Mr. James Wayne Vincent and Mrs. Debra Bradley Vincent of Kershaw are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Bradley Taylor Vincent, to Jacob Christian Knight, son of Mr. Roger Lynn Knight and Mrs. Cindy Owens Knight of Kershaw.
The bride-elect, a resident of Kershaw, is the granddaughter of Mrs. Brenda Dowdle Vincent, the late Mr. James R. “Jimmy” Vincent, the late Mr. James E. “Buck” Bradley and the late Mrs. Ruth Faulkenberry Bradley, all of Kershaw. She graduated from North Central High School in 2012 and magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2016. She is employed with Lexington Medical Center as a critical care registered nurse.
The bridegroom-elect, a resident of West Columbia, is the grandson of Mrs. Dorothy H. Owens and the late Rev. Bobby W. Owens of Kershaw. He is a 2010 graduate of Andrew Jackson High School and a 2014 graduate of USC with a bachelor’s degree in advertising. He is employed with Fastenal as a general manager.
The couple plan a November wedding in Ridgeway.
In her own words
Q: How did you meet?
A: Even being from the same (very small) town of Kershaw, we did not meet until April 2015 in Columbia. I was a junior at USC, and Jacob was working full-time for Fastenal, having already graduated. It was during our first conversation together that we realized that we were actually from the same hometown and had various mutual friends in common. His grandfather was even the pastor at my home church years back.
Q: When did you know your fiance was “the one”?
A: I knew that my fiance was “the one” very early on in the relationship, and he would agree. I have to say that what sealed the deal was when I first learned that he would not eat anything other than the best: Duke’s mayo (a key to this Southern girl’s heart).
Q: Tell us about the proposal.
A: My absolute most favorite time of year is the Christmas season. On December 10, 2016, Jacob proposed in front of the 35-foot Christmas tree in front of the South Carolina State House. It was one of the coldest nights of the year, as well as being windy, so the proposal was short, sweet, and perfect. We finished the evening with a celebratory Italian dinner with our best friends, Dru and Shelley. The city of Columbia is special to us because it is where we met and where we will call home after we get married this fall.