The Rev. Walter Burley Stattmann Salmon and Mr. Robert Christopher Jacob Henkel, both of Lexington, Georgia, were married Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 in a private, Episcopal ceremony at Saint Mary’s Chapel, Laurel Hill Plantation, with the Rev. Anna Rilla Holmes of Fountain Inn, South Carolina, officiating.
The Rev. Mr. Salmon’s is the son are Mrs. Walter Thomas Salmon and the late Mr. Salmon of Natchez. His grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter Frank Sartin of Brookhaven and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lloyd Salmon Sr. of Natchez.
Mr. Henkel’s parents are Mrs. Grace Ellen Lammerding Henkel of Haddonfield, New Jersey, the late Dr. George Elmer Henkel Jr. of Somers Point, New Jersey, and Mrs. George Elmer Henkel Jr. of Somers Point. His grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. John Charles Vincent Lammerding of Elizabeth, New Jersey, and the late Mr. and Mrs. George Elmer Henkel Sr. of Eatontown, New Jersey.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Jesse Christeson of Jackson, principal cellist of the Mississippi Symphony.
Both grooms wore black tie.
A formal wedding dinner was held at The Elms. Mrs. Salmon, mother of a groom, hosted brunch for out-of-town guests on Sunday following the wedding at Hillside Plantation, her home, in Kingston.
The Rev. Mr. Salmon is a graduate of Trinity Episcopal Day School in Natchez, Millsaps College and Yale University. He is the assistant rector for Christian formation and pastoral care at The Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea (Episcopal) in Palm Beach, Florida.
Mr. Henkel is a graduate of Monmouth Regional High School in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, and the University of Maryland. He is the director of communications for the American Society of Nephrology.
The couple will divide their time between Lexington, Georgia, and Palm Beach, Florida.