Fort Mill Times

Matthews, Willard wed

Mrs. Willard
Mrs. Willard

Kendall Moss Matthews and Paul Christopher Willard, both of Atlanta, were married March 7, 2009, at Peachtree Presbyterian church in Atlanta.

The Rev. Dr. Victor Pentz performed the double-ring ceremony.

Mrs. Willard is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Monty Joe Matthews of Fort Mill and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Leighton Epps of Fort Mill and Mrs. Jackie Patton Matthews and the late Ben Joe Matthews of Smithfield, N.C.

The groom's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Michael Willard of Arlington Heights, Ill., and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Michalek of Naples, Fla., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Willard of Florissant, Mo.

The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore her mother's wedding gown.

Maid of honor was Jillian Elizabeth Tamplin of Huntersville, N.C. The matron of honor was Lacey Matthews Gibbons, sister of the bride, from Mt. Pleasant. Bridesmaids were Meghan Elizabeth Barfield of Simpsonville; Gillian Aspen Cleghorn of Atlanta; Ashlee Marie Manzo of San Diego, Calif.; Ashley Harrison Sitton of Columbia; and Laura Lindsey Webb of Mt. Pleasant. Honorary attendants were Jamie LeighAnn Laws and Heather Renee Vasquez, longtime friends of the the bride. Flower girl was Ansleigh Sutton Epps of Sumter.

Best men were Mark Gregor Willard of Phoenix, Ariz., and Kevin Michael Willard of Chicago, both brothers of the groom. Groomsmen were Gregory Bunzol of Chicago; David Sean Anderson of Palatine; Steve T. Siambekos of Oxford, Ohio; Kyle Patrick Willard of Avalon, Calif.; Zackary Matthew Willard of Arlington Heights, Ill.; David E. Cardenas of Smyrna, Ga.; and Bryan C. Woods of Atlanta.

The reception was held at The Wimbish House in Atlanta.

The bride graduated from the University of South Carolina and is employed at The Weather Channel in Atlanta.

The groom graduated from Miami of Ohio University and is employed at AT&T in Atlanta as an application sales executive.

After a wedding trip to the Dominican Republic, the couple settled in Atlanta.