Helen Harrison Coker and Clay Alan Ham, both of Lexington, South Carolina, were married on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at St. John's Church in Florence, South Carolina. The Reverend E. Weyman Camp IV and The Reverend
Allen C. Brimer performed the eleven o'clock ceremony. Luncheon followed.
The bride was given in marriage by her mother and uncle, Mr. Reginald Randolph Rushton. She is the daughter Mrs. Morgan Baxter Coker and the late Dr. Morgan Baxter Coker of Florence, South Carolina. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Moore Oeland of Clinton, South Carolina and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Luther Coker, Senior of Turbeville, South Carolina. She graduated from Presbyterian College with a Bachelor of Science; she received a Master of Healthcare Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina and received a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. She is the Associate Pastor at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church in Lexington, South Carolina.
The bride carried a clutch style bouquet of white hydrangeas, garden roses, eucalyptus and wax flowers with soft pink accents wrapped in ivory satin. She wore her mother's heirloom wedding gown, an antique ivory tulle A-line dress with lace embellishments, a sweetheart neckline and capelet sleeves.
The groom is the son of Mrs. Roger Clay Ham and the late Mr. Roger Clay Ham of Morton, Illinois. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Medbury Chapman of Jacksonville, Illinois and the late Mr. and Mrs. Felix Clay Ham of Chambersburg, Illinois. He graduated from Lincoln Christian University with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Divinity. He received a Doctor of Philosophy from Southwestern Seminary. He is an Education Associate at the South Carolina Department of Education.
Mrs. Emily Lane Adams and Mrs. Anna Whitehead Kent served as matrons of honor.
Mr. Ray Eugene Ham and Mr. Gregory Michael Adams shared the honor of best men.
The honorary ring bearer was Master Samuel Bertrand Adams.
Ushers were Mr. Nathan Clay Ham, Mr. Evan Thurber Camp, Mr. James Oeland Camp, Junior, and Mr. Nathan Grant Camp.
The scripture reader was The Reverend Corey Prescott.
Miss Chloe Michelle Camp and Mr. James Oeland Camp, Senior performed a duet.
Program attendants were Miss Savanna Caroline Camp, Miss Julia Morgan Camp, and Miss Ayla Jane Camp.
The altar flowers were dedicated to the fathers of the bride and groom, Dr. Morgan Baxter Coker and Mr. Roger Clay Ham.
The groom hosted a rehearsal dinner on Friday, July 19, 2019 at Town Hall Restaurant in Florence, South Carolina. Following a honeymoon in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, the couple will reside in Lexington, South Carolina.