2013-01-25 / Society

Miss Heard and Mr. Engle exchange vows in Charleston, S. C.


Mrs. William Baxter Engle III Mrs. William Baxter Engle III Elisabeth Gray Heard and William Baxter Engle III were married Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Saint John’s Lutheran Church in Charleston, S. C. The 6:00 p.m. ceremony was performed by Reverend David Butler. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Vincent Heard III of Columbia, S. C. She is the granddaughter of William Kimbrough Charles Jr. of Greenwood, S.C., the late Elisabeth Gray Scurry Charles, Janie Marlowe Malone of Pawley’s Island, S. C., and the late Thomas Vincent Heard Jr. She is a graduate of Heathwood Hall Episcopal School and received a BA degree in theater from the University of South Carolina. She is currently a faculty member of Heathwood Hall.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Baxter Engle II of Batesburg, S.C. He is the grandson of Katherine Pridgen Ballentine of Batesburg, S. C., and the late Wells Fulmer Ballentine, and the late Mary Anne and William Baxter Engle of Columbia. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a BA degree in theater and media arts. He is employed by the South Carolina Department of Labor and Licensing.

Elizabeth Catherine Charles, the bride’s cousin, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Sumner McLain Bender, Katherine Cameron Currie, Elizabeth Munn Literati, April Leigh Quattlebaum, and Sarah Venuti Yates.

The bridegroom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen were Paul Jacob Engle and Wells Fulmer Engle, brothers of the bridegroom; Nathan Carlton Herring; Patrick Christopher Nugent; and Thomas Andrew Quattlebaum. Carroll Scurry Charles Jr., and William Kimbrough Charles IV, cousins of the bride, served as ushers. Paul Jacob Engle Jr., nephew of the bridegroom, was the ring bearer, and Bennett Thomas Charles, cousin of the bride, was the crucifer. Paul Jacques Kaufmann read the scripture. Martha Logan Hearn and Rebecca Williams Herring greeted the guests.

A reception followed at the American Theater.

After a wedding trip to the South Carolina coast, the couple will reside in Columbia.

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