Lauren Ann Teague and Nicholas William “Nick” Parks, both of Charlotte, North Carolina, were united in marriage June 10 at Washington Street United Methodist Church in Columbia. The Rev. Diana Westerkam officiated the 6 o’clock ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Francis Teague Jr. of Columbia. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Edward Francis Teague of Columbia and Mr. Thomas Marion Shuler of Sumter. A 2013 graduate of Clemson University, she is employed with Sharpe Images.
The groom is the son of retired Maj. Gen. and Mrs. Timothy Rush and Mr. Larry William Parks of Charlotte. He is the grandson of Mrs. Georgia Paul Joyner of Charlotte and Mr. and Mrs. William Franklin Joyner of Myrtle Beach. He attended Presbyterian College and Queens College, and he is self-employed with Parks Detailing, LLC.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.
Maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Amanda Carolyn Teague of Charlotte. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Elizabeth Binnicker Brown of New Orleans; Miss Rachel Dawn Ellyn and Miss Caroline Mills Fuqua, both of Charleston; Miss Anne McIntyre Hargrove and Mrs. Emily Pearce Muldrow, both of Greenville; Miss Alley Anderson Hood of Pawleys Island; Mrs. Valerie Hobbs Manly of Columbia; Miss Gabrielle Anna Rosansky of Los Angeles; and Mrs. Hayley Jean Elia Young of Savannah, Georgia. Miss Layne Myers Sharpe and Miss Lila Ann Sharpe, both of Charlotte, were flower girls.
Best man was the groom’s father. Groomsmen were Mr. Daniel William Allison, Mr. Andrew Edward Brydon, Mr. Jordan Michael Decot, Mr. Andrew James McMahon, and Mr. John Walter Oldham, all of Charlotte; Mr. Daniel Thomas Carroll of London; Mr. Andrew Liam Foushee of Augusta, Georgia; Mr. Robert Eason Goins of Wilmington, North Carolina; Mr. Christopher Meier Koppelman of Atlanta; Mr. Ryan Bradford Morris of Charleston; and Mr. Ryan Alan Walerski of St. Petersburg, Florida.
A reception followed at the Palmetto Club.
After their honeymoon in Maui, Hawaii, the couple will reside in Charlotte.
In her own words
Q: How did you meet?
A: My sister introduced us!
Q: When did you know your fiance was “the one”?
A: Our first date wasn’t even supposed to be a date – my sister set us up because I didn’t know anyone when I moved to Charlotte. We met for pizza and beers and talked for hours, went out with his friends after and pretty much saw each other every day after that.
Q: Tell us about the proposal.
A: His parents have a home at Grandfather Golf and Country Club in Linville, North Carolina. We go there all the time with our friends and dogs! We went up for Labor Day weekend with my parents, his parents, my sister and her boyfriend and his parents too. We all brought our dogs – 10 people and seven dogs! On Saturday, he took me on a walk down with our dogs, Wally and Bentley, by the lake area, and over a bridge, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. We celebrated all weekend, and everyone we love was there to enjoy!
Q: What part of the wedding day are you most looking forward to?
A: Having everyone important in our lives at the same party!
Q: How did you choose the venue where you will be married?
A: We are getting married at the church that I grew up going to. I knew as a little girl I wanted to be married at the church.
Q: Will you have something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue? What are they?
A: I am wearing my grandmother’s wedding dress that my mom also wore – a third-generation dress! I was very close with my grandmother, but she passed away when I was in college. I know she will be with me on our big day! My grandmother got married in Orangeburg – June 10 at 6 p.m., too. We didn’t even know this when we set our date!
I had lace from my grandmothers dress also cast into silver and made into earrings for each of my bridesmaid to wear. Gabrielle’s Jewelry!
I had a new piece from Gabrielle’s Jewelry made from silver into a hairpiece.