Rachel Erin Foster and John Carmichael Stuart, Jr. were married on December 20, 2013 in Alexandria, Virginia.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Robert Foster of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Frank Spreitzer and Mr. and Mrs. James Ephraim Foster. The bride received a bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University, master's degree from Case Western Reserve University, and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is an active duty Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force.
The groom is the son of Ms. Nancy Ellen Helms of Raleigh and Mr. John Carmichael Stuart of Wilmington. He is the grandson of Mrs. Jesse Helms and the late Sen. Jesse Helms and the late Mr. and Mrs. Archie David Stuart. The groom received a bachelor's degree from North Carolina State University and a juris doctorate from North Carolina Central University. He is an attorney in Washington, D.C.
The couple resides in Washington, D. C.