Ijames-Moser Couple Married
Abigail Elizabeth Ijames and Artus Monroe Moser III were united in marriage on Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m. at an outdoor wedding at their home in Swannanoa.
The bride is the daughter of Bill and Gail Ijames of Mocksville. She is a graduate of Davie High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in drama from UNC-Asheville and a master’s degree in library science from UNC-Greensboro. She is the branch manager of the Fairview Public Library in Buncombe County.
The groom is the son of Dr. Artus Moser Jr. of Swannanoa and Lynn Spain of Hendersonville. He is a graduate of Asheville High School and earned a business degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. He is employed by the N.C. Department of Revenue in Asheville.
The wedding was directed by Natalie Grinnell of Asheville and officiated by the Rev. Sallyanne Irwin-McVay. Pre-ceremony music was by the Moser Family Band. Ceremony and reception music was provided by the Sons of Ralph.
The bride, her attendants, flower girls and the ring bearers were driven to the wedding in white horse-drawn carriage. The bride wore a floor-length ivory silk gown with train and a bolero-style gold jacket. She wore a fingertip-length ivory veil and jewelry that belonged to her grandmother, Helen Koontz.
Amy Ijames Henkel, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Karina Moser, sister-in-law of the groom, and Ariel Ashe Ford, the bride’s college roommate were bridesmaids.
Flower girls were Anna Henkel and Ava Moser. Will Henkel and Max Moser were ring bearers.
Mark Moser, brother of the groom, was best man. Trevor Moser, brother of the groom, and Ernest Irving were groomsmen.
The guest register was kept by Vivienne and Mia Ankeney, friends of the bride.
Following the rehearsal on Friday evening, a dinner was given by Dr. Artus and Mrs. Virginia Moser in Swannanoa.
A reception was held following the wedding ceremony. The menu featured hors d’oeuvres, meats, vegetables and desserts including the wedding cake created by Carmen Walker of Advance.
The couple will make their home in Buckeye Cove, Swannanoa.
• An engagement party was held at the home of Mark and Karina Moser in late March. It was attended by the families of the bride and groom.
• Charlesanna Koontz of Thomasville and Janey Sell of Mocksville, aunts of the …