Sarah Beth Summers and Andrew William Emilio, both of Charlotte, N.C., exchanged marriage vows at 4:30 p.m. April 26, 2008, during an outdoor ceremony at The Creek Club at I'On in Mount Pleasant, S.C. The Rev. Craig Butler, minister of First Presbyterian Church in Marietta, officiated for the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Scott and Sally Summers of Marietta. She is the granddaughter of Howard C. Stewart of Marietta and the late Barbara B. Stewart, and the late Francis W. and Betty I. Summers, all formerly of Marietta.
The bridegroom is the son of Salvatore and Veronica Emilio of Shelton, Conn. He is the grandson of Angelino "Lee" Emilio and the late Andrew Emilio, and the late William and Florence Scarnuley, all of Connecticut.
Wedding selections were provided by harpist, Jessica Ray of Charleston, S.C.; and vocalist, Ann Marie Fairchild, also of Charleston, S.C.
The bride wore an antique-inspired pearl white strapless designer gown of Italian silk peau de soie that featured a princess and a modified A-line silhouette, rouching with beaded appliques at the bust that matched the beading on the simple sweep train, and covered buttons at the back of the bodice. The bride also wore her mother's veil and wore gardenias in her hair. The bride carried a bouquet of ivory peonies, ranaculas, gardenias, hydrangeas, and amaranthysis, with accents of magnolia and olive leaves.
Maid of honor was Emily Summers of Blacklick, Ohio, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Heather Strickhouser; Kylee Decker; Dr. Andrea Jopperi; Rachael Carr; and Samantha Emilio, sister of the bridegroom. They wore champagne-colored halter style knee length gowns of silk dupioni and carried flowers similar to the bride's bouquet.
Best men were Wes Ince, Collin Rowe and Kevin Murphy, all of Charlotte, N.C. Groomsmen were Barrett Hennessy, Rob Kennedy and Rich Schneider.
A reception followed at the Creek Club at I'On in Mount Pleasant, S.C. Music was provided by the Travis Allison Band of Charleston, S.C.
The bride is a 1996 graduate of Marietta High School and a 2000 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. She currently holds her North Carolina and South Carolina real estate license.
The bridegroom is a 1997 graduate of Fairfield College Preparatory School in Fairfield, Conn., and a 2001 graduate of Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C., with a bachelor of science degree in finance. He is a bond trader for LPL Financial.
The couple honeymooned at Raffles Resort in Canouan Island and the island of Barbados. They reside in Charlotte, N.C.
Jesseca Lee Ann Athey and Ross Alan Dodd were united in marriage on July 18, 2008, at Bullhead Memorial Park in Albuquerque, N.M., with the Rev. Dennis Chavez officiating.
The couple shared their ceremony with James A. Jackson and Charles B. Lopez, who are currently serving as Security Forces personnel in the United States Air Force with the bridegroom.
The bride is the daughter of Melissa Athey and John Athey of Belpre. She is the granddaughter of Carol Linkous of Sophia, W.Va., and the late James Webb of Belpre, and Jesse and Nancy Athey of Pax, W.Va.
The bridegroom is the son of Jack and Elaine Dodd of Belpre. He is the grandson of Jane Cantley of Little Hocking and the late William Cantley of Belpre, and the late Bessie and Harold Wood of Little Hocking.
The bride is a 2008 graduate of Belpre High School and will be a freshman at Washington State Community College in the fall with plans to pursue a nursing career.
The bridegroom is a 2006 graduate of Belpre High School and is currently serving at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.M., where the couple reside.
The couple plan to renew their vows and celebrate with family and friends at a ceremony to be held upon the bridegroom's return from his deployment to Osan AB, Korea, in late 2009.
Amanda Dawn Van Wey Wheeler and Kenneth William Constable were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 2, 2008. The double ring ceremony was held at the Second Street and Sacra Via gazebo in Marietta with the Rev. Floyd Dunn officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Bart and Lori Deem of Newport, and William "Bo" and Kimberly Van Wey of Reno. She is the granddaughter of Lucy Sandage, and Bill and Diane Van Wey, all of Marietta, Georgia Deem of Veto and the late Ed Richards, David Waterman III and Darrell Deem. She is the great-granddaughter of Laura Lowe of Marietta and the late Jean Britton, Edith Richards, Bob Van Wey and Lavina Singer.
The bridegroom is the son of John Constable of Marietta and Marina Webb of Williamstown. He is the grandson of Virgil "Bill" Constable and the late Jeannette Constable, Marjorie Lane and the late Kenneth Lane.
The couple's children, Donavon Wheeler and Kyleigh Constable, led the way down the aisle ahead of the bride, who was escorted down the aisle by her "fathers," William Van Wey and Bart Deem.
The bride wore a gown of white luster satin that featured a V-neckline and a sleeveless bodice with an empire waist that was encrusted with crystals, pearls and sequins and a floral motif. Her A-line skirt, which extended into a chapel train, was edged with a wide band of pearls and sequins. The bride created her bouquet, which was made of pink and white roses with greenery and pearl embellishments.
Matrons of honor were Loretta Constable of Marietta, sister-in-law of the bridegroom; and Amanda Phillis of Newport. They wore sleeveless pink formal gowns and carried bouquets made by the bride that featured white and pink roses with greenery.
Flower girl was Jazzi Mowery of Parkersburg, niece of the bride.
John Constable, father of the bridegroom, served as best man.
Ringbearer was Landon Thompson of Newport.
Photographers were Kathleen Schneider and Bert Seffens, aunts of the bride, and Kendra Craig, cousin of the bride. The ceremony was recorded by Beth Clark, aunt of the bridegroom, and Angie Scott and Danielle Van Wey, cousins of the bride.
A reception followed at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Park in Marietta. Cheryl Van Wey, aunt of the bride, designed the wedding cake.
Kendra Craig, cousin of the bride, registered guests and handed out bubbles. She also joined her husband, Mike, to provide music for the reception with MC Productions.
The bride is a radiology student at Washington State Community College.
The bridegroom is employed at Thermo Fischer.
The couple plan to take a honeymoon trip later in the year. They will be residing in Marietta.
Rachelle Nicole Leftwich and Nathon Lee Flinn were united in marriage on June 21, 2008, at the Salvation Army in Parkersburg. Dee Dee Johnson officiated for the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Becky and Robert "Ross" Edman of Medina, Ohio, and Robert and Sheila Leftwich II of Ripley, W.Va. She is the granddaughter of the late Jack and Grace Bevan of Lorain, Ohio, the late Betty Jo Moore of Charleston, W.Va., and Robert "Bob" Moore of Lorain, Ohio, and Robert "Bob" Leftwich of Charleston, W.Va.
The bridegroom is the son of Norman and Barbara Flinn of Parkersburg. He is the grandson of the late Mont and Velma Flinn of Washington, W.Va.
The bride wore a white gown with crystals embroidered on the halter-style neckline. She carried a bouquet of purple roses with glitter tied with purple and silver ribbon.
Matron of honor was Rachel L. Briggs of Vienna, W.Va., sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Toni Brookover of Florida; and Jessica Wright of Parkersburg, sister of the bride.
Flower girls were Aliyah Flinn, daughter of the bridegroom; and Zoey and Shey Ann Hopkins, nieces of the bridegroom.
Best man was Norman Flinn of Parkersburg, father of the bridegroom. Groomsmen were John J. Jeffers and Robert "B.J" Wilcoxen, both of Parkersburg.
Ringbearer was Deondre Briggs, nephew of the bride.
A catered reception and entertainment for family and friends followed in the Salvation Army gymnasium.