Cobb Life Editor Katy Ruth Camp, second from the left, poses with her family after the wedding of her cousin,
8 COBB LIFE | FEBRUARY/MARCH 2021
letter from the EDITOR
Cassy Mathis, to Greg Hester on March 14, 2020.
PHOTO BY SOUTHERN FRAME STUDIO
On March 14, 2020, my beautiful cousin, Cassy
Mathis, married her one and only, Greg Hester. The
ceremony, held at Meadows at Mossy Creek in
Cleveland, Georgia, played host to plenty of happy, dancing
people who traveled to the mountains to celebrate their love.
But the coronavirus, which seemed to be a large wave
looming in the distance, was about to come crashing down on
the country. About 40 people, including our beloved
grandmother, decided to stay home to be cautious and I know
Cassy was disappointed they couldn’t be there, but was
understanding nonetheless. No one knew how bad this virus
really was at that point, and rumors of quarantines were just
that – rumors.
Hers was likely one of the last weddings to take place as
planned in 2020, and we counted our blessings that she and
Greg were able to have at least some semblance of the
celebration they had planned. You have to understand, when
Cassy was a little girl (and even a little older), her favorite
toys were not dolls or roller skates or Beanie Babies.
They were bridal magazines.
Every summer, we would spend two weeks at our
grandparents’ house and Cassy would come armed with
stacks and stacks of bridal magazines, each weathered and
worn. Page after page was dog-eared or marked by circles and
notes. A wedding wasn’t just something she wished for – it
was her dream of all dreams, so we were so thankful she
could have that. And it just so happens she got to have that
while marrying the most perfect and wonderful fella in Greg.
I know many couples planned their celebrations past
Cassy’s fateful date, and many of those were moved or
postponed or just not quite what the couple dreamed of. And
that’s hard. But hopefully 2021 will bring with it new hope,
new loves and, yes – a whole lot of weddings.