BRACK: Duluth High graduate gets married during total eclipse

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher  |  A graduate of Duluth High School got married Monday….yep, during the total eclipse near Sumter, S.C. She is Alexis “Lexi” Greenleaf Anderson and her husband is Terran Travis. She is the daughter of Marsha Bomar of Duluth and Walter Anderson of Sumter, S.C.

She is a 2008 graduate of Duluth High, who graduated from the University of Georgia in psychology. Lexi went to the Naval Officer Candidates School in Newport, Rhode Island, to get her commission.  She has served in a construction battalion in Port Hueneme, Cal., and in Guam.

It was in Guam that she met her future husband. Lexi is now a lieutenant junior grade attending the Naval Submarine School in Kings Bay, Ga. Her husband, a Naval lieutenant, is originally from Spokane, Wash, and is a graduate of Eastern Washington University, also in psychology. He will be returning to graduate school to pursue a Ph. D.

Following is the story from television station WCNC in Charlotte, N.C. about the wedding:

Long before Alexis ‘Lexi’ Greenleaf Anderson married Terran Travis under the bright corona of a solar eclipse, she had a conversation with her father about the convenient location of the family home, The Borough House Plantation.

A South Carolina historic site and national landmark, the Borough House Plantation has been in Lexi’s family since it was built in the early days of American history, around 270 years ago.

Lexi remembered her dad joking during that conversation years ago about an eclipse going right over the house in 2017. She recalled him saying, “You can get married right here under the eclipse.”

She didn’t put much thought into the notion.

But that was before she met Terran. Lexi and Terran met while both serving in the Navy. According to Lexi, they were both separately deployed to Guam when Terran was active duty and ended up working on the same small base. And when they decided to get married, Lexi brought up the convenient location of their family home and the timing of the solar event. Terran, whom Lexi called, “A bit of a nerd,” was excited about the idea.

“We can get married under an eclipse that is happening right over your house?” he asked. And the idea for a once-in-a-lifetime photo-op was born.

But it would take a photographer who was up to the task.

So they hired Nicholas Gore Weddings to capture their special day, and they let the photographer know exactly what they were asking of him.