Stadiem, Johnson wed

Published 8:27 pm Saturday, October 23, 2010

EMERALD ISLE — Amy Wade Johnson and Joel Gray Stadiem, of Wilson, were married in a double-ring ceremony May 1 at Chapel by the Sea. Dr. William M. Presnell officiated at the 5:30 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. Robert Wayne Johnson, of Suffolk, Va., and the late Mrs. Linda Eure Johnson. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lucius Harding Eure and the late Mr. and Mrs. Shepard Wade Johnson Junior, all of Suffolk, Va. She graduated from Lakeland High School in Suffolk, Va., and Barton College with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education. She was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority. She is a teacher and coach at Springfield Middle School and is pursuing a graduate degree at East Carolina University.


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The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Monroe Stadiem, of Pine Knoll Shores. He is the grandson of Mrs. Sue Jones Watson, of Kinston, the late Mr. Paul Henry Watson, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ernest Stadiem, all of Kinston. He graduated from Kinston High School, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, where he was a member of Chi Phi Fraternity. He received his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University. He is employed as an assistant district attorney for the 7th Prosecutorial District of North Carolina.

The bride was escorted by her father. She wore an ivory silk gown adorned with a fitted bodice with twisted strap detail, pleated cummerbund sash, and full, box pleated skirt with a chapel-length train.

She wore her paternal grandmother’s engagement ring and mother’s pearl necklace. Her brother presented her with a pair of custom-made pearl earrings to wear as her “something new.”

She carried a hand-tied, silk wrapped bouquet of white hydrangeas, pink gerber daisies, lime button mums and berries and four yellow roses in memory of her mother. Also attached to the bouquet was her baby locket that contained her mother’s bridal and engagement portraits.

Mrs. Martha Ritchie Stovall, of Oxford, served as matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Mrs. Kelli Cooper Scott, of Elizabeth City, and Mrs. Stephanie Smith Wooten, of Bladenboro. Junior bridesmaids were Miss Anna Elizabeth Robertson and Miss Kathryn Lawrence Robertson, of Elizabeth City. Miss Virginia Davis Robertson, also of Elizabeth City, served as the flower girl.

The groom’s father served as his best man.

Groomsmen were Mr. Jeffrey Wayne Johnson, of Suffolk, brother of the bride, and Mr. Alan Fredrick Stadiem, of Myrtle Beach, brother of the groom.

Mr. William Gaston Johnson III, of Bermuda Run, Mr. Fletcher Bascome Majors, of New York City, Mr. William Thomas Shreve, of Wilson, and Mr. Martin Stewart Todd Junior, of London, were ushers.

Mrs. Claudia Eure Copeland, aunt of the bride, and Mrs. Doris Pierce Johnson, cousin of the bride, both of Suffolk, were the Scripture readers.

Register attendants were Mrs. Laurie Robl Brumfield and Mrs. Mary Hunter Koster, both of Wilson.

Mrs. Olivia Jilcot Boles and Miss Jennifer Dawn Edwards, both of Wilson, served as program attendants.

Vocalist was Miss Kaitlin Lee Bowles of Suffolk.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the North Carolina Aquarium-Pine Knolls Shores. The father of the bride hosted the event. Music was provided by Sammy O’Banion and the Night Shift Band. Mr. and Mrs. Clint Byron Carter and family of Wilson were reception greeters.

On the eve of the wedding, a rehearsal dinner party was held at the History Place in Morehead City, hosted by the groom’s parents.

A bridal brunch was held at Beaufort Grocery. Family and friends of the bride and groom honored them with several parties, showers and dinners throughout their engagement.

Upon return from a wedding trip to the British Virgin Islands, the couple is residing in Wilson.