Amy Rebecca Woodell and Wyatt Garland Bardi were united in marriage on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at four o’clock, at the Crest Center in Asheville, NC. Dr. Samuel Rubinson officiated. A reception in Crest Pavilion followed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Woodell of Cary, NC, and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Les Deatherage of Howey-in-the-Hills, FL and the late Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Woodell of Elizabethtown, NC. The groom is the son of Ms. Claudia Bardi and Mr. Chris Bardi, both of Florence, SC, and the grandson of the late Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Garland of Elkin, NC and the late Mr. and Mrs. Pio Bardi of Aiken, SC.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. Morgan Duke of Columbia, SC served as Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids were Annie Beury of Nashville, TN, Meredith Chinnis of Ladson, SC, Sarah Collier, sister of the groom, of Florence, SC, Katy Gibson of Lusaka, Zambia, Brooke Kirby of Clemson, SC, Morgan Lemond of Atlanta, GA, and Amanda Rekers of Lexington, SC.
Jordan Coleman of Columbia, SC served as Best Man. Groomsmen were William Henry Lawrence of Clemson, SC, Peter Mathias of Columbia, SC, Hamilton McAfee of Columbia, SC, William Reed Olds-Benton of Columbia, SC, Fabien Pering of Columbia, SC, Mark Stroupe of Louisville, KY, and Mark Woodell, brother of the bride, of Brooklyn, NY. Ushers were Hunter Matthews and Chris Ramaglia, both of Columbia, SC. Elijah Malnar of Lusaka, Zambia served as ring bearer.
The bride received her Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising from the University of South Carolina in 2012. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Clothed in Hope, a nonprofit benefiting vulnerable women in Zambia, Africa. The groom is a 2013 graduate of Columbia International University with a Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministry, Family & Culture. He is currently interning with Family Legacy in Dallas, TX and will continue to work for them in Zambia. After a honeymoon in Jamaica, Wyatt and Amy will reside briefly in Dallas before moving to Lusaka, Zambia in January, 2014.