Melissa J. Ghoston and Lloyd D. Pierce were married at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 14 in Cescaphe Vie, Philadelphia. Guests gathered for a reception at Cescaphe Vie immediately following the ceremony. Pastor Benjamin Guerrero of Maranatha Christian Center, San Jose, Calif., heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are Russell L. and Nancy J. Ghoston of Kenmore. The bridegroom’s parents are John J. Pierce of Sacramento, Calif., and Lessie Mae Mackey of Pittsburgh, Calif. The bride, a graduate of Norristown Area High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from Stanford University. The bride is a talent recruiter at KIPP in New Jersey. The groom, a graduate of Yerba Buena High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Santa Clara University. He is a assistant coach at for the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers. After a trip to Italy and Spain, the couple will make their home in Philadelphia.