MAYESVILLE - Samantha Katherine "Katie" Lamb and Stephen Francis Stafford Jr., both of Sumter, were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018, at The Sublette Pond House.

The bride is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Jimmy Carl Lamb Sr. and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Avins and the Rev. Carroll D. Lamb and the late Mrs. Eva Player Lamb, all of Sumter. She graduated from Laurence Manning Academy in 2010 and is pursuing an Associate Degree in Nursing from Central Carolina Technical College. She is employed by Sumter Urological Associates, PA.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Francis Stafford and the grandson of Mrs. Betty Trapp and the late Mr. Marvin D. Trapp and the late Mr. and Mrs. C. Ellis Stafford, all of Sumter. He graduated from Sumter High School in 2010 and from the University of South Carolina Columbia in 2014. He is employed by UniFirst Corp.

Bishop Edward Fleming officiated the ceremony.

Music was provided by Kipper Ackerman, harpist and soloist.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory lace and crepe chiffon gown and carried a bouquet of blue and white hydrangeas.

Nickie Johnson served as maid of honor, with Ashleigh King as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Emilee Amerson; Caroline Cromer; Jennifer Gamble; Ashley Lamb, sister-in-law of the bride; Sarah Lamb, sister of the bride; Margaret Manders, sister of the bridegroom; Amanda Morris; and Megan Ray. Junior bridesmaids were Avin Knotts and Mary Beth Stafford. Isla Stafford, Lydia Olson and Sarah Ellis Stafford served as flower girls.

The bridegroom's father served as best man. Groomsmen were Brian Amick; Brandon Brown; Justin Cromer; Cory Glasscock; Matt King; Jimbo Lamb and Travis Lamb, brothers of the bride; Kelly Manders, brother-in-law of the bridegroom; Will Shaw; and Kellen Tompkins. Ring bearers were Stafford Brazell and Carter Cornell.

Honorary bridesmaids and greeters were Carla Lamb and Jill Knotts, both sisters of the bride.

The rehearsal dinner and reception were both held at The Sublette Pond House.

Following a wedding trip to Playa Mujeres, Mexico, the couple will reside in Sumter.