Emily Catherine Tanner of Sumter and Andrew Scott McDuffie of Durham, North Carolina, were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church in Sumter.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Joseph Tanner Jr. and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dean Phillips and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Joseph Tanner Sr., all of Sumter. She graduated in May 2016 from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communications. She is employed by Sumter Packaging as a marketing associate.
The bridegroom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Scott Ramsey McDuffie of Sumter and the grandson of Mr. James Griswold Manville and the late Mrs. Helen Scott Manville of Little Rock, Arkansas, Ms. Tania Love Leon of Charlotte and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bundy McDuffie Jr. of Summerton. He graduated in May 2016 from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences and plans to graduate in May 2018 with a Master of Science in Athletic Leadership. He is employed as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for Duke University Football.
The Rev. Nicholas Cheek, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, and the Rev. Anna Owens-Sweeney of Lake Fellow in Parish Ministry at Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, officiated.
Music was provided by Mr. William Scobee and Mr. Ryan Peters.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a Karen Willis Holmes Sophie gown of tulle and organza overlay featuring a V-neckline and embellished with embroidered detail on the bodice and a full-circle skirt finished with a beaded belt. She carried a cascading bouquet of white and pink delicate garden roses with hints of blue and lavender, eucalyptus and other greenery, wrapped in cream velvet ribbon.
Mary Elizabeth Edmunds served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Stephanie Lynn Hill, Erin Christin Littlepage, Mary Francis Newman, Brittani Gail Tanner and Sera Wood Tanner. Elizabeth Gray Edmunds served as flower girl.
Best men were Scott Ramsey McDuffie and Parker Bradley McDuffie. Groomsmen were Keith Taylor Harvin Jr., William Anthony Paruta, Adam Lyle Smotherman, Joseph Cameron Tanner and Samuel Grayson Tanner. Bennett William Edmunds served as ring bearer.
The reception was given by the bride's parents at Sunset Country Club in Sumter.
The rehearsal party was given by the bridegroom's parents at The Main Room in Sumter.
Following a wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico, the couple will reside in Durham.
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The couple is registered at Belk, www.belk.com; Amazon.com; Crate & Barrel, www.crateandbarrel.com; Zola.com; and Naomi and Warner in Sumter.
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