Stephanie April Bassett and Christopher Charles Slaughter were married on May 14 on the beach at Tybee Island. The Rev. Alex Brookhuis officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Sandra and Stephen Bassett of Stockbridge. She is a 2002 graduate of Heritage High School. She is a 2006 graduate of LaGrange College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and a 2008 graduate of Valdosta State University, where she earned a master's degree in special education. She was employed with Salem High School as the learning support compliance consultant until the end of this past school year.
The groom is the son of Gail and Ed Slaughter of Brunswick. He is a 2002 graduate of Lowndes High School and a 2006 graduate of LaGrange College, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in business management. He is currently employed with the Coast Guard and is stationed in Seattle.
Jennifer Penston of Covington served as the maid of honor. Lindsey Simon of Norcross, Christi Ward of Canton and Sara Ayres of Atlanta, all served as bridesmaids.
Guy Hodnette of LaGrange served as the best man. Mike Nizzi of Marietta and Tommy Weinthaler of Atlanta served as groomsmen.
After a honeymoon trip to Napa Valley, California and Victoria, British Columbia, the couple resides in Seattle.