Dr. Margaret Ashley McConnell Greven and Dr. Paul Michael Lichstein were united in marriage at Saint Bernadette Roman Catholic Church, Linville on September 21, 2013. Father Christopher Gober officiated the 6:30 p.m. double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Drs. Kathryn and Craig Greven of Winston-Salem. Her grandparents are Mrs. Bernice Greven and the late Mr. Peter Greven of Elmira, N.Y, and Drs. William and Mary Raab McConnell of Greenville and the late Mrs. Kathryn McConnell. The bride’s education consists of BS Vanderbilt University, MD Wake Forest School of Medicine. She is a resident in Ophthalmology at the Will’s Eye Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.
The groom is the son of Drs. Elizabeth Gamble and Peter Lichstein of Winston Salem. His grandparents are Dr. John R. Gamble Jr. and the late Mrs. Betty R. Gamble of Lincolnton; and the late Dr. Herman and Mrs. Shirley Lichstein of Cincinnati, Ohio. The groom’s education consists of BA UNC-CH, MS Georgetown University, MD Wake Forest School of Medicine. He is a resident in Orthopedics at Standford University, Palo Alto, Calif.
The bride was escorted by her father, Dr. Craig Greven. Matron of Honor was Mrs. Bibiana Fowler of Winston-Salem. Bridesmaids were Miss Anna Swisher of Berkeley, Calif., Miss Salem Simmons of Winston Salem, Mrs. Lindsey Beach of Washington, D.C., Miss Jesse Lichstein of Carrboro, sister of the groom, and Miss Molly Loughridge of Raleigh.
Best man was Dr. Peter Lichstein, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Mr. Oliver White of Chapel Hill, Mr. Ben Perry of Raleigh, Mr. William Greven of N.Y. and Mr. Alexander Greven both brothers of the bride.
Ushers were Dr. Stuart Ginn of Palo Alto, Calif. Dr. Matthew Rankin of Charlotte, Dr. Ryan Buckley of Winston-Salem, and Mr. Adam Whitley-Sebti of New Orleans, La.
A reception was held at Grandfather Mountain Golf and Country Club. A rehearsal dinner was held at Beach Pavilion at Grandfather Mountain Golf and Country Club.
A bridesmaids luncheon hosted by Mrs. Bernice Greven and Dr. Mary Raab McConnell was held at the Grandfather Country Club on Friday, September 20, 2013. A pre-wedding brunch hosted by friends of the bride and groom was held at the Linville Ridge on Saturday, September 21, 2013. A farewell breakfast hosted by Drs. Mary Raab and William McConnell and Dr. and Mrs. Murph Slusher was held at the Grandfather Mountain Country Club.
The bride will reside in Philadelphia, Pa. and the groom will reside in Palo Alto, Calif.