Jaclyn Nicole Mathews and Brent Matthew Shedd were united in marriage on June 6, 2009, at Stout Memorial United Methodist Church in Parkersburg. The Rev. Scott Sears officiated for the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Bob and Kim Mathews of Washington, W.Va. She is the granddaughter of Francis and Florence Eshelman of Hyde Park, Pa., and Margaret Mathews of Lehigh Acres, Fla., and the late Russell Mathews.
The bridegroom is the son of Bill and Christi Shedd of Parkersburg. He is the grandson of Bill and Helen Cowen of Parkersburg, and Bill Shedd of Parkersburg and the late Darlena Shedd.
The bride wore a formal gown of white silk taffeta that featured a sweetheart neckline jeweled with crystals and bugle beads. The long line bodiced gown flowed into a mermaid pick-up skirt. The back of the gown was corseted and flowed into a chapel length train. The bride's headpiece was of two-layered shoulder length tulle with scattered beading. The bride carried a bouquet of white calla lilies with a white satin and pearl band. She also carried a white Bible that had been carried by generations of her father's family.
Maid of honor was Jordan Mathews, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Amber Mathess of Parkersburg, Stacy Jarvis of South Beach, Fla., Katrina Zell of Parkersburg, Brittany Knapp of Parkersburg, Rachel Torlone of Huntington, W.Va., Jennifer Hall of Huntington, W.Va., and Katie Radcliffe of Mineral Wells, W.Va. They wore formal strapless royal blue silk taffeta long line bodiced gowns with mermaid skirts. They carried orange calla lilies with a silver and pearl band.
Best man was Billy Shedd, brother of the bridegroom. Groomsmen were Luke Sheppard of Parkersburg, Donivan Slack of Cranberry, Pa., Scott Branham of Arlington, Va., Eddie Knapp of Parkersburg, Scott Matthews of Huntington, W.Va., Chad Brace of Houston, Texas, and Clint Radcliffe of Mineral Wells, W.Va.
Flower girl was 6-month-old Alaina Knapp. Ringbearer was 4-year-old Landon Shedd, nephew of the bridegroom. The flower girl was assisted down the aisle in a decorated wagon pulled by the ringbearer.
Wedding music was provided by Bob Mathews, father of the bride, vocalist; and Tony Bush, guitarist and vocalist.
Lindsay States and Lisa Tackett, and Ean Eshelman, cousin of the bride, registered guests and served as greeters.
A dinner reception and dance followed at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. The bride designed and baked the three-tiered beach theme wedding cake.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of Parkersburg South High School. She attended Marshall University and Marshall University Culinary School. She is employed by Buckle.
The bridegroom is a 2001 graduate of Parkersburg South High School and a 2009 graduate of West Virginia University at Parkersburg with a degree in accounting. He is employed by Pepsi Cola.
The couple honeymooned in Jamaica and are residing in Mineral Wells, W.Va.
Kirstie Marie Pottmeyer and Jason Lee Hart were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. on April 18, 2009. They exchanged their vows at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Lowell with Father Timothy Huffman officiating for the double ring ceremony and celebrating the traditional Catholic Mass.
The bride is the daughter of Larry and Linda Pottmeyer of Lowell. She is the granddaughter of the late Ralph and Helen Pottmeyer, and the late Sidney and Ruth Schneider.
The bridegroom is the son of Sondra Cunningham of Beverly. He is the grandson of the late Wayne J. Border.
The bride wore a strapless white gown with a soft sweetheart neckline and a bodice hand beaded with metallic embroidery. The beading and embroidery from the bodice was also stitched down the back of the gown's semi-cathedral train. Her headpiece was made of pearls and was attached to a shoulder length white veil. The bride carried a live mixed bouquet of pink hydrangeas, pink roses and pink tulips accented with iridescent crystals and tied with a white satin sash. The stems were wrapped in a white lace-trimmed handkerchief that had belonged to the bride's late great-aunt, Erma McKibben. Also intertwined in the bouquet stems was a crystal rosary carried by the bride's mother, when her parents were married 40 years ago.
Maid of honor was Jenna Long. Bridesmaids were Kitawna Pottmeyer, niece of the bride; Judine Pottmeyer, sister-in-law of the bride; Layne Pottmeyer, cousin of the bride; Pamela Hart, sister of the bridegroom; Kristen Haynes; Danielle McKown; and Kayla Mitchell. They wore strapless floor-length champagne colored dresses with mocha sashes. They carried live bouquets of pink hydrangeas accented with sprays of miniature pearls with the stems tied with mocha ribbon.
Flower girl was Emma Snyder, cousin of the bride.
Best man was Blake Pottmeyer. Groomsmen were Brent Pottmeyer and Matthew Pottmeyer, brothers of the bride; Tony Long; Mike Beckett; Matthew Strahler; Brandon Skinner; and Brian Moore.
Ringbearer was Tyson Moore.
Guests were registered by Alana Henry and David Bright.
Music selections were performed by Steve and Beverly Pottmeyer, cousins of the bride.
Scripture readings were given by Jamie Hart, cousin of the bridegroom; and Kayla Miller, cousin of the bride.
A reception followed at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Churchtown.
The bride is a graduate of Fort Frye High School; Washington State Community College, with an associate of arts degree in business administration; and Marietta College, with a bachelor of arts degree in public accounting. She is currently employed with the Bureau of the Public Debt as an accountant.
The bridegroom is a graduate of Fort Frye High School, and Washington State Community College with an associate of science degree in applied science. He is a member of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local Union 168 and is currently employed with Pioneer Pipe as a pipe fitter apprentice.
After a honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico, the couple are residing near Lowell.
Pamela J. Quimby and William T. Costello were united in marriage on Aug. 9, 2009, at Ash Cave, Hocking Hills State Park, in Logan, Ohio.
The bride is the daughter of Gary and Sharon Quimby of Watertown.
The bridegroom is the son of Jack and Rosann Costello of Willowbrook, Ill.
Maid of honor was Jessie Wehrle. Bridesmaids were Alicia Medley, sister of the bride; and Susie Bedell.
Flower girls were Leah Costello, Emily Androwich and Elle Costello, nieces of the bridegroom.
Best men were Daniel Costello, brother of the bridegroom; and Ian Dattomo, son of the bridegroom. Groomsman was David Costello, brother of the bridegroom. Usher was Heath Quimby, brother of the bride.
Andrew Medley, nephew of the bride, served as ringbearer.
Tim Wagoner, cousin of the bride, and Karen Purcell, sister of the bridegroom, performed special readings for the ceremony. Appalachian Strings performed the ceremony music in Ash Cave.
A dinner and reception followed at the Hocking Hills State Park Lodge.
The bride is a 1992 graduate of Waterford High School; a 1996 graduate of Ohio University; and a 2002 graduate of Pratt Institute in New York, N.Y. She is presently employed as an art teacher at Trinity High School in River Forest, Ill.
The bridegroom is a 1992 graduate of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill. He is a self-employed painting contractor in Chicago.
The couple honeymooned in Mexico. They currently reside in Chicago.