Stephanie Lyn Newberry and Stephen Lewis Fordham V were married at four in the afternoon on November 30, 2013, at Saint Mary’s Chapel in Raleigh. The ceremony was officiated by Steve Kirkland, a minister friend of the family who married the bride’s parents thirty-eight years earlier. A reception, hosted by the bride’s parents, was held following the ceremony at Second Empire in downtown Raleigh.
The bride is the daughter of James and Amy Newberry of Raleigh. She is the granddaughter of G. Carl Nash of Snow Camp and the late Hsiao Wan Nash, and the late H. Ellis and Elizabeth Spruill Newberry.
The groom is the son of Stephen Lewis Fordham IV and Patricia Lynn Fordham, both of Raleigh. He is the grandson of Olga Fordham and Margaret Guyer, both of Raleigh.
The bride was escorted by her father. Matrons of honor were her sisters Angela Abernethy and Melissa Smith, both of Raleigh.
The best man was Stephen Lewis Fordham IV of Raleigh, father of the groom.
Adalyn Ellis Abernethy and Ellen Kay Smith, nieces of the bride, served as flower girls escorted by their respective mothers. Patrick James Smith, nephew of the bride served as the ring bearer. Betty J. Newberry, aunt of the bride, was the wedding director.
A brunch, hosted by the groom’s father and his wife Cindy Fordham, was held on the morning after at Paparazzi restaurant located at Lafayette Village in Raleigh.
The bride is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, completing her undergraduate degree in Business Administration and her master’s degree in Accounting. She is a CPA and works for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The groom is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, completing his degree in Business Administration. He is a Financial Advisor with Edwards Jones.
The couple will reside in Raleigh.