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
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
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
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.