Anne Marie Elizabeth Zumbrunn and Eric Kennith Taylor were united in marriage on June 21, 2008, at Marietta First Church of the Nazarene. Pastor Terry Schmelzenbach officiated for the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mike and Gloria Brown of Marietta. She is the granddaughter of David and Martha Vincent of Cairo, W.Va., Bill Weekley of Parkersburg, Bill Dawkins of Marietta, and Robert and Lorene Zumbrunn of Tavares, Fla.
The bridegroom is the son of Gary and Leisa Taylor of Gallipolis, Ohio. He is the grandson of Kennith and Audrey Taylor, and Donald and Maxine Schilling, all of Gallipolis.
The bride wore a strapless ivory satin gown with embroidered lace and crystal beading that was trimmed in tea rose pink along the waist and down the back of the cathedral length train. She also wore an elbow length ivory veil. The bride carried a bouquet of Titanic pink roses and stephanotis with pearl centers.
Maids of honor were Amanda Brown, sister of the bride, and Abigail Schwendeman. Bridesmaids were Briana Padgitt; Katie Radcliff; Lynnette Lauer; Ashley Hull; and Katie Taylor, sister of the bridegroom. They wore strapless European satin floor length gowns with a pin tucked skirt in celadon with an ivory sash. They carried soft pink Gerber daisy bouquets.
Flower girls were Janelle Hawkins and Kendal May.
Best man was Mike Stanek. Groomsmen were Matthew Phillips; Matthew Starner; Kyle Reed; Jim Eichhorn; Casey Taylor, cousin of the bridegroom; and Michael Brown, brother of the bride.
Ringbearer was James Gilmore, cousin of the bridegroom.
Guests were registered by Rachel Steinmeyer and Sara Steinmeyer, cousins of the bride.
A reception followed in the grand ballroom at the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta.
The bride and bridegroom are both 2008 graduates of Marietta College.
After a honeymoon to Rivera Maya, Mexico, the couple are residing in Marietta.
Melissa Matthews and David Marote were married on Aug. 30, 2008, in the Lafayette Hotel at Marietta with former Marietta Mayor Joe Matthews officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Karen Matthews of Belpre and Lt. Col. Alan Matthews (retired) of San Antonio, Texas.
The bridegroom is the son of Dorothy and John Marote of North Hills, Calif.
Matron of honor was Paula Taub of Chicago, Ill., and best man was Michael Waskowitz of Port Vue, Pa.
The bride has a master's degree in counselor education from Ohio University and is completing work on her Ph.D.
The bridegroom received his bachelor's degree from California State University Northridge and is employed by Hilton Hotels Corporation's world headquarters in Beverly Hills, Calif., as a senior corporate paralegal.
The honeymoon will take place somewhere in Asia in January 2009. The couple currently reside in Northridge, Calif.
Carrie Dawn McCloy and Jason Charles Ward were united in marriage on March 22, 2008, at St. John United Methodist Church in Vienna, W.Va. The Rev. Earle Arthur Jr. officiated for the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of John and Evelyn McCloy of Coolville, Ohio. She is the granddaughter of the late Bill and Elsie McCloy, the late Archie Graham and Joy Belle Arthur.
The bridegroom is the son of Jeff and Missi Ward of Huntington, W.Va. He is the grandson of the late Ed and Hazel Ward, Janice Freeman of South Point, Ohio, and Russ Allen Jr. of South Point, Ohio.
The bride wore a dusty rose ballgown that featured a silk overlay accented with embroidery, beads and Swarovski crystals from the top to her waist and along the train. She wore a fingertip length wedding veil trimmed in dusty rose and covered in crystals. The bride carried a bouquet of ivory roses tied with sheer dusty rose ribbon.
Maid of honor was Tammy McCloy of Parkersburg, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Shelly Fogel of Homer, Alaska, and Chastity Cammack of Williamstown, Ky.
Best man was Chris Gibbs of Huntington, W.Va. Groomsmen were Chet Landis of Waverly, W.Va., and Brian Cammack of Williamstown, Ky. Usher was Jarod Walters of Huntington, W.Va.
Wedding music was provided by Matt Smith, pianist, and Josh Smith, guitarist, both nephews of the bride.
John McCloy, father of the bride, sang "With This Ring, I Thee Wed." Missi Ward, mother of the bridegroom, read a poem for the ceremony.
Amy Barton of Ravenswood, W.Va., was the guest registrar.
A reception followed at the Comfort Suites in Mineral Wells, W.Va.
The bride is a graduate of West Virginia University at Parkersburg with a Bachelor's Degree in business administration. She is employed as an office manager with Industrial Contractors Inc. in Parkersburg.
The bridegroom is a graduate of Marshall University with a Bachelor's Degree in safety engineering. He is employed as a safety manager with Industrial Contractors Inc in Parkersburg.
After a honeymoon at Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Kiawah Island, S.C., the couple are residing in Parkersburg.
Stephanie Lynn Blanchard and Ryan Keith Bennett were united in marriage on Aug. 8, 2008, at Vaught Chapel in Leachtown, W.Va. The bride's father, the Rev. Rodney Blanchard, officiated for the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Rod and Patty Blanchard of Parkersburg. She is the granddaughter of Kel Blanchard of Labadieville, La., Norma Hannaman of Vienna, W.Va., Helene Stilgenbauer of Parkersburg, and the late Donald C. Stilgenbauer Sr. She is the great-granddaughter of Jean Barringer of Vienna, W.Va.
The bridegroom is the son of H. Keith and Cheryl Bennett of Palestine, W.Va. He is the grandson of Harold and Virginia Bennett of Palestine, W.Va., and Ray and Mary Roberts of Elizabeth, W.Va. He is the great-grandson of the late Edith Bennett.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her mother, wore a white strapless gown that cascaded to the floor with a white satin underlay and was embellished with crystals, white beads and pearls. Her cathedral, three-tier veil was also adorned with pearls and crystals. The bride carried a bouquet of two dozen white roses with the stems wrapped in white satin.
Maid of honor was Ashlee Wright. Bridesmaids were Samantha Schmidt, cousin of the bride; Teena Hall, sister of the bridegroom; Chasity Jones; and Rachel Cutlip.
Flower girl was Carly Carper.
Best man was H. Keith Bennett, father of the bridegroom. Groomsmen were Alex Carper; Matt Hall, brother-in-law of the bridegroom; Andrew Blanchard, brother of the bride; and Tony Stilgenbauer, cousin of the bride. Ushers were Dustin Garrison; Eugene Seebaugh, uncle of the bride; and Donald C. Stilgenbauer Jr., uncle of the bride.
Ringbearer was Ryan Blake Stilgenbauer, cousin of the bride.
Jimi Bower was in charge of music. Terry Edwards, uncle of the bride, was the videographer and Steven Simmons was the photographer.
Whitney Stilgenbauer, cousin of the bride, was guest registrar.
A reception followed in the church fellowship hall.
After a honeymoon in Lakeside, Ohio, the couple are residing in Parkersburg.
Toni A. Barnett became the bride of Austin M. Wilson during a private ceremony on July 19, 2008, at The Ahia House in Fleming. The bridegroom's grandfather, Joe Matthews, performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Robert and Debbie Barnett of Fleming. She is the granddaughter of Maxine Barnett and the late Glenn Barnett of Fleming, and the late Chuck and Dorothy Payton of Marietta.
The bridegroom is the son of Don and Tammy Wilson of Marietta. He is the grandson of Dick and Bobbie Wilson, Joe and Sally Matthews, Lois Hayworth, Leona Vannoy, and the late Fred Vannoy, all of Marietta.
The bride was escorted to the altar by her father and her uncle, Michael Barnett. She wore a knee length shimmery poly-silk halter style dress with a bodice accented with diamonds and pearls. The bride carried a silk bouquet of maroon and white roses and hydrangeas accented with pearl beads and baby's breath.
Maid of honor was Alice Barnett, the bride's sister. Bridesmaid was Lindsay Russell of Parkersburg. They wore black poly-silk knee length dresses with maroon ribbon bodices. Each carried a single maroon rose accented with white roses, pearl beads and baby's breath.
Flower girl was Lakyn Brooker, cousin of the bride.
Ringbearer was Payton Alexander Wilson, the couple's son.
Best man was Alex Wilson, the bridegroom's brother. Groomsman was Scott Westerman of Marietta.
Guests were registered by Jennifer Crantson Moore.
A reception followed at the K of C Hall in Churchtown.
The family will reside in Fleming.
Nicole Marie Evins and Jeremy Ladd Gault were married on Aug. 3, 2008, at Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport, Maine, where the bride's mother's family has owned a cottage for almost 100 years. The ceremony was conducted by Don Forte, a notary public for the state of Maine.
The bride is the daughter of C. Victor and Ellen K. Evins of Short HIlls, N.J., formerly of Marietta.
The bridegroom is the son of Linn and Sheila Gault of Center, Mo.
Musical selections were performed by Bill and Sarah Pringle of Iowa City, Iowa, the bridegroom's uncle and aunt.
The bride wore an ivory lace dress with a sweep train and a cathedral length veil. She carried a mixed bouquet of peonies, Bells of Ireland, white roses and herbs.
Kristin Evins of New Windsor, N.Y., the bride's sister, was best woman. The bride's other attendants were Mark Evins of St. Louis, Mo., her brother; and Kathleen Heydu of Basking Ridge, N.J.
Best woman for the bridegroom was Jennifer Biro of Bridgewater, N.J. His groomsmen were Chris Eberle and Randy Rosca, both of Somerville, N.J.
Ringbearer was Zachary McDevitt of New Windsor, N.Y., nephew of the bride. Flower girl was Cosette Gault of Boston, Mass., the bridegroom's niece.
The female attendants wore pale blue tea length dresses and carried bouquets of mixed blue, white and green flowers.
Guests were transported to and from the ceremony in old-fashioned trolley cars.
A reception was held at the Nonantum Resort in the town of Kennebunkport. The bride and bridegroom arrived at the reception on a sailboat that came down the Kennebunk River and docked at the resort.
The bride is a 1989 graduate of Marietta High School and a 1993 graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., where she received a B.S. in education. She also has an M.A. in education from Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J. The bride is employed by the Warren Township, N.J., public schools as a third grade teacher.
The bridegroom is a 1991 graduate of Bridgewater-Raritan High School East in Bridgewater, N.J., and a 1996 graduate of The New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, N.J. He works in Warren, N.J., for PS&S Architecture as an architectural designer.
After a wedding trip to the California wine country, the couple are living in Somerset, N.J.
Jessica Marie Brum and Aaron Alan Likes were married during a ceremony on Aug. 16, 2008, at Crossway Community Church in Harrison, Ohio. The Rev. Jim Bell of Harrison, Ohio, officiated for the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Tom and Joan Brum of Hamilton, Ohio. She is the granddaughter of Robert and Ramona Stanley of Parkersburg, and Frank and Marilyn Brum of Marietta.
The bridegroom is the son of Butch and Connie Likes of Fort Wayne, Ind.
Matron of honor was Crissy Suarez of Fort Wayne, Ind. Bridesmaids were Megan Huck of Marietta, cousin of the bride; and Ciarra Suarez, daughter of the matron of honor.
Best man was Kenny Fries of Fort Wayne, Ind. Groomsmen were Jared Brum of Knob Naster, Mo., brother of the bride; and Christian Suarez, son of the matron of honor.
Ringbearer and flower girl were Freddie and Cayla Suarez, son and daughter of the matron of honor.
A reception followed at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in Hamilton, Ohio.
The couple will reside in Fort Wayne, Ind.