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GREENVILLE — Amber Renee Stallings and Jonathan Marshall Rice were married March 12 at 5 p.m.

The Rev. Douglas Gibson and Kristina Gibson officiated at the double-ring ceremony at Rock Springs Center.

Mr. and Mrs. James E. Stallings Jr. of Hobbsville are parents of the bride. She is the granddaughter of Sarah B. Stallings of Hobbsville, the late James E. Stallings Sr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lewis M. Benton of Corapeake.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Rice of Mount Olive. He is the grandson of Odessa Ford, the late Marshall Jones and the late Robert R. and Mildred S. Rice of Aurora.

Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a gown of regal satin. The halter neckline fell into an A-line wrap skirt with a semi-cathedral train adorned with a display of crystal beads, pearls, sequins and Swarovski crystals.

For her headpiece, she chose a fingertip fountain headpiece covered in silk satin with two tiers of illusion trimmed in a satin ribbon edge. She carried a clutch bouquet of yellow konfetti roses and mixed spring flowers adorned with greenery.

Holly S. King of Winterville, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Michele W. Copeland of Hobbsville, cousin of the bride; Karen K. Carlton of Raleigh, cousin of the groom; and Amy B. Armitage of Winterville, Heather Y. Hunter of Hertford, Susan McLawhorn of Gatesville and Kimberly R. Thorne of Greenville, friends of the bride.

Robert T. Rice was his son’s best man. Groomsmen were Robbie R. Rice of Greenville, brother of the groom; Michael King of Winterville, brother-in-law of the bride; and Edward Earl Williams of Greenville and David C. Austin, Ladd Jones and Jeffry W. Robinson of Aurora, friends of the groom. Ushers were Johnny Barefoot of Poquoson, Va., and Barry Litchfield of Washington, cousins of the groom, and Carl Cayton of Wake Forest, friend of the groom.

Honorary bridesmaids were Charlene N. Hagen and Mitzie L. Hughes of Greenville and Lori A. Robertson of Windsor, friends of the bride.

Ashby P. King and Brylie N. King, nieces of the bride, were flower girls.

Marilyn S. Noble of Hobbsville, aunt of the bride, and June Zurface of Aurora, aunt of the groom, were mistresses of ceremonies.

Distributing programs were Devon Lake of Hobbsville, cousin of the bride, and Jordan Davis of Chesapeake, Va., cousin of the groom.

A program of wedding music was provided by Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Shires of Ashland, Va., vocalists.

After a wedding trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple is residing in Winterville.

The bride is a graduate of East Carolina University with a degree in psychology and criminal justice and masters of science degrees in rehabilitation counseling and substance abuse/clinical counseling. She is employed with PORT Human Services of Greenville as a qualified practitioner.

The groom graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in economics. He is employed by Eastern Aluminum Supply Inc. of Jacksonville.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception and dance at Rock Springs Center.

On March 12, a day at the spa was held at Envy Day Spa.

The bride held a bridesmaids’ luncheon Feb. 26 at her home in Winterville.

On Feb. 19, Robbie Rice, brother of the groom, held a bachelor party.

Dawn Ellis and Lindsay Allen, co-workers of the bride, held a party Feb. 18 at Plantation Apartments clubhouse.

On Feb. 5, Mike and Holly King held a stock-the-bar party at their home in Winterville.

The bridesmaids held a bachelorette weekend and lingerie shower Jan. 15 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

On Dec. 5, Michele W. Copeland and Marilyn S. Noble held a Christmas shower at the Copeland home in Hobbsville.

Amy B. Armitage held a pampered bride kitchen party Nov. 13 at her home in Winterville.

On Sept. 25, Holly S. King, sister of the bride, held an engagement luau at her home in Winterville.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner and luau at Rock Springs Equestrian Center of Greenville.

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Weddings on April 17, 2005 8:52 AM