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Ashleigh Brooks Joyner - Bennison Jacob Gardner

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Ashleigh Brooks Joyner and Bennison Jacob Gardner were united in marriage on August 9, 2014 at 6 p.m. at Yankee Hall Plantation, Greenville. Scott Howell, cousin of the groom, officiated the double-ring ceremony. The bride was escorted by her father.
The bride is the daughter of Michael V. and Gail W. Joyner of Greenville. She is the granddaughter of Blanche Joyner and the late Verlon Joyner, and the late Bill and Edith Williams, all of Greenville.
The groom is the son of Kerry and Judy Gardner of Charlottesville, VA. He is the grandson of Josephine Schlank and the late Capt. John James Schlank, Jr. of Alexandria, VA, and the late Dorothy and Donald Bennison Gardner of Annandale, VA.
Matrons of honor were Kimberly J. Anthony and Kelly J. Jacobs, sisters of the bride, both of Greenville.
Bridesmaids were all friends of the bride, Kristen Brown of Greenville, Lindsey Bishop of Greenville, Grace McDonald Massey of Greenville, Mary-Hannah Evans of Buies Creek, Rene Gillham of Virginia Beach, VA, and Natalie Coulombe of Oakton, VA. Junior bridesmaid was Emily Anthony of Greenville, niece of the bride. Flower girl was Clara Anthony of Greenville, niece of the bride.
Best man was Kerry Gardner, father of the groom. Groomsmen were all friends of the groom, Dylan Gillham of Wilton, CT, Daniel Powers of Charlottesville, VA, Jeremy Martin of Yardley, PA, Daniel Hopkins of Easton, MD, Chris Speasmaker of Charlottesville, VA, Eric Thomas of Charlottesville, VA, and brother-in-law of the bride, Stephen Anthony of Greenville. Ushers were Chas Cohn, friend of groom of Newport News, VA, Steven Jacobs, brother-in-law of the bride of Greenville. Junior usher was Taylor Anthony, nephew of the bride of Greenville. Ring bearer was nephew of the bride, Cameron Jacobs of Greenville.
Scripture reading was by Janet McDonald, godmother of the groom of Free Union, VA.
A reception followed at Yankee Hall Plantation, Greenville. Rehearsal dinner was also held at Yankee Hall Plantation.
An engagement party was held at the home of the bride’s parents, given by the bride’s family. A bridal shower was held at the home of Kathy Brown, hosted by Kathy Brown, Kristen Brown, Betsy McDonald, Grace McDonald Massey, Nancy Bishop, and Lindsey Bishop. A bridesmaids luncheon was given at Rock Springs Center, hosted by Linda Asbell, Debra Barrington, BJ Cutrell, Dorothy Smith, Ludie Smith, and Donna Tripp. A Bachelorette party was held in Myrtle Beach, given by the bridal party.
The bride received a Master of Science in Accounting from East Carolina University and is employed as a Tax Associate at Michael V. Joyner & Co., CPA, PA.
The groom received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from East Carolina University and is employed as an Operations Manager at SILVERcare, Inc.
After a honeymoon to Antigua, the couple have made their home in eastern North Carolina with their dog, Jeter and cat, Calypso.


Bless your heart
Bless your heart