COLUMBIA - Elizabeth Annette Matthews of Columbia and Justin Wilson Garrison of Atlanta, Georgia, were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Washington Street United Methodist Church.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hamilton Matthews of Columbia and the granddaughter of Mrs. James Eugene Matthews and the late Mr. Matthews of Sumter and Mr. and Mrs. Hampton Alva Whetsell of Bowman. She graduated from the University of South Carolina Honors College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from King's College London with a Master of Arts in Modern Literature and Culture.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Joseph Garrison of Lexington and the grandson of Mrs. William Henry Hart Jr. and the late Mr. Hart of Florence and Mrs. Ralph Woodrow Garrison Sr. and the late Mr. Garrison of Florence. He graduated from the University of South Carolina Honors College with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and from London School of Economics with a Master of Science in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics. He is employed as a financial analyst with Cotiviti.
The Rev. Dr. Paul W. Harmon officiated at the ceremony.
Music was provided by J. Edwin Huss, organist; and Hannah McMurphy, soloist.
The bride was escorted by her father. Elizabeth Herring served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Caroline Cates, Nina Davis, Brianna Eberl, Lauren Garrison, Jayne Hastings and Meg Matthews. Alma Louise and Rosemary Aravena served as flower girls.
Carsten Bryant served as best man. Groomsmen were Tony Alessi, Adam Glenn, Hamilton Matthews, Madison Matthews, Kolman McMurphy and Ben Youngblood. Alexis Michalos served as reader.
The reception was held at 1208 Washington Place, Columbia.
The rehearsal party was hosted by the bridegroom's parents at City Market in Columbia.
Following a wedding trip to Asheville, North Carolina, the couple will reside in Atlanta.
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