Lauren Elizabeth Ellis and Benjamin Philip Leader were married May 21, 2016, at six o'clock in the evening at University Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill, NC. The Reverend Christopher Edmonston of White Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, NC, officiated. Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC. The evening before the wedding, the groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner, followed by a welcome party at Fearrington Village in Pittsboro, NC. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy David Ellis of Raleigh, NC. She is the granddaughter of Mr. Wilton Berry Lewis of Delco, NC, the late Ms. Bonnie Lewis, formerly of Elizabethtown, NC, Ms. Betty Frost of Mocksville, NC, and the late Mr. William Albert Ellis, formerly of Mocksville, NC. Lauren is a graduate of Broughton High School in Raleigh, NC. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received her B.A. in Journalism and Political Science and was the president of Chi Omega sorority. Lauren thereafter attended Campbell University School of Law, and presently practices law at James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A. in Charlotte, NC.The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gary Leader of Rock Hill, SC. He is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Hill Padgett of Rock Hill, SC, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben Leader, formerly of Rock Hill, SC. Ben is a graduate of Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, SC. He attended Clemson University, where he earned his B.A. in Political Science, was a member of Tiger Brotherhood, and the president of Sigma Nu fraternity. Ben thereafter attended Campbell University School of Law, and presently practices law at Elrod Pope Law Firm in Rock Hill, SC.The bride was escorted by her father. Carly Phillips Duguid of Los Angeles, CA, served as matron of honor. Also attending were bridesmaids Sara Leader Haynie, Ben's sister, of Fort Mill, SC; Virginia Kirk Andrews of Durham, NC; Sarah Neikirk Armfield of Brooklyn, NY; Lindsey Alexander Bullard of Greenville, NC; Ashley Morrow Day of Charlotte, NC; Mary Caroline Rankin of Raleigh, NC; and, Alexandra Leslie Speros of Nashville, TN.The groom's father served as best man. The groomsmen were Timothy David Ellis, II, Lauren's brother, of Charlotte, NC; Robert Marion Haynie, Ben's brother-in-law, of Fort Mill, SC; David Bryant Barnes of Rock Hill, SC; William Rhodes Barnes of Greenville, SC; Andrew Wyle Good of Boulder, CO; William Dustin Green of Columbia, SC; and, Stephen Christopher Suttles of Charlotte, NC.Scripture was read by Grace Mills Batchelor of Charlotte, NC. Guests were greeted by Julia Kathryn Rich and Molly Rachel Skinner, both of Raleigh, NC.The couple honeymooned in Hawaii. They now reside in Charlotte, NC.