Walker-Schaffer

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MANNING - Alexandria Caroline Walker and Jeffrey Robert Schaffer II were united in marriage Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Presbyterian Church at Manning.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nelson Walker of Manning, and the granddaughter of Mrs. Harry Shingler Shuler Jr. and the late Mr. Shuler of Santee and Mrs. Thomas Irby Walker and the late Mr. Walker of Summerton.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Robert Schaffer of Sumter, and the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Michael Hathaway Sr. of Sumter and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Howard Schaffer of Pinehurst, North Carolina.

The double-ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. George G. Wilkes.

Music was provided by Ms. Thommie Ruth Jackson, organist; Mrs. Maryalice Hoyt, harpist; and Mrs. Lisa Heaton Patrick and Dr. Elizabeth Patrick DuRant, vocalists.

Mrs. Margaret Bland Cooper served as wedding director.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory fit-and-flare gown adorned with delicate lace appliques and featuring a fitted bodice, a sweetheart neckline embellished with crystals and iridescent Mother of Pearl, and a fitted skirt that fell to a lace scalloped hemline and cathedral train. She wore her mother's veil which was a halo of silk orange blossoms, Belgium crystals and wired pearls from which fell fingertip-length silk bridal illusion. She carried a bouquet of pink peonies.

Caroline Elizabeth Powell served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Paige Charlotte Madeline Braziel, Mrs. Carley Powers Kersey, Mrs. Ashley Page Mays, Margaret Eleanora McCurry, Mrs. Morgan DeBruhl Preger, Ashley Nicole Schaffer, sister of the bridegroom, and Jessica Ann Varipapa.

The bridegroom's brother, Mr. John Michael Schaffer, served as best man. Groomsmen were Mr. Bryan Rigoberto Castillo, Mr. Andrew John Krauss, Mr. Frank Joseph Kutcha, Mr. Christopher Anthony Lorenzi, Mr. Joshua Alexander Mercedel, Mr. Sean Aundrevs Tyson and Mr. Charles Nelson Walker Jr., brother of the bride. Andrew Jeffrey Krauss, nephew of the bridegroom, served as ring bearer.

The rehearsal party was given by the bridegroom's parents at Serendipity in Sumter.

The reception was given by the bride's parents at their home in Manning.

After a honeymoon trip to Aruba, the couple will reside in West Columbia.