Kathryn Brooke McCloud and Dr. James Douglas Thomas were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church of Sumter.

The bride, originally from Sumter, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn McCloud and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter McCloud and Mrs. Ruby Nichols and the late Mr. William Nichols, all of Sumter. She graduated from Columbia College with a Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology and from the University of West Georgia with a Master in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Prior to marriage, she was employed as a pediatric speech language pathologist in Gainesville, Florida, and will be employed as a pediatric speech language pathologist at Boyer Children's Clinic in Seattle, Washington.

The bridegroom, originally of West Palm Beach, Florida, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Thomas and the grandson of Mrs. Barbara McGreevey and the late Mr. John McGreevey, all of West Palm Beach. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Sciences with a concentration in genetics. His research during graduate school focused on Muscular Dystrophy. He will be completing his Post-Doctoral Program at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, where he will research molecular mechanisms underlying diseases such as Leukemia and Muscular Dystrophy.

The Rev. Chuck Staggs and the Rev. Stacey Floyd officiated.

Music was provided by Mr. Bill Scobee, organist, and Mr. Bruce Roark, pianist.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a stunning satin sheath gown with a floral lace overlay featuring a sweetheart bodice, dainty cap sleeves and an illusion back accented by lace and buttons and a scalloped back seam.

Ms. Allison Mobley served as maid of honor, with Mrs. Kayla Curry as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Kelly Alcala, Mrs. Lithza Pollas, Ms. Shelby Rudd, Ms. Meredith Willingham, Ms. Morgan Ward, Ms. Julianne Evelti, Mrs. Brook McCloud and Dr. Natalie Brenders. Ms. Madison White served as junior bridesmaid with Ms. Abigail Lavender as flower girl.

Mr. Jon Kalantar served as best man. Groomsmen were Mr. Juan Alcala, Mr. Asley Pollas, Mr. Patrick Canary, Mr. Taylor Henninge, Mr. Kevin Masters, Mr. Tyler Benjamin, Mr. Brian McCloud, Mr. JT Madigan and Dr. Eric Monaco. Mr. Nicholas White and Mr. Carlisle Lavender served as ring bearers.

Also participating was Mr. Ethan Nichols.

The reception was given by the bride's parents at the Church of the Holy Comforter in Sumter.

The rehearsal party was given by the bridegroom's parents at Serendipity in Sumter.

Following a rock climbing trip, the couple will reside in Seattle.