Ashley Joan Ward and Jason Truitt Miller were united in marriage Sept. 4, 2010, in Greenville, S.C. at The Saw Mill on North Main. Minister Steve Phillips presided over the outside ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of David and Cindy Ward of Mineral Wells. She is a graduate of Parkersburg South High School and Marshall University. She is employed by the Greenville County School System as a fifth-grade teacher at Hollis Academy.
The bridegroom is the son of Thomas and Pat Miller of Greenville, S.C. He is a graduate of Greenville High School and Guifford College of Greensboro with a degree in business and finance. He is employed by Aerodyne Alloys.
Escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore a strapless dress of white satin embellished with hand-sewn pearls. She carried a bouquet of calla lilies and roses in persimmon and yellow. Attending the bride was her matron of honor, Alisa Blake, and maid of honor, Lauren Ward. Bridesmaids were Natalie Wainwright of New York City, Mary Beth Manchin of Charlotte, N.C., Lois Adkins of Huntington, W.Va., Amber Jones of Greensboro, N.C. and Xan Mooney of Wayne, W.Va. The bridesmaids wore persimmon tea length round neck dresses and carried yellow calla lilies.
The groom's brother, Jamie Miller of Greenville, served as the best man. Groomsmen were friends of the groom Jonathan Robertson of Reidsville, N.C., Ryan Garrison of Greenville, Eric Belkolski of Greensboro, Robby Poteat of Dayton, Ohio, Owen Lucas of Greenville and Douglas Rushton of Columbia, S.C. Aiden Blake, nephew of the bride, served as ring bearer.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the ballroom decorated in colors of persimmon, brown and the golden colors of fall.
The four-tiered wedding cake was adorned in fresh fall flowers with each layer being a different flavor of chocolate cream and strawberry. Fall ribbons circled each layer.
The couple resides in Greenville, S.C.