Meredith Brewer Taylor and Willis Wolfe Chapman were married Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the garden of The Governor Thomas Bennett House, Charleston, S.C.
The Rev. Dr. Millie Snyder officiated the 5 p.m. exchange of vows.
The bride is a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Alexander Taylor, Davidson, N.C.
She is a granddaughter of Mr. Jene Clinton Bumgarner, Millers Creek, N.C., and the late Mrs. Bumgarner; and Mr. John Ashby Taylor, Decatur, Ga., and the late Mrs. Taylor.
The groom is a son of Ms. Betsy Brandon Boyd, Charlotte, N.C.; and Dr. and Mrs. Todd Masters Chapman, Cornelius, N.C.
He is a grandson of Mrs. Basil Manly Boyd Jr., Charlotte, and the late Dr. Boyd; and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Willis Chapman, Charlotte.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a ring once belonging to her maternal grandmother, Mary Brewer Bumgarner, and earrings that had belonged to her paternal grandmother, Martha Boatwright Taylor. he carried a lace handkerchief that was carried by her mother and her paternal grandmother and aunts on their wedding days. An heirloom pearl brooch, worn by her paternal grandmother, was pinned to her bouquet.
Matron of honor was Natalie Bombard Akin.
Maid of honor was Gwendolyn Garrett Heasley.
Bridesmaids were Celeste Allen Chapman, Jennifer Ferland Chapman, Emily Kathleen Gress, Meredith Lorenz Heimburger, Kristen Nicole Higbee, Jessica Leigh Fisher and Charlotte Greer Williams.
Christopher Boyd Chapman and Todd Masters Chapman Jr., brothers of the groom, served as best men.
Groomsmen were Todd Masters Chapman, father of the groom; Brandon Robert Taylor, brother of the bride; Christopher McRae Caison; Andrew Francis Devlin; Scott Vargas Kidd and Richard Lord Offen.
Reader was Jessica Williams Frend.
Following a reception at The Governor Thomas Bennett House, the couple is taking a wedding trip to Anguilla and Nevis.
The couple will reside in Charlotte, N.C.
James and Lynda Coyle, Greenville, S.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin Elizabeth, to Steven Edward Buckingham, son of Larry and Ellen Buckingham, Gray.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Winthrop University, and is a graduate student at University of South Carolina, where she is pursuing a degree in public administration.
She is a granddaughter of Lorraine Coyle, Turners Falls, Mass.
Her fiancé is a graduate of Daniel Boone High School; a graduate of Furman University; and a graduate of Richmond School of Law, where he served as editor of the Law Review. He interned as a clerk for Chief Judge Spencer of the Eastern District of Virginia.
He is employed by Gallivan, White and Boyd, Greenville, S.C., as an attorney; is an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at Furman University; and is a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.
He is a grandson of Lorene Gresham, Gray, and the late Gordon Gresham; and the late Lawrence and Irene Buckingham.
The couple plan a private wedding for Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Greenville, S.C.
Jerry and Vickie Campbell, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Ann Merritt, to Bradley Spencer Steadman, son of Billy and Stephanie Steadman, Gray.
The bride-elect is a student at Northeast State Community College, where she is pursuing a degree in teaching.
She is employed by Sam’s Wholesale.
She is a granddaughter of the Gail Pierce; late Samuel and Billie June Roark; the late Lose and Lucy Campbell; and the late Joseph McMahon.
Her fiancé attended Northeast State Community College.
He is employed by the Washington County Detention Center.
He is a grandson of Norman and Betty Cash; and the late Bill and Anna Mae Steadman.
The couple plan an open-church wedding for 5 p.m., Saturday, May 26, 2012, at King Springs Baptist Church, Johnson City.
John and Lynn Blackburn, Knoxville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Lynn, to Patrick Michael Stone, son of David and Bettie Stone, Farragut.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University and Emory University School of Law. She is employed by Rogers & Hardin, Atlanta, as an attorney.
She is a granddaughter of June Blackburn, Johnson City; and the late Joe Blackburn.
Her fiancé is a graduate of University of Tennessee. He is employed by National Financial partners, Atlanta, as a client services account executive.
The couple plan an open-church wedding for 5:30 p.m., Saturday, May 5, 2012, at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, Knoxville.
David and Mary Bush, Elizabethton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Martina Aloyse, to Timothy William Vanthournout, son of Tom and Cindy Vanthournout, Johnson City; and the late Judy Vanthournout.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Elizabethton High School; and a 2011 magna cum laude graduate of East Tennessee State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
She is employed by Blue Ridge Medical Management Corp.
She is a granddaughter of the late Ralph and Martina Bush; and the late Joe and Mary Margaret Neuhoff.
Her fiancé is a 2005 graduate of Science Hill High School; a 2009 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and was a Roan Scholar; and a 2010 graduate of Milligan College, where he received a master’s degree in education.
He is employed by Elizabethton High School as a math teacher and football and baseball coach.
He is a grandson of JoAnn Vanthournout, Elburn, Ill.; the late Henry Vanthournout; and the late William and Geneva Wyatt.
The couple plan a private wedding for June 9, 2012, in Johnson City.