Sloan Winstead Smith and Zachary Scott Drescher were married on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at three o’clock in the afternoon at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Bath. The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Reverend Diane Tomlinson. A program of wedding music was presented by Mr. Bill Rhoads of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and soloist Mrs. Treva Tankard of Bath. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed at the Bridgewater North home of the bride’s mother.
The bride is the daughter of the late Mr. Warren Bonner Smith and Ms. Christine Tankard Smith of Bath. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bruce Tankard and the late Mr. Wilton Winstead Smith and Ms. Ruth Baldwin Waters, all of Bath.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory William Drescher of Landisville, Pennsylvania. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Shertzer of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and the late Mr. Gordon Drescher and Ms. Geraldine Geesey of York, Pennsylvania.
Given in marriage by her mother, the bride wore a strapless silk radzmir column gown with sculptured origami bow accent and detachable train by designer Austin Scarlett. She had a chapel length tulle veil with raw cut edge. Her hand-tied bouquet consisted of green hydrangea, Esperance roses, green berries, and peonies.
Mrs. Julie Cameron of Medford, Massachusetts, served as matron of honor. Ms. Lauren Travers of Wilmington served as maid of honor, and Ms. Mary Frances Dudley, also of Wilmington, served as bridesmaid. Attendants wore knee-length navy dresses with an empire waist and ruffle detail around the neckline. Ms. Madison Stewart of Franklin, Tennessee, served as flower girl.
Mr. Kevin Flounlacker of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, served as best man. Mr. Mitchell Gray of Florence, South Carolina, and Mr. Matthew Moot of Buies Creek served as groomsmen. Mr. Nathaniel Chrismon of Bath served as ring bearer.
Guests were greeted by Ms. Gretchen Bitar of Los Angeles, California, and Mr. Jamieson Stewart of Franklin, Tennessee, served as program attendant. Ms. Emily Cauley of Raleigh read the scripture. Mr. Mack Simpson of Bath served as acolyte, while Mrs. Susan Simpson and Mr. Jimmy Latham, also of Bath, served as Eucharistic Ministers. Mrs. April Stewart, godmother of the bride of Franklin, Tennessee, directed the ceremony.
The bride earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, Masters of Business Administration, and Juris Doctor degree from Campbell University and is admitted to the North Carolina State Bar. She is a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force and is currently serving as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate.
The groom earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Campbell University. He is currently employed as a Client Services Associate with Stewardship Advisors, LLC of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania.
To celebrate the couple’s engagement, a Stock the Bar party was held on December 9, 2016, at the home of the groom’s parents in Landisville, Pennsylvania. On the eve of the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents at Elmwood 1820 in Washington. A bridesmaids’ luncheon, hosted by the mother of the bride and friends, was held the day of the wedding at the home of Ms. Christine Tankard Smith.
After a honeymoon in St. Lucia, the couple will reside in Satellite Beach, Florida.