Amber Brooke Wardell and Murray Calhoun Tinsley, both of Greenwood, South Carolina, were united in marriage August 17, 2019, at Harris Baptist Church, Greenwood, South Carolina. Rev. J. Frank Thomas officiated.
Music was presented by Mrs. Leigh Gambrell, pianist, Mr. Albert Gambrell, organist, Mr. Andy Johnston, guitarist and Mrs. Amelia Shuman, soloist, all of Greenwood, South Carolina.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Lamar Reese and Mr. and Mrs. John Christopher Wayne Wardell, all of Greenwood, South Carolina.
She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Brooks McDowell of Ninety Six, South Carolina, Mr. and Mrs. J. Larry Reese of Greenwood, South Carolina, Mrs. Judy Marlene Galloway of Saluda, South Carolina and the late Mrs. Karen Benton Smith.
She graduated in 2011 from Ninety Six High School. In 2014, she earned an Associate degree in Applied Science from Piedmont Technical College.
Amber is employed at Self Regional Healthcare in Respiratory Care as a Respiratory Therapist.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eldred Sebastian Tinsley IV of Hodges, South Carolina.
He is the grandson of Mrs. Ann Horne Havird, the late Eldred Sebastian Tinsley III (Sonny), Carol Hill Murray, the late Tommy Wayne Murray, and the late Tony M. Havird, all of Greenwood, South Carolina.
He graduated in 2011 from Greenwood High School. In 2015, he earned a BS degree in Business Management from Lander University.
Calhoun is employed at Velux as a Customer Service Representative.
Matrons of Honor were Coursey Cobb Lindsey of Greenwood, South Carolina and Jasmin Juergens Slay of Ninety Six, South Carolina.
Maid of Honor was Katie Mae Sears of Greenwood, South Carolina.
Bridesmaids were Kristin Sullivan Clamp, Alissa Christine Ronan, Lauren Ashley George, Michelle Kathryn Toro, all of Greenwood, South Carolina.
Flower Girls were Emma Taylor George and Sophie Elizabeth George, both of Greenwood, South Carolina.
The bride wore an ivory grand Mikado and tulle gown designed by Stella York, featuring a plunging neckline and matching deep v-back that created a clean and sophisticated look. A layered tulle skirt and sweeping train gave the gown a voluminous, yet timeless silhouette. The bride added a sash of sparkling Swarovski crystals and glass beads, hand-stitched into an intricate leaf design pattern.
Amber’s bridal look was completed with a chapel-length veil trimmed with exquisite scalloped French lace that was hand-cut and stitched to the edge. The bride’s sash and veil were lovingly handmade in Denver, Colorado, by Sara Gabriel Veils.
The bridal bouquet was a hand-tied bouquet of moonstone roses, consisting of weeping podocorpus, salal, lambs ear, seeded eucalyptus, and ruscus, held together with a handkerchief from the grooms great-grandmother.
Best man was Eldred Sebastian Tinsley IV, father of the groom of Hodges, South Carolina.
Groomsmen were Eldred Sebastian Tinsley V, brother of the groom, Paul Harrison Elliott, Martin Cole Clamp, Chad Onan Ott, William Legare Ott, David Eugene Cooper, Louis Beaudrot Sligh and Thomas Rowland Walker, all of Greenwood, South Carolina.
Usher was Jacob Christopher Wardell, brother of the bride, of Greenwood, South Carolina.
Ring Bearer was David Lyle Cooper of Greenwood, South Carolina.
Registry Attendant was Brooke Scarlett Smith, cousin of the bride, of Ninety Six, South Carolina.
Program Attendant was Adele Elizabeth Kelly of Ninety Six, South Carolina.
The groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Bermuda’s at Stoney Point.
A reception was at Greenwood Country Club and was hosted by the parents of the groom.
After a honeymoon to Saint Lucia, the couple will reside in Greenwood, South Carolina.