Donna Gwyn Elza-Teter and John William Bee were married in an outdoor fall country-western themed ceremony on Sept. 25 in the pines at Camp Pioneer in Beverly. The double-ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Bob Farrar.
The bride lives in East Dailey where she previously resided with her late husband, Hubert Daniel Teter II, and their children, Zachary Dale and Natasha Danielle. She is the daughter of Dale A. and Mary R. Elza of Whitmer, and the granddaughter of the late Joseph H. and Bertha M. Elza and the late Curtis B. and Freda R. Snyder.
She is a graduate of Harman High School and was previously employed by Canaan Valley Resort where she served as head chef for 15 years. She has worked as a full-time farmer on Teter Farms for more than 25 years and hopes to continue the farming operation for many years.
MR. AND MRS. JOHN BEE
bride is the former Donna Elza-Teter
The bridegroom is formerly from Parkersburg where he resided with his late wife, Pauline. He is the son of Mary W. Bee of Beverly and the late Richard E. Bee. He is the grandson of the late Sam and Ina Bee and the late Ritchie and Pauline Britton.
He attended John Marshall High School and worked as a truck driver for 20 years. He currently works on the Teter Family Farm.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father.
Serving as matron of honor was Natasha Danielle Teter, daughter of the bride.
Serving as best woman, was Crystal Bee-Elbon, sister of the bridegroom.
Serving as ring bearer was Jonathan Dean, son of James and Julie Dean of East Dailey.
Guestbook attendant was Portia Teter-Dean, sister-in-law of the bride. Decorating for the ceremony were Mike Elza, brother of the bride, and Jennifer Gower, family friend and employee of Mary's Greenhouse, which provided flowers for the event.
Following the ceremony, a dinner reception and dance was hosted in the Assembly Hall. A buffet style dinner was served and the fall themed four-tier wedding cake was served for dessert.
The couple will be taking a belated honeymoon to the Hawaiian Islands in the near future. They currently reside with the bride's children on the Teter Family Farm in East Dailey.