Joanna Ruth Meyer, of Atlanta, Georgia, was united in marriage to Ryan Christian Wire, of LaGrange, Georgia, on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The ceremony took place at Atlanta’s Peachtree Road United Methodist Church at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. Joanna is the daughter of Charles R. and Anne C. Meyer, of Atlanta. Ryan is the son of Harry A. and Elena O. Wire, of LaGrange. The ceremony was co-officiated by The Reverend Dr. Julie Wright and The Reverend Dr. Rodrigo Cruz.
The bride is the granddaughter of the late Vernon J. and Ruth B. Cheek, of Atlanta, and the late Charles E. and Jeanette R. Meyer, of Indianapolis, Indiana. The groom is the grandson of Albert M. and Emma R. Wire, of Columbus, Georgia, and the late Alighiero Orsimarsi, of Washington Township, New Jersey, and the late Helen Wieczorek of Columbus, Georgia.
After the ceremony, a cocktail reception, followed by a seated wedding dinner dance, were held at the Atlanta Biltmore’s Georgian Ballrooms. On the eve of the ceremony, the parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at Einstein’s Restaurant in mid-town Atlanta.
Serving as the Maid of Honor was Erin Peterson. The Bridesmaids were Dr. Anna Babaie; Elena Beck; Gracia-Jean Meyer Darling, sister of the bride; Christen Gladden; Kristian May; Allison Napier; Alexis Raley, sister of the groom; and Priya Verma. The Junior Bridesmaid was Allison Meyer, niece of the bride. The Flower Girls were Sarah Darling and Ana Darling, nieces of the bride. Assisting at the reception were Sharon Cheek Thomas, aunt and Godmother of the bride; and Karen Meyer, sister-in-law of the bride.
Serving as the Best Man was Joshua Neidich. The Groomsmen were Adam Bryant; David Everingham; Nicholas Hopek; Charles J. Meyer, brother of the bride; Luke Moon; Dr. Gregory Orsimarsi, cousin of the groom; and Braxton Raley, brother-in-law of the groom. The Junior Groomsmen were Logan Raley and Asher Raley, nephews of the groom. The Ring Bearer was Madden Raley, nephew of the groom.
Ushers were Mickey Moon, Godfather and uncle of the bride; Bob Thomas, uncle of the bride; Leonard Wieczorek, uncle of the groom; and Jimmy Wire, uncle of the groom.
Escorted down the aisle by her father, and given in marriage by her mother and father, the bride honored a favorite family tradition. She presented a rose from her bridal bouquet to her mother as she walked down the aisle, beside her father; and she presented another rose from her bouquet to her mother-in-law, as she walked up the aisle, beside her husband. She also began a new family wedding tradition by pinning into her bridal bouquet the favorite brooch of each of Joanna’s and Ryan’s four grandmothers, in honor of or in loving memory of them.
Joanna is a 2013 graduate of LaGrange College, in LaGrange, Georgia, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree, with double majors in English and Theatre. Joanna received a Master’s Degree (M.A.T.) in English Education from the University of Georgia at Athens in 2016. This fall, she will begin her third year of teaching English in North Fulton County.
Ryan graduated in 2011 from Columbus State University, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. He received a Master’s Degree (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction from LaGrange College in 2015. Following graduation, Ryan taught in Gwinnett County. He is currently working on a degree in the medical sciences professional field to become a Registered Nurse.
After returning from a honeymoon in England, France, and Italy, the happy couple resides in Johns Creek, Georgia, with their four fur-babies--two dogs, Penny and Pepper; and two cats, Monica and Chandler.