Martha Lila Bratton and William Corbin Ralston, both of Mt. Pleasant South Carolina, were united in marriage Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Thomas C. Herrington and The Rev. Dr. William Hunter Ralston performed the 4 p.m. ceremony. A reception followed at Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina.
The bride , who was escorted by her father, is the daughter of Dr. James Rufus Bratton, Jr. and the late Mrs. James Rufus Bratton, Jr. of Florence, South Carolina. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Asbury Dukes Hoke and the late Dr. and Mrs. James Rufus Bratton of Rock Hill, South Carolina. She earned a Bachelor of Science at Clemson University, and is employed by the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Charleston County Aviation Authority.
The groom is the son of the Rev. Dr. and Mrs. William Hunter Ralston of Charlotte, North Carolina. He is the grandson of the late Maj. Gen. and Mrs. Thomas Goldsborough Corbin of Fremont, North Carolina and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bradley Ralston of Atlanta, Georgia. He is earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s Degree at Auburn University, and is employed by Mashburn Construction Company.
Matrons of Honor were Ashley Patton Bratton, sister-in-law of the bride, Kathleen Davis Bukowsky and Marshall Baarcke Wyker. Maid of Honor was Jennifer Merrill Weston.
Best man was Thomas Hunter Ralston, brother of the groom.
Bridesmaids were Laura Chapman Beacham, Claire Stoneburner Rabe, Elizabeth Wallace Hodges, Stacey Rockwell Schmidt, Hayden Clark Jeffords, Patricia Greenberg Shenkman, Marshall Coleman Newton, Mari Allene Sitton and Jean Cutler Umbarger.
Groomsman was James Rufus Bratton, III, brother of the bride.
Ushers were Joshua Earl Beech, Matthew Alan Lucas, Ronald Matthew Fendley, Nickolaus Francis Maslanka, Joseph DuPre Keys an, nephews of the bride.
Program attendants were Emily Bland Keys, Ashley Robinson Munn, Kathryn Baltzell McAlpin and Amanda Odom Parker.
Following a wedding trip, the couple will reside in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.