Jackie Walters

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Lindsey Downing Walters and Michael Kirk Battle were married Saturday in Duncan United Methodist Church in Georgetown. Performing the 5 p.m. ceremony was the Rev. Doctor Dora Gafford.

Music was provided by Paul Skoko, organist, with a special duet performed by Will Ness and Laura Walters, sister of the bride. The Rev. Fred McKelder Brown, close friend of the bridegroom, read a scripture passage and the Rev. Robert Lee Haden II, uncle of the bridegroom offered a special prayer of blessing to the couple.

The bride wore an ivory mermaid-style gown of Venice lace with a sweetheart neckline and custom off-the-shoulder straps. The fitted gown flowed into a chapel-length train and was enhanced with an oyster silk ribbon belt accented with beads, jewels and custom flowers. She wore a full-length veil with a custom flower accent in her hair and carried a classic, gathered bouquet with burgundy peonies, black magic mini calla lilies, golden yellow crespedia and deep red dahlias with a mingling of feather celosia, indigo blue thistle and wisps of red hanging amaranthus, echeveria succulants and fiddle head fern.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Aventer Walters Jr. and the granddaughter of Mrs. John Cannon Blount and Mrs. Samuel Aventer Walters and the late Mr. Blount and Mr. Walters of Georgetown. She is a graduate of Georgetown High School and the S.C. College of Pharmacy where she received her PharmD. She is employed as a pharmacist with Tidelands Health Group at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Warner Battle of Conway and the grandson of the late James Barnes Easterling and Mary Pinckney Powell and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Alfred Battle. He is a graduate of St. Andrews School in Delaware. He received his bachelor’s degree from Sewanee – The University of the South, and his juris doctor from Charleston School of Law. He is an associate at The Battle Law Firm in Conway.

Serving as maid of honor was Laura Emily Walters, sister of the bride.

Bridesmaids were Sarah Allyson Perritt, cousin of the bride; Dr. Mary Pinckney Battle, sister of the bridegroom,. Nora Hembree Battle, sister-in-law of the bridegroom, and Ashley Danielle Buchanan, Gina Marie Vasselli, Julia Nicole Anderson and Mrs. Johnson Nye Smith, friends of the bride.

Attendants were Elizabeth Sara Ford and Lucy Morgan Mitchum.

The bridegroom’s father served as best man.

Groomsmen were James Richard Battle II, brother of the bridegroom; Robert Brooker Battle, Jr., cousin of the bridegroom; John Grayson Sossamon, cousin of the bride; Dr. Gerald Carter Wallace IV, Andrew William Schmidt, Jason Arthur Neal and Michael Burke Stevens friends of the bridegroom.

The bride’s parents hosted a reception immediately following the ceremony in the Winyah Indigo Society Hall. Entertainment was provided by Henry’s Attic. Mr. and Mrs. John Everett Bazemore Jr. greeted the guests.

On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Chacon’s of Georgetown where The After Five Band entertained the guests.

Mrs. John Cannon Blount and Mrs. Samuel Aventer Walters, grandmothers of the bride, along with Barbara Blount Sossamon and Suzanne Blount Perritt , aunts of the bride, hosted the bride and her attendants at a bridal brunch the morning of the wedding at The Rustic Table in Pawleys Island.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Battle, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Battle, Joan Easterling, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Haden and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wright, aunts and uncles of the bridegroom, hosted a Sunday brunch for the bridal party the morning after the wedding at 321 East Bay St.

After a wedding trip, the couple will live in Pawleys Island.


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