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Poss marries Albert in Furman University ceremony

Miss Katherine Henderson Poss of Spartanburg, S.C., and Mr. Matthew Kaynor Albert of Savannah, were married May 6, 2006, at 6 p.m. at The Charles Ezra Daniel Memorial Chapel at Furman University.


The Rev. Dr. P. Randall Wright officiated at the ceremony, which was followed by a reception at The Greenville Country Club.

Mrs. Albert is the daughter of Susan Henderson Poss of Spartanburg, S.C., and Gerald Callaway Poss, Jr. of Columbia, S.C. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Herbert Guy Henderson of Mauldin, S.C., and the late Herbert Guy Henderson; and Mrs. Gerald Callaway Poss of Thomson, and the late Mr. Gerald Callaway Poss. She graduated from Spartanburg High School and received a B.A. in history from Furman University. She is employed with Advertising by Design of Hilton Head Island as an Account Executive.

Mr. Albert is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Charles Albert of Savannah. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smith Kaynor of Savannah; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Augustine Albert of Jacksonville, Fla. He graduated from Savannah Christian Preparatory School and received a B.A. in political science from Furman University. He is employed with Brasseler, USA, as the Mid Atlantic Regional Specialist in Baltimore, Md.

Miss Kristen Felicia Woodburn of Atlanta attended the bride as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were: Mrs. Mary Albert Bengry of Midland, Mich., and Mrs. Beth Albert Monahan of Savannah, both sisters of the groom; Mrs. Leslie Dresch Albert of Bluffton, S.C., sister-in-law of the groom; Mrs. Elizabeth Moxley Brown of Charlotte, N.C.; Miss Kalee Ann Haney of Tampa, Fla.; Miss Ellerbe Page Irwin of Washington, D.C.; Miss Amanda Patrice Ridley of Spartanburg, S.C.; and Miss Kathryn Elizabeth Taylor of Charlotte, N.C. Master Keegan John Monahan, nephew of the groom, was ring bearer.

Mr. John Charles Albert of Savannah, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were: Mr. Gerrit Christian Albert of Bluffton, S.C., brother of the groom; Mr. Shane Matthew Bengry of Midland, Mich., and Mr. Quin Thomas Monahan of Savannah, brothers-in-law of the groom; Mr. William Butler Dawson, Jr. of St. Simons; Mr. Brent Eric Goodman of Savannah; Mr. Zachary Steven Johnson of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; Mr. Allen Boyd Puckett IV of Greenville, S.C.; and Mr. Matthew Rollins Toler of Savannah.

Music was provided by Dr. Charles Tompkins, organist and Mr. Christopher Strickland, violinist. The scripture reading was given by Miss Nicole Christine Little of Charlotte, N.C. Miss Elizabeth Ashley Holzbach and Miss Ashley Ann Patton both of Charleston, S.C., served as program attendants. Miss Meredith Elizabeth Davis of Spartanburg, S.C., served as guest register attendant.

The bride wore an ivory, silk gown with ruched bodice and asymmetric drape. The A-line, chapel length train flared from five box pleats in the back and covered buttons adorned the back of the gown to the dropped waist. The cathedral length veil was ivory Chantilly lace. Mrs. Albert carried a bouquet of cream roses, small orchids and green hydrangeas wrapped in cream satin ribbon.

Attendants wore full length, ice blue, tissue taffeta gowns with ruched bodice to complement the bride's gown. Each bridesmaid carried a bouquet of blue and green hydrangeas accented with yellow roses and wrapped in soft, blue ribbon. Groomsmen wore black tuxedos with gray vests.

Flowers in the chapel were composed of blue and green hydrangeas and white lilies. Two antique brass candelabra graced the front of the chapel.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert enjoyed parties and showers during their wedding season. Much kindness was shown by friends and family.

On December 28, 2005, in Savannah, a Christmas ornament shower and buffet supper was hosted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Brent Savage and co-hosted by Mr. and Mrs. David Solana. After a lovely buffet supper, the couple enjoyed opening many beautiful Christmas ornaments and decorations.

On January 27, 2006, in Savannah, a delicious low country boil and shower was hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Russell Toler, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Goodman and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford McCurry. The McCurry's home provided a beautiful setting beside the Savannah marsh for this outdoor event. The couple received many lovely gifts.

On January 28, 2006, in Bluffton, S.C., a buffet dinner and alphabet shower was hosted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gerrit Albert. Co-hosts were Mr. and Mrs. Pratt Reed and Mr. and Mrs. Allen Ware. The event was attended by friends from the Bluffton area and family. The couple enjoyed opening many gifts, each beginning with a specific letter of the alphabet.

On March 12, 2006 in Rock Hill, S.C., a Sunday brunch was hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Randall Ellis and daughter, Reagan. The delicious brunch was provided at the Rock Hill Country Club. Rock Hill friends and family attended the event. Mr. Ellis presented the couple with a lovely fired and glazed pot that he had thrown, a most special remembrance.

On March 17, 2006, at the Piedmont Club in Spartanburg, S.C., a bridal shower and luncheon was hosted by Mrs. James Rogers, Dr. Sue Stokley and Mrs. Robert Powell. The event was attended by friends from Spartanburg and Rock Hill and family. Each guest provided Katherine a special recipe from among their favorite recipes. These were collected into a recipe box that has belonged to Katherine's Mother for many years. The food was delicious and many lovely gifts were opened.

On March 18, 2006, at Peter David's Restaurant in Greenville, S.C., a bridal luncheon and shower was hosted by Mrs. Larry House. Family and old friends from the Greenville area attended this event. After a delicious luncheon, Mrs. Albert opened many lovely gifts.

On March 25, 2006, at the home of Nicole Christine Little in Charlotte, S.C., a lovely monogram shower and luncheon was held. The event was hosted by Miss Little, Miss Kathryn Taylor, Miss Amanda Ridley and Mrs. David H. Brown. The hostesses provided a lovely table filled with delicious treats. Many lovely monogrammed gifts were presented.

During the weekend of April 7-9, 2006, Miss Kristen Woodburn, maid of honor, hosted a "Girls' Weekend" at her parents' home in Blowing Rock, S.C. The girls enjoyed shopping in Blowing Rock, dinner at local restaurants, cooking at the Woodburn home, touring the historic home and catching up on news. The girls were members of the wedding party and friends from Furman University and Spartanburg. On Saturday night, Miss Woodburn hosted a lingerie shower for Katherine.

On Friday, May 5, 2006, at the Poinsett Club in Greenville, Katherine, friends and family enjoyed the bridesmaids' luncheon. This event was hosted by Mrs. Steve Dalton, Mrs. Lacoste Irwin, Mrs. Jay Kaplan, and Mrs. Michael Moxley. The food was delicious and the flowers tall vases of roses and tulilps. After lunch, Katherine presented her bridesmaids, program and register attendants and reader with gifts. She presented each with a silver monogrammed picture frame. In addition, Katherine prepared a CD for each girl. Katherine told a story about each girl and the reason for selecting a special song on the CD for that girl. She provided a written record of her comments so that these could be remembered and enjoyed each time the CD is played.

On Friday, May 5, 2006, at the Commerce Club in downtown Greenville, the Albert family hosted a festive rehearsal dinner of a coastal theme. After a delicious dinner of steak and salmon, Mr. and Mrs. John Albert, presented a most impressive video of the couple. Included were photos and videos from birth until their graduation from Furman University. After the video, many touching and humorous toasts were offered by friends and family.

On Saturday, May 6, 2006, at the Westin Poinsett Hotel, a lovely wedding day brunch was hosted by Mrs. Herbert G. Henderson, maternal grandmother of the bride. All the wedding party and out-of-town guests enjoyed the delicious, individually prepared omelets, fruits, pastries and juices. Many guests also enjoyed the walk down Main Street from the Hyatt Hotel.

The couple enjoyed a relaxing honeymoon to Caneel Bay, a secluded resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The couple now resides in Baltimore, Md. Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Albert are most grateful for all the kindness shown them by so many friends and family.

Web posted on Thursday, July 20, 2006

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