Jennifer Renee Thompson and Brian David Baldwin were united in marriage on Sept. 18, at the Ripley Calvary United Methodist Church in Ripley, W.Va.. Pastor Danny McVey officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Paul E. and Ronna L. Thompson of Medina, W.Va.. She is the granddaughter of Mary L. Bare of Ravenswood and the late Ronald Bare, and the late Ernest and Audra Thompson. She is a 2005 graduate of Ravenswood High School and a 2009 graduate of West Virginia University at Parkersburg where she obtained her bachelor's degree in business administration with cum laude honors. She is currently employed by the federal government at the Bureau of the Public Debt in Parkersburg.
The bridegroom is the son of Rhonda J. and Charles "David" Baldwin of Sandyville, and the grandson of Gatha Baldwin and the late Charles Baldwin, and Sandra Lamm and the late Ronald Lamm, all of Ravenswood. He is a 2004 graduate of Ravenswood High School and a 2006 graduate of Washington State Community College with an associate degree in automotive mechanics. He is currently employed by I-77 Ford in Fairplain, a Ford technician.
The bride wore a white satin haltered gown with a tulle skirt, corset bodice, and beaded Alenon lace appliques. She wore an elbow length veil and sparkling hair accessories and carried a white bouquet with violet, lavender and silver flowers.
The matron of honor was Nikki Mahan, sister of the bride, of Medina. Bridesmaids were Amanda Mosser of Ravenswood and Kayla Romeo of Mineral Wells.
The matron of honor and bridesmaids wore satin strapless A-line dresses with a cascading back in the color regency (violet) with silver shoes.
The best man was Brandon Bourgeois of Ripley. Groomsmen were Darron Tanner of Sandyville, and Jon Long of Ravenswood..
The bridegroom wore a black tuxedo with a silver vest and tie. The best man and groomsmen wore a black tuxedo with a purple vest and tie.
Guests were greeted by Jennifer Ingram of Ravenswood.
Ushering the guests were nephews of the bride, Luke and Ethan Mahan, both of Medina.
Playing the piano was cousin of the bride, Nancy Shamblin of Murraysville.
A reception was held in the church fellowship hall directly after the ceremony.
The couple left in the bridegroom's newly restored 1982 F250 red truck, "Ragin' Red," directly after the reception. They traveled to the Gulf of Mexico and stayed at Fort Walton Beach, Florida for their honeymoon. They currently reside in Rockport.