Ashley Danielle Pratt and Adam Jeffrey Hall were united in Christian marriage July 13, 2013, at the Broadway Church of the Nazarene. Pastor Dan Meeks officiated the open church ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Steven and Angela of Mineral Wells. She is the granddaughter of Clarence “Butch” and Nina Ruble and Teddy Joe and Wilma Pratt of Mineral Wells. She is a 2007 graduate of Parkersburg South High School and a 2011 graduate of West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
She is a registered nurse at Ohio Valley Health Care.
The groom is the son of Jeff and Terri Hall of Washington, W.Va. He is the grandson of David and Janet Smith of Parkersburg and Norman and Judy of Rockport. He is a 2005 graduate of Parkersburg South High School and a 2013 graduate of West Virginia University at Parkersburg. He is employed by United Bank.
Escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a white organza ball gown with a strapless sweetheart neckline, fitted bodice with accenting crystal beads and pearls on the bodice and waistband, along with a full skirt and train with layers of soft ruffles.
To complement the gown, the bride wore a crystal headband along with a fingertip veil. She carried a bouquet of blue and yellow wooden roses with crystal and pearl accents wrapped in white satin, made by the bride’s mother.
The bride’s sister, Nichole Stevens of Athens County, Ohio, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Chantel Graham of Vienna, cousin of the bride; Andrea Hall of Washington, sister of the groom; Cassi Hitt of Mineral Wells, friend of the bride; Tracie Sams of Washington, friend of the bride. The bridesmaids wore navy blue, one shoulder cocktail dresses with beaded waist. Bridesmaids carried bouquets of yellow wooden roses with crystal and pearl accents wrapped in navy blue and yellow ribbon. The flower girl was Lydia Emerick, friend of the bride. She carried a white basket and tossed yellow rose petals, wearing a sleeveless white dress with layering organza ruffles. Guests were greeted by Shawna Graham of Mineral Wells, aunt of the bride.
Hunter Sams of Washington, cousin of the groom, served as the best man. The groomsmen were Josh Hall and Taylor Sams of Washington, cousins of the groom; Lance Hitt of Mineral Wells, and Eric Midcap of Washington, friends of the groom.
The groomsmen wore charcoal grey tuxedos with navy blue vests and necktie. The ring bearers were Keegan Stevens, nephew of the bride and Brantley Sams, cousin of the groom.
The ring bearers carried navy blue satin pillows with yellow sash, one accented with a broach that belonged to the bride’s late great-grandmother Ruth Ruble; the other accented with a broach worn by Ashley in her sister’s wedding. The pillows were handmade by the bride’s great aunt, Nancy Ruble of Mineral Wells. Ceremony music was provided by Taylor Sams who sang “Make You Love Me” during the lighting of the unity candle.
Following the ceremony, a dinner and dance reception was held at the Nemesis Shrine in Parkersburg.
The five-tiered stacked square and round white wedding cake with butter cream icing was made by the bride’s mother.
It was wrapped in navy blue and yellow ribbon with yellow rose accents and topped with two crystal hearts.
Photography and video was provided by the bride’s uncles, Douglas Ruble of St. Louis, Mo., and Timothy Graham of Mineral Wells.
Following a honeymoon to Myrtle Beach, S.C., the couple resides in Washington, W.Va.