Miss Mary Elizabeth Attayek and Mr. Jefferson Hill Rives, Jr. were united in marriage on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at six o’clock in the evening at Ann Street United Methodist Church in Beaufort, NC. The Reverend David Wade officiated. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Coral Bay Club in Atlantic Beach.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Joseph Attayek, Jr. of Smithfield. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Edmund Joseph Attayek and the late Mr. Edmund Joseph Attayek of Selma and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Lamuel Strickland of Smithfield. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree and a Masters of Accounting. She is employed as a senior tax accountant by Ernst & Young in New York, NY.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Hill Rives of Pine Knoll Shores. He is the grandson of Mrs. John Leroy Parker and the late Mr. Julian Baker Fenner of Rocky Mount, Mrs. Virginia Berry Rives of Colfax, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Warren Jackson Rives of High Point. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He received his Masters of Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and is employed as an investment banker by Morgan Stanley in New York, NY.
Presented in marriage by her parents, the bride was escorted by her father. Megan Elizabeth Stephenson of Charlotte served as Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids were Hannah Kathryn Carroll, Brady Truth Keeter, Julie Williams Leary, and Lindsay Brooke Whitfield of Raleigh, Leah Katherine Hawkins of Boston, MA, Dorsey Landis Tobias of Rocky Mount, and Ramsey Rives White, sister of the groom, of Chapel Hill. Anna Alston White, niece of the groom, of Chapel Hill served as flower girl.
Jefferson Hill Rives, father of the groom, served as Best Man. Groomsmen were Julian Fenner Rives, brother of the groom, and Brian Edward Carr of Raleigh, Robert Wayne Basham, II of Chicago, IL, Wilson Graybill Culp, Wesley Bryant Sheffield, and William Judson Smith of Charlotte, William Trent McChesney of Charleston, SC, Paul Stranahan Miller of Hong Kong, Neil Kamal Vibhakar of New York, NY and William O’Brien White, III, brother-in-law of the groom, of Chapel Hill. William O’Brien White, IV, nephew of the groom, of Chapel Hill served as ring bearer.
Jennifer Griffin Davis, cousin of the bride, of Washington, NC served as scripture reader. Brooke Burgess Alford of New York, NY greeted the guests.
Following a honeymoon trip to Bali, the couple will reside in New York, NY.