Ashley Brook Kelley and Brett Bender Ripley were united in marriage on July 12 at Philippi Baptist Church. The ceremony was officiated by Dan Unger, friend of the bride.
The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Nancy Kelley of Moatsville. She is the granddaughter of Harley and Mary Poling of Moatsville and Paul and Jean Kelley of Bridgeport. She is the great-granddaughter of Winifred Marsh of Moatsville.
She is a 2004 graduate of Philip Barbour High School and a 2008 graduate of Davis & Elkins College with a degree in elementary education. She is employed by the Barbour County Board of Education.
MR. AND MRS. BRETT RIPLEY
bride is the former Ashley Kelley
The bridegroom is the son of Bob and Jane Ripley of New Martinsville. He is the grandson of Jack and Betty Bender of New Martinsville and Ann Ripley of Newcomerstown, Ohio, and the late Jake Ripley.
He is a 2002 graduate of Magnolia High School and is a 2006 graduate of Davis & Elkins College with a degree in sports management. He received a master's degree in business administration from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2008. He is an admissions counselor and assistant baseball coach at Wesleyan.
Amanda Kelley and Amber Gatewood, sisters of the bride, were the honor attendants. Bridesmaids were Megan Hefner, cousin of the bride, and Ashton Ripley, sister of the bridegroom. Grace and Hanna Thornbury served as flower girls, and Emma Hartwell was the ring bearer; all are cousins of the bride.
Chase Ripley, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Groomsmen were Dan Hruska, Joe Blatt and Sam Calvert, friends of the groom. Escorting the flower girls were Brendan Simonds and Caleb Hartwell, cousins of the bride.
Vocalists were Amber Gatewood, sister of the bride, and Mark Gatewood, brother-in-law of the bride. Readers were Kevin Shaffer, friend of the bride, and Haley Simonds, cousin of the bride. Pianist for the ceremony was Barbara Godwin, and guest book attendants were Jen Pell and Amanda Claudio, all friends of the bride.
Following the ceremony, family and friends celebrated with the bride and bridegroom during a dinner/dance at Bel Meadow Country Club.
After a honeymoon at Divi Resort in Aruba, the couple is residing in Valley Furnace.