Joyce Annette Lee Marries Mark Robert Bentz
April 12, 2003

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Mark and Joyce Bentz

Mark Robert Bentz and Joyce Annette Lee were united in marriage on April 12, 2003 at Augusta Stone Church in Fort Defiance. Pastor Bill Leach performed the ceremony.

Mrs. Bentz is the daughter of Thomas C. and Joyce J. Lee of Fredericksburg. The groom is the son of Robert E. and Fay L. Bentz of Dayton.

The bride wore a white gown of matte satin. The square neckline was adorned with braided thread and pearls to create a floral vine. The rounded waistline was accented with box pleats, which fell into a chapel-length train. The train was edged with vines of braided thread and pearls. She wore a fingertip veil of white tulle adorned with a pearl and floral headpiece. Her bouquet was made of white roses, lisianthus, stephanotis, white dendrobium orchids and mixed greens.

Maid of honor was Andrea Lee, niece of the bride, of Waynesboro. Bridesmaids were: Mary Kay Horton of Danville; Kristy Balderson of Richmond; Nancy Cox of Swoope; all friends of the bride. The ladies carried clutch bouquets of tulips complementing their alternating dress colors of eggplant and sage. Flower girl was Hannah Cox.

Best man was David Bentz, brother of the groom, of Fredericksburg. Groomsmen were Marshall Butler, David Hackman, both of Harrisonburg, and Jim Blair of Staunton, all friends of the groom. Ring bearer was Daniel Cox.

Both the bride and the groom graduated from James Madison University and are presently employed by the university.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Frontier Culture Museum's Octagonal Barn in Staunton. The couple enjoyed a two-week honeymoon, spending the first week in Duck, N.C., and the second week in the Williamsburg area. They will reside in Harrisonburg.