Mark Edward Hendershot and Emily Anne Bonnette were united in marriage Aug. 27, 2011. The ceremony was at Bethel Lighthouse Church in Marietta. Pastor Kevin Gutberlet officiated the ceremony and the Rev. Karl Kesselring participated.
The bride is the daughter of Roger and Kathy Bonnette of Marietta. She is the granddaughter of Estelle Starkey and the late Carylos Starkey of Belpre. Her paternal grandparents are the late Virgil and Lorraine Bonnette of Marietta.
She is a 2007 graduate of Warren High School and a 2011 graduate of Otterbein University. She received a bachelor's degree in visual communications and photography. She is employed by Marietta Memorial Hospital as a graphic designer.
The bridegroom is the son of Gary and Vickie Hendershot of Marietta and the grandson of Ruby Hendershot of Marietta and the late Donald Hendershot. His maternal grandparents are Alvin and Jean Ludwig of Devola.
He is a 2007 graduate of Warren High School and is completing his degree in industrial technology from Washington State Community College. He is employed by GP&S of Parkersburg.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. She wore her mother's wedding dress and her grandmother Estelle's pearls, which were a graduation present she received from her brother, Donald Griffin, in 1942. The bride carried a bouquet of white daisies and yellow lilies.
The maid of honor was Melanie Hendershot, sister of the bridegroom. The bridesmaids were Jocelyn Hennon, Whitney Swain, and Karissa Brown, future sister-in-law of the bride. They wore yellow sun dresses and carried bouquets of wildflowers. The flower girls were Taylor Starkey, cousin of the bride and Mattie Hendershot, niece of the bridegroom.
The best man was Matt Hendershot, brother of the bridegroom, and the ushers were Ethan Bonnette, brother of the bride, Joey Gibb, cousin of the bridegroom, and Corey Richards. The ring bearer was Braun Doak, cousin of the bride.
Special guitar and vocals were provided by the bridegroom and the Rev. Karl Kesselring. They sang the bride's favorite hymn before she walked down the aisle. Piano music was played by Amy Saho, sister of the bridegroom. Hannah and Sarah Saho, nieces of the bridegroom, registered the guests.
A reception dinner was held at the church following the ceremony. The ladies of the church provided the meal. There were three cakes including a traditional cake, and two non-traditional cakes, a bicycle and a guitar.
They vacationed at New River Gorge in W.Va. and are residing in Marietta.