Erica Leigh Joyner and Justin Scott Pate were united in marriage on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at five o’clock in the couple’s yard at their home on Tranters Creek in Washington, NC. Retired Judge Warren L. Pate of Glendale Springs and Wilmington, NC, uncle of the groom, and Pastor Scott Hardy of Snow Hill, NC officiated the ceremony. A reception was held under a tent in the couple’s yard followed by dancing. On the eve of the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents in the couple’s yard.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mallow of Hookerton, NC and Mr. Michael Joyner of Raleigh, NC. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Beaman of Snow Hill and the late Mr. Dexter Joyner of Zebulon, NC and the late Mrs. Alva Joyner of Middlesex, NC. She is also the granddaughter of Mrs. Wanda Joyner of Zebulon.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Pate of Snow Hill, NC. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jernigan of Dunn, NC and the late Mr. Warren Pate of Erwin, NC and the late Mrs. Rachel Bridgers of Morehead City, NC.
The bride was escorted by her father. Her best friend, Mrs. Sandy Huber Sayland, was Matron of Honor.
The groom’s father served as the best man. Groomsmen were Dustin Ellison of Snow Hill, Joshua Clayton of Johnson City, Tennessee, Kyle Makovic of Williamston, NC, and Maxwell Hartley of Charleston, SC.
The bride was given a shower by family and friends at the home of Mrs. Carol Windley of Washington.
The couple was entertained at a Party on the Pamlico at Ribeyes of Washington on May 30, 2017 by family and friends.
The bride is a graduate of Mitchell’s Hair Academy and is a hair stylist with Tingen and Company in Greenville. The groom attended Lenoir Community College and is owner/operator of Ribeyes in Washington.
The couple spent an evening at Elmwood Inn 1820 Bed and Breakfast of Washington, NC. They will take a honeymoon trip at a later date.
They are now residing in Washington, NC.