CHARLESTON - Mary Elizabeth Beaty of Sumter and Thomas Anthony Speidel of Athens, Greece, were united in marriage at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Redeemer Presbyterian Church.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wesley Beaty and the granddaughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Robert Wesley Beaty Jr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Benjamin "AB" Newton Jr., all of Sumter. She graduated from the University of South Carolina in graphic design and from Trident Technical College and the University of South Carolina Beaufort in nursing. She is a registered nurse at Roper Hospital in Charleston.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. David Speidel and Mrs. Jill McNeilly of Owls Head, Maine, and Ms. Karen Speidel of Erwin, Tennessee, and the grandson of the late Bill and Joan Speidel of Daytona Beach, Florida, and the late M.L. and Betty Jo Huskins of Erwin, Tennessee. He attended culinary school at Trident Technical College, served as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician and is a United States Air Force veteran. He is employed by Roper Hospital in Charleston.

Senior Pastor Craig Bailey of Redeemer Presbyterian Church officiated at the ceremony.

Music was provided by Fred Hudson, pianist; and vocal trio, Emily Hammond Aspinwall, Erica Hammond Raut and Kelly Hammond "KC" Crawley.

Escorted by the father, the bride wore a trumpet-shaped gown by Watters featuring latticework of ivory pearl beading and her Grandmother Alice's vintage lace plunging neckline and dramatic train. The gown was accessorized by a handmade birdcage veil and pearls. She carried a sweetgrass basket of ombré multicolored roses. The bride's send-off gown was by Needle & Thread and featured airy silhouette layers of tulle and iridescent sequins in blush and gold with ruffle details.

Emily Hammond Aspinwall served as matron of honor. Sarah Beaty Niemann, Jessica Marie Larche and Caroline Blumberg Schiff served as bridesmaids. Emma Kylie Speidel and Sophia Elizabeth Niemann served as flower girls.

The bridegroom's father served as best man. Groomsmen were Kenny Speidel and Robbie Skipper. Groomswomen were Jessica Bonnell, Erin Kelly and Michele Skipper. Kingston Anthony Speidel served as ring bearer.

Also participating were Benjamin Parks Beaty and Rhys Edward Niemann.

The reception was held at the Redeemer Presbyterian Church.

The rehearsal party was held at the Bohemian Bull on James Island.

Following a wedding trip to Anna Maria, Florida, and St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands, the couple will reside in Charleston.

The couple is registered at