Miss Elizabeth Anne Affronti of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Mr. Griffin Nolan McCabe of Manning were united in marriage at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020, in a front yard ceremony at 2185 Bethel Church Road. The Rev. Neil DuBose officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Francis Affronti Jr. of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and the granddaughter of Mrs. Aileen Affronti and the late Dr. Lewis Francis Affronti Sr. of Forest, Virginia, the late Mr. Royce E. Jones, and Mrs. Margaret Anne Jones Tait and Gen. Thomas Tait of Hampton, Virginia. She graduated from The Virginia Military Institute with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and from the University of South Carolina with a Master of Arts in Teaching. She is employed as an English teacher and soccer and volleyball coach at Wilson Hall.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clark McCabe II of Manning, and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clark McCabe of Middletown, Ohio, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Carroll C. Griffin of Sumter. He graduated from Laurence Manning Academy and Central Carolina Technical College with an Associate of Science degree in Natural Resource Management. He is employed by Continental Tire the Americas.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a Vera Wang V-neck gown of tulle with flower detailing. She carried a bouquet made from flowers used in the previous day's tea party given by her aunts, Mary Lou Affronti and Eileen Affronti.
Robert Clark McCabe III, brother of the bridegroom, served as best man.
Because of the coronavirus, a rehearsal dinner was not possible, but in the bride's words, they were able to have a "heartfelt celebration with our closest family and friends, a photographer (Rebecca Koenig) who was determined to capture our special day, a pastor who still joined us even after a car accident, and a unique, romantic front yard wedding that Griffin and I will cherish forever and for always. We hope to have a vow renewal and reception in 2021."
The couple is planning a wedding trip to Mexico in July and will reside in Sumter.
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