Scott Hill Occasions in Elkins was the setting for the July 16 wedding of Barbara A. Jennings of Elkins and Brian J. Taylor of Buckhannon. Pastor Tim Lewis officiated for the 5 p.m. ceremony on the lawn of the historic Scott Hill Mansion.
The couple exchanged vows beneath a garden arbor, which was a gift from the bride to the bridegroom. The arbor was draped in white, and was adorned with large swags of white roses, orchids, hydrangeas and lilies.
The bride was driven to the wedding site by Todd Riggleman in his 1862 Ford Model "A".
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Escorted by her cousin, Russell Morris, the bride was attired in an ivory Galina Signature taffeta gown featuring back button detail, side-draped trumpet skirt and a high collar halter neckline. The gown was accented with beadwork at the high waist and a chapel-length train. A jeweled headband adored her hair and she carried an all white cascading bouquet of roses, orchids, lilies and tulips.
Serving as maid of honor was the bride's life-long friend, Michelle Messer of Elkins. She was attired in a black tiered organza ball gown which featured a ruched waist and elbow length sleeves with jet beading.
Bridesmaids were Nicole Woody, daughter of the bridegroom; and Jessica and Marissa Jennings, daughters of the bride. Their gowns were strapless black tulle over champagne. They were designed with caviar beading along the bust and hem and ruching at the empire waist. The bride's attendants carried all white bouquets of roses and orchids, with lamb's ear and assorted greenery, accented with pearls.
Best man was Scott Chapman and groomsmen were Brian Fincham, nephew of the bride; Matt Woody, son-in-law of the bridegroom; and David Zumstein, brother-in-law of the bridegroom. The bridegroom and his attendants were attired in black tuxedos accented with white orchid boutonnieres.
Flower girl was Haylee Woody, granddaughter of the bridegroom. She was attired in an ankle-length ivory satin sleeveless gown with a gathered waist and satin floral embellishment. She scattered red rose petals in the bride's path. Ringer bearer was Logan Kittle, grandson of the maid of honor.
The guestbook was attended by McKayla Kittle, granddaughter of the maid of honor.
During the ceremony, the tradition of the unity candle was observed, and candles representing each family were lit by Karen Fincham, sister of the bride and Julie Zumstein, sister of the bridegroom.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, guests gathered, and to the strains of "The Butterfly Waltz," each guest released a monarch butterfly into the summer sky. Friend of the bride Christina Johns gave a reading before the butterflies were released.
As the sun began to set over Scott Hill, dinner and dancing commenced beneath large white tents on the mansion lawn where the black and white theme of the wedding was carried out. Large vases of white tulips, roses, orchids and hydrangeas wrapped with a black ribbon and sitting atop large round mirrors surrounded by flickering candles adorned each table. The best man and maid of honor toasted the couple, and then a buffet dinner was served, catered by Patty Morris, cousin of the bride; and Glendine Stalnaker. The blessing was given by Raymond Godwin. Music for dancing was provided by the D.C. Riggs Band.
The three-tiered white and black wedding cake, adorned with white orchids, was created by Suzanne Carter of Elkins.
All floral arrangements were designed and created by Tammy's Floral and Bridal Gallery of Elkins. Photography was provided by Brent and Christie Kepner of Foto 1. On the eve of the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was hosted by the couple at C.J. Maggie's Armadillo Flats
The bridegroom is a Nationwide Insurance Agent and the bride is employed by Nationwide.
After a honeymoon in Sicily Italy, Tuscany Valley and Rome, the couple resides in Elkins.