Chandra Leeann Forshey and Michael Charles Ontko were united in marriage on Sept. 6, 2008, at Christ United Methodist Church in Marietta. Pastors Joseph Wright, Sandra Payette and Father Michael Campbell officiated for the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Eddie Dean and Christine Lee Forshey of Caldwell. She is the granddaughter of Richard Dean Milligan and the late Phyllis Narelle Milligan of Caldwell, and Faye Eileen Forshey and the late Brady Dean Forshey of Sarahsville, Ohio.
The bridegroom is the son of Patricia Jo and the late Charles Ontko Jr. of Marietta. He is the grandson of Mary Ontko and the late Charles Ontko Sr. of Martins Ferry, Ohio, and the late Perina Johnson of St. Clairsville, Ohio.
The Trillium Piano Trio provided string music, and the bridegroom's brother, John Christopher Ontko, played the organ and piano. Other special music for the ceremony was provided by Jeanette Feldner.
Guest book and program attendants were Jaime Louise Pfeffer and Stacey Deann Sands, cousins of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Kelsey Ann Hall, Cathy Regina Thornberry, Heather Marie Gregg and Laura Lee Frechette.
Abigail Renee Pfeffer, cousin of the bride, served as flower girl.
Best man was Daniel Guy Mershon. Groomsmen were John Christopher Ontko and Jeffrey Scott Ontko, brothers of the bridegroom; and Daniel Frederick Mason. Ushers were Terry Edward Rataiczak; Edward Shannon Davis; Kyle David Ledford; and Tyler Scott Arick, cousin of the bride.
Casee Rae Ontko and Emily Virginia Ontko, nieces of the bridegroom, served as ringbearers.
A reception followed at the Marietta Shrine Club.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Shenandoah High School in Sarahsville and a 2001 graduate of Malone College in Canton, having earned a bachelor of arts degree in law and society. In 2004, she received a juris doctor degree from Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, R.I. In 2005, she received a master of science degree in criminal justice from Roger Williams University. She became licensed to practice law in Ohio in 2005 and in the District of Columbia in 2006 and currently practices law in Noble, Guernsey and Washington counties.
The bridegroom is a 1994 graduate of Warren High School and a 1999 graduate of Malone College in Canton, having earned a bachelor of arts degree in computer science. He is currently employed as a systems engineer for Kinetic Networking of Caldwell.
After a honeymoon to the Biltmore in North Carolina, the couple are residing in Caldwell.
Brittany Dawn Thomas and Jason Andrew Schob were united in marriage on July 19, 2008, at the Central Church of Christ in Martinsburg, W.Va. The double ring ceremony was performed by Chris Funkhouser, uncle of the bride.
The bride is the daughter of Terry and Cindy Thomas of Martinsburg, W.Va. She is the granddaughter of Lillian Funkhouser and the late Charles Funkhouser, and Lucille Thomas and the late Ralph Thomas.
The bridegroom is the son of Andy and Candi Schob of Marietta. He is the grandson of Rod and Barb Collier, and Charles Schob and the late Betty Jo Schob.
The bride wore a white satin corset gown with beaded lace appliques and a silk organza pick-up skirt with a white chapel length train. Her fingertip veil had a pencil edge and pearls. The bride carried an arrangement of blue hydrangea and white roses accented with white ribbon.
Maid of honor was Allison Heffner. Bridesmaids were Ashton Ramsburg; Tiffany Schob, sister of the bridegroom; Abby Miller; Charity Daigle; Sara Levorson; and Heibi Schob, sister of the bridegroom. They wore serene colored satin strapless ruched side gowns and carried arrangements of white hydrangea and blue delph accented with silver ribbon.
Makenna Daymude was flower girl. She wore a gown that was duplicated after the bride's. She carried a basket of white rose petals accented with serene colored ribbon.
Best man was Brian Thomas, brother of the bride. Groomsmen were Luke Jackson, cousin of the bridegroom; Ben Howlett; Tyler Grubb; Chris Peckens; Joe Francescangeli; and Brett Welch.
Ringbearer was Evan Schob, brother of the bridegroom.
The mother of the bride was escorted by Forrest and Chandler Funkhouser, her nephews. The mother of the bridegroom was escorted by Evan Schob, her son.
Guests were registered by Kaleah Thomas, cousin of the bride. Aisle runner attendants were Colin Knight and Zach Robinson, cousins of the bridegroom.
A reception followed at the Holiday Inn.
After a honeymoon to Myrtle Beach, the couple will be residing in Vienna, W.Va., and completing their studies at Ohio Valley University.
Tara Skinner and Evan Wetz exchanged marriage vows at 5:30 p.m. on June 21, 2008, at the gazebo at the Marietta Shrine Club.
The bride is the daughter of Vernon and Jill Skinner. She is the granddaughter of Bob and Dixie Allender, and W.L. Skinner and the late Dorothy Skinner.
The bridegroom is the son of Tag and Dee Wetz. He is the grandson of Harold and Dora Weppler, and the late R.O. and Ernestine Wetz.
The bride wore a gown of natural shimmer taffeta with a strapless bodice accented with asymmetrical pleating to the hipline, and a full A-line skirt that was drawn to the side at the fingertip with a broach of crystals, sequined mirrors and beads that let the skirt fall into a chapel train. Her headpiece was a tiara of Swarovski beads and crystals that held an elbow length veil of illusion.
Maid of honor was Melissa Bazell. Bridesmaids were Cindy Hart, Cassie Mummey, Angie Fogle, Mollie Zimmer and Tisha Skinner. They wore strapless tea length gowns of kiwi iridescent taffeta accented with fuchsia satin sashes at the waist.
Flower girls were Brianna Hart and Sydney Benson. They wore dresses of the same kiwi taffeta with fuchsia accents as the other bridal attendants.
Best man was Derrick Wetz, brother of the bridegroom. Groomsmen were Brandon Skinner, Thad Skinner, Aaron Coffman, Ben Brunton and Adam Sprague.
Ring bearers were Nicholas Hart and Kealton Fogle.
Guests were registered by Layne Pottmeyer.
A dinner and reception followed at the Shrine building with Chris Fouss serving as disc jockey.
The bride is employed by Skinner Firestone.
The bridegroom is employed by Wetz Companies.
After a honeymoon to Cancun, Mexico, the couple are residing in Beverly.
Jonay Danyall Kelly and Mitch Allen Corley were united in marriage on Jan. 10, 2009, during a private ceremony. The bride's father officiated for the ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her brother, Jonathan Kelly.
The bride is the daughter of the Rev. David and Janice Kelly of Reader, W.Va., and Herman "Bo" and Sue Hause of Wallops Island, Va. She is the granddaughter of the late John and Darlene Kelly of Belmont, W.Va., James and Betty Dearth of St. Marys, W.Va., Herman G. and Barbara Hause of Weirtown, N.J., and Olga Ferrell of Grantsville, W.Va.
She is employed by the Tyler Star News in Sistersville, W.Va.
The bridegroom is the son of Kevin "Rich" and Anita Corley of Proctor, W.Va. He is the grandson of Jeannie Corley and the late Robert Corley, and the late Encil and Tillie Furbee, all of Proctor.
He is employed as an officer with the Sistersville Police Department.
The couple share three children: Gavin Blavos, Spencer Blavos and Isabelle Corley.
The family will reside in Sistersville, W.Va.
Lyndsey Beth Rowland and James Albert Bennett were united in marriage on Aug. 2, 2008, at Friendship Ridge Christian Fellowship. Pastor Dave Ellenwood officiated for the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Danny and Rebecca Rowland of Belpre. She is the granddaughter of Mabel and the late Ralph "Dean" Rowland of Waterford, and the late Edward and Wanda Maze of Belpre.
The bridegroom is the son of James and Julie Bennett of Coolville. He is the grandson of Nancy and the late James Bennett of Reynoldsburg, Janice Wilson of Johnstown, and the late Charles Wilson of Croton, Ohio.
The bride wore an A-line gown of white duchess satin with a corseted back, a wrap waist, a bodice adorned with crystal beading and platinum embroidery, and a chapel length train. Her headpiece was a fingertip veil of English net edged with crystal beading. The bride carried a bouquet of yellow and orange Gerber daisies and roses and Yoko Onos.
Matron of honor was Ashley Yost, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Jackie Bennett, sister of the bridegroom; Jordan Poling; Amy Chevalier; Ashley Beamish; and Kate Anderson. They wore tea-length gowns of raspberry satin accented with a satin belt and bow.
Flower girl was Lauren Liston, cousin of the bride.
Best man was Eric Levering. Groomsmen were Mike Moore, Charlie Davis, Jesse Megenhardt, Scott Miller and Brian Anderson.
Ringbearers were Preston Rowland and Oliver Yost, nephews of the bride.
A reading from I Corinthians was given by Kate Liston, cousin of the bride.
Guests were registered by Amanda Thorne and Rebecca Tucker.
A dinner and dance reception followed at the Marietta Shrine Club.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of Belpre High School. She received a bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Ohio University in 2007. She is employed at St. Mary's Catholic School in Marietta as a kindergarten teacher.
The bridegroom is a 2001 graduate of Federal Hocking High School. He received a bachelor's degree in computer science from Ohio University in 2005. He is employed at the Bureau of Public Debt in Parkersburg as an IT specialist.
After a honeymoon to Cancun, Mexico, the couple are residing in Belpre.