Yoshimi A. Cobb and Maurice R. Ellis, both of Blythewood, were united in marriage April 22 at Castle McCulloch in Jamestown, North Carolina. Ron J. Grillo officiated the 6 o’clock ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Geraldine B. Cobb of Winnsboro. She attended Columbia College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in education. She is employed with AgFirst Farm Credit Bank as a Senior Recruiter.
The groom is the son of Sammie Ellis Jr. and the late Valerie H. Ellis of Eutawville. He is the grandson of Mamie Ellis of Eutawville. He earned a bachelor’s degree in information systems management from the University of South Carolina, and he is employed as a business systems consultant.
DJ Duane Herbert provided music.
Maid of honor was Nadesta R. Parnell of Winnsboro. Bridesmaids were Zuri K. Miller of Blythewood and Cassandra Green-Frost and Stella W. Salley, both of Columbia.
Best man was Charles Halls of Stone Mountain, Georgia. Groomsmen were Stacey Gadson of Lexington and Omar Ford of Atlanta.
A reception followed in Castle McCulloch’s Great Hall.
After their honeymoon in Turks and Caicos, the couple will reside in Blythewood.
In her own words
Q: How did you meet?
A: Maurice and Yoshimi met at Wells Fargo through work.
Q: When did you know your spouse was “the one”?
A: Maurice knew I was “the one” after our first real conversation, which lasted approximately three hours.
Q: Tell us about the proposal.
A: Maurice proposed to Yoshimi on May 27, 2016, on the beach at Kiawah Island followed by horseback riding at Seabrook Island.
Q: What was your favorite part of the wedding day?
A: My favorite part of the wedding day was walking down the aisle to meet my future husband and look into his eyes on our special day.
Q: How did you choose the venue where you were married?
A: We researched several venues and visited many, but Maurice kept saying we needed something that fitted us and was magical. We then visited Castle McCulloch in Jamestown and fell in love with it.
Q: What was the significance of the music played during your ceremony?
A: Maurice and I danced to a song by Ed Sheeran called “Thinking Out Loud” for our first dance. While driving to Georgia on Christmas one year, we fell in love with this song. It is the way we feel about each other and how we give the best we have to our relationship every day. We know we both will not retain our youth for all our days, but we will always have the same feelings towards one another regardless of beauty, health, etc.
Q: Did you have something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue? What were they?
A: I did not do any of the old traditions!