Rebecca Lane Carter and Dr. James Shawn Wood, both of Charleston, were married on April 17 at St. Luke’s Chapel, in Charleston. Pastor David Walker performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Classical Charleston. A reception was held at The Historic Rice Mill House.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Carter of Chesterfield. She attended Clemson University and received a Bachelor of Degree in health science promotion and education and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Medical University of South Carolina. Presently, she is employed by Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Florida, while pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Wood of Chapin. He earned his Bachelor of Science in bioengineering from Clemson University and received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Medical University of South Carolina in May. He is completing a one-year residency through the University of Florida in the Clearwater, Florida, area.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.
Maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Kristin Carter of Chesterfield. Bridesmaids were Margo Toney and Shannon Wood, sister of the groom, both of Charleston; Melissa McPartland and Christina Gutta, both of Greenville; and Bridget Poplin of Chesterfield. Honorary bridesmaids were Stephanie Ramirez and BreAnne Wilbur, both of Chesterfield.
Best man was the groom’s father, Shawn Wood of Chapin. Groomsmen were Will Lannan, Matt Egeberg and Marc Wooster, all of Charleston; Jacob Coulter of Chapin; and Tyler Phillips of Atlanta. Ushers were Jimmy Schill of Atlanta and Jeff Pompa of New York.
After the reception, Dr. and Mrs. Wood were met by family and friends with bubbles of good wishes while their horse-drawn carriage awaited them to begin their new life together.
They honeymooned at Excellence Playa Mujeras. They currently reside in Belleair, Florida while James completes his residency.
In their own words
Q. How did you meet?
A. They were friends at Clemson University.
Q. Tell us about the proposal.
A. The groom took her fishing at the beach. Asked her to reel the line in, and the bait said, “I’m hooked! Will you marry me?”