Shuneque “Tasha” Rush of Columbia and Michael Wade Myers of Hopkins were united in marriage Aug. 12 at the River Center at Saluda Shoals in Columbia. The Rev. Dr. Malcolm Taylor officiated the 3:30 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. Marion Rush Sr. and Mrs. Peggy Rush of Columbia. She earned a bachelor’s degree in health care administration and is employed with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The groom is the son of Mrs. Rosa Lee Myers and the late Mr. Boston Myers Jr. He earned an associate degree in business administration and is employed with Dick Smith Nissan.
The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her father, Mr. Marion Rush Sr., and her brothers, Mr. Marion Rush Jr. and Mr. Damon Rush Sr. Soloists Mr. Jeffrey Lampkin and Mrs. Josette Myers Sims provided music.
Maid of honor was Shanelle Nicole Rush of Columbia. Matrons of honor were Mrs. Wylene Troutman-Rush and Mrs. Amelia Dee Young, both of Columbia. Bridesmaids were Ms. Chamondra’ Pickett of Fort Eustis, Virginia; Ms. Miranda Mickle of Columbia; Ms. Lera Thierry of Olympia, Washington; Ms. Tameeka Harley of Columbus, Ohio; Ms. Shakira Rush of Cibolo, Texas; and Ms. Arlette Rush of the Bronx, a borough of New York City. Ms. Kortlyn Williams and Ms. Maya Taylor, both of Columbia, were junior bridesmaids. Junior bride was Ms. Saniyah M. Rush-Myers of Columbia. Ms. Bayli Aiken of Hopkins was flower girl.
Best men were Mr. Cedric Myers Sr. and Mr. Boston Myers III of Hopkins. Groomsmen were Mr. Arlon Jones, Mr. Clinton Precia, and Mr. Gyasi Gallow, all of Columbia; Mr. Marvin Jackson Sr. of New Orleans; Mr. Camonee Myers and Mr. Cedrick Myers Jr., both of Hopkins; and Mr. Damon Rush Jr. of Cibolo. Mr. Jayden Myers of Hopkins and Mr. Bryan Troutman of Columbia were junior groomsmen. Junior groom was Mr. Caden Mickle of Columbia. Mr. Kendrick Rush of Cibolo was ring bearer.
Ushers were Mr. Kaleb Williams, Mr. Mario Francis, and Mr. Xavier Troutman, all of Columbia.
A reception followed at the River Center. The couple will reside in Columbia.
In her own words
Q: How did you meet?
A: We met when Michael came to purchase a vehicle from my mother.
Q: When did you know your fiance was “the one”?
A: Four years ago.
Q: What part of the wedding day are you most looking forward to?
A: I am looking forward to seeing my handsome groom.
Q: How did you choose the venue where you will be married?
A: My oldest brother was married there in 2011.
Q: Will you have something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue? What are they?
A: Something new, my wedding and reception dresses; something blue, a blue heart on the inside of my wedding dress; something borrowed, a tiara from Mrs. Amelia Young; something old, my mother’s bracelet.