Rachel Ann Ruth and Thomas Vance Sullivan, both of Columbia were united in marriage February 25, 2017 at Rutledge Chapel on the University of South Carolina’s Horseshoe. The 5 o’clock ceremony was performed by Pastor Don Brock.

The bride is the daughter of Chris and Laura Wolfe of Chapin and Corey Ruth of West Columbia. She is the granddaughter of Anida Mims of Columbia, David Mims of Raphine, VA, Carolyn Wolfe of Sandy Run and the late Richard Wolfe of Sandy Run. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, the bride received a bachelor’s degree in business and is employed by Republic National Distributing Company, as a Human Resources Specialist.

The groom is the son of Rick and Jan Sullivan of Columbia. He is the grandson of Dot and Eddie Dalton of Greenwood, the late Adrian Ellison of Greenwood, Alberta Sullivan of Greenwood, and the late Carl Sullivan of Seneca. A graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, the groom received his bachelor’s degree in business and is employed by Walker Brothers, Inc. as the Office Manager.

Maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Caroline Wolfe of Chapin. Bridesmaids were Anna Borders, Laura Borders, Jarrett Eason, all of Columbia, Courtney Madson of Knoxville, TN, Hillary Pierce of Mobile, AL, and Stephanie Rizzo of Wakefield, MA. Flower girls were cousin of the bride, Miss Mims Catherine McTigue of Seneca and cousin of the groom, Miss Adrian Hastings of Greenwood.

Best Man was father of the groom, Rick Sullivan. Groomsmen were the groom’s brother, Mason Sullivan of Mount Pleasant, Jordan Garnett, Bradley Vaughn, both of Columbia, Patrick Ledbetter of Easley, Ryan Moore of Chapin, and Will Motley of Lexington. Ring Bearer was cousin of the groom, Master Warren Hastings of Greenwood.

Wedding music was provided by organist Tim Vaughn of Columbia. A dinner reception and dancing followed at the Agape Conference Center’s Hampton Room, accompanied by TJ McKay Entertainment.

The couple honeymooned in Montego Bay, Jamaica and resides in Columbia with their fur babies, Willie and Brice.

Rachel and Vance Sullivan. Photo supplied by Simone Wilson Photography