Published 12:00 am Friday, June 1, 2012
Graham – Phipps
Ashley Christine Graham of Salisbury and Devin Ray Phipps of Winston-Salem were united in marriage Saturday, June 2, 2012, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Salisbury. The Reverends Rhodes Woolly and Jan Huntley officiated the five o’clock evening ceremony, which was followed by a reception at the Historic Salisbury Station.
The bride was escorted by her father, Mr. Gary L. Graham. Sister of the bride, Lauren E. Graham, of Salisbury, was the maid of honor. Serving as bridesmaids were Jennifer A. Huber of Apex, Chelsea E. Mullarney of Montclair, N.J., and Amy M. Owen of Nashville, Tenn.
The groom chose Shane M. Thompson of Columbia, S.C,. to stand as his best man. His groomsmen were Collin R. Drolet of Burlington, Patrick T. Hayes of Middletown, Md., Michael Oates of Charlotte and Michael Williams of Chicago, Ill.
Ushers for the wedding were Daniel D. Marconi of Duxbury, Mass., Krishna A.M. Pamulapati of Richmond, Va., Corbin A. Peele, cousin of the bride, of Salisbury, and Michael T. Ung of North Providence, R.I.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Matthew M. Brown, Anita Cirba and Dr. Scott MacLeod. Casey D. Mull of Athens, Ga., served as lector, and registry attendants were Tracy L. Ikola of Hoboken, N.J. and Susan J. Kozelka of New York City, N.Y. Eric Hawks, cousin of the groom, of Galax, Va., and Abby Lee of Salisbury served as torch bearers. Cousin of the bride Braxton T. Peele of Salisbury also served as crucifer.
The bride wore a princess ring that belonged to her late maternal grandmother, Flossie P. Peele.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Graham of Salisbury and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Graham, Mr. Charles R. Peele and the late Ms. Flossie P. Peele, all of Salisbury. A 2004 graduate of West Rowan High School, Ashley received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Wake Forest University in 2008 and a Master of Arts degree in Management from Wake Forest University– Babcock School of Management in 2009. She is the owner of Van Poole Marketing and Public Relations Solutions.
The groom is the son of Mr. Michael R. Phipps of Lansing, N.C., and Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Brown of Jefferson. He is the grandson of Mrs. Georgia Woods and the late Mr. Hardin Woods of Independence, Va., and Mrs. Edith Phipps and the late Mr. Thomas Ray Phipps of Independence, Va. A 2004 graduate of Ashe County High School, Devin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Wake Forest University in 2008. He is a Client Services Senior Associate for The Berry Company.
Following a wedding trip to Key West, Fla., the couple will make their home in Winston-Salem.
A bridal luncheon honoring the bride and her attendants was held Friday, June 1 at the home of the bride’s parents and was hosted by the bride’s mother, Angela P. Graham, and aunt, Denise L. Peele, both of Salisbury. Bridesmaids were presented gifts from the bride. A rehearsal dinner was held Friday evening at the Forest Glen Clubhouse. Guests included the wedding party and family of the bride and groom.
A bridal shower honoring the bride was held on May 6 at St. Luke’s Reformed Church in Salisbury. Great-aunts of the bride Shirley Cranford and Patsy Taylor, both of Salisbury, served as hostesses.