Cory Brandon Ankrom and Samantha Jean Giboney were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at The Comfort Inn Hotel in Marietta, by Pastor Tim Nichols, a longtime friend of the family, of St. Marys, W.Va.
The bride is the daughter of Paul and Jeannie Giboney of St. Marys. She is the granddaughter of Pauline Smith and Marvin Sunderman of St. Marys and the late Lennis and Emma Giboney and the late Dallas "Gene" Satterfield.
The brideroom is the son of Skip and Tobie (Ankrom) Ours of Waverly, and Mark Richards of Cairo. He is the grandson of Beatrice Dalton of St. Marys, Steve Ankrom of New Martinsville and Inez and the late Emmett Richards of Cairo.
Presented in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by her maid of honor, Samantha Smith. The bridesmaids were Emma "Katie" Taylor, sister of the bride, Hanah Richards, sister of the bridegroom, and her flower girl was Jaidyn Giboney, sister of the bride, who dropped Tiffany blue flowers for the bride.
The bridal party all wore black strapless dresses and carried bouquets with white lilies and white roses with Tiffany blue bows made by Vickie Binegar.
The bridegroom was attended by his best man, Austin Richards, brother of the bridegroom. The groomsmen were Thomas Miller and Nathan Pybus. The ring bearer was Brenden Westbrook, nephew of the bride.
The groomsmen wore black dress shirts, black dress pants and Tiffany blue ties. The Ring Bearer wore black pants a white dress shirt and a black tie. All the groomsmen wore boutineers with white lilies and tiffany blue ribbon made by Vickie Binegar.
The bride wore a strapless white wedding gown adorned with crystals, a bow in the front with a laced up corset back with a long train. The groom wore his USMC "Dress Blues".
After the ceremony a reception with a buffett style dinner and dance was held in The Marie Antoinette Ballroom at the Comfort Inn. The ballroom was decorated with linens and centerpieces in their colors, black, white, Tiffany blue, and the black and white demask pattern.
She is a 2008 Graduate of St. Marys High School and has been employed by REM Community Options in St. Marys for the past three years as a DSP.
He is a 2005 graduate of St Marys High School and is enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp and is stationed in Quantico, Va.
The newlyweds are residing in Stafford, Va.