Erica Mae Myles and Randy William "Scott" Bender were married Oct. 15, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church in Elkins with Pastor Barry Moll officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Cameron and Janet Myles of Elkins. She is the granddaughter of Thelma Phillips of Fairmont and the late James R. Phillips, and James A. and Dorothy Myles.
The bridegroom is the son of Deena Bender of Weston and Randy Bender of Elkins. He is the grandson of the late Mason and Ann Scott and Sterling and Alta Bender.
Mr. and Mrs. Randy Bender
bride is the former Erica Myles
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father. She wore an alabaster satin strapless gown featuring a corset top with pearl, sequence and crystal embellishments, and a side-dropped full skirt with flower accents and gathered tuffs. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of cream roses and eggplant calla lilies.
Serving as maid of honor was sister of the bride, Brandi Myles of Elkins. She wore an eggplant gown and carried a hand- tied bouquet of alstroemeria and wax flower.
Bridesmaids were cousin of the bride, Stacie Farcin of Fairmont, and friend of the bride, Stefanie Ogden of Elkins. Both wore sage green gowns and carried bouquets matching the maid of honor's.
Best man was brother of the bridegroom, Chad Bender. Groomsmen were friend of the bridegroom, Zach Miller, and cousin of the bride, Jeff Farcin. The bridegroom and his attendants wore black tuxedos. The bridegroom wore an eggplant tie and vest with an eggplant calla lily boutonniere. The attendants wore sage green ties and vests, and boutonnieres of alstroemeria and wax flower.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Gale Poe Howell, friend of the bride's family and former piano teacher of the bride. The maid of honor accompanied by Gary Crawford on guitar sang "Here We Stand" as the bride and bridegroom performed the tradition of the mixing of the unity sands.
After the ceremony, the guests gathered in the church's family life center for a candlelight dinner and dance catered by Davis & Elkins College Dining Services. The three-tiered ivory wedding cake decorated with eggplant ribbon, calla lilies, alstroemeria and wax flower was made by Cathy Currence. All floral arrangements were designed by Mary's Greenhouse of Elkins.
After the reception, the bride and bridegroom left the festivities under a canopy of sparklers for their honeymoon in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The couple now resides in Elkins.