Whitney Ann Braham and Jaschar Shakuri-Rad were united in marriage on July 10, at The Greenbrier Resort. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Scott Sears of Stout Memorial United Methodist Church.
The bride is the daughter of Ms. Pamela Swisher Braham of Vienna, W.Va. and Dr. Jeffery Braham of Parkersburg. She is the granddaughter of Jack and Pat Swisher of Vienna, and Mr. and Mrs. Joe and Shirley Braham of Parkersburg. She is a 2002 graduate of Parkersburg High School and a 2008 graduate of West Virginia University earning a bachelor's degree in English and women's studies, and a master's degree in secondary education. She is employed as an English teacher at Greenbrier West High School.
The bridegroom is the son of Shahrooz and Parvin Shakuri-Rad of Hannover, Germany. He is the brother of Dr. and Mrs. Abdi and Manijeh Ghodsi of Vienna. He is a 2001 graduate of Parkersburg High School and a 2005 graduate of West Virginia University earning a bachelor's degree in chemistry. He is currently a second year student at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
The bride was escorted by her father wearing a white, strapless, floor-length ball gown with floral details and a slight train. She carried a bouquet of hydrangeas, lisianthus' and roses in various shades of purple.
The bride's sister, Miss Jacqueline Braham, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Sumayya Ahmad, Alysen Bryant, Laura Cox, Katie Fischer, and Dr. Lyndsay Jackson. They wore dark purple floor length gowns in various designs. Each attendant wore silver drop earrings and carried smaller versions of the bride's bouquet.
Omid Jalali served as best man. Groomsmen were Mr. Said Kagini-Bapf, Dr. Joshua Mali, Dr. Farhan Malik, Dr. Hassan Shahid, and Dr. Kaustubh Yadwadkar.
The guest book attendant was Mrs. Ginger Miller of Vienna. Ushers were Mr. Sina Kagini-Bapf and Dr. Praveen Rao.
After a double ring Christian ceremony the bride and bridegroom lit a unity candle and proceeded on to their second ceremony which was a traditional Persian wedding ceremony.
A dinner and dance reception was held at The Greenbrier Resort.
There was a five-layered cake created to look like a wedding gift. The bridegroom's family created hundreds of various Persian sweets for the reception and given as favors.
Following the reception, the couple honeymooned in the Dominican Republic.
They reside in Lewisburg.