Sarah Elizabeth Allen of Isle of Palms and Jacob Henry Helsley of Columbia were united in marriage at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Charleston in Charleston, SC. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Wade Allen, and granddaughter of Herbert Lillard Allen and the late Nancy Lou Allen and Billy Lee Eudy and the late Sylvia Mae Eudy. She graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education and from University of South Carolina with her Masters of Education in Educational Administration. She is currently teaching special education in the Columbia area.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Lynn Helsley of Columbia, and grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mervin Sine Helsley, and The Reverend Doctor George A. Jones and the late Evelyn Masden Jones. He graduated from Presbyterian College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and received his Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, AL. The groom is the Senior Pastor at Blaney Baptist Church, Elgin, SC.

The Reverend Chad Moore officiated at the ceremony. Dr. George A. Jones, the groom’s grandfather also participated in the service. Paige McKeithan Cisa served as the matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Mary Glenn Bowen, Ruth Anne Burnette, Jessica Lynn Corley, Lizanne Ferrell Carlson, Caleigh Cantrell Hicks, Kendall Salley Judd, Brittany Leigh Lassiter, Kimberlee Allen Lockwood, Mary-Michal Boyette Martin, Anna Smith Moser, and Cassandra Helsley Paschal. Honorary Bridesmaids were Abigail Lee Burnette, Catherine Alene Burnette, Courtney Kammerer Goforth, Even Elizabeth Page, and Ashley Nicole Sutherland. Flower girls were Justus Evelyn Paschal and Keiser Alexia Paschal. The bridegroom’s father served as his best man. Groomsmen were Michael Wade Allen, Jr., Taylor Lee Allen, Daniel Cade Campbell, Jeremy Reagan Deloach, Josh Allen Deloach, Adam Eugene Keller, Jordan David Lloyd, Terrence Lee NesSmith, John Charles Paschal, Scott Sean Pharis, and Preston Young Register. Ushers were Chaseton Paschal, Samuel Masden Hammond and G. Alexander Denka. Ring Bearers were Aiden Brandt Wilkerson and Avery Bland Wilkerson. Music was provided by Mary Allison Lynch Stengel, Edgar Turner Vaughn, and Beverly Cox Bradley.

The reception was held at Cottage on the Creek. The rehearsal dinner was held at Wild Dunes Resort. Following a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple will reside in Elgin, SC.

June 21, 2015  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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