Danelle Grace Ellis and Kevin Joseph Young were united in marriage on Sept. 2, 2012, during a private ceremony at The Whittemore House in Saint Louis, Mo. Pastor Nathan Scott of First Baptist Church in Owensboro, Ky. officiated the double ring ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father. She wore an ivory dress made of Italian satin with an illusion lace back and sleeves, full A-line skirt with lace accents, a peplum-topped cathedral train, a tiara of pearls, and a two tier veil. Her bouquet was made of lilac roses accented by cream roses, plum freesia, limonium, callas, and Queen Anne's lace.
The bride is the daughter of Dan and LaTrelle Ellis of Marietta and the granddaughter of Helen and the late R. Gene Ellis of Beverly, and the late Ralph and Maxine Newsom of Beverly. She graduated from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio, with a B.A. in Marketing and is employed by Edward Jones. The bridegroom is the son of Vic and Yvonne Young of Greenville, S.C. and the grandson of Joseph and Louise Barrieau of Greenville, S.C., and the late Andrew and Simonne Young of Greenville, S.C. He graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. with a B.S. in Physics. The bridegroom is a financial advisor with Edward Jones, and previously served in the Marines.
Rochelle McClure of Tampa, Fla. served as the matron of honor. The bridesmaids were Alane Sanders of Marietta, Sarah Hudler of Blacklick, Ohio, and the bridegroom's sister, Sharon Young of Greenville, S.C. The bridegroom's niece, Cheyenne Young of Greenville, S.C. served as the flower girl. The bridesmaids wore plum satin empire ball gowns with an illusion halter neckline. They carried complementing bouquets, made of cream roses with plum and lilac accents.
Brian Young, brother of the bridegroom, served as the best man. The groomsmen were Andy Sexton of Simpsonville, S.C., Jake Sexton of Greer, S.C., and the bride's brother Wade Ellis of Fort Myers, Fla. Wylie Anderson of Coolville, Ohio, served as the ring bearer. The men wore charcoal tuxedos with coordinating stripe pants, ivory shirts, light gray vests, satin ascots, and boutonnieres.
Readers were Desra Wortman of Chillicothe, Ohio, cousin of the bride, and Renee Newland of Peyton, Colo. Ginger Postlewait of Marietta served as the soloist and pianist. Carissa Anderson of Coolville, Ohio, mother of the ring bearer, helped coordinate the event.
A reception, inspired by the movie "Meet Me in St. Louis" and the 1904 World's Fair, followed the intimate ceremony at The Whittemore House, which is located near Forest Park, present day sight of the 1904 World's Fair. Photographs were taken by friend Jessica Hall of Owensboro, Ky. at historic sights in Forest Park, Washington University, and The Whittemore House.
The newlywed couple celebrated their honeymoon in Nassau, Bahamas. They currently reside in Owensboro, Ky.