The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

Weddings and Engagements

June 16, 2014

Couple celebrates one year anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Adam Beckett Phillips were married one year ago

Sunday, June 15, 2014 — Erica Lillian Owens and Adam Beckett Phillips were united in marriage on April 20, 2013, at Garner Advent Christian Church, Garner, N.C. The Reverend Daniel E. Ramsey officiated the 4:30 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Eric Owens of Stoneville, N.C. Her grandparents are Mrs. Jewel Plyler Lambert of Albemarle, N.C. and the late Mr. Dillon Lambert and Mrs. Barbara Aldridge Owens of Albemarle, N.C. and the late Mr. Bobby Gene (Diz) Owens.

The bride graduated in 2003 from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a BS in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She is manager of the Cytogenetics Laboratory with Duke University Health System.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Madison Phillips of Wilmington, N.C. His grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Franklin Andruschat, formerly of Buffalo, N.Y. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lindsay Phillips, formerly of Durham, N.C.

The groom graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a BA and a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Studies. He is a Sales Representative with Prisim Laboratories of Charlotte, N.C.

The bride wore a candlelight princess ball gown with a full tulle skirt adorned with Alencon lace. The off the shoulder bodice was covered with Alencon lace, pearls and crystals. The bride wore her mother’s chapel length veil of silk illusion, edged with matching lace and pearls.

Maid of honor was Megan Louise Owens, sister of the bride, of Stoneville, N.C. Flower girl was Amy Elizabeth Owens, niece of the bride, of Stoneville, N.C. Registry attendants were college roommates of the bride, Mrs. Jennifer Kiser King of Durham, N.C. and Mrs. Kirsten Corum Symmes of Greensboro, N.C.

Best man was Mr. Lee Monroe of Asheville, N.C. Groomsmen were Mr. Evan Frank of Wilmington, N.C., Mr. Edward Kennedy, cousin of the groom, of Chesapeake, Va., Mr. Theodore Whitlock and Mr. Daniel Winger, both of Asheville, N.C.

Musicians were Arioso Strings and pianist Ms. Carmen Ramsey.

Honored guests were Mr. and Mrs. Blair Wade Lambert, godparents of the bride, of Albemarle, N.C.

A reception, hosted by the bride’s parents, was at the Hall and Gardens of Landmark in Garner, N.C. The bride’s godfather and uncle, Blair Lambert, chauffered the couple to the reception in a 1956 Cadillac that belonged to her great-granddaddy, Dillon Lambert.

The groom’s parents hosted the rehearsal dinner at the Terrafin Station in Garner, N.C. on Friday night, April 19, 2013.

The couple honeymooned at Ocho Rios, Jamaica. They just returned from a one year anniversary trip to Negril, Jamaica.

They are now residing in Apex, N.C.

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