Published 5:00 pm Friday, July 8, 2016
Ashley Caroline Shaver and Caleb Zachary Cates were united in marriage on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at four o’clock at Jamestown United Methodist Church in Jamestown, North Carolina. The Reverend Chan L. Shaver and the Reverend Jim Watford officiated.
The bride’s parents hosted a reception and dinner at the J.H. Adams Inn in High Point following the ceremony. On Friday evening, the parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at Bravos! in Greensboro.
The bride is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Chan and Kim Shaver of Jamestown. She is the granddaughter of Jean Darden Baker of Clemmons and the late Paul Darden; Carolyn Allen of Eagle Springs and the late William K. Allen, and Charles Shaver of Roselyn, N.C.
She is a graduate of Ragsdale High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She is a fourth grade teacher at Morris Grove Elementary School in Chapel Hill.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Korkie and Amelia Cates of Greensboro. He is the grandson of Mary Cates of Burlington and the late Randall Cates and of the late Arvil and Maggie Wilson of Lexington. He is a graduate of Ragsdale High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Sustainability. He works for REAP NC, where he develops solar and wind energy projects.
The bride was attended by Catie Beeson Sullivan and Erika Cates Cook, sister of the groom, as matrons of honor. Bridesmaids were: Ileana Le Cates, sister-in-law of the groom; Kathleen Harrington, Dana Corbett, Martha Upton, Emily Forrest, Megan Wright, Michaela Meyers and Sarah Brown.
The groom’s father, Korkie Cates, served as best man. Groomspeople were: Joshua Cates, brother of the groom; Paul Shaver, brother of the bride; Matt Cook, brother-in-law of the groom; Ethan Hibbs, Min Park, Sasha Nikolich, Andy Willard and Rob McClean. Wedding music was presented by Mike Jenkins, organist, Alison Lawson, violinist and Lauren Shaver on the cello.
The couple will reside in Durham.