Smith-Lawson wedding

Mrs. Edgar Murray Smith

The former Kate Chaplin Lawson

Kate Chaplin Lawson of Savannah, Ga., and Edgar Murray Smith of Savannah, Ga., were married June 10 in Kingston Presbyterian Church in Conway.

The Rev. Rhett Talbert conducted the ceremony. Bradley Hardee provided the wedding music and Peggy and Mark Gaudreau played the bagpipes.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Edward Lawson of Conway, and the bridegroom is the son of Helen Donnan Smith of Sylvester, Ga., and the late Murray Lee Smith.

Maid of honor was Virginia Addison Smith of Savannah, Ga., daughter of the bridegroom, and matron of honor was Cecile Rabon Crogan of Baltimore, Md.

Bridesmaids were Cara Coleman Lawson of Conway, sister-in-law of the bride; Jessica Erin Graham of Mt. Pleasant; and Ashley Magrath Condon of Mt. Pleasant.

Best man was Jackson Murray Smith of Savannah, Ga., son of the bridegroom.

Groomsmen were Charles Edgar “Chuck” Smith of Americus, Ga., and Steven Randall Smith of Warner Robbins, Ga., brothers of the bridegroom; and Paul Edward Lawson II of Conway, brother of the bride.

A reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents in Conway. The Back Porch Orchestra provided the reception music.

After a wedding trip to Scotland, the couple will live in Savannah.

The bride graduated from the University of South Carolina and earned her juris doctor degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. She is employed as an attorney with Hunter Maclean in Savannah, Ga.

The bridegroom graduated from Georgia Southern University and earned a juris doctor degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. He is employed as an attorney with Fisher Broyles, LLP.


I'm the editor of the Horry Independent, a weekly newspaper in Conway, South Carolina. I cover city hall and courts, among many other subjects. Know of a good story? Call me at 843-488-7241.

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