Hope Elizabeth Franklin and Zackary Gideon Harrell were united in marriage on June 19, at First Lutheran Church, Parkersburg. Pastor Brian Harrell, father of the bridegroom, united the couple in marriage.
The bride is the daughter of Cindy and Joey Monk of Sebring, Fla. and Rick and Angie Franklin of Babson Park, Fla. She is a 2006 graduate of Frostproof Middle Senior High School and a 2010 graduate of Warner University in Lake Wales, Fla. with a degree in communication arts and English.
The bridegroom is the son of Brian and Nancy Harrell of Parkersburg. He is a 2002 graduate of Parkersburg High School and will graduate from Warner University in December of 2010 with a degree in elementary education. He is currently a full-time student.
The bride wore an ivory satin strapless form fitting beaded gown. She carried a bouquet of off white baby roses and carnations.
The maid of honor was her sister, Faith Franklin, of Sebring, Fla. Bridesmaids were Mary Beth Rowles of Frostproof, Fla.; Gloria Perez of Oklahoma City, Ok.; Caroline Amenita of Jupiter, Fla.; Julie Harrell of Parkersburg, sister of the bridegroom; and Laura Harrell of Parkersburg, sister of bridegroom.
They wore knee-length black silk taffeta dresses with a white sash and square neck line and carried bouquets of red roses wrapped in white satin.
The best man was Scott Kouns of Charleston, W.Va.. Groomsmen were Brant Whited of Charleston, W.Va., Ben DeBord of Parkersburg., Brett Whited of Parkersburg, Tom Amenita of Jupiter, Fla., and, Micah Pfalzgraf. They wore black tuxes with white shirts. The bridegroom wore a black vest and black tie while the groomsmen and fathers wore red ties with red vests.
Serving as ring bearer was Jeremiah Galati of Frostproof, Fla. The flower girls were cousins of the bride, Ashley and Rylie Maynor of Sanford, Fla. Candles were lit in memory of deceased grandparents of both the bride and groom, and a dozen roses were placed in honor of the groom's grandmother June Helms of Berkley, Mich. who could not attend the wedding celebration.
The reception was held at Woodridge Plantation in Mineral Wells immediately following the ceremony and were chauffeured in a 1946 Navy Blue Hudson limousine.
The cake topper was a bridegroom pitching a softball to the bride holding the bat. Softball is a hobby of theirs.
After spending their wedding night at the Blennerhassett Hotel the couple honeymooned in the Bahamas. They are currently living in Lake Wales, Fla. and upon graduation for the bridegroom in December, will reside in Parkersburg.