Liz Heaton, Alex Taylor marry

Mrs. Elizabeth Heaton Taylor, Cocky and Mr. Alex Taylor.
Mrs. Elizabeth Heaton Taylor, Cocky and Mr. Alex Taylor. provided photo

Elizabeth Suzanne Heaton and Alexander Wilson Taylor, both of Simpsonville, were united in marriage July 1 at Huguenot Loft in Greenville. The Rev. Jerry Temple officiated the 6 o’clock ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Carlton (Mary) Heaton of Simpsonville. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Heaton and Mr. and Mrs. David Selig, all of Seneca. A 2009 graduate of Mauldin High School, she earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2012 and a master’s degree in secondary science education in 2015 from the University of South Carolina. She is employed with Greenville County Schools as a biology teacher at Greer High School.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Joseph (Maria) Taylor of Lexington. He is the grandson of Mrs. Sophie Gregory of Aiken and Mrs. Ruth Wilkes of Dadeville, Alabama. A 2007 graduate of Hillcrest High School, he earned a bachelor’s degree in public health from USC in 2011. He is employed with Flour Corporation.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. WireWood provided cello and guitar music.

Matron of honor was Kelsey Stafford Nelson of Piedmont. Bridesmaids were Karli Keels Timmons, Caroline Davis, Alexandra Evans Burnside, and the bride’s cousin Addison Selig, all of Greenville; Kira Koenig Warren of Jamestown, North Carolina; and Michelle Borkey of Charleston.

Best man was the groom’s father. Groomsmen were his brothers Jonathan Taylor of Lexington and Gregory Taylor of St. Petersburg, Florida; the bride’s brother Phillip Heaton, Christopher Morgan, and Jonathan Bradley Bowen, all of Greenville; and Cameron Ferguson of Summerville. The groom’s nephew, Hudson Taylor of Lexington, was ring bearer.

Ushers were Alexander Lash of Arlington Heights, Illinois; Rodney Beeks of Brooklyn, New York; and the bride’s cousins Matthew Selig and Andrew Selig, both of Simpsonville. Readers were the groom’s niece Sophie Taylor and his nephew Samuel Taylor, both of Lexington. Program attendant was the bride’s cousin Shelby Selig of Mooresville, North Carolina.

A reception followed at Huguenot Loft.

After their honeymoon in Jamaica, the couple will reside in Simpsonville.

In her own words

Q: How did you meet?

A: Alex and I first met in Simpsonville during middle school; we reconnected in Columbia while attending USC.

Q: Tell us about the proposal.

A: Alex’s family is Greek, and they invited me to celebrate Greek Easter at his parents’ house on Lake Murray. Before lunch, just the two of us went out on the boat to meet Alex’s sister-in-law and her children. As we approached the dock where we were meeting them, I asked Alex why the kids were standing so still. As we got closer, I saw that they were holding a sign that said “Will you marry Uncle Owl?” (their name for Alex). I turned around to see Alex on his knee on the boat with a beautiful ring; he asked me to marry him, and of course I said yes.

Q: What was your favorite part of the wedding day?

A: The most surprising part by far was the unexpected arrival of Cocky!