Anna Elizabeth Bock and Cassidy James Mullins were united in marriage on June 30 at St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church in Parkersburg, with Monsignor Joseph Peterson officiating the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Susanne Derr Bock of Marietta. She is the granddaughter of the late William and Katherine Derr of Toledo, Ohio, and of the late Robert and Frances Bock of Washington, W.Va. The bridegroom is the son of Sarah and Randy Jones of Findlay, and the late John Mullins, also of Findlay. He is the grandson of John and the late Arletta Sparrowe and of Flonnie Mericle, all of Findlay.
Given in marriage and escorted by her mother, the bride wore a strapless chiffon dress with an A-line skirt and crystal details around the waist and flowing down the chapel-length chiffon train. She wore a two-tier sheer veil with beaded detail, an antique crystal necklace that had belonged to her great-grandmother, and Swarovski crystal earrings that were a gift from the bride’s mother. She carried a bouquet of red anemones, red and orange garden roses, orange gerberas, orange and red snapdragons, white stock, and green Bells of Ireland. The flowers were gathered at the stem with red ribbon and carried with a white and blue handkerchief handmade by the bride’s great-grandmother.
Matron of honor was Abigail Greer Esguerra of Parkersburg. Bridesmaids were Lauren Burkhart Witsaman of Akron and Danielle Cisler of New Matamoras. They wore strapless floor-length chiffon dresses in black and wore small combs with red and orange dendrobium orchids in their hair. The bridesmaids also carried bouquets complementing that of the bride.
The bridegroom wore a black mandarin tuxedo jacket complemented by a black vest and black tie as well as a boutonniere of orange and red dendrobium orchids.
The bridegroom’s honor attendant was Samar Zeidan McCutcheon of Dublin, Ohio. She wore a floor-length black chiffon dress with a halter neck. Groomsmen were Kevin Schnake of Findlay, and Lewis Contreras of San Diego, Calif. They wore traditional black tuxedos with red vests and red ties. The bridegroom’s attendants wore boutonnieres similar to that of the bridegroom.
Jack Jones, nephew of the bridegroom, and William Esguerra, godson of the bride, served as ring-bearers. They wore matching black tuxedos and carried hand-sewn ring pillows made by Valerie Holley, neighbor and friend of the bride’s mother, to replicate the ring pillow used in the 1916 wedding of the bride’s great-grandmother.
Jami Jones and Chad Jones, step-sister and step-brother of the bridegroom, were readers at the ceremony. Morgan Cosby of San Francisco, Calif., served as greeter and guest book attendant.
Ceremony music was provided by pianist J.D. Benson of Marietta along with soloist and cantor Linda Nichols and trumpeter Greg Garvin, both of Parkersburg. Steven and Mary Garvin, son and daughter of the bride’s second grade teacher, were the altar servers for the ceremony.
A formal dinner and dance reception was held following the ceremony in the Grand Ballroom at the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta. Cocktail hour and dinner music was provided by Christopher Wilson. Both the wedding and reception were celebrated by candlelight due to the large derecho storm that rolled through the Midwest on June 29, the night before the wedding, leaving tens of thousands of customers in Ohio alone without power for several days.
The couple honeymooned in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and currently reside in Dublin, Ohio.