Harding and Foster celebrate beach wedding September 10 in Nantucket

Elizabeth Harding, daughter of Lee and Richard Harding of Clinton, and Michael Foster, son of Julie and Mel Foster of Newton and Nantucket, Mass., were married September 10 in a noon wedding on the beach in Sconset, Nantucket, Mass.

The bride, formerly of Clinton, is a graduate of St. Joseph High School and Mississippi College. The bridegroom, formerly of Newton and Nantucket, is a graduate of Beaver Country Day School, George Washington University and Boston University.

The bride, in a sleeveless lace gown and escorted by her father, also wore the lace cap and veil worn by her maternal grandmother, mother, and aunt. Pinned inside the gown was the seed pearl heart carried by her paternal grandmother in her wedding.

Ryan Woolsey of Costa Mesa, Calif., and Sam Rothschild of South Hamilton, Mass. were maid of honor and best man, respectively. Audrey and Jack Harding, the bride’s niece and nephew, were flower girl and ring bearer. Readings were done by the bride’s and bridegroom’s brothers, Will Harding and Rob Foster.

Following the ceremony, guests walked up to the Summerhouse Resort lawn overlooking the Atlantic Ocean where appetizers were served. A luncheon followed in the Summerhouse.

Following a wedding trip to Boston, the couple returned to Costa Mesa, where the bride is owner of Brighter Pastures Sober Living and the bridegroom is an investigator for Horsemen, Inc.

Elizabeth’s grandparents are Jane Emling and the late Edward L. Emling, and Clara Frances Harding and the late J.W. Harding, all of Jackson. Michael’s grandparents are Isabel Spann and the late Col. Frederick C. Spann of Alexandria, Va., and the late Frances Miller and Louis Foster of Boston.

On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner for family and friends at The Straight Wharf Restaurant in Nantucket. Friends of the bride hosted a bridal shower and brunch in December at the Bolton home of Libby Kendall.

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