Amanda McDow Nick of Columbia and William Jonathan Rauh of Mount Pleasant were united in marriage June 10 at Spring Valley Baptist Church in Columbia. The Rev. Robert R. Winburn officiated the 5:30 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Robert Nick Jr. of Columbia. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. John Robert Nick Sr. of Columbia, the late Mr. John Robert Nick Sr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cunningham Cureton. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Winthrop University and master’s degrees in education from Columbia College and Walden University. She is employed with Richland School District Two as a teacher.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Edwin Rauh. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Herman Rauh, the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Julius Valley, and the late Robert Jasper Ellison. He attended the University of South Carolina, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science, a master’s degree in public administration and a Ph.D. in public policy. He is employed with Trident United Way as director of evaluation.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. Pianist Mrs. Gloria Wright and organist Mr. William E. Rauh, the groom’s father, provided music.
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Matron of honor was the bride’s sister, Laura Bourdeau of Gainesville, Georgia. Bridesmaids were Lindsey Smotherman of Clemson; Megan Burton and Lauren Noesner, of Columbia; Megan McGuire of Lexington; Emily Drotleff and Rebekah Williamson, both of Fort Mill; Emilie Jeter of Mount Pleasant; Lavinia Harrison of Atlanta; and Jennifer Martin of Monroe, Georgia. Charlotte and Cecilia Martin, both of Columbia, were flower girls.
Best man was Christian Noesner of Columbia. Groomsmen were the groom’s brothers, Charles Rauh of Chicago and Adam Rauh of Athens, Georgia; Gregory Placone, Brandon Loudermilk, Tomonori Ishikawa, and John Alexander, all of Columbia; Adam Polasek of Buford, Georgia; Edward Caba III of Graniteville; and Nathan Bourdeau of Gainesville, Georgia. The couple’s nephews, Wyatt Bourdeau of Gainesville, Georgia, and Wyatt Rauh of Athens, Georgia, were ring bearers.
Honorary grandmother was Mrs. Barbara Stephanus of Seattle. Honorary attendant was Kayce Bates of Mount Pleasant.
A reception followed at Spring Valley Country Club.
After their honeymoon in Napa Valley, California, the couple will reside in Mount Pleasant.