Susan Kirby-Smith and Clay Davidson were married Sunday, May 25, 2008 at the Greensboro Arboretum in a ceremony officiated by Tommy Trull, a friend of the couple. The wedding ceremony texts were selected from Shakespeare's plays and a sonnet. The couple celebrated afterward with family and friends at a dinner given by the bride's parents at the O. Henry Hotel. The evening before the wedding the groom's parents honored the couple with a dinner at the Proximity Hotel.Susan is the daughter of Noel and Tom Kirby-Smith of Greensboro. She is a graduate of Oberlin College and is a graduate student at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She works as an editorial assistant for The Southern Review, a literary quarterly.Clay is the son of Dale Walker of Greensboro and Gerard Davidson of Summerfield. He works as an investigator for Ward Black Law. He teaches martial arts with Mike Carr Karate and plays guitar in the band Hi-Rollers.The bride's attendants were Lucy Danford and Abigail Soles, maids of honor, and Christine Schadegg and Sharyn Chen, all of Greensboro.The groom's attendants were Erik Strom of Greensboro, best man, Walker Davidson of Charlotte, brother of the groom, Jeremy Fountain of Greensboro and Owen Dollar of Wilmington. Linda Danford directed the wedding rehearsal. Gaines and Cary Green, cousins of the groom, and John Soles ushered the guests to the wedding site.Rob Reich of San Francisco, a multi-instrumentalist who plays and records with several musical groups and a college classmate of Susan's, played the accordion for the wedding ceremony. Chris Danford played the trumpet for the rehearsal on Saturday. The Hot Club of North Carolina, a jazz band in the "Hot Club" style, played for listening and dancing during the wedding dinner.Alex Forsyth and Matilda Kirby-Smith, Janet Ward Black and Jim Gutsell photographed the wedding event.Susan and Clay met in the summer of 1996 at Ben & Jerry's on Tate Street, where Susan was working when Clay stopped in to visit his friend Tommy Trull, the shop's manager.