Shannon Sue Jones and Jeremy Mark Johnson were married on May 10 on the lawn of the Prayer Chapel at Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp near Weston. The Rev. Brian J. Henderson, senior pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Denver, Colo., and cousin of the bride, officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Randall and Sue Jones of Mount Zion. She is the granddaughter of the late Joy V. Taylor and the late Adren and Freeda Jones. She graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor's degree in political science in 1999, and from the West Virginia University College of Law with a doctor of jurisprudence in 2002. She works as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Randolph County.
The bridegroom is the son of Joe and Sheila Johnson of Elkins. He is the grandson of Martha Fincham of Elkins and the late T.L. "Jim" Fincham, Pauline Johnson of Elkins and the late John B. Johnson. He graduated in 2004 from West Virginia University with a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in secondary education. He is a teacher at Tygarts Valley Middle/High School in Mill Creek.
MR. AND MRS. JEREMY JOHNSON
bride is the former Shannon Jones
The bride wore a sleeveless Italian satin Moonlight Bridal wedding gown with a sweetheart neckline, a semi-cathedral train and a Basque waistline. The dress was detailed with Swarovski crystals, bugle beads, cultured pearls, sequins and rhinestones. She also wore a fingertip-length sheer veil detailed with rhinestones and sequins. She carried a sweeping bouquet of Nancy Brown "Elizabeth" blush white cymbidium orchids and ivy. She was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. The mothers of the bride and bridegroom placed white roses in memory of the late grandparents of the couple.
Lauren Swager of Durham, N.C., friend and college roommate of the bride, served as matron of honor. Angela Ramsey of Daniels, Cynthia Morgan of Atlanta, Ga., and Ashley Houchin of Arnoldsburg, all friends of the bride, served as bridesmaids. The bridesmaids wore black satin, floor-length, A-line, sleeveless dresses with a draped neck and apple red sashes. They carried bouquets of white Gerbera daisies and ivy. Valerie Hobbs of Newbury Park, Calif., friend of the bride, served as flower girl. She wore a white satin, floor-length, A-line sleeveless dress with a red ribbon sash.
Aaron Johnson of Charles Town, brother of the bridegroom, served as best man. Chris Johnson and Andy Johnson of Elkins, brothers of the bridegroom, and Adam Casseday of Beverly, friend of the bridegroom, served as groomsmen. Zachary Hyre of Elkins, cousin of the bridegroom, served as ring bearer.
Radonna and Gary Mullenax, cousins of the bride, and Mary Umsted, friend of the bride, provided piano music for the ceremony. Craig Presar, friend of the bride and member of the West Virginia Highlanders of Davis & Elkins College, provided bagpipe accompaniment for the bridesmaids as they entered the chapel area. Emily Castor and Larry Jones, cousins of the bride, sang "Cherish the Treasure," a Jones family wedding tradition. The bride's aunts and uncles, Tonabell and Heryl Turner, Lyndall and Judy Jones, Wandalene Drake and Jolene Jones, sang the couple's favorite 4-H song, "Tell Me Why."
Uncle of the bridegroom, Mike Taylor, read a scripture passage, and cousin of the bridegroom, Danielle Riggins, read a special poem for the couple.
Friends of the bride, D.J. Stuart and Benjamin Perdue, served as wedding coordinators. Alice Linger served as guest book attendant, and Adrienne and Carly Isaacs served as program attendants.
Flowers were provided by Charles Whipkey of Classic Creations in Grantsville.
A reception, buffet dinner and dance catered by the Jackson's Mill staff followed in the Mount Vernon Dining Hall. Bonnie Belle's Bakery in Nutter Fort provided a three-tier raspberry filled wedding cake complete with lights, fountains and four small satellite cakes. The aunts of the bride cut the cake and it was served by several of the bride's cousins. The bride's cousins also assisted in serving the sparkling grape juice toast. Disc jockey Scott Gum of Clarksburg provided the evening's entertainment. The wedding photographer was Christie Kepner of Elkins Foto 1.
After a honeymoon trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., the couple resides in Elkins with their dog, Shadow.