Rebecca Ann Kerr and Ryan Nathan Hughes were united in marriage on April 2 at the Blennerhassett Hotel, Parkersburg. Jason Daugherty, minister for the Church of Christ and Dean of Students at Ohio Valley College, performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of William and Catharine Kerr of Parkersburg. She is the granddaughter of Jack and Charlotte Barker of Williamstown and Edith Kerr of Parkersburg and the late Bruce Kerr.
The bridegroom is the son of Dianne Douglass of Myrtle Beach and the late Sidney Hughes. He is the grandson of Nelson and Nelda Arrington of Myrtle Beach.
The bride was escorted by her father and given away by her parents. Soloist was Julia Dixon of Parkersburg. Readings were done by the bride's grandmother, Charlotte Barker and the bridegroom's mother, Dianne Douglass. The couple lit a memory candle in honor of the bride's grandfather, the bridegroom's father and brother, Matthew Hughes. They lit a unity candle, and then with the groom's son, had a family sand ceremony with the bride committing herself to the bridegroom's son and giving him a gift to mark the day of their becoming a family.
The bride wore a strapless sweetheart gown of ivory satin with a platinum sash at the waist. The princess line gown flowed into a chapel length train with hand beaded lace and metallic accents. She wore jewelry that belonged to her grandmothers and great-grandmothers and carried a cascading bouquet of purple and yellow tulips with white calla lilies and hydrangea. She wore a Swavorski crystal headband and veil of illusion tulle and lace.
Matron of honor was Christy Kerr, sister-in-law of the bride. Bridesmaids were Noel Emily, sister of the bridegroom, Stefanie Williams and Heather Lauderman. Flower girls were Payton Emily, niece of the bridegroom, and Adrienne Kerr, niece of the bride. The bride's attendants wore V-neck, empire waist floor length gowns in kiwi green and carried bouquets of tulips and hydrangea. The flower girls wore ivory sleeveless dresses with a ballerina neckline, silky sash and flower accent at the waist with pleated skirt detailed with sequins and carried ivory baskets with purple and yellow petals in them.
The best man was Nelson Arrington, the bridegroom's grandfather, along with groomsmen Ashley Benton of Myrtle Beach, Dave Corrigan of Charleston, S.C., and Christopher Kerr, of Parkersburg, brother of the bride. Ring bearers were Matthew Hughes, son of the bridegroom and Jackson Kerr, nephew of the bride.
A cocktail hour and sit down dinner followed the ceremony in the Blennerhassett ballroom. The cake was decorated with green ribbon, tulips, and calla lilies. There was entertainment by Elvis tribute artist, Jim Forshey, and dancing to the music of a DJ.
After a trip to Disney World the couple along with the bridegroom's son resides in Myrtle Beach, S.C.