Ashleigh Brooks Joyner and Bennison Jacob Gardner were united in marriage on August 9 at Yankee Hall Plantation in Greenville, North Carolina. Scott Howell, cousin of the groom, officiated the ceremony, with a scripture reading by the groom’s godmother, Janet McDonald.
The bride is the daughter of Michael V. and Gail W. Joyner of Greenville. The groom is the son of Kerry and Judy Gardner of Charlottesville. Matrons of honor were Kimberly J. Anthony and Kelly J. Jacobs, sisters of the bride. The bridesmaids included junior bridesmaid Emily Anthony, niece of the bride. Clara Anthony, niece of the bride, was the flower girl. Best man was Kerry Gardner, father of the groom. The groomsmen included Daniel Powers, Chris Speasmaker, and Eric Thomas. Taylor Anthony, nephew of the bride, served as junior usher, and Cameron Jacobs, nephew of the bride, carried the rings.
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. The couple is making their home in Greenville with their dog, Jeter, and their cat, Calypso.