Clover Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Clover, was the setting Saturday, April 18, 2009, for the marriage of Lori JoAnna Baird and Thomas Owen Myers, both of Columbia.
The Rev. Evan Barrett English officiated the 6 p.m. ceremony. A reception followed at The Palmetto Room at Historic Old Town, Rock Hill.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Henry Baird of Clover. She is the granddaughter of Naomi Barrett Baird of Clover, the late William Samuel Baird, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Jackson Wyatt of Clover, and the late Geraldine Holcombe Wyatt.
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She is a 2001 Clover High School graduate and a 2005 Erskine College graduate having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education. While working toward earning a master of early childhood special education degree, she is a teacher at Children's Center at the University of South Carolina.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Banks Myers of Camden. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Calvin Myers of Columbia, and the late Dr. and Mrs. James Macdonald III.
He is a 2000 Camden High School graduate and a 2004 Clemson University graduate having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in financial management. He is employed with Hoffman McClain Consulting.
The bride's father and mother gave her in marriage.
Matron of honor was Carin Elizabeth Baird. Maid of honor was Lori Frances Ward. Bridesmaids were Margaret Christina DiBiase, Casey Alexandra Frontz, Mary Anne Parker, Miss Amy Lee Rivard, Elizabeth Marshall Ward, Bonita Faye Wyatt and Courtney Elizabeth Wyatt.
Best men were Thomas Banks Myers, Jordan Macdonald Myers and Patrick Jenkins Myers. Groomsmen were William Slade Baird, John Moultrie Burns III, Angelo Robert DiBiase, Gabriel Gene DiBiase, Kevin Patrick Donlan, William Adam Mischner and Luke Henderson Scheuer.
Scripture readers were Madeline Nichole Mishue and Charles Devin Eakes Jr. Musicians were Carin Elizabeth Baird, soloist; Courtney Elizabeth Wyatt, trumpeter; and Kay Douglas Nivens, organist/pianist.
Guest registrar was Elizabeth Love Wyatt. Program attendants were Elizabeth Alexander Harkness and Margaret Wilds Harkness.
Wedding director was Dale Elizabeth Barattini.
Greeters were Mr. and Mrs. Jon Patterson and Mr. and Mrs. George Hogshead.
The flowers were in loving memory of Geraldine Holcombe Wyatt, William Samuel Baird, Dr. and Mrs. James Macdonald III, Ruth Baird Funderburk and Ethel Gant Sanders.
After their honeymoon at Mayan Riviera, Mexico, the newlyweds will reside in Columbia.