeved, lace floor-length dresses designed with a sheer back and Sweetheart necklines. The back of the vintage dresses held satin sashes tied by an over-sized bow.
They also wore crowns of ruscus, vivianna spray roses and plumose complemented by antique woven baskets of white O’Hara garden rose petals tied with a sheer, two-toned gold bow.
Attending the groom were Randall Rainey, of Greer, as best man, and Jay Coggins, of Greer, Ian Guthrie, of Greer, Brian Sorrells, of Taylors, Edgar Dimarco, of Simpsonville, Micah Studley, of Greer, and Seth Studley, of Seattle, WA.
Mariner Studley and Tuff Studley, sons of Seth and Melanie Studley, joined the attendants as ring bearers.
The groom’s attendants sported fishing lure boutonnieres while the fathers of the bride and groom and the groom, were pinned with vivianna spray roses and a succulent twinned with a fishing lure.
Guests enjoyed a white groom’s cake decorated with white icing and blue flowers during the rehearsal dinner hosted by Tim and Marie Studley, at Song Hill Reserve on the evening of April 14, 2017.
The reception, also held at Song Hill Reserve, included dancing and a taco bar. The pavilion was decorated with chiffon-draped openings and handmade wooden and chalkboard signs. Three potted hens and chicks succulents grown from cuttings of the bride’s grandmother, Minnie Sloan, graced the buffet table in her memory.
Pictures of the couple with their brothers hung above the favor and guest book tables, while guest tables held framed photographs of the bride and groom throughout their childhood and teen years. The wedding party was seated at the head table adorned with wood slices and painted gold, white and clear glass bottles containing single white roses. The bridesmaids’ bouquets served as center decorations.
On the Sweetheart table, the bride placed her bouquet as the centerpiece. The bridal sweet potato cake with cream cheese icing was paired with matching cupcakes for the guests, displayed on tiered wood platforms, vintage silver trays and wood crates. The cake was topped by a small wooden canoe which held a miniature top hat, a fishing rod in the middle sporting a fish on a line, and, on the opposite side, a miniature bridal veil from the bride’s Barbie doll collection, handmade by her grandmother.
Walt Brown, a friend of the bride, served as director of the wedding. Bailey Dalton, also a friend, photographed the ceremony and festivities.
Following a cruise to Key West and Cozumel, the newly-weds are residing in Greer.