It is with great joy that Mike and Tanya Berbert of Salem announce the marriage of their daughter, Helen Samantha, to Thomas McCoy Loya, of Crozet. Samantha and McCoy were married on May 26, 2012 in a lovely outdoor ceremony at Old Trail Golf Club in Crozet. The ceremony was performed by dear friend, Mr. David Workman, under a chuppah made from the prayer shawl of Samantha’s beloved cousin Steve Eisenberg.
Samantha’s matron of honor was Elizabeth Craighead Mills and her attendants were Sunny DeButts, Natalie Ellmann, Diana Kemmerer, and Alicia Hylton King. McCoy’s best man was Chas Sandridge and his groomsmen were Nick Barrell, Graham Berbert, Chris Jackson and Jesus Morris. Music for the ceremony was provided by Becky Crowder, grandmother of the bride. The readers for the ceremony were Mrs. Ann Eisenberg, aunt of the bride, and Shad Conrad, friend of the groom.
Samantha is a graduate of Salem High School and the University of Virginia School of Nursing with her BSN. She is employed by University of Virginia Health System as a registered nurse. McCoy is a graduate of Western Albemarle High School and is attending Piedmont Virginia Community College majoring in Criminal Justice and Police Science. He is employed by the City of Charlottesville Police Department.
The newlyweds honeymooned in Jamaica at Ocho Rios Resort. They currently reside in Crozet with their pugs Madi and Otis.