Mary Louise Walters and Chad Allan Workman were married at 4 p.m. Aug. 8 at Hart Chapel Church on Chenoweth Creek Road. The Rev. Dewaine Corley officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Ronnie and Louise Walters of Elkins. She is the granddaughter of Weldon Walters of Virginia and the late Versie Shamer and the late Russell and Margaret Bonner.
The bridegroom is the son of Jake and Tammy Workman of Beverly, Michelle New of South Carolina and Linda Workman of Elkins and the late Wayman Workman. He is the grandson of the late Ed and Lena Workman and Irene Mosser of Elkins and the late Kirk Mosser.
MR. AND MRS. CHAD WORKMAN
bride is the former Mary Louise Walters
Escorted to the altar by her father and given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a Mia Solano diamond white/silver taffeta strapless A-line gown embellished with beads, sequins and crystals. The gown had a corset-style back and flowed into a mermaid-style train. She wore crystal and pearl jewelry that matched the beading and crystals on her gown. She carried a cascade-style bouquet of fresh cotton candy and lipstick colored gerbera daisies mixed with bright colored wild flowers.
Attending as her matron of honor was her best friend, Erika Isner of Beverly. Bridesmaids were college friends Andrea Barrick of Charleston and Chrissy Pierce of Clarksburg and longtime friend Heather Ayers of Elkins. They all wore the same style Forever Yours strapless A-line lamore satin dresses with white band trim on and under the bust line and long white streamer ties in the back. The matron of honor wore the color cotton candy and the bridesmaids wore the color lipstick. Wearing the pearl jewelry given to them as a gift from the bride, they all carried nosegay-style bouquets of cotton candy and lipstick colored gerbera daisies mixed with wildflowers.
Serving as the best man was Steve Robinson of Beverly, longtime friend of the bridegroom. Groomsmen were longtime friends John Matthew, Jon Calain and Mark Lambert all of Elkins. They all wore black classic-style tuxedos with vests that matched the dress of the attendant they escorted.
Flowergirls, Jaden and Jasmin Workman, twin daughters of the bride and bridegroom, wore white organza and satin tea-length dresses with cotton candy colored diagonal stripes and waistbands. Also wearing pearl jewelry, they carried white satin baskets embellished with pearls and scattered satin flower petals.
Ring bearer was Chase Workman, son of the bride and bridegroom. He wore a black classic-style tuxedo with a vest in both cotton candy and lipstick colors that matched the bridegroom's. The bride and bridegroom's three children were escorted down the aisle by R.D. Walters of Elkins, brother of the bride.
A special flower arrangement placed at the altar in the church was in memory of Versie Shamer, grandmother of the bride, and Wayman Workman, a very special uncle of the bridegroom.
The ceremony pianist was Donna Moore of Elkins. Ralphene Maynard of Elkins, longtime friend of the bride, served as program and guest book attendant.
Following the ceremony, a dinner-dance reception was hosted at Orchard Hall in Elkins. The buffet-style dinner was catered by Davis & Elkins College Dining Services. The four-tiered, white wedding cake with flowers matching the bouquets was made by Suzanne Carter of Jimtown.
All decorations, flower arrangements and bouquets were designed by Tammy's Floral and Bridal Gallery of Elkins. Music for the evening was provided by Robert Lowther, Next Level Entertainment, of Elkins. The photographer was Kelly Bibey of Elkins.
Linda Workman and Irene Mosser, special aunt and grandmother of the bridegroom, hosted a rehearsal dinner the evening before the wedding at Hart Chapel Church.
After a honeymoon in Jamaica, the couple resides in Beverly with their three children.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Elkins High School and a 2001 graduate of Davis & Elkins College. She has been employed with the United States Postal Service since 2005.
The bridegroom is a 1996 graduate of Elkins High School. He is self-employed as owner of We Haul It All.