2010-05-28 / Society

Miss Burnette and Mr. Taylor exchange vows May 22, 2010

Nola Elizabeth Burnette and William Richard Taylor were united in Christ in the Holy Covenant of Marriage on Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Christ Church of the Carolinas. The Reverend deTreville Franklin Bowers, Jr. and the Reverend Francis Charles Legare officiated the noon service of worship. A program of wedding music provided by a chamber ensemble consisting of Ann Barnes Wilson, piano; Mary Taylor Kinosian, violin; Mary Taylor, viola; Petrea Warneck, oboe; and Jacqueline Hendricks, cello. Ann Forrest Bowers was soloist.

Mrs. William Richard Taylor Mrs. William Richard Taylor The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Alan Burnette. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Preston Covington, Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. William Melvin Burnette, all of Columbia. A graduate of Heathwood Hall Episcopal School and Presbyterian College with a B.A. degree in studio art, the bride has currently been pursuing graduate studies at Columbia International University.

Mr. Taylor is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mayer Taylor of Honea Path, South Carolina. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William Lawrence Lee, Mrs. Lee Brown Taylor, and the late Mr. Taylor, all of Anderson, South Carolina. The bridegroom graduated from Belton–Honea Path High School and Oklahoma State University with a B.S. degree in animal science. He is employed as a loan officer by AgSouth Farm Credit in Laurens, South Carolina.

The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a formal A–line ivory gown designed with tiered organza on both the bodice and skirt. The bride’s heirloom veil of rosepoint and duchess lace was also worn by her mother and maternal grandmother. The bride carried an arm cascade with a variety of antique hydrangeas and garden flowers of green and white with touches of blue.

The maid of honor was Rebecca Reid Sansbury of Dallas, Texas. Meredith Lynn Taylor, sister of the bridegroom also attended.

Richard Mayer Taylor served as his son’s best man. The bride’s brothers served as groomsmen: Captain Michael Alan Burnette, Jr., USMC of Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, and William Powers Burnette. The ring bearer and flower girl were William Leroy Haddon III and Edith Jane Haddon of Bishopville, South Carolina. The ushers were Travis Ely Gregg of Lexington, South Carolina; William Leroy Haddon, Jr. of Bishopville, South Carolina; Nathanael Butler Key of Anderson, South Carolina; and Jason Wayne Kinzey of Overland Park, Kansas.

A garden reception followed at the home of the bride’s parents. Bluegrass and gospel music were enjoyed from the band Flat Out Strangers.

After a honeymoon trip to the North Carolina mountains, the couple will reside in Honea Path.

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