WEDDING: McRoy – AmbrosePublished 10:48pm Saturday, June 15, 2013
Jessica Robin McRoy and George Jacob “Jake” Ambrose were united in marriage Saturday, May 4, 2013 at six o’clock in the evening at Festival Park in Washington, North Carolina. Mr. Arthur “Bud” Ball and Mr. Curtis White officiated. Soloist was Mrs. Amanda Adams. A selection of wedding music was played by violinists Lois Omonde and Darci Binford, violist, Rebecca Clayton, and cellist, Dr. James Kittrell.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phil McRoy of Bath, NC. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Robbie Peoples and the late Mr. Jesse Peoples of Raeford, NC and the late Mr. and Mrs. Mayhew McRoy of Chocowinity, NC.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Ambrose of Bath, NC. He is the grandson of Mrs. Dola Barton and the late Mr. James Barton of Clarence, MO and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ricks Ambrose of Bath, NC.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an off white French alencon lace fit and flare gown by Paloma Blanca. It featured a sweetheart neckline with a feminine lace jacket that accented her back with a keyhole detail. Accentuating her waistline was an intricately beaded belt by Romona Keveza. The mermaid skirt had tiered organza ruffles that swept into a chapel length train. Her fingertip length veil was edged with a cascading ribbon and lace appliques. She wore her mother’s wedding shoes and a ring belonging to her maternal grandmother, a gift from the bride’s grandfather. She carried an all-white bouquet of peonies and hydrangea.
Serving as matron of honor was Mrs. Erin Cutler of Bath, NC. Bridesmaids were Miss Meredith Jernigan of Mobile, AL, Mrs. Crystal Everett of Atlantic Beach, NC, and Miss Dana Petri of Raleigh, NC. They wore strapless floor length dresses in navy blue chiffon. Their bouquets consisted of peonies and roses in varying shades of pink. They wore matching earrings given to them by the bride.
Mr. Bennie Ambrose, the groom’s father, served as best man. Groomsmen were Mr. Jonathan Sullivan of Pinetown, NC, Mr. Daniel Paul of Washington, NC, and Mr. Bradley Tetterton of Bath, NC. They wore gray suits with navy blue ties and hot pink zinnia boutonnieres.
Miss Harley Wallace of Pinetown, NC and Miss Bethany Austin of Aurora, NC, both nieces of the groom, were flower girls. They wore off white floor length dresses with layered organza skirts and navy blue sashes. The ring bearer was nephew of the groom, Mr. Colton Elliott of Pinetown, NC. He wore a gray suit, navy blue tie, and hot pink zinnia boutonniere.
Mrs. Susan Canady of Grimesland, NC and Miss Elise Ross of Washington, DC served as register attendants. Mrs. Valerie Conger was mistress of ceremonies.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at the North Carolina Estuarium in Washington. Entertainment was provided by the band, Train Wreck. Tables were decorated with white linens with navy overlays and arrangements of peonies, roses, hydrangea, boronia, and curly willow.
During the wedding weekend, a bridesmaids’ luncheon was held at the home of Mrs. Terry Everett in Bath hosted by Mrs. Everett, Mrs. Peggy Black, and aunts of the bride, Mrs. Pam Wright and Mrs. Linda Lefler. An after-rehearsal dinner was given by the groom’s parents at the Hunter’s Bridge Church of Christ Fellowship Hall in Bath.
Pre-wedding bridal parties included:
The couple was honored with an engagement party in Bath on November 17, 2012 hosted by family and friends. On January 6, Mrs. Ellen Heck and Mrs. Julie Crawford gave a Christmas ornament shower for the couple at Bath Christian Church. The Hunters Bridge Church of Christ Ladies Aid hosted a wedding shower at the church on March 24. A bridal shower was given by the women of Bath Christian Church on April 14. A bachelorette weekend and lingerie shower given by friends of the bride was held in Wilmington, NC, April 19-21. Friends of the groom hosted a bachelor weekend in Myrtle Beach, SC.
The bride earned a bachelor degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill. She is a pharmacist at Kerr Drug in Belhaven. The groom received an associate’s degree in Science from Beaufort County Community College. He is employed with Austin Brothers Fisheries in Aurora.
After a honeymoon trip to St. Lucia, the couple will reside in Bath.