Monica Michele Wooten of Murrells Inlet and Roland Bradley Yates Jr. of Aynor were married Feb. 13 in Belin Memorial United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet.

The couple exchanged vows in a ceremony conducted by the Rev. Doctor B. Mike Alexander Jr.

Soloist Donna Watts and The Special Blend Experience sang. Sissy Rogerson provided the piano and organ music and Ben Coy played the guitar.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Michael Wooten of Murrells Inlet. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Bradley Yates of Conway.

Matron of honor was Erica Paige Woodward of Charleston.

Bridesmaids were Emilie Glenn DeTreville of Charleston, Sarah Bland Shelley of Myrtle Beach, Marghretta Hagood Shisko of Spartanburg, Dr. Katharine Claussen Smith of Mount Pleasant and Laurie Elizabeth Traywick of Columbia.

Flower girls were Caroline Taylor Britt and Hartleigh Sky Britt of Evergreen, N.C., cousins of the bridegroom.

The bridegroom’s father and his brother, Zachary Logan Yates, also of Conway, were best men.

Groomsmen were Michael Travis Hyman and Hamilton Wren McMeekin of Conway, Nicholas Hamilton Jackson of Myrtle Beach and Rodney Black McNeil of Wilmington, N.C.

Ring bearers were Andrew Dixon Woodward III and James Michael Woodward of Charleston, nephews of the bride.

William Dixon Woodward, brother-in-law of the bride, and Eva Carol Ringley were the readers.

Stephen Matthew Harris Jr. registered the guests, Katherine Streater Meehan and Beth Landy Hyman greeted the guests and distributed programs. Charlotte Anne Gonzales and Hayden Garrison served as rose petal attendants.

A reception was held in Wachesaw Plantation in Murrells Inlet. Groove Town Band of Raleigh, N.C., entertained at the reception.

The couple will live in Myrtle Beach.

The bride is the granddaughter of Peggy Crocker Wooten of Statesville, N.C., and the late Jimmy Reece Wooten, and Helen Shuler Hemphill of Lexington, N.C., and the late Walter Lee Hemphill.

She earned a bachelor’s degree with a major in finance and a minor in art history from Wofford College and a juris doctor degree from the Charleston School of Law. She is employed as a criminal prosecutor for Horry County’s General Sessions Court with the Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office in Conway.

The bridegroom is the grandson of Rebecca McClelland Yates of Chadbourn, N.C., and the late Frederick Bryan Yates, and Betty Freeman Lennon of Evergreen, N.C., and the late Leon Boyce Lennon.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and real estate from the University of South Carolina and a juris doctor degree from Appalachian School of Law. He is the owner and managing partner of The Yates Firm, LLC in Myrtle Beach.



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