Raven Alexandra Loss of Spring Lake, North Carolina, and Thomas Edward Lewis III of Sumter were united in marriage at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sumter.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Melissa Marsh and the late Mr. Cecil Marsh of Spring Lake and the granddaughter of Ms. Terry Metcalf of Spokane, Washington, and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Loss of Clarkston, Washington. She graduated from Overhills High School of Spring Lake in 2015, and she is attending National American University of Rapid City, South Dakota. She is an airman in the United States Air Force.
The bridegroom is the son of Col. and Mrs. Thomas Edward Lewis Jr. of Sumter and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Allen Wise of Dawsonville, Georgia, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Edward Lewis Sr. of Bowling Green, Kentucky. He graduated from Overhills High School of Spring Lake in 2016 and is attending South Dakota School of Mines and Technology of Rapid City.
The Rev. Steve Holler officiated at the ceremony.
Music was provided by Beth Lewallen, pianist and organist.
Escorted by Sean Garison, a family friend, the bride wore a strapless ivory tulle gown with lace embroidered at the waist and an ivory tulle cathedral-length veil that was once worn by the mother of the bridegroom. She carried a bouquet of white and colorful shades of pink roses with ivy. A brooch, which was given to her by her Grandmother Metcalf and previously owned by her great-great-grandmother, was pinned to her bouquet. She also wore diamond earrings and a diamond bracelet given to her by the bridegroom's Grandmother Wise.
Isabel Brucker served as maid of honor, and Madalynne Long, sister of the bridegroom, served as matron of honor. Brianna Stone served as bridesmaid. Rachel Bray, cousin of the bridegroom, served as flower girl.
The father of the bridegroom served as best man. Groomsmen were David Leatherman and Drew Prasil. Max Hill served as ring bearer.
Also participating was Samuel O. McEver, cousin of the bridegroom.
The bridegroom's parents held the reception at the church reception hall.
The bridegroom's parents held the rehearsal party at their home in Sumter.
Following a wedding trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, the couple resides at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota.