Mary Katherine Watson and John Anderson Thompson III were married Friday, April, 20, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Columbia, South Carolina. The 6:30 p.m. ceremony was officiated by Reverend Monsignor Richard D. Harris, V.G. The reception followed at Leaside.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mitchell Watson of Columbia, South Carolina. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Moses Sheheen, junior of Camden, South Carolina, Mrs. Patricia Watson and the late Mr. Emory Olin Watson of Columbia, South Carolina.
The groom is the son of Ms. Virginia Van Metre Kornegay of Camden, South Carolina and Mr. John Anderson Thompson, junior of Liberty Hill, South Carolina. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John Dunbar Kornegay of Camden, South Carolina, and Mrs. Mary Vance Thompson and the late Mr. John Anderson Thompson, Sr. of Liberty Hill, South Carolina.
Miss Joanna Michelle Watson, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor; Mrs. Amy Watson Dupree and Mrs. Elizabeth Watson Kubas, sisters of the bride, served as matrons of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Jessica Porter Kohn, cousin of the bride; Miss Meredith Leigh Dyar, Miss Julia Elizabeth Zimmerman, Miss Courtney Anne Hamm, Miss Billie Jean Williams, Miss Casey Denise Rego, Miss Ali Rebecca Rayfield, Miss Sarah Mallory Wells Taylor and Miss Addie Louise Bunn, friends of the bride. Flower girl was Miss Emory Austin Dupree, niece of the bride. Greeters were Mrs. Annah Hammond Kirkley and Miss Olivia Lucile Sheheen, cousins of the bride; Mrs. Staci Hymson Lovelace and Miss Collette Bennett Andrews.
Best Man was Mr. John Anderson Thompson, junior, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Mr. James Kornegay Thompson, brother of the groom; Mr. Aaron Michael Dupree and Mr. Alexander Ryan Kubas, brothers-in-law of the bride; Mr. Jacob Charles Hammond, cousin of the bride; Mr. Benjamin Cantey Myers, Mr. Frederick M. Myers, junior, Mr. Curtis Everett Coleman III, Mr. Christopher Gardner Pettit, Mr. John Corbett Boykin III, Mr. Jason Adden Stegner and Mr. William Eugene Kalutz, friends of the groom. Ring Bearers were Master Ryan Watson Dupree and Master Boland Smith Dupree, nephews of the bride. Ushers were Mr. Michael Thomas Kohn, cousin of the bride; Mr. James Leigh McDuff, Mr. Trent Edward Lawhorn and Mr. Evan H. Burgess.
Following a honeymoon to the Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple will reside in Camden, South Carolina.